Siemens servicing depot opens in Qatar
New 46,000m2 facility at Ras Laffan will reduce service waiting times
Siemens has announced that it has signed an agreement with Qatar-based manufacturing and servicing company Manweir to service equipment used in the oil & gas market.
Manweir has opened a new 46,000m2 facility at the Ras Laffan industrial area 80 km north of Doha, which will be used to service and maintain compressors and steam turbines used in the power and oil & gas sectors.
Siemens said that the new centre will reduce service times for local customers and strengthen its presence in the emirate.
“Our agreement with Manweir will help reduce service times for a wide range of compressors and industrial steam turbines,” said Hamad Al Khayyat, general manager of the company's oil & gas division in Qatar.
“Providing rapid response and fast turnaround of on and off-site repairs will enable our customers in Qatar to keep both planned and unplanned downtime to a minimum.”
The centre will contain a maintenance workshop area, a training facility and areas for equipment storage.
“This step is further testament to our commitment to Qatar and the importance of being closer to our customers,” said Siemens Qatar CEO Bernhard Fonseka. “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.”