Alstom Grid completes Kuwait substation project
Kuwait, March 7, 2012
A consortium led by Alstom Grid, a global leader in power generation, and Kuwait-based Al-Rashed Holdings has completed a 300 kV gas-insulated substation project in Kuwait.
Alstom Grid said the KD23 million ($82.6 million) contract was awarded by the Kuwait Ministry of Electricity & Water (MEW) in 2008 aimed at expanding the electricity network to one of the largest new residential areas in the country.
The substation is seen as one of the most critical in the country as it is an elementary link between Subiya Power Station and Sulaibiya “W”.
As per the contract, Alstom provided a range of equipment following standards specifically adapted to the climate conditions, where temperature typically rise up to 52 degrees and there is significant variance in humidity levels.
The project included design and manufacturing of gas-insulated switchgear for 300/132/33/11 kV, power transformers and shunt reactors, said a top Alstom Grid official while speaking at the launch ceremony yesterday.
Nada Yafi, Ambassador of France, and Frank M. Mann, Ambassador of Germany officiated the inauguration of the the gas-insulated substation project.
“On behalf of the Alstom Grid and Al-Rashed Holdings consortium, I congratulate MEW for this important milestone,” remarked Michel Augonnet, the commercial solutions senior VP of Alstom Grid.
'Alstom is delighted to have contributed to such a major project. We thank MEW for their strong and continuous support during the whole duration of this project and look forward to continuing to work together for the country’s ongoing development,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service