Dubai residents 'may benefit from power investment'

03/09/2009 - Dubai Investment News
Dubai residents 'may benefit from power investment'

Written by Neil King

People living in property in Dubai may find they benefit from investments in a power supply network.

Siemens Energy has secured a deal from the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority worth around €90 million (AED 471 million).

Chief executive officer of the former's power transmission division Udo Niehage explained the agreement was down to a few reasons.

"Securing this order was not only attributable to our global expertise in the field of innovative, energy-efficient power solutions, but also to our customer's high level of satisfaction with the execution of previous projects," he explained.

It is thought the power supply initiative will take some 22 months to complete.

The plans include the implementation of gas-insulated switchgear technology, with 14 bays for 400kV devices and 30 sections for those with 132kV.

In June this year, Siemens announced it was going to place a high-tech laboratory with the latest equipment in the Higher Colleges of Technology Centre of Engineering Excellence. ADNFCR-2019-ID-19344852-ADNFCR