Siemens has confirmed that it will build a gas-fired power plant in the United Arab Emirates.

The National online site reported that the German firm is to develop the gas plant in the Northern Emirates to help the area meet its growing power needs.
Siemens engineer and turbine
Although no other information was disclosed, the news site speculated that the company will be fitting its high efficiency H-class gas turbine at the site.

Siemens signed a memorandum of understanding with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (Fewa) for the construction of a 2.2 GW plant in the Northern Emirates to “enhance the electricity infrastructure in the area”, said Siemens.

Dietmar Siersdorfer, the chief executive of Siemens Middle East and UAE, said that this deal fell in line with the company’s strategy to play an even greater role in the country’s power sector.

The UAE government is motivated to use less fuel as it means more for exporting, which is a plus in the low oil price environment.