Our history in Kuwait

From the first independent commercial representative to a global technology powerhouse­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Milestones of business development


Agency agreements with Abdulmajeed Al-Gharabally & Haider Abdullah Co. and Mohammad Reza Bin Yousuf Behbehani



Order to equip the Municipal Centre in Kuwait with installation and lighting systems



Siemens equips Gharabally International Airport with installation technology, a power supply system, navigation lighting and diesel facilities



Siemens builds a gas turbine power plant for Kuwait in Shuaiba



A Siemens resident engineer is dispatched to support the company’s agent, Al-Gharabally & Co.



The company Abdul Aziz M.T. Alghanim appointed to represent Siemens



Construction of a load dispatching center to monitor and control the tightly interlinked power supply grid; 1975: construction of a country-wide load dispatching center and – between 1988 and 1994 – a regional dispatching center



Together with AEG-Telefunken and Krupp, Siemens receives an order to construct two Earth Stations for satellite communications in Kuwait and Ras Al-Khaimah



Order from the Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) for the multi-phase expansion of Kuwait’s drinking water supply network



With the aim of being represented locally, Siemens joins with Kuwaiti partners to form the joint venture National & German Electrical and Electronic Services Company (NGEECO)



Siemens lands an order from the Ministry of Public Works for the world’s largest water light show for the Green Belt Garden



In the Kuwaiti desert, Siemens equips the route from Jahra to Salmi – the border crossing to Saudi Arabia – with emergency call boxes



Siemens and Transformatoren Union (TU) build the largest 300/132-kV substation featuring state-of-the-art SF6 technology with gas-insulated switchgear to improve the power supply in Kuwait; further major orders for the expansion of the power grid follow



Inauguration of Siemens’ monitoring system for the power grid in Shuaiba


Siemens helps the MEW reconstruct the high-voltage grid destroyed during the Gulf War, during which five high-voltage switching stations from Siemens were destroyed



The MEW awards Siemens a contract for the turnkey delivery of a 132/11-kV substation



NGEECO has an exclusive contract for the maintenance of substations from Siemens and Hitachi



Together with Motorola, Siemens wins an order from Kuwait’s state Mobile Telephone Systems Company to establish a country-wide mobile radio network



Siemens is awarded a contract to supply and install the first GSM dual-band network for the private mobile radio operator National Mobile Telecommunications Company (NMTC)



NGEECO is renamed Siemens Electrical and Electronic Services (Siemens EES)



Inauguration of the1,000-MW Al Zour gas turbine power plant by German Federal Chancellor Gerhard Schröder



Siemens constructs a turnkey 300/132/11-kV substation – an important node in Kuwait’s high-voltage power grid



Siemens enters into a partnership with the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development; as part of a training program, the company is to foster young academics in the Emirate



Siemens Kuwait signs a contract with Kuwait Civil Aviation to supply the complete electrical infrastructure for the expansion of Kuwait International Airport



Siemens signs a contract with Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) to provide high-voltage turnkey substations at their two biggest refineries