DEWA launches $39.2m Jebel Ali substation
New 132/11kV station commissioned in Jebel Ali Free Zone
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has commissioned a new principle substation in Jebel Ali Free Zone. The new 132/11kV station, with a transmission capacity of 150 MVA, has cost US $29.5 million, and has also necessitated laying 132kV underground cabling valued at a further $9.7 million.
“This AED 144 million project will enhance DEWA’s network capacity to transmit power to the south Jebel Ali Free Zone, with 4.75 kilometres of underground cables offering a voltage of 132kV. It connects the new station to the main 132/11kV substation in north Jebel Ali Free Zone, and the main 400/132kV substation located in the south Jebel Ali Free Zone, guaranteeing constant and reliable services to all consumers at all times,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
Al Tayer has said that the new stations feature the latest digital technology available for substations, and will facilitate Dubai’s plans in the construction and economic sectors.
“The upgrading of existing stations is only an extension of the main projects, which involves the construction of 29 new substations with voltage capacity of 132kV,” he adds.