ADSSC has completed 92% of the project (STEP) and fully completed the first phase of the project and in-progress to continue 100% of the second phase, which includes connecting sub-networks.
H.E Abdullah Musleh Al Ahbabi ADSSC Chairman said: “the third phase has reached an advanced level in concerns of the main pumping station in Al Wathba, and most construction works of the pumping rooms, surrounding buildings, electricity rooms, generators and byways. Eight pumps with a capacity of 1.9 million cubic meters of water per day had been assembled. As well as the two 40 Megawatt electricity generators and all necessary electrical wires.”
A delegate from ADSSC visited the site to inspect the progress in the pumping station in Al Wathba, which is considered the last checkpoint of the project.
H.E Al Ahbabi and Eng. Mubarak Obeid Al Dhaheri, Chairman and Deputy Managing Director respectively, made an inspecting visit to the site to check the progress of the project and construction sites.
Al Ahbabi said: “STEP comes into a strategy within Abu Dhabi’s general agenda. This agenda determines the sublime vision of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE and his pursuance to develop a confident and safe society and to build a sustainable and globally competitive economy.” He also confirmed that ADSSC works hard to support its accomplishments in different fields. Such as socially developed society and economically sustained country. Nevertheless, throughout the support of both His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and His Highness Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Deputy President of the Executive Council, to determine policies and strategies in order to enhance the services and entrench a new methods of work so the country will guarantee executing the best globally standards projects under the best specifications.
The project STEP costs about 5.7 billion AED; it is considered the best economical solution, which provides a new sewerage system efficiently to cover the needs of the growing population and construction in Abu Dhabi Island and its suburbs.
STEP consists of deep tunnel with length of 41 Km, and 5.5 Diameter. It also has link sewers with length of 45 Km connecting 34 stations built in the deep tunnel which are planned to be removed and a main pumping station located in Al Wathba.