Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated 16 new substations in 2021, at around AED2.928 billion.
These include fourteen 132kV stations with a conversion capacity of 2,100 megavolt amperes and two 400kV stations with 4,000 megavolt amperes in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Al Quoz 2.
DEWA installed 222 kilometres of 400kV overhead transmission lines and 97 kilometres of 132 kV ground cables to connect the substations to the main transmission network. These stations supply Satwa, Palm Deira, Jebel Ali Industrial 1, Umm Al Daman, Al Barsha First, Al Barsha South Third, Mirdif, Wadi Al Safa 2, Al Khiran First, Al Ruwayah Third, Al Quoz Third, and Business Bay Crossing.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, noted that the total value of DEWA’s investments in existing and completed electricity transmission projects in 2021 reached AED9.5 billion. This included AED2 billion for key 400 kV transmission projects and AED7.5 billion for 132 kV projects.
Hussain Lootah, Executive Vice President of Transmission Power at DEWA, said that completing these substations required more than 25 million safe working hours using the latest global technologies while ensuring the highest safety and security standards. He noted that the total number of 132 kV substations had reached 321 stations with 33 under construction.
News Source: Emirates News Agency