DEWA commissions eight 132/11 kV substations

Published: 6 April 2020 - 5:30 a.m.

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has bolstered its number of substations to 293 with the addition of eight new facilities.

Costing £231million in total, the 132/11 kV substations have a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes, with 16 kilometres of high-voltage 132kV cable to connect different areas of Dubai.

"The power transmission plants are built according to the highest standards of quality and safety. The substations adopt state-of-the-art digital technologies, contributing to promoting their efficiency and reliability, and highlight the construction and economic development plans for Dubai," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.

According to state-held news agency Wam, DEWA is currently testing 12 new 132/11 kV substations before going operational in the second quarter of 2020, at an estimated cost of £408million.

Commissioning these stations will raise the total to 305 substations.

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