Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) have commissioned six new 132/11 kV transmission substations from January to the end of April 2023 in Al Jaddaf; Tilal Al Ghaf; Bani Yas; Jebel Ali Port; Marsa Dubai; and Al Yufrah 1, with a conversion capacity of 900 megavolt-amperes (MVA), and a cost of AED 555 million. The project included 3,450 metres of 132kV ground cable to connect with the main transmission network. Completing these substations required more than 6 million safe working hours using the latest global digital technologies for transmission substations, thus enhancing DEWA’s efforts to promote digital transformation in all its service and operations.
“DEWA is committed to achieving the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a role model for cities of the future and the best city in the world to live, work and visit. This is by continuing to develop DEWA’s infrastructure and providing quality services for electricity and water according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, efficiency and safety, and to keep pace with the steady urban expansion in Dubai, especially in light of the strong economic growth and development in the Emirate,” 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 5 billion. The reliability and availability of DEWA’s transmission lines are around 100%. Al Tayer highlighted DEWA’s keenness to ensure optimising resources and the highest standards of security, safety and quality in implementing all its projects.
“We are working to provide advanced infrastructure, increase the capacity and efficiency of the power transmission network in the area, and meet the requirements of customers, developers, and the business sector. The total number of 132 kV transmission stations across Dubai reached 340 stations by the end of April 2023, in addition to 24 stations under construction,” said Hussain Lootah, Executive Vice President of Transmission Power at DEWA.