Power Supply and Material Handling for Steelworks in India

Siemens Secures Orders Worth approx. 25 Million Euro from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd

Cracow, (PresseBox) - Siemens Ltd. has recently secured two major orders from Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL), a Government of India Enterprise, for the Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) at Visakhapatnam. The first order is for the power supply and augmentation package and the second order is for the plant material handling systems. The total value of both the orders is Rs 1614 million, approx 25 million Euro. Both projects are scheduled for completion by mid-2009.

The scope of power supply and augmentation package 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 where-in 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 and commissioning of power distribution system, 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 project is scheduled to be completed in June 2009.

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.

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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.

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