South Korea’s Hyosung Group has won contracts totalling $110m to build five electrical substations in Qatar.

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has appointed the contractor to build three 132kV substations and two 66kV substations as part of its ongoing grid expansion programme.

In September 2009, the corporation awarded the first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to install 132kV, 66kV and 33kV double-circuit lines to Saudi Arabia’s National Contracting Company (NCC) (MEED 18:9:09).

Meanwhile, in May 2008 Kahramaa awarded a $64m contract to Italy’s Prysmian to install extra high-voltage underground power cables in Doha.

In January 2008, India’s Larsen & Toubro won a package to build five 66/11kV substations, and South Korea’s Hyundai Engineering & Construction won another deal to build seven 220kV, 66kV and 132kV substations.