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Milestones of business development

1850–1950

1850s and 1860s

Siemens Brothers of London views Australia as a separate sales territory and supply telegraphs and water meters

 

1872

Siemens Brothers supplies the entire equipment for constructing the 2,700-kilometer telegraph line between Adelaide and Darwin

 

1892

The engineer Lee L. Murray is sent to Melbourne to represent the interests of Siemens Brothers & Co., London

 

1893

Siemens delivers the Southern Hemisphere’s first electric streetcar to Hobart, Tasmania

 

1894

The Melbourne agency is officially registered by Siemens Brothers & Co. and Siemens & Halske (S&H)

 

1909

Siemens lays a marine cable between the Australian mainland and Tasmania

 

1923

S&H signs a provisional agency agreement with Gollin & Co. Pty. Ltd. For Australia, with a main office in Sydney and branch offices in Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane

 

1927

Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) also concludes an agency agreement with Gollin & Co. The S&H agreement is turned into an ordinary agency agreement

1956

Founding of Siemens-Schuckert Pty. Ltd

 

1959

Siemens-Schuckert Pty. Ltd. represents the interest of all company units. The company is renamed Siemens Halske – Siemens Schuckert Pty. Ltd.

 

1965

The company is renamed Siemens Industries Ltd.

 

1970

Startup of the first 120 MW turbine-generator unit for the Swanbank power station operated by the Southern Electric Authority of Queensland

 

1973

Supply of a stage lighting system for the new opera house in Sydney; from 1980 major orders for EMS telephone systems

 

1980s and 1990s

Siemens’ involvement in Australia’s largest construction project, the Loy Yang mining and power plant complex, includes supplying electrical equipment for dredging shovels and providing steam-powered turbine-generator units for blocks 1,3 and 4, as well as a waste-gas purification plant and a control system

 

1999

Siemens wins a contract from Consolidated Electric Power Asia (CEPA) for the turnkey delivery of the Kogan Creek power station, a 700-MW coal-fired plant in Queensland

2000

Contract received to deliver trams and metro trains for Melbourne

 

2005

The world’s longest marine cable line, over 290 kilometers, transports electricity from renewable energy sources on the island of Tasmania to the Australian mainland state of Victoria. Siemens’ HVDC technology virtually eliminates transmission losses on the connection

 

2006

Siemens delivers 20 electric freight locomotives to Queensland Rail

 

2007

Water Technologies Australia develops the Safe Water Kiosk – an efficient and favorably priced system for processing drinking water

 

2009

Siemens installs the world’s largest mammography suite for BreastScreen Queensland providing Australian women with critical early breast cancer detection

 

2011

Siemens is supplying the Australian Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Project with one of the largest end-to-end power distribution solutions ever provided in Australia

 

2011

In a first for the Australian market, Siemens provides the Managed Equipment Services (MES) for the new Fiona Stanley Hospital in Western Australia

 

2012

TrustPower awards Siemens with its first wind farm project in Australia; the company supplies a full turnkey solution for Snowtown II in South Australia