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DEWA awards $81m cabling contract

Deal will see extension of underground 132kV cable network

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The new 132kV will boost network efficiency and reliability. (GETTY IMAGES)
The new 132kV will boost network efficiency and reliability. (GETTY IMAGES)

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has signed a new US $81 million deal for a new 132kV underground transmission cable network. The project will extend Dubai’s cabling network, boosting the efficiency and reliability of the system.

“DEWA is moving forward in the implementation of vital projects, especially 132kV electricity transmission networks. This is to improve the efficiency of our networks, meet the growth and demand for services, especially in the field of infrastructure, and enhance access to these services to the highest levels of efficiency and reliability,” said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA CEO and MD.

“The project includes three phases, with the first phase focused on modifying loads in 132kV electricity transmission networks between Al Quoz and D Station in Jebel Ali. The second phase involves transferring cable loads between Bu Kadra station and the 400/132 kV substation at the Jebel Ali race course. The last phase is the extension of new 132kV cables, to transfer electricity to the network of Jebel Ali Port. The length of the new cable network is 274 km, and the scope of work includes supply, extension and connecting to existing networks. The project also includes adding voltage correction devices, master keys, and Gas-Insulated Substations in accordance with the new requirements of our new networks,” Al Tayer added.

The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2014.
 

 

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