Siemens launches gas turbine technology centre in Saudi

Siemens has begun work on a manufacturing facility and training centre for gas turbines and compressors in Dammam, as part of a massive expansion of its activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Planned for completion in late 2013, the centre will serve as a knowledge transfer hub for new Siemens technology as well as supporting the country’s industrialization drive.

The power equipment manufactured at the plant will be supplied to the local Saudi market, where energy requirements are strongly increasing.

Siemens and its local partner, E A Juffali & Brothers, will invest jointly a three-digit million US dollar figure in the facility, which will be constructed on a 220,000 sq m site in Dammam in the Kingdom’s Eastern Region. The manufacturing facility is the first of its kind for Siemens in the Middle East.

‘With this new facility, Siemens is clearly strengthening its long-term commitment to Saudi Arabia. We will create qualified jobs and train young Saudis in order to achieve a true transfer of our innovative technologies,” said Michael Suess, CEO of the Energy Sector and member of the Managing Board of Siemens.

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