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Siemens strengthens Middle East presence with new headquarters at Masdar City

“The opening of the new Siemens regional headquarters at Masdar City is testament to our unwavering commitment to the UAE and the Middle East,” said Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens Middle East and UAE. “After more than 150 years in the region, we are proud to achieve another important milestone in the company’s history. With our new headquarters, we strive to serve our customers even better and enrich our contribution to the development of the region’s youth and societies to meet the needs of the future.”
One of the world’s most sustainable cities, Masdar City is on a mission to discover a “greenprint” for how cities can accommodate for denser populations, while reducing waste as well as energy and water consumption.
“Siemens’ presence as an anchor tenant marks a significant step forward in Masdar City’s growth as a leading global model of sustainable design and modern urban planning,” said H.E Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE minister of state and CEO of Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. “This LEED Platinum certified building demonstrates that resource efficiency can be cost competitive in our market and represents the standard of buildings that need to be more widely adopted across the UAE and the region.”
Designed by acclaimed architects Sheppard Robson International, the Siemens headquarters is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the region. Its design, sustainable building materials and energy-saving technologies reduce energy con-sumption by almost 50 percent, compared to conventional buildings of the same size. Raised in the air, the building provides a generous, naturally shaded public space for parts of Masdar City. Based on the concept of a ‘box within a box,’ the structure has a highly insulated, airtight inner facade designed to reduce thermal conductivity, and a lightweight aluminum external shading system, which minimizes solar gain while maximizing daylight and views from the building. Integrated Building Technologies from Siemens ensure that energy supply is correspondent to demand, facilitating efficient use of resources.
Siemens installed a number of fully integrated Building Technologies, including an Advanced Building Management System to enable increased energy efficiency and optimal savings to operational costs. The building, located in the heart of Masdar City with 18,000 square meters of office space, has also been fitted with the latest Siemens Security Systems as well as Fire Alarm and Gas Suppression and Lighting Control and Management technologies. Siemens has leased an area of 12,000 square meters. To date, the building has won 16 prestigious awards, including the MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards 2012 in the Offices Category and the International Property Award Winners - Arabia 2012 for Best Office Architec-ture.
The opening ceremony was attended by board members from Siemens AG, includ-ing Michael Suess and Roland Busch, underlining their commitment to the UAE and the region. Dr. Al Jaber, shareholders of Siemens in the UAE and key customers were also present. Employees have started moving into the new building, which will accommodate close to 800 staff and meet the company’s future growth needs. In addition to the new Abu Dhabi premises, Siemens has major operations in Dubai at The Galleries in Downtown Jebel Ali with approximately 800 office staff.
The new headquarter building is a reflection of the long-standing relationship between Siemens and the UAE government. The company’s strategic partnership with Masdar extends far beyond the opening of a new office and is in line with Abu Dha-bi’s National Vision 2030, a long-term roadmap to achieve economic progress for the emirate. The two companies are focused on driving regional and global projects in areas of energy efficiency and sustainability, while investing in training and educa-tional initiatives in favor of advancing human and economic development.​

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About Masdar
Masdar is Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company advancing the development, commercialisation and deployment of clean energy technologies and solutions. The company serves as a link between today’s fossil fuel economy and the energy economy of the future. Wholly owned by the Mubadala Development Company PJSC, the strategic investment company of the Government of Abu Dhabi, Masdar is dedicated to the Emirate’s long-term vision for the future of energy.
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations. Further information is available on the Internet at


Ms. Heba Abd El-Hamid

Siemens AG