The Alberta government says the German multinational engineering and electronics giant, Siemens, will establish its Canadian energy headquarters in Calgary.
The province says in a release that the headquarters will manage Siemens’ Canadian energy business portfolio, including renewable energy and clean technologies.
“Siemens has played a significant role in Alberta’s growth for more than 30 years, especially in Edmonton and Calgary where our Light Rail Transit solutions have helped move residents in a sustainable way,” says Robert Hardt, President and CEO, Siemens Canada. “When I met with Premier Redford during the 2012 Olympics in London, we discussed working together further and reaffirmed a mutual interest for Siemens and Alberta to increase competitiveness thorough innovation. The MOU will help identify future opportunities for technological collaboration and we look forward to contributing to Alberta’s innovation system.”
“On a global level Siemens sees a great deal of opportunity in Canada, especially related to resources and sustainability,” says Peter Solmssen, Member to the Managing Board, Siemens AG. “Our Siemens portfolio uniquely addresses these opportunities. Today’s signing formalizes a working relationship that demonstrates the spirit of innovation Siemens and the province of Alberta share.”
The government says the company will work to strengthen its engineering capacity in Alberta under a memorandum of understanding signed with the province.
Siemens currently has offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray.