Siemens signs maintenance deal with Qatar firm
Doha, March 21, 2013
Siemens, the global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering operating in the energy, infrastructure, industry and healthcare sectors, has signed an agreement with Qatar-based Manweir, a provider of manufacturing and repair services to the oil and gas industry, to strengthen its local presence in the country and service its cus-tomers faster and better.
The agreement enables Siemens to provide servicing for its clients in Qatar’s oil and gas sector at Manweir’s new workshop in Ras Laffan, an industrial hub 80km north of Qatar’s capital city, Doha.
The newly inaugurated, 46,000 sq m Manweir facility will service Siemens compressors and steam turbines for the oil and gas industry. The service centre is certified by Siemens and all maintenance activities will be supervised by representatives from the company.
“Our agreement with Manweir will help reduce service times for a wide range of compressors and industrial steam turbines,” said Hamad Al Khayyat, general man-ager, Oil and Gas Division, Siemens Qatar. “Providing rapid response and fast turn-around of on and off-site repairs will enable our customers in Qatar to keep both planned and unplanned downtime to a minimum.”
The Manweir service center is divided into multiple function areas, including an operations office and a maintenance workshop, as well as equipment storage and training areas. It also features a greater variety and quantity of spare parts and a comprehensive improvement in operational processes, maintenance reception ca-pability and service levels.
“This step is further testament to our commitment to Qatar and the importance of being closer to our customers,” said Bernhard Fonseka, CEO of Siemens in Qatar. “As Qatar continues to develop its infrastructure, Siemens will play a supporting role by providing innovative and reliable technologies and services to a wide range of sectors, including energy.” – TradeArabia News Service