Qatar invites bids for electricity contracts

05 August 2015

Projects are part of phase 13 of transmission and distribution programme

  • Contractors have been invited to bid for 14 high-voltage cabling contracts and 19 substation packages
  • The packages are part of Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation’s programme to expand and upgrade the country’s electricity infrastructure
  • Bids are due in October for all packages

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has invited companies to submit bids for several contracts as part of phase 13 of its programme to upgrade and expand the country’s transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure.

The work involves providing and installing extra-high voltage and high-voltage cables. Kahramaa has split the work into 14 packages and has encouraged bidders to submit quotes for more than one package. The cables will have various voltage levels, between 66kV and 220kV, and will be installed on various routes.

A submission date of 1 October has ben set for the packages.

Kahramaa has also invited firms to submit bids for 19 packages under the phase 13 substation programme. Similar to the high-voltage cable programme, contractors have been encouraged to submit bids for more than one deal, to install substations with voltage levels varying from 66kV to 220kV. The utility has set a submission date of 8 October for the substation tenders.

The contracts are part of Kahramaa’s programme to upgrade and expand Qatar’s power infrastructure, to cope with increasing demand and facilitate new capacity coming online.

In May, the company awarded a Japanese consortium of Mitsubishi and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) a contract to develop the country’s next independent water and power project (IWPP), known as Facility D. It will have a power capacity of 2,500MW.

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