Siemens agrees $109m substation deal
Power giant will work on new Abu Dhabi grid project
Siemens has announced that is has secured a US $109 million deal to construct a new substation in Abu Dhabi, aimed at helping to meet increased network load due to new infrastructure and industrial areas in the east of the emirate.
Under the deal, Siemens will construct a new 400/132/33 kV substation on a turnkey basis at Shamkha for Abu Dhabi Transmission & Dispatch Company (Transco), which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA).
Siemens previously agreed a deal with Transco for the construction of the 400kV Mahawi substation last year – the first of its type to be solely developed by Siemens in the UAE.
“The award of Shamkha substation by Transco further strengthens our strong and long-standing ties with the company and demonstrates the faith the company places in Siemens to deliver challenging projects of high quality and on time,” said Wolfgang Braun, head of Siemens Power Transmission Middle East.