Kuwait awards Siemens Energy major service contract to bolster power grid reliability
Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water has awarded Siemens Energy a contract to provide maintenance of 116 high-voltage substations.
The five-year service contract represents Siemens Energy’s largest service agreement in the power transmission sector in the Middle East. The project aims to ensure reliable power supply throughout Kuwait.
The substations will undergo maintenance to enhance their reliability and safety and will provide power to residential and commercial areas. The service agreement covers preventive maintenance and emergency repair of the substations, including switchgears of different voltage levels, power transformers and various assets in each substation.
“As the heart of any electrical power distribution system, efficient substations are crucial for a reliable energy supply. I am very proud that Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water, for whom Siemens Energy has executed high-voltage maintenance projects for more than 50 years now, trusts once again in our long-term service abilities and that we will continue to jointly strengthen the power supply security in Kuwait,” said Katharina Beumelburg, Vice President Transmission Service at Siemens Energy.
“The advanced maintenance services provided to these substations will help maximize performance, lower operating costs and deliver better and more reliable network operations for the Ministry of Electricity,” said Ananthnarayan Iyer, Vice President Transmission Service, Siemens Energy Middle East. “We are looking forward to contributing further to the country’s long-term energy demands in a sustainable manner.”
“This agreement builds on our strong legacy of successful projects in Kuwait,” said Herbert Klausner, Managing Director of Siemens Energy Kuwait. “We remain committed to driving power sector efficiency across Kuwait and helping the Ministry of Electricity meet the increasing demand for power for domestic, industrial and municipal use.”
A substation is a key component for the supple of power as it is used for transmitting and distributing electricity to distant locations. It is for that reason that safety, security, reliability and efficiency are essential.
Through preventative maintenance Siemens Energy will ensure that the people of Kuwait have a stable and reliable source of energy. Around a quarter of the power transmitted in the country utilizes Siemens Energy’s technology.