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Siemens offers a wide range of solutions and services in Mesoamerica, where its Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities Sectors occupy leading positions. In fiscal 2013, Siemens in Mesoamerica scored major successes in all four Sectors:
Siemens won several service contracts from its key customers. These included a three-year maintenance program from the Federal Electricity Commission, Mexico’s state-owned electricity company, a six-year long-term maintenance program (LTP) for the Saltillo power plant from Mitsui, a diversified business group headquartered in Japan and a framework contract from Pemex, Mexico’s national hydrocarbons company, to overhaul, refurbish, install and commission 15 power turbines. The Energy Sector also provided six gas turbines and three vapor turbines to the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS), the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica. The Sector is also investing in the expansion of the turbine service center in Queretaro in Central Mexico, and is scheduled to start servicing gas generators, power turbines, gearboxes and electrical generators in February 2014.
In fiscal 2013, Siemens secured various contracts from the private sector including Grupo Star Médica, one of the most important hospital groups in Mexico, which ordered high-tech medical imaging devices. Grupo Star Médica has several hospitals and is expected to expand considerably in the near future. Siemens also provided the National Cancer Institute with a picture archiving and communication system (PACS), which was donated by the Gonzalo Río Arronte Foundation. This system, which is designed to help improve the radiologist’s workflow, is one of the first of its kind in the Latin American region. Siemens also won contracts in Central America, including a project in consortium with the Van der Laat y Jimenez construction company in Costa Rica for constructing the National Insurance Institute and supplying medical imaging equipment.
The Industry Sector won an important contract from Volkswagen Mexico for automation of the bodyshop in Puebla where the new Volkswagen Golf A7 is being produced. The project is a milestone with regard to meeting customer’s requirements. In addition, Siemens received a two-year maintenance contract from Pemex Exploration and Production (PEP), a subsidiary of the Mexican national oil company Pemex specializing in oil and gas exploration and production services, for the installation of SIMATIC control equipment at their San Roman facility. This contract further enhances Siemens’ position in Mexico’s automation business.
The Sector positioned itself very well with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), where the Low and Medium Voltage and Smart Grid Divisions joined forces to modernize and automate the central grid in Mexico City with gas-insulated switchgear (GIS). Siemens also secured further projects for the supply of low and medium voltage switchgear from other important local companies such as Braskem, South America’s largest petrochemical company, for its Ethylene XXI project, and the mining company Grupo México for its Cananea project. The Sector also received a contract from Federal Express (Fedex), a leading global logistics company, for the supply of parcel handling equipment for their new hub in Mexico City. This hub will give Fedex a competitive advantage in the market.