Siemens to install charging network in the UAE
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure has selected Siemens to set up a nationwide network of ultra-fast charging stations for electric vehicles. Ten Siemens Sicharge D 160 kW and 180 kW charging stations will be installed along the highways in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Fujairah.
To future-proof the investment and meet the desired changing market demands, the units will have a scalable charging capacity of up to 300 kW and can be expanded with additional external dispensers for up to two additional charging cables. As part of the contract, Siemens will provide the charging infrastructure equipment, control and monitoring software, as well as training and commissioning support for the new network. The command-and-control system is to allow full monitoring and control of the units and provide the foundation for the next phase of the project, which is to build an accompanying charger app for drivers.
“The UAE is committed and working with confidence to reduce the nationwide carbon footprint, by working on the demand side, supply-side and working on our different energies and future technologies to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Sharif Salim Al Olama, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Energy and Industry. “Electric vehicles are integral to this effort, and providing this fast, efficient and convenient EV corridor is a crucial step in the energy transition.”
“This project in the UAE continues the success story of our public fast charger Sicharge D. With a peak efficiency of 96 per cent, it is one of the most efficient high-power DC chargers currently available,” said Birgit Dargel, Vice President Sales eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, adding: “Its communication ability with the cloud provides operators with real-time information and flexibility to manage their charging network. Its intuitive, height adjustable 24” touch screen display as well as its elegant appearance guarantees a great user experience.”