DEWA starts work on substation to power MBR City
The 400kv main substation will be located at Seih Al Dahl
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has started the construction works and commission of a 400 kv main substation at Seih Al Dahl to connect the projects of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park to its grid. This main substation will provide power to Mohammed Bin Rashid City.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA stated that DEWA has appointed a specialised global consultant to prepare the specifications and plans of the substation and to prepare documents of the tender that will be put out to contractors.
“According to the construction plan, the substation will be commissioned by 2017 to connect the second project of the Solar Park, which will produce 100MW to provide electricity to Mohammed Bin Rashid City and other areas. In the future, other projects of the Solar Park that will be implemented will be connected to this substation. Upon completion of the Solar Park, total production capacity will reach 1000MW and will provide electricity to the Mohammed Bin Rashid City and other development projects,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer.
“DEWA is relentlessly pursuing to implement the initiative of ‘Green Economy For Sustainable Development’ launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, that aim to develop green technologies to achieve sustainable development, which tops DEWA’s strategic plans,” said Al Tayer.