KAHRAMAA establishes first electricity substation for Q-Rail


The Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has finished implementing the first electricity plant that will serve Qatar Rail Company (Q Rail) in the Ras Abu Fontas area.

The facility will supply electricity to future projects in the country, as well as the Doha Metro Project, which comes in line with the operational frameworks of the stations.

By collaborating with the Q Rail, KAHRAMAA completed the operational works of the 132/33kV substation in 16 months.

The facility comprises two separated systems for operation. The first 132kV system will be generated by KAHRAMAA, while the second 33kV system will be developed by Q Rail.

"By collaborating with the Q Rail, KAHRAMAA completed the operational works of the 132/33kV substation in 16 months."

The substations are also connected to the Ras Abu Fontas and Al-Thumama super substations using the two existing 132kV cable circuits to adequately power the project.

KAHRAMAA also intends to build four more new substations. The construction of a new 220/132/33kV facility is expected to start by the end of this year.

Completion of the project is based on the study of feasibility results concerning the implementation of multiple such stations to feed new rail projects.

The company also noted that the project has been completed quickly considering the station’s technical requirements, and it will ensure electrical power continuity.

KAHRAMAA is claimed to follow the highest standards of safety and security in all its activities, and maintain appropriate standards of working and living conditions for workers associated with the project.


Image: The substation will provide electricity to the Doha Metro Project. Photo: © KAHRAMAA.