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Progressing further with its expansion plans, Siemens Ltd today inaugurated the second phase of its Steam turbine and Compressor manufacturing facility at Vadodara. The factory was inaugurated by Mr. Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat. This expansion has added three production bays to the existing production facility covering the area of approximately 17,000 sq. mtrs and tripling the production capacity of the factory. The factory will now be able to manufacture Steam Turbines up to 150MW and manufacture and package Process Compressors for the domestic market as well as other emerging markets. The second phase of the manufacturing facility will provide additional employment to about 200 people.
The Steam Turbine and Compressor factory, with its world-class facilities has been operational in Vadodara since January 2007 and is already established as a ‘Centre of Competence’ for smaller Steam Turbines up to 45MW for industrial applications. The smaller turbines up to 15MW are sourced from this factory by Siemens AG to cater to Asia, Africa and even to European markets. The second phase of the factory will further enhance company’s manufacturing footprint in India and further contribute to the Siemens growth story.
This expansion program is in line with the announcement made by Mr. Peter Loescher, President and CEO of Siemens AG in February 2010 when he announced an investment of Rs. 1600 crore in India over the next three years to set up six hubs of base level products. Steam Turbines larger than 45 MW, which was one of the six hubs is now established and the other five hubs are well underway. These products will cater to the mid and low end market segment constituting around 70% of the total market in India.
Addressing the press conference at the inauguration ceremony, Dr. Armin Bruck, Managing Director, Siemens Ltd said, “Siemens with its wide infrastructure portfolio is the perfect partner for the infrastructure development in India. In the area of energy too, we have always been in the forefront of bringing world class technology to address the growing market needs. In order to introduce high quality technology at competitive costs, it is imperative to continue building on our strengths locally and this facility is a step forward in the same direction.” He further added, “Siemens is the only company in the world which can provide state of the art products & solutions covering the entire energy conversion chain. Going forward, technology will play a vital role in the energy sector in India and Siemens being the integrated technology company will be perfectly positioned to leverage the huge potential. “
Commenting on the new manufacturing facility and its role, Mr. A. K. Dixit, CEO, Energy Sector, Siemens Ltd said, “Siemens has always been a major player in the Energy sector in India. Today around 30% of the installed generating capacity is from Siemens licensees. In the industrial sector as well, over 500 Siemens industrial steam turbines from the Vadodara factory have been installed in India. We have established our competence in the manufacturing of smaller steam turbine in a short span of two years. Now, with the ability to manufacture steam turbine up to 150MW locally as well as with the compressor manufacturing and testing facilities commencing at this site, we will widen our portfolio in the Oil & Gas Sector to meet customer requirements.”
Siemens is one of the leading suppliers for steam turbines in the world. Over a century, Siemens has manufactured some of the most technologically advanced steam turbines in the industry. They comply with most stringent environmental standards. In fact, Siemens’ steam turbines have set the industry standard with an overall efficiency of more than 48 percent and maximum reliability. The company offers a full spectrum of 50 Hz and 60 Hz steam turbines.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world’s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. The Oil and Gas Division provides advanced Upstream, Midstream, Downstream products and solutions that aredesigned to ensure ultimate performance in all mission critical applications and meet tomorrow’s technical, economic and environmental challenges. It also includes solutions for power generation for the industry sector. In fiscal 2010 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR25.5 billion and received new orders totaling more than EUR30.1 billion and posted a profit of more than EUR3.6 billion. On September 30, 2010, the Energy Sector had a work force of more than 88,000. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.
Siemens Ltd., in which Siemens AG holds 55.18% of the capital, is the flagship listed company of Siemens AG in India. Siemens in India including Siemens Ltd. comprises 19 legal entities, is a leading provider of industry and infrastructure solutions with a business volume aggregating about Rs. 12,000 crore. It operates in the core business areas of Industry, Energy and Healthcare. It has nation-wide Sales and Service network, 21 manufacturing plants, a network of around 500 channel partners and employs about 17,500 people.
Reference Number: CC/PR/03/Energy 11 2010