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Adwea unit launches $84m expansion projects

ABU DHABI, October 28, 2017

Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch (Transco), a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (Adwea), has launched a package of new expansion projects in the emirate and the northern region, at a total cost of Dh359 million ($84.12 million).

The package includes a Dh189-million project to link the Barakah nuclear power plant to a 400-kV power transmission station through a dual line between Baraka and Bab. Another project entails linking the four reactors of Baraka nuclear power plant with Transco's central control centre at a total cost of Dh27 million, said a statement from the Abu Dhabi utility firm.

Other projects include expansion works in the power stations of Madinat Zayed, Al Saadiyat, Al Bahiya and Al Shamkha South, it stated.

Abdullah Ali Musleh Al Ahbabi, the chairman of the Adwea Board of Directors, said the projects are part of the authority’s five-year (2016-2020) plan, aimed at sustaining efficiency of water and electricity services to consumers.

Transco is also carrying out works to extend a pipeline of 1,400mm diameter from Al Mirfa Water Plant to its pumping station. The project is being executed at a total cost of Dh8.4 million, said the Abu Dhabi utility firm.

The company is also engaged in an Dh5.8-million project to upgrade points 2 and 4, along the Fujairah water transmission pipeline, it added.-TradeArabia News Service




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