DIP’s 7th Dewa substation boosts power generation capacity by 16.66% Filed on January 10, 2021

Dewa to facilitate electricity supply and seamlessly support requirements across all sectors in DIP.

Dubai Investments Park (DIP) has increased the power generation capacity by 16.66 per cent, facilitating a total power load of 1050 megavolt-amperes (MVA), with the 7th Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) substation.

Omar Al Mesmar, general manager, Dubai Investments Park, said: “ This project is part of DIP’s relentless pursuit to enhance and provide advanced and integrated infrastructure for electricity and water according to the highest standards of availability, reliability, efficiency, and safety. The 7th operational Dewa substation, will increase transformation capacity, boost the efficiency of power grids in the area, and enhance power capacity, facilitating improved services to existing tenants and new tenants and is in line with the sustainable development needs of DIP.”

As part of the ongoing strategic initiatives with Dewa, strengthening the grid and ensuring a reliable and efficient power supply, the 132/11 Kilovolt (kV) gas insulated switchgear substation, located in DIP 1, is engineered to meet the needs of the industrial, commercial and residential sectors across DIP. Set up by a Dewa approved contractor and a specialist in the field of 132 kV substation projects worldwide, the contract covered the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the 132/11kV substation in DIP.

Equipped with advanced digital control protection and telecommunication systems, the substation commissioned by the Dewa approved contractor, is operated by Dewa, enabling easy access to service users. The new substation has a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt-amperes (MVA) with 18 kilometers of 132kV cables to connect with Dewa’s network.

DIP is benefiting with the addition of the 7th substation to manage supply capacity. The sub stations in DIP make electricity available to more than 10,000 tenants and sub-tenants and more than 160,000 residents, for about 24 hours each day, facilitating a conducive environment across DIP.

With the 7th operational Dewa substation, a total load capacity of 1050 megavolt-amperes (MVA) will be provided across DIP, as part of the efforts to enhance services and operations. DIP aims to remain committed to its strategy to enhance infrastructure facilities, to meet the various demands and requirements, strengthening DIP’s competitiveness with a focus on green economy. —

Staff Reporter

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