RAK to have six new power stations by 2020

RAK to have six new power stations by 2020
STADLAND GERMANY MARCH 21 Electricity pylons stand in a row leading to the Unterweser nuclear power plant on March 21 2011 near Stadland Germany The Unterweser plant is among seven nuclear power reactors built before 1980 that the government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has chosen to shut down for three months for a heightened safety and security review following the disaster at the Fukushima plant in Japan Merkel is fending off criticism for the move which represents a radical reversal of her governments previous policy citing new circumstances due to the Fukushima meltdown Nuclear power has long been a highly charged controversial topic in Germany and opponents are seizing on the new political climate to push for a rapid abandonment of nuclear energy Photo by Sean GallupGetty Images
Published: 26 August 2018 - 6:24 a.m.
By: Baset Asaba

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."

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