As part of further expansion to Qatar’s power supply system, Siemens has been awarded a contract valued at QAR 920 million (USD 253 million) by the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA). The contract includes the construction of nine turnkey substations for Phase 11 of KAHRAMAA’s Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project.
The utility provider’s expansion project aims to ensure stable power supply to all sectors including households, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals and schools throughout the capital city Doha and its suburbs. Under the contract, Siemens will provide gas-insulated switchgears (GIS), with voltages including 220kV, 132kV and 66kV, for the first stage of the Phase 11 expansion. Siemens is scheduled to complete the project within 26 months from the award date.
“Siemens has been a long-standing partner to KAHRAMAA and this contract strengthens our cooperation further,” said Bernhard Fonseka, CEO of Siemens WLL Qatar. “This project will contribute to improving the power infrastructure in and around Doha, helping the government meet its requirements for achieving its National Vision 2030.”
Since 2005, Siemens has provided substations for phases V, VI, VII, IX and X of KAHRAMAA’s ambitious project to expand KAHRAMAA’s power supply system. The expansion plan is devised to meet the growing demand for electricity in Qatar, as the country continues to witness tremendous development and urbanization. As of June 2013, Siemens had close to 2,000 high-voltage GIS bays installed in Qatar.
“Once more, Siemens presents efficient power transmission solutions that act as the cornerstone of sustainable and eco-friendly energy systems,” said Wolfgang Braun, Head of Siemens Power Transmission Middle East. “Our switchgear is designed to the highest levels of quality and cost-effectiveness, ensuring that all our customers’ requirements of performance and reliability are met.”
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