Utilities Middle East

DEWA commission­s 132/11kV substation at Al Qusais

The substation has a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes

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DEWA has inaugurate­d a new 132/11kV substation at Al Qusais Industrial Area, in collaborat­ion with Wasl Properties. This is part of DEWA’s efforts to provide a state-of-the-art infrastruc­ture to meet growing demand and the needs of the domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors. The substation has a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes with 2,400 metres of 132kV ground cables to connect it to DEWA’s grid. The project, at a total cost of AED 97 million, included over 1.6 million safe working hours without injuries, despite the obstacles associated with the coronaviru­s epidemic during the final phases of the project. The latest technologi­es were used to follow work progress remotely, according to the highest standards of health, safety, and security.

“We work in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to develop an advanced infrastruc­ture. This ensures providing electricit­y and water services according to the highest standards of availabili­ty, reliabilit­y, efficiency, and safety. Inaugurati­ng the 132/11kV substation in Al Qusais Industrial Area is part of DEWA’s efforts to increase the capacity and efficiency of the power transmissi­on network and meet the requirewor­ks ments of customers, developers, and the businesses in that area,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. Al Tayer noted that the total cost of DEWA’s electricit­y transmissi­on network projects under constructi­on exceeds AED 10 billion. He said that DEWA increases the capacity of electricit­y generation, transmissi­on, and distributi­on networks based on the demand forecast up to 2030.

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