The electrical interconnection project between the countries of the Cooperation Council is considered one of the most important infrastructure link projects approved by the Cooperation Council. Among the benefits achieved by the project are reducing the required reserves in each country, mutual coverage in case of emergency, benefiting from the surplus, and reducing the cost of producing electric power. And in the implementation of the decision of the eighteenth session of the Supreme Council (Kuwait, December 1997), in the year 2001 AD, the GCC Electricity Interconnection Authority was established to undertake the construction, operation, and maintenance of the project.
In November 2005, several contracts were signed to implement the first phase of the project, which includes the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the State of Qatar, and the State of Kuwait.
Where the Ministry of Electricity and Water in the State of Kuwait late 2008 put forward the tender works for the construction and construction of the Gulf Interconnection Station (Al-Zour 1A/400 KV). The civil works because of its expertise, skills, and honorable history, and offering the best prices in carrying out civil works and building power stations, as we were evaluated by the Ministry of Electricity and Water of the State of Kuwait with a grade of excellence in the completion of the 400 kV plant.
The work of this stage was completed and its actual operation began in July 2009, thus four member states were electrically connected in a historic moment recorded by the inauguration of their Majesties and Highnesses, the leaders of the GCC states for this stage, on December 14, 2009, in the State of Kuwait.
Also, this project is the first 400 kV station to be implemented in the State of Kuwait. This project links five Gulf countries to exchange electricity supply in times of need from one country to another.
PROJECT NAME :AL- ZOUR LOT 1 A& 400 KV SUB-STATION
LOCATION : KUWAIT - JAHRA
CLIENT : "M.E.W. A.B.B. ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY"
NAURATION : CONTRACT GCC INTERCONNECTION
Value/ KD : KWD 1,580,000.00
DATE OF COMPLATION : 2009