The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has commissioned Al Waab City Sub-Station, built to cater to the power requirements of Qatar Rail's Doha Metro Project, it was announced on Sunday.
The QR100mn sub-station is built to the highest quality standards and equipped with most advanced transmission features to meet the operational requirements of the Metro, according to a statement.
The power station is part of the 12th phase of the electricity transmission network expansion project in country. The station's work started 30 months ago.
Kahramaa president Essa bin Hilal al-Kuwari said Kahramaa undertook the works of five similar stations in the last two years for the requirements of the Metro and out of which three, including Al Waab, have been completed.
Kahramaa officials at the commissioning of Al Waab Power Station
Two other stations at Lusail (March 2018) and Ras Abu Fontas (July 2017) have already been commissioned and works are in full swing in Al Bidda and Western Doha, he said. Al Bidda station includes car parking areas and is expected to be functional in the second half of 2019.
"Doha Metro stations have been prioritised in awarding projects and the highest technological requirements are in place at the stations to ensure uninterrupted supply of power for the operations of the Metro," he said.
Al-Kuwari also informed that Kahramaa was able to achieve a major milestone of 1,860,000 accident free hours on the work site at Al Waab before the commissioning of the project.
Kahramaa's Design and Engineering head Ahmed Ali al-Kuwari gave a briefing on the salient features of the new station at Al Waab.