DEWA starts six projects to extend new cables
Dubai utility begins $25mn job to extend 132kV cables.
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has started 6 projects to extend 132kV cables to connect 6 132/11kV substations.
The project strengthens and enhances the 132/11kV power transmission network by connecting these substations to existing power networks to increase efficiency and reliability.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “The 6 projects, totalling 90 million dirhams, include supply, excavation work, and laying, testing, and commissioning of new 132 kV cables and connecting them to the 132/11kV substations in Jebel Ali, Burj Khalifa area, Dubai Land, Al Quoz, and Nad Al Sheba.
“Connecting these substations to the existing ones in these vital areas in Dubai will increase efficiency, reliability, and ensure stable and uninterrupted supply to all customers at all times,” added Al Tayer.
DEWA’s strategic plan aims to meet the requirements of the different sectors of the local economy as well as maintain a margin of reserve to fulfil any other requirements that might arise.
Work on these projects commenced at the end of September 2013.