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Siemens is to provide the complete traction power supply for the first section of metro line 1 in Lima, which covers around nine kilometers. The modern power supply, upgrading of existing overhead contact line system and modifications to electrification in the depots will increase both the availability and the cost-effectiveness of the rail route. The upgrade be carried out during ongoing operation.
Lima's first metro line was completed in 2011, covering around 21 kilometers. The line connects the south east of Lima with the city center, thus shortening transport routes considerably for many of the capital city's inhabitants. The first section of line 1, covering around nine kilometers, was installed in 1995, so the traction power supply for this section now needs to be modernized. The scope of supply by Siemens includes the installation, commissioning and overhaul of four traction power substations, six medium voltage cabinets for the stations between section Villa El Salvador to Atocongo. Siemens will install, test and commission the overhead catenary system for the main line as well as the Scada system (supervisory control and data acquisition) for monitoring and controlling the traction power supply will also be upgraded.
Siemens entered the market in Peru with the electrification of the first extension of the metro in Lima back in 2010. In 2013 Siemens was awarded the contract to electrify the second extension of line 1 as well, which runs for around twelve kilometers on a viaduct through the three districts of Cercado de Lima, El Agustino and San Juan de Lurigancho. At the start of this year, orders followed for the electrification of the entire metro line 2 as well as the roughly eight kilometers of the first phase of line 4 in Peru's capital city. The two new metro lines will connect additional city districts and the international airport to the capital's mass transit network.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2016, which ended on September 30, 2016, Siemens generated revenue of €79.6 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2016, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.
Reference Number: PR2017010124MOEN
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