Siemens to equip new substation for Austrian cement plant

Siemens to equip new substation for Austrian cement plant
Published: 18 July 2011

Lafarge Zementwerke GmbH has awarded Siemens an order to supply state-of-the-art electrical equipment for the new substation of its cement plant in Mannersdorf, Austria.

Siemens will be responsible for the planning, engineering, delivery and installation of the electrical equipment. This project has a total value of around EUR3m, and is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2012.

Siemens will install the 110kV cable system connecting the transmission tower feeder to the new substation building, which will be a prefabricated construction, in the Lafarge Cement Plant in Mannersdorf, Austria. 110kV, gas-insulated switchgear and 2 x 25 megavolt ampere control transformers will also be installed. In addition, the order includes delivery and connection of the 6kV cable system to the medium-voltage main distributor, and all the essential auxiliary and ancillary equipment. Siemens will also be responsible for training the customer’s personnel.

The Lafarge Plant in Mannersdorf produces around 1.1Mta of cement, making it the largest cement plant in Austria. The new substation is intended to ensure a reliable power supply for production.