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DEWA starts $41.3mn cable work for Expo 2020

At a cost of $41.3mn, the project aims to provide the requirements in the lead-up to Expo 2020 as well as providing electricity for various real estate projects

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Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (DEWA) has commenced a new project to lay 202 kilometres of 132KV underground cables for power substations, some of which are designated for Expo 2020.

At a cost of $41.3mn, the project aims to provide the requirements in the lead-up to Expo 2020 as well as providing electricity for various real estate projects.

DEWA said that the move was in line with its vision to contribute effectively to social, economic and environmental development march in the Emirate of Dubai by providing uninterrupted supplies of electricity and water to achieve the UAE Vision.

"DEWA is making enormous strides in carrying out its vital projects, especially the 132KV power transmission grid, which are the backbone of Dubai's electricity,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

This move aims to boost the efficiency of the grids to meet the increasing demand for DEWA's services and go on with performing its vital projects, especially in the field of infrastructure, to deliver services at the highest levels of reliability and efficiency, added Al Tayer.

The project scope includes laying works of 132KV cables for five new under-construction substations, two of which are designated to provide Expo 2020 with electricity requirements, while the other three substations are designated for various development projects.

Al Tayer noted that DEWA would spare no effort to promote Dubai's position as a global hub for finance, business and tourism by securing all power requirements for different purposes.

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