Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has invited companies to supply and install nine substations in various governorates of Kuwait. Each substation will have a capacity of 132/11kV.

The tender will close on 8 April. The 16 prequalified companies and consortiums are:

  • ABB AG (Germany)/ABB Engineering Technologies Company Kuwait (local)
  • AE Power Corporation & Hitachi High Technologies Company (Japan)/Yousuf Ahmed Alghanim & Sons Company (local)
  • Al-Ahleia Electrical Boards Company (local)
  • Alstom Grids SAS (France)/Abdul Aziz Abdulmohsin al-Rashed Sons Company (local)
  • Hyosung Corporation (South Korea)/Gharnata Petroleum Equipments & Supplies (local)
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries Company (South Korea)/Matajer al-Khaleej United General Trading & Contracting Company (local)
  • Hyundai Engineering & Construction Company (South Korea)/United Gulf Construction Company (local)
  • Iljin Electric Company (South Korea)/Al-Shibly International General Trading & Contracting Company (local)
  • IMCO Engineering & Construction Company (local)
  • Isolux Ingenieria (Spain)/Gulf Shipping, Trading & Contracting Company (local)
  • Larsen & Toubro (India)
  • LS Industrial Systems Company (South Korea)/Aslaa General Trading & Contracting Company (local)
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japan)
  • National Contracting Company (Saudi Arabia)
  • Siemens Electronics & Electrical Services Company Kuwait (local)
  • Toshiba Corporation (Japan)/Ali Alghanim & Sons Group General Trading & Contracting Company (local)

The seven locations for the substations are Murgab, Hawally, Al-Fahaheel, Sabah al-Salem, Shuwaikh and Al-Mina’a.

The substations are part of Kuwait’s efforts to upgrade its power distribution network. So far in 2014 Kuwait has awarded contracts for the expansion of substations in Rawdatain as well as a contract to supply and install 400kV overhead power lines between the Subiya power plant and Al-Zour transformer station.