Dubai Water Supply Problem Solved

  • 16 years ago
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Dubai’s booming real estate industry and expected population growth means huge expected demands on its infrastructure. One area that will always be a concern in such a hot country is the supply of water. This now appears to be taken care of with the announcement that Dubai will have the worlds largest reservoir
The Mammut Group begins work on giant storage tanks to hold 180 million gallons of water. Construction of the reservoirs will take 15 months with preliminary prefabrication work being carried out at Mammut Group’s 300,000 square metre facilities at Dubai’s Technopark. 
“On completion the three reservoirs will contain a total of 180 million gallons of drinking water, marking a major milestone in Dubai’s expansion of its utility infrastructure,” said Behzad Ferdows, Chairman and CEO of the Dubai-headquartered Mammut Group.
The Mushrif reservoirs are part of a AED12 billion ($3.3 billion) package of infrastructure projects recently unveiled by Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) designed to meet the water and electricity demands of all existing and planned projects in the emirate.
According to DEWA statistics, Dubai currently has a water capacity of 262 million gallons a day – due to rise to nearly 800 million gallons a day by 2015. The Mushrif reservoirs will expand DEWA’s current water storage capacity from 235 million gallons to 415 million gallons.
Announcing the package of expansion projects, Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, said they would “satisfy the unprecedented growth in demand for DEWA’s services for the ambitious projects in progress.”
The three giant Mushrif reservoirs will:
• Cover a total area of approximately 165,000 square metres
• Measure 372 metres in length, by 169 metres in width and 5.6 metres in depth
• Consume 270,000 cubic metres of concrete
• Use 27,000 tonnes of reinforcing steel

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