Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has revealed it plans to build 91 stations and substations in the emirate over the next three years, in a programme expected to cost $3.1bn (AED11.4bn).

The utility will develop 85 stations worth $2.4bn (AED9bn), and six 400/132kV substations worth $653.4m (AED2.4bn), HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, said.

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DEWA recently awarded a $285.9m (AED1.05bn) construction contract for electricity transmission projects, including a 400/132kV substation, two 132/11kV substation, and 75km of 132kV ground cables.

In 2017, the utility completed 21 substations of 400kV, with 1,150km of ground cables laid.

“DEWA’s necessary investments total $22.1bn (AED81bn) over the next five years,” Al Tayer revealed.

“There are currently 252 132/11kV substations [in Dubai], with 16 inaugurated in 2018.

“Through its huge projects, DEWA seeks to support and raise the capacity and efficiency of transmission networks to meet the growing demand for energy and all the needs of sustainable development in the emirate,” added Al Tayer, according to Dubai Media Office.