DEWA finishes 14 substations in first half of 2012
Two 400kV substations completed at total cost of $245m
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the completion of two 400kV substations during the first half of 2012, at a total project cost of US $245 million. The completed projects join 12 132kV substations – costing $490 million – that have also been finished during 2012. DEWA is currently engaged on a large-scale effort to boost network reliability across its transmission grids.
“DEWA is working to improve the efficiency and reliability of its networks to support the completion of key projects, specifically those for infrastructure, to meet growing demand for its services. Our efforts accord with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to consolidate Dubai’s position as a global hub for trade, finance and tourism,” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA MD and CEO.
“DEWA has also awarded a new contract to enhance the reliability and effectiveness of its high-voltage transmission network through the use of the most modern global technologies, such as Static Var Compensators,” he added.
DEWA is also currently engaged with work on two additional 400kV substations, together with the installation of 132 kilometres of overhead and ground lines for the 400kV network. In addition, 27 new 132kV substation projects are also underway.