The Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) has started operating Al Hidan power station which will provide electricity to Al Bayt Stadium, completing four out of the five stations that are planned to serve the FIFA 2022 World Cup Qatar projects.
President of Kahramaa Essa Hilal al- Kuwari said the station was built at a cost of about QR 138mn and was completed in time with Qatar receiving the mantle of hosting the 2022 World Cup.
The station is built to the highest standards, using technology that ensures sustainable supply of electricity in case of emergency, he said.
The Kahramaa president confirmed the commitment of the corporation in implementing all the infrastructure as per the set schedule based on the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, with the support of the government and as per the strategic plans to develop the electricity network, which serves the vital projects in the country.
He added that the new station is part of the 11th phase of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion Plan and one of the five main stations Kahramaa has specified for the 2022 World Cup.
The station will serve Al Bayt Stadium with a voltage of 132/11 kilo volts (kV), a capacity of 80 mega volt amp and will be fed through the South Al Khor station and Semesma with a cable holding voltage of 132 kV with a length of 20 km.
Al-Kuwari said the power station has been developed according to the required standards set by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. The requirements included a capacity of 80 mega volt amp to meet the required loads for running the stadium and other existing facilities such as training fields.
He said Kahramaa follows global standards in all its operations.