Siemens seals Qatar substation contract
Doha, February 5, 2013
Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy and infrastructure sectors, has signed a QR138 million ($38 million) contract with Qatar Steel Company to build a high-voltage substation at its complex in Mesaieed.
The turnkey solution contract is the first one awarded to Siemens Power Transmission by Qatar Steel and, will be executed on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.
As per the contract, Siemens will supply Qatar Steel with 220/66/33-kV transformers and cables, 66kV-gas insulated switchgear (GIS), 33-kV switchgear, protection system, substation control and monitoring system (SCMS), telecommunication systems, civil engineering and the substation building.
The upgrade will enable Qatar Steel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Industries Qatar, to replace its old substation that utilizes earlier technology in order to enable efficient and reliable power supply.
The 220/66/33-kilovolt (kV) substation will feature advanced technology and replace an existing facility within 14 months, ensuring more efficient and reliable power supply to the company’s complex at Mesaieed Industrial City.
“This project is further testament to the long and successful history of Siemens supplying power transmission solutions in Qatar,” said Wolfgang Braun, the head of Power Transmission at Siemens Middle East.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this turnkey substation project with Qatar Steel and look forward to further co-operation with the company,” he noted.
Ali Bin Hassan Al-Muraikhi, the director and GM of Qatar Steel, said: “We are very pleased to have signed this contract with Siemens, and to develop a strategic business partnership with a world-leading supplier of services and solutions in power generation, transmission and distribution.”
Siemens Energy CEO (Middle East) Dietmar Siersdorfer said, "As Qatar continues to invest heavily in developing its infrastructure and industries, Siemens is pleased to be a partner of choice for a broad range of projects, especially in the energy sector."
"Once again, innovative technologies and solutions from Siemens proved to be the right fit for Qatar’s growth ambitions, which we aspire to continue supporting in the future," he added.-TradeArabia News Service