Germany’s Siemens has won a €90m ($130m) contract from Dubai Electricity & Water Authority.

Under the contract, Siemens will build a 400/132kV substation in Dubai’s Al-Mazmar district. The company is due to complete work on the project by July 2011.

Demand for power in the UAE is growing at a rate of 6 per cent a year.

In May, Siemens won a €60m contract to build a substation for the Elixier nitrogen plant at Mirfa in Abu Dhabi.

The contract covers the construction of a 220kV substation, which will supply electricity to an air-separation unit at the nitrogen plant. The substation is due to come on line in late 2010.

Siemens is a subcontractor  to Germany’s Linde Engineering on the scheme (MEED 27:5:09).