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Nine more power transformer stations planned for Dubai grid

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts to build nine main 132/11 kV power transformer stations. The contracts also include the installation of transmission cabling.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts to build nine main 132/11 kV power transformer stations. The contracts also include the installation of transmission cabling.

The total cost of the projects is expected to exceed more than AED 1 billion. A further two 132/11 kV stations will also be built – one in the Industrial Area 1 and the other in Industrial Area 2.

“[The new stations] will be of great support to the existing power transmission grids and are set to meet the extremely high demand for electricity,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and CEO of DEWA.

The projects will help supply major developments under construction in Dubai, particularly those undertaken by Emaar, the company responsible for the Burj Dubai. Out of the total cost, AED 117 million has been allocated for the construction of two main transformer stations. A further eight contracts have been awarded to build power transformer stations amounting to AED 900 million.

“Three contracts have been awarded to build nine stations at a cost of AED 484 million within periods between 17 to 20 months,” added Al Tayer.

The remaining five contracts encompass the laying of 132 kV cables, which will cover an area of 680 km, at a cost of AED 415 million.

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