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Siemens wins US$136m Abu Dhabi grid station deal

5/17/2011 Grid News CTSS

Siemens Energy has signed a $136m deal with ADWEA/Transco for a new 400/132kV grid station in the Mahawi area of Abu Dhabi. The facility will be the first 400kV grid station to be 100% designed, engineered and built solely by Siemens in the UAE.

It follows the recent announcement that Siemens Energy will construct the Shuweihat S3 turnkey combined-cycle power plant in Abu Dhabi.

Upon completion in 2013, the grid station will be the main power supply source for mega 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.

“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,” said Wolfgang Braun, head of energy transmission and distribution.

Siemens Energy will supply 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.