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FEWA opens $35.4m Umm Al Quwain substation

UAE federal utility unveils 270 MVA facility in northern emirate.

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Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) announced the commissioning and inauguration of a $35.4m (AED130m) power plant in Umm Al Quwain.

The power plant has been launched as a part of the federal government's plans for the expansion of its transmission and dispatch network, in a bid to cope with the Emirate’s rising energy demands.

Mohammed Saleh, director of FEWA, said the 270MVA (mega volt ampere) and 132/33/11kv station is a part of the second phase of power station expansion plan in the northern parts of the UAE.

''Completed in 30 months, the new station will cater to the present and future developmental and industrial demands in the Emirate of Umm Al Qaiwain through 2021,'' he added, as per state agency WAM.

Within two months, he revealed, FEWA will launch the third phase of the electricity network expansion, at a total cost of $408.3m (AED1.5bn).

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