It mentioned that this is element of the annual strategy for 2019, which includes expansion of the grid. ‘We have launched a number of 33/11kV substations and 33kV lines to improve power flow in the summer of 2019 and meet the growing demand,’ MJEC stated.
In North Batinah, 5 primary projects have been launched which includes building of a 33/11kV substation with a capacity of 2×20 MVA and 33kV provide lines in Majaz, Sohar. It consists of building of two 33/11kV substations with a capacity of 2×20 MVA and 33kV provide lines in Liwa, 4 feeders with a capacity of 33kV and 4 fiber optic feeders from the primary Sohar Industrial Station to Sohar Water Desalination Plant.
‘This is to enhance the operational safety of plants and ensure continuous supply of power to consumers. Further, 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 Dhahirah governorate, 4 essential projects have been launched. ‘The Ibri Industrial Station has been extended from 2×20 MVA to 3×20 MVA. In addition, the Dhank 3 substation of 33/11kV with a capacity of 2×20 MVA has been constructed. Two ground feeding cables of 33kV have been transferred from Dhank main station to Dhank substation. Further, a temporary station at Kubarah Substation has been constructed in addition to the improvement of Dhank Main Station of 33kV.’
In Buraimi governorate, MJEC has extended Al Rawdah (Al Madam) Substation from 2×6 MVA to 2×10 MVA and constructed Mahdah Station (two) of 33/11kV with a capacity of (2×20) MVA along with a 33kV line from Al Buraimi Main Industrial Station.
Eng Salem Masoud al Kaabi, chief operating officer, MJEC mentioned that these projects are element of the agenda for this year to fulfill the developing power demand, specifically in the course of the summers. “There is high consumption due to 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 our concession areas.”
Eng Yousef Ibrahim al Baloushi, acting senior manager of the Projects Office, mentioned that these projects are becoming implemented as per the highest security and high quality requirements. “They have been constructed using the best techniques and specifications under direct supervision of MJEC’s engineers taking into account quality compliance and standards that are part of the company’s operations being certified to ISO 55001 in the field of asset management.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily