The other three tenders call for the construction of a total of six substations at various locations in Kuwait.

The first, worth an estimated KD 7.5 million ($25 million), is due to be issued by early March and will cover the installation of three 132/11-kV substations at Jahra, Hawally and Khalidiya.

The second tender, estimated to be worth KD 5 million ($17 million), will be issued by early April. It will call for the installation of two 132/11-kV substations at Fahad al-Ahmed C and D, near Hadiya.

Finally, a tender is expected to be issued by late April for a contract to install a 300-kV substation at Jahra. The contract is worth KD 10 million-12 million ($33 million-40 million). All the proposed facilities will take 16-18 months to be installed.