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Power stations worth $204.1mn to be built in Ras Al Khaimah

The new power stations are meant to meet the needs of housing, tourist, industrial, commercial and residential sectors

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The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in UAE will have more power stations worth $204.1mn built to help boost power supply amid growing demand.

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) will build seven new power stations in line with the UAE national agenda and Emirates 2021 Vision, reported Khaleej Times.

The new power stations are meant to meet the needs of housing, tourist, industrial, commercial and residential sectors, according to Mohammed Saleh, Director General of FEWA.

The new power stations publicly tendered include three main stations, he added.

"The three main stations, worth Dh500 million, are to be built at the areas of Al Gheil, Al Jazirat Al Hamra, and Al Sharisha."

These are added to four power substations to be built at the Jazirat Al Marjan, Filya, Azan, and Khor Khweir areas, Saleh stated. "These are to stand at Dh250 million."

Saleh said FEWA has also started extending power networks to Buteen Al Samar and Al Rifaa areas even before the constructions of these residential compounds being carried out by the Sheikh Zayed Housing programme.

Recently, FEWA started operating the Al Daqdaqa power station with a capacity of 3x25MVA to boost electric power supply to the residents of Suhaila and Al Daqdaqa areas as well as future developments, reported Khaleej Times.

FEWA has further started operating another power station at the Hamraniya area. "The new power station, with a capacity of 3x25MVA, is to secure electricity to the strategic projects at the Hamraniya and Seeh Al Bana areas, and to reduce load on the old power station,” said Saleh.

FEWA has also finished the expansion works of the Rifaa-2 main power station by adding a new transmitter with a capacity of 90MVA to secure power for 3,000 houses of Emirati nationals at the Buteen Al Samar compound.

Saleh pointed out that FEWA is in full cooperation with the Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme and local departments in Ras Al Khaimah to ensure the electricity and water needs.

"We started building eight new power stations of 33/11KV two years ago, along with a main power station of 132/11KV, leave alone several expansions of the old stations," he said. "These projects stand at Dh550 million."

Saleh said FEWA has replaced over 100km of earth power cables across the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. "These are meant to boost the performance of the main electricity transmission and distribution networks."

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