Siemens Energy has received an order to build a new turnkey 400-kV substation in Abu Dhabi. The order for the 400/132-kV substation is worth over AED500 million (approximately EUR100 million), and was signed with the utility Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and the transmission grid operator Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company (Transco). The station will be installed in the Mahawi area of Abu Dhabi. Once completed in 2013, the substation will help to enhance the grid to meet the increased power demand in the emirate.
After completion the substation will be the main source of power supply for major development projects in Mussafah, Mohamed bin Zayed City, Mahawi, Watbha, Khalifa City, Old Airport and Capital District. The new installation will also allow Transco to reconfigure existing 400-kV and 132-kV overhead line circuits to improve system reliability. Due to the growing energy demand in the emirate Siemens in spring already had received the order to build the Shuweihat S3 combined cycle power plant with a rating of 1,600 megawatts (MW), which is set to be operational in 2014. For the countries on the Arabian Gulf infrastructure expansion has top priority in order to be able to meet the power demand of the rapidly growing population and expanding industry.
The solutions offered by Siemens for the new turnkey substation will consist of 400-kV GIS switchgear 8DQ1, 132-kV switchgear 8DN8 enhanced version and 33-kV switchgear 8DB10. Included are 500-MVA and 120-MVA power transformers, control and protection systems, civil work and erection and commissioning of the switchgear.
Siemens to build new substation in Abu Dhabi