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Siemens delivers energy supply system for “Westbay” infrastructure project in Qatar


Order volume about 180 million euros

Erlangen, Dec 29, 2005, Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) will be constructing three turnkey transformer substations in Doha, the capital of the Gulf state of Qatar. A large part of the new “Westbay” precinct, which is currently under construction, will be supplied with electrical power via these three substations in the future. The order was placed by Qatar’s state power supply company General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa), and has a total volume of about 180 million euros. The transformer substations are scheduled to be handed over to the customer ready for operation by August 2007.

In the new Westbay precinct of Doha, a city of some 370,000 inhabitants situated directly on the Persian Gulf coast, new high-rise buildings are to be constructed over the next two years and will require a suitable electrical power supply. A large proportion of this power requirement will be covered in the future by two turnkey transformer substations operating at the 220 kV/66 kV/11 kV voltage levels and another station at the 66 kV/11 kV voltage levels. The substations are equipped with gas-insulated high voltage switchgear, for which Siemens is building fully air-conditioned buildings with architecture matched to the stylish design of the high-rise buildings in the new city precinct.

“We’re pleased that Kahramaa has again selected us for this prestigious infrastructure project as a partner and as a specialist for innovative power supply solutions,“ said Dr. Jürgen Schloss, member of the Group Executive Management of Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution.

Only recently Siemens won a 290 million euro order from Qatar’s state power supply company to deliver 14 turnkey transformer substations and to expand and modernize three others. Siemens is carrying out this order as part of the “Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion – Phase VI” infrastructure project initiated by Kahramaa. It is planned to hand over all transformer stations included in this order to the customer by the end of July 2007.

Within a few decades Qatar has developed into a progressive state with a high living standard matched by rapid growth of its energy requirements. The peninsula nation, situated on the Persian Gulf with its abundant petroleum and natural gas reserves, posts double-digit growth rates and invests continuously in the country’s infrastructure. In 2003 Kahramaa invited bids for the “Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion – Phase V“ project for the expansion of the 66-kV-, 132-kV- and 220-kV power supply systems of the capital Doha. Siemens PTD was one of the successful bidders landing an order worth 88 million euros.

The Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution Group (PTD), headquartered in Erlangen, Germany, is one of the leading global players in its market sector. As a product supplier, system integrator, solution designer and service provider, Siemens PTD ensures - for utilities and industry alike - the efficient and reliable transmission of electrical energy from the power plant to the consumer. With a worldwide workforce of about 25,850 and operations in nearly 90 countries, PTD had sales of 4.3 billion euros in fiscal 2005 (ended September 30).
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