Siemens awarded major contract from TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline project to supply the pipeline between Canada and the United States



    Siemens today announced it has been awarded a contract from TransCanada,
    valued over $200 million (CDN) (150 million Euro), to supply the Keystone
    Pipeline project (Keystone) with electrical equipment, electrical power
    supply and pumping equipment. The 3,456 kilometre (2,148 mile) pipeline
    project will have the capability to transport crude oil from the oil
    sands in Northern Alberta to U.S. markets in the Midwest and Cushing,
    Oklahoma area.

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, Dec. 19 /CNW/ - With the support of Siemens Industrial
Solutions and Services Group (I&S), Siemens Canada Limited and the U.S. based
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. will deliver 37 pumping stations, including
pump skids, a series of electrical houses and 19 substations, to supply
pumping electrics and portions of electrical distribution along 2,867
kilometres (1,781 miles) of this crude oil pipeline.
    The Canadian portion of the project involves the conversion of existing
TransCanada Mainline facilities from natural gas to crude oil transmission
service and the construction of pipeline, pump stations and terminal
facilities in Canada and the United States. The in service date for Keystone
is expected to be in the fourth quarter of 2009 and will initially deliver
capacity of 435,000 barrels per day (bpd). Keystone will expand capacity to
590,000 bpd and extend its reach with the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery point
expected to be in service in late 2010.
    "The oil and gas market segment, and the Oil Sands in particular, is
strategically important for Siemens and this order represents a significant
milestone as it presents a homogenous cross-border customer solution with
Siemens in Canada, and the United States," said Siemens Canada President and
CEO, Guenther Scholz.
    "This solution is unique in that it brings together a seamless approach
of technology for our customer and guarantees delivery and pricing from both
sides of the border," said Dennis Sadlowski, President and CEO of Siemens
Energy & Automation, Inc.

    About Siemens in Canada:

    Siemens is one of the largest and most diversified companies in the
world, providing innovations in areas such as automation and control, power,
transportation, medical, information and communications, and lighting. In
Canada, Siemens is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, with more than 6,000
employees located in 76 offices, with manufacturing facilities in Quebec and
Ontario. Sales for Siemens in Canada for fiscal 2007 (ended September 30),
were $2.3 billion. Further information is available at www.siemens.ca

    About Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services: The Siemens Industrial
Solutions and Services Group (I&S) is the integrator of systems and solutions
for industrial and infrastructure facilities and global service provider for
the plant and projects business covering planning, installation, operation and
the entire life cycle. I&S uses its own products and systems and process
technologies in order to enhance productivity and improve competitiveness of
companies in the sectors of metallurgy, water treatment, pulp and paper, oil
and gas, marine engineering, open-cast mining, airport logistics, postal
automation, intelligent traffic systems and industrial services. In fiscal
2007 (to September 30) I&S employed a total of 37,000 people worldwide and
achieved total sales of EUR 8.894 billion.

    About Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.: Siemens Energy & Automation,
Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the
Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc.
manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and
electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction
market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy
management systems to process control, industrial software and totally
integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems
integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on the
beliefs of Siemens Canada Limited management. The words "anticipate,"
"believe," "estimate," "forecast," "expect," "intend," "plan," "should," and
"project," are used to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements
reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are
subject to risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause the actual
results to be materially different, among others, changes in general economic
and business conditions, changes in currency exchange rate and interest rates,
introduction of competing products, lack of acceptance of new products or
services and changes in business strategy. Actual results many vary materially
from those projected here. Siemens Canada Limited does not intend or assume
any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    Internet Keystone project
    http://www.transcanada.com/company/projects_initiatives.html





For further information:

For further information: DL Leslie, Tel.: (905) 819-5926, Fax: (905)
819-5793, E-mail: dl.leslie@siemens.com


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