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DOHA: Siemens has signed a complete turnkey solution contract with Qatar Steel Company (QSC) to build a high-voltage substation. The 220/66/33-kilovolt (kV) substation will feature advanced technology and replace an existing facility within 14 months, ensuring more efficient and reliable power supply to Qatar Steel’s complex at Mesaieed Industrial City. The contract is valued at QR138m.
“This project is further testament to the long and successful history of Siemens supplying power transmission solutions in Qatar,” said Wolfgang Braun, Head of Power Transmission at Siemens Middle East. “We are delighted to have been awarded this turnkey substation project with Qatar Steel and look forward to further cooperation with the company.”
Siemens will supply Qatar Steel with 220/66/33-kV transformers and cables, 66kV-gas insulated switchgear, 33-kV switchgear, protection system, substation control and monitoring system, telecommunication systems, civil engineering and the substation building. The project will be executed on an engineering, procurement and construction basis. The upgrade will enable Qatar Steel, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Industries Qatar, to replace its old substation that utilises earlier technology in order to enable efficient and reliable power supply.
Ali bin Hassan Al Muraikhi, Director and General Manager of Qatar Steel, said: “We are very pleased to have signed this contract with Siemens, and to develop a strategic business partnership with a world-leading supplier of services and solutions in power generation, transmission and distribution.”
“As Qatar continues to invest heavily in developing its infrastructure and industries, Siemens is pleased to be a partner of choice for a broad range of projects, especially in the energy sector,” Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO, Siemens Energy, Middle East said.