BFH awards Dh27m substation contract to Japan's Sumitomo
Bahrain Financial Harbour Holding Company has awarded Sumitomo a BD2.78 million (Dh27m) contract for the procurement, assembly, installation, testing and commissioning of a second 66KV substation to be built this year at the Bahrain Financial Harbour (BFH) complex.
According to the terms of the agreement, Sumitomo, one of Japan's largest trading firms, will supply the new city substation plant in collaboration with Japan AE Power Systems.
A separate contract, estimated at about BD1.4m will soon be awarded to a civil works contractor for all civil, electrical and mechanical works required to house the plant.
This new substation, to be constructed at the landmark $3 billion (Dh11bn) project, will be dedicated solely to meet the complex's electrical power needs.
With a maximum load capacity of 48MVA, it will double BFH's total power capacity ensuring abundant and uninterrupted supply to the entire residential, commercial and other components of the development.
The substation, which will be adopted by EWA upon completion, is being built on a turnkey basis and is fully financed by BFH, which will pay for its design, supervision, construction, outfitting, testing and commissioning.
EWA has also been actively involved in the design phase, providing valuable assistance to the design consultants and then approving the final design.
Located on the western part of the development across from the Dhow Harbour, it is expected to cost more than BD4.5m and is scheduled for completion by the first quarter of 2011.
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