FEWA announces projects worth $2.7bn
Investments aimed at meeting increasing demand for power and water
The UAE’s Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) has announced that it is launching projects valued at US $2.7 billion to help meet increasing demand on power and water capabilities. FEWA General Manager Mohammed Mohammed Saleh, speaking to Al Ittihad Newspaper, said that his organisation “was able to adapt its projects to meet the increasing demand on power and water in the UAE thanks to the directives and support from President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum”.
During the first phase of the scheme – carried out last year – electricity projects valued at $1.35 billion were aimed at increasing the grid transfer capacity to 7100MV, and boosting distribution grid capacity from 4400MV to 6600MV.
The second project phase, with a value of $350 million, covers Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Dhaid, Deba and Fujairah.
Saleh also said that the Government of Abu Dhabi is aiming to meet 95% of total electricity demand from all emirates by 2013, as well as boosting desalination capacity from 30% to 41% by the end of 2012.