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UAE – DEWA awards Dhm981m construction contract for new headquarters

UAE’s Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has assigned a construction contract worth over Dhs981m for its new headquarters to a consortium comprising Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting and Ghantoot Gulf Contracting.
Construction of the structure, called Al-Shera’a (Arabic for sail), is required to be complete within 30 months.
DEWA previously wins the first phase of construction, worth Dhs46m, to Dutco Balfour Beatty, which brings the total cost of the building’s construction to over Dhs1bn.
Al Shera’a will be made in Jadaf in Dubai and will be the ‘tallest, largest, and smartest’ government zero energy building in the world.
With a made-up area of over 2 million square feet, the building will have 15 floors, a basement and four floors of car parking.
The building can house more than 5,000 people.
Facilities will comprise a 500-people auditorium, training halls, a creativity center, an exhibition hall, a nursery for the children of female employees, and a gym. It will also feature an open courtyard, which will have sustainable gardens and will be directly joined to Jadaf metro station by a bridge.
The building will have over 20,000 square meters of photovoltaic solar panels rated to over 4,000 kilowatts. It will generate over 6,500 megawatt-hours a year of renewable energy.
Total energy applied in the building during a year will be equal to or less than the energy produced on-site during that year and it is intended to use 50 percent less water than regular buildings.
DEWA will later publish two more phases to implement work on the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the photovoltaic solar systems for the building, a statement said.

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