This is first time Bahrain is about to invest in FACTS to secure their transmission network. In lieu of that, Electricity and Water Authority (EWA), Bahrain has floated a tender for procurement of STATCOMs for its three 220 kV substations named new Hidd, new Riffa and Manama. Only two companies Siemens and Hitachi ABB Power Grids submitted their proposals for this project. Hitachi ABB Power Grids submitted the lowest bid whereas bid submitted by Siemens was suspended. Therefore, there is a high chance that the project will be awarded to Hitachi ABB Power Grids in near future which will be make Hitachi ABB Power Grids not only pioneer of FACTS in Bahrain but also market leader in the country Link to the news: https://www.saudigulfprojects.com/2021/02/abb-submits-lowest-bid-of-94-1m-for-reactive-power-compensation-project/?fbclid=IwAR0-fDAy2DIG9QDW2_-rr6z32CZBw097ISAaWz-N40vTBmicHm4m1sXDOHM