Contract signing ceremony at WETEX 2011
Strengthening its relationship with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) spanning 30 years and continuing its ongoing commitment to developing the infrastructure of Dubai, Siemens has today announced the signing of two substantial contracts on the sidelines of the WETEX trade show.
WETEX 2011, hosted by DEWA, focuses on the latest issues regarding water, energy technology and environment in the Gulf region and provided the ideal platform for Siemens to announce these latest deals totaling approximately AED450 million.
The first contract signed was for the design ,supply, installation and commissioning of 400kV series reactors stations in the Jebel Ali and Al-Aweer Warsan areas of Dubai, in order to take pressure off of the most loaded of power systems and keep fault levels down.
As Wolfgang Braun, Head of Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution Middle East, explains: “Due to the current and expected population increase in Dubai over the coming years and the subsequent demand and pressures on the electricity and water network, this project will allow for added safety on the network and guarantee safe and secure power supply for the future growth of Dubai.”
In addition to this, Siemens also signed a further contract with DEWA to provide a computerized multisite real-time monitoring and control system for the authority’s electric power generation and transmission network. The project, utilizing the Spectrum Power 4 system and due to be completed in Q4 2011, will ensure intelligent management to plan,
monitor and control the generation and transmission networks as well as provide real time network analysis tools.
“The Spectrum Power 4 system will enable secure and reliable electric supplies throughout the network and will offer fast recovery in the event of any disturbances to the supply flow,” said Mr. Braun.
Siemens is one of the main sponsors of WETEX 2011 and can be found on stand MSP – 2.