Work starts on $1.6billion Dilmunia substation in Bahrain

Work has begun on the primary substation serving the landmark Dilmunia at Bahrain health Island, with awarding of contract to Japan-based Fuji Electric.

By Suad Hamada (Bahrain Roundup)

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Published: Wed 17 Sep 2014, 9:13 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:45 AM

The 66kV substation will deliver electricity to roughly 40 per cent of the 125-hectare, $1.6 billion man-made island.

Fuji Electric will build the substation abroad and then deliver it to Bahrain in stages.
The energising of the primary substation will take place in Q1 2015, in time for the completion of the Seavilla development, into which Dilmunia’s first residents will move in during the third quarter.

Bahrain-based Ansari Engineering Services is responsible for the design works on the substation civil structure while Montreal-based engineering and construction group SNC Lavalin provides electro-mechanical consultancy services and associated works.

The total value of contracts related to the primary substation is almost $12.6 million.

Dilmunia is a project of master developer Ithmaar Development Company which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bahrain-based Ithmaar Bank.

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