SNC-Lavalin wins major Meydan One MEP contract
The Canadian project management firm will design and deliver three substations which form part of Meydan One's electrical infrastructure
SNC-Lavalin has won a significant engineering and procurement services contract for Dubai’s luxury Meyden One development.
The win, valued at approximately $70m (AED90m) according to a statement on Wednesday, will see the Canada-based project management firm design and deliver all three 132/11kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substations – including the civil design and delivery of 3 two-storey buildings, all electrical equipment and electro-mechanical works.
The substations, expected to be energised in late 2019, are a key component of the electrical infrastructure of the Meydan One Development – one of Dubai’s biggest planned developments with a land mass exceeding 3.6 million sqm and a gross floor area of over 5 million sqm.
The firm said: “Deliverables for each of the three substations include the design, procurement, installation and commissioning of the 132kV and 11kV switchgears, 132/11kV 35/50MVA transformers, shunt reactors, capacitors, earthing transformers, associated control and protections, and remote end integration.”
Speaking on the news, Marie-Claude Dumas, president, clean power at SNC-Lavalin, said: “The Mahra, Jeyad and Forsan substations are a key part of this exciting development, helping to form the backbone of the electrical infrastructure that will address growth demand in the new Meydan One development.”
The news comes amid a flurry of contract wins for SNC-Lavalin over the past few months.
Two weeks ago saw the Canadian firm sign a whopping $1.5bn (OMR576m) contract with Omani plastics to design and build a greenfield polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastics plant 150km southeast of Oman’s capital Muscat.
In May, the Central District Cooling Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Tabreed, signed a $42m (SAR160m) with SNC to build infrastructure needed to increase cooling capacity at the Mekkah site by a quarter.