DEWA begins Dh101.5m project to replace cables

DUBAI — Dubai utility has started a new project worth Dh101.5 million to replace oil cable 132KV at length of 60 Km that aims to increase reliability and efficiency of its grids. The new cables are characterised by their reliability and efficiency, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) said.

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Published: Wed 29 Dec 2010, 11:32 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 10:12 AM

“This project is part of a series of other projects aiming at the constant update of DEWA’s infrastructure as well as raising its efficiency and capacity in order to secure delivering outstanding services at highest level of reliability,” DEWA Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said.

The oil cables which will be replaced have been in service at DEWA’s electricity grids for a long time, Al Tayer said.

“The total length of the cables to be replaced reaches 60Km. These cables will cover Al Satwa, Al Hudaiba, Riqat Al Buttain, Al Mankhol, Dry Dock. The project will be completed within 5 to 12 months according to each area. Additionally, work scope in this project includes systems of protection and the required amendments to connect these cables with DEWA’s Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition System,” Al Tayer added.

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