DEWA awards US$ 20 mn contract for substation in Jumeirah

Posted on 3rd July 2014

substationAs a part of a series of developments to strengthen the power infrastructure across Dubai, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is building, installing and commissioning new substations in different parts of Dubai.As a part of this venture, it has now awarded  a contract to build a new US$ 20 million (AED 76 million) 132/11kV substation in Jumeirah to meet growing demand for electricity.

"To achieve our vision to become a sustainable world-class utility, DEWA is enhancing its infrastructure and service facilities according to the highest international standards to enable us to meet the needs of our residential and business customers," said H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA. "These efforts also support sustainability in Dubai and reinforces the Emirate's position as a global hub for trade, finance and tourism."

"The project further strengthens the capacity of DEWA's networks to transfer electricity to Jumeirah and improve the efficiency and reliability of DEWA 's networks across these thriving areas and ensures continuity and stability of supply to all consumers at all times," added Al Tayer. Al Tayer noted that these stations employ the latest digital substation technologies that support the reliability and efficiency of the stations and eventually support Dubai's constructions plans and ambitions for economic growth.

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