Siemens is a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalisation. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. In infrastructure and industry solutions the company plays a pioneering role.
Siemens history in Ireland goes back as far as 1874, when the first direct transatlantic telegraph cable was laid from Ballinskelligs Bay, County Kerry, to Halifax, Canada.
Since registering as a company in Ireland in 1925 Siemens has been involved in many key infrastructural projects including the Shannon hydroelectric power scheme in 1926-1929. Since then the multinational’s presence in Ireland and around the world has continued to grow.
Major projects in recent years include: the construction of many of Ireland’s power plants, supplying the overhead catenary system equipment for the DART rail system, supplying Ireland’s first CT and MR scanners and the design and construction of the baggage handling system for Dublin Airport’s T2. Recently Siemens Limited received separate orders from SSE and Coillte/ESB to construct, install and commission 33 units of its D3 direct drive wind turbines at two projects in Ireland. Together the wind projects are expected to supply clean renewable energy for over 63,000 households.