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Siemens wins Kahramaa contract in Qatar

Siemens has been awarded an order for 18 turnkey substations, worth $523.3m (EUR470m), by Qatar General Water and Electricity Corporation (Kahramaa), the company announced recently.

The substations are expected to meet the increasing power demand in the country.

Project completion is scheduled for 2017.

“We are very proud that Kahramaa has chosen our solution for Phase XII,” Jan Mrosik, CEO of Siemens’ energy management division, said.

“This is a highly challenging infrastructure project in which a wide assortment from our portfolio of products and solutions will be installed in parallel within a very short time.”

The order encompasses the design, engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of 14 new substations for the 400-kilovolt (kV), 132kV, 66kV, and 11kV voltage levels, including switchgear, transformers, control and protection equipment, and the extension of four existing substations.

The newly built 400-kV Bul Hemmaid substation will be used to transmit power from the independent water and power plant (IWPP) Facility-D into Qatar’s power grid.

Facility-D, which will be fully operational by 2017, will have a power generation capacity of 2,400 megawatts (MW) and a desalination capacity of 130 million gallons a day (g/d) of water.

Construction of the 400kV Super Substation Al Sakhamah – which will feed power to various areas including Lusail Metro Primary in Lusail City – is also part of the contract.

All substations are required to supply power for ongoing infrastructure development projects, schools, hospitals, and residential complexes.

The substations are located in and around Doha, the capital of Qatar.

Siemens will execute the order as part of the ongoing Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion – Phase XII


Source and Link: Construction Week Online