Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded the contract for the construction of electricity transmission projects worth AED1.05bn ($285m).
As per the contract, the construction will include a 400/132kV substation, two 132/11 kV substations, and around 75km of 132kV ground cables. This is part of DEWA’s efforts to support and upgrade the capacity and efficiency of electricity transmission networks.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “DEWA’s necessary investments total AED81bn over the next five years. In 2017, 21 400kV substations were completed, with 1,150km of ground cables. We aim to support and upgrade the capacity and efficiency of the transmission networks by providing a distinctive infrastructure and service facilities, to meet the sustainable development needs of Dubai, and provide electricity and water services according to the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency."
Al Tayer said that there are currently 252 132/11kV substations, with 16 inaugurated in 2018. DEWA is currently working to build 85 stations over the next three years at a total value of AED9bn, and 6 400/132kV substations worth AED 2.4bn.