Dewa's Dh106m Academic City substation
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has launched a new 132/11kV substation, with a capacity of 150 megavolt amperes (MVA), in Dubai Academic City, at a cost of Dh106 million.
Constructing the station cost Dh89 million, while extending 132kV ground cables to connect the station to the electricity transmission network cost Dh17 million. The new station meets the growing demand for electricity for different uses.
The project supports Dewa’s strategy, a key component of the Dubai Plan 2021, to establish Dubai’s leading regional position as a role model for the efficiency and effectiveness of electricity and water infrastructure. As part of these efforts, DEWA continues to support the 132kV network.
"We are strengthening our infrastructure and service facilities according to the highest international standards. This contributes to moving the UAE’s economy forward, and enhancing its position as a leading global economic hub," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Dewa CEO.
"The project further strengthens the capacity of DEWA’s electricity transmission network to Dubai Academic City. A total of 3.2 km of 132kV ground cables have been extended to connect it with the 132/400kV substation in Al Warsan, and the 132/11kV substation in Al Ruwayyah. This will further enhance the efficiency and reliability of networks across key areas and ensure continuity and stability of supply to all customers at all times," added Al Tayer.
"Dewa has 48 132kV substations under construction, in addition to ongoing work to upgrade existing substations by increasing their capacity and introducing the latest globally-adopted technologies. This modern electricity network will help to position Dubai as one of the cities with the best infrastructure," noted Al Tayer.
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