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Siemens delivers its 100th gas insulated switchgear, customer is Gujarat utility

EM NEWS BUREAU ,  Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 16:11 Hrs  [IST]

Untitled - 52Siemens Ltd reached an important milestone with the delivery of its 100th gas insulated switchgear recently. The 100th bay of GIS, coming from Siemens' factory in Aurangabad, was handed over to S. K. Negi, Managing Director, Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd (GETCO).

Siemens' state-of-the-art Aurangabad factory has achieved a distinction by supplying the complete range of GIS, starting from 72.5kV up to 420kV in a short span of time. A very high level of localization, coupled with development of the required competencies in the area of engineering, quality, sourcing, manufacturing and project management was responsible for the successful achievement of this milestone. The clientele for Siemens' GIS comprises leading companies in power generation and transmission, apart from power utilities and industrial clients.

A release by Siemens noted that there is a growing trend amongst clients to go in for gas insulated switchgear (in favour of conventional air insulated switchgear) as it saves space. GIS is also substantially reduces operating and maintenance costs, apart from providing higher reliability.

Untitled - 53A K Dixit, CEO, Energy Sector, Siemens Ltd, said in a statement, "This is a proud moment for Siemens Energy Sector. We are pleased to partner the nation on increasing reliability of the Power Sector, right from generation to consumption. Our innovations directly benefit our customers by enhancing their efficiency. With our understanding of the complete energy conversion chain, we are able to transform today's grid into a living infrastructure that is smart enough to respond quickly, flexibly and comprehensively to society's energy needs. GIS is the way forward to ensure reliable electricity supply with less usage of expensive real estate."

With a workforce of over 88,000, Siemens' Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. During the financial year ending September 2010, the energy sector had revenues of around Rs1,63,490 crore and received new orders totaling more than Rs1,92,980 crore and posted a profit of over Rs21,150 crore, a statement by Siemens said.
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