Siemens nets $34 million deal for DEWA substation
, March 13th, 2012
Siemens announced on the opening day of WETEX in Dubai it has been awarded a contract by Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to build a turnkey 132 kV/33 kV high voltage substation in Mushrif, Dubai that will replace existing DEWA infrastructure and provide electricity to strategic customers including the Dubai Royal Air Wing terminal and major shopping malls in the area.
“We have the necessary know-how and project experience for creating turnkey high-voltage installations. Depending on the project specifications we take on responsibility for the whole project; from planning, erection to commissioning and handover to the customer,” said Wolfgang Braun, Head of Power Transmission Middle East at Siemens LLC. Siemens is looking back at more than 20 years of successful collaboration with DEWA, with the first gas insulated switchgear delivered in 1991.
The turnkey project will include an 132 kV gas insulated switchgear, the 8DN8 Enhanced, which is one of the most compact solutions currently available in the high voltage range. The project, which will be completed over a year and a half, also includes a 132/33 kV 75 MVA power transformer, four 40 MVAr shunt reactors, complete balance of plant equipment, civil design and construction works.