Alba PDS Achieves Energisation of New Switch House 7 & Welcomes Siemens’ Delegation

June 4, 2018

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Aluminium Bahrain B.S.C. (Alba)’s Power Distribution System (PDS) Project achieved its first major milestone with the energisation of the new 33 kV Switch House 7 (SH7) on Tuesday 29 May 2018.
To mark this occasion, a high-level delegation comprising Dietmar Siersdorfer - Chief Executive Officer of Siemens Middle East and Siemens LLC United Arab Emirates and Manuel Kuehn - Senior Vice President Business Development visited the Alba PDS site on Wednesday 30 May 2018. Alba’s Deputy Chief Executive Officer Ali Al Baqali, Chief Power Officer Amin Sultan and Director Power and Utilities Steve Davison welcomed the Siemens’ delegation.
Speaking on this milestone, Alba’s Deputy CEO Ali Al Baqali said:
“We are pleased with this achievement as this energization marks the first phase of integration of Power Station 5 Transmission System and we look forward to achieve the energisation of new Switch House 9 as per schedule.
We also thank Siemens, our partner of choice for Line 6’s fully-integrated power distribution system, for their contribution in the safe energisation process.
Siemens LLC, PDS contractor, is responsible to design, engineer, procure, construct and commission High Voltage electrical network comprising distribution switchgears and transformers to expand Alba’s electrical network as well as provide two new Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS), SH7 and SH9, additional high voltage equipment and modifications to six existing substations. The new PDS will link Alba’s Power Station 5 (PS 5) to the upcoming Potline 6 as well as existing facilities.​​

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