Parsons awarded wastewater tunnels project in UAE

Parsons was recently awarded a contract by Dubai Municipality for two deep wastewater tunnels and associated link sewers. The two tunnels are required to support Dubai’s strategic 50-year master plan and cover the key catchments of Deira and Bur Dubai.

The primary objectives for the project are to reduce the overall cost of treating wastewater in the Emirate, reduce carbon emissions through the use of gravity systems and decreased power consumption, and prepare for Dubai’s expected population growth. The total combined length of the tunnels will be more than 70 km, supported by approximately 140 km of link sewers and key pumping stations. When complete, the project will eliminate more than 100 pump stations throughout the city that currently transfer wastewater to treatment plants in Al Warsan and Jabal Ali.

“This project is significant to Dubai Municipality and its role in the development of Dubai as a global city,” said Mike Walsh, Parsons Group President. “Parsons has extensive success managing complex and challenging wastewater projects around the world; we look forward to providing our services to Dubai Municipality.”

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