DEWA to install 2 US$208m substations this year
Al Barsha & Jebel Ali Horse Race substations to be 400/132KV capacity
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) continues its development projects to upgrade the power capacity of its infrastructure and to keep pace with the growth of demand for its services and meet its aspirations to optimise these services so as to achieve efficiency and reliability.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) as part of its initiatives to boost its power capacity infrastructure is to install, test and commission two substations with a capacity of 400/132 KV at Al Barsha and Jebel Ali Horse Race, are about to be completed. The total cost of the project is up to AED 764millions (US$208 million).
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer MD and CEO of DEWA stated: “DEWA’s efforts come within the framework of enhancing the efficiency of power grids to meet the growth on demand for DEWA’s services and pursuit with the implementation of its vital projects especially in the field of infrastructure.”
“This project aims basically to uplift the electricity distribution capacity at Al Barsha and Jebel Ali Horse Race. This project comprises two Substations with a capacity of 400/132 KV, and each of them contains 4 transformers with a capacity of 505 MVA. Al Barsha Substation will be connected to both L and D Stations, while Jebel Ali Horse Race Substation will be connected to G Station. The first substation at Al Barsha will serve Al Barsha area, whereas the second one will serve Nad Al Sheba,” Al Tayer further added.
It is estimated that works in Al Barsha Substation will be completed in March 2011, while Jebel Ali Horse Race Substation will be finished in October of this year.