4 October 2017

Tavrida Electric supplies equipment for the biggest shopping centre in Ajman, United Arab Emirates

With an area of 30,000 square meters, Ajman City Center is the largest shopping and entertainment center in the emirate of Ajman. It was built in 1998. Now, the area of the center has doubled, in order to better meet the needs of contemporary visitors. Given the predicted high energy consumption of the shopping centre, the client Majid Al Futtaim has initiated a project for complete upgrade of the feeding substation.

The substations of the shopping and entertainment center are connected to the electric power network of the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA), with which Tavrida Electric has already successfully cooperated. This is a totally new project for FEWA, as the classical substation of the company's secondary distribution does not exceed 1250 A. However, this project required switchgear with four input feeders with a nominal current of 2000 A each. Since the MILE switchgear is available with current ratings up to 2500A and fully type tested in CESI, Tavrida Electric managed to fulfill the project in full accordance with the customer's requirements.

For the center’s extension, it was decided to build a new substation equipped with 18 SG15_MILE 11 kV switchgear panels.
Representatives of Majid Al Futtaim, together with the contractor Scan Electromechanical Cont. Co. L.L.C, who are installing the switchgear panels, visited the company's plant in Tallinn to check both the equipment and the plant for compliance with FEWA standards and requirements. After successful certification, all 18 panels (18 tons) were delivered to the UAE by air.

Now, Tavrida’s equipment is being commissioned and substation energizing is planned by end of September.

Ajman is the smallest emirate in the United Arab Emirates with an area of 259 km² and a population of 372,923 people. The emirate joined the UAE on December 2, 1971.
Majid Al Futtaim develops and operates a range of community and regional malls that vary in size and type. Each mall is strategically developed to meet the specific needs and requirements of its market.