The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) has announced that it will build six new power stations at the cost of Dh490 million in the new residential areas of Ras Al Khaimah by 2020.
Mohammed Saleh, director-general of Fewa, said more power is needed for the new residential areas in the emirate.
"The same applies to the new and ongoing industrial projects, leave alone the property investment projects at the Al Marjan Island, Al Hamra and RAK marine city.
"The six new power stations are in pursuance of the directives of the prudent leadership to boost the infrastructure capacity and attract more investments." The new stations include a 132/33/11 KVA power station, with a capacity of 270 MV
The new stations include a 132/33/11 KVA power station, with a capacity of 270 MV to be built at Al Raq area against Dh145 million, he explained.
"Another 132/33/11 KVA power station, with a capacity of 270 MV, will be built at Al Hamra area where some cables will be extended at the cost of Dh145 million."
Four more 33/11 KVA power stations, worth Dh200 million, will be built at Al Marjan Island, as well as Julphar, Al Filaya and Azan areas, Saleh added.
"Fewa will build more power stations and extend more electricity cables for providing electricity to the new and planned residential areas in the emirate."
Saleh added that Fewa has expanded the two power stations of Al Sherisha and Al Muairidh area.
"The two 33/11 KVA power stations, worth Dh8 million, will meet the demands of the new houses at these two areas, leave alone the ongoing tourist projects."