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Biggest Cement Order from Vietnam: Siemens supplies equipment for new production line of the Cong Thanh Cement Plant


Erlangen, Germany, The Siemens Industry Solutions Division has been awarded with an order from Cong Thanh Cement Joint Stock Company to supply the electrical and automation equipment for the new second production line at the Cong Thanh Cement Plant in the Thanh Hoa province, Vietnam. A kiln control system integrated into the PCS 7-based process control system will constantly optimize the consumption and the clinker production. With a future capacity of 12,000 tons clinker per day, this plant is the largest single cement production line currently being built in Asia. The new production line will be the largest single cement production line in Asia and once in full operation by 2011 it will turn the Cong Thanh Cement Plant into a major additional production facility for Vietnam cement industry.

“We are committed to bringing to Vietnam our state-of-the-art technologies in order to best support this fast growing country to meet the increasing demand for cement consumption during the process of the national modernization and industrialization”, said Mr. Erdal Elver, President and CEO of Siemens Vietnam.

Siemens Industry Solutions is supplying the complete range of the Sicement product portfolio for equipping cement works including electrical equipment and automation systems for the new line. At the heart of the automation solution is a process control system based on Simatic PCS7. The scope of supply also includes the major part of the process instrumentation as well as the analyzers and special instrumentation. The electrical equipment comprises the cabling for the medium and low-voltage distribution systems, the MV switchgear units, the UPS and battery systems, the power factor compensation system, transformers, the low-voltage distribution panels with intelligent MCCs (motor control centers) and variable speed drives. These are supplemented by earthing and lightning protection equipment, lighting, fire detection and alarm systems, the CCTV and the telephone system. Siemens is also responsible for the design and engineering of the electrical equipment, including supervision of installation and commissioning as well as on-site training of the operating personnel.

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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the world’s leading supplier of production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies as well as comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six Divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 222,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry posted in fiscal year 2008 a profit of EUR3.86 billion with revenues totaling EUR38 billion.

With the business activities of Siemens VAI Metal Technologies, (Linz, Austria), Siemens Water Technologies (Warrendale, Pa., U.S.A.), and Industry Technologies, (Erlangen, Germany), the Siemens Industry Solutions Division(Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world’s leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities. Using its own products, systems and process technologies, Industry Solutions develops and builds plants for end customers, commissions them and provides support during their entire life cycle. With around 31,000 employees worldwide Siemens Industry Solutions achieved an order intake of EUR 8.415 billon in fiscal year 2008.

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