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Bahrain: SNC-Lavalin scoops electricity infra work

SNC-Lavalin has won a design and construction supervision contract for the relocation of underground cabling networks and the installation of several 11kV substations in Bahrain

The above image is for illustrative purposes only.
The above image is for illustrative purposes only.

SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract to design and supervise numerous activities related to Bahrain’s electricity infrastructure.

The design and construction supervision contract, which was awarded by the Electricity and Water Authority’s Electricity Transmission Directorate (ETD), will see the firm oversee the relocation of underground transmission and distribution cabling networks in Bahrain.

SNC-Lavalin will also oversee the construction of numerous 11kV substations as part of the deal.

Commenting on the contract win, Karl Matalani, SNC-Lavalin’s vice president of hydro and power delivery in the Middle East, said: “We’re proud to contribute to the development of critical infrastructure upgrades in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

“This contract builds on the previous consultancy work that we’ve done for ETD […] diverting cable networks on various Ministry of Works (Roads) rehabilitation projects, awarded back in 2012,” he added.

Under the terms of the latest contract, SNC-Lavalin will support the Ministry of Works’ upgrades of the Sheikh Jaber bin Ahmed Al Subah Avenue, Sitra Causeway, Al Estiglal Highway, King Hamad Highway, and other minor roads and avenues.

The company will design and supervise diversions for several 220kV and 66kV power circuits, including pilot and fibre-optic telecommunication and telecontrol cables.

The work, which began in January 2016, is scheduled to be completed by December 2017.

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