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DIC substations start ops to meet rising demand

DIC puts two further substations into service.

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One of the new 132kV DIC substations.
One of the new 132kV DIC substations.

Dubai Industrial City on Tuesday announced that two more substations had starting operations in a bid to meet growing energy demand.

The two substations, which Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) began construction work on 18 months ago, will fulfil demand from the growing industrial and manufacturing units located in its six specialised zones.

Construction work is also progressing on the fourth substation that is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2010, Dubai Industrial City said in a statement.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA, said: “The increasing demand by manufacturing companies has necessitated the building of four power substations in Dubai Industrial City.

"DEWA is working closely with the management of Dubai Industrial City in line with an MoU signed earlier with DEWA to ensure the availability of adequate capacity for handling the surge in energy requirements.

“We expect the fourth 132 kVA to be completed at the industrial destination in the next few months for the benefit of our consumers.”

Abdullah Belhoul, managing director of Manufacturing and Logistics Cluster added: “The four substations form an integral part of the overall strategic plans of Dubai Industrial City and will adequately meet the rising power supply requirements within the country’s largest manufacturing destination.”

Covering an area of 560 million square feet, Dubai Industrial City offers a dedicated manufacturing destination comprising six industrial clusters - food and beverage, base metal, mineral products, chemicals, transport equipment and parts and machinery and mechanical equipment.

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