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Milestones of business development

1970–1990

1972

Establishment of an office in Dubai for business in the Persian Gulf, Oman and the Yemen Arab Republic

 

1974

The first outside broadcast vehicle for color television is delivered to Qurum-Muscat, Oman

 

1975

Waleed Associates becomes the agent for Siemens in Oman

 

1975

Siemens Medical Engineering signs an agency contract with the Modern Pharmaceutical Company for the whole of the United Arab Emirates (UAE); the contract is transferred in 1978 to the firm of Scientechnic

 

1976

Siemens builds a desalination plant near Muscat

 

1977

The foreign agencies in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Yemen are overseen by the Siemens’ office in Dubai

 

1979

Oman is the first country in the Middle East to order an electronic telex transmission system; Siemens supplies 230 T-1000 telex machines

 

1982

The General Telecommunication Organisation (GTO) of Oman commissions digital telephone exchanges, transmission systems and a 1,300 km microwave link from Siemens to extend the national telephone network

 

1983

The Siemens AG Muscat Branch is founded for the implementation of local projects; Waleed Associates is still responsible for sales

 

1985

Siemens equips a microwave link through the Oman desert with solar and wind generators

 

1989

The ship-building business section equips the Zinat al Bihaar vessel with a modern diesel-electric drive

 

1996

The state mobile network operator GTO commissions Siemens to install a GSM mobile phone network; expanded in 1999 and 2003 by GTO’s successor Omantel

 

1999

Siemens L.L.C. established in Abu Dhabi and Dubai also engages in business activities in Bahrain, Yemen, Oman and Qatar; it coordinates and supervises the agencies in the region

 

2001

The network operator Omantel commissions Surpass IP convergence technology from Siemens for the migration of its network to a Next Generation Network

 

2006

Founding of the Joint Venture Siemens L.L.C. together with the local partner Waleed Associates L.L.C.

 

2006

Siemens supplies an individual lighting system for Oman’s famous dripstone cave Al Hoota

 

2010

Siemens receive the first order from Oman for two turnkey combined cycle power plants (Barka and Sohar)

 

2011

Founding of the Oman branch office

 

2013

Siemens supplies five  gas turbines for the Sur independent power project (Sur IPP), the largest gas-fired power plant project in the eastern province of Oman