Siemens Energy has announced that it has been awarded a major contract by Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) to provide maintenance to 116 high-voltage substations.
The five-year service contract represents Siemens Energy’s largest transmission service order in the country and one of the biggest service agreements in the power transmission sector in the Middle East.
The project aims to ensure reliable power supply throughout Kuwait, said a statement from Siemens Energy.
The substations will undergo maintenance to enhance their reliability and safety and will provide power to residential and commercial areas, it added.
On the new contract, Ananthnarayan Iyer, VP (Transmission Service), Siemens Energy Middle East, said: "It covers preventive maintenance and emergency repair of the substations, including various voltage levels switchgears, power transformers and various assets in each substation."
"We are looking forward to contributing further to Kuwait’s long-term energy demands in a sustainable manner. The services to these substations will help maximise performance, lower operating costs and deliver better network operations for the ministry," he added.
“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,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service