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Nakheel awards Siemens triple substation contract for Dubai Deira Islands

Dubai’s top developer, Nakheel PJSC, awarded leading technology company Siemens a contract for the construction of three electrical stations on the developer’s master project, Deira Islands, in Dubai.

The turnkey construction of the substations is set to be an essential component of the development, which comprises four man-made islands off the coast of Dubai’s Deira District.

“Dubai has a rapidly expanding population, a flourishing industrial sector and plans for major new construction projects, such as Deira Islands. It’s important to support this development with an expanded electricity network that is both efficient and robust,” said Wolfgang Braun, senior executive vice-president, Energy Management, Siemens Middle East.

“We are pleased to play our part in the sustainable development of Dubai with efficient, reliable and innovative power technology,” Braun added.

The three 132/11kV substations are scheduled for completion in the first half of 2017. Each of these will comprise eight bays of 132kV gas-insulated switchgears, 71 panels of 11kV air-insulated switchgears, three 50MVA power transformers, as well as control and protection.