Earlier today, I was pleased to bring some good news to City Hall in Houston: Siemens has opened a new Oil & Gas Headquarters in the ‘Energy Capital of the World.’
I had the privilege of discussing this new headquarters during a meeting with Houston Mayor Annise Parker (who, like many people in Houston, has worked in the energy industry). During our meeting, I told her a little bit about how Siemens is expanding both its presence in Houston and its portfolio with the purchase of Rolls-Royce Energy last year, and our pending acquisition of Dresser-Rand.
The Oil & Gas Headquarters that opened today marks the latest milestone in Siemens’ long history in Houston, where we have about 2,000 employees. We’re already an active corporate citizen and technology partner to the city, and I expressed to the Mayor our desire to continue that positive relationship.
Over the past year, Siemens has taken steps to fortify its position in the oil & gas industry – and Houston of course is the place to be. This new location is critical for our long-term growth, bringing us closer to upstream, midstream and downstream customers.
Siemens’ technologies are ready to help write the next chapter of growth in the oil & gas industry. Our expertise in automation, electrical systems, data analytics, and service combined with our portfolio, uniquely positions us as the most complete, end-to-end rotating equipment and process automation provider in the market today.
As part of our full spectrum of offerings, the Oil & Gas Headquarters will also be home to our Oil & Gas and Marine Business Unit. Late last year, to make ourselves stronger, faster and more efficient, we rolled our oil & gas and marine businesses into one. The result is a newfound ability to leverage ‘crossover technologies’ commonly used in both sectors.
This is an exciting time for Siemens. We’re proud of our history in Houston – and the opening of this new Oil & Gas Headquarters takes an important step toward driving growth in the future.