Work under way on $1bn power transmission projects in Dubai

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has announced that work is currently under way on power transmission network projects worth more than AED4.2 billion ($1.14 billion). In the first six months, it  commissioned seven new 132 kV substations.


Announcing this today (September 3), Dewa said this was in line with its efforts to boost the reliability and availability of energy transmission system in the emirate.


Its adoption of the latest disruptive technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, smart technologies and innovative practices in all its services and operations, has contributed to achieving 100% in the reliability and availability of the energy transmission system in Dubai.


In another key achievement, the Dubai utility said it has commissioned seven new 132 kV substations during the first half of the year at an investment of over AED962 million ($262 million). 


Completing the substations in Al Jaddaf, Al Hebiah Fourth, Al Rigga, Jebel Ali Port, Marsa Dubai, Al Yufrah, and Jebel Ali 2, required more than 6.8 million safe working hours, said Dewa in a statement. 


The projects involved laying of 36 km of 132kV ground cables, it added.


Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa said: "The total cost of the new 132 kV substations with a conversion capacity of 1050 megavolt-amperes (MVA), exceeded AED962 million using the latest global technologies," he noted.


According to him, these initiatives help meet the requirements of the comprehensive sustainable development plans and supports the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan. 


Hussain Lootah, Executive Vice President of Transmission Power at Dewa, said: "The total number of transmission substations across Dubai reached 368 stations by the end of the first half of 2023."


"These include 27 400kV substations and 341 132 kV substations, in addition to 25 132 kV substations under construction," he added.-TradeArabia News Service





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