Siemens to expand power supply network in Dubai – major order worth EUR90 million
Erlangen, As part of further expansion of Dubai’s power supply network Siemens Energy has secured an order worth approximately EUR90 million from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). The order from the United Arab Emirates covers the supply of a turnkey substation for the 400 kilovolt voltage level. It encompasses gas-insulated switchgear technology, four power transformers as well as protection and instrumentation & control equipment. The power supply project is slated for completion within 22 months.
The substation, which Siemens will erect in the Al Mamzar district, will strengthen the existing power supply network. “Securing this order was not only attributable to our global expertise in the field of innovative, energy-efficient power solutions but also to our customer’s high level of satisfaction with the execution of previous projects,” said Udo Niehage, CEO of the Power Transmission Division within Siemens Energy.
The order is a further milestone in the successful business conducted by Siemens Energy in the Gulf region, where power demand continues to rise. Based on current studies power consumption in the United Arab Emirates will increase by an annual average of six percent. In recent years orders for 50 turnkey substations have come from Dubai alone. Only recently the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority contracted Siemens to build two turnkey 400-kilovolt substations to supply power for other infrastructure projects in the emirate. Together with the new project Siemens has secured all the commissions advertised for turnkey 400-kV substations in Dubai this year.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2008 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR22.6 billion and received new orders totaling approximately EUR33.4 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.4 billion. On September 30, 2008, the Energy Sector had a work force of approximately 83,500. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.
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