Muscat: Majan Electricity Company (MJEC), aiming at providing a safe, economic and continuous power grid, has launched projects worth OMR13 million in various areas of the its concession areas during the past months of 2019.
This is a part of the MJEC's annual plan for 2019 to strengthen the grid and related projects in various concession areas of the company. It has launched a number of 33/11 kV substations and 33 KV power lines to enhance the grid capacity during the summer of 2019 to meet the growing demand for energy.
In Al Batinah North Governorate, five main projects have been launched consisting of construction of a 33/11 kV substation with a capacity of 2×20 MVA and 33 KV supply lines in Majaz, Sohar. They also include the construction of two 33/11 KV substations with a capacity of 2×20 MVA and 33 KV supply lines in Liwa, 4 feeders with a capacity of 33 KV and 4 fiber optic feeders from the main Sohar Industrial Station to Sohar Water Desalination Plant. Furthermore, the Wadi Ahin substation has been extended from 2×3 MVA to 6×2 MVA and Al Layhban substation from 2×3 MVA to 6×2 MVA.
In Ad Dhahirah Governorate, four vital projects have been launched within MJEC’s plan for this year. The Ibri Industrial Station has been extended from 2×20 MVA to 3×20 MVA. In addition, the Dhank 3 substation of 33/11 KV with a capacity of 2×20 MVA has been constructed. Two ground feeding cables of 33 KV have been transferred from Dhank Main station to Dhank Substation. Furthermore, a temporary station of 26× MVA at Kubarah Substation has been constructed in addition to the improvement and enhancement of Dhank Main Station of 33 KV.
In Al Buraimi Governorate, MJEC has extended Al Rawdah (Al Madam) Substation from 2×6 MVA to 2×10 MVA and constructed Mahdah Station (2) of 33/11 KV with a capacity of (2×20) MVA along with a 33 KV line from Al Buraimi Main Industrial Station.
Eng. Salem Masoud Al Kaabi, Chief Operating Officer, said that these projects are of priority and significance within company’s agenda for this year to fulfill the growing demand on energy, especially during the summer when loads are getting higher due to the high consumption and the expansion witnessed by the industrial areas such as Sohar Industrial Port and the Free Zone, in addition to industrial areas in different governorates within MJEC’s concession areas.
Eng. Yousef Ibrahim Al Baloushi, Acting Senior Manager of the Projects Office, said that these projects are implemented according to the safety and quality standards and provision of additional capacity in the region. They have been constricted using the best techniques and specifications under direct supervision of MJEC’s engineers, which took into account compliance with the quality standards that are part of the Company’s operations being certified to ISO 55001 in the field of asset management.
It is worth noting that MJEC is a member of Nama Group working on distribution and it supplies and distributes electricity in Al Batinah North, Ad Dhahirah and Al Buraimi.
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