Supplies at Work: Solar power generation system provides clean energy to mining facility and more

Supplies at Work: Siemens Sinvert inverter featured in solar-powered aggregate facility

Siemens Industry ( has added another megawatt (MW) of solar power to its portfolio as Granite Construction Company (GCC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Granite Construction Inc., recently commissioned one of the nation's first solar-powered aggregate and hot-mix facilities located in Coalinga, California.

GCC is using Siemens’ Sinvert PVS1051 UL inverter with an integrated e-house solution and a 1,000 KVA oil transformer. The 1MW solar power generation system will provide clean energy to power Granite’s aggregate mining facility.

Siemens Sinvert PVS1051 UL is used in photovoltaic (PV) systems to convert the direct current from the PV generators into a three-phase current which is then supplied to the connected power grid. 

Granite’s 1MW project is one of several solar accounts announced by Siemens.  In September, Siemens began production of 10 Sinvert PVS2000 inverters for a 20MW solar field in Stillwater, Nev., being developed by Enel Green Power North America, Inc.  The project also includes 10 2,000kVA 12.47 kV step-up transformers and one 20MVA GSU transformer. 

Learn more about Siemens’ work with Granite Construction Company

Supplies at Work: Honeywell and Nautical Control Solutions sign Global Services agreement
Honeywell ( has entered into a global agreement to provide implementation consulting services, project management and long-term end-user support with Nautical Control Solutions, LP (NCS for its FuelTrax Marine Fuel Management system.

Under the agreement, Honeywell Process Solutions (HPS) will provide upfront vessel surveys, installation supervision and quality control, initial system commissioning and crew training onboard vessels around the world. HPS will also provide ongoing global maintenance and service support for the Fuel Management Systems as needed.

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Supplies at Work: ABB wins Main Automation Contract for Sadara in Saudi Arabia

ABB ( has won the Main Automation contract for Sadara Chemical Company (, a joint venture between affiliates of Saudi Arabian Oil Company and The Dow Chemical Company (

Work is underway on establishing Sadara and the related integrated chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. When fully operational in 2015, the facility will be the largest plastics and chemicals production complex ever built in a single phase. All parties have agreed not to disclose the amount of the order.

ABB was selected as the project's Main Automation Contractor (MAC). The scope of supply includes process automation systems, safety systems, project management, project engineering, commissioning assistance, post-commissioning site support, as well as engineering, operator, and maintenance technician training.

Learn more about the contract between ABB and Sadara Chemical Company