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Milestones of business development

1960–2000

1969

Samhiry Bors. Co. (W.L.L.) becomes the agent for Siemens AG in the power sector; its sphere of operation is Abu Dhabi on the Persian Gulf

 

1972

The Dubai representative office is founded

 

1973

Electro Mechanical Co., Abu Dhabi, is authorized to represent the interests of Siemens AG, but not as sole agent

 

1973

Siemens AG’s agency in Dubai is renamed Scientechnic

 

1976

Switchgear and transformers, including the requisite buildings, are supplied to the UAE

 

1976

An earth satellite station is set up in Ras Al-Khaimah

 

1977

A master agreement is signed for the supply of electronic teletypewriters

 

1978

Orders are received for high-voltage switchgear for the Emirate Abu Dhabi and a transformer substation for the international airport

 

1991

A major order for the gas turbine power plant Jebel Ali “G” in Dubai, which is linked to a seawater desalination plant, is awarded to an international consortium under the direction of Siemens

 

1998

Siemens and its consortium partners receive an order for the 710-MW combined cycle power plant Al Taweelah 2 and seawater desalination facility from the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and the U.S. CMS Energy Corp.; Al Taweelah 2 is the first independent power project in the Gulf Region

 

1999

A Siemens Limited Liability Company (L.L.C.) is founded with offices in Abu Dhabi und Dubai

2001

Siemens Power Generation wins large order to build world’s most powerful power generation and seawater desalination facility at Shuweihat in Abu Dhabi

 

2005

Siemens lands order from the Dubai Airport Expansion to supply low voltage switchgear assemblies. This is the group’s largest contract in the region as well as the largest order for low voltage switchgear assemblies for Siemens globally

 

2006

Siemens builds one of the world’s most sophisticated police Command and Control Centre for Dubai Police

 

2007

Siemens wins the contract to build the region’s first molecular imaging center for Mubadala Development; Abu Dhabi’s prestigious Tawam Molecular Imaging Center (TMIC) opens in 2010

 

2009

Siemens is awarded numerous orders for the expansion of Dubai’s power supply network

 

2010

Siemens so called Wet Compression gas turbine efficiency solution is the winning technology for Dubai Government’s Excellence Award

 

2011

Siemens receives a follow-up order from Abu Dhabi for the construction of turnkey 1,600-MW combined cycle power plant Shuweihat 3; in 2012 the company inaugurates Shuweihat 2

 

2012

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awards Siemens the biggest service agreement in the region, to service combined cycle power plant Jebel Ali M-Station

 

2013

Siemens wins the Zayed Future Energy Prize in recognition of its efforts in reducing emissions and energy consumption through innovative green technologies

 

2014

Inauguration of Siemens’ new Middle East headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi; the building gains Green Building Initiative’s LEED Platinum certification