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MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 28/03/2012

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(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) on Tuesday signed a set of Electricity & Water Capital Projects contracts with a number of local and leading and elite international electricity companies totaling of more than four billion Qatari Riyals. These contracts were signed by each of HE Minister of Energy and Industry Dr, Mohamed Bin Saleh Al Sada , who is also Chairman of the Permanent Committee of Water Resources with representatives of 20 companies which were selected to carry out these projects.
The contracts were divided of 3.65 billion QR for Phase 10 - electricity projects, 300 million QR for water projects, and 64 million QR for the pilot project of smart and advanced metering.
HE Dr. Mohamed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar, said in an address at the signing ceremony of contracts for electricity and water capital projects by KAHRAMAA, which covers the phase 10 for the expansion of electricity transmission networks, the consultancy contract for Qatar water mega-reservoirs and other water networks projects, and the contact for the pilot project of advanced metering infrastructure totaling of more than 4 billion Qatari Riyals (QR) divided of 3.65 billion QR for Phase 10 - electricity projects, 300 million QR for water projects, and 64 million QR for the pilot project of smart and advanced metering.
Today s we are, as KAHRAMAA, pleased to announce our successful partnership with leading and elite international electricity and water companies in Qatar and the world; a partnership concluded always with success.
The signing of electricity and water capital projects today came along within the frame of KAHRAMAA mission and objectives to provide high quality electricity and water services and in line with KAHRAMAA sustainable development commitment toward Qatar National Vision 2030 and National Development Strategy 2011 - 2016 to keep pace with economic and urban development, investment in human capital, environmental protection and the preservation of national wealth for future generations.
HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Al Sada pointed out that the signing of 20 contracts was to keep pace with the rapid development in the state and to meet the growing needs of electricity and water, expressing meantime his pleasure for signing these contracts with a number of international and local companies that enjoy a degree of efficiency and quality.
The minister called on those companies to be an active partner in achieving the progress the state is now witnessing, stressing the importance of cooperation with the aforementioned companies and to work hand in hand for the implementation of these contracts and the coming ones.
HE Al Sada urged all parties concerned to redouble their efforts to achieve the Qatar National Vision 2030 each in their respective fields and specialization.
HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, in an address included in the press release issued by the "KAHRAMAA" that the corporation has spent in the last five years more than 60 billion Qatar Riyals on the development projects and expansion of electricity and water networks.
The minister who is also chairman of the permanent committee of water resources pointed out that the development of the infrastructure for electricity is one of the very vital and important matters needed for keeping up with development plans in the state in more than one sector.
HE Al Sada said in press remarks following the contracts signing ceremony that the value of the volume of investments allocated to development projects of water systems and sustainable management of the water sector is estimated at 22 billion Qatari riyals , which comes within the framework of preparation to meet the demand and the continuing growth the state has been witnessing in more than one vital economic sector, emphasizing that the development projects is a major step to keep pace with the over population and the launch of more industrial projects in the country.
HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada pointed out that the extension of water systems in accordance with those contracts include areas inside and outside Doha, and will be in accordance with the expansion of population, commercial and industrial areas of infrastructure, stressing that Qatar is working according to the strategy of securing the growing demand for electricity and water services before the need for them.

