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Siemens opens Gulf Coast facility

Written by  OE Staff Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:07

Siemens has officially opened the doors of a new service center in Geismar, Louisiana, devoted to serving the region’s oil and gas industry, and related markets. 

With 28,000sq ft of shop floor space, the service center can repair and rebuild critical equipment such as centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, steam turbines, expanders, pumps, and rotary compressors.  

Judy Marks, CEO for Siemens USA and executive vice president for new equipment solutions at the Dresser-Rand business, and Tim Holt, CEO for Siemens power generation services division, were among several senior executives who joined employees for a special ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility.  

“When our customers’ assets require physical services, we invest in our people and in modern facilities like this one to ensure we have the right expertise and the right resources available to help create differentiating value for our customers,” said Holt. “And we put them both close to our customers because we know that’s the difference between mere service and excellence.”

As part of the grand opening activities, Siemens hosted an ‘Oil and Gas Summit and Technology Tailgate’ at the Geismar service center. The summit convened a discussion with industry leaders focused on digitalization and innovation in the oil and gas sector, including a panel devoted to cyber security. The event provided an opportunity for local oil and gas solution integrators, original equipment manufacturers, refinery engineers and managers, and engineering, procurement and construction companies to engage in a conversation with technical experts and public policy leaders about the trends that are shaping the industry’s future in the Gulf Coast region. The ‘technology tailgate’ included mobile technology showcases and hands-on displays.   

For oil and gas customers, Siemens supplies a broad spectrum of products, services and solutions that support upstream, midstream and downstream applications. With its acquisition of Dresser-Rand and the addition of Rolls-Royce Energy’s aero-derivative gas turbine business, Siemens has an installed base of more than 130,000 compressors, gas turbines and steam turbines.

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