The company will supply three 132/11kV substations as part of Phase 11 of the Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project.
The first substation, Al Wukair-1, will be located inside Al Wakra Stadium Boulevard, approximately 10km from Doha. The second, Al Heedan, will be at the proposed Al Khor Stadium and the third, Learaig, is to be constructed at Salwa Beach Resort near Qatar’s border with Saudi Arabia. The substations will provide power supply for residential, commercial and industrial applications in Qatar, including two new sports stadiums, and are planned for completion within 15 months.
“Efficient and reliable power transmission is fundamental to a sustainable, environmentally sympathetic energy system,” said Fatih Sakiz, CEO of Siemens WLL in Qatar. “Qatar is experiencing rapid industrial, economic and population growth, and we are proud to be continuing our work with KAHRAMAA to develop an electricity network that supports the development ambitions of the country’s Vision 2030.”
Each of the turnkey 132kV substations comprises Siemens 8DN8 132kV Gas-Insulated Switchgear, four 40MVA Power Transformers, two boards of 11kV switchgears, Station Auxiliary Transformers, Complete Protection and Substation Control System, associated LV, power and control cables and high-voltage cable diversion works.
Siemens has also been awarded an additional contract by KAHRAMAA for 654 NX Air 11kV Air-Insulated Switchgears, inclusive of protection for secondary distribution, for greater reliability and stability of Qatar’s electricity network. The Siemens switchgears will be implemented over a two-year period.
The Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion project has been devised to meet the growing demand for electricity in Qatar, as the country continues to witness rapid development and urbanization. KAHRAMAA’s expansion projects aim to ensure a stable power supply to all sectors, including households, business centers, shopping malls, hospitals and schools throughout Doha and its suburbs.
Siemens has been a key contributor to Qatar’s infrastructure development since the 1970s, and currently around 70 per cent of the country’s electricity is transmitted and distributed using Siemens technology.