Qatar’s Kahramaa awards $789m deals to Siemens

28 Apr 2010

(MENAFN) Siemens Energy said it won $789 million orders from Qatar’s state-owned utility General Water & Electricity Corporation (Kahramaa) for supply of electrical power generating equipment, QNA reported.

The order encompasses the supply of 15 turnkey substations for the 400 kV, 220 kV, 132 kV, 66 kV and 11 kV voltage levels, including transformers, control and protection equipment, as well as extension and modification of existing substations, said a Siemens statement.

Under the contract, Siemens will supply substations and switchgear valued at $673 million as well as associated cables valued at $116 million to Kahramaa, which is in charge of generating and distributing the electrical power in Qatar.

The construction of a new 400kV substation to connect the Qatar network to the GCC grid is included in the work. Siemens will supply gas-insulated switchgear, protection equipment and equipment for online condition monitoring.

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