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Siemens Awarded South African Pipeline Supply Contract

Posted on August 5, 2008

Siemens Energy has received an order from Transnet Limited to supply key automation equipment for the new multiproduct pipeline (NMPP) project in South Africa. The new pipeline with a total length of approximately 700 km will transport gasoline, diesel and jet fuel from Durban to Gauteng province, the country's industrial and business center. The purpose of the NMPP is to meet the growing fuel demand of that region. The total value of the order for Siemens is approximately EUR40 million.

"Our solution will enable Transnet to reduce its life-cycle costs, provide maximum security for its infrastructure and, above all, optimize pipeline operations," said Donald Weir, CEO of the Siemens Oil and Gas Solutions Business Unit. "This will enable us to support South Africa in establishing a new infrastructure to meet its growing fuel demand."

The NMPP is expected to become operational in 2010. The Siemens scope of supply includes SCADA, telecoms, automation, a management information system and security systems. The technology Siemens will supply to the NMPP project is based on the company's unique pipeline portfolio, which offers a wide range of products for efficient pipeline monitoring and control from a single source. The project encompasses a master control center with a backup control center, automation solutions for pumping stations, intake and delivery stations with accumulation tank facilities and block valve stations.

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