Two Qatar World Cup stadiums among sites to get new power substations

Al Khor Al Bayt Stadium

Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

Al Khor Al Bayt Stadium

German engineering company Siemens has been awarded a contract by Kahramaa to build three substations in Qatar, including two at upcoming 2022 World Cup stadium sites.

The company announced the project yesterday, saying it will supply three 132/11kV substations as part of Phase 11 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project.

Salwa Beach resort

Hilton

Salwa Beach resort

The first substation will be called Al Wukair-1 and located inside of Al Wakrah stadium Boulevard, about 10km from Doha.

The second, Al Heedan, will supply power to the Al Khor stadium. Both stadiums are slated for completion in 2018.

The third substation, Learaig, will be built at an upcoming beach resort on Salwa Road, near the Saudi Arabian border, the company said.

That development, by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, is expected to be up and running by the end of 2019.

The three substations are slated for completion within 15 months.

Longterm goals

Photo for illustrative purposes only.

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.

In a statement, Kahramaa said that stage 11 involves commissioning the construction of 52 substations in two phases, as well as the laying of over 1,000km of main and framework cables and dismantling of nearly 100km of over-head lines.

The cost of all that work is estimated to be around QR7.7 billion ($2.1 billion).

The company, which has been working hard to meet the country’s growing energy needs, continued:

“The expansion plan is devised to meet the growing demand for electricity in Qatar, as the country continues to witness tremendous development and urbanization.

The utility provider’s expansion project aims to ensure stable power supply to all sectors including households, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals and schools throughout the capital city Doha and its suburbs.”

In addition to Siemens, the contractors who signed on to work with Kahramaa on the project in May include Elsewedy Cables, Gulfar Al Misnad, LS Cable, NCC, PRYSMIAN POWERLINK, ETA Star International, ABB LLC, Taihan Electric wire, Energoprojeck Entel, Larsen & Toubro, Mott MacDonald and Alstom.

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