KAHRAMAA signs contracts for networks upgradation and facilities’ expansions
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Qatar 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.
The 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.
The 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.