Prysmian led consortium awarded 175 million euro contract for power transmission project by Qatar general electricity & water corp.
Prysmian has signed a 23.3 million euro EPC (Engineering Procurement Construction) contract with Emirates Aluminum Company Ltd. (EMAL) for the supply and installation of high voltage cables and systems for the world’s largest aluminum smelter facility, under construction in Taweelah Area, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).
With this contract, Prysmian is set to further strengthen its business in the Middle East region, where it is already carrying out important power cable projects, particularly in UAE, Qatar and Bahrain and where Prysmian has offices and facilities in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (UAE) Doha (Qatar), Manama (Bahrain) and Kuwait. The most important project Prysmian is currently involved in is the construction of the submarine high voltage power connection between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
The Middle East is a key area for Prysmian’s expansion strategy, particularly in high value-added markets, where special products and services are required, including extra high voltage and submarine cables and systems, industrial cables for the Oil & Gas Industry (on-shore and off-shore) and fire resistant cables for constructions.
A Prysmian led consortium has been awarded a major order for a total value of around 175 million euro for a power transmission system expansion project by the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA).
The project, which also involve Nexans of France, requires the provision of engineering, procurement and commissioning services for extremely high-voltage underground power cables and for the laying of various routes on different voltage levels (total of 131 km of 220 kV and 77 km of 132 kV cable and associated accessories) as part of the power transmission system expansion (Phase VIII) project. The installation of the first circuits will start in 2008 and the scheduled completion date is January 2010.
“This success reflects the trust that Qatar's power supply company places in us, and again underscores our strengths in the areas of integrated solutions supply, engineering, and project management” declared Fabio Romeo, Prysmian’s Head of Energy Business.
“Together with other significant power cable projects for which we have been recently awarded, this project further confirms our strong capabilities to meet the increasing needs of developing new power grids in this strategic area”.
This project is representing the new stage of Qatar Power Transmission Expansion to continue the reinforcement to the main transmission networks and to secure the power supply to industrial and domestic sectors.