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Milestones of business development



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



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



Waleed Associates becomes the agent for Siemens in Oman



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



Siemens builds a desalination plant near Muscat



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Founding of the Oman branch office



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