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Siemens reaches milestone with the delivery of 100th gas insulated switchgear [September 19, 2011]

Siemens’ power transmission division, part of the Energy Sector, celebrated handing over of 100th Bay of Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) from its state-of-the-art factory at Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The GIS was handed over to Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO), received by SK Negi, Managing Director, GETCO.
The factory has achieved a distinction by supplying the complete range of GIS, starting from 72.5 kV up to 420 kV in a short span of time. A very high level of localisation, coupled with development of the required competencies in the area of engineering, quality, sourcing, manufacturing and project management was responsible for the successful achievement of this milestone. The clientele for Siemens’ GIS comprises leading companies in power generation, transmission, utilities and industry.
Pawan Parikh, Head of Siemens’ Power Transmission Division said, “I am delighted with the growing trend among our customers’ towards setting up Gas Insulated Substations. This solution saves substantial space, reduces operating and maintenance cost, and provides very high reliability. The growing preference towards GIS is not only from Urban Utilities, but also from all major Transmission and Generation Utilities and Industry.” 
AK Dixit, CEO, Energy Sector, Siemens Ltd said, “This is a proud moment for Siemens Energy Sector. We are pleased to partner the nation on increasing reliability of the Power Sector, right from generation to consumption. Our innovations directly benefit our customers by enhancing their efficiency. With our understanding of the complete energy conversion chain, we are able to transform today’s grid into a living infrastructure that is smart enough to respond quickly, flexibly and comprehensively to society’s energy needs. GIS is the way forward to ensure reliable electricity supply with less usage of expensive real estate.”

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