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Siemens Receives Contract Worth 60 million Euros for a Water Transmission System in Saudi Arabia

03.04.2008
Siemens Industry has been awarded a contract to provide the equipment for a long-distance pipeline which is to supply water to settlement areas in Saudi Arabia. Eight pumping stations will transport water over more than 900 kilometers of pipelines at a rate of 400,000 cubic meters per day.

With the new 'Shuqaiq Water Transmission System', households in inhabited areas which are mainly in the northern and eastern parts of the country will be supplied with potable water from the Shuqaiq desalination plant on the south-west coast. The contract has a volume of 60 million euros and the pipeline system will start operating at the beginning of 2010.

The order received by Siemens includes supply of the equipment, engineering, supervision of the installation work and commissioning for the entire power distribution system, the automation system as well as fiber-optic cable communication solutions between the pumping stations.

The final customer is SWCC (Saline Water Conversion Corporation), the leading producer and supplier of potable water in Saudi Arabia. The general contractor is a Saudi consortium consisting of the AZIZ Company and Stroytransgas. As early as 2003, Siemens completed a project for AZIZ to supply the city of Riyadh with potable water from Al Hunayy.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of production, transportation and building systems. Integrated hardware and software technologies combined with comprehensive industry-specific solutions enable Siemens to enhance the productivity and efficiency of its customers in industry and infrastructure. The Sector comprises six Divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram. In fiscal 2007 (ended September 30), Siemens Industry generated sales of approximately EUR40 billion (pro forma, unconsolidated) with around 209,000 employees worldwide.

With the business activities of Siemens VAI Metal Technologies, (Linz, Austria), Siemens Water Technologies (Warrendale, Pa., U.S.A.), and Industry Technologies, (Erlangen, Germany), the Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities. Using its own products, systems and process technologies, Industry Solutions develops and builds plants for end customers, commissions them and provides support during their entire life cycle.

Siemens AG
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Reference number: IS 0308.6951 e
Press Office Industry / Industry Solutions
Franz-Ferdinand Friese
P.O. Box 3240, D-91050 Erlangen
D-80200 Munich
Tel.: +49-9131 7-46032; Fax: -25074
E-mail: franz.friese@siemens.com

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