Utilities Middle East
DEWA commissions 132/11kV substation at Al Qusais
The substation has a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes
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.