Siemens has broken ground on a new 75,000-sq.ft. (7000-m2) facility in Lincoln, UK. Located next to Siemens’ existing Teal Park overhaul facility, the new Global Service Operations Center will improve efficiency by having everything in close proximity, such as spare parts, turbine engine units, tooling, and safety equipment, the company said. The building is expected to be completed January 2018, with around 40 employees and current activities moving to the new site by Spring 2018.
“We have been at Teal Park for four years and, in line with the original plan, we are in the process of launching development of a new Global Service Operations Center,” said Steve Middlebrough, Head of Manufacturing, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd. “We consider Lincolnshire to be an excellent place to do business and the continued growth of the city, University, and local infrastructure provide a talent pipeline which helps to sustain our business and contribute to the prosperity of the wider Lincolnshire community.”
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd., based in Lincoln, designs, manufactures, and services a range of small and medium industrial gas turbines (5 to 15 MW) for use in the oil and gas industry, power generation, and mechanical drive applications.
“Our largest engine, the SGT-400, has been designed and produced in Lincoln since 2000,” said Ian Amos, Portfolio Manager for Siemens in Lincoln. “It is capable of producing enough energy to power 25,000 homes for a year. This February, we celebrated the production of the 400th SGT-400, a product that has stood the test of time successfully. When the massive Hurricane Sandy plunged more than 250,000 New York City households into darkness in 2012, some 60,000 other residents still had electricity and heating thanks to our SGT-400. This is an example of where security of supply is crucial and our mission to provide power for our worldwide customers is proudly served. Made in Lincoln, powering the world.”
According to Siemens, the move is part of a long-term plan to optimize the business by consolidating its service and storage in one site at Teal Park in Lincoln. The new facility will enable Siemens to relocate its small gas turbine parts and engine storage currently located at a site elsewhere in Lincoln to the Teal Park campus.
In addition to the new development, Siemens will also purchase the original 11 acre Siemens’ Feilden House site on the Teal Park industrial estate. The total cost of investment in the new development and the purchase of the original site will be around US$45 million.
“Lincoln is a great place to invest for our business,” said Neil Corner, Managing Director, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Limited. “We are aiming to further improve our customer responsiveness and optimize our infrastructure to be ready for future growth with this investment.”