Siemens low bidder for Kuwait substation

04 November 2014

Five groups submitted prices for the major electrical substation deal

German/local Siemens Electronics & Electrical Services Company has submitted the low bid for the contract to build the 400kV Wafra Z substation in Kuwait.

The Siemens Electronics company submitted a price of KD18.9m ($65m) for the contract to supply and install the major substation in the Wafra area of Southern Kuwait. The second-lowest price of KD19.8m was submitted by the local Al-Ahleia Switchgear Company (local).

The three remaining bidders and prices were:

  • Group Ali Alghanem & Sons General Trading & Contracting (local): KD20.95m
  • National Contracting Company (NCC) (Saudi Arabia)/National Contracting Company (local): KD26m
  • Middle East Electric Company (local):KD28.6m

Ten groups had been prequalified to participate in the tender in July.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW) is investing heavily in its generation and transmission and distribution (T&D) sectors as demand for electricity continues to grow at rapid pace. MEW forecasts it will require an additional 10,500MW of power generation capacity by 2020 to meet demand.

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