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Bahrain signs off $750m power grid development project

Siemens, Prysmian and Hyundai win contracts to build ground transmission network and power stations

Bahrain signs off $750m power grid development project
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Bahrain has approved a $750 million power grid development project, which is scheduled for completion by December next year.

The project consists of the construction of a ground transmission network and three 400kV power stations, which will be built in Hidd, Umm Al Hassam, and Riffa in the first stage.

Among the companies named to carry out the work are Germany’s Siemens, Italy’s Prysmian and South Korea’s Hyundai, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported.

Kuwait is also contributing to the project through the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development.

“The project aims to reduce "short circuits" and ensure the safe operation of the equipment to transfer electrical energy from production plants to load centres throughout Bahrain efficiently and effectively, which would meet all the needs of development and facilitate the exchange of electric power with GCC network,” the BNA reported.

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