At the signing ceremony, Mr. Mohammed Khalil Alsayed, CEO Ithmaar Development Company ( Left) & Mr. Kevin Scott Ross, Country Manager, SNC Lavalin.

Ithmaar Development Company Awards 66kV contract on Dilmunia at Bahrain Development

Ithmaar Development Company (IDC) today announced awarding engineering consultancy services in relation to the first 66kV primary substation on the Dilmunia Health Island to leading consultancy firm SNC Lavalin.

IDC’s Chief Executive Officer and its Board Member, Mr. Mohammed Khalil Alsayed said that this award follows a careful Pre-Qualification process where we invited leading firms to submit their credentials and proposals for undertaking the required services. “SNC Lavalin is a Canadian firm with a very good track record for such services and have been working closely with the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) on similar projects,” he said.

He added that the signing of this contract allows electro-mechanical works to commence for the substation with a capacity of 48 MVA, which will cater for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Dilmunia development. The substation project works as a whole are valued at approximately BD 5 million. The substation is expected to be energized in Q3 2014 in coordination with EWA, enabling electrical power provision to Dilmunia before the end of 2014.

Dilmunia at Bahrain is a US$1.6 billion mixed-use project built on a 125 hectare man-made island that has already come up off the coast of Muharraq in Bahrain. With a unique Health and Wellness theme, Dilmunia will include hotels, residential areas, leisure and shopping districts, providing residents and visitors with hospital facilities, spas and state-of-the-art wellness services in a resort-type environment.

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Key Facts

Total Reclaimed Area: 125 hectares
Total Gross Floor Area: approximately 1,800,000 square metres

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  • Residential & Mixed 60%
  • Office 4%
  • Retail 10%
  • Hotel 9%
  • Wellness 17%