Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded contracts to various manufacturers for 990 transformers in a bid to improve power supply in the city with LV Smart Meters.
Under the AED93m ($25m) contracts, selected manufactures will design, build, test and supply 11/0.4kV, 1,500kVA and 1,000kVA cast resin distribution transformers with LV smart meters.
Installation of new transformers is expected to further enhance the capacity and reliability of the electricity distribution network in Dubai.
DEWA managing director and CEO Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer said: “DEWA continues to implement vital development projects in line with its vision, which is aligned with federal and local strategies.
“These include the UAE Vision 2021, the National Agenda, the UAE Centennial 2071, Dubai Plan 2021, and the Smart Dubai initiative.
“We have made significant achievements and excelled in our efficiency, sustainability, and optimal management of infrastructure investments, and smart network operations. In all our operations, we focus on availability, reliability, and efficiency in our electricity and water services.”
Deliveries under the contract will be carried out by July next year.
The contract also supports DEWA’s on-going efforts to expand the electricity distribution network.
In March, DEWA awarded $348m contracts to construct four 400/132kV substations to increase the capacity and efficiency of its electricity and transmission networks. Substations were added to DEWA’s existing 21 400/132kV substations.