WJ Groundwater | Middle East

Expert in Groundwater Management and Control

WJ Groundwater leads the field in design, installation and maintenance of dewatering systems for construction sites. Since its beginnings in the UK in 1981, Dubai in 1999 and Qatar in 2007, WJ has provided groundwater control for numerous high-profile projects as well as a large number of small-scale works.

Acting as main or sub contractor, or consultant, WJ provides dependable solutions for any size project. Our unrivalled technical ability, experienced staff and track record of complete projects allow us to offer reliable, cost-effective dewatering solutions anywhere.

With our innovative approach in technology, WJ Groundwater are recognised as leading the way in groundwater management and control.

Talk to us about your next project to see how we can help you.

Our Services

From design to dewatering and plenty in between, our services are spread across five main areas.

Featured Projects

Skyscraper Tower, Business Bay

Skyscraper Tower, Business Bay

  • Dewatering and
  • groundwater control
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  • Pump Rooms for Lusail Development

    Pump Rooms for Lusail Development

  • Dewatering and
  • pump rooms
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  • Hamad International Airport Station Box

    Hamad International Airport Station Box

  • Precision. Accuracy. Patience
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  • Lymm UID Pumping Station Shaft

    Lymm UID Pumping Station Shaft

  • Water and waste water
  • upgrade works
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  • Dubai Water Canal Extensions

    Dubai Water Canal Extensions

  • Canal extensions
  • and deepwell dewatering
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  • Al Shuweihat S3 Power Plant Project

    Al Shuweihat S3 Power Plant Project

  • Drilling and deepwells
  • for Power Plant project
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  • About us

    WJ Groundwater’s Middle East team is comprised of highly skilled individuals with a wealth of expertise across Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar.

    Clients said

    • WJ designed and installed an effective solution to control the groundwater for our basement excavation and deep core areas. Their work was carried out efficiently, safely and to programme

      Stuart Jackson Project Manager – RHSC, Brookfield Multiplex, Edinburgh
    • ‘We were extremely pleased with the deep well dewatering systems designed, installed and operated by WJ Groundwater for our La Mer Project . A key benefit was their HDPE pipework that kept the site dry from leaks. They worked efficiently to programme and most importantly safely. The La Mer car park basement and chiller room dewatering was a great success and look forward to working with them again.’

      Muhammad Shahid Shabbir, Construction Director for Al Futtaim Carillion LLC – La Mer Project, Dubai, UAE
    • WJ’s installation team was excellent. The dewatering and groundwater recharge system worked as per WJ model & design. The works, including the Groundwater Treatment Plant setup and demobilisation, were carried out according to the programme. We received very good technical support with prompt production of monitoring data & reports.  Of special note was WJ‘s expertise in contractor assistance to mitigate risks for our forward planning.

      Site Agent / Design & Temp Works Manager, Hochtief Murphy JV
    • WJ designed and installed an effective solution to control the groundwater for our basement excavation. Their work was carried out efficiently, safely and to programme.

      Chris Grant Commercial Manager – Scottish Power HQ, Laing O’Rourke, Glasgow

    Latest News

    Find out about the latest news from WJ Groundwater

    • WJ Supports SmartReading Program

      SmartLife, a non-profit organization established in 2009 and which started as a voluntary group distributing food in labour camps has now expanded with a dozen projects under its banner. All projects are free of charge and work towards the betterment of blue collar workers in Dubai. Backed by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, private companies and Dubai Industrial Park – Tecom CSR Team, the diverse programs are the NGO’s way of expressing gratitude to the myriad workers behind the luxurious structures and towering skyscrapers that have become synonymous to the city of Dubai.

      WJ Groundwater supports SmartLife’s initiatives and has sent nine of our site personnel for evaluation and screening for the second batch of SmartReading Program, which aims to elevate their English speaking and reading skills. Ms. Manjula Ramakrishnan, SmartLife spokesperson and Project Lead for SmartReading remarked, “I truly appreciate this kind of enthusiasm from the [WJ] management side.” The training began on 8 September 2017 and will end on 26 January 2018. Every Friday, for the whole course duration, around 440 blue-collar workers will be taught from 3 to 5 PM by around 40 permanent and 8 substitute teachers divided into 18 classrooms in Al Quoz, Sonapur, JLT and Jebal Ali. Spoken English classes will cover topics such as food, transport, air travel, bank, visit to the doctor, family, work, health, fitness and other topics that will be useful for their everyday activities. Reading classes constitutes simple short stories.

      All our nine site personnel were selected so we have supplied their study materials and transportation to aid them on their learning experience. Mr Mohammad Farooq, one of our drivers, has expressed his eagerness, “I am very happy to attend the program and my communication skill has improved after attending few classes.”


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      UAE Update: Overpumping in Downtown Dubai

      WJ Groundwater is currently undertaking a large-scale sewage-overpumping project to facilitate the upgrading of existing substructures in Downtown Dubai. The excavations are taking place close to the famous Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

      The works are being completed for Dutco Balfour Beatty on behalf of their client Emaar Properties PJSC. WJ has mobilised and installed two large capacity sewage diesel pumps and all the pipework needed for pumping over 2,700m3 of sewage or water per hour.

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      Qatar Update: New Year, New Office Environment

      The beginning of a new era has been ushered in at the Doha headquarters in Qatar. WJ Groundwater Qatar has finally bid farewell to 2016, the Fereej Kulaib office and moved to new premises in Fereej Bin Omran. The move was finalised on the last day of February (2017). The project was led and chiefly organised by WJ Groundwater’s Doha-based office staff, headed by Admin Officer Randy Lazaro with aplomb.

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