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Kahramaaa Develops Its First Substation For Q-Rail

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Kahramaa- Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation, managed to achieve its strategic plans by generating the first electricity plant to serve Qatar Rail Company (Q-Rail) in Ras Abu Fontas area which will be feeding Doha Metro Project.

Kahrammaa, along with the working team and Qatar Rail Company achieved operational works of the substation 132/33 KV where the project took 16 months and was completed on July 17. The plant will be supplied from Al Thumama Super Station and generation plant at Ras Abu Fontas.

The substation was designed with two separated systems for operation. The first one is 132 KV will be generated by Kahramaa and the second system 33KV will be generated by Q-Rail.

The substations are connected to Ras Abu Fontas and Al Thumama super substations with the existing 2x132kV cable circuits, where it has been designed, constructed, and provided with adequate power for this project.

Plans are on to construct four more substations (including one 220/132/33kV substation), for which the work will be commencing before the end of December.

The project is an achievement for Kahramaa, it is based on the study of feasibility results related to implementation of several stations to feed new rail projects and also expansion of other feeding plants.

The project was supervised by Kahrammaa  working team and senior management directions as well as working team of Q-Rail. Kahramaa focuses on high safety standards in all its activities including the project of rail station, where the working hours reached till July 17, 2017 are more than 3.375 hours without injuries or incidents.

Kahramaa is also keen to maintain high standards of working and living conditions for workers which positively affected the completion of the project.

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