Siemens Receives Kazakhstan Power Order

September 23, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

The Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) Group of Siemens AG (Munich, Germany) has received an order from the Kazakhstan Electricity Grid Operation Co. (KEGOC) to modernize the control and protection equipment in all its substations. The order is worth more than 50 million euros. It is the largest individual order received so far by the power automation division.

The aim is to improve the reliability of energy transmission and also the availability of the electrical grid. Siemens PTD will replace the existing equipment of 67 high and extra-high-voltage substations in Kazakhstan with state-of-the-art control and protection systems. The scope of performance includes not only the supply of hardware and software but also engineering, commissioning, and training of operating and control room staff.