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Milestones of business development

1920–1990

1924

Schlubach, Thiemer & Co takes over as the agent for Siemens-Schuckertwerke (SSW) in Caracas

 

1932

J. Lavaud é Hijo, Equipo Eléctrico is appointed as the Siemens agent for Caracas and the states of Miranda and Aragua. The agreement is terminated a year later

 

1939

Oficina Técnica Industrial Caracas takes over as the agent for Siemens & Halske (S&H)

 

1955

Siemens Venezolana S.A. is founded in Caracas

 

1962

Siemens Caracas takes over Philips’ agency for the phonographic record market

 

1968

An order is received from the Compania Anónima Teléfonos to supply and install a nationwide telex network

 

1970

Siemens Venezolana supplies equipment for the improvement of the water supply in Maracaibo

 

1971

A major order is received to supply several hospitals with X-ray equipment

 

1973

Siemens Venezolana is renamed Siemens S. A.

 

1975

The order to supply electrical equipment for the largest drinking water system in the world is extended

 

1975

An order is received to build what will be the largest thermal power plant in Venezuela

 

1977

The then largest hydroelectric power generator in the world (805,000 kVA) is supplied for the hydroelectric power plant Guri II

 

1986

An order for a telephone network is received from the Compania Anonima Nacional de Telefonos

1993

Siemens receives an order to supply control systems for the Macagua 11 hydroelectric power plant.

 

1995

As part of the reorganization of the company’s activities in South America, the four Andes countries – Colombia, Equador, Venezeula and Peru are bundled into the Economic Region Andina

 

1997

Siemens installs South America’s first GSM mobile phone network for the private operator Infonet in Venezuela

 

2000

Metro de Maracaibo awards Siemens with a contract for the turnkey delivery of the first line of a metropolitan light rail system

 

2005

Drinking water for Caracas – Siemens delivers the power and drives systems for pumping stations in Venezuela

 

2007

Energía Eléctrica de Venezuela awards Siemens with a contract to build the Termozulia and Palito Blanco substations for the Termozulia 2 combined cycle power plant project

 

2009

Siemens wins an order to supply the electrical equipment for the "Cabletren Bolivariano" cable liner shuttle which will link two metro lines in Caracas

 

2012

Siemens receives an order to supply two power islands for the Juan Manuel Valdez Güiria combined cycle power plants in Venezuela

 

2013

Siemens supplies 34.5-kV switchgears to Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) for the Orinoco Belt project, the longest confirmed oil reserve in the world