DEWA launches new Dhs106m substation in Jebel Ali
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, December 22 - 2012 at 10:31
- PRESS RELEASE
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has activated a new main 132/11 kV Substation with a capacity of 150 Megavolt Amperes (MVA) at the horse racecourse in Jebel Ali at a cost of Dhs95m, and has extended underground its existing network of 132 kV cables at cost of Dhs11m.
"In accordance with its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, DEWA is contributing effectively to the economic and social development of Dubai and promoting the Emirate as a global hub for trade, finance and tourism by providing electricity and water services at the highest levels of availability, efficiency and reliability. DEWA is committed to improving the efficiency of its networks and executing new vital projects to enhance its infrastructure," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
"At a cost up to Dhs106m, the project aims to enhance the capacity of DEWA's grids of power transmission to the horse racecourse in Jebel Ali. DEWA has extended underground cables with capacity of 132 kV at a length of 400 metre to be connected with the main 132/11 kV transformation substation in The Greens area and the main 400/132 kV transformation substation in Al Barsha area. This will optimize its efficiency and reliability and ensure uninterrupted and stable power supply to all segments of consumers at all times," added Al Tayer.
"These substations apply and use the most state-of-the-art digital technologies of transformation substations, contributing to promoting their efficiency and reliability. These relentless efforts will serve Dubai's ambitious urban and economic growth plans. Currently, we have 22 substations with a capacity of 132 KV under construction. Furthermore, the existing substations in the grid are being developed by raising the transformer capacity and introducing the latest approved world technologies," concluded Al Tayer.
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