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Milestones of business development

1950–1990

1957

Agency agreements with Abdulmajeed Al-Gharabally & Haider Abdullah Co. and Mohammad Reza Bin Yousuf Behbehani

 

1960

Order to equip the Municipal Centre in Kuwait with installation and lighting systems

 

1963

Siemens equips Gharabally International Airport with installation technology, a power supply system, navigation lighting and diesel facilities

 

1967

Siemens builds a gas turbine power plant for Kuwait in Shuaiba

 

1967

A Siemens resident engineer is dispatched to support the company’s agent, Al-Gharabally & Co.

 

1969

The company Abdul Aziz M.T. Alghanim appointed to represent Siemens

 

1973

Construction of a load dispatching center to monitor and control the tightly interlinked power supply grid; 1975: construction of a country-wide load dispatching center and – between 1988 and 1994 – a regional dispatching center

 

1975

Together with AEG-Telefunken and Krupp, Siemens receives an order to construct two Earth Stations for satellite communications in Kuwait and Ras Al-Khaimah

 

1979

Order from the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) for the multi-phase expansion of Kuwait’s drinking water supply network

 

1979

With the aim of being represented locally, Siemens joins with Kuwaiti partners to form the joint venture National & German Electrical and Electronic Services Company (NGEECO)

 

1980

Siemens lands an order from the Ministry of Public Works for the world’s largest water light show for the Green Belt Garden

 

1980

In the Kuwaiti desert, Siemens equips the route from Jahra to Salmi – the border crossing to Saudi Arabia – with emergency call boxes

 

1984

Siemens and Transformatoren Union (TU) build the largest 300/132-kV substation featuring state-of-the-art SF6 technology with gas-insulated switchgear to improve the power supply in Kuwait; further major orders for the expansion of the power grid follow

 

1989

Inauguration of Siemens’ monitoring system for the power grid in Shuaiba

1991

Siemens helps the MEW reconstruct the high-voltage grid destroyed during the Gulf War, during which five high-voltage switching stations from Siemens were destroyed

 

1993

The MEW awards Siemens a contract for the turnkey delivery of a 132/11-kV substation

 

1993

NGEECO has an exclusive contract for the maintenance of substations from Siemens and Hitachi

 

1994

Together with Motorola, Siemens wins an order from Kuwait’s state Mobile Telephone Systems Company to establish a country-wide mobile radio network

 

1999

Siemens is awarded a contract to supply and install the first GSM dual-band network for the private mobile radio operator National Mobile Telecommunications Company (NMTC)

 

2005

NGEECO is renamed Siemens Electrical and Electronic Services (Siemens EES)

 

2005

Inauguration of the1,000-MW Al Zour gas turbine power plant by German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder

 

2005

Siemens constructs a turnkey 300/132/11-kV substation – an important node in Kuwait’s high-voltage power grid

 

2006

Siemens enters into a partnership with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development; as part of a training program, the company is to foster young academics in the Emirate

 

2010

Siemens Kuwait signs a contract with Kuwait Civil Aviation to supply the complete electrical infrastructure for the expansion of Kuwait International Airport

 

2013

Siemens signs a contract with Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) to provide high-voltage turnkey substations at their two biggest refineries