Erlangen, Germany, September 3, 2010 – Siemens held a ceremony marking the start of construction for its transformer factory in the Voronezh region of southwestern Russia.
With total investment in the project of more than $51.3 million over 300 new jobs will be created. Construction is scheduled to commence in August, 2010, with production to start by late 2011.
The main activities will be production, distribution and maintenance of power transformers to meet the needs of the integrated national power grid and the provision of power supply to production facilities. It is also intended to export products from Russia.
The production plant will be integrated into the Siemens global technological and production network. During the first stage the plant will focus on the production of transformers with ratings up to 180 MVA and voltages up to 220 kV.
Siemens is actively investigating the possibility of expanding the product range up to 500-kV transformers with ratings up to 370 MVA.