Dubai Investments Park plans 14 power stations
Dubai, April 5, 2009
Dubai Investments Park (DIP), the largest integrated business and residential community in the Middle East, has joined hands with Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to construct 14 new power stations to cater to the rising electricity needs of the park’s tenants.
According to sources at DIP, a total of thirteen 132/11 KV substations and one large-capacity substation of 400 KV will be constructed at the park. The power stations will be located strategically to ensure that they cater for all existing and future DIP plot connections.
Omar Al Mesmar, general manager of Dubai Investments Park, said: “DIP has grown to become the Middle East’s premier industrial hub, with the park’s strategic location and world-class infrastructure attracting leading manufacturing and logistics companies from around the world. With investors continuing to flock to DIP, there has been a sharp rise in demand for electricity within the park.”
“The new power stations will adequately meet the requirements of existing tenants and also address any future demand spurred by further expansion of the Park,” Al Mesmar added. “Three of the 132/11KV substations have already been commissioned by Dewa, while two more are expected to be commissioned in July 2009.”
Dubai Investments Park hosts more than 1,200 companies, and current demand for land at DIP is estimated to be almost double the volume of land already leased as investors continue to make a beeline for the park to set up manufacturing and warehousing facilities, a statement said.
A subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, Dubai Investments Park is a self-sustaining city within a city, spread across an area of 32 million sq m consisting of three zones – Industrial, Commercial, Residential and Educational. The numerous projects undertaken at the DIP have been designed to complement each other in a community-themed master plan that provides for all aspects and requirements of a typical flourishing society, it said. – TradeArabia News Service