Xylem helps Dubai Municipality pump out over 200,000 cubic metres of rainwater following heavy flooding

xylem shalakaUnprecedented rainwater flooding witnessed by the UAE last week was swiftly managed by the local authorities with support from global water technology company Xylem

Advanced water pumps were provided to clients for the pump-out operations, and a team was deployed on a priority basis to support critical on-ground work for four consecutive days.

To assist with the flood relief, Xylem put in motion its Godwin Dri-Prime Series. Godwin is the first Certified Manufacturer of FM Approved Flood Protection Pumps. Xylem’s Godwin pumps and service team were utilised in several key areas in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. The seven pumps mobilised had a total pumping capacity of over 6,000 cubic metres per hour. In total, over 200,000 cubic metres of water have been pumped out to date, with the final tally of water removed still to be calculated as pumping work continues in some locations.

In addition to supporting Dubai Municipality in one of the most efficient water-dispersal mobilisation operations seen in the region, Xylem also supported Mazaya Centre Mall and Dubai Canal while its pumps were used by partners in several key locations across the city. The pumps were also deployed in a residential district in Ras Al Khaimah, which features about 300 villas and a school. Whilst Xylem’s team had to overcome a number of challenges during the operation, the application of their knowledge and experience from international flood relief operations allowed them to overcome these.

Nick Slater, regional rental and services director, Xylem, said: “We are honoured to have supported the authorities in the UAE in mobilising one of the fastest and most efficient water dispersal operations to manage the unprecedented rainfall flooding in the past week. The success of such mobilisation works is driven by the speed in draining out water from inhabited areas to ensure the safety of the people within these communities."

The Godwin Dri-Prime Series, deployed in the UAE, is the first portable flood abatement pump to earn the seal of approval from FM Global, the largest private insurer of commercial and industrial properties worldwide. With a high flow pump (of up to 1150 M3/hr) and multiple suction/discharge sizes (100-300mm), the pump is specifically designed to prevent floodwater from reaching critical building systems and interior spaces. It is ideal for portable, stationary or permanent installations.

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