High-voltage theme

Siemens Energy has been awarded approximately €95m by Tatweer to deliver four turnkey high-voltage substations for the planned ‘Dubailand’ theme park in the United Arab Emirates.


Siemens Energy has been awarded approximately €95m (£76m) by Tatweer to deliver four turnkey high-voltage substations for the planned ‘Dubailand’ theme park in the United Arab Emirates.



Siemens’ scope of supply includes the delivery of eight high-voltage switchgear bays per substation, medium-voltage technology and the necessary protection and control technology, including planning, engineering, logistics, construction and assembly and commissioning.



Opening in 2010, the ‘Dubailand’ theme park is expected to attract visitors to Dubai with arts, culture, sports, shopping and hotel complexes.



‘The scale of the projects in this rapidly growing region is impressive. We’re contributing to the success of these ambitious projects with innovative power-transmission solutions,’ said Udo Niehage, chief executive officer of the Power Transmission Division in the Siemens Energy Sector.



This latest order is said to mark another milestone for Siemens Energy, which has seen steady growth in business in the Gulf region. Over the past few years, orders for more than 50 turnkey transformer substations have been received from Dubai alone.



Siemens is involved in practically all major projects in the Emirate with its power-supply solutions, including the ‘Burj Dubai’ skyscraper, the waterfront-development project ‘Dubai Waterfront’ and three artificial islands in the shape of palm trees.