Apr 04 2007
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Infrastructure development at Reem Island gathers momentum; AED 520 million grid station project awarded to ABB
Abu Dhabi, April 4th 2007: To meet the requirements of the developers of Reem Island, Reem Developers, Sorouh and Tamouh , Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) , has awarded ABB an AED520million grid station project with a capacity of 1,500 MVA. Fully dedicated to Al Reem Island, the 400KV grid station project was approved by the Executive Council and will be connected to the Abu Dhabi grid via underground 400KV cables. Integrated with Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Island, the station will provide 1,500MVA to the Island aimed at providing a reliable supply of electricity.
Dr. Falah Mustafa, CEO of Bayt Al Khidma, on behalf of all three developers said, "ABB is a reputable company with a proven track record in this field. The company has a long history of providing high voltage power supply to customers worldwide. The first phase of the project has commenced. It will be delivered within 18 months and the entire project is due for completion in three years."
Al Reem Island will shortly receive its temporary power supply which is required for construction. Abu Dhabi Distribution Company (ADDC) has supplied 16 cable feeders with a total cable length of 48,000m from the E19 Grid Station in Abu Dhabi. The cost of this temporary network exceeds AED 20 million and it has a full capacity of 80 MVA. The work is almost complete and the network is expected to be energized within a couple of weeks. Bayt Al Khidma has prepared the first phase of the temporary network on Al Reem with a total cable length of 28,000m and with 20 substations. The cost of the first phase network is about AED 17 million.
Bayt Al Khidma is the organization launched by Reem Developers, Sorouh and Tamouh to be the official facilitator between the developers of Abu Dhabi's land mark project, Al Reem Island.
Bayt Al Khidma also works to ensure that the whole island works within the same parameters and towards the same objectives. It facilitates the communication process and act as the governing body of the island in a mutually acceptable format for all parties in areas such as building permits, design standards, codes, stamp duty and the issuance of unit deeds.
About Al Reem Island
Located 350 meters away from the northern shores of Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island is an exquisite slice of natural paradise anchored on the pristine blue waters of the Arabian Sea. The picturesque island makes a perfect setting for the Al Reem mega development project, placing it a class apart from any other real estate project in the region.
The Al Reem project offers the unique amalgamation of the vibrancy of a chic, urban metropolis and the rejuvenating tranquility that only a secluded island can provide. Spread across 6.5 million square meters of the sprawling Al Reem isle, the development project holds the distinction of being the largest ever in Abu Dhabi. It is also the first of its kind in the region to be executed on a natural island. Al Reem Island offers all the services for community living such as residential & commercial units, shopping centers, medical facilities, schools and landscaped parks.
With investments exceeding $ 30 billion dollars from the three developers of the project; Tamouh , Sorouh and Reem Investments , Al Reem Island will be one of the most spectacular developments in the region.
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