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Electronics and electrical engineering company 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 be expected to boost reliability and efficiency of power supply in Sharjah, one of the seven emirates that comprise the UAE, to meet its growing demand for electricity.
Under the terms of the contract, Siemens will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and handing over of three 132kV, 33kV and 11kV substations to the areas of Abu Shagara, Al Khan and Muweleah in Sharjah.
This scope of supply will include substations, transformers and capacitor banks. The project will be scheduled for completion in 16 months.
Siemens Middle East power transmission head Wolfgang Braun said, “This latest contract award from SEWA is testament to the confidence placed in Siemens as a trusted supplier of proven infrastructure solutions.
“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.