From a small back building workshop in Berlin to a global firm - there are few industrial corporations that can look back on such a long history of success as we can. Through this website, we invite you to take a fascinating trip through nearly 170 years of Siemens history.
July 22, 1929 – Official opening of the Ardnacrusha hydroelectric power plant
The Irish Free State awarded the contract for electrification of the country to Siemens-Schuckertwerke in 1925. The heart of the hydroelectric system on the River Shannon was the Ardnacrusha power plant in southwest Ireland. The contract to build this run-of-the-river rotary current power plant was the largest foreign order received by a German company since construction of the Baghdad railway began in 1903. Following almost four years of construction, the station was officially inaugurated on July 22, 1929, in the presence of William Thomas Cosgrave, President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State. This major project offered impressive evidence that Siemens was competitive internationally. more
Important note: The Siemens Historical Institute is preparing to move.
In 2017, the Siemens Historical Institute will open its doors at a new location in Siemensstadt-Berlin. With preparations for the move already underway, our ability to process inquiries addressed to Corporate Archives is now limited. The archives will be closed from March 2016 until December 2016. During this period, the archives will be unable to accommodate visitors or respond to inquiries.