Siemens to build first private sector-funded GIS substation in Bangladesh

Siemens has signed a contract worth Rs.104.4 crore with Bangladesh Steels Re-Rolling Mills Limited (BSRM), the largest steel manufacturing company in Bangladesh, to build a gas insulated switchgear (GIS) substation. This is the first private sector-funded GIS substation project and the largest order size in the GIS segment in Bangladesh. BSRM will be utilising the GIS substation to provide uninterrupted power to its new 1MTPA steel plant.
Being an end-to-end solutions provider of power solutions, Siemens’ Energy Sector will be implementing the project on a turnkey basis. Together with the 230kV/33kV GIS, Siemens will also provide high-performance, reliable, cost-competitive and energy efficient technologies such as control relay panels and a substation automation system.
The project is expected to be commissioned in 15 months. Commenting on the order win, A.K. Dixit, Sector Cluster Lead – Energy Sector, Siemens South Asia, said, “It is a breakthrough for Siemens in the private sector in Bangladesh. With this project we intend to create a benchmark for future power projects in this country.”
Alihussain Akberali, Chairman – BSRM Group said, “We take pride in the fact that BSRM will be in a position to contribute to the power sector of Bangladesh when the project gets implemented. It is BSRM’s goal to strive for sustainable growth and the capacity of the group is expanding with the establishment of new power plants. BSRM is confident of world-class and timely execution by Siemens.”
The GIS solution to be implemented for BSRM Bangladesh is part of the SMART (simple-to-use, maintenance-friendly, affordable, reliable and timely-to-market) product portfolio that has high-performance and utility value while being cost competitive.

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