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Siemens to supply ultra-fast chargers to UAE’s EV charging corridor

From left: Sharif Al Olama, Undersecretary, Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure UAE, and Helmut von Struve, CEO Siemens Middle East, at the press event.

The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure selected Siemens technology for a nationwide network of ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers on highways connecting the seven emirates.

This follows the October 2021 MoU signed between the ministry and Siemens to work together on sustainability and digitalization initiatives in the energy and infrastructure sectors. The national EV charging corridor is the first project that will be delivered under the MOU framework.

As per the latest announcement, ten units of Siemens 'Sicharge D' 160 kW ultra-fast chargers will be installed on the highways in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. To meet the changing market demands, the chargers have a scalable power up to 300 kW and can be expanded with additional external dispensers for up to two additional charging cables.

Siemens claims that all these systems are cloud-connected, which allows operators to monitor and manage the chargers remotely. The company 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 allows full monitoring and control of all units and provides the foundation for the next phase of the project, which is to build an app for drivers to access and book chargers, the company adds.

"We are proud to support the sustainability program in the United Arab Emirates with our EV charging solution," said Birgit Dargel, Vice President Sales eMobility at Siemens Smart Infrastructure. "This project in the UAE continues the success story of our public fast charger 'Sicharge D'. With a peak efficiency of 96 percent, it is one of the most efficient high-power DC chargers currently available", he added.

"The charger's 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", claimed Birgit. 

Author : Dhiyanesh Ravichandran
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