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
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.