Germany-based engineering and electronics conglomerate Siemens has won a turnkey contract from Sharjah Electricity and Water Authority (SEWA) to supply three high-voltage substations in Sharjah, UAE.

SEWA has ordered the three substations to increase reliability and efficiency of power supply in Sharjah and address the growing demand for electricity.

As per the terms of the agreement, Siemens will be responsible for the design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing, commissioning and delivery of three 132kV/33kV/11kV substations to the areas of Abu Shagara, Al Khan and Muweleah in Sharjah.

The scope of supply also includes substations, transformers and capacitor banks.

Siemens Middle East Power Transmission head Wolfgang Braun said, "Sharjah’s population is growing, which is leading to greater demand for power, and Siemens is proud to be a partner of choice in helping the emirate meet its electricity needs in an efficient and timely manner."

The project is scheduled to be completed in 16 months.