DEWA receives bids for 25 substations; awards 15 contracts worth AED1.2 billion in 2015
The 132kV substations will meet the growing demand in all areas of the emirate. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA, said, "After studying the bids for the stations, and evaluating each bid technically and financially, a report was prepared and approved, awarding contracts for 15 132/11kV substations. The total cost of these stations is AED1.2 billion. These will be built in Umm Suqeim 3, Naif, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Al Safouh 2, Dubailand, Za'abeel 2, Nad Al Hamar, Jebel Ali Port, Umm Hurair 2, Al Yalayis, and Al Barsha South 1. Three more stations will be built in Dubai World Central in Jebel Ali for Expo Dubai 2020. The first of these three stations will be completed in 2017 and the other two in 2019. Additionally, we have completed the final report for awarding contracts for extending 94km of 132kV ground cables at an estimated cost of AED435 million. We are also studying and reviewing bids for a project to implement 132/11kV substations over the next 4 years."
Al Tayer continued, "DEWA continues to implement its development projects for all its operations, and increase and upgrade the capacity of its infrastructure to keep up with the growth in demand for its services. This supports its strategy to take these services to the highest levels of efficiency and reliability. The efforts support the UAE Vision 2021, and Dubai Plan 2021, which has set a roadmap that includes ambitious initiatives and development projects. The move also helps DEWA achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world class utility."
In 2015, he added, DEWA commissioned 4 132kV substations by extending additional 12.5km of ground cables at a cost of AED430 million. This has increased the number of 132kV substations in operation to 205. Other projects that DEWA is currently implementing include thirty four 132kV substations in different areas of the emirate. We harness excellence and creativity in our daily work to improve performance and efficiency. We also work to provide excellent government services and adopt the best international practices to achieve the highest levels of people’s satisfaction and happiness."
DEWA continues to work on improving the performance of its stations by increasing their capacity and introducing the best international technologies. These modifications increase the network capacity to meet growing demand for DEWA’s services and support DEWA in implementing its projects to enhance the leading position of Dubai in the region and promote its role as a global hub for trade, finance, and tourism.
Source: Emirates News Agency
Post date: 24 Jun 2015
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