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Dubai Expo site's $47m Mobility sub-station 80% ready

The $47.1m DEWA project, for which works commenced in July 2015, is expected to be operational by the end of August

DEWA is developing three sub-stations at the Dubai Expo 2020 site.
DEWA is developing three sub-stations at the Dubai Expo 2020 site.

Construction works for the Mobility substation being developed at the site of Dubai Expo 2020 (pictured) are 80% complete, it has been revealed.

The 132/11 kilovolt (kV) sub-station, being developed by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), will have a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt amperes (MVA). 

The $47.1m (AED173m) project, for which works commenced in July 2015, is expected to be operational by the end of August. 

According to DEWA, $21.7m (AED80m) of the project's cost relates to plant expenditure, while $25.4m (AED93.6m) was spent on 132kV cables. 

The Mobility station is one of the three 132/11kV sub-stations that DEWA is developing at a total cost estimated at $114.3m (AED420m). 

In addition to Mobility, the Sustainability and Opportunity sub-stations – named after the sub-themes of Expo 2020 – are being built by DEWA. 

The Sustainability sub-station is expected to be operational in October 2017, and Opportunity, in December 2017, Dubai Media Office reported.

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