Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) yesterday opened and energized Ras Abu Abboud-2 substation successfully at a cost of QR93m, which will supply electricity to Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, a venue of 2022 FIFA World Cup.
With the commissioning of the new substation, Kahramaa achieved all its electricity projects pertaining to 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums. Kahramaa has energized and commissioned five substations for World Cup stadiums with a total cost of QR800m.
The substations are designed specially to ensure uninterrupted power supply to FIFA 2022 World Cup stadiums following high international standards of safety and security.
Mehairja substation was opened in May 2017 to feed Khalifa International Stadium; Al Wukair-1 substation to feed Al Wakra Stadium was energized in February 2018. Al Jahhania-3 substation to feed Al Rayyan Stadium was opened in May 2018; Al Hedhan substation to feed Al Bayt Stadium was energized in July 2018, and the last one Ras Abu Aboud-2 substation was opened yesterday.
“Ras Abu Aboud-2 substation is the last facility from five major substations constructed and commissioned by Kahramaa to energize FIFA 2022 Stadiums,” said Maytha Al Naimi Project Manager at Kahramaa while speaking to the media persons at the opening ceremony yesterday.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of senior Kahramaa officials, project manager, and engineers.
She said that the new substation with the capacity of 66/11 KV was completed at a total cost of QR93m and it was constructed as part and parcel of the 12th phase of Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Network. The project was awarded in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018.
“The station will supply 80 MVA electricity from four transformers with a capacity of 40 MVA each equipped with 66/11 KV,” said Al Naimi. She said that the station is adjoined with Ras Abu Aboud Station through the cable of 66 KV with a total length of 450 meters.
“The project was developed by SIEMENS Global while cables connecting the substation with the feeder are produced by the Doha Cables, a Qatari company,” said Rashid Al Rahimi, Head of the Engineering Works Section at the Electricity Projects Department of Kahramaa.
He said that the American company General Electric (GE) has carried out communication work and connected the station to the control systems at the National Control Center of Kahramaa which has assigned many businesses to local companies.