Siemens bids low for Kuwait refinery power deal

21 March 2013

Substations will supply high voltage power to contractors on clean fuels project

Germany’s Siemens has submitted the lowest bid for a deal to supply a new 132KV substation as part of the Clean Fuels Project in Kuwait.

Bids were opened by state-refiner, Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC) on 5 March. Siemens submitted a price of KD68.2m ($239.5m), beating rival proposals from three other firms.

The company prequalified seven firms to bid in November last year. The winning contractor will supply and install a 132KV AHRF-C substation at the Mina al-Ahmadi refinery, and a 300/132 MARF W substation at the Mina Abdullah refinery.

The substations will feed power to the electrical drives and auxiliary systems of the estimated $18bn clean fuels project to revamp and expand production at the Mina al-Ahmadi and Mina Abdullah refineries. This will ensure high voltage power supply to the contractors when they finally start work on the scheme.

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