Transitioning to SF6-Free Switchgear: A Timely Shift for the Middle East Market

by Apr 24, 2024

  • The infographic advocates for the Middle East (ME) to transition to SF6-free gas-insulated switchgear (GIS).
  • The Middle East region is expected to be a major market for GIS, which is attributed to its heightened emphasis on renewable energy (RE) and substantial investments in infrastructure, transport electrification, power generation, and industrial projects within the region.
  • At the medium voltage (MV) level, local players heavily rely on imported SF6-based components, despite ongoing efforts to boost indigenous manufacturing capabilities.
  • In light of the European Union (EU) banning the sale of new SF6 switchgear from 2026, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are likely to cease manufacturing SF6-based GIS entirely.
  • This suggests a compelling case for the ME to embrace SF6-free alternatives in its switchgear infrastructure.
  • SF6-free alternatives include Natural Origin Gas (NOG) such as N2, O2 etc.

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