The Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) of the UAE is set to spend about Dh1.3 billion ($354 million) on the development of new power distribution stations and expansion of key facilities in the Northern Emirates, said a report.
The major projects include construction of 25 new power distribution stations, expansion of 17 existing stations and replacement of overhead electric cables with underground ones in the emirates of Ajman, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah and Umm Al Quwain (UAQ), reported the Khaleej Times citing a senior official.
UAQ will have five power stations including the main station at the Umm Al Thaub area, stated Mohammed Saleh, the director-general of Fewa.
“Four other stations worth over Dh28 million ($7.62 million) will be built at Al Hamra-2 in April, Al Suwaihat in June, Intersection-2 in August, and the Old City in December,” he said.
Ten stations will be built in different areas of Ras Al Khaimah, he said, adding that a major station being built at a cost of Dh70 million ($19.05 million) is due to be ready this month (February). The other nine substations will be built at a cost of Dh28 million ($7.62 million) at Shaml, Shaikh Khalifa, Al Rams-2, Ghalila, Al Jazeera Industrial area, Al Dheit, Al Hamraniya, Al Rifa-3 in and Al Daqdaqa by the year-end.