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Abu Dhabi Approves $64 Million in Infrastructure Projects, Includes T&D

Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved development projects worth Dh235 million ($64 million) as part of its plans to boost the infrastructure in United Arab Emirates. According to news reports coming out of the UAE, the approval includes a power link to move power generated by the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant to the Emirates' existing power grid at a cost of Dh63 million.

The project seeks to "guarantee continuity of electric supply," and includes the construction of four 400V overhead transmission lines at the Barakah plant, which will link to the two main stations in Madinat Zayed and Bab 2. These will supply power to the Abu Dhabi General Transport Company network and control center through the transmission of 5,600 MW from the overall power generated at the station.

The committee also approved a project to develop the electricity distribution network in Ghayathi and Jebel Dhanna in Al Dhafra, Abu Dhabi at a cost of Dh41.5 million. The project includes the supply and installation of electric cables over 89 km to reach the optimal use of power resources, and reinforce sustainable power efficiency in new housing units in Ghayathi and Jebel Dhanna.

Other projects include road construction and improvements.

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