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Colombo’s power supply system is being modernized and expanded in order to meet the increasingly high standards required for the city’s power supply. This will ensure that the over 600,000 inhabitants living in the port city, which covers an area of more than 37 square kilometers on the west coast of Sri Lanka, will have a reliable supply of energy in the future too. As a part of the Colombo City Electricity Distribution Development Project, Siemens’ Energy sector has received approx INR 2 billion worth order from Ceylon Electricity Board for upgrading and modernizing the Electricity Distribution Network of the city.
Siemens scope of work includes the augmentation of a 33/11kV substation, supply, installation and commissioning of 390 air insulated Medium Voltage switchgear bays, 40 Compact substations, 50 Ring main units and 72 Low voltage distribution switchgear from their world class manufacturing facilities in India as well as Germany; apart from the supply and laying of over 200 kilometers of Cables. Siemens is also delivering a Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system (SCADA) for the load dispatch centre that will be equipped with Siemens’ state-of-the-art Sinaut Spectrum control system. This system will gather data from 251 substations and connect them to a centralized distribution control center providing real time information at single point for effective monitoring and control of the power network. In addition, Siemens will train technical personnel locally and also ensure that regular power supply is maintained during the implementation of the network conversion project.
On awarding this prestigious project to Siemens Mr. D.R. Pullaperuma, General Manager Ceylon Electricity Board, commented, “This Project is very important to CEB and the people of Colombo city, primarily because it ensures reliable supply of electricity. The project also has the ability to give more power for commercial and industrial consumers without any restrictions. Additionally, the modern technology of SCADA will help in minimizing the restoration time followed by reduction in technical losses.”
Commenting on the order, Dr. Armin Bruck, Managing Director, Siemens Ltd., as well as the Cluster CEO for South Asia, said, “This is a prestigious order for Siemens as it provides us an opportunity to participate in strengthening the growing Power Transmission and Distribution sector in Sri Lanka. This project is indeed very crucial to Ceylon Electricity Board and we are confident that with our vast international experience and proven expertise in this area, we will be able to implement this challenging project on time.” Further, emphasizing the role of Siemens in Sri Lanka, he added, “Siemens has been present in Sri Lanka for more than three decades through our long-standing partners. In this period, we have strengthened our position as a leader in Energy, Industry and Healthcare segments by offering a wide range of products, solutions and services specially tailored for the local market. “
Mr. A.K. Dixit, the Energy Sector head for South Asia Cluster, commented, “Colombo’s power supply system is being modernized and expanded in order to meet the increasingly high standards required for the city’s power supply. This upgraded network aided by the sophisticated control center technology will not only enable the Sri Lankan energy provider to offer greater reliability and higher quality of the power supply, but also better service as well.”
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2007 (ended September 30, based on IFRS), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR20 billion and received new orders totaling around EUR28 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.8 billion. The Energy Sector had a work force of 73,500 at the beginning of fiscal 2008. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy
All figures represent the sum of the non-consolidated figures for the Power Generation and Power Transmission and Distribution Groups and for the Oil and Gas activities of the Industrial Solutions and Services Group.
Siemens Limited is the flagship listed company in India. Siemens in India, which comprises of 19 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs 11,000 crores. It operates in the core business areas of Energy, Industry Transportation, Healthcare, Information Technology, Communication and Lighting. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 18 manufacturing plants and a network of around 500 channel partners and employs more than 18,000 people.