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Dewa commissions 8 new substations worth $231m

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is continuing with its development projects, having commissioned eight new 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations with a total cost of Dh850 million ($231 million) since the start of the year.

These have a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes (MVA) with 16 km of high-voltage 132 kV cable to connect different areas of Dubai. This ensures the efficiency, reliability, and availability of Dewa’s 132 kV transmission networks.

“Commissioning these new substations supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to enhance economic and social development in the emirate. It also aligns with the continuous growth of Dubai and achieves the objectives of our strategies, especially the UAE Vision 2021; Dubai Plan 2021; and the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa.

“In line with our vision to become a globally leading sustainable innovative corporation, we contribute to enhancing the infrastructure and facilities in Dubai according to the highest international standards. This enhances the economic development of the UAE and consolidates its position as a globally leading economic hub.

“The power transmission plants are built according to the highest standards of quality and safety. The substations adopt state-of-the-art digital technologies, contributing to promoting their efficiency and reliability, and highlight the construction and economic development plans for Dubai” added Al Tayer.

The total cost of these projects has reached Dh850 million, increasing the total to 293 132/11kV substations. Dewa is currently testing 12 new 132/11 kV substations which are due to become operational in the second quarter of 2020, at an estimated cost of Dh1.5 billion.

Commissioning these stations will raise the total to 305 substations and will cater to the growing demand for electricity for multiple uses and ensures the continuity and stability of supply for different customers all the time. – TradeArabia News Service