For his part, President of KAHRAMAA Engineer Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari,said in a similar address included in the press release that the signing of those contracts today reflects the vital infrastructure projects sector in Qatar and the success of the partnership existing between KAHRAMAA and the international companies and local and Gulf companies which are considered leading companies in the sectors of electricity and water.
Hilal Al-Kuwari further said that this project opens the door to the "KAHRAMAA" as far as investment in human capital in the corporation through training and qualification programmes for the corporation's engineers and technicians to be able after the delivery of those projects to manage them themselves and confirmed the success of KAHRAMAA to do so during the previous ten years.
President of KAHRAMAA went on to say that the 10th phase contracts were awarded on two phases, the first consists of three parts which is ground stations and lines and overhead lines, whereas the second phase consists of two parts namely ground stations and lines.
He made clear that nine contracts were awarded as follows, three major contracts for power stations and four contracts for the ground lines, and a contract for overhead lines, a contract for communications and remote control as well as contracts for consulting firms.
Engineer Essa Hilal Al Kuwari noted that the water projects include signing a contract for consulting services for project design and supervision of large reservoirs in order to increase the water storage capacity, estimated at 3500 million gallons and pointed out that this project is one of the major projects of its kind in the world, where the implementation period will continue to 52 months.
HE Dr. Mohamed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar, and H.E. Eng. Essa bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, President of KAHRAMAA joined the signing table.
Contracts for PHASE 10: LARSEN & TOUBRO LTD. Total amount: 3.65 billion Qatari Riyals
Summary of Phase 10 projects (Substations, Cables, and Overhead Lines)
Substations: 34 substations divided into 10 packages to construct 25 new substations 66/132/220kV and upgrade of 9 existing substations 66/132/220kV
Cables: 7 packages of cables of total 382km XLPE double circuit high voltage cables 66/132/220kV, divided into Cables 66kv 177km, Cables 132kv 227km, and Cables 220kv 183km.
Overhead Lines: One package of 102km (OHL) for Overhead Lines high voltage 132kv.
Total of Substations: 34 substations.
Total of cables and overhead lines: 587km
Expected Completion Date for Phase 10: mid of 2015
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. Total amount: 1.1 billion Qatari Riyals
GTC/371A/2010 (Packages S1, S2, & S6)
5 substations 11/66/132/220kV
Areas served:
QP Halul, University, Logistic Village, Barzan Camp, Al Ruwais, Al Zubara.
GTC/372C/2010 (Package C3)
220 kV XLPE double circuit high voltage cables
Area served: Sailiyah, Doha Industrial Area
Added value of these packages:
1. Extending the area covered by Kahramaa Grid even up to remote Halul Island
2. To give a fillip to industrial development
3. To augment military area/Qatar University.
4. To upgrade the network grid in urban area to cater supply requirements in developing areas
Mr. Sudarsan Executive Vice President - Power Transmission & Distribution from Larsen & Toubro Ltd, signed the contracts of 1.1 billion Qatari Riyals for GTC/371A/2010 to build 5 high voltage substations 11/66/132/220kV (packages S1, S2, & S6) and for GTC/372C/2010 to install double circuit 220 kV high voltage XLPE cables (package C3).
Mr.Henry H.K Paik - President of Power System PU from Hyosung to sign the contract of 757 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/371C/2010 to build 8 high voltage substations 11/66/132/220kV (packages S5 & S8)
8 substations 11/66/132/220Kv
Areas served:
Abu hamour, New Doha, Lusail, Al Wadi, Ain khalid, Bani hajir
Added value of these packages:
To cater to the expanding residential areas of greater Doha
Mr. Michael Jesberger , CEO High voltage Substations, Siemens AG to sign the contract of 700 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/371B/2010 and GTC/371D/2010 to build 15 high voltage substations 11/66/132kV (packages S3, S4, S9, & S10)
Areas served:
Sheraton Park, Ministry of Interior, Bin Mahmood, Abu Sidra, Grand Hamad
Added values of these packages:
1. Development of Doha's Business district and urban areas
2. Future power supply to Doha Metro Rail project
3. To meet future power requirements in prestigious International Convention Centre, in West Bay
4. Underground substation integrated with advanced design, invisible to public.
Mr. Ahmed Sadek Elswedy, President of Elswedy Cables to sign the contract of 368 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/372A/2010 to install 132kV high voltage XLPE cables (package C1) and for GTC/372E/2010 to install 132/220kV high voltage XLPE cables (package C5)
Areas served: QP Halul, North Road, Bani Hajir, Ras Girtas, Barzan
GTC/372E/2010 (Package C5)
132/220kV XLPE double circuit high voltage cables
Areas served: Abu Nakhla Super, Ras Abu Fantas
Mr. Gopla krishnan, General Manager of National Contracting Company, Ltd. to sign the contract of 320 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/372B/2010 to install 66kV high voltage XLPE cables (package C2) and for GTC/372F/2010 to install 66/132kV high voltage XLPE cables (package C6 & C7)
Areas served: Doha Land, Airport Super, Doha Central, West Bay, Ras Abu Aboud
GTC/372F/2010 (Package C6 & C7)
66/132kV XLPE double circuit high voltage cables
Areas served: Umm salal Mohd, Ain Khalid, Al Wajbah, Al Khissa.
Mr. Heon-sang, Lee , Managing Director of LS Cable invited to sign the contract of 222 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/372D/2010 to install 220kV high voltage XLPE cables (package C4)
Areas served: Ain Khalid, Ras Girtas, Lusail
Mr. Neemuchwala, General Manager of KALPATARU invited to sign the contract of 67 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/373/2010 - (phase 10 - OHL) to install 102 km of high voltage Overhead Lines cables 132kV
Areas served: Al Shala, Al Jifara, Madinat Al Kabhan, Al Ruwais
Mr. Mazen Hamadallah, Vice President of Alstom invited to sign the contract of 10 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/371E/2010 to install necessary telecom infrastructure and operations for phase 10 (package S7)
Telecommunication for phase 10 packages
Mr. Andreas Seckel General Manager of LAHMEYER INTERNATIONAL in QATAR invited to sign the consultancy contract for Phase 10, with total of 57 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/395A/2010 (packages S3, S4, S5, S8, S9, S10, C2, C5, C6, & C7).
Mr. Nick Flew, President of Power System PU in PARSONS BRINCKERHOFF invited to sign the consultancy contract for Phase 10, with total of 25 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/395B/2010 (packages S1, S2, S6, & C3).
Mr. David Greenhalgh, Country Manager of MOTT MACKDONALDS in Qatar invited to sign the consultancy contract for Phase 10, with total of 13 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/395C/2010 (packages C1, OHL, & S2).
Contracts of Water Capital Projects: Total amount: 302 million Qatari Riyals :

