DEWA launches new $28.6m substation
New 132/11kV substation to support network in Dubai Marina
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it has launched a new 132/11kV substation with a capacity of 150 megavolt amperes in Dubai Marina. The project, valued at US $28.6 million, is aimed at supporting network capacity in the Marina area.
“DEWA is focusing on enhancing the efficiency of its networks to meet growing demand. We are moving forward with the implementation of key projects, demonstrating our vision to become a sustainable, world-class utility and contributing to the social and economic development of the Emirate of Dubai. By providing stable and uninterrupted supplies of electricity and water, we are extending support to consolidate Dubai’s leading position in the region, and strengthen its role as an economic and financial destination,” explained H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, DEWA CEO and MD.
“The new project aims to strengthen the capacity of our networks to provide electricity in the Dubai Marina area. We have extended an additional 320 metres of 132 kV ground cables to connect the new substation to the main distribution station at The Palm Jumeirah, and the distribution station in Jebel Ali, which will result in increased stability of supplies to our customers, at all times,” he added.
DEWA says that it has another 17 substations under construction, in addition to upgrade works on existing sites.