UAE-based luxury developer Damac Properties has awarded a major contract to Emirates Electrical Engineering (EEE) for the setting up of a third 132/11 kV substation at its 55-million-sq-ft master community, Akoya Oxygen.
The new substation, which will feed power to a further 2,888 villas and 855 apartments, is expected to be commissioned within two years, reported TradeArabia.
This is the third contract awarded by Damac for the construction of substations at Akoya Oxygen, and is the first for EEE, following previous substation builds by ABB and Jazeera Emirates, said the company in a statement.
Located off the Umm Sequim Road extension and 15 minutes from Damac Hills, Akoya Oxygen will include contemporary residential properties of various sizes surrounding an 18-hole championship golf course.
“This is the first major contract to be awarded in 2018 as we continue to accelerate construction development at Akoya Oxygen, to provide electrical supply for all residential units in phases 6, 7 and 9,” remarked Mohammed Tahaineh, the senior VP (Commercial) Damac Properties.
“We are making positive progress with construction efforts at Akoya Oxygen and across all our developments, with more than Dh3.5bn ($952mn) in contracts awarded in 2017 alone.”
Damac's flagship master community, Akoya Oxygen offers a tranquil environment with lush, green surroundings in a secluded, family-friendly community, with energy-efficient homes surrounded by beautiful landscaping and cascading water features.
Community precincts at Akoya Oxygen will contain facilities arranged around local plazas that house a variety of functions such as mosques, clinics, schools, nurseries, gyms, post offices, restaurants and local grocery shops, it added.