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Siemens’ Industry Solutions (I&S) division has received Rs. 871 million (87 crore) order from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam to provide the power supply and augmentation package for their Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) at Visakhapatnam.
The scope of work includes turnkey setup of 220kV substations as well as to supply and install 14 bays of 220kV outdoor switchyards at two locations, which will include 3x110MVA 220kV transformers, 3x63MVA 220kV transformers, 105MV panels for 33kV and 11kV power distribution, around 60 kms of 33kV & 11kV cabling, protection through 100+ Siemens siprotec numeric relays and 2.5 kms of 220kV double circuit transmission line. In addition, Siemens will install a state-of-the-art automated substation system wherein the complete power flow and critical load parameters can be controlled and viewed on-line on large video screen. This includes monitoring and processing of over 1,000 inputs/outputs, networking the siprotec relays on fibre optic LAN and software development for the system.
This project will be the first in the country where Siemens polymeric insulated EHV current transformers, voltage transformers and lightning arresters would be used to enhance the maintenance free performance of the outdoor instrument transformers. Siemens bagged this contract against stiff competition and the project will be completed by March 2009.
The second order secured by the division from RINL is for the plant material handling systems and consists of high-tech systems for transporting raw material to blast furnace, sinter plant, coke oven and power plant along with a supply of lime stone and dolomite to steel melting shop. The systems also include complete supply, engineering, installation, testing & commissioning of power distribution system and automation system for new facilities.
Siemens will also upgrade as well as retrofit the automation for their existing plant, fire protection system and ventilation. The plant fire detection and alarm that will be now software controlled; through an intelligent addressable microprocessor based and air conditioning for the electrical buildings will be handled on turnkey basis. The value of this project is Rs. 744 million (Rs 74 crore) and is scheduled to be completed in June 2009.
Mr. N. Sivasubramanian, Executive Vice President, Industry Solutions division, Siemens Ltd. stated, “We are happy to be part of such a prestigious project where we can showcase our world-class expertise in the field of steel industry. These orders were bagged on the basis of our ability to come up with fully integrated solutions and our track record in executing projects in the metals sector. Therefore, we are in a better position to cater to the evolving needs of this rapidly growing metal sector and can provide the best technology and customised solutions to our customers.”
About Visakhapatnam Steel Plant
Established in 1989, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP), popularly known as ‘Vizag Steel’ is the shore-based Indian integrated Steel Plant located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, with a rated capacity of 3.4 MT Hot Metal, 3.0 MT Liquid Steel and 2.656 MT Saleable Steel. Presently the plant is expanding its steel melting capacity from 3.6MTPA to 6.3MTPA. Further expansion plans to enhance the production capacity to 12MTPA is also in the anvil.
The Siemens Industry Solutions Group (IS) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services.
Siemens Ltd. 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.