DEWA enhances network reliability with completion of
Dubai, UAE - 9 July, 2012:
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO
of Dubai Electricity and Electricity Water Authority (DEWA), has announced that
DEWA has successfully completed two 400 kV substations at a total cost of AED
900 million in the first half of this year, where one was built in the same
period last year. DEWA has also completed construction of 12 of the 132 kV
substations, valued at AED 1.8 billion, where seven were built during the same
period last year. These are part of DEWA’s strategy to enhance its transmission
“DEWA is working to improve the efficiency and
reliability of its networks to support the completion of key projects,
specifically those for infrastructure, to meet growing demand for its services.
Our efforts accord with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin
Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of
Dubai, to consolidate Dubai’s position as a global hub for trade, finance and
tourism,” said Al Tayer.
“DEWA has also awarded a new contract to enhance the
reliability and effectiveness of its high-voltage transmission network through
the use of the most modern global technologies, such as Static Var
DEWA has other ongoing projects underway including two 400 kV substations valued at AED 960 million and laying a further 132 km of overhead lines and ground cables for its 400kV transmission network, worth AED 720 million. It is also working to create 27 more 132 kV substations at a projected cost of AED 1.5 billion with the laying of an additional 340 km of 132 kv cables, valued at AED 1.6 billion. Another 400 kV substation is due to go live along with 10 more 132 kV substations in the second half of this year.