President Armen Sarkissian, who is Germany on official visit, visited today in Berlin the production unit of Siemens – one of the largest industrial and technological companies in Europe.
The President toured the gas turbine production unit, familiarized with the production process after which he met with the management.
Siemens is involved in major investment projects in Armenia in the area of energy: Together with the Italian Renco and Armpower companies, Siemens will carry out the construction and operation of a hydropower station in Yerevan working on gas turbines.
Superefficient gas turbines of Siemens will be used for the construction of a 250 megawatt power station. It is expected that the mentioned hydropower station will boost the considerably energy production capacities of Armenia.
At the meeting, the President was informed on the process of implementation of the project and the technologies used there.
President Sarkissian expressed confidence that innovative technologies of Siemens and application of its experience will play an important role in the efficient implementation of the project. In the President’s words, “The turbine itself is totally operated by new technologies. Thus, having modern turbines in Armenia and cooperating with Siemens, we can also think of new projects in the areas of IT, programming and can find other avenue for cooperation with Siemens.”
President Sarkissian expressed confidence that cooperation with Siemens will be lasting