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.