DAMAC Properties awards contract for electrical substations to Danway EME

The substations are expected to accelerate the development of DAMAC Lagoons and provide power supply to the first stage of development

DAMAC Properties has announced that it has awarded the contract to build electrical substations at its master planned community, DAMAC Lagoons, to Danway EME.

Under the supervision of Energoprojekt Entel Co, a consultancy approved by DEWA, the substations will be built according to the highest quality standards and in compliance with DEWA’s strictest regulations and specifications, a statement said.

The substations are expected to accelerate the development of DAMAC Lagoons and provide power supply to the first stage of development, including Central Hub, it added.

In June 2022, DAMAC told Middle East Construction News (MECN) that North America is a key target market for the developer and, later that month, launched the Safa Two Tower with de GRISOGONO.

“In continuation of DAMAC’s commitment to deliver this project on time, the first substation has been awarded to Danway EME, given its long history of delivering quality power projects on time. As a developer, these are essential to fulfilling our commitments as far as our own deliverables are concerned and ensure that we provide the highest standards for utility services to our customers,” said Mohammed Tahaineh, General Manager of Projects at DAMAC Properties.

The scope of works includes the design, supply, construction, installation as well as testing and commissioning of substations. The first substation, to be completed in 22 months, is located in close proximity to Hessa Street and once commissioned, will have a conversion capacity of 150MVA.

The other 132/11kV substation, meanwhile, will begin construction soon. In addition to reduced project completion duration, both substations have enhanced safety features and allow greater flexibility in construction.

In July 2022, DAMAC said piling work was underway at its Cavalli Tower project while, in September 2022, it said that an ultra-luxurious mansion development was being added to DAMAC Hills.

Launched in November 2021, the DAMAC Lagoons project is based around the concept of ‘The Eight Wonders of the Mediterranean’ and aims to turn 45mn square feet of space into a community of villas and townhouses built around one million square feet of lagoons.

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