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DEWA gearing up for World Expo 2020 with expansion projects

Al Tayer visits projects supporting the event.

| | Apr 18, 2016 | 11:20 am
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H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, at a construction site

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, at a construction site

Dubai, UAE: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced that it is building three 132/11 kV substations with 45 kilometres of high-voltage (132 kV) cables, at a total cost of AED 420 million, as also water transmission networks, pumping stations and distribution stations, with a planned budget of AED 515 million.

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, visited the projects being readied for the World Expo 2020, supporting the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the announcement added.

Al Tayer, said DEWA, was accompanied by Hussain Lootah, Executive Vice President of Transmission Power at DEWA; Khalifa Al Mehairi, Vice President of Distribution Maintenance at DEWA and Saeed Al Jallaf, Vice President of Transmission Projects and Permits.

Al Tayer also visited the World Expo 2020 headquarters to discuss the progress made in the construction of the exhibition site, DEWA said, and added that he was welcomed by Najeeb Mohammed Al Ali, Senior Vice President of the Unified Project Management Office – Expo 2020, and Ahmed Al Khatib, Senior Vice President of Real Estate Development at Dubai World Trade Centre.

Al Tayer reportedly inspected the construction progress of the 132/11 kV substations. This supports Dubai Expo’s theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’, and its three sub-themes of sustainability, mobility and opportunity, said DEWA.

“To emphasise its commitment to sustainability, which is one of the main pillars of World Expo 2020 in Dubai, DEWA has also assigned a large part of the budget to clean energy-related projects in support of the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2050,” said Al Tayer. “This will make Dubai’s carbon footprint the lowest in the world.”

DEWA is also contributing to the development of all Expo 2020 facilities and services through its smart initiatives, DEWA informed, and highlighted that the Expo will have three different types of electric vehicle-charging stations from the Green Charger initiative. In tandem, it plans to install one million smart meters by 2020 across Dubai, and replace all mechanical and electromechanical meters.

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