Siemens seals bumper DEWA power supply deal
Al Mamzar substation to be completed in 22 months' time
German utilities giant Siemens has landed a US $128.4 million from Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) to enhance the emirate’s power supply.
Siemens Energy will supply a turnkey substation for the 400 kV/132 kV voltage levels, which encompasses gas-insulated switchgear technology with a total of 14 switchgear bays for 400 kV and 30 bays for 132 kV.
The company added that the deal also includes four 500-MVA power transformers and the requisite protection and instrumentation and control equipment.
The substation in Al Mamzar, is earmarked for completion in just under two years’ time.
“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 contract adds to Siemens’ presence in Dubai; it was recently awarded another deal by DEWA to build two turnkey 400-kV substations. Siemens says it has now secured all the commissions advertised for turnkey 400-kV substations in Dubai this year.