Under the contract, Siemens will build a 220/66/33 kilovolt (kV) substation, which will replace the existing facility within 14 months.

It will feature advanced technology, that aims to ensure more efficient and reliable power supply to Qatar Steel’s complex at Mesaieed Industrial City.

As part of the contract, Siemens will supply Qatar Steel with 220/66/33kV transformers and cables, 66kV gas insulated switchgear (GIS), 33kV switchgear, protection system, substation control and monitoring system (SCMS), telecommunication systems, civil engineering and the substation building.

The turnkey solution contract is the first one awarded to Siemens Power Transmission by Qatar Steel, which will be executed on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis.

Qatar Steel director and general manager Ali Bin Hassan Al-Muraikhi said the firm is happy to award the contract to Siemens, and to develop a strategic business partnership.

Siemens Energy Middle East division CEO Dietmar Siersdorfer said the firm is pleased to partner with Qatar Steel, as the company continues to invest heavily in developing its infrastructure and industries especially in the energy sector.

"Once again, innovative technologies and solutions from Siemens proved to be the right fit for Qatar’s growth ambitions, which we aspire to continue supporting in the future," Siersdorfer added.