Dh10b Fewa projects to be implemented

SHARJAH - Electricity and water projects nationwide worth up to Dh10 billion are being implemented now by the Federal Electricity & Water Authority of the UAE (Fewa) to meet increasing demand, director-general of Fewa Mohammed Mohammed Saleh stated.

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Published: Wed 22 Aug 2012, 10:44 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 2:34 PM

In Phase-1 which was carried out last year, electricity projects worth Dh5 billion were aimed to increase the transfer capacity of the grid to 7100 mega volts and for distribution grids from 4400 to 6600 mega volts.

Phase-2, with a total cost of Dh1.3 billion, covers Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Dhaid, Deba and Fujairah.The Government of Abu Dhabi is working on meeting 95% of total demand on electricity in all emirates by 2013 and increasing desalination capacity from 30 per cent to 41 per cent by 2012, Saleh added.

The efforts also seek to decrease dependence of underground water from 24 per cent to nine per cent by 2013 as well as to increase the share of desalinated water in total consumption from 76 per cent to nine per cent by 2013.

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