DEWA reveals $3B programme to construct electricity stations and substations

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has committed to a huge building programme which will greatly increase its electricity capacity.

Costing around $3bn in total, 91 stations and substations will be built across the emirate, adding to the 252 already in existence.

DEWA expects the project to last around three years.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, commented: “DEWA’s necessary investments total AED 81bn ($22bn) over the next five years. We aim to support and upgrade the capacity and efficiency of the transmission networks by providing a distinctive infrastructure and service facilities.”

This latest round of construction follows a busy 2017, which saw DEWA complete 21 substations of 400kV capacity and lay 1,150km of ground cables.

Source: Construction Global