Siemens awarded 50 million Euro substation contract

Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution has today received an order to modernise the control and protection equipment of the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operation Company’s substations.

Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD), Erlangen, Germany, has received from the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operation Company (KEGOC) an order to modernise the control and protection equipment in all its substations.

The order is worth more than 50 million Euros, the largest individual order received by the Power Automation Division.

Siemens PTD will replace the existing equipment of 67 high and extra-high-voltage substations in Kazakhstan with control and protection systems. The scope of performance includes engineering, commissioning and training of operating and control room staff.

‘With this project in Kazakhstan, we have a significant opportunity to demonstrate our leading-edge expertise in the automation of power systems,’ said Power Automation Division President Andreas Matthé. ‘I am convinced that neighbouring countries in this region will take notice.’

The Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operating Company (KEGOC), Almaty, a state owned company, runs the national high and extra-high-voltage network (from 110 kV to 1,150 kV), along with the associated switchgear and substations.