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Dewa to build $62mn office complex at Al Ruwaiyah

The total building area is about 949,330 sq ft, while the construction area of the administrative building and multi-storey car park is 845,305 sq ft

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) said it has awarded a contract worth Dh226.5 million ($62 million) for the construction of a complex for its power distribution unit in Al Ruwaiyah area of the emirate.

The scope of work includes the construction of a five-floor office building with basement and a multi-storey car park, mosque, accommodation for the imam besides stores, field offices, staff accommodation, and a parking lot for heavy machinery, said the statement from Dewa.

The total building area is about 949,330 sq ft, while the construction area of the administrative building and multi-storey car park is 845,305 sq ft, it stated.

"We are moving ahead with our development projects to provide the necessary electricity and water resources to meet the growing needs of the emirate," remarked Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the managing director and chief executive of Dewa.

"Dewa is building more centres to ensure the quality of services provided to all stakeholders, and to achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility," he added.

Dubai’s electricity utility picked up its pace in June as it moves to expand its power network, awarding several contracts valued at over Dh2 billion during the month.

Dubai saw a 4% increase in power demand last year compared to 2015, and that need isn’t expected to slow. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) in response has set aside Dh65bn toward the emirate’s energy sector over the next five years.

In the past month the utility has awarded contracts for three projects with a combined value of over Dh2bn.

Earlier this month, the utility signed a 12-year operating plant service agreement with Siemens. The Dh1.7bn contract will have the German company providing maintenance for the second phase of the K-station at Jebel Ali, as well as the third phase of the H-station at the Al Aweer power station.

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