Posted on August 11, 2017

Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation — Kahramaa — has said that it has received mega reservoir pipes through the largest cargo aircraft of the world, which Kahramaa said reflects the organisations’ seriousness towards importance of strategic water reserves.

Kahramaa described the arrival of the largest cargo plane bringing mega reservoir pipes from France as an “unprecedented achievement”. It is a pioneering move that reflects the value and importance of the strategic reservoirs project, said the Corporation on its Twitter account. Meanwhile, the Corporation has managed reducing water network losses to around 4.4%, one of the best indicators in the world, however Kahramaa said: “we work to improve it”. The surplus of drinking water production recorded 25%, compared with highest water consumption, Kahramaa said in a recent tweet.

Kahramaa has started a number of projects and some of them have already been completed while others are under construction aiming to serve major investment and economical projects. Kahramaa has also commissioned primary substations to provide power to vital projects including World Cup 2022. “The corporation invited tender to implement the Plan No-12, which includes expansion of electricity networks that will serve Special Economic Zone Company (Manateq), Qatar Rail projects and other mega commercial malls,” Rashid Rahimi, Chairman of the Engineering Works Section at the Electricity Projects Department of Kahramaa, told Al Rayan TV recently.

Qatar Rail projects include construction of five main electricity plants. The first of these five projects was the electricity plant that serves Qatar Rail Company in Ras Abu Fontas area which started operating last month, Rahimi added. “As Kahramaa has succeeded in achieving its strategic plans via generating the first electricity plant the remaining four projects are going to be accomplished soon,” said Rahimi. The plant provides Doha Metro Project with electricity which comes in line with the operational frameworks of the stations and serves the future projects in the State. The electricity plant in Ras Abu Fontas area which was completed in sixteen months from the date of awarding the tender.

Kahramaa has also said that its investment in electricity infrastructure sector from 2000 to 2016 values $13bn. Currently it is working on the establishment of Al Haidan substation to supply power to Al Bait Stadium in Al Khor at a total cost of QR139m. Kahramaa is also establishing Al Wukair substation to supply power to Al Wakra Stadium at a total cost of QR94m. Kahramaa activated Mehairja Substation in May 2017 at QR217m. It feeds Khalifa International Stadium which hosted the final of the Emir Cup in May this year.

source: The Peninsula

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