Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has completed the Water Pumping Station project at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park. The station has a capacity of 7.5 million imperial gallons of water per day (MIGD). It cost AED 23.1 million (more than USD 6 million).
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said that the pumping station uses the latest world-class technologies as well as energy efficiency. Al Tayer emphasised that DEWA continues to develop the water network across all areas of Dubai through water production, transmission, and distribution projects according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, and efficiency. This is to meet the rapid growth and keep up with the growing demand for water in all areas of the Emirate through specific and reliable planning processes based on the latest foresight tools. Electricity and water infrastructure expansion plans are developed based on demand forecast in Dubai until 2030.
Abdullah Obaidullah, Executive Vice President of Water & Civil at DEWA, said that the pumping station fulfils the water demand of the different facilities and buildings at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and nearby areas. He also noted that the station uses clean energy from the solar park and can be operated remotely through the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.