FEWA has launched work on two new lines to transport water from the desalination plant.
The Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) has launched work on two new lines to transport water from the desalination plant that is being established in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain with a total capacity of 150 million gallons per day upon the completion of its three phases.
One of the two lines serves Bateen Al Samar area in Ras Al Khaimah, which length reaches about 14.5 km, while the second line serves the Emirate of Ajman, passing through several areas in Umm Al Quwain, and its length reaches about 32 km, and the cost of the two projects amounts to 212.5 million dirhams.
Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, Director General of FEWA, said that the new transmission lines serve many new residential areas in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain, and their implementation comes among several other projects that include a number of transmission lines that will connect the new water desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain with a number of areas covered by the authority.
This includes the establishment of internal distribution networks, as well as the establishment of major storage and distribution centers, pointing out that the two projects are being implemented in conjunction with the inauguration of work in the first phase of the water desalination plant in Umm Al Quwain that is scheduled to start the actual production at the end of next year 2021 with a capacity of 50 million gallons per day, and the total project capacity, upon completion of the remaining phases, amounts to 150 million.
Saleh continued: During the recent period, the Authority conducted a study on the future needs of water until 2036 for the areas it covers, and it shows that the needs of these areas amount to 260 million gallons per day, and the authority is working to provide them through the establishment of desalination plants with large production capacity.