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Energy Sector / Power Transmission Division
Erlangen, Germany, 2011-Jul-01
On July 1, Siemens Energy opened a manufacturing plant for high-voltage circuit-breakers and disconnector switches for the 110 und 220 kilovolt (kV) voltage levels in Voronezh, which is located approximately 500 kilometers south of Moscow. Siemens has invested a total of five million euros in the new production facility. The important growth markets for high voltage products, namely Russia and neighboring countries such as Azerbaijan, Belarus and Kazakhstan are to be served from Voronezh. First orders have already been posted to manufacture and deliver circuit-breakers and disconnector switches for the Russian transmission network, for Moscow’s regional power supply network, and for industry.
The demand for high-voltage products will continue to rise in the course of expansion and modernization of Russia’s power supply network. To strengthen its participation in this growth market Siemens has started manufacturing 110- and 220-kV dead-tank and live-tank circuit breakers and disconnector switches in Voronezh at a plant with a floor space of approximately 6000 square meters. The plant is designed for an annual production capacity of 500 circuit-breakers. In addition to the production of high-voltage circuit-breakers, the scope of services offered by the production location will also include marketing and after-sales service. “With the new production plant we’re not only expanding our global manufacturing network for high-voltage products; we’re above all strengthening our market position in Russia,” said Udo Niehage, CEO of the Power Transmission Division of Siemens Energy.
At its production location in Voronezh, which is now part of the company’s global manufacturing network, Siemens will in the future also produce power transformers and gas-insulated high-voltage switchgear. The associated facilities are either planned or already under construction. As part of its manufacturing activities in Voronezh Siemens will forge ahead with localization and work together with feeder plants.
The 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. In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.5 billion and received new orders totaling more than EUR30.1 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR3.3 billion. On September 30, 2010, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 88,000. Further information is available at: http://www.siemens.com/energy
Reference Number: EPT201107080e
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