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Siemens wins $865mn substation contract in Qatar

State-owned utility Qatar General Water & Electricity Corporation (KAHRAMAA) has awarded Siemens the largest contract to-date in Qatar for the expansion of the country’s power transmission network.

As part of the deal, valued at EUR 790mn ($865mn), Siemens will deliver 35 turnkey super and primary substations for Phase 13 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project.

This marks a significant milestone for Siemens, which has maintained involvement in every stage of the project since Phase 4.

Completion is scheduled in two years’ time. Siemens will be responsible for the design, engineering, supply, installation, and commissioning of the substations for the 400-kilovolt (kV), 220-kV, 132-kV, 66-kV, and 11-kV voltage levels, including gas-insulated switchgear, transformers, and control and protection equipment.

“Since the upgrade program started in 2005, Siemens has installed more than 120 substations and approximately 1,500 kilometers of high-voltage cable”, stated Ralf Christian, CEO of Siemens Energy Management Division.

“With this new order intake, our completed and under execution projects with KAHRAMAA total nearly 2.5 billion euros.”

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