The Benteler Group hired Siemens to supply a primary substation and power distribution system for its new seamless steel tube factory in Caddo Parish, La. Scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015, the plant will have an annual production capacity of 320,000 tons of steel tubes.
Siemens will supply the complete power system design and construction of a 138kV receiving substation and supply of the medium and low voltage power distribution system for all process equipment and auxiliary loads. Supplied equipment will include: SPS2 circuit breakers, power transformers, GM-SG AR MV Switchgear, WL Arc Resistant Switchgear, GEAFOL Dry-type transformers, Tiastar MCCs, G150 LV Drives and a PCS7-based power monitoring system with IEC 61850 communication. Siemens will also perform project management, system studies, and startup and commissioning services.
The seamless steel tubes produced will be used for the transportation and exploration of oil and gas and for power generation and mechanical applications.