AL-DAR GULF FOR TRADING AND CONTRACTING Total amount: 115 million Qatari Riyals
Mr. Adel Al Essa - Managing Director AL-DAR GULF FOR TRADING AND CONTRACTING invited to sign the contract of 115 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/411/11 to install water distribution networks in Rawdet Al-Hamam area.
Total length: 195 km diameter 100mm 900mm
Duration: 24 months
Sir Alan Thomas, Chairman of Hyder Consulting Plc. invited to sign the consultancy contract of 98 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/422/2011 to design and supervise strategic water mega reservoirs project.
It is a unique project in its size in the world as one package.
Design and supervision of the strategic water mega reservoirs project
Installing 200km of pipelines with large diameter to connect the new mega reservoirs with current reservoirs stations
Duration: 24 months
HE Sheikh Ali Bin Hamad Al Thani - Chairman & Managing Director of HAMAD BIN KHALED FOR CONTRACTING invited to sign the consultancy contract of 88 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/410/11 to install water distribution networks in north Sailiyah and suburbs.
Installation of new water distribution networks in Al-Sailiyah North (No. 53) and Um Al-Zubara (No. 8) areas
Total length: 115 km diameter 100mm 900mm
Duration: 24 months
The Signing Of Advanced Metering Infrastructure Contracts Total amount: 64 million Qatari Riyals
Dr. Andreas Heine, CEO of Infrastructure & Cities, Siemens AG Germany invited to sign the consultancy contract of 48 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/140/2006, EPC Contract for Automatic Meter Reading Infrastructure - Pilot Project.
Duration: 15 months warranty
Main Activities:
The deployment of an end to end advanced metering infrastructure to obtain the meter readings remotely via a two way communication system
Replacement of 17,000 energy meters by smart meters complete with relevant communication modules and connecting to the system.
The connection of existing 15,000 existing water solid state meters to be connected to the system through a suitable communication module as well.
Telecommunication works utilizing to maximum extent existing KAHRAMAA network
Site survey to be carried out to cover related districts/zones to select and propose a reliable and cost effective two-way communication system
Necessary structural training and on job training for KAHRAMAA staff
All necessary works to integrate an existing AMR system serving 15000 water and 15000 power meters at Pearl of Qatar to AMI system.
Dr. Howard Scott, Managing Director of COGNYST invited to sign the consultancy contract of 16 million Qatari Riyals for GTC/337/2010, Engineering Consultancy Services for Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI) project.
Duration: 16 months warranty
Main Activities:
Participation in received bids evaluation process of the AMI EPC vendors (queries, clarifications, correspondence, comparisons, meetings, reporting etc..

Preparation of respective contract documents for awarder AMI EPC contractor.
Review of all Contractors' design/ construction documents, calculations, Drawings etc., and approve.
Assess the Implemented project and carryout surveys and researches needed to come up with a full detailed scope for the 'Wide Qatar' project and next phases recommendations; Kahramaa customers are 430,000 customers (245,000 for electricity and 185000 for water) as of today.
Project Management & Complete Site Supervision of site construction activities and witnessing tests
Review Contractor s Operation and maintenance manuals and As-Built Drawings and approve.


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