Siemens celebrates 30 years in Vietnam

August 18, 2023 | 15:17
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Siemens held an Appreciation Dinner on August 16 in Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary since its establishment in Vietnam and to express its sincere gratitude to its Vietnamese partners for their unwavering support and trust in the company over the past three decades

The event was also an opportunity for Siemens to re-emphasise its commitment to support Vietnam as it improves and upgrades its smart infrastructure, digital transformation, and economic sustainability.

“We are proud to have made a remarkable contribution to Vietnam’s urban infrastructure and socioeconomic development over the past three decades, transforming the everyday for millions of customers and partners as their businesses become more competitive