Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) has awarded a power transmission contract worth more than AED300m ($81m) to India’s Larsen & Toubro for the Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone in Taweelah.

The contract involves the design, construction, testing and commissioning of the electrical medium voltage power supply via a 33kV power cable network and three 33kV/11kV primary distribution substations.

These lines will provide the main power supply for the entire phase-IA of Khalifa Port. It also involves the construction of civil buildings with utilities.

Work is due to begin immediately and is scheduled for completion by May 2012.

Located between the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in Taweelah, Khalifa Port & Industrial Zone is designed as a multi-purpose facility.

The scheme involves the construction of a world-scale container and industrial port in addition to the development of more than 100 square kilometres of buildings for industrial, residential and other uses in the first phase.