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Electricity for cement

Siemens to equip new substation for Austrian cement plant

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH has awarded Siemens an order to supply state-of-the-art electrical equipment for the new substation of its cement plant in Mannersdorf, Austria.

The Lafarge Cement Plant in Mannersdorf, Austria. Siemens will equip the new
substation in the cement works with state-of-the-art electrical equipment. (Photo: Lafarge Zementwerk GmbH)

Siemens will be responsible for the planning, engineering, delivery and installation of the electrical equipment. This project has a total value of around three million euros, and is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2012.

Siemens will install the 110 kilovolt cable system connecting the transmission tower feeder to the new substation building, which will be a prefabricated construction, in the Lafarge Cement Plant in Mannersdorf, Austria. 110 kilovolt, gas-insulated switchgear and two 25 megavolt ampere control transformers will also be installed. In addition, the order includes delivery and connection of the six kilovolt cable system to the medium-voltage main distributor, and all the essential auxiliary and ancillary equipment. Siemens will also be responsible for training the customer's personnel.

The Lafarge Plant in Mannersdorf produces around 1.1 million tons of cement per annum, making it the largest cement plant in Austria. The new substation is intended to ensure a reliable power supply for production.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation and building technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. In fiscal 2010, which ended on September 30, 2010, revenue from continuing operations of the Industry Sector (excluding Osram) totaled around €30.2 billion. At the end of September 2010, Siemens Industry Sector had around 164,000 employees worldwide without consideration of Osram. Further information is available on the Internet at:

The Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities comprising the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Water Technologies and Industrial Technologies. Activities include engineering and installation, operation and service for the entire life cycle. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. With around 29,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Solutions posted sales of €6.0 billion in fiscal year 2010.

Rebecca Zapfe | Siemens Industry
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