NWC’s storage project in western Riyadh gathers pace

NWC water projects

National Water Company (NWC) said that the first and largest phase of its project that seeks to achieve a sustainable and secure water supply and meet the needs of the consumers in Riyadh has been implemented.

The project is part of NWC’s strategic plan to supply 4.6 million cubic meter capacity in its first phase at a cost SR1.8 billion.

Currently, the NWC is completing the initial stages of the first phase of the project in western Riyadh to supply 600,000 cubic meters of storage capacity at a cost of SR250 million.

Specialized companies were awarded contracts for this phase of the project in a previous tender. The work will come online gradually and is expected to reach maximum capacity by summer 2015, serving the west Riyadh neighborhoods of Laban, Aeryjae and Tuwaiq.

The source said that NWC has finalized contracts for the remaining part of the first-phase of the water storage project, providing an additional four million cubic meter capacity at a cost of approximately SR1.6 billion.

These projects are designed to cover any shortfall in the water supply caused by maintenance procedures, production problems or network failure, as part of NWC’s secure supply strategy. Work has already begun at four locations in Riyadh, and is scheduled to be completed in 18 months.

The statement said the first-phase projects were distributed at separate locations throughout the city to ensure continuity of supply, streamlined connectivity with networks and to avoid any failures in transmission lines, as the NWC implements its strategic plan for a secure and sustainable water supply to keep up with Riyadh’s construction boom.

The second phase of NWC’s strategy to build a sustainable and secure water supply for Riyadh will entail developing further storage capacity of 6 million cubic meters at a cost of SR2.6 billion.

The storage project includes the construction of main transmission lines with diameters of 300 mm to 2,000 mm and the provision of operational water tanks with capacities of 5,000 and 50,000 cubic meters, costing more than SR3 billion.

 
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