DUBAI,12th August 2016 (WAM) – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a construction contract for the development of the 132/11 kilovolt (kV) substation at Warsan 2, with total cost of AED 74.6 million. The substation will be connected to the current electricity network, to enhance capacity, efficiency, credibility, and availability.

“In adherence with the directives of our wise leadership to achieve sustainable development for the whole community, DEWA is working to develop an integrated electricity infrastructure that performs to the highest levels of quality and efficiency. This reflects the UAE’s advanced position in the global energy competitiveness indices for ease of access to electricity,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

Al Tayer noted that the main objective of this project is to enhance and strengthen the current electricity transmission networks to a capacity of 132/11Kv, by connecting substations to increase efficiency and accountability.

“As part of DEWA’s efforts to achieve its vision to become a sustainable innovative world-class utility, and to further develop electricity transmission plans, DEWA continuously expands electricity supplies by developing and expanding its projects, services, and facilities. DEWA’s future objectives and plans aim to increase the efficiency and accountability of its infrastructure. This promotes DEWA’s contribution to Dubai’s economic growth and prosperity. DEWA is always keen on improving its electricity and water infrastructure, to meet the increasing demands, and improve Dubai’s existing infrastructure,” concluded Al Tayer.