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DEWA enhances efficiency of transmission network

Adopting the latest technologies will cost US $64mn.

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Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority ( DEWA ) is moving forward with a series of planned projects to develop, install and launch new substations in different areas of Dubai. This reflects DEWA 's goal to enhance the efficiency of 400 kV Static Var Compensator transmission networks by adopting the latest technologies and introducing state-of-the-art equipment at a total cost of US $64mn.

DEWA is also adding 5 new 400 kV series reactors at a total cost of US $ 100mn. DEWA recently launched a major 400kV substation at a total cost of US $112mn, 9 new 132kV substations, at a total cost of US $303022, further strengthening DEWA 's electricity transmission network.

"To enhance Dubai's leading position in the region, and as a global economic, financial, and tourist destination, and in line with its mission to become a sustainable world-class utility, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority works on many levels to enhance efficiency, and reliability," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA .

"We have several projects under construction, including a 400kV main transmission station at a total cost of US $136mn, 400 kV overhead cables at a total length of 114km at a cost of US $77.5mn. We are also working on 17 new 132 kV substations at a cost of US $436mn, as well as 132 kV ground cables over a total length of 209 km, at a cost of US $381mn. We expect to start work on 8 new 132 kV substations, which is still the tender submission stage," added Al Tayer.

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