MEP Awards 2017: Ramboll seals Electrical Project of the Year award
Ramboll won the Electrical Project of the Year award staving stiff competition from several other nominees in the category
Ramboll won the Electrical Project of the Year award staving stiff competition from several other nominees in the category.
Ramboll won the award for the Jumeirah Gate project, which the company described as a “challenging electrical design project due to use of different usage, load and diversities with overall electrical loads”.
Ramboll MEP director Sean Murphy said: “First of all we have an amazing architect Killa Design along with project management firm Mirage. And lastly our internal MEP team because it was a very challenging project and we delivered it to LOD 300 in BIM.
“There was high pressure on deliverables, and it was a very iconic project and will be a stand out development once finished,” Murphy added.
Ramboll managed to achieve a safe and efficient design thanks to adaptation of energy-efficient technology and best industry practice in compliance with local and international codes.
The energy consumption was monitored via BMS monitoring for hotel/residential spaces along with public areas. Lighting control in public areas was controlled via sensors, and timers were designed for energy conservation.
The main design challenge, however, was the location of major electrical plant rooms and optimisation of the electrical loading on the transformer without any compromise to client aspiration. The initial design load of 42 MW was reduced to 37 MW.
“With LEED coming into the equation four to five years ago, ESTIDAMA coming in to Abu Dhabi and now we have Sa’fat coming in to Dubai – the world is general is getting more energy efficient and aware. And it’s something we integrate in our projects, regardless of the design,” he added.