26/05/2010

AREVA strengthens power supply in United Arab Emirates

AREVA T&D will deliver a 400/132 kV GIS substation, which will strengthen power supply for the fast-growing Northern Emirates region. It will be located in Ajman, where population is expected to jump from 250,000 in 2010 to 2.2 million in 2030, according to estimates from the UAE Ministry of Economy.

The substation solution also includes the delivery of four power transformers, four shunt reactors, a digital control system and a telecommunications system along with protection relays.

The project is scheduled to be completed by 2012.

Karim Vissandjee AREVA T&D’s Chief Executive Officer said: “This success is another step forward in our ongoing regional development. Our local team is proud to contribute to a project that increases the availability and reliability of the power grid, expanding much-needed capacity in the UAE.”

AREVA T&D Executive Vice-President of Systems Michel Augonnet added: “Our compliant and competitive solution demonstrates the value offered by our local experts and high-quality products, which have been in place since 2006 as part of AREVA T&D’s ambitious strategy to grow presence in the Middle East.”