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Siemens offers a wide range of solutions and services in Algeria, where its Energy, Healthcare, Industry and Infrastructure & Cities Sectors are present. In fiscal 2013, Siemens in Algeria scored major successes in all four Sectors:
Sonelgaz, the Algerian state-owned utility, awarded Siemens two contracts to supply two 1,200-MW gas turbines each for combined cycle power plants along with spare parts. The company also awarded Siemens two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the Ras Djinet and Ain Arnat power plants in eastern Algeria. Siemens won a contract to provide air-insulated switchgear (AIS) substations with 220-kV capacity to Cimenterie of Biskra, a cement plant in southern Algeria.
The healthcare business in Algeria is managed by the Healthcare Sector from its headquarters in Germany. A local partner has been engaged to provide service and maintenance.
Siemens continued its success in Algeria by winning an important contract to provide pumping stations in the eastern region of Oued-Othmania, for transporting water from dam to dam. The project includes the supply of automation and instrumentation systems, pumps, low-voltage water-cooled motors, and communication systems. The project was awarded to Siemens by Agence National des Barrages, and will help Algeria satisfy its crucial need for clean drinking water.
Siemens received an order from the transportation company Entreprise Métro d'Alger (EMA) to equip the extension of Metro Line 1 in Algiers with a signaling system. The new segment of the first fully automatic metro line in Algeria's capital adds four stations to the existing line. The scope of supply includes a Trainguard automatic train control system, an Airlink radio transmission system, and a Digiloc train locating system. The contract also includes training the customer's personnel in the use of the new technology.
The history of Siemens in Algeria dates back to 1857, when Werner von Siemens participated in the first undersea telegraph cable installation between Europe and Africa. The line connected Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia, with Annaba in Algeria. Siemens established its first representative office in Algeria in 1962, and subsequently founded a Regional Company in 2002. This was followed by the founding of Siemens Spa, a joint stock company, in 2005, and the consolidation of the Regional Company in 2006. In 2004, Siemens AG acquired a 51-percent stake in ESTEL Rail Automation Spa, a subsidiary of the National Company of Railway Transportation. Since then, Siemens Spa has seen continuous growth.