A series of five agreements totalling QR3.65bn have been signed by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for developing the power transmission network of Doha.


The first agreement signed with Siemens is worth QR2bn. Under this contract, Siemens will build 17 new electricity sub-stations and provide interconnectivity between them through a high-voltage cable network. The project, which is part of expansion of Qatar’s power transmission systems, consists of Lot-1 and Lot-2.


Lot-1 is the second phase of the small and medium scale industrial area development and consists of developing several substations.
Lot-2 is related to the expansion of the transmission network and consists of new substations and cables.


The second agreement is worth QR720mn and awarded to a consortium of ABB and Nexans. This project, to be completed within 21 months includes the construction of 12 new electrical sub-stations.


The other three contracts are to develop power supply infrastructure required to provide electricity to some 250 towers that are coming up in the Wset Bay area. These substations are expected to be ready by April 2007.
The first of these contracts was won by the ABB-Nexans consortium for a 220kV cable network that will power the various towers. The second contract, to build two substations for the West Bay towers area and extension to the Doha North Super Substation, worth QR807mn, was won by Siemens.


The third contract, for developing six substations in the West Bay area, was won by Areva and is worth QR658mn.