Siemens Awarded Triple Substation Deal in Dubai
Siemens has been awarded a contract by UAE master developer Nakheel PJSC for the turnkey construction of three electrical substations in Dubai. The substations are an essential component of Nakheel’s Deira Islands development, which will see the construction of four man-made islands off the coast of Dubai’s Deira District.
“Dubai has a rapidly expanding population, a flourishing industrial sector and plans for ambitious construction projects, such the Deira Islands. It’s important to support this development with an expanded electricity network that is both efficient and robust,” said Mirko Düsel, CEO Business Unit Transmission Solutions at Siemens. “We are pleased to play our part in the sustainable development of Dubai with efficient, reliable and innovative power technology.”
The three 132/11kV substations are scheduled for completion in the first half of 2017, and each comprises eight bays of 132kV gas-insulated switchgears, 71 panels of 11kV air-insulated switchgears, three 50MVA power transformers and control and protection.
“Deira Islands” consists of four man-made islands with a total area of 15 square kilometres. This adds 40 kilometres to Dubai’s coastline, including 21 kilometres of beaches. Deira Islands will be easily accessible from the mainland by road and boat. Dubai International Airport is located 14 kilometres away.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.