HE The Minister opens new 22kV airport facilityHE The Minister opens new 22kV airport facility
Electricity and Water Affairs Minister Dr. Abdulhussain Mirza inaugurated the 220kV airport terminal yesterday in the presence of Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) Chief Executive Sheikh Nawaf bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa and officials.
The project is to take care of the expansion of the Bahrain International Airport and commercial and development projects in Muharraq Governorate.
The new terminal will feed the new airport terminal building and will be one of 15 such facilities along with 48 66 kV sub-stations.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that the inauguration of this project comes within the strategic plan to provide power required for the expansion of Bahrain International Airport and expanding the electricity transmission networks in Bahrain, under the leadership of His Majesty King Hamad, His Royal Highness Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister and with the support of His Royal Highness Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister.
He also applauded the follow-up by the ministerial committee for reconstruction and infrastructure, chaired by Sheikh Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa, the Deputy Prime Minister, that is looking after electricity and water services to satisfy growing needs for development and urban expansion.
Sheikh Nawaf, in his comments, praised the efforts of the employees of the authority to complete the plant in a record time of 12 months. He also thanked project consultants and contractors for their dedication in following up and completing the station in time.
While the supply and installation was taken care of by the Swiss company ABB, the transformers were supplied by Korean company HHI. The cables for the project were supplied by Saudi Cables.
The civil works of the plant were completed by Bahrain's Shabu Construction Company and electrical cable works by Alkomed Bahrain, while the implementation was supervised by the Irish Consulting Company ESBI.
The total cost of this plant was BD 17,243,349 million.