Siemens has officially opened the doors of a new service center in Geismar, Louisiana, devoted to serving the region’s oil and gas and energy industry, and related markets. Judy Marks, CEO for Siemens USA and Executive Vice President for New Equipment Solutions at the Dresser-Rand business, and Tim Holt, CEO for Siemens Power Generation Services Division, were among several senior executives who joined employees for a special ribbon cutting ceremony at the facility.
With 28,000 square feet of shop floor space, onsite engineers and skilled manufacturing technicians at the service center bring global technology leadership to the Gulf Coast’s oil and gas market. The service center features the latest technology to repair and rebuild critical equipment such as centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, steam turbines, expanders, pumps, and rotary compressors.
“Siemens is a global company that is also a local partner. That’s particularly true here in the Gulf Coast,” said Judy Marks, CEO Siemens USA and Executive Vice President for New Unit Solutions at the Dresser-Rand business. “As Louisiana continues to help lead America’s oil and gas revolution, this new facility will bring the services we provide our customers to an even higher level.”
“When our customers’ assets require physical services, we invest in our people and in modern facilities like this one to ensure we have the right expertise and the right resources available to help create differentiating value for our customers. And we put them both close to our customers because we know that’s the difference between mere service and excellence,” said Tim Holt, CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services Division.
As part of the grand opening activities, Siemens hosted an ‘Oil and Gas Summit and Technology Tailgate’ at the Geismar service center. The summit convened a discussion with industry leaders focused on digitalization and innovation in the oil and gas sector, including a panel devoted to cyber security. The event provided an opportunity for local oil and gas solution integrators, original equipment manufacturers, refinery engineers and managers, and engineering, procurement and construction companies to engage in a conversation with technical experts and public policy leaders about the trends that are shaping the industry’s future in the Gulf Coast region, particularly in the midstream and downstream. The ‘technology tailgate’ included mobile technology showcases and hands-on displays.
For oil and gas customers, Siemens supplies a broad spectrum of products, services and solutions that support upstream, midstream and downstream applications. With its acquisition of Dresser-Rand and the addition of Rolls-Royce Energy’s aero-derivative gas turbine business, Siemens has an installed base of more than 130,000 compressors, gas turbines and steam turbines.
Siemens is using its leadership in technology innovation to improve safety and security in the oil and gas industry, with a clear focus on reducing costs and enhancing operational efficiency. In particular, Siemens focuses heavily on the digital arena, with a digital solution portfolio that ranges from early feed to abandonment – helping customers collect and convert data into real-time knowledge for faster, smarter decision making, ultimately yielding reduced lifecycle and project costs.
Siemens has over 200 employees in Louisiana, serving the energy, healthcare and building technologies sectors.