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

March 22, 2017
Abu Dhabi Executive Council has approved development projects worth Dh235 million

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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Nikki Chandler | Group Editorial Director, Energy

Nikki has 28 years of experience as an award-winning business-to-business editor, with 23 years of it covering the electric utility industry. She started out as an editorial intern with T&D World while finishing her degree, then joined Mobile Radio Technology and RF Design magazines. She returned to T&D World as an online editor in 2002 and now leads the content for EnergyTech, Microgrid Knowledge and T&D World media brands and supports Endeavor’s energy events, Microgrid Knowledge and T&D World Live. She has contributed to several publications over the past 25 years, including Waste Age, Wireless Review, Power Electronics Technology, and Arkansas Times. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas.

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