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DEWA launches $28.8mn substation

Utility unveils new 150 MVA facility in Dubai Academic City.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a new 132/11kV substation in Dubai Academic City.

Constructing the 150 megavolt amperes (MVA) station cost AED 89mn ($24.2mn), while extending 132kV ground cables to connect to the electricity transmission network cost AED 17mn, DEWA said in a statement.

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, said: “The project further strengthens the capacity of DEWA’s electricity transmission network to Dubai Academic City.

“A total of 3.2 km of 132kV ground cables have been extended to connect it with the 132/400kV substation in Al Warsan, and the 132/11kV substation in Al Ruwayyah.

“These stations are built according to the highest standards of quality and safety. They feature the latest substation digital technologies, which will strengthen their reliability and efficiency and support Dubai’s ambitious development and economic plans.”

DEWA has 48 132kV substations under construction, in addition to ongoing work to upgrade existing substations.

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