Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has started 6 projects to extend 132kV cables to connect 6 132/11kV substations.
The project strengthens and enhances the 132/11kV power transmission network by connecting these substations to existing power networks to increase efficiency and reliability.
The new projects underline DEWA’s continuous efforts to enhance the capacity and efficiency of its power transmission network to achieve its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility.
"DEWA is working to achieve its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, by continuously expanding and enhancing its capabilities and services, and provide the required supply of electricity in line with the directives of Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. These efforts also meet the increasing demand for electricity from all customer segments and promote the position of Dubai as a global hub for trade, finance, tourism and sustainability. That’s why DEWA adopts a strategy and future plan to constantly enhance the efficiency and reliability of its infrastructure through such projects to contribute to the economic growth and prosperity of the Emirate," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
"The 6 projects, totalling AED 90 million, include supply, excavation work, and laying, testing, and commissioning of new 132 kV cables and connecting them to the 132/11kV substations in Jebel Ali, Burj Khalifa area, Dubai Land, Al Quoz, and Nad Al Sheba. Connecting these substations to the existing ones in these vital areas in Dubai will increase efficiency, reliability, and ensure stable and uninterrupted supply to all customers at all times," added Al Tayer.
DEWA’s strategic plan aims to meet the requirements of the different sectors of the local economy as well as maintain a margin of reserve to fulfil any other requirements that might arise.
Work on these projects commenced at the end of September 2013.