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DEWA awards $326mn substation contracts in 2015

Utility receives 18 bids for 25 substations and hands out 15 contracts.

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A DEWA 132 kV substation
A DEWA 132 kV substation

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts for 15 132 kV substations worth AED1.2bn ($326mn).

The utility received a total of 18 bids for a long-term project to supply, install, test, and launch 25 substations to meet the rising need for electricity across the Emirate.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “After studying the bids for the stations, and evaluating each bid technically and financially, a report was prepared and approved, awarding contracts for 15 132/11kV substations.

“The total cost of these stations is AED1.2 billion. These will be built in Umm Suqeim 3, Naif, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Al Safouh 2, Dubailand, Za’abeel 2, Nad Al Hamar, Jebel Ali Port, Umm Hurair 2, Al Yalayis, and Al Barsha South 1.”

Al Tayer added that three more stations will be built in Dubai World Central in Jebel Ali for Expo Dubai 2020. The first of these will be completed in 2017 and the other two in 2019.

DEWA has also completed the final report for awarding contracts for extending 94km of 132kV ground cables at an estimated cost of AED435mn.

“We are also studying and reviewing bids for a project to implement 132/11kV substations over the next 4 years,” said Al Tayer.

“In 2015, DEWA commissioned 4 132kV substations by extending additional 12.5km of ground cables at a cost of AED430mn. This has increased the number of 132kV substations in operation to 205.

Other projects that DEWA is currently implementing include 34 132kV substations in different areas of the Emirate.

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