Kuwait’s Central Tenders Committee (CTC) has approved the award of a KD31m ($110m) contract to a joint venture of local firms Abdullatif Ali Aljassar & Sons and General Trading & Contracting, and India’s Jyoti Structures.

The deal is for the supply and installation of 400kV overhead power lines between the Subiya power plant and Al-Zour transformer station.

The client is the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW). CTC received bids from thirteen companies in August 2013.

The project will enable increased transmission capacity from the Subiya plant. In June 2013, MEW awarded a contract to local Alghanim International in order to increase the capacity of the Subiya plant by installing two 225MW gas turbines at the power plant. German engineering company Siemens will provide the turbines for the scheme.

Various upgrades and expansions to power facilities are part of Kuwait’s efforts to meet electricity needs of its growing population.