Siemens has been selected by the UAE’s Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure to install a nationwide network of 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.
“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, in a press statement.
The minister added: “Electric vehicles are integral to this effort, and providing this fast, efficient and convenient EV corridor is a crucial step in the energy transition.”
In keeping with the changing market demands and future-proof the investment, the units will possess 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, and training and commissioning support for the new network. The command-and-control system will allow 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.
“With a peak efficiency of 96%; Sicharge D is one of the most efficient high-power DC chargers currently available. Its communication with the cloud provides operators with real-time information and flexibility to manage their charging network,” said Birgit Dargel, Vice President of Sales eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, in a statement.
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