Our history in the United Arab Emirates

From the first independent commercial representative to a global technology powerhouse

Milestones of business development


Samhiry Bors. Co. (W.L.L.) becomes the agent for Siemens AG in the power sector; its sphere of operation is Abu Dhabi on the Arabian Gulf



The Dubai representative office is founded



Electro Mechanical Co., Abu Dhabi, is authorized to represent the interests of Siemens AG, but not as sole agent



Siemens AG’s agency in Dubai is renamed Scientechnic



Switchgear and transformers, including the requisite buildings, are supplied to the UAE



An earth satellite station is set up in Ras Al-Khaimah



A master agreement is signed for the supply of electronic teletypewriters



Orders are received for high-voltage switchgear for the Emirate Abu Dhabi and a transformer substation for the international airport



A major order for the gas turbine power plant Jebel Ali “G” in Dubai, which is linked to a seawater desalination plant, is awarded to an international consortium under the direction of Siemens



Siemens and its consortium partners receive an order for the 710-MW combined cycle power plant Al Taweelah 2 and seawater desalination facility from the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Authority (ADWEA) and the U.S. CMS Energy Corp.; Al Taweelah 2 is the first independent power project in the Gulf Region



A Siemens Limited Liability Company (L.L.C.) is founded with offices in Abu Dhabi und Dubai


Siemens Power Generation wins large order to build world’s most powerful power generation and seawater desalination facility at Shuweihat in Abu Dhabi



Siemens lands order from the Dubai Airport Expansion to supply low voltage switchgear assemblies. This is the group’s largest contract in the region as well as the largest order for low voltage switchgear assemblies for Siemens globally



Siemens builds one of the world’s most sophisticated police Command and Control Centre for Dubai Police



Siemens wins the contract to build the region’s first molecular imaging center for Mubadala Development; Abu Dhabi’s prestigious Tawam Molecular Imaging Center (TMIC) opens in 2010



Siemens is awarded numerous orders for the expansion of Dubai’s power supply network



Siemens so called Wet Compression gas turbine efficiency solution is the winning technology for Dubai Government’s Excellence Award



Siemens receives a follow-up order from Abu Dhabi for the construction of turnkey 1,600-MW combined cycle power plant Shuweihat 3; in 2012 the company inaugurates Shuweihat 2



Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) awards Siemens the biggest service agreement in the region, to service combined cycle power plant Jebel Ali M-Station



Siemens wins the Zayed Future Energy Prize in recognition of its efforts in reducing emissions and energy consumption through innovative green technologies



Inauguration of Siemens’ new Middle East headquarters in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi; the building gains Green Building Initiative’s LEED Platinum certification