Services: Utilities High-Level Structural Plan / Infrastructure Study for Phase 1 / Infrastructure Phasing Plan
Status: Completed - 2012
Bawabat Makkah is a visionary new city strategically located at the Western entry point of Makkah. It is an 83 km² site envisioned to comprise:
The New Government Districts
Bawabat Makkah is bounded by the old Makkah-Jeddah Road to the north and Al Leith Road to the South. The existing part of the 5th Ring Road bounds the project to the West. Makkah-Jeddah Expressway crosses the project in the East-West direction. The recently proposed alignment of Haramain Rail cuts through the southern part of the development site.
The Electrical scope of work comprised the following steps:
High-level structural plan: pertinent to the entire 83 km² development including demand load estimate of electrical power and the required broadband and telephone lines for each zone of the development. This also includes the routes of utilities infrastructure networks as well as the shared utility corridors underneath the collector roads.
Infrastructure Study for Phase 1: including the review of infrastructure scheme and verification of the demand load calculations of this phase.
Infrastructure Phasing Plan: proposing the division of development into smaller manageable blocks of 7 phases, each phase constructed with fully functional infrastructure services over a 3-year interval. The 21-year phasing strategy aimed at alleviating the complications resulting from the absence of an overall master plan while allowing a fair estimate of the power demand and facilitating SEC’ task of securing power connection to each of these 7 phases in time. The phasing strategy is based on the built-up area and land use and takes into consideration the costs of associated high voltage and medium voltage stations.