Siemens deal boosts Qatar petchem plant efficiency


Published — Monday 1 April 2013

Last update 1 April 2013 4:12 am

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Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infrastructure, industry and health care sectors, has signed an agreement with Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO) for the supply and installation of new switchgear and integrated power management hardware and software at the firm’s facility in Mesaieed.
The contract, which is on a turnkey basis, will see Siemens provide 33Kv gas-insulated switchgear, and 11kV and 3.3kV air-insulated switchgear to the QAPCO facility’s substation, replacing existing installations with more compact, higher-rated technology and boosting the reliability of the network’s power distribution.
Siemens will also deliver a state-of-the-art power distribution and control system for the plant’s entire electrical network, providing the facility with intelligent and centralized power management.
“Siemens has been a reliable and trusted partner to QAPCO since the early 1980s, and this latest contract award is an excellent demonstration of the extensive capabilities of Siemens, integrating different technologies from across the company’s energy portfolio,” said Hamad Al-Khayyat, GM, oil and gas division, Siemens WLL Qatar.
“The turnkey supply of innovative and reliable power transmission equipment combined with advanced power management software and hardware perfectly illustrates how Siemens can utilize its diverse portfolio and strong local expertise to operate as a complete engineering, procurement and construction contractor for Middle Eastern customers.”

The contract with QAPCO follows the recent announcement that Siemens will construct, on an EPC basis, a turnkey high-voltage substation including the control and monitoring system, for Qatar Steel at the company’s Mesaieed Industrial City complex, modernizing the facility’s power supply.
“Qatar is continuing to invest heavily in the development of its industrial sector, and Siemens is pleased to support this growth by providing the innovative technology and solutions required to build a diversified and sustainable economy, in line with the country’s 2030 vision,” said Bernhard Fonseka, CEO, Siemens WLL in Qatar.

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