Mitsubishi Electric Wins Order for Two Switching Substations from UAE's Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

  Mitsubishi Electric Wins Order for Two Switching Substations from UAE's
  Dubai Electricity & Water Authority

                Company's first SVC order from the Middle East

Business Wire

TOKYO -- December 11, 2012

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has
received a full turnkey order worth 198 million AED (approximately $55 million
USD) from UAE's Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) for two large
Static VAR Compensator (SVC) systems to be used at the Nahda Substation and
Car Complex Substation. The SVC systems will be shipped in April 2013 and
enter commercial operation in February 2014.

This is Mitsubishi Electric's first order from the Middle East for a SVC
system, although it has filled numerous other orders from the region, covering
products ranging from gas-insulated switchgears to transformers for switching
stations and substations. The new order reflects Mitsubishi Electric's
intention to expand its Middle Eastern market for flexible AC transmission
systems, including SVCs and other grid-stabilizing equipment.

The demand for transmission and distribution equipment in the Middle East is
expected to increase in line with the growing use of renewable energy systems.
In addition, growing use of air conditioners and enhanced electrical power
transmission and distribution make it important to stabilize power grids
through the use of transmission and distribution equipment.

                           Transformers, thyristor controlled reactors (TCRs),
Components                thyristor switched capacitors (TSCs) and harmonic
Voltage                    400 kV
Rated capacity             Reactive power: -200MVar, +200MVar
Capacity of transformers  210MVA

About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products,
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) is a recognized world leader in
the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment
used in information processing and communications, space development and
satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy,
transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate
statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco
Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company,
enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group
sales of 3,639.4 billion yen (US$ 44.4 billion*) in the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2012. For more information visit
*At an exchange rate of 82 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo
Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2012


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