DEWA launches 11 substations worth $466 M
UAE, Dubai: During the first half of 2022, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) commissioned a new 400/132 kV substation and ten 132/11 kV substations.
This is part of DEWA’s efforts to provide an advanced infrastructure that keeps pace with the increasing demand for energy in Dubai. The substations have a total conversion capacity of 3500 MVA. The projects included 400 kV overhead lines and 132 kV underground cables totalling 100 km to connect them with DEWA’s network.
The total cost of these substations reached $466 M (Dhs 1.715 B), with over 21 million safe working hours without injuries in accordance with the highest standards of security, health, and safety.
“Commissioning the new substations is part of DEWA’s efforts to increase the capacity and efficiency of the power transmission network in the area and meet the requirements of customers, developers, and the business sector,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
Al Tayer noted that the total value of DEWA’s investments between 2021 and 2024 is $2.7 B (Dhs 10 B). This includes 400 kV transmission projects and 132 kV projects. He explained that DEWA increases the capacity of electricity generation, transmission, and distribution networks based on the demand forecast up to 2031. These plans are implemented according to the highest quality standards while optimising resources.
Source: Gulf Business