Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) announced on Monday that it has commissioned a new 400/132 kV substation in Dubai South.
The project, with a total cost of 336 million UAE dirhams ($91 million) was completed in 27 months, the Dubai utility said in a statement.
DEWA MD and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said the new substation would "increase the capacity and efficiency of the power transmission network in the area and meet the requirements of customers, developers, and the business sector, as well as the demand requirements of the new 132 kV stations at Dubai World Central."
The total value of DEWA's power transmission network under construction exceeds 10 billion dirhams ($2.7 billion), he said.
DEWA is currently conducting the final testing of 11 new 132/11 kV substations costing up to 1.5 billion dirhams ($408 million), according to the statement.
Hussein Lootah, Executive Vice President of Transmission Power at DEWA, said that the new substation increases the total number of 400/132 kV substations to 23, in addition to four new substations being built and 250 kilometres 400 kV overhead transmission lines at an estimated cost of two billion dirhams ($544 million).
The UAE, represented by DEWA, has the shortest time in the world to get electricity connection, according to a World Bank report.
(Writing by Madhura Deulgaonkar; Editing by Anoop Menon)
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