Siemens to modernise power supply

Siemens has secured $40 million from the Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company to modernise and extend power supplies and distribution equipment of a gas liquefaction plant on Das Island.

A Siemens-led consortium has secured a $40 million order from the Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction Company (ADGAS) to modernise and extend the power supply and distribution equipment of the gas liquefaction plant on the island of Das.

The scope of the project also includes a new medium voltage switching substation and a new power distribution network. An additional gas turbine with an output of 20 megawatts will also be installed that will give the gas liquefaction plant a power reserve to cover the additional power requirement resulting from the planned expansions. Modernisation of the power supply is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2005.

The island of Das, about 160 kilometres north-west of Abu Dhabi in the Arabo-Persian Gulf is the centre of the United Arab Emirates’ offshore oil industry. The island provides an export terminal for the liquid gas of ADGAS and for petroleum from the offshore fields of the Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA OPCO), both of which belong to the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) Group.

In total, around 60 kilometres of medium voltage and more than 400 kilometres of low-voltage cables and data lines will have to be laid. Modernisation of the entire power distribution equipment will be carried out while the plant is in operation. Besides supplying and installing all components, Siemens will also be responsible for all project management, engineering, erection, and commissioning.

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