Dh1-billion Dubai-Al Ain highway opens

Dewa launches Dh144 million main substation

Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region, today inaugurated the Al Ain- Dubai Highway which is completed with a total cost of Dh1 billion.

It is the biggest project in 2012 and vital artery connecting the city of Al Ain with Dubai and is implemented by Al Ain Municipality in three years which included road expansion. The highway has smoothened the flow of traffic and is second to none in comparison with the latest international roads requirements and safety standards.

Dewa launches Dh144 million main substation

As part of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (Dewa's) ongoing strategy of developing and improving the efficiency and reliability of its infrastructure and services, it has commissioned, earlier this month, a state-of-the-art main substation in the south Jebel Ali Free Zone to support the 132 kV high voltage power transmission network to manage customer requirements in the area.

The cost of the newly-established 132/11 kV station with a transmission capacity of 150 MVA is approximately Dh108.5 million. The project also involved laying 132 kV underground cables with a cost of Dh35.5 million.

"Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and with a view to strengthening Dubai's high-ranking status as a global hub for finance, trade and tourism, Dewa's efforts have been consistent in enhancing the reliability and capability of our networks through the implementation of vital infrastructure projects," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa.

"This Dh144 million project will enhance Dewa's network capacity to transmit power to the south Jebel Ali Free Zone, with 4.75 kilometres of underground cables offering a voltage of 132 kV. It connects the new station to the main 132/11 kV substation in north Jebel Ali Free Zone, and the main 400/132 kV substation located in the south Jebel Ali Free Zone, guaranteeing constant and reliable services to all consumers at all times," he added.

"These stations feature the latest and most advanced digital technology available for substations, which directly supports their reliability and facilitates the ambitious plans of Dubai in the construction and economic sectors. The upgrading of existing stations is only an extension of the main project, which involves the construction of 29 new substations with a voltage capacity of 132 KV," concluded Al Tayer.

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