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Siemens’ Industrial Solutions (IS) division, part of its Industry Sector, has bagged a turnkey order worth Rs. 2116 million (212 crore) from Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) for Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP). Siemens will provide an extra high voltage (EHV) power distribution package to the Rourkela Steel Plant for augmentation of their existing main Step Down Substations (MSDs) and installation of new MSDs. This power augmentation program will enable Rourkela Steel Plant to enhance its production capacity from 1.9 million tonnes to 4.5 million tonnes. The power distribution package provided by Siemens will convert the power received from the grid at 220kv level and feed it into the Rolling Mills and Oxygen Plant.
The scope of work for this order includes design & engineering, supply, civil work, erection, testing and commissioning of 220KV Gas Insulated Switch gear (GIS), 132 KV GIS & AIS Switchyards, 33 KV GIS,11 KM 132 KV Transmission Line and Substation Automation System for individual substations. Further, this project also encompasses the setting up of 132 KV Transmission Lines, interconnecting new /existing substations and strengthening 132 KV ring networks in order to have a better power flexibility. The Rourkela Steel Plant is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2010.
Commenting on bagging this order from SAIL, Mr. Robert Wagner, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions, Siemens Ltd said, “This order for the Rourkela Steel Plant is an important step forward in the enduring partnership that SAIL shares with Siemens. All SAIL plants are now equipped with a range of Gas Insulated Switchgears from Siemens, and this is a true testimony of the confidence that SAIL has in Siemens’ ability to deliver to their expectations. This order further reaffirms the edge that our products and solutions have in the power distribution market.”
The Siemens Industrial Solutions (IS) division is a part of the Industry Sector of Siemens Ltd. This division is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities, and is a global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. IS uses its own products, systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, cement, pulp and paper, marine, mining, infrastructure and industrial services.
Siemens Ltd is the flagship listed company in India. Siemens in India, which comprises 22 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs 11,800 crore. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Energy and Healthcare. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 18 manufacturing plants, a network of around 500 channel partners and employs about 17,000 people.