Dubai utility announced on Monday it has completed 14 projects worth Dh2.7 billion in the first six months of the year that will further enhance its transmission network.
Dubai Electricity and Electricity Water Authority (Dewa) has successfully completed two 400kV substations at a total cost of Dh900 million in the first half of this year, where one was built in the same period last year.
It has also completed construction of 12 of the 132kV substations, valued at Dh1.8 billion, where seven were built during the same period last year. These are part of DEWA’s strategy to enhance its transmission network.
“Dewa is working to improve the efficiency and reliability of its networks to support the completion of key projects, specifically those for infrastructure, to meet growing demand for its services,” Dewa managing director and chief executive officer Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said.
Dewa has also awarded a new contract to enhance the reliability and effectiveness of its high-voltage transmission network through the use of the most modern global technologies, such as Static Var Compensators.
Dewa has other ongoing projects underway including two 400kV substations valued at Dh960 million and laying a further 132km of overhead lines and ground cables for its 400kV transmission network, worth Dh720 million. It is also working to create 27 more 132kV substations at a projected cost of Dh1.5 billion with the laying of an additional 340km of 132kV cables, valued at Dh1.6 billion.
Another 400kV substation is due to go live along with 10 more 132kV substations in the second half of this year.