DEWA, Dubai Expo 2020 discuss infrastructure plans

Both the authorities shared details on progress of current projects and as well future developments ahead of the Expo 2020

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The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Dubai Expo 2020 bureau have chalked out infrastructure and construction plans in preparations for the Expo.

Reem Al Hashimy, minister of state for international cooperation and director-general for the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, met Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA to look at how DEWA can help Expo.

During the meeting, the two parties conducted a comprehensive review of Dubai’s preparations to host the Dubai Expo 2020, according to state news agency, WAM

The parties also discussed the progress of infrastructure and construction, in preparation for Dubai Expo 2020, which will include three 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations with 45km of high-voltage (132kV) cables.

The total cost of the electricity projects will be $114.3m (AED420m).

DEWA is also building water-transmission networks with pipelines that are 600 and 1,200mm in diameter, pumping stations and distribution stations.

With a planned budget of $140.2m (AED515m), these projects will increase water-flow rates and ensure an adequate water supply to meet the increasing demands.

Expo 2020 will be connected to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, where the park will contribute to Expo’s power needs by proving 200MW of clean energy.

The park’s substations will be operational by 2017, and are named after the three sub-themes of Expo 2020, namely Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.

DEWA is working to establish an energy infrastructure that meets the emirate’s development needs.

DEWA has launched a wide variety of initiatives to support this, allocating more than $710m (AED2.6bn) to boost electricity, water, and renewable energy projects, to international standards.  

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