Dewa commissions 8 new substations worth $231 M
UAE, Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is continuing with its development projects, having commissioned eight new 132 / 11 kV substations with a total cost of $231 M (Dh850 M) since the start of the year.
These substations have a conversion capacity of 150 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.
“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” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa.
The total cost of these projects has reached $231 M, increasing the total to 293 132 / 11 kV 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 $408 M (Dh1.5 B).
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.
“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 to make the UAE the world’s leading nation,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa.
Source: Trade Arabia