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Siemens Breaks Ground In Saudi Arabia

Posted on May 10, 2012

Siemens has broken ground on a gas turbine and compressor manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia. Planned for completion in late 2013, the facility will create job opportunities in the area, serve as a knowledge base for new Siemens technology and support the country’s industrialization efforts, the company said.

The power equipment manufactured at the plant, which will be constructed on a 220 000 m2 site in Dammam in the country’s eastern region, will be supplied to the local market. The facility will also be constructed with sustainability in mind; the goal is to gain LEED gold certification in the “new construction” category, Siemens said.

Siemens, in association with Saudi Petroleum Services Polytechnic (SPSP) and Saudi Arabia’s Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF), offer a two-year technical apprenticeship program provided by SPSP, followed by one year of on-the-job training at Siemens. Depending on their job fields, students will be trained in various Siemens locations in Germany and the United States. The first 40 Saudi Arabia students started their program in December.

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