ADWEA is evaluating bids for three 400-kV substation contracts. The most advanced is the Ras al-Khaimah project, where an award is expected by the end of July. The bidders for the estimated $120 million contract are Japan’s Toshiba Corporation, France’s Areva T&D and Germany’s Siemens. In Abu Dhabi, three bids are under evaluation, from Siemens, Toshiba and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, for a 400-kV substation on Saadiyat island; the Reem island 400-kV substation tender attracted bids from Siemens and Toshiba.

In the 132/11-kV sector, bids have been submitted for a contract to build 16 substations on Reem island. The opening of prices is also awaited on a five-substation contract, focusing primarily on Abu Dhabi island.

Bidding is under way on several other substation projects in the emirate. Bids are due in mid-July for a contract to build a 220-kV substation at Al-Tayween. A second 220-kV substation tender, being managed by ADWEA, is also out to bid in Mussafah to serve the new steel complex. Finally, bids are due on 22 July for a contract to build six 33/11-kV substations in the Al-Ain area.