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Dewa to award $3bn power project contracts in 3 years

DUBAI, July 7, 2018

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is set to award contracts worth Dh11.4 billion ($3.1 billion) for the construction of 85 new 132/11kV substations and six 400/132kV substations over the next three years.
 
This is part of Dewa's efforts to support and upgrade the capacity and efficiency of electricity transmission networks, said a statement from the Dubai utility firm.
 
Dewa has already awarded the contract for the construction of electricity transmission projects, worth Dh1.05 billion ($285 million), including a 400/132kV substations, two 132/11 kV substations, and 75km of 132kV ground cables. 
 
On the new contracts, Managing Director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, said: "We work to achieve the vision of our wise leadership and to implement the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in line with Dewa’s vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility."
 
Dewa is in need of investments worth Dh81 billion over the next five years to meet the growing demand for energy and all the needs of sustainable development in Dubai, stated the top official.
 
"In 2017, 21 400kV substations were completed, with 1,150km of ground cables. We aim to support and upgrade the capacity and efficiency of the transmission networks by providing a distinctive infrastructure and service facilities, to meet the sustainable development needs of Dubai, and provide electricity and water services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency," he added.
 
According to him, there are currently 252 132/11kV substations, with 16 inaugurated this year.
 
"We consider the highest standards in quality and safety when building substations and we adopt the latest technologies, to serve Dubai's ambitious urban and economic plans," he added.-TradeArabia News Service



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