Siemens has been awarded an order to upgrade the energy infrastructure for the Kingdom of Bahrain. The company is to supply, install and commission three 400/220-kV substations, including the control and protection systems and cable re-routing. Siemens will introduce an upgraded 400 kilovolt network, which will form a reliable and stable backbone for the country's electricity transmission grid. The contract was awarded to Siemens by the Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) in Bahrain. The substations are to be erected in Hidd, Riffa and Umm Al Hassan and completed within two years.
"An efficient and robust electricity network is an essential part of Bahrain's vision to develop sustainable, world-class infrastructure", declared Jan Mrosik, CEO of the Energy Management Division within Siemens. "Upgrading to 400 kilovolts represents a milestone in the country's transmission grid, boosting the voltage to satisfy the increasing demand for power, improve security of supply and stability and strengthen the country's national grid. Siemens has been a development partner to Bahrain for 65 years."
Source : siemens.com