Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has awarded Siemens Energy a contract to provide maintenance services to 116 high-voltage substations, under a five-year service contract, to boost the power supply network across the country.The contract marks the largest transmission service order in Kuwait and one of the biggest service agreements in the power transmission sector in the Middle East.
The new contract covers preventive maintenance and emergency repair of the substations, including various voltage levels switchgears, power transformers, and various assets in each substation. The maintenance work will improve the reliability and safety of these substations, while also providing power to residential and commercial areas.
Commenting on the contract win, Ananthnarayan Iyer, vice president Transmission Service, Siemens Energy Middle East, said: “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.”
“We are looking forward to contributing further to the country’s long-term energy demands in a sustainable manner,” he added.According to Herbert Klausner, managing director of Siemens Energy Kuwait, the contract award builds on the company’s “strong legacy of successful projects in Kuwait”.
Klausner said: “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.”
Source: Construction Week Online
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