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Strategic Water Projects for Etihad Water and Electricity

Building a long-lasting water transmission infrastructure for a sustainable water future

  • 150M

    Gallons Water/Day

  • 406KM


  • United Arab Emirates

    United Arab Emirates

A new water network for the UAE

With population growth in the emirates of Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah as well as several new commercial and industrial megaprojects planned, the region requires significant water infrastructure. Etihad Water and Electricity (EtihadWE) needs their water production and transmission infrastructure to meet short-, medium-, and long-term water demands.

We were appointed by EtihadWE to design, tender, and oversee the construction of a water transmission network across the Emirates. The network will deliver 682,000 cubic meters of water per day, produced by a new desalination plant. With our Dubai office leading a global design team, we collaborated to design and supervise 22 reservoirs and four pumping stations interconnected by 406 kilometers of pipelines, as well as an integrated control system. This scheme links major areas served by EtihadWE, making them more efficient in controlling and distributing water—the digital platform will monitor and reduce water losses and prioritize maintenance work.

These 29 vital projects combine to form a new water transmission network, supporting water security and providing water for residential, industrial, and agricultural sectors. The network allows EtihadWE to halt operation of older thermal desalination plants, reducing the associated emissions of carbon dioxide. 

At a Glance

  • Etihad Water and Electricity
Meet Our Team

Babak Bozorgy, Technical Director - Water

Water is the essence of life. It is a scarce and precious resource and should not be taken for granted. At Stantec, we work with communities to promote the value of water.

Abdelazim Sherif, Senior Associate, Manager - Structures

Structural design for us means support—supporting loads, supporting other disciplines, and supporting innovative ideas.
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Amr Mohamed, Team Leader - Wet Infrastructure Design (Dubai)

Engineering is the art of arriving at a good solution. This is a creative field, involving imagination and deliberate choice.
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Siavash Pashootan, Practice Leader – Conveyance Infrastructure, Water, Australia

Working on multidisciplinary projects is my preference—but it’s achieving client satisfaction and community benefits that make my day.
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Babak Bozorgy

Technical Director - Water

Abdelazim Sherif

Senior Associate, Manager - Structures

Amr Mohamed

Team Leader - Wet Infrastructure Design (Dubai)

Siavash Pashootan

Practice Leader – Conveyance Infrastructure, Water, Australia

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