DEWA To Install 840 km Of 11kV Electrical Cables
As part of the expansion of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's (DEWA's) electricity grid to provide the most reliable services for its customers, DEWA has recently awarded contracts valued at Dhs200m to a number of national companies to lay 840 km of 11kV electrical cables.
"The implementation of this project will manage growing demand for electricity from all our customers. The scope of the contracts include the supply of both aluminum and copper cables that are needed to achieve the objectives of our electricity grid growth plan in various areas of Dubai, these cables will be utilised in several ongoing and upcoming DEWA projects," said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
"These cables will be used in several projects at DEWA, and will increase the capacity and efficiency of the electricity distribution grid in Dubai to ensure a continuous and stable supply of electricity to our customers."
The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) was formed on 1 January, 1992, by a decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum to take over and merge the Dubai Electric Company and the Dubai Water Department that had been operating independently for several years until then. Both these organizations were established in 1959 through the foresight and initiative of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the late Ruler of Dubai, as government supported bodies with the objective of making available to the people of Dubai an adequate and reliable supply of electricity and water.
Today, after near about five decades, DEWA is an inspiring success story known for its efficiency and reliability in every facet of its operations. Constant planning and forecasting to meet the growing demands of the customer has always been DEWA's well entrenched philosophy. Owing to this policy, the Authority has come a long way in serving the customers and thereby making its own contributions to the economic growth of Dubai.
Today DEWA employees a workforce of about 7696 employees who constantly endeavour to see that both the quantity and quality of services provided are of the highest standards in consistency and reliability.
Thus the expansion continues in order to meet the ever growing demand for electricity and water, and keeping this in mind DEWA continues to maintain its corporate structure and functioning in the most professional and advanced ways to ensure its continued success in the years to come.
SOURCE: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority's