Dubai-based Emirates Electrical Engineering  has been awarded a contract to build a new substation in the Dubai World Trade Centre district.

The work will involve building a 132kV substation, which is expected to be completed within 20 months, before it is handed over to the Dubai Water & Electricity Company (Dewa). The contract is part of a wider effort to help meet the power needs of the World Trade Centre’s district development and new planned projects.

Emirates Electrical Engineering says it faced competition from local and international firms to win the deal.

The Dubai World Trade Centre development is the latest project in Dubai to have been revitalised in 2013, as confidence returns to the emirate’s economy and its real estate sector. Construction work on the project slowed in December 2008, but the scheme was revived in October 2013 when contractors were invited to tender for a 90,000-square-metre office building and a 555-room hotel.