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The scope of work for these projects, which are scheduled to be commissioned in the next 12 to 24 months, include designing, engineering, supply and commissioning of substations on turnkey basis.
Siemens energy sector will construct a new 400 / 220 kV substation at Bachau and upgrade another two existing substations of GETCO at Limbdi and Ranchodpura in Gujarat. This project is a part of the Associated Transmission System for Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) to transmit the bulk power generated by Mundra UMPP to the western region. The other contract received by Siemens is for extension of 400kV substations at Maithon in Jharkhand and Biharshariff in Bihar. The Maithon project is under the Common scheme for 765kV Pooling Stations and Network for NR and Common Scheme for Network for WR that PGCIL is constructing to transmit power generated from Sasan UMPP to the entire Northern region.
The projects are part of PGCIL’s plans to enhance the capacity of the National Grid to more than 37,000 MW by the end of the 11th five year plan (2007-12) through strengthening of the regional grids and building more inter-regional links. The scope of work in both the projects awarded to Siemens include designing, engineering, manufacture, supply, installation, civil works, testing and commissioning of the complete substations on turnkey basis. Siemens will supply the hi-end technology products such as circuit breakers, dis-connectors, Instrument transformers and control & protection equipment manufactured at its state-of-the-art factories in Aurangabad, Kalwa and Hyderabad.
Commenting on the orders, Mr. A.K Dixit, CEO, Energy Sector, Siemens Ltd said, “We are very happy to receive the orders from POWERGRID. Our partnership with POWERGRID has been built and strengthened over the years by consistently delivering high quality and high technology products & solutions. We have a robust and innovative portfolio of products and services across the entire energy conversion value chain. With a strong manufacturing base in India Siemens is a reliable and competent partner to our customers in supporting them in their business development plans.”
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 2008 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately Rs 42.3 billion and profits stood at Rs 3 billion.
Siemens Ltd is the flagship listed company in India. Siemens in India, which comprises 20 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs 11,800 crore, as on September 2008. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Energy and Healthcare. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 19 manufacturing plants, a network of around 500 channel partners and employs about 17,200 people.