Dubai's Supreme Council of Energy (SCE) has held talks with a high-level Iranian delegation regarding the development of an electricity infrastructure network spanning the Gulf region.
In a statement, the SCE said the discussion had dealt with the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Iran's Power Generation Transmission and Distribution Management (TAVANIR) for electricity linking between Iran and Dubai via a marine cable.
"The length of this line will be 180km with the capacity of 1500 MW," added the body.
"In this way, Dubai will be a future crossing to link between the Gulf Cooperation Council, Iran, Turkey and Europe."
Saeed Al Tayer, vice-chairman of SCE, briefed the Iranian delegation on the project which intends to effect an exchange of electricity between the two sides according to "agreed upon" needs.
It was also announced that preparations are being made to commence the second phase of the project which includes setting technical specifications and preparing tenders for selecting international consultants.