Siemens has been awarded a more than $200 million USD (150 million Euro) contract from TransCanada Corporation (TransCanada), to supply the Keystone Pipeline project (Keystone) with electrical equipment, electrical power supply and pumping equipment. The 2,148 mile (3,456 kilometer) pipeline project will have the capability to transport crude oil from the oil sands in Northern Alberta to U.S. markets in the Midwest and Cushing, Oklahoma area.
With the support of Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group (I&S), Siemens Canada Limited and the U.S. based Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. will deliver 37 pumping stations, including pump skids, a series of electrical houses and 19 substations, to supply pumping electrics and portions of electrical distribution along 1,781 miles (2,867 kilometer) of this crude oil pipeline project.
The Canadian portion of the project involves the conversion of existing TransCanada Mainline facilities from natural gas to crude oil transmission service and the construction of pipeline, pump stations and terminal facilities in Canada and the United States. The in-service date for Keystone is expected to be fourth quarter of 2009 and will initially deliver capacity of 435,000 barrels per day (bpd). Keystone will expand capacity to 590,000 bpd and extend its reach with the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery point expected to be in-service in late 2010.
"The oil and gas market segment, and the oil sands in particular, is strategically important for Siemens and this order represents a significant milestone as it presents a homogenous cross-border customer solution with Siemens in Canada, and the United States," said Siemens Canada President and CEO, Guenther Scholz.
"This solution is unique in that it brings together a seamless approach of technology for our customer and guarantees delivery and pricing from both sides of the border," said Dennis Sadlowski, President and CEO of Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
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