News | June 17, 2010

Siemens To Expand Colombo's Distribution Network

Siemens Energy will modernize and expand the medium-voltage distribution network of Sri Lanka's capital Colombo on behalf of the power supply utility, Ceylon Electricity Board.

The contract includes expanding and modernizing a 33/11-kV transformer substation, the delivery, installation and commissioning of several medium-voltage power supply installations, and the renovation of the 11-kV distribution network.

A new load dispatching center for the capital will also to be constructed complete with control center.

Siemens will also train technical personnel locally and ensure that the power supply is maintained while the network conversion project is implemented. The value of the order is approximately €31M ($49M).

Colombo's power supply system is being modernized and expanded in order to meet the increasingly high standards required for the city's power supply.

As part of this network expansion project, Siemens is delivering 390 air-insulated medium-voltage switchgear panels, 40 compact stations, 30 ring main units, 72 low voltage distribution panels and medium- and low-voltage cables.

In addition, the Germany OEM is modifying 175 distribution substations in the urban network in order to establish the necessary compatibility for a new control system for controlling and monitoring the network and for data acquisition.

SOURCE: Siemens