Siemens to upgrade power supply system in Colombo
Siemens Energy division has received an order from Ceylon Electricity
Board (CEB), Sri Lanka's state power supply utility for the
modernization and up gradation of the medium-voltage distribution
network of the country's capital, Colombo. This order is valued at
around EUR 31 million (approx LKR 5 billion) and is Siemens' largest
order till date in the country.
Colombo's power supply system is being modernized and expanded in
order to meet the increasingly high standards required for the city's
This will ensure that the over 600,000 inhabitants living in the port
city, which covers an area of more than 37 square kilometers on the west
coast of Sri Lanka, will have a reliable supply of energy in the future
As a part of the Colombo City Electricity Distribution Development
Project, Siemens' Energy sector has received LKR 5 billion worth order
from Ceylon Electricity Board for upgrading and modernizing the
Electricity Distribution Network of the city.
Siemens scope of work includes the augmentation of a 33/11kV
substation, supply, installation and commissioning of 390 air insulated
Medium Voltage switchgear bays, 40 Compact substations, 50 Ring main
units and 72 Low voltage distribution switchgear from their world class
manufacturing facilities in India as well as Germany; apart from the
supply and laying of over 200 kilometers of Cables.
In addition, Siemens will train technical personnel locally and also
ensure that regular power supply is maintained during the implementation
of the network conversion project.
Commenting on the order, Managing Director, Siemens Ltd., Dr. Armin
Bruck, as well as the Cluster CEO for South Asia, said, "This is a
prestigious order for Siemens as it provides us an opportunity to
participate in strengthening the growing Power Transmission and
Distribution sector in Sri Lanka.
This project is indeed very crucial to Ceylon Electricity Board and
we are confident that with our vast international experience and proven
expertise in this area, we will be able to implement this challenging
project on time." On awarding this prestigious project to Siemens, D.R.
Pullaperuma, General Manager
Ceylon Electricity Board said that the project also has the ability
to give more power for commercial and industrial consumers without any
restrictions. Additionally, the modern technology of SCADA will help in
minimizing the restoration time followed by reduction in technical
Siemens' South Asia Cluster comprises of countries that include
India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan as well as Maldives and is a
part of the 20 regional clusters defined by Siemens AG across the globe.