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DEWA launches $29m substation in Academic City

DEWA has 48 132kV substations under construction, in addition to ongoing work to upgrade existing substations by increasing their capacity

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

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 $29m (AED106m).

Constructing the station cost $24.2m (AED89m), while extending 132kV ground cables to connect the station to the electricity transmission network cost $4.6m (AED17m).

The new station meets the growing demand for electricity for different uses. 

"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 DEWA 's networks across key areas and ensure continuity and stability of supply to all customers at all times," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA .

"These stations are built according to the highest standards of quality and safety. They feature the latest substation digital technologies, which will strengthen their reliability and efficiency and support Dubai's ambitious development and economic plans," noted 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.

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