Siemens wins €790M contract to upgrade Qatar’s power supply network

WCN Editorial Team 10 May 2017 MIDDLE EAST ENERGY & UTILITIES

German engineering services firm Siemens has secured a contract worth €790M from Qatar General Water & Electricity Corporation (KAHRAMAA) for the expansion of the country's power transmission network.

Under the contract, Siemens will deliver 35 turnkey super and primary substations for Phase 13 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project.

The firm will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of the substations for the 400kV, 220kV, 132kV, 66kV, and 11kV voltage levels, including gas-insulated switchgear, transformers, and control and protection equipment.

Pursuant to the contract, an existing 'super substation' — that allows multiple voltage settings — in Doha will be upgraded with the new 400kV/200kV gas-insulated switchgear and associated equipment, before connecting to the grid.

In addition, Siemens secured a second contract from KAHRAMAA to supply and install more than 2,170 medium-voltage switchgear boards. The contract is valued at about €27M.

Ralf Christian, Siemens energy management division CEO, said: "We are delighted to build on a trusting relationship with KAHRAMAA, as we embark on yet another important phase to upgrade Qatar's power network.

“Siemens is committed to supplying reliable and innovative products to this highly ambitious project that will meet growing demand for electricity in a fast-developing country."

Phase 13 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project is scheduled to be complete by 2020.

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