Abengoa wins $26mn Kuwait grid contract
Spanish company to develop three transmission lines totaling 86km.
Spain’s Abengoa has been selected by the Kuwaiti Ministry of Electricity and Water to develop a EUR 20.5mn ($26.3mn) power transmission project in the country’s capital city.
The works consist of the design, supply, construction, testing and commissioning of three high and very high voltage power transmission lines with a combined length of 86 km.
The first line has a capacity of 300 kV and is divided into four smaller lines of 5 km each. The second line is 58 km long and has a capacity of 132 kV, while the third line is 8 km long and 33 kV.
Abengoa is scheduled to complete the project within 20 months.
The company is currently carrying out another project in the country – a 37.5 km transmission line for the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR).
This latest project will expand Abengoa’s experience of transmission lines, consolidating its leadership position in this sector, in which it has more than 25,000 km in these types of transmission projects.
The company is well known for its involvement in the solar power sector and is a partner in the Shams 1 project in Abu Dhabi.