Siemens seals substation deal with Qatar Steel
Contract covers construction of new high-voltage substation
Siemens has signed a US $38 million deal with Qatar Steel for the construction of a new high-voltage substation to help boost the efficiency of the power supply to Mesaieed Industrial City. The power giant will build a 220/66/33 kV substation to replace the existing facility over a 14 month period.
The project is the first to be awarded to Siemens Power Transmission by Qatar Steel, and is set to be executed on an EPC basis.
Siemens will supply Qatar Steel with 220/66/33 kV transformers and cables, together with equipment including 66 kV gas-insulated switchgear, 33 kV switchgear and the substation control and monitoring system.
“This project is further testament to the long and successful history of Siemens supplying power transmission solutions in Qatar. We are delighted to have been awarded this turnkey substation project with Qatar Steel and look forward to further cooperation with the company,” said Wolfgang Braun, head of Power Transmission at Siemens Middle East.
Qatar Steel general manager and director, Ali Bin Hassan Al-Muraikhi, added: “We are very pleased to have signed this contract with Siemens, and to develop a strategic business partnership with a world-leading supplier of services and solutions in power generation, transmission and distribution.”