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Dewa launches Dh140m substation in IMPZ

By Staff

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has activated a new main 132/11 kV Substation with a capacity of 150 Megavolt Amperes (MVA) in International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) at a cost of Dh117 million, and has extended its existing network of 132 kV underground cables at cost of Dh23 million.

Led by its vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority contributes effectively to the social, economic and environmental development in Dubai by providing uninterrupted and stable supplies of electricity and water to achieve the Emirate’s vision.

This achievement is part of Dewa’s relentless pursuit, to carry out vital projects, especially in the high voltage 132Kv power transmission grid to enhance its efficiency to meet the increasing growth of demand for its services.

“In line 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 enhance Dubai’s leading position in the region and promote its role as a global hub for economy and finance, Dewa is always keen to continue its vital projects to enhance, update and optimize its infrastructure to reach the highest levels of efficiency and reliability,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa.

“With total cost of around Dh140 million, this project aims to enhance the efficiency and capacity of Dewa’s grids to transmit electricity to International Media Production Zone. Three-kilometer 132KV ground cables have been laid to connect Dewa’s transmission grids to the main 11/132KV substation at the International Media Production Zone and to the main 132/400KV transformation substation at Jebel Ali Gardens. This will enhance efficiency and reliability while ensuring uninterrupted and stable supplies to all consumers at all times,” added Al Tayer.

“These substations have the most cutting-edge digital technologies to enhance their efficiency and reliability and consequently serve Dubai’s ambitious urban and economic plans. Furthermore, there are still 19 transformation substation of 132KV capacity under construction. Also, existing in-service substations are being developed and updated by upgrading their transformation capacity and introducing the most state-of-the-are internationally approved technologies,” said Al Tayer.