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Milestones of business development



Work is begun on laying the first direct telegraph cable across the Atlantic, linking Ballinskelligs Bay on Ireland’s west coast to North America



William Siemens builds the Portrush-Bushmills railway in County Antrim, one of the first electric railways



The Siemens subsidiary Siemens-Schuckert (Ireland) Ltd. Is founded in Dublin



The Shannon hydroelectric power station is constructed in Ardnacrush to provide complete electrification for the Irish Free State



The Siemens-Schuckert Manufacturing Co. is established in Dublin (specializing in meter assembly)



The Irish companies are reacquired following the war



Siemens builds the world’s largest peat-fired power station in Rhode, County Offaly



Siemens-Schuckert (Ireland) Ltd. is renamed Siemens (Ireland) Ltd. In 1972, the name is again changed, to Siemens Ltd.



The Irish Electricity Supply Board (ESB) awards Siemens a contract to provide equipment for Turlough Hill, Ireland’s first pump-fed power plant



Siemens delivers the overhead line system for the DART rapid transit network in Dublin



The company installs a Magnetom magnetic resonance imaging system in Dublin’s new Mater Private Hospital, the first system of its kind in Ireland


A broadband ATM network is constructed for Telecom Eireann



Siemens sets up an international online customer service center in Cork for Siemens communications equipment



Siemens completes a state-of-the-art upgrade of the instrumentation and controls at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin



Huntstown Power, Ireland’s first independent power plant, opens



Siemens equips three blocks of the Moneypoint Power Plant with new instrumentation and controls as part of the plant’s upgrading



Siemens wins an order to equip the Platin cement factory of Irish Cement Limited with an automation system



Design and construction of the baggage handling system for Dublin Airport’s new terminal 2



Siemens receives a major from the Irish utility Bord na Móna to deliver and service 42 direct-drive wind turbines for two onshore wind power plants

Highlights from 170 years of Siemens history

Learn about selected events from the company’s history in our History News, which we’re continually expanding for you.