SNC-Lavalin wins $70m Meydan One contract

Meydan One is expected to house 83,000 people once it is completed

SNC-Lavalin has announced that it has secured a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for three substations at Meydan One in Dubai. The $70m deal will see the firm undertake the full design and delivery of the 132/11-kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substations at Mahra, Jeyad and Forsan.

As per the terms of the deal, the consultancy will also undertake the civil design and delivery of three two-storey buildings, all electrical equipment and electro-mechanical works within the real estate development.

“We have considerable experience in delivering substations, with over 2,500 completed around the world over the last 100 years, and we’re proud to be using that experience to successfully and safely deliver this project. The Mahra, Jeyad and Forsan substations are a key part of this exciting development, helping to form the backbone of the electrical infrastructure that will address growth demand in the new Meydan One development,” said Marie-Claude Dumas, president (clean power) at SNC-Lavalin.

According a statement from SNC-Lavalin, its deliverables for each of the three substations include the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the 132-kV and 11-kV switchgears, 132/11-kV 35/50 MVA transformers, shunt reactors, capacitors, earthing transformers, associated control and protections, and remote end integration.

The substations are expected to be completed and energised by the end of 2019.

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