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Siemens leads the way in high voltage power transmission in India,launches manufacturing facility for smart grid solutions

Siemens Energy Sector said it has won three orders from Godawari Green Energy Ltd., Corporate Ispat Alloys Ltd. and Lanco Solar Energy to supply four steam turbine generator units for solar thermal power plants in India. All four power plant projects in the state of Rajasthan are being constructed as part of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the Indian government’s ongoing program for promoting solar power.

During the quarter, Siemens Ltd. became the first company in the world to launch the 1,200 kV SF6 circuit breaker and it was handed over to Power Grid Corporation of India Limited in November 2011. As an innovation-led technology leader, Siemens has opened up a new dimension in the high-voltage power transmission technology with the introduction of the 1200 kV SF6 Circuit Breaker. It is a  huge leap from the existing 765kV transmission voltage. Compared to the 765kV system’s power transmission capacity  of 2500 MW, the 1200kV circuit has a capacity of  transmitting 8000 MW.  The 1200kV ultra-high voltage  AC technology is being developed by Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. for the first time in the world and Siemens Ltd., is a participant in this unique R&D project in a  public-private partnership model.

Among other highlights, Siemens Ltd., recently launched two new factories for its Smart Grid and City Infrastructure solutions in Goa at an investment of Rs 200 crores. The factories are equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, using lean processes similar to Siemens’ award-winning factory at Berlin. Siemens Ltd., now has 21 factories in India, in addition to the 56 sales offices.

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