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 Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has completed adjustment of the 132kV cable paths to the electricity and water service tunnels that cross under the Business Bay canal to the tourist areas in Al Safa and Jumeirah.

This was done by moving 24 cable paths, totalling 21.1km, and laying them inside 16-metre-deep underground tunnels.

"The project supports the Dubai Plan 2021 to promote Dubai’s leading regional position as a role model for the efficiency and effectiveness of electricity and water infrastructure that meets the current and future requirements of the Emirate’s development," said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dewa.

The project rearranges the 132kV high-voltage pathways and diverts them to the tunnels to open up parts of the Business Bay canal project that the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority is currently carrying out.

“Dewa has achieved a new milestone by completing the project, eight months ahead of schedule, at a total cost of Dh125 million.

Dewa is redistributing the load on high-voltage electricity substations.

“This is done by introducing some modifications to the 132kV transmission network to meet growing demand in all areas of Dubai," added Al Tayer.

"Dewa has completed other modifications on the 132kV electricity transmission network in 2015 to redistribute load on substations.

“This included extending 26.6km of cables for 14 modifications, at a cost of Dh81 million.

“Dewa is currently implementing a number of projects to extend 170km of 132kV ground cables to new substations and upgrades to provide all areas with their power needs," he concluded. Wam