Kahramaa awards QR4bn contracts. Doha Metro Rail project

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By Ramesh Mathew  www.gulf-times.com

In a major initiative aimed at strengthening the state’s water and electricity infrastructure, Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation) yesterday awarded contracts amounting to nearly QR4bn to bidders at a meeting chaired by HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.

Of these, contracts worth QR3.65bn were given for works in the electricity sector and the remaining worth QR300mn were for undertaking water projects.
A third set of contracts worth another QR64mn were awarded  for piloting projects and putting in place advanced metering infrastructure.

While elaborating on the work to be undertaken by the contractors,  al-Sada told them not to compromise on the quality of their work and   to ensure the speedy completion of the projects.

This, he said, would help the government explore the possibility of “initiating more major projects that would accelerate the industrial development in the State of Qatar”.

Al-Sada, who is also the chairman of the permanent committee of water resources, pointed out that the government had invested close to QR60bn in the last five years for launching new projects and for the expansion of water and electricity networks.

The minister said the new projects would  considerably strengthen Qatar’s water and electricity infrastructure.

The electricity contracts, divided into 10 packages, cover the work of 34 substations, including the building of 25 new stations and upgrading of  nine.

The new awards include the laying of double-circuit high-voltage ground cables of around 380km and  overhead lines of about 102km. All the new projects are scheduled to be completed by the middle of 2015.

Among the projects awarded included a QR1.1bn contract to build  substations in QP Halul Offshore, Qatar University, Logistics Village, Barzan Camp, Al Ruwais and Al Zubara and the laying of high-voltage cables in Sailiyah and Doha Industrial Area. India’s Larsen & Toubro Ltd will execute the project.

South Korean majors Hyosung will undertake a QR757mn worth work of eight sub-stations in Abu Hamour, New Doha, Lusail, Al Wadi, Ain Khalid and Bani Hajer.

Siemens will build 15 high-voltage sub-stations in Sheraton Park, the Ministry of Interior, Bin Mahmoud, Abu Sidra and Grand Hamad area, at a cost of QR700mn. The work is linked to the development of Doha’s Business district, power supply to Doha’s Metro Rail project and the future power requirements of the new international  convention centre in West Bay. More info

In a major initiative aimed at strengthening the state’s water and electricity infrastructure, Kahramaa (Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation) yesterday awarded contracts amounting to nearly QR4bn to bidders at a meeting chaired by HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada.
Of these, contracts worth QR3.65bn were given for works in the electricity sector and the remaining worth QR300mn were for undertaking water projects.
A third set of contracts worth another QR64mn were awarded  for piloting projects and putting in place advanced metering infrastructure.
While elaborating on the work to be undertaken by the contractors,  al-Sada told them not to compromise on the quality of their work and   to ensure the speedy completion of the projects.
This, he said, would help the government explore the possibility of “initiating more major projects that would accelerate the industrial development in the State of Qatar”.
Al-Sada, who is also the chairman of the permanent committee of water resources, pointed out that the government had invested close to QR60bn in the last five years for launching new projects and for the expansion of water and electricity networks.
The minister said the new projects would  considerably strengthen Qatar’s water and electricity infrastructure.
The electricity contracts, divided into 10 packages, cover the work of 34 substations, including the building of 25 new stations and upgrading of  nine.
The new awards include the laying of double-circuit high-voltage ground cables of around 380km and  overhead lines of about 102km. All the new projects are scheduled to be completed by the middle of 2015.
Among the projects awarded included a QR1.1bn contract to build  substations in QP Halul Offshore, Qatar University, Logistics Village, Barzan Camp, Al Ruwais and Al Zubara and the laying of high-voltage cables in Sailiyah and Doha Industrial Area. India’s Larsen & Toubro Ltd will execute the project.
South Korean majors Hyosung will undertake a QR757mn worth work of eight sub-stations in Abu Hamour, New Doha, Lusail, Al Wadi, Ain Khalid and Bani Hajer.
Siemens will build 15 high-voltage sub-stations in Sheraton Park, the Ministry of Interior, Bin Mahmoud, Abu Sidra and Grand Hamad area, at a cost of QR700mn. The work is linked to the development of Doha’s Business district, power supply to Doha’s Metro Rail project and the future power requirements of the new international  convention centre in West Bay.
Elswedy Cables (QR368mn),  National Contracting Company(QR320mn), LS Cable (QR222mn), Kalpataru (QR67mn) and Alstom (QR10mn) won contracts in electricity projects.
Among those firms who were awarded contracts in the water sector are Al Dar Gulf for Trading & Contracting (QR115mn),  Hyder Consulting (QR98mn) and Hamad Bin Khaled for Contracting  (QR88mn).
At the meeting, consultants Lahmeyer International, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Mott McDonald’s were awarded contracts of QR57mn, and QR25mn and QR13mn respectively.
Siemens AG Germany (QR48m) and Cognyst (QR16mn) won the bid for piloting projects in advanced metering infrastructure.