Isolux Corsán has been awarded a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of 172 km of 300 kV transmission lines in Kuwait. It will be the first project that the company implements in this country, with price tag of USD 105 million. The work will take place under a turnkey contract, within a maximum execution period of 22 months, in the town of Al-Rawdatain and have been commissioned by the Ministry of Electricity and Water of this country.
This project is divided into three parts. In the first, the company will execute the work for the energization of the "RDTN X" substation, building 76 kilometres of transmission lines (2x38 km), which will connect this substation with the existing 300kV double circuit transmission line between the Subiya Power Station and the Jahra "X" substation.
In the second, the company will be built 82 kilometres of transmission lines (2x41 km) to energize the "RDTN W" substation. These transmission lines will be connected to the existing transmission line between Subiya Power Station and Saad Abdulla "W" substation. Lastly, the company will build another 14 kilometres of transmission lines to interconnect the "RDTN X" and "RDTN W" substations. The T&D works that Isolux Corsán will undertake include, among others, the complete design of the towers and foundations, the supply of all materials and accessories, civil works, tower erection, stringing and commissioning.
The project is critical to the expansion and progress plans of Kuwait. The new transmission lines, which this country urgently needs, will connect the Subiya power plant to several key regions and new cities in Kuwait and Isolux Corsán has deployed its best resources to carry out this strategic project.
The sales manager of the company in the Middle East, Alberto Jordán Reig, has said that the development of this project "is a very important step forward for Kuwait" and he thanked the authorities for "the confidence they have shown in Isolux Corsán" with this award.
A leading T&D builder
Isolux Corsán, with more than 12,000 km of transmission lines and 100 high voltage substations under its belt, is one of the leading T&D builders in the world. The current top projects under construction include one in the Amazon, where the Group has built 1,191 km of transmission lines and six substations connecting Manaus, the Amazon's largest city, with the electrical system in Brazil.
In Texas, the company is developing the WETT Project (Wind Energy Transmission Texas) with Brookfield Asset Management, where it has built 605 km of power lines and six substations that will transport the energy produced by wind farms in the north of this state to the Southern cities. This project was awarded the Project Finance Award 2011 for the transaction of the year.
In India, Isolux Corsán is executing one of the largest high-voltage projects in the world, under the Build, Own, Operate and Transfer model (BOOT), for the construction and operation of 1,600 km of transmission lines and five substations