Siemens wins order to upgrade Qatar's power grid
Siemens will supply 15 turnkey substations and cabling.
Siemens has been awarded contracts worth around US$790 to upgrade Qatar’s power distribution network. Once completed, the latest stage in the expansion of the network will allow Qatar to link up to the GCC Grid.
Siemens Energy will provide 15 fully fitted turnkey substations encompassing all transmission voltage levels between 11kV and 400kV to Kahramaa, Qatar’s state-owned utility. In addition, the German company will provide switchgear and cabling.
The construction of a 400kV substation will enable Qatar to link up to the GCC grid, which channels surplus power between member countries in order to prevent power failures during peak times.
The order feeds into Phase IX, the latest stage to upgrade Qatar’s power transmission infrastructure, for which Siemens has provided more than 70 switchgears and 1.400 kilometers of cable, worth a total of US$2.1 billion, in the last five years.
“Expansion of the country’s power supply system is a demanding project, for which practically the whole range of our products and systems will be deployed,” said Dr. Udo Niehage, CEO of the Power Transmission Division of Siemens Energy.