AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution division has won an order worth approximately €200 million for eleven 132-kV Gas-insulated (GIS) Substations from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA), strengthening its partnership with this key customer and further consolidating its leading position in the region.

This order is the largest ever for AREVA T&D in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and will contribute to the development and improvement of the 132-kV electrical distribution network in order to keep up with Dubai’s rapid urban expansion. The substations will be delivered during the first semester of 2011.

Philippe Guillemot, Chairman and CEO of AREVA T&D, commented, “We are honored to have been awarded this prestigious contract. Thanks to our robust local set up and close proximity to DEWA, AREVA T&D is able to provide a solution that exactly matches DEWA's expectations. This new success further strengthens AREVA T&D's presence in the UAE.”