DEWA activates new $38m IMPZ substation
New 132/11kV project part of plans to increase grid capacity
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has activated a new 132/11kV substation with a capacity of 150 Megavolt Amperes, in Dubai’s International Media Production Zone (IMPZ). The project, valued at US $38 million, is part of DEWA’s project to boost grid capacity and efficiency across Dubai.
The existing network of 132kV underground cables has also been extended as part of the project, at a cost of $6 million.
“In line with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to enhance Dubai’s leading position in the region and promote its role as a global hub for economy and finance, DEWA is always keen to continue its vital projects to enhance, update and optimise its infrastructure to reach the highest levels of efficiency and reliability,” said DEWA CEO and MD, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
“With total costs of around AED 140 million, this project aims to enhance the efficiency and capacity of DEWA’s grids to transmit electricity to International Media Production Zone. Three-kilometre 132kV ground cables have been laid to connect DEWA’s transmission grids to the main 11/132kV substation at the International Media Production Zone and to the main 132/400kV transformation substation at Jebel Ali Gardens. This will enhance efficiency and reliability while ensuring uninterrupted and stable supplies to all consumers at all times,” he added.