A new water bottling facility in Dubai will feature a 1km-long monorail to transport goods, it has been announced.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), led the ground-breaking of Mai Dubai’s new expansion project in Yalayis off Al Qudra Road in Dubai.
The project consists of two phases that will be completed by mid-2018 and will more than double the current production capacity of Mai Dubai, which is owned by DEWA, a statement said.
“The launch of the Mai Dubai bottled drinking-water company and factory supports the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to provide potable water according to the highest international standards and make Dubai the happiest city on earth for residents and visitors,” said Al Tayer.
“The project will allow Mai Dubai to raise the level of competition in the bottled water industry, locally and globally, by implementing best practices and the latest technologies in this field,” he added.
Jay Andres, CEO of Mai Dubai, said the new facility “will be a key to our ongoing competitiveness and pursuit of innovative solutions”.
Mai Dubai’s commercial production began in March 2014.
The factory produces low-sodium water with a balanced blend of minerals bottled in small and medium-size bottles of 1.5 litres, 500ml, 330ml and 200ml, as well as five-gallon bottles. To date, Mai Dubai has exported its products to several countries in Asia, Africa, Europe and the GCC.