Works include the supply, extension and commissioning of the pipeline, which runs along the Jebel Ali to Al Hebab Road, according to state news agency, WAM.
The programme supports DEWA’s strategic plan to improve the efficiency and reliability of its water network to cope with the growing demand and increased water flow in Dubai.
Forty six percent of the project, stretching a distance of 14.5KM, is completed, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, was quoted in the report.
The programme will see the extension of 27KM of 1,200mm-diametre glass reinforced epoxy main water pipelines to increase water flow along the Jebel Ali-Al Hebab road to meet the increasing water demands in Nakhli, Al Aweer, Al Qudra, and Dubai International Endurance City as well as projects along the Al Ain road.
The water transmissions will be monitored remotely at all times from a control centre. This will help identify water losses and detect breakdowns in the network and be able to fix them quickly.
Expected date of completion of the project is May 2018.
Meanwhile, WAM has also reported that the Authority has awarded contracts valued at $25.85 million to a list of companies for the supply of 1,290KM of low-voltage cables for household connections in order to meet growing demands in electricity.