DEWA empowers Dubai’s energy transmission network with AED4.2 bn projects

Authority inaugurated seven new 132 kV substations in H1
DEWA empowers Dubai’s energy transmission network with AED4.2 bn projects
DEWA (Photo Credit: WAM)

DEWA, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, recently revealed that it is currently engaged in power transmission network projects valued at over AED4.2 billion ($1.14 billion). During the initial half of the year, DEWA successfully inaugurated seven new 132 kV substations.

The authority emphasized that these endeavors align with its commitment to enhance the dependability and accessibility of the energy transmission system in the emirate.

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In addition, DEWA has played a pivotal role in attaining a remarkable 100 percent reliability and availability of Dubai’s energy transmission system. They achieved this by embracing cutting-edge technologies from the Fourth Industrial Revolution. DEWA also incorporated smart solutions and implemented innovative practices across its services and operations.

In a related development, the Dubai utility made an announcement. They successfully commissioned seven new 132 kV substations. This achievement happened in the first half of the year. The project involved a substantial investment of over AED962 million ($262 million).

DEWA stated that the construction of the substations in Al Jaddaf, Al Hebiah Fourth, Al Rigga, Jebel Ali Port, Marsa Dubai, Al Yufrah, and Jebel Ali 2 was accomplished with over 6.8 million safe working hours dedicated to the project.

Moreover, as part of these projects, the installation of 36 km of 132kV ground cables was undertaken, according to DEWA.

Significant role

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and CEO of DEWA, highlighted that the total cost of the new 132 kV substations exceeded AED962 million. These substations are equipped with a conversion capacity of 1050 megavolt-amperes (MVA). He further highlighted that the implementation of the latest global technologies played a significant role in achieving this milestone.

According to him, these initiatives align with the objectives of the comprehensive sustainable development plans. They also contribute to the implementation of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.

Furthermore, Hussain Lootah, the executive vice president of Transmission Power at DEWA, made an additional statement. He mentioned that the total count of transmission substations in Dubai had reached 368 stations. This accomplishment was achieved by the conclusion of the first half of 2023.

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