DEWA to build 64 main substations worth AED6.7bn


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) plans to build 64 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substations over the next three years, which will cost AED 6.7 billion, in cooperation with various developers in the Emirate. These new substations will be linked to existing electricity
networks to enhance their capacity, efficiency, and reliability.
DEWA is committed to improving Dubai’s electricity and water infrastructure to meet the growing needs of the Emirate, due to population growth. DEWA is also committed to achieving further infrastructural development, in line with is vision of becoming a sustainable innovative world-class utility.
“In line with the directives of our wise leadership to achieve sustainable development for the whole community, DEWA is working to develop an integrated electricity infrastructure that performs to the highest levels of quality and efficiency. This reflects the UAE’s position as a global leader for competitiveness in electricity. As represented by DEWA, the UAE has been ranked 1st in the Middle East and North Africa for getting electricity for the third consecutive year in a row, and 4th globally, according to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2016 report,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.
“DEWA has adopted a long-term strategy to increase the efficiency and reliability of its existing infrastructure by keeping up to date with the latest technological advances and best international practices in electricity and water, added Al Tayer.
DEWA’s continued efforts to achieve its objectives support its strategy that features initiatives, ambitious development projects, and maintains a reserve margin to support future plans to meet the growing needs of Dubai. Projects to meet the objectives set by this strategy are currently being implemented, and are due to be completed before the summer of 2018.

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