Siemens Opens Turbine Service Center
By Jack Burke16 November 2018
Siemens marked the opening of its new 300,000 sq. ft. turbine service center near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The US$32 million Mount Pleasant facility is home to Siemens Turbine Generator Specialty Services (TGSS), which supports approximately 150 employees working in the company’s large-scale turbine and generator business. The site is located on a site being redeveloped by Regional Industrial Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) in partnership with the Westmoreland County Industrial Development Corp. The property is owned by the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority.
Siemens, a global engineering and technology leader, built the PSC to consolidate its Power Generation Services work, which was previously performed at two separate locations in the greater Pittsburgh area, the New Kensington Tooling Facility and Penn Hall Service and Development Center. The new facility specializes in field service maintenance, repairs, modifications and the modernization of large-scale turbines and generators for the power generation industry.
“The new Pittsburgh Service Center demonstrates Siemens’ commitment to manufacturing and servicing world-class technologies that support our power and gas customers in the United States and throughout the world,” said Tim Holt, president, Power Generation Services, Siemens. “Combining our power and gas service facilities helps ensure our business is fit for the future, and better integrates the expertise of our Siemens team under one roof so we can serve our customers even better.”
“The RIDC Westmoreland facility has been the focus of substantial state investment which has resulted in the attraction of a world-class corporation,” said Dennis Davin, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. “Siemens’ investment in Southwest Pennsylvania further emphasizes their commitment to the region and its impact will continue to be felt for years to come.”
The new facility will enhance Siemens’ training, tooling and process development, resource and project management capabilities, and house its sales, marketing, and customer relationship management teams. The center will help maximize efficiency and improve tooling and processing equipment for specialty service groups, such as tooling development, light fabrication, equipment repairs, machining support, and hands-on training for employees.
“The Pittsburgh Service Center continues Siemens’ legacy of serving long-standing customers in the region, while also providing innovative solutions to the company’s global power and gas business,” said David Brubaker, director field service North America, Siemens. “We’re pleased that our core team of highly skilled engineers and technicians is able to continue serving our customers from the Pittsburgh community.”