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$2.27bn Qatar power projects get go-ahead

May 2017

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has awarded contracts worth QR8.3 billion ($2.27 billion) in line with its plan to strengthen infrastructure in the country’s power sector, said a report.

The contract awards, one of the largest ever in the history of Kahramaa, are part of Phase 13 of the ambitious Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion plan, reported The Gulf Times.

The scope of work includes construction of 77 substations and laying of more than 450 km of extra-high-voltage (EHV) cables, it stated.

The works will cover several upcoming residential projects across Doha and its neighbourhoods, the economic zones under Manateq, stadiums, business centres, hospital projects and schools.

The big players signed up for substations contract 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), while for EHV cable works Kahramaa has roped in LS Cable and System (N Korea), Larsen & Toubro (India), Furukawa (Japan) and Elsewedy Cables (Qatar and Egypt), said the report.

Besides building new substations and laying cables, the work would also cover the upgrading of some of the existing substations, it added.

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