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New Delhi, 2011-Jun-21
Siemens has won two orders from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) worth Rs. 319 crores for turnkey 765/400kV substations at Angul and Jharsuguda, Orissa. Scheduled for commissioning by October 2012, these projects are expected to strengthen and enhance PGCIL’s transmission network and transmit bulk power over long distances with substantially reduced transmission losses.
The Power Transmission Division of Siemens Energy Sector has bagged two key orders from PGCIL for supply and commissioning of 765/400kV substations at Angul and Jharsuguda, Orissa. The scope of work for Siemens includes complete project management, design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, supply and commissioning of the 765/400 kV substations on turnkey basis.
With many large power generation projects expected in this region in the next 3 years, these substations will enhance the power system reliability, in addition it will boost power transmission capacity to power deficit regions across India.
A large portion of the equipments for these projects, including the 765kV, will be sourced from local Siemens factories at Aurangabad and Hyderabad. Siemens commissioned India’s first 765kV substation at Seoni for PGCIL and is currently executing a number of 765kV substation projects. With these two packages of 765kV substations, Siemens continues to be a leading player in the Indian transmission sector, enabling PGCIL in boosting the power transmission infrastructure of India.
The Power Transmission division offers core technologies for efficiently and reliably switching, transforming and transmitting power. The Company is well known for its domain know-how and worldwide project experience for creating turnkey high-voltage installations.
Commenting on the order Mr. A K Dixit, CEO- Energy Sector, Siemens Ltd said, “We are proud to be a trusted and long term partner of Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. in their efforts in strengthening and integrating the National Grid and bringing security and reliability in power system operation. Siemens with its focus on high-end technology, sustainable and energy efficient solutions will continue to serve our customers with the complete portfolio of high voltage substations and power transmission solutions.”
Siemens Ltd., in which Siemens AG holds 75% of the capital, is the flagship listed company of Siemens AG in India. Siemens in India including Siemens Ltd. comprises 19 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs. 12,000 crore. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Energy and Healthcare. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 21 manufacturing plants, a network of around 500 channel partners and employs about 18,000 people.
Reference Number: CC/PR/12/Energy 04 2011