US-based Parsons has secured a contract to provide feasibility studies and preliminary design services for an AED6.4bn ($1.74bn) sewer project in Dubai.
Under the contract awarded by Dubai Municipality, engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm Parsons will provide services for two deep wastewater tunnels and associated link sewers.
The company’s services include the feasibility studies, the preliminary design, the tender preparation and support, along with programme management of the detailed design and construction phases, and supervision of the construction phase of the primary tunnels and pumping station.
The tunnels, with a combined length of more than 70km, will cover the key catchments of Deira and Bur Dubai, supported by about 140km sewerage links and pumping stations.
Upon completion, the project will eliminate over 100 pump stations across the city that presently transfer wastewater to treatment plants in Al Warsan and Jabal Ali.
Parsons Group president Mike Walsh said: “This project is significant to Dubai Municipality and its role in the development of Dubai as a global city.
“Parsons has extensive success managing complex and challenging wastewater projects around the world; we look forward to providing our services to Dubai Municipality.”
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.