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DEWA awards $25m contracts to improve Dubai power network

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority puts in order for nearly 1,000 transformers to improve electricity reliability

DEWA awards $25m contracts to improve Dubai power network
DEWA said the transformers will increase the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of the electricity distribution network in Dubai.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts to design, build, test and supply nearly 1,000 transformers with smart meters to a number of international manufacturers.

The total cost of the 990 transformers is worth around AED93 million ($25.3 million) and they support DEWA’s ongoing efforts to expand the electricity distribution network.

DEWA said the transformers will increase the capacity, efficiency, and reliability of the electricity distribution network in Dubai and will ensure a continuous and stable supply of power to all customers.

The supply of these transformers will be completed by July 2019, DEWA said in a statement.

"DEWA continues to implement vital development projects in line with its vision, which is aligned with federal and local strategies. These include the UAE Vision 2021, the National Agenda, the UAE Centennial 2071, Dubai Plan 2021, and the Smart Dubai initiative," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

"We have made significant achievements and excelled in our efficiency, sustainability, and optimal management of infrastructure investments, and smart network operations. In all our operations, we focus on availability, reliability, and efficiency in our electricity and water services," added Al Tayer

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