By Andy Sambidge
Isolux Corsán wins contract for engineering and construction of 172km of transmission lines
Spain's Isolux Corsán has been awarded a contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of 172km of 300kV transmission lines in Kuwait.
It will be the company's first project in the Gulf state, with the contract worth $105 million.
The work will take place under a turnkey contract, within a maximum execution period of 22 months in Al-Rawdatain, a statement said.
It added that the firm has been commission by the Ministry of Electricity and Water of Kuwait.
Alberto Jordán Reig, sales manager in the Middle East, said the project "is a very important step forward for Kuwait".
Isolux Corsán, with more than 12,000km of transmission lines and 100 high voltage substations under its belt, is one of the leading T&D builders in the world.
The Kuwait project will be divided into three parts with the first including the construction of 76km of transmission lines.
In the second, another 82km of transmission lines will be laid with 14km of transmission lines included in the final phase.
Isolux Corsán said the project was 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," the statement said.
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.
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.