ABB has won an order worth more than $90 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to build the Shams 400 kV substation that will integrate solar power from upcoming phases of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park into the city’s electrical grid.
This will be ABB’s second substation for the park. The company will be responsible for the design, supply, and installation and commissioning of the Shams 400/ 132 kV substation, including supply of 400 and 132 kV power transformers, gas-insulated switchgear, protection, automation and control systems as well as surveillance and communication systems, the company stated in the press release.
Once completed, the substation will have an overall capacity of more than 2,000 MVA.
Phase-3 of the project should be finished in 2020.