Diyar awards US$ 1.15 mn substation contract to SNC-Lavalin in Bahrain

Posted on 30th June 2016

Diyar Al Muharraq (Diyar) has awarded a $1.15m (BHD430,000) contract for SNC-Lavalin to provide design and construction supervisory services for three substations in Bahrain.

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Under the terms of the agreement, SNC-Lavalin will oversee the installation of high-voltage cable feeders, in addition to the substations’ construction.

The 66/11kV primary substations will supply power to the Ministry of Housing’s Project Habitat, a major social housing development that will encompass 3,100 residential units, and commercial and community facilities.

Commenting on the contract win, Karl Matalani, SNC-Lavalin’s vice president for power in the Middle East, said: “We are honoured to begin a relationship with Diyar as our new customer. Our local power engineers and high-voltage substation and cabling experts in Bahrain are well positioned to support Diyar with building infrastructure that will provide reliable power for Project Habitat.”

Dr Maher Al Shaer, chief executive officer of Diyar, added: “We are pleased to be collaborating with SNC-Lavalin to design and supervise the construction of three 66kV substations connected to a mass housing development that occupies approximately [120ha] of our [1,200ha] mixed-use, master-planned development project.”

Work at the project began in August 2015, with energisation of the substations forecast for December of next year, according to Constructionweekonline news report.

SNC-Lavalin has stated that is also in discussions with Diyar regarding an additional two 66kV substations.

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