The cables are expected to help meet the needs of Dubai's expanding electricity distribution networks
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts worth AED 382 million ($104 million) to supply 1,548 kilometres of 11 kilovolt (kV) power cables, it was announced on Saturday.
The contracts include the supply of cables for various parts of Dubai to meet the needs of expanding electricity distribution networks as well as cope with increased demand from various consumer sectors.
The manufacture and supply of these cables is expected to be completed by September of next year.
“Through these huge projects being carried out, we aim to support and raise the capacity and efficiency of electricity transmission and distribution networks by providing an energy-efficient infrastructure and service facilities that provide electricity and water services in accordance with the highest standards of availability, reliability and efficiency,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.
Earlier this month, DEWA awarded a contract to supply, extend and commission 19.5 km of water pipelines at a total cost of AED 131 million ($35.6 million) to connect various parts of the emirate.
The project includes the extension of 1,200mm diameter main water pipes to connect Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central in Jebel Ali, as well as Dubai Industrial City.