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Dubai Mobility substation to be operational in August

Mobility is one of the three substations implemented by DEWA within the Expo 2020 Dubai Park

DUBAI, 19th June, 2017 (WAM) -- Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has said that the 132/11 kilovolt, kV, substation, which will have a conversion capacity of 150 megavolt amperes, MVA, is 80 percent complete, and is expected to be operational by the end of August.

Mobility is one of the three substations implemented by DEWA within the Expo 2020 Dubai Park. Construction began on 1st July 2015, at a total cost of AED173 million, made up as AED80 million for the plant and AED93.6 million for 132kV cables.

DEWA is building 3 major 132/11 kV substations, with 45 kilometres of high-voltage 132kV cables, at an estimated total cost of AED420 million. The substations are named Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity after the three subthemes of Expo 2020, whose main theme is, ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future.’ The Sustainability station is due to be operational in October 2017, and the Opportunity station in December 2017. In addition, DEWA is working on a project to extend major water transport networks, using 600mm and 1,200mm diameter pipes, as well as pumping stations and distribution networks, at an estimated total cost of approximately AED515 million, to raise water flow and ensure the continuity of adequate supplies to meet the increasing demand of water.

"In line with the vision of the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to host the best Expo that the world has ever seen in Dubai, and to emphasise its commitment to sustainability, which is one of the subthemes of World Expo 2020, DEWA has also assigned AED3 billion to clean-energy-related projects to support the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, to provide 7 percent of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2020, 25 percent by 2030, and 75 percent by 2050. The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will provide 400MW of clean energy to Expo 2020 Dubai," said Al Tayer.

He added, "DEWA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Expo 2020 Dubai, to become its Official Sustainable Energy Partner. DEWA and Expo 2020 Dubai are working together on projects related to renewable energy, electricity, and water, and launched a wide variety of initiatives that will be implemented according to the highest international standards. This supports the Smart Dubai initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world." "DEWA’s smart initiatives are making a difference to all the facilities and services of Expo 2020. Shams Dubai will contribute power from solar arrays installed on Expo 2020’s buildings, and three different types of electric vehicle charging stations will be provided from the Green Charger initiative. Through the Smart Applications through Smart Meters and Grids initiative, DEWA is also building a smart grid. This will be the first network in the world to cover generation, transmission, and distribution systems. The smart grid includes demand side management, asset management, distribution automation, substation automation, system integration, and smart meters," added Al Tayer.

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