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Asset Enhancement Scheme Phase 1

Up-sizing underground utilities to serve future communities

  • 63KM

    Of Sewers

  • 17

    Work Shafts

  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This strategic sewerage system enhancement project is preparing Abu Dhabi’s sewerage system for a busy future

The population of Abu Dhabi Emirate is estimated to reach 4.9 million by 2040, compared to 2.5 million in 2015. This means that the sewage networks to serve the communities need some dramatic upsizing. Our teams took up task as lead design consultant followed by construction oversight across three major elements of the Asset Enhancement Scheme (AES)—a program of works for up sizing the sewerage network.

The project included design and construction of 63 kilometers of sewers up to 40 meters deep, elimination of over 25 pumping stations, and design of temporary pumping works. Ultimately these assets will gravitate the sewage to a new deep tunnel sewer and centralized wastewater treatment facilities, where it will be treated and reclaimed for irrigation in this arid environment.

Technical challenges included micro tunneling of large diameter pipes in loose soil strata with high ground water and re-design of drop shafts to deal with unforeseen site conditions.  Both challenges resulted in innovative techniques to stop upward floating of pipes and a new down sized drop shaft design that is now a proven solution for future projects.

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Meet Our Team

Tayeb Yacine, Regional Technical Director

As an engineer, I am proud of our contributions to the well-being of communities through water, the essence of life, particularly in the Middle East.
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Wessam Daoud, Geographic Leader, MENA Region

Stantec is set to be a key partner in the vision to build a thriving Middle East, from sustainable communities to autonomous transportation.
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Khalid Talaat, Client Services Manager

Our clients want partners they can trust to deliver infrastructure they can depend on—this is what drives my work.
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Yacoub Petro, Regional Project Management and Commercial Lead

General technical work requires a straightforward effort—creative work demands combining passion with direction.
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  • Tayeb Yacine

    Regional Technical Director

  • Wessam Daoud

    Geographic Leader, MENA Region

  • Khalid Talaat

    Client Services Manager

  • Yacoub Petro

    Regional Project Management and Commercial Lead

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