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Kahramaa signs $2.11bn network contracts

Qatari utility pens deals with a number of companies to expand grid

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Kahramaa headquarters in Doha
Kahramaa headquarters in Doha

The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has signed contracts worth QAR 7.7bn ($2.11bn) for the expansion of electricity networks with a number of local and international companies to implement the Phase 11 of 'Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Plan'.

In a press statement, Kahramaa said that the contracts were signed by the Minister of Energy and Industry, H E Dr Mohamed bin Saleh Al Sada, with representatives of each company that have been selected to carry out these projects in the presence of Essa bin Hilal Al Kuwari, President of Kahramaa, and other dignitaries.

The works include construction of sub-stations, laying of high voltage cables and dismantling of over head lines (OHLs) at major infrastructure-oriented projects across the capital city and suburbs such as New Doha Ports, Doha Rail and Metro projects and Qatar 2022 projects among others.

The contractors who signed the contracts with Kahramaa are Elsewedy Cables, Gulfar Al Misnad, LS Cable, NCC, PRYSMIAN POWERLINK, Siemens AG & Siemens WLL consortium, ETA Star International, ABB LLC, Taihan Electric wire, Energoprojeck Entel, Larsen& Toubro, Mott MacDonald and Alstom.

Kahramaa also signed a contract with Qatar International Cable Co (QICC) for the supply of cables.

The contract signed between Qatar International Cable Co and Kahramaa is for the stage 2 of the Phase 11 expansion and development programme of Qatar's electricity network.

Kahramaa also entered into an agreement for consultancy services for stage 1 of Phase 11 include EDF and Alstom Grid SAS while consultancy services for the second stage of the Phase 11 are yet to be awarded.

The contracts for the first stage of this phase will see a total 32 substations commissioned comprising 26 main substations and six framework substations - 948.6km (main and framework) cables will be laid and 43km of OHLs will be dismantled.

The contracts of second stage of phase 11 will facilitate commissioning of total 20 substations comprising 14 main substations and six framework substations. Some 82.1km (main and framework) cables will be laid and 54.5km of OHLs will be dismantled.

All of the contracts are likely to be completed from 16 to 44 months from EDC.

Kahramaa has spent more than QR60bn in the last five years on development projects and expansion of electricity and water networks.

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