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Thu 29 Jan 2009 07:06 AM

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First substation in place for Dubai Industrial City

DEWA supplies first facility to help meet energy demand as manufacturing units grow.

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has supplied Dubai Industrial City with the first of three 132 Kilo Volt Amperes (kVA) substations to meet energy demand from the development’s growing manufacturing units.

Total investment in the three substations has exceeded 400 million dirhams ($109 million), and once operational they will together provide 600 Megawatts of power, the city has announced.

DEWA is also building four substations at the city each with a capacity of 400 kVA.

Completion of the first substation, located at the food and beverage zone of Dubai Industrial City, means phase one of the labour residences, four office buildings and three million square feet of warehouses are fitted out with utilities connections, enabling tenants to take occupancy.

The second and third substations, which are currently under construction, are expected to be operational in 2009, in line with the agreements signed between both organisations.

Dubai Industrial City, a member of Tatweer Dubai, is the emirate's dedicated industrial destination.

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