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Siemens Expands Berlin Gas Turbine Manufacturing Plant Capacity

Posted on May 28, 2009

Siemens is further expanding production capacity at its gas turbine manufacturing plant in Berlin. The company has opened a further production facility in the Moabit district in the presence of Karl-Theodor Freiherr zu Guttenberg, Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, and Peter Löscher, President and CEO of Siemens AG. This expansion of production capacity will create 200 jobs. Almost one-third of the total investment of approximately US$58 million was channeled into the new production facility. In the future it will be possible to produce approximately 14 000 gas turbine blades and vanes there every year.

The new production facility, which measures more than 3000 square meters, bears the EU’s “Green Building” label by virtue of its design. The building’s energy consumption will be 25 percent lower than statutory requirements. It was reported that this will enable annual carbon dioxide savings of 1775 metric tons.

Turbines have been produced in the Peter Behrens building, a protected historic monument, at the Siemens manufacturing plant for 100 years. The gas turbine manufacturing plant in Berlin has a work force of approximately 2800 from 34 nations. It is the Siemens Energy Center of Competence for the production of innovative, high-efficiency and eco-friendly gas turbines with ratings up to 340 megawatts.

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