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Siemens to upgrade electricity infrastructure in Bahrain

The Electricity and Water Authority (EWA) in Bahrain has awarded Siemens a contract to upgrade the energy infrastructure in the Kingdom.

The contract was announced during an inauguration ceremony in Al Hidd, Bahrain, and includes installing a new, high-voltage power transmission network, ultimately strengthening the country’s electricity supply.

An upgraded 400 kilovolt (kV) network, to be introduced by Siemens, will form a reliable and solid backbone for the country’s electricity transmission grid. It will serve the increasing electricity demands from a growing population and cater to industrial needs.

“An efficient and robust electricity network is an essential part of Bahrain’s vision to develop sustainable, world-class infrastructure. Upgrading to 400 kilovolts represents a milestone in the country’s transmission network, boosting the voltage to serve increasing demand, improve security of supply and stability, and strengthen the national grid,” said Wolfgang Braun, senior executive vice-president, Energy Management, Siemens Middle East.

“Siemens has been a development partner to Bahrain for 65 years and we are proud to be implementing our technology in support of economic prosperity,” Braun added.

Siemens will supply, install and commission three 400/220kV substations, including control and protection, civil works and cable re-routing, to be constructed at Al Hidd, Riffa and Umm Al Hassam. The three substations are expected to be completed within two years.