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Siemens’ Industry Sector, Industrial Solutions (IS) Division in India has bagged a prestigious order from Polysius AG, the premier cement technology company. The order is on a turnkey basis for the supply of an entire range of electrical and instrumentation equipment for the Ohorongo cement plant in Namibia. This would be Namibia’s first-ever cement plant.
The state-of-the-art plant with a capacity of 2,100 TPD (Tons Per Day) is located at Otavi, near the Windhoek area in Namibia, which is abundant in the reserves of limestone and has well linked rail and road networks. The cement produced from this plant will be marketed within Namibia as well as in the neighboring countries of Angola and Botswana.
Siemens will engineer and supply the entire plant electrics that includes 132 kV outdoor GIS (Gas Insulated Switchgear) Switchyard, Power and Distribution Transformers, 11 kV Vacuum Circuit Breaker Panels, PCCs (Power Control Centers) and Intelligent MCCs (Motor Control Centers), MV & LV Motors, Variable Voltage Variable Frequency (VVVF) Drives, cables, lighting as well as Earthing System, Power Factor Correction Systems, Control Automation, Field Instruments, etc.
Commenting on this order, Dr Armin Bruck, MD Siemens Ltd. said,” We are happy to be a part of such a prominent project in Namibia where we can showcase our wide expertise, particularly in the cement sector. Our track record for timely and quality execution of large, complex projects coupled with our ability to provide fully integrated solutions at competitive prices enabled us to win the order.“
Industrial Solutions (IS) division is a part of the Industry Sector of Siemens Ltd and this division is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering the entire life cycle from planning, installation, operation and maintenance. IS uses various products, 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, 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 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.