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Siemens’ Industry Sector, Industrial Solutions (IS) division has bagged a significant order from Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) for expansion and modernisation of the Bokaro Steel Plant at Jharkhand. This is a turnkey project to provide Extra High Voltage Power Distribution package for the captive power plant at the Bokaro Steel facility. The scope of work includes design, supply, civil work, erection, testing and commissioning of 220KV & 132 KV switchyards, which will connect 26 km of 132 KV transmission lines and plant wide substation automation system.
The expansion and modernization project of the Bokaro Steel Plant will enhance the production capacity of hot metal from 4.5 million tons to 7.44 million tons and that of crude steel from 4.36 million tons to 7 million tons. The production of saleable Steel would also be enhanced from 3.78 million tons to 6.53 million tons. It will also include setting up of a new Steel Melting Shop of 3.8 MTPA and a new Cold Rolling Mill of 1.8 MTPA. Simultaneously, the power capacity of the captive power plant will be augmented to 590 MW. The project is scheduled to be commissioned by 2011-12.
Comments Dr Armin Bruck, MD Siemens Ltd, ”We are happy to partner with SAIL in their expansion and modernization project at the Bokaro Steel Plant. Over the years, Siemens and SAIL have been engaged in a longstanding relationship and we have successfully executed various projects awarded to us by them. This new order further reiterates their confidence in our capabilities and expertise in providing high end technology products and solutions.”
The Siemens Industrial Solutions (IS) which is a part of the Industry Sector of Siemens Ltd 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. IS 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, cement, pulp and paper, marine engineering, open-cast mining, and industrial services.
Siemens Ltd is the flagship listed company in India. Siemens in India, which comprises 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 segments of Energy, Industry, Transportation, Healthcare, Information Technology, Communication and Lighting. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 18 manufacturing plants, a network of around 500 channel partners and employs more than 18,000 people.