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Siemens has celebrated the groundbreaking of it new regional headquarters at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, as part of strategic partnership with the pioneering renewable champions.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, along with Dr. Roland Busch, member of managing board of Siemens AG and Sector CEO of Siemens Infrastructure and Cities, performed the ground-breaking for the building at Masdar City. The ceremony was attended by senior management from Siemens and Masdar and, when finished, the facility will occupy 18,000 square metres and house almost 2,000 Siemens staff members.
Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, Chief Executive Officer of Masdar, said: "Masdar is mandated to work with global technology leaders to integrate innovation alongside proven technologies and showcase energy efficient solutions that can be applied to other cities globally. By partnering with global technology leaders, such as Siemens, to work with us in Masdar City, we are starting to contribute to the creation of a knowledge-based clean energy sector in the UAE."
As a strategic partner for Masdar and Masdar City's development, Siemens will provide integrated building automation technologies for smart buildings and jointly develop a smart grid solution including demand response applications for the initial phase of Masdar City, which is planned to optimise energy consumption and reduce emissions.
In addition, Masdar Institute and Siemens are already working together on R&D and innovation-led technology projects