Consultancy Services for Etihad Rail OHL Crossings, Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Rail Network comprises a proposed railway network, which will link freight facilities and passenger stations, and form a part of the planned Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) railway network. It will run from the Saudi Arabian border at Ghweifat in the west, via or close to the cities of the Gulf coast, to the Northern Emirates and the East coast. There will also be a line running from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain, with and intended connection into the Sultanate of Oman, as well as a branch line to the gas facilities at Shah and Habshan.

The project involves relocation of 132kV, 220kV and 400kV OHLs and modifications for OHL crossings. The OHLs belong to the multiple UAE power transmission and distribution utilities, such as Transco, DEWA, FEWA, SEWA, ADDC, AADC etc.

With Jacobs as a selected Main Consultant for overall Etihad Rail Project, Energoprojekt ENTEL is in charge as design consultant for study design for the requirements of modification of OHTL, coming along the Etihad Rail project and related design-build tender preparation.

Services provided

  • Conceptual solution
  • Basic design
  • Design of modifications
  • Obtaining owner utilities approval and NOCs
  • Tendering

Technical data

  • Total of 54 OHL crossings and 5km parallel running OHL.



Etihad Rail / Jacobs