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Landmark upgrade for Kingdom of Bahrain’s power grid with Siemens technology

Siemens will introduce an upgraded 400 kilovolt (kV) network, which will form a reliable and stable backbone for the country’s electricity transmission grid, and cater for increasing electricity demand from population and industrial growth.
Siemens will supply, install and commission three 400/220kV substations including control and protection, civil works and cable re-routing, to be constructed at Al Hidd, Riffa and Umm Al Hassam. The three substations are expected to be completed within two years.
“An efficient and robust electricity network is an essential part of Bahrain’s vision to develop sustainable, world-class infrastructure. Upgrading to 400 kilovolts represents a milestone in the country’s transmission network, boosting the voltage to serve increasing demand, improve security of supply and stability, and strengthen the national grid,” said Wolfgang Braun, Senior Executive Vice President, Energy
Management, Siemens Middle East. “Siemens has been a development partner to Bahrain for 65 years and we are proud to be implementing our technology in support of economic prosperity.”

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at


Ms. Heba Abd El-Hamid

Siemens AG