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German Siemens bags 400 kV substation contract in Iraq [free access]

June 25, 2020

The German Siemens Gas and Power (Siemens Energy) has signed a contract with Iraq’s Ministry of Electricity (MoE) to establish the 400 kV Al Hamudhia substation located in the Ramadi city of the country. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is funding the contract.


Siemens Energy is expected to work on the design, construction, equipment supply, erection, testing and commissioning of the substation, and train the required personnel. In addition, Siemens’ engineers will complete the project in collaboration with specialised local Iraqi subcontractors.


Post the completion of the substation, the cities of Ramadi, Fallujah, Saqlawyah and Khalediyah, and surrounding areas in the Al Anbar governorate, will experience reliable and efficient power supply. The substation will connect up to 750 MVA to the national grid network and will also help decrease the transmission losses.


The transmission facility will enhance greater grid connectivity and also permit a higher utilisation of the Al Anbar power plant’s generated power.


Currently, Siemens Energy is building 13x132/33 kV substations, as part of the first phase of the Roadmap Implementation Agreement between the former and MoE. In addition, it is also supplying 35 power transformers to support the Iraqi power grid.


The works on the 400 kV substation is scheduled to begin from July 2020, and is anticipated to complete by July 2022.