DEWA awards the contract for Lusaily water reservoir
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, December 10 - 2012 at 12:33
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Promoting Dubai's leading position in the region as a global hub for trade, finance and tourism, and as part of its strategic plan to enhance the efficiency of its water networks to meet demand for its services and implement essential infrastructure projects, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the Dhs246m contract for the water reservoir project at Lusaily, which will have a storage capacity of 120 million gallons of desalinated water.
"This project is part of DEWA's strategy and efforts to support and enhance water transmission networks and increase quantities of water flow to meet the rapid growth and demand for water all over the Emirate. DEWA continuously supplies electricity and water at the highest levels of availability, reliability, efficiency and safety to support Dubai's development plans and to meet current and future customers' expectations," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
"The project includes constructing, testing and commissioning two reinforced concrete reservoirs with capacity of 60 million gallons each and connecting them to pipelines and the existing reservoir," added Al Tayer.
"It is estimated that the progress of works will be on schedule, and it is expected that works will be finished within 20 months. Then, the total storage capacity will reach 723 million gallons in comparison with 603 million gallons at present," concluded Al Tayer.
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