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Siemens supplies electrical equipment for cement plant in Saudi-Arabia

Erlangen – December 26, 2007 - The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) has received an order from Orascom Construction Industries, Egypt, to engineer and supply all the electrical equipment for the new cement works of the Al Safwa Cement Company, Saudi-Arabia. The project is worth around 20 million euros and is scheduled for completion in Fall 2009.

Orascom Construction Industries (OCI), Cairo, is a leading contracting company in the construction industry of the Middle East and has its own extensive cement production facilities. It has cement works in Egypt, Algeria, Iraq, Pakistan, Spain and Turkey with a total annual production capacity of 21 million metric tons. After the new equipment has been installed and the modernizations have been completed in 2009, the capacity will be about 36 million metric tons. The Al Safwa Cement Company is a joint venture of OCI and the Khayyat Group of Saudi Arabia. The new cement works is to be built near King Abdullah City, around 140 kilometers from Jeddah and, when completed, will produce 5,300 metric tons of cement per day.

Siemens is responsible for planning, supply and commissioning of all the electrical equipment intended for the cement works. This includes the 5,300 kilowatt slip ring motors for the cement mills and the raw-mill blower drives with Robicon “Perfect Harmony” medium-voltage frequency converters. These systems are especially suitable for reducing harmonics. Sinamics G150 systems will be used as 690 volt frequency converters. Power distribution, the instrumentation, a Simatic PCS7-based control system and the industrial software “Cemat” are also part of the project. In addition, Siemens is implementing auxiliary systems such as the lighting and the fire alarm systems. The mechanical equipment is being supplied by the French company, Polysius, and by ThyssenKrupp Fördertechnik, Essen, Germany. OCI will be responsible for installation.

The Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is the integrator of systems and solutions for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal 2007 (to September 30) I&S employed a total of 37,000 people worldwide and achieved total sales of EUR 8.894 billion, according to U.S. GAAP.
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