DEWA doubles water connections between 2016-2020 despite challenges – MEP MiddleEast

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UAE
  • Date: 07/21/2021
  • Source: MEP Middle…
  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Country: UAE

DEWA doubles water connections between 2016-2020 despite challenges – MEP MiddleEast

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has doubled water connections between 2016 and 2020. The number of new water connections increased to 67,768 in 2020 compared to 31,108 in 2016, an increase of around 118%. The total number of water connections increased from 666,006 in 2016 to 911,509 by the end of May 2021, an increase of around 37%. The growth of water demand is due to new projects across different economic sectors. DEWA maintains a surplus in production to meet the reserve margin for peak water demand.  DEWA’s installed capacity of desalinated water is 490 Million Imperial Gallons per Day (MIGD). Peak water demand has reached 378 MIGD. DEWA currently has 43 Multi-Stage Flash (MSF) water desalination units with a total production capacity of 427 MIGD of water at the D-, E-, G-, K-, L, and M Stations. It also has 2 SWRO plants with a production capacity of 63 MIGD. DEWA’s total production capacity of desalinated water is 490 MIGD at the Jebel Ali Power Plant and Desalination Complex. The managing director at chief executive officer of DEWA, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: “Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime…