Erlangen, Germany - With the acquisition of the E-House manufacturing business of Tesla Power & Automation based in Houston, Texas, Siemens is expanding its portfolio in the field of medium-voltage equipment and strengthening its competence in the design and production of pre-manufactured modular power distribution systems (E-Houses). Siemens will thus be in a position to offer complete solutions primarily featuring products manufactured in house, namely the weather-proof E-House, medium- and low-voltage switchgear, transformers and control systems. "By deploying space-saving gas-insulated switchgear, for which Siemens holds a leading position worldwide, we can implement especially compact E-Houses," said Wolfgang Heuring, CEO of the Medium Voltage Business Unit of Siemens Energy.
Rugged E-Houses, also known as Power Equipment Centers or Power Distribution Centers, equipped with a customized power distribution system will be in increasing demand in the oil and gas industry, and in the metals and mining sectors, where plants are often built and operated in inhospitable, remote regions. However, utilities are also increasingly utilizing E-House power distribution, for example in offshore and onshore wind farms.
A decisive advantage of the E-House solution is that the modules can be transported to the installation site as fully assembled, pretested units. Due to high level of prefabrication they can be installed within a short space of time without any risk of failing to meet deadlines. That gives operators a measurable benefit, because every day gained during plant completion is an extra day of production.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world's leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.5 billion and received new orders totaling more than EUR30.1 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR3.6 billion. On September 30, 2010, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 88,000. Further information is available at: http://www.siemens.com/energy