Siemens wins major Dubai deals
Dubai, March 9, 2011
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (Dewa) and Siemens have signed two major contracts on the sidelines of an ongoing water and technology exhibition (Wetex 2011) in Dubai.
The first contract signed was for the design ,supply, installation and commissioning of 400kV series reactors stations in the Jebel Ali and Al-Aweer Warsan areas of Dubai, in order to take pressure off of the most loaded of power systems and keep fault levels down.
“Due to the current and expected population increase in Dubai over the coming years and the subsequent demand and pressures on the electricity and water network, this project will allow for added safety on the network and guarantee safe and secure power supply for the future growth of Dubai,” said Wolfgang Braun, head of Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution Middle East.
In addition to this, Siemens also signed a further contract with Dewa to provide a computerized multisite real-time monitoring and control system for the authority’s electric power generation and transmission network.
The project, utilizing the Spectrum Power 4 system and due to be completed in Q4 2011, will ensure intelligent management to plan, monitor and control the generation and transmission networks as well as provide real time network analysis tools.
“The Spectrum Power 4 system will enable secure and reliable electric supplies throughout the network and will offer fast recovery in the event of any disturbances to the supply flow,” said Braun.
The 13th edition of Wetex opened yesterday (March 8) at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre, and will end tomorrow. – TradeArabia News Service