Qatar’s state power supply company has commissioned Siemens to deliver 14 turnkey substations and to expand and modernise three others as part of a €290 million project to expand the power supply system.
Kahramaa has also placed a second order with Siemens worth around €180 million to deliver most of the electrical power supply system for the Westbay infrastructure project in Qatar. Both projects are scheduled for completion by mid-2007.
In addition to the delivery of the substations for the infrastructure project “Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion – Phase VI,” the €290 million order placed by Kahramaa with Siemens also involves the laying of high voltage cables with a total length of over 340 kilometres. The stations are to be built in and around the Qatar capital, Doha.
In the new Westbay precinct of Doha currently under development, 200 new high-rise buildings are to be constructed over the next two years and will require a suitable electrical power supply. Most of this power requirement will be covered by three turnkey substations from Siemens, which are included in the delivery for the €180 million order.