Engineering Consultancy Services for 132/33kV Substation for RTA’s Metro Route 2020 Project for Dubai Expo 2020, Dubai

The works related to three (3) nos of 132/33kV Main Power Substations (MPS)  represent a part of RTA’s Dubai Metro Route 2020 project, where Expolink is the Main contractor for Metro Project. The scope of works includes conceptual design, tendering, design review, site supervision and project management of turnkey Design and Built works of 132/33kV substations as per the requirement of Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) & Road & Transport Authority (RTA).  MPS-6 is feeding power to the down stream 33kV Network for Extension of existing REDLINE Metro till the Expo 2020 site and other two MPS  (MPS-4 & 5) are part of Enhancement of existing Dubai Metro Network. MPS-6 is located at DIP area, MPS-5 is located on Sheikh Zayed road near Gold & Diamond Park and MPS-4 is located in Gusaise Area near RTA depo.

The Scope of Consultancy Services covers conceptual design, tendering, estimate, design verification, supervision, witnessing FAT/type tests, Project management and warranty services etc. Coordination between the various stake holders like DEWA, RTA, Expolink, Engineer etc.

Services provided

  • Conceptual Design
  • Tender documents preparation and verification
  • Cost Estimation
  • Clarifications to queries raised by tenderers (EPC contractors) during tendering stage
  • Technical evaluation of received bids and preparation of Technical evaluation report
  • Commercial Evaluation of received bids and preparation of commercial evaluation report and final recommendations
  • Tender negotiations and assistance in contract award
  • Preparation of respective contract documents
  • Design revise which includes documents, drawings, material, method statements etc.
  • Project Management (including but not limited to overall project management, schedule controlling, monitoring, interface management and controlling, etc)
  • Interfaces with DEWA & RTA for 132kV & 33kV SCMS, Protection Modifications & Cabling Works
  • Site Supervision of site construction activities, testing and witnessing the tests by contractor on all equipment during and after the construction
  • FATs in the manufacturers’ facilities
  • Supervision of the commissioning and subsequent warranty period services
  • Handing over procedures for RTA & DEWA including spares based on RAMS studies.

Technical data

  • MPS-4: GRNLMTRO 132/33kV Substation
  • MPS-5: DXBMTRO 132/33kV Substation
  • MPS-6: REDLMTRO 132/33kV Substation



Expolink (Main Contractor for Dubai Metro Route 2020 project)


End User

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

Road & Transport Authority (RTA)