DEWA awards AED 1bn contract for new headquarters constructions

The Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has awarded AED 981.96 million contract for the construction of its new headquarters, Al-Shera’a, to a consortium comprising Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting and Ghantoot Gulf Contracting.

Under the contract, the construction of the project will be completed within 30 months, according to a statement released on Saturday by Government of Dubai’s media office.

“By building Al-Shera’a, we establish a global benchmark for buildings that achieve a balance between development and the environment, to protect the right of future generations to live in a clean, healthy and safe environment,” CEO of DEWA Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said.

DEWA previously awarded an AED 46 million contract for the first phase of construction to Dutco Balfour Beatty, bringing the total cost of construction to more than AED 1 billion.

Al Shera’a will have 15 floors, a basement, and 4 floors of car parking. It will comprise more than 20,000 square metres of photovoltaic solar panels rated to over 4,000 kilowatts.

DEWA’s new headquarters will be directly linked to Jadaf metro station by a bridge, which will encourage the use of public transport for the reduction of traffic and the carbon emissions.

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