Kahramaa awards Siemens turnkey projects in Qatar

Substation Qatar-Deptford Jon flickrThe Qatar power transmission system expansion project has been devised to meet the growing demand for electricity in Qatar. (Image source: Deptford Jon/Flickr)Siemens has won a contract for the turnkey construction of three substations from Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) along with a deal to supply air-insulated switchgear

The Germany-headquartered company will supply three 132/11 kV substations as part of Phase Two of the Qatar power transmission system expansion project.

The first substation — Al Wukair-1 — will be located inside Al Wakra Stadium Boulevard, 10 km from Doha.

The second — Al Heedan — will be at the proposed Al Khor Stadium and the third — Learaig — will be stationed at Salwa Beach Resort near Qatar’s border with Saudi Arabia, Siemens said in a statement.

The substations will provide power supply for residential, commercial and industrial applications in Qatar, including two new sports stadiums, and are likely to be completed in 15 months.

Fatih Sakiz, CEO of Siemens WLL in Qatar, said, “Efficient and reliable power transmission is fundamental to a sustainable, environmentally sympathetic energy system.

“Qatar is experiencing rapid industrial, economic and population growth, and we are proud to be continuing our work with Kahramaa to develop an electricity network that supports the development ambitions of the country’s Vision 2030.”

Each of the turnkey 132 kV substations comprises Siemens 8DN8 132 kV gas-insulated switchgear, four 40 MVA power transformers, two boards of 11 kV switchgears, station auxiliary transformers, complete protection and substation control system, associated LV, power and control cables and high-voltage cable diversion works.

Siemens has also been awarded an additional contract by Kahramaa for 654 NX Air 11kV air-insulated switchgears, inclusive of protection for secondary distribution, for greater reliability and stability of Qatar’s electricity network. The Siemens switchgears will be implemented over a two-year period, the company added.

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