DEWA signs US$81 million cabling contract

cable3The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2014. (Image source: nicksarebi/Flickr)Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced it has signed a US$81mn deal for a new 132kV underground transmission cable network 

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO of DEWA, said, “The project includes three phases, with the first phase focused on modifying loads in 132kV electricity transmission networks between Al Quoz and D Station in Jebel Ali."

The second phase involved transferring cable loads between Bu Kadra station and the 400/132kV substation at the Jebel Ali race course. The last phase was the extension of new 132kV cables to transfer electricity to the network of Jebel Ali Port, he added.

The length of the new cable network was 274,000 metres, and the scope of work included supply, extension and connecting to existing networks. The project also included adding voltage correction devices, master keys, and gas-insulated substations in accordance with the new requirements of city's new networks, according to DEWA.

The project is scheduled to be completed by December 2014.

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