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These contracts including two export projects are from National Cement Company, Yemen, Ashaka Cement Plant (Lafarge), Nigeria, and Vasavadatta Cement, Karnataka.
Siemens Ltd’s Industrial Solutions and Services Division (I&S) has won three significant orders including two export orders in the cement industry. The largest of the three orders is from the National Cement Company for the Green Field Turnkey Contract at Al Anad, Yemen. The other two orders are for upgradation from 1200 Tons Per Day (TPD) to 1500 TPD of the Ashaka Cement Plant in Nigeria and expansion of 1 Million TPA Cement Plant of Vasavadatta Cement in Karnataka.
Comments Mr. J Schubert, Managing Director, Siemens Ltd., “These are breakthrough orders for us in the cement industry. The technological superiority and customer confidence in our high quality solutions gave us the competitive edge in winning the contracts. These orders have positioned Siemens India as a significant player in the cement industry in India as well as neighboring markets. This has also given a thrust to our efforts of increasing presence in the neighboring countries.”
The most significant of these successes is the Greenfield turnkey contract to build 3,450 TPD cement plant from the National Cement Company for value of approximately Rs 546 million. This is the largest overseas project in the cement industry won by Siemens in consortium with KHD Germany. The scope of the contract includes Designing & Engineering of the plant’s electrical system, supply of equipments, Supervision of Installation, Commissioning of the System and also the training of customer personnel. The project will be completed in 14 months.
The prestigious project from Vasavadatta Cement of the B.K. Birla’s Kesoram Group with value of about Rs. 100 million for the expansion of Vasavadatta Cement Unit 3 is the result of ‘Siemens One’ initiative. This project, to be collectively executed by three divisions of Siemens Ltd., includes the Automation, Low Voltage Switchgear and Motors package.
The project for the up gradation of Ashaka Cement Plant from 1200 TPD to 1500 TPD was bagged from Humboldt Wedag India Ltd. The scope of work comprises Supply & Supervision of Installation & Commissioning of Electrical & Automation Systems for the Five-Stage Pre-Heater Circuit and Roller Press Circuit in the Cement Mill area. The execution schedule for this project is 8 to10 months.
Siemens Ltd is the flagship of the Siemens Group in India. The Siemens Group is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions in India with a business volume aggregating about Rs 5400 crores. It operates in the core business segments of Energy, Industry and Buildings, Information Technology, Communication, Transportation, Healthcare and Lighting. It has a nation-wide Sales and Service network, 15 manufacturing plants, some 500 strong network of channel partners and through its 11 companies, the Siemens Group employs over 12,000 people.