KAHRAMAA signs contracts for networks upgradation and facilities’ expansions
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General Electricity and Water Corporation “KAHRAMAA” has signed two separate contracts
with CEGELEC Qatar WLL and Grid Solutions SAS for upgradation of KAHRAMAA’s Telecommunication
networks and National Control Centre (NCC) & Distribution Control Center’s
(DCC) modifications and expansions with a total value of QR 157.6 million.
contract for Telecommunication networks’ upgradation worth QR 95.6 million was signed
by H.E Eng. Essa Bin Hilal Al-Kuwari, KAHRAMAA’s President and Mr. Mathieu Guillerey,
the General Manager of CEGELEC Qatar, a member of VINCI
Energies Group. The signing ceremony was attended by H.E Franck Gellett French
Ambassador to Qatar and several senior functionaries of both the
companies. The contract signing pertaining to the Communication Networks’
improvement is a part of KAHRAMAA’s efforts to enhance the communication
networks in the Corporation, using the latest MPLS techniques. It will cover together
connecting all sites of electricity and water with the control centers of 468
locations to complete the transformation of smart grid technologies as well as
ensuring needs of current and future applications. Moreover, it will connect
the smart grids with different capacities and secure their requirements through
different ways of connecting. The contract aims to implement the specified
works within 3 years and the project has been initiated by arranging the
primary designs after completing survey works for different locations.
contract for expanding and modifying the National Control Center (NCC) and Distribution
Control Center’s (DCC) networks worth QR 62 million will add more electricity
transmission networks’ stations in the State of Qatar with upgradation centers embedded
with the latest technologies in field of controlling and monitoring. In
addition, it will enhance smart grids’ applications and cyber security for 124
stations to contribute in preserving energy and performing efficient operations.
The contract will meet the growing demands due to the comprehensive development
witnessed by the State.
It is worth mentioning that KAHRAMAA had invited the bid pertaining to
the upgradation of telecommunication networks in the 1st quarter of
2018 and the project was awarded in January 2019. The bid for expanding the National
Control Center and Distribution Control Center was invited in 4th
quarter of 2017 and the project was awarded in July 2018. KAHRAMAA awarded the
bids to these companies for their best offers presented among other competing
companies in connection with the projects.