Al Fayah – Shamkha Line is a 400kV overhead line with a length of 23km from Al Fayah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Shamkha Substation, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Construction works on the Al Fayah – Shamkha Line started in 2019 and the project was commissioned in 2021.


The Al Fayah – Shamkha Line, which is an overhead line, is being operated by Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch. The Al Fayah – Shamkha Line is a new line. The line carries alternating current (AC) through double circuit cable.

Approximately $10.75m was financed by the authorities to undertake the construction works of the project.

Al Fayah – Shamkha Line project development status

The development of the Al Fayah – Shamkha Line project was approved by Regulation & Supervision Bureau in 2019 and the project works were completed in 2021.

Contractors involved

Abengoa was appointed by Abu Dhabi Transmission and Dispatch to supply the cables for executing the 400kV Al Fayah – Shamkha Line.

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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