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Deal signed to set up factory to manufacture chargers for e-vehicles

Deal signed to set up factory to manufacture chargers for e-vehicles

QNA
Doha
The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ABB, in preparation for the establishment of a factory to produce electric chargers for electric cars and buses. This would be the first factory for ABB e-mobility in the Middle East region.
It is worth noting that the signing of the MoU accompanies an electric charging device supplying contract for electric buses, as part of the Ministry of Transport and Communications strategy to switch to electric vehicles.
The memorandum includes providing the necessary training for the relevant staff and students to qualify them to manage and operate the new electric chargers factory. This also aims to provide workers with the required expertise and information.
Public Projects Section Head in Building Projects Department Eng. Abdulhakim Al Hashimi confirmed that Ashghal will be responsible for following up the factory establishment process.
President of ABB’s E-mobility division Frank Muehlon said, “As part of ABB’s 2030 sustainability strategy, we are focused on helping fleets to unlock the potential of e-mobility with state of the art and intelligent charging solutions. As the world moves towards green bus fleets, our solutions are at the leading edge to help cities and regions around the world discover the value of electrification and how it can help us all transition to cleaner and greener transport solutions.”
It is worth noting that the establishment of this factory will strengthen and support the public transportation plan in Qatar.
Ashghal, in cooperation with Mowasalat Company (Karwa), is establishing bus stations and warehouses with the highest technological and environmental standards. These stations are among the largest electric charging stations for buses in the world, which supports the country’s future vision to protect the environment within the Qatar National Vision 2030.
Ashghal will install 653 electric chargers and 713 inverters at 41 charging sites under construction for the Public Bus Infrastructure Programme to serve the fleet of electric buses to operate according to the plan set by Ministry of Transport and Communication.
In addition, Ashghal will build various electrical charging points inside and outside Doha and provide all electrical utilities and other necessary infrastructure to connect chargers with electrical transformers and various power stations.