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Siemens signs substation deal with SEWA

Move will boost power reliability, according to statement.

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Sharjah's power cuts will soon hopefully be a thing of the past.
Sharjah's power cuts will soon hopefully be a thing of the past.

Siemens has been awarded a turnkey contract from Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) to supply three high-voltage substations to the emirate. The substations will help boost reliability and efficiency of power supply in Sharjah, one of the seven emirates that comprise the UAE, to meet the growing demand for electricity there.

Under the terms of the contract, Siemens is responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and handing over of three 132kV/33kV/11kV substations to the areas of Abu Shagara, Al Khan and Muweleah in Sharjah. This scope of supply includes substations, transformers and capacitor banks. The project is scheduled for completion in 16 months.

“This latest contract award from SEWA is testament to the confidence placed in Siemens as a trusted supplier of proven infrastructure solutions,” said Wolfgang Braun, Head of Power Transmission, Siemens Middle East. “Sharjah’s population is growing, which is leading to greater demand for power, and Siemens is proud to be a partner of choice in helping the emirate meet its electricity needs in an efficient and timely manner.”

Sharjah has been hit by summer power outages in recent years. Residents will hope the new projects make those a thing of the past.

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