Dewa 120MIGD water reservoir passes 80 per cent completion
6 Jul 2021
Construction works on the 120 million imperial gallons (MIG) Al-Nakhali water reservoir, being developed by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa), are now more than 81 per cent complete
Construction works on the 120 million imperial gallons (MIG) Al-Nakhali water reservoir, being developed by Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa), are now more than 81 per cent complete, Dewa has revealed.
The 287.8m ($78m) project is due to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2021.
“The construction of the 120 MIG reservoir in Al-Nakhali and another 60 MIG reservoir in Al-Lusaily supports DEWA’s strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of water networks, raise water flow and volume of water reserves to meet the growing demand and sustainable development in Dubai. We aim to increase the storage capacity of Dubai to 1002 MIG compared to the current capacity of 815 MIG,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa, was quoted in a press release about the project.
Dewa recently revealed that installed capacity of desalinated water in the emirate had reached 490 million imperial gallons a day (MIGD) following the commissioning of new reverse osmosis (RO) units at it Jebel Ali power and water plant.
Dewa has 43 multi-stage-flash (MSF) desalination units with a total production capacity of 427MIGD at Jebeli Ali. The utility also has two RO plants with a production capacity of 63MIGD at its Jebel Ali production facility.
Dewa is aiming to significantly increase Dubai’s RO capacity to reach 303MIGD by 2030 - with the result that RO will account for 42 per cent of the total desalination capacity in the emirate, up from 13 per cent today.
Dewa is planning for the total installed desalination capacity to reach 730MIGD in 2030.
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