The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has chosen Siemens as a partner to build a nationwide network of ultra-fast e-charging stations. The aim is to reduce CO2 emissions and create a more sustainable transport system.
It is planned to install ten ultra-fast Siemens charging stations of the Sicharge D 160 kW and 180 kW type on the highways in Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain and Fujairah. To meet changing market demands, the units 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. All devices are connected to the cloud, allowing operators to monitor and manage the charging stations remotely.
Siemens supplies the charging infrastructure as well as control and monitoring software. In addition, the company offers training and support for the commissioning of the new network. The control centre system enables complete monitoring and control of all charging stations and forms the basis for the next phase of the project, which is to develop an app that drivers can use to access and reserve the chargers.
In October 2021, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and Siemens signed a memorandum of understanding to build a long-term partnership that will support the ministry's sustainability and digitalisation goals. In addition to transportation, this also involves technologies for smart buildings, the management of microgrids and energy in the industrial sector, as well as smart local grid stations at the grid edge. The national charging corridor for electric vehicles is the first project to be implemented under this memorandum of understanding.