Dubai Municipality has completed the second phase of the expansion of Jebel Ali Sewage Treatment Plant at a cost of AED1.3 billion and a capacity of 375,000m3 of water, thus taking the combined capacity of Warsan and Jebel Ali plants to about one million cubic metres, with the possibility of future expansion of three more stages.
Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality said: “This expansion will cover the Expo and other areas of development and can accommodate the continued and future population growth with high efficiency. It will also support the strategy of the provision and preparedness of infrastructure. The combined capacity of our plants in Warsan and Jebel Ali has reached one million cubic metres of wastewater per day. We have also reduced the cost of treating these cubic metres of wastewater to make this the world’s lowest expansion.”
Al Hajri added: “What is unique about this project is the participation of a young UAE cadre of 13 engineers, including three females.”