DEWA unveils $136mn plant and control centre

Warsan Complex and Al Qusais Control Centre are opened

NEWS, Business, Dewa, Infrastructure, Power station

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has opened a new $136m (AED500m) 27,011 KV plant with transmission and distribution command centres.

HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), officially opened the Warsan Complex and Al Qusais Control Centre.

“DEWA’s projects are the life, essence and backbone of Dubai’s infrastructure. DEWA provides world-class services at the highest levels of reliability, quality and best international practices and technologies, to ensure the continuity of electricity and water services and achieve sustainable development in the UAE,” said HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Warsan complex features two control centres which control power generation and transmission, and manages power generation in coordination with Jebel Ali Power Station. From Warsan, HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum remotely opened the $7.8mn (AED29mn) Control Centre at Al Qusais.

Saeed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said: “The control centres will ensure the efficiency, safety, and sustainability of Dubai’s power supply, maintain the required electricity reserves for emergency cases, provide quick intervention to solve blackouts, and coordinate with various departments.

"The two control centres in Warsan control all strategic, economic and industrial expansion zones of Dubai, in addition to ensuring power supply continuity through networks in coordination with adjacent Emirates. The implemented systems in the control centres can exchange data and tasks in case of emergency, achieving 100% in terms of availability and reliability. The systems meet the future expansion of the network as it has six times more capacity when compared to the old systems. This will enable us to meet the requirements of the urban and economic growth of Dubai.”


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