BBA

Metallurgy

EMAL Project
  • LOCATION
    Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • CLIENT
    Emirates Aluminium Limited (EMAL)
  • PROJECT
    Detailed Engineering
  • PERIOD
    2007-2010
  • DISCIPLINES
    Electrical, Automation, Civil and Mechanical Engineering

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

A joint venture constituted of SNC-Lavalin International Inc. and Worley Parsons (referred to as "SLWP") was contracted by EMAL to act as the EPCM contractor for the construction of Phase 1 of this world class greenfield aluminum smelter with a nominal capacity of 700,000 tons per year including a 2400 MW power plant and port facilities. Within the scope of this mandate, BBA provides detailed engineering services in the energy and automation areas.

 

BBA'S MANDATE

Electrical Engineering

  • 400/220/33 kV GIS (gas insulated switchgear)
  • 400-220 kV, 220-33 kV, 33-6.6 kV, 33-0.4 kV and 6.6-0.4 kV transformers
  • 6.6/0.4 kV switchgears
  • 350 kA rectifier sets, DC collector busses and harmonic filters
  • HV/MV/LV cables and underground cable routing
  • Power plant interface, utility interface and system studies (stability, transient, short-circuit, load flow, protection coordination and grounding grid)

Automation Engineering

  • PLC programming establishing instrumentation and control standards
  • Orphan package: Functional description, PLC programming, FAT (Factory Acceptance Tests) and commissioning
  • Awarded package: Deliverable review, FAT (Factory Acceptance Tests) assistance
  • Ethernet and ControlNet (manufacturing) communication network
  • Expertise services for the fibre optic network

Civil and Mechanical Engineering

  • Main substation building (100 m x 45 m), including five (5) transformer bays and HVAC systems
  • 19 area substations (25 m x 6 m), including 4-transformer bays and HVAC systems
  • 10 transformer and rectifier bays, including DC collectors and harmonic filters