Siemens has won a contract worth QAR920 million ($253 million) from the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) to expand Qatar’s power supply system, it announced on Sunday.
The contract includes the construction of nine turnkey substations for phase 11 of Kahramaa’s Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project.
Under the contract, Siemens will provide gas-insulated switchgears (GIS), with voltages including 220kV, 132kV and 66kV, for the first stage of the phase 11 expansion.
Siemens is scheduled to complete the project within 26 months from the award date, it said in a statement.
The expansion project aims to ensure stable power supply to sectors including households, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals and schools throughout Doha and its suburbs.
Bernhard Fonseka, CEO of Siemens WLL Qatar said: “This project will contribute to improving the power infrastructure in and around Doha, helping the government meet its requirements for achieving its National Vision 2030.”
Siemens has earlier provided substations for phases V, VI, VII, IX and X of Kahramaa’s expansion project and as of June 2013, the firm had close to 2,000 high-voltage GIS bays installed in Qatar.
Kahramaa’s expansion plan is devised to meet the growing demand for electricity in Qatar, with the utility authority estimating that demand will increase by 10 per cent annually over the next five years.