Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has successfully completed two 400kV substations at a total cost of US$245 million during the first half of 2012
DEWA has also completed construction of 12 132kV substations, valued at US$490 million. During the same period last year, DEWA built one 400kV substation and seven 132kV substations.
According to Saeed Mohammed al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, this year's substation building projects form part of the authority's strategy of enhancing its transmission network.
"DEWA is working to improve the efficiency and reliability of its networks to support the completion of key projects, specifically those for infrastructure, to meet growing demand for its services," said al Tayer.
"DEWA has also awarded a new contract to enhance the reliability and effectiveness of its high-voltage transmission network through the use of the most modern global technologies, such as Static Var Compensators."
The authority has other projects underway including two 400kV substations and the installation of a further 132km of overhead lines and ground cables for its 400kV transmission network.
It has also has plans to build 27 more 132kV substations and lay an additional 340km of 132kv cables. Another 400kV substation is due to go live along with 10 more 132kV substations in the second half of 2012.