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Alba awards new PDS contract to Siemens

Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba), home-base of the Line 6 Expansion Project, announced that it has awarded Siemens the Power Distribution System (PDS) contract for Power Station 5 (PS 5).

Under the terms of this contract, Siemens will be responsible to design, engineer, procure, construct and commission High Voltage electrical network comprising distribution switchgears and transformers to expand Alba’s electrical network. Siemens will, also, provide state-of-the-art Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) up to 220kV. The design will provide Alba with a highly flexible and redundant network to ensure power availability in all scenarios.

Commenting on this appointment, Alba’s Chairman of Board of Directors, Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Bin Daij Al Khalifa said:  “Alba’s Line 6 Expansion Project is an important part of our growth strategy and we aim to implement an efficient and reliable distribution system for high-quality power supply. We have chosen Siemens not only for their technological expertise in the power sector but also for their competitive financial bid in this Project.

I would like to add that I am proud of the transparent and diligent evaluation followed during the tendering process for Line 6 Expansion Project. I thank Alba’s Executive Management led by the CEO Tim Murray for their relentless efforts in maintaining clarity and ensuring that all processes are in strict compliance with Alba’s corporate governance values. Another thank you goes to the acting COO Amin Sultan and his team for their diligent efforts towards this project. I, also, thank all the bidders for their dedication and commitment to Line 6 Expansion Project.”

“Siemens is pleased to be chosen as the technology partner for Alba’s fully-integrated power distribution system,” said Wolfgang Braun, Senior Executive Vice President, Energy Management, Siemens Middle East. “Flexible, efficient and modern distribution is the cornerstone of a modern power supply, and we are proud that our technology will play a significant role in supporting the goals of one of Bahrain’s most important industrial businesses.”

Source: www.albasmelter.com