Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has signed contracts worth $2.27 billion as part of its plan to develop and strengthen the country’s infrastructure in the power sector.
According to a report by the Gulf Times, the contract awards are for part of Phase 13 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion plan. The report added that the contracts are amongst the largest ever in the history of Kahramaa.
The scope of work will cover the construction of 77 substations and the laying of more than 450km of extra-high-voltage (EHV) cables. The works will cover several upcoming residential projects across Doha and its neighbourhoods, along with the economic zones under Manateq, stadiums, business centres, hospital projects and schools, the report said.
Amongst those signed up for the substation contracts are: Siemens AG and Siemens WLL consortium (Qatar); Larsen & Toubro (India); National Contracting Company (Saudi Arabia); Galfar Al Misnad (Qatar) and Best & Betas Consortium (Turkey).
For the EHV works, Kahramaa has tapped up LS Cable and System (North Korea), Larsen & Toubro (India), Furukawa (Japan) and Elsewedy Cables (Qatar and Egypt).
In addition to building new substations and laying cables, the work will also cover the upgrading of some existing substations.
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