Siemens wins big Qatar substation contract

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015

Siemens, a global technology powerhouse, said it has won a major contract from the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) for the turnkey construction of three substations in the country besides a contract to supply air-insulated switchgears.

As per the deal, the company will supply three 132/11kV substations as part of Phase Two of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project.

The first substation, Al Wukair-1, will be located inside Al Wakra Stadium Boulevard, 10km from Doha. The second, Al Heedan, will be at the proposed Al Khor Stadium and the third, Learaig, is to be constructed at Salwa Beach Resort near Qatar’s border with Saudi Arabia, said Siemens in a statement.

The substations, which will support power supply for residential, commercial and industrial applications in Qatar, including two new sports stadiums, are likely to be completed within 15 months, it added.

“Efficient and reliable power transmission is fundamental to a sustainable, environmentally sympathetic energy system,” said Fatih Sakiz, CEO of Siemens WLL in Qatar.

“Qatar is experiencing rapid industrial, economic and population growth, and we are proud to be continuing our work with Kahramaa to develop an electricity network that supports the development ambitions of the country’s Vision 2030,” he added.

Each of the turnkey 132kV substations comprises Siemens 8DN8 132kV gas-insulated switchgear, four 40MVA power transformers, two boards of 11kV switchgears, station auxiliary transformers, complete protection and substation control system, associated LV, power and control cables and high-voltage cable diversion works.

Siemens said it has also been awarded an additional contract by the Qatari utility for 654 NX Air 11kV air-insulated switchgears, inclusive of protection for secondary distribution, for greater reliability and stability of Qatar’s electricity network.

The Siemens switchgears will be implemented over a two-year period, it added.

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