Siemens wins US$109 million Abu Dhabi substation contract

GIS-SiemensThe solutions offered by Siemens for the substation will include gas-insulated switchgears. (Image source: Siemens)

Siemens has been contracted to build a new US$109mn substation in Abu Dhabi that will help meet an increase in load electricity demand for new infrastructure and industrial areas in the eastern region of the emirate

Under the contract, Siemens will build the Shamkha 400/132/33 kV substation on a turnkey basis for Abu Dhabi Transmission & Dispatch Company (Transco), which is owned by the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA).

Wolfgang Braun, head of Siemens Power Transmission Middle East, said, “The award of Shamkha substation by Transco further strengthens our strong and long-standing ties with the company and demonstrates the faith the company places in Siemens to deliver challenging projects of high quality and on time.”

Previous agreements between the companies include the 2011 contract under which Siemens was commissioned to construct the 400 kV Mahawi substation, the first of its kind to be developed solely by Siemens in the United Arab Emirates.

The deal follows Siemen’s 2011 agreement with Transco to construct the 400 kV Mahawi substation, the first of its kind to be developed solely by Siemens in the UAE.

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