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Siemens offers a wide range of solutions and services in Venezuela, where its Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities Sectors occupy leading positions. In fiscal 2013, Siemens in Venezuela scored major successes in all four Sectors:
Siemens continued to commit to the improvement and reliability of the national grid. The company was awarded a contract to install and commission nine new power generation units in fiscal year 2013. When these units are installed, Venezuela will have 31 such Siemens units in operation.
Other major achievements include winning new contracts for the Cerro Toribio project (via the Brazilian EPC, Andrade Gutierrez), expansion of the Guri B 400-kV substation connected to the Guri hydroelectric plant, and for the installation of two new substations, Cerro Toribio and La Principal. Siemens signed a contract for its first project with Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. to deliver a 230-kV encapsulated substation and control as well as protection
systems supplied by the Infrastructure & Cities Sector, to support Petróleos de Venezuela’ Conversión Profunda project.
Siemens Venezuela managed to maintain the Sector’s market position during the year. The Magnetom Essenza was one of the most popular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems in the country, with installations at six new sites in the country.
The Mammomat Inspiration mammography platform was the first choice among women’s-care institutions, and six new systems were also installed during the year. In addition, the company sold four S2000 ultrasound units configured with automated breast volume scanners in 2013.
Siemens continued to increase its market share in this Sector, and the business volume for control components and low-voltage motors grew by 60 percent. The sector also won maintenance contract worth EUR 1 million from PDVSA Industrial, a subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.
Siemens supplied 34.5-kV switchgears to PDVSA for the Orinoco Belt project, the longest confirmed oil reserve in the world. Sales of low-voltage products increased by 25 percent this year, boosted by distribution channels for the construction and industrial markets.
Siemens’ business in Venezuela began in 1935 with the construction of a supply system for the El Aguacatal hydroelectric power plant. In 1955, Siemens S.A. was founded in Caracas. Today, Siemens operates a branch in Maracaibo and also has a broad distribution network in the country’s main industrial centers.