Dubai's DEWA inaugurates 16 new substations in 2021
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Dubai’s DEWA inaugurates 16 new substations in 2021

Dubai’s DEWA inaugurates 16 new substations in 2021

The total value of DEWA’s investments in electricity transmission in 2021 reached Dhs9.5bn

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) inaugurated 16 new substations in 2021.

These include fourteen 132kV stations with a conversion capacity of 2,100 megavolt amperes and two 400kV stations with a conversion capacity of 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, Dubai Media Office reported.

These stations supply to 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. The total cost of these stations and projects has totaled to approximately Dhs2.928bn.

“Commissioning 16 substations in 2021 is part of DEWA’s efforts to increase the capacity, efficiency, and readiness of electricity transmission networks in Dubai. This will meet the future needs of customers, developers, and the business sector,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

Al Tayer noted that the total value of DEWA’s investments in existing and completed electricity transmission projects in 2021 reached Dhs9.5bn. This included Dhs2bn for key 400 kV transmission projects and Dhs7.5bn for 132 kV projects.

Hussain Lootah, executive vice president of transmission power at DEWA, added that completing these substations required more than 25 million safe working hours using global technologies, while ensuring the highest safety and security standards. He noted that the total number of 132 kV substations has reached 321 with 33 under construction.

DEWA also commissioned 1,310 new 11 kV power distribution stations across Dubai from January 1-December 31, 2021. These were mainly spread across Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens, Airport City, Wadi Al Safa, and Al Yafra 2.

Read: DEWA commissioned 1,310 11kV distribution stations in Dubai in 2021

Last year, DEWA commissioned three new substations with a conversion capacity of 450 megavolt-amperes, in addition to 132 kV ground cables that extend 35km. The total cost of those projects was recorded at just over Dhs430m.

Read: DEWA commissions 3 new substations in Dubai at an investment of Dhs430m

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