Qatar awards $2.28B contracts to expand power infrastructure

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has awarded contracts worth $2.28 billion to expand electricity infrastructure in the country.

The contracts have been awarded to local and international companies for the construction of 77 substations with power transformers and associated electrical equipment, and laying of 453.3 kilometres of extra high voltage (EHV) cables in order to expand Qatar’s transmission network, reports EBR.

Substation contracts have been awarded to Siemens AG & Siemens consortium (Qatar), Larsen & Toubro (India), NCC (KSA), Gulfar (Qatar) and Best & Betas Consortium (Turkey).

All projects are part of the Phase 13 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion plan, which also includes upgrading of a few old substations.

Source: Energy Business Review