Dubai completes major infrastructure upgrades

03/02/2011 - Dubai Property News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Dubai completes major infrastructure upgrades

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has outlined the major infrastructure upgrades that it completed last year.

In a statement, the authority said it had introduced 14 new main transformation substations with a capacity of 132 KV into service during 2010.

According to DEWA, its total number of transformation substations at such capacity now stands at 153.

DEWA also said it had finished extending 128km of cable grids with a capacity of 132 KV through its projects, thereby raising the total length to 1,596km.

As a result of such measures, the authority's production capacity increased to 7461 MW in 2010 compared with 6997 MW in 2009, while the peak load increased from 5622 MW in 2009 to reach 6161 MW last year.

"In line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum … which aim to consolidate Dubai's leading position and strengthen its role as an international economic and financial pole, the year 2010 witnessed remarkable achievements for DEWA at various levels, especially the field of infrastructure," it said.

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