The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) announced yesterday that it started operating Al Hidan power station which will provide electricity for Al Bayt Stadium, completing four out of five stations that are planned to serve the projects of FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar.
President of Kahramaa Eng. Essa Hilal Al Kuwari said the station’s cost was nearly QR138m and comes in time with Qatar receiving the mantle of hosting the world cup. The station is constructed at the highest standards, covering the technical needs for ensuring sustainable electricity in case of emergency, he added.
He confirmed the commitment to implementing all the infrastructure as per the set schedule based on the directives of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, with the support of the wise governments and as per the strategic plans to develop the electricity network, which serves the vital projects in the country.
He added that the new station is part of the 11th phase of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Plan and one of the five main stations Kahramaa has specified for the 2022 World Cup. The station will serve Al Bayt Stadium with a voltage of 132/11 kilovolts (kV), a capacity of 80 mega volt-amp and will be fed through the South Al Khor station and Semesma with a cable holding voltage of 132kV with a length of 20km, with the associating work costing nearly QR138m.
Al Kuwari said the power station has been developed according to the required standards set by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. The requirements included a capacity of 80 megavolt amp to meet the required loads for running the stadium and other existing facilities such as training fields.