The development of the power infrastructure for Reem Island consists of one main grid station and six primary substations that cater for the entire island’s needs, which embraces the future demand forecast for the island. The design of the infrastructure comprises the latest technological and international standards. The infrastructure construction strictly adopts and adheres to up-to-date specifications based on the latest international construction codes. The main grid station providing 2000 MVA power and four primary substations are already energized including the one that is combined within the grid station; these primary substations provide power service to the three main sectors of Reem Island, each with installed capacity of 320 MVA and operating capacity of 240MVA. The remaining two primary substations will be implemented in the future; their construction will be phased in line with future development plans. A substantial part of the 22KV and LV networks, including cabling works, and distribution substations with all associated equipment, have already been completed, and the majority of the 22KV feeders are now energized. The remaining is envisaged to be completed in the future planned phases.
The development of the Potable Water (PW) infrastructure for Reem Island consists of a regional main PW distribution network including interfacing with TRANSCO Water Transmission Pipelines that cater the PW demand for the entire island’s needs, which embraces the future demand forecast for the island. The design of the PW infrastructure comprises the latest technological, international standard and Authorities requirements. The regional PW network delivers the water to the customers within the master developers’ local PW networks providing in total of 146,701 m3 of water for the total built out population.
The natural gas network on Reem Island comprises 16-bar and 4-bar networks. A considerable part of the regional gas network has already been constructed, however due to non-availability of natural gas in the beginning of the development, the network in the island was temporarily operated on synthetic natural gas (SNG), but now it has been converted to natural gas which was energized in 2020, such that all the buildings are supplied with natural gas.
District cooling is a centralised system supplying the buildings of Reem Island with chilled water for cooling/air conditioning purposes. District cooling is the latest, state-of-the-art technology, which ensures benefits to the end-users and provides a sustainable environment. Master Developers has been mandated to provide district cooling facilities to all public domains and non-commercial entities such as the Sorbonne University, hospitals and schools on Reem Island.
The makeup water for District Cooling Plant is designed to be supplied by 35% from Potable Water and 65% from polished water produced from the Polishing Plant where the treated sewerage effluent recycled water received from ADDC will be further treated to high standards for District Cooling Plants. The design of the infrastructure comprises the latest technological, international standard and Authorities requirements’ However, at this moment Polished Water/Recycled Water not yet available in Reem Island, therefore temporarily 100% of DC Make-up Water is supplied from ADDC Potable Water.
The sewerage water generated from the island will discharged out the island through sewerage pumping station built by ADSSC and in return Reem Island will receive the Treated Sewerage Effluent/Recycled Water (TSE/RW) to be use for Irrigation Network and District Cooling Make-up Water. The sewerage infrastructure comprises a gravity sewerage network and sewer force main including a pumping station. The design of the infrastructure comprises the latest technological, international standard and Authorities requirements.
Irrigation water in Reem Island is designed to utilize treated sewerage effluent/ recycled water (TSE/RW) which is yet to be supplied to the island by ADDC. The development of the irrigation water infrastructure for Reem Island consists of a regional main Irrigation (TSE/RW) feeder, irrigation reservoir & pumping station and irrigation distribution network. The irrigation (TSE/RW) feeder is designed to deliver the TSE/RW to the master developers’ irrigation reservoirs from where the water is distributed to irrigate the soft landscape area within their developments. The design of the infrastructure comprises the latest technological, international standard and Authorities requirements. However, at this moment Recycled Water is not yet available in Reem Island, therefore temporarily 100% of Irrigation Water is supplied from ADDC Potable Water.
As part of the development of the roads and infrastructure for Reem Island, the storm water network is designed to drain the rainwater from surface of Reem Island. The storm water Drainage infrastructure comprises of a storm water pipe network and outfall structures. The design of the infrastructure comprises the latest technological, international standard and Authorities requirements.
The residents of Reem Island will enjoy a complete telecommunications package, including voice, data, internet, and video-based technologies through fiber optic networks on the island. UTT Technology has partnered with Bunya to bring state-of-the-art smart home technology to the whole of Reem Island. Residents of Reem Island will benefit from the fully integrated smart home technology systems available within their homes whereby they will be able to control air conditioning, lights and curtains through one-touch panels or remotely through a mobile phone, internet or PDA. In future, the Telecommunication services would be available from EITC/DU.