AREVA's T&D division has won a euro 10.3 million contract with Siemens Power to supply five high-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) bays for the Ras Laffan II power plant located in Qatar.

Ras Laffan is an industrial city located in the middle of the Arabian Gulf and a substantial energy consumer. To satisfy its demand in energy, the Qatari government is boosting the region's generation capacity by launching a second development plan of the Ras Laffan power plant. Ras Laffan II will be composed of three gas turbine and two steam turbine power units supplied by Siemens Power, and four turnkey desalination units and facilities supplied by Doosan to form a single integral power and desalination plant.

This contract follows on from previous high-voltage gas-insulated projects carried out by AREVA T&D in Qatar, including the supply of two high-voltage substations for the Ras Laffan I power plant.

The first three bays will be operational within 13 months and the remaining two within 16 months.