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Siemens Strengthens Its Global Manufacturing Network

Posted on June 2, 2009

Siemens continues its expansion of local value creation in growth markets with a US$57 million investment in the state of Gujarat. A new 14,000 square meter facility for the production of high-efficiency industrial steam turbines will provide the means for the company to triple its capacity by 2010.

For emerging countries like India efficient, eco-friendly power generation is enormously important,” said Armin Bruck, Managing Director of Siemens India. “By tripling our local production capacity we will strengthen our global manufacturing network and be well prepared to utilize the good growth prospects in India.” Industrial turbines with ratings up to 45 megawatts have to date been produced in Vadodara. The location is part of Siemens manufacturing network for industrial turbines, which is managed from Görlitz.

High-efficiency industrial steam turbines are an important feature of Siemens environmental portfolio. In 2008, revenue from this sector was approximately one quarter of the company's total revenue which makes Siemens one of the world’s leading green infrastructure providers. Industrial steam turbines are deployed in cogeneration plants, combined heat and power plants, and small combined cycle plants, which are among the most efficient forms of power and heat generation. Small and medium-size steam turbines are also deployed, for example, in sugar and pulp mills or in the chemical industry to make even better use of process steam.

In addition to the Indian market, the turbines will also be exported throughout Asia and Africa, where they will contribute to providing extensive power supply.

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