Al Dhafra Substation is a 400kV substation located in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The Al Dhafra Substation project’s construction has begun in 2018. The works are expected to be commissioned in 2021.


Al Dhafra Substation project, which is a new substation, will be operated by Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch.

The designed voltage level of the substation is 400kV and the operating voltage level is 400kV.

The step-in voltage of the project is 400kV.

Al Dhafra Substation project development status

The development of the Al Dhafra Substation project was approved by Regulation & Supervision Bureau in 2018. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.

Contractors involved in Al Dhafra Substation project

L&T Power was appointed by Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch to undertake design and construction works of the Al Dhafra Substation.

About Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch

Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch Company (TRANSCO), a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority, is a utility service provider that distributes electricity and water. The utility’s activities include planning, construction, development, operation and maintenance of electricity transmission and bulk water transmission networks. Its activities also comprises servicing for water and electricity transmission; and building the infrastructure for services. TRANSCO offers transmission of water and electricity from producers to the distribution networks. The utility operates its water and electricity transmission assets across the northern and western UAE.


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