A second 66kV primary substation has been energised at the site of Bahrain’s Dilmunia development, securing electricity for ongoing projects and those expected over the next three years.
Ithmaar Development Company (IDC) made the announcement as the $1.6billion development continues to take shape.
The first substation was brought online back in August 2016 to facilitate phase one operations at site, which is expected to be complete in 2022.
Mohammed Khalil Alsayed, CEO of IDC, said: “With the completion of all the primary infrastructure phases expected by year-end and the construction of the second primary substation, we are ready to provide the power supply and the other services that meet our sales strategy and the expected developments.”
The project's scope of work consists of a resort-style manmade health island located off the northeast coast of Bahrain.
When complete, the four-phase development will feature three five-star hotels, a four-star hotel, 358-bed hospital, 118 large villas, 1,362 residential units, 160 serviced apartments, supermarkets, commercial and retail outlets, cinemas, arcade, and waterfront restaurants.