WHAT WE DO

INFRASTRUCTURE

UTILITIES

Bunya is responsible for the design, implementation and management of a first class integrated regional utilities infrastructure on Reem Island. Under Bunya’s responsibility for utilities are the Power (low voltage and medium voltage networks), Gas, District Cooling, Water, Sewerage Irrigation, Storm water and Telecommunications.

The development of the power infrastructure for Reem Island consists of one main grid station and six primary Sub-Stations 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 Sub-Stations are already energized including the one that is combined within the Grid station; these Primary Sub-Stations provide power service to the three main sectors of Reem Island, each with installed capacity of 320 MVA and operating capacity of 240MVA. Out of six Primary substations, two primary Sub-Stations will be implemented in 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 potable water infrastructure comprises the latest technological, international standard and Authorities requirements. The Regional PW network delivers the water to the customers within the major 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 on 2020, and all the buildings becomes 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. Bunya 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 received from Municipality 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’

The sewerage water generated from the island will discharged out the island through Sewerage Pumping Station built by ADSSC and in return we received the Treated Sewerage Effluent/Recycled Water (TSE/RW) to be use for Irrigation Network and District Cooling. Sewerage Pipe infrastructure comprises of gravity sewerage network and Sewer force main including the 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) water 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 Major Developers’ Irrigation Reservoirs from where the water is distributed to irrigate the soft landscape area within their development. The design of the infrastructure comprises the latest technological, international standard and Authorities requirements.

As part of the development of the Roads and infrastructure for Reem Island, Storm water network is designed to drain the rainwater from surface of Reem Island. The Storm water Drainage infrastructure comprises of 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.

Transportation

More than Dh11 billion has been earmarked for investment in regional and local infrastructure projects on Reem Island. This amount excludes innovative solutions such as the planned multi-layered public transport network systems on the Island. A Light Rail system is planned to run throughout the Island and is to be fully integrated with Abu Dhabi’s main transportation networks.

The Light Rail system has already moved past the planning stage and the Island will be ready to accommodate the system with minimum inconvenience when the project is launched. Full traffic assessments, using the latest technology in traffic simulation software, along with comprehensive environmental studies, have been undertaken. This will provide modern traffic management systems to ensure optimal and smooth traffic flow at all times. It will also be combined with an eco-friendly layout comprising spectacular tree-lined boulevards that will promote a reduced dependence on cars.

Bunya is currently laying the foundations of the main regional infrastructure on the Island, including the 25-kilometer road network, which will crisscross through the project and interconnect its various districts. Approximately six million cubic meters of dredged infill is being used to create a series of raised roads more than five meters above sea level. This will enable utilities such as power, water, telecommunications, gas, district cooling, and sewerage corridors to be quickly and easily installed and ready for all three master developers and their third party developers.

Overall Operations and Support Services

Bunya’s mandate includes the overall management of Reem Island and involves:

• Integrating the master plans of the master developers.
• Integrating the project schedules of the developers.
• Designing and building the infrastructure for the regional roads and bridges, utility networks on Reem Island.
• Coordinating with Abu Dhabi local authorities on the delivery of utilities.
• Assisting master developers in getting the necessary construction permits for their projects and designs.
• Creating and implementing health, safety and environmental regulations and systems; and providing master developers with technical resources if needed.

• Developing and implementing systems, procedures and work processes for developers and contractors.
• Development of all Reem Island community infrastructure, assets/services planning, management, coordination and retention of operations & maintenance permanently or during the transition period to authorities
• Public Realm Asset Management.
• Safety and Security of Al Reem Island 24×7.
• Monitoring and reporting the Asset damages due to Traffic Accident to Authorities for maintenance.
• Bunya has been mandated to provide the service of collection and disposal of General and Construction wastes.

NOC APPLICATIONS

Construction Permits: Like Abu Dhabi City, it is mandatory in Reem Island to obtain the necessary approvals from the competent Authorities for any construction activities, infrastructure, or buildings. However, most of the applications for permits and No Objection Certificates (NOC) and submittals related to Reem Island projects shall be routed through Bunya and Master Developers.

Reem Island Security

Bunya appointed a private security company on Reem Island for different security tasks , in addition to carry out patrolling for surveillance of the public realm around the clock 24×7, monitoring the activities on Reem Island. Daily/weekly/monthly health and safety monitoring and walkthroughs performed on all the infrastructure projects/contracts. Daily/weekly/monthly health and safety monitoring and walkthroughs performed on all the infrastructure projects/contracts.

Reem Island Environmental Compliances

Bunya is charged with the implementation of an effective environmental management system on the Island and works closely with Abu Dhabi’s Environment Agency (EAD) .Bunya appointed a third-party consultant to carry out Environment Auditing Surveys (monitoring and reporting environmental issues) to determine the environmental compliance level of all the under-Construction projects till the completion of projects as required by EAD in compliance with the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) and Preliminary Construction Environmental Management Plan (PCEMP) of Reem Island.