24 February 2016, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Siemens has reiterated its long term commitment focused on Public-Private Partnership in the energy sector in Nigeria.
The commitment was made by the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Nigeria, Mrs. Onyeche Tifase, during the launch of the company’s inaugural Forum for Power and Gas Customers in Nigeria.
She explained that Siemens through the forum will continue its long term focus on Public-Private Partnerships for the development of Independent power plants, IPPs, and provision of its associated services for such development to Siemens customers.
Through the forum, Tisafe said, Siemens will promote its in-country service capabilities in the oil and gas, utilities and manufacturing sectors.
“We will explore sector growth through delivery of turnkey captive/embedded distributed generation and LGT power plant solutions,” Tisafe added.
“Siemens has successfully delivered solutions for power generation, transmission and distribution for over 160 years across more than 190 countries.
“Our main objective here today is to determine how these solutions can be adapted to our peculiar situation here in Nigeria given our 45 year history in Nigeria.
“We will however use this opportunity to reintroduce and highlight core aspects of our portfolio that distinguish Siemens with regards to our capability to provide efficient and competitive solutions through leading edge electrification, project financing and service capabilities and technology.
“Siemens strongly supports local content with a focus on closer customer repositioning, first response, after sales support, project financing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR),” Tisafe said.
Speaking on CSR, Mr. Andreas Pistauer, Senior Vice President Sales (Africa), Siemens AG stated: “We want to extend, build and have partnerships with Nigeria and are here to promote innovation through our local footprint. Our Port Harcourt One-Service Centre is a key example of how we are investing in delivering high-end after-sales services to clients using local staff, modern facilities and advanced equipment.”