Siemens has won a €470m substations order from Qatar General Water & Electricity Corporation (KAHRAMAA).

Under the deal, Siemens will deliver 18 substations that are anticipated to meet the increasing power demand in the country.

The company will design, engineer, supply, install, and commission 14 new substations for the 400-kilovolt (kV), 132-kV, 66-kV, and 11-kV voltage levels, including switchgear, transformers, control and protection equipment.

The contract also requires Siemens to extend four existing substations. The 400kV Bul Hemmaid substation will be used to transmit power from the independent water and power plant, facility-D, into Qatar’s power grid.

Facility-D is capable of generating 2.4GW of power. It also has a desalination capacity of 130 million gallons a day of water.

Construction of the 400kV super substation Al Sakhamah is also part of the contract. It will feed power to several areas including Lusail Metro Primary in Lusail City.

Siemens will use its new 420kV single-break design 8DQ1 gas-insulated switchgear for the project, which is expected by 2017.

The company will implement the contract as part of the ongoing Qatar Power Transmission System Expansion – Phase XII.

Since the starting of the program in 2005, the company has installed over 110 substations and around 1,400km of high-voltage cable.