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Siemens in Morocco For 52 years, Siemens has been active in Morocco, where it holds leading positions in its Industry, Energy and Healthcare Sectors, while Siemens IT Solutions and Services functions across all three Sectors. Siemens is involved in building the Tangier wind park, which is the largest of its kind on the African continent. The company is also still playing a major part in the electrification and automation of a number of industrial establishments. In fiscal 2008 (October 1, 2007 – September 30, 2008), sales to customers in Morocco amounted to EUR 105 million. New orders totaled more than EUR 83 million. Siemens currently has more than 250 employees in Morocco. In fiscal 2008, Siemens in Morocco scored major successes in the following Sectors: Industry Sector Siemens was awarded several contracts in industrial areas with customers such as Ciments du Maroc S.A., which placed an order for the new cement factory in Agadir. Orders for electrical equipment were received from Emaar Properties and Besix- Somagec Morocco for the Tinja City Development and the five-star Mazagan tourist complex in El Jadida respectively. The products and technical know-how of the Industry Sector were in great demand for cement manufacture, mining, harbor development and the metalworking industry. Siemens is also a major supplier of innovative technology in the form of remote processing systems for water treatment and control systems for water distribution in the cities of Tangier, Tetouan (near Tangier), Rabat and Kenitra (near Rabat). Energy Sector GAMESA, one of the largest producers of wind farms in the world, which successfully bid for the Tangier wind farm initiated by the Office National de l’Electricité (ONE), awarded a contract to Siemens via the Spanish company Global Energy Services S.A. (GES) for the electrical installations including the extension of the high voltage station with switchbays for two 225 kV power transformers and 33 kV medium-voltage switchgear. The wind farm will generate 140 MW of electricity, with an annual average output of 526.5 gigawatt-hours. It will supply the entire city of Tangier and its neighboring villages with electricity. Healthcare Sector Siemens was awarded several orders from government hospitals in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakesh for CATHLAB catheterization rooms. At the Rabat Government Hospital Siemens installed the first CATHLAB catheterization room in Morocco and a MAMMOMAT 3000 Nova, our analog mammography system for screening and diagnostics in high-volume patient facilities. A well-rounded team of more than 250 engineers, technicians and administrative experts enables Siemens Morocco to offer complex solutions that are precisely tailored to customers’ needs. The company maintains product management teams, project offices, workshops, laboratories and warehouses for this purpose. Siemens qualified staff is available for installation and commissioning and to provide training and customer service on location. Founded in 1956 under the name Siemens Maroc SARL, the company changed its name to Société Electrotechnique et de Télécommunications S.A. (SETEL) in 1973. After a change in the ownership structure that increased Siemens AG’s stake, the Moroccan company was renamed Siemens S.A. on October 1, 1999, and has since been included in the Siemens consolidated financial statements.
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