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Kahramaa signs QR8.3bn power expansion deal to meet growing demand

Kahramaa signs QR8.3bn power expansion deal to meet growing demand

To meet the growing demand for electricity in the country, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) yesterday signed contracts worth a total QR8.3 bn with local and international companies for expansion of electricity network.
The projects — Phase 13 of Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Plan — include construction of 77 substations and laying of 453.3km Extra High Voltage (EHV) cables.
“The projects will serve different sectors in the country, the most important of which is the land sector, which has been allocated by the government to the citizens,” said Kahramaa’s President Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari in a press conference held yesterday.
“The projects will also cover a range of industrial sectors, economic zones and logistics areas, in addition to one of the major World Cup stations”, said Al Kuwari.
Addressing a press conference at Kahramaa headquarters, Kahramaa President Eng  Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari signed the contracts with representatives of the companies, in the presence of the Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada.
The upcoming projects involve contractors and consultants for Transmission infrastructure development to implement through appropriate international and local private EPC participation. The EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contracts for Phase 13 are for the supply and commissioning of transmission cable and substations.
All projects will contribute to improving the power infrastructure in and around Doha, enabling Kahramaa to help achieving Qatar National Vision 2030.  These projects include construction of total 77 substations which are being built in various locations of the country. Phase 13 projects also cover up upgrading of few old substations. The project will also witness laying of total 453.3 Kilo Meters Extra High Voltage (EHV) cables.
“Nine contracts have been signed today worth QR8.3bn to expand the local network of the state and support the development and expansion of the country, and the increasing demand for electricity in residential, commercial and industrial sectors in Qatar,” said HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada.
“The period of implementation of these contracts extends from 16 to 26 months, and were signed with huge and specialised international companies, stressing that these companies will be used in the subcontracts of Qatari companies,” he added.
The expansion plan has been laid down to meet the growing demand for electricity in Qatar, as the country continues to witness tremendous development and urbanization, said Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari.
The project aims to ensure stable power supply to all sectors including households, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals and schools.
A major contract in the transport networks is awarded to a local Qatari company.
Contracts for construction of sub- stations were signed with Siemens AG & Siemens consortium (Qatar ), Larsen& Toubro (India), NCC (KSA), Gulfar (Qatar) and Best & Betas Consortium (Turkey)
Contracts for transmission cables were signed were LS Cable and system (S-Korea) , Larsen& Toubro (India), Furukawa (Japan) and Elsewedy Cables (Qatar & Egypt).


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