Siemens to support South Africa's energy infrastructure
13 July 2009
Siemens' infrastructure solutions will support its partners in South Africa to ensure the 2010 World Cup is a success, the company has stated.
Siegfried Russwurm is a member of the firm's managing board and made this comment after it was announced the business had received orders of around €1 billion for projects in the country.
Most of the deals are connected to expanding South Africa's energy infrastructure and some of the contributions will go towards power generation and transmission.
"Long after the World Cup is over, the solutions we're providing in South Africa will continue to bring sustainable improvements in the quality of people's lives," remarked Mr Russwurm.
"The products will support the further development of the economy and enhance environmental protection."
He concluded the development of power supplies is one of the most urgent challenges facing the continent.
Siemens will also participate in the improvement of healthcare services and traffic management solutions.
The firm is based in Germany with a 160-year history.