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Siemens offers a wide range of solutions and services in southern Africa, where its Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities Sectors occupy leading positions. In fiscal 2012, Siemens in South Africa scored major successes in all four Sectors:
A world leader in efficient power generation solutions, Siemens received an order valued at EUR 36 million from Eskom, South Africa's electricity utility, for the replacement of the control and instrumentation system of units 1-6 at its Duhva power plant. As a result of high-quality technology, on-time delivery and reliable execution, Eskom also extended its frame agreement for the supply of Siemens transformers in sizes up to 765 kilovolts until the end of 2014. This increased the value of the original contract signed in 2007 to approximately EUR 230 million. The scope of the order included the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of a range of power transformers and shunt reactors at various locations. In the oil and gas area, Siemens received an order for a turnkey project valued at approximately EUR 57 million from Transnet Pipelines for automation and control systems for the New Multi Products Pipeline (NMPP). The contract includes the integration of 17 existing inland distribution stations into the control infrastructure.
Leading the way in innovative solutions to make healthcare more affordable and accessible, Siemens partnered with the Netcare Foundation to launch a mobile mammography clinic that will provide free breast cancer screening for the underprivileged in rural communities across South Africa. Siemens donated a trailer equipped with a digital MAMMOMAT Inspiration mammography platform for screening, diagnostics, stereotactic biopsy and 3D breast tomosynthesis. The Pretoria Urology Hospital installed its third Siemens UROSKOP Omnia system in its operating theater complex, the 100th time the system has been installed worldwide. The state-of-the-art system enables urologists to display the kidneys, ureters and bladder in a single shot. Siemens also installed the Artis zeego interventional imaging system for the Life Healthcare Group's first truly hybrid operating theatre at its Flora Clinic. Used for vascular and cardiology work, the Artis zeego's advanced imaging capabilities fulfill all the requirements for treating complex cases such as high-risk patients and structural heart disease.
Siemens continues to be a leading provider of efficient technologies and solutions to Africa's mining industry. In South Africa, Siemens received an order from Gold Fields to upgrade the control systems of a mine winder at the Beatrix gold mine. The company is commissioning a similar control system in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for Senet's Mutanda Mining project. In Zambia's Copperbelt region, Siemens won a contract valued at approximately EUR 2 million for service and maintenance of the mining trucks and overhead trolley assist lines at the Chimiwungo pit of the Luwana copper mine. In the area of marine solutions, Siemens is providing automation and control systems for the South African Navy's circuit breaker test facility.
Offering sustainable technologies for metropolitan areas and their infrastructures, Siemens commenced work on Phase 1 of the Gauteng railway signalling project for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). The project, valued at approximately EUR 90 million, includes a new nerve center for centralized rail traffic management. To help improve the reliability of South Africa's electricity infrastructure, Siemens won orders to refurbish automation systems and generator protections at three of Eskom's power plants.
Siemens' activities in South Africa date back to 1860, when the company installed South Africa's first telegraph line between Cape Town and Simonstown. The company also completed the country's first renewable energy project in 1892, when it was a technology supplier to the Molteno Reservoir in Cape Town. Today, Siemens continues to be a major player in the country's infrastructure, economic and social development. As a valued corporate citizen, Siemens makes significant investments in skills development and social improvements. For instance, together with the Mvezo Development Trust, Siemens is building the Mandela School of Science and Technology in Mvezo. The environmentally friendly school will provide much-needed education for approximately 700 students.
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