Supplier meetings held for landmark Saudi project
Siemens seeks supply chain for Dammam Industrial City facility
Siemens has held supplier meetings to expand its supply chain for its Dammam Industrial City facility, in a bid to find local component suppliers and contractors for the site. The project, which is in collaboration with Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company, is aiming to draw on local skills and knowledge to develop the service facility in Saudi Arabia.
CEO of Siemens in Saudi Arabia Arja Talakar has said "This meeting is a testimonial to our continuous efforts to strengthen local content in our projects. Working closely with Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Company in building a local supplier chain network is part of our commitment to develop local expertise and human capital in the Kingdom".
Siemens will manufacture its gas turbines, compressors and heat recovery steam generators at the site, as well as providing repair and service works to the country's market. The company, together with partner E.A. Juffali and Brothers, is set to invest a 'three-digit million US dollar figure' into the project. Construction is set to begin this month, with completion scheduled for late 2013.