The Power Transmission Division of Siemens Energy Sector has been awarded a key order from Indiabulls Infrastructure Company Limited, for supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 400/220kV Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) for power evacuation from Sinnar Thermal Power Plant at Nasik. The scope of the project includes complete system design, engineering, civil works, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 400kV GIS and 220kV GIS switchyards including 315MVA interconnecting transformer, 80MVAR reactor and 400kV and 220kV EHV cables. The major services included in the order are civil works, unloading, storage, material handling, installation & commissioning services and construction management of the complete substation.
Sinnar Thermal Power Project at Nasik is one of the largest power plants in the state of Maharashtra and one of the crucial sources of power supply to Maharashtra and its neighboring states. The GIS connects this power plant with the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd., (MSETCL) for power evacuation for intra-state and inter-state sale.
The GIS switchyard at Sinnar Thermal Power Plant, Nasik is the vital link between the transmission network and power station and is given the top most priority in terms of reliability, availability and maintenance. Siemens GIS offers freedom from frequent maintenance and substantial space saving.
Commenting on the order Mr. A K Dixit, CEO- Energy Sector, Siemens Ltd said, “Siemens technological strength combined with years of experience will help improve reliability and quality of electricity supply, serving the increasing needs of industrial and residential consumers. The project will enable the Customer to improve the consistency of energy for their captive consumption and reduce their dependence on the grid”
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.