Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the completion of Mobility, the first of the main substations at the site of Dubai Expo 2020 that will be responsible for providing the mega event with electricity.
With the total cost of $47 million and the conversion capacity of 150 MVA, Mobility’s construction took two and a half years to be completed starting from July 2015. Mobility is the first of three substations for the site of Dubai Expo 2020.
Named after the themes of the event, the substations’ total cost reaches up to $114 million. The remaining two stations, Sustainability and Opportunity, are still under construction. Sustainability is 95% finished and is due to open in the upcoming February with the conversion capacity of 150 MVA and the total cost of $28 million.
On the other hand, Opportunity, the third and last substation, is 91% complete and it is due to open in the next month as well. Opportunity is being built at the total cost of $39 million. To promote the exhibition’s theme of sustainability, DEWA aims at providing half of the needed energy of Dubai Expo 2020 through renewable resources.