Substation deal for Dubai’s artificial islands19 June 2016
Siemens has been awarded a contract by UAE developer Nakheel PJSC for the turnkey construction of three electrical substations in Dubai. The substations are an essential component of Nakheel’s Deira Islands development, which will see the construction of four man-made islands off the coast of Dubai’s Deira District. The finished islands will occupy a total area of 15 square km and add 40 km to Dubai’s coastline, including 21 km of beaches.
"Dubai has a rapidly expanding population, a flourishing industrial sector and plans for ambitious construction projects, such the Deira Islands. It's important to support this development with an expanded electricity network that is both efficient and robust," said Mirko Düsel, CEO of Business Unit Transmission Solutions at Siemens. The three 132/11 kV substations are scheduled for completion in the first half of 2017, and each comprises eight bays of 132 kV gas-insulated switchgear, 71 panels of 11 kV air-insulated switchgear, three 50 MVA power transformers and control and protection components.