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Siemens offers a wide range of solutions and services in Chile, where its Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities Sectors occupy leading positions. In fiscal 2013, Siemens in Chile scored major successes in all four Sectors:
Siemens strengthened its position in the country’s energy market when the Power Transmission Division won an order from InterChile, a subsidiary of ISA, Colombia’s state-owned power transmission company, for the most important 500-kV transmission project in Chile. Siemens developed a technological design exclusively for the Colombian company Electric Interconnection (ISA) using gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) technology. The scope includes the turnkey construction of three new 500/220-kV GIS substations and four extensions to existing substations using air-insulated switchgear (AIS) technology. The project will increase Chile’s power transmission capacity from the north to the center of the country by 1,500 MW.
Siemens completed a contract with Transelec to connect the South East Diego de Almagro project to the national grid to improve power transmission in northern Chile.
In the wind power business, construction of the 115-MW El Arrayán wind farm progressed on schedule with the arrival of the first equipment in Chile.
Installation will begin in fiscal 2014, and Siemens’ Energy Service Division will take over the farm’s operation and maintenance.
Siemens gained market share in the healthcare industry and grew 30 percent year-over-year. New orders for the year included a 3-Tesla Magnetom Skyra, a Somatom AS+ Fast Care, several C-Arms, a Luminos dRF and a Symbia T16 for Clínica Alemana de Santiago, a large private health facility in Chile. Grupo Banmédica, one of the most prominent private health groups, also awarded Siemens a contract for a Somatom Definition Flash, a Somatom Defintion AS64, and an ACUSON S 2000. Siemens also won a multi-modality project from the Cruz Blanca Group, which operates across Latin America, making Siemens their partner of choice.
The Diagnostics Division was awarded several projects, including an ADVIA Automation Workcell for LaboCenter, a business integrated with Siemens’ partner NoemaLife. Siemens installed an autoslide and homeostasis solution at the Hospital Carlos Van Buren, and supplied medical equipment to the Hospital de Carabineros and Hospital Padre Hurtado.
In fiscal 2013, all Industry Divisions showed notable growth in revenue and profit. The Sector developed several program initiatives together with distributors and solution partners, enabling the Divisions to achieve steady growth in product sales. The profitable and timely project execution of E-Houses for mining industry customers such as CAP and Minera El Teniente strengthened Siemens’ local operations and engineering presence. An agreement to provide engineering services for electrical equipment was signed with Goldcorp for their El Morro gold
and copper mines. In addition, Siemens will also be responsible for supplying lowand medium-voltage electrical equipment for the plant. The Customer Services Division consolidated its leading position in the mining market when Siemens Chile was awarded the complete integral maintenance mining contract from Codelco for its Radomiro Tomic operations, located near Calama in northern Chile.
Siemens completed the commissioning of the Caserones Mine electrical system in record time. The Sector was awarded a contract from Cobra-Vestas for the Pacífico-Cebada wind farm, to provide supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), a communication system and medium-voltage substations connecting the wind farm to the main grid. The maintenance contract with Sonda for the Transantiago mass transit system was renewed for an additional six years. Siemens increased its share of the SCADA market with several contracts awarded by Codelco, E-Cl Thermal Generation and Ralco Hydro. Siemens also won a contract to supply E-Houses and medium-voltage systems for Codelco Chuquicamata’s “A0” project, the first of many investments in that mine aimed at increasing production. The company began work on a traffic control system maintenance contract for the city of Coquimbo.
Siemens Chile was founded in 1907. The company is a good corporate citizen in Chile, and the Siemens Foundation has gained presence implementing the educational project Experimento+. The program covers the entire educational chain for science teaching and learning by experimentation. The company’s employees have shown strong commitment to Siemens’ volunteering programs, with activities involving shelters, hospitals and reforestation.