The 400/132kV Grid Station represents a deal worth over AED500 million
The facility will be the first 400kV Grid Station to be 100% designed, engineered and built solely by Siemens in the United Arab Emirates, contract worth over AED500 million.
Following the recent news that Siemens Energy will construct the Shuweihat S3 turnkey combined cycle power plant in Abu Dhabi, the company has today announced they will service the increased demands on the power supply in the Emirate with a new 400kV Grid Station.
The 400/132kV Grid Station represents a deal worth over AED500 million, signed with ADWEA/Transco, owners of the generation and transmission grid, and will be based in the Mahawi area of Abu Dhabi. Once completed in 2013 the grid station will be the main power supply source for mega development projects in Mussafah, Mohamed bin Zayed City, Mahawi, Watbha, Khalifa City, Old Airport and Capital District. The grid station will also allow Transco to reconfigure existing 400kV and 132kV overhead line circuits to improve system reliability.
Wolfgang Braun, Head of Energy Transmission & Distribution said; “This project is another proof point how Siemens helps to orchestrate the rapid development of the Middle East centers following our concept of developing local infrastructure with teams on the ground in-market. The local team will be supported by Siemens AG in Germany in terms of equipment supply, but this project will be totally designed, engineered, constructed and commissioned by UAE based staff.”
The solutions offered by Siemens for the turnkey Grid Station will consist of 400kV GIS switchgear 8DQ1, 132kV switchgear 8DN8-Enhanced version, 33kV switchgear 8DB10, 500MVA and 120MVA power transformers, together with complete balance of plant equipment including civil works.