Qatari joint venture will be first in the country to manufacture boards
Siemens has signed a manufacturing franchise agreement with Al Khayarin Switchgear, permitting the Qatari company to be the first to manufacture Siemens’ Sivacon S8 low voltage power distribution boards in Qatar.
Trading as Al Khayarin Group, the new company will boost Qatar’s industrial output – which is predicted to grow 6% this year – supplying the boards for use in commercial buildings, airports, oil and gas, water, chemicals, and industry-metals sectors.
“Building up local resources and competencies is essential when pursuing the creation of a more sustainable economy, which is what Qatar is in the process of doing as part of its National Vision 2030,” said Bernhard Fonseka, CEO, Siemens Qatar.
“To have a local manufacturer for the Sivacon switchgear assembly is a significant step towards the ongoing transformation of the country.” Foneskaa added.
Al Khayrin will now have Siemens’ legal manufacturing authorization and software design guidelines. The organization has been a Siemens partner for the past three years as “authorized panel builder”.
“The low-voltage boards offer great flexibility and efficiency in power distribution, whether it is to homes, commercial buildings, or industrial plants. We are excited and proud to be the first and only manufacturer of Sivacon S8 in Qatar,” said Mohammad Idrees Anwar, CEO of Al Khayarin Group.