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Siemens Wins Order For Traction Converters

Posted on December 23, 2009

Siemens Mobility has received the order from DB Energie to install eight decentralized Sitras SFC plus type traction converters in the new federal states of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg. Two 15 MW units each are to be set up in Adamsdorf, Cottbus, Frankfurt (Oder) and Rostock to ensure the traction power supply for that railway line. As part of Siemens' environmental portfolio, Sitras SFC plus is more efficient, compact and quiet than previously used converters.

DB Energie, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, has ordered eight decentralized Sitras SFC plus type traction converters from Siemens Mobility for a combined power rating of 120 MW. Two 15 MW static frequency converters each are to be erected at four locations in two new federal states in eastern Germany: Adamsdorf, Cottbus, Frankfurt (Oder) and Rostock. The DB Energie order includes the three-phase transformers and output reactors, the high-voltage switchgear and the newly developed Sitras ASG 15 type air-insulated medium-voltage switchgear. In addition, Siemens will supply the control equipment, protection devices of the Siprotec product family and Simatic TDC-based open-loop and closed-loop control of the converters.

Sitras SFC plus is part of the Siemens portfolio of environmentally compatible products with which the company was able to generate sales of approximately US$33 billion in fiscal year 2009.

The traction converters earmarked for Adamsdorf and Rostock will be funded by the federal economic stimulus program. All eight units are to be put into operation successively by 2013.

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