Royal Haskoning DHV

Power System Studies

Ras Al Khair Shipyard

SPE was contracted by Royal Haskoning DHV, to carry out a series of power system studies using ETAP for a large shipbuilding yard located in the Middle East.

SPE’s scope included creating a full ETAP model of the whole site, consisting of 8 major load areas, each containing multiple local substations. The total number of substations on the site was in excess of 150, and had a maximum power demand of over 120MW, creating an exceptionally large and complex site.

SPE carried out a series of loadflow, short circuit, motor starting and arc flash studies for the entire site, considering multiple operating configurations and contingencies. The final 90+ page study report provided extensive in-depth explanation and detail of the studies undertaken.

In addition to the base scope, SPE also provided various ad-hoc consultancy advice on the use of soft starters, fault level mitigation techniques and guidance on the interface and operating conditions with the utility company.

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Key Features

Client: Royal Haskoning DHV
Industry: Marine / Industrial
Plant Type: Shipyard
Project: System Studies
Contract: Lump Sum
Date: 2017

“SPE was appointed to undertake a significant ETAP study for a site containing over 150 substations and a total power demand in excess of 120MW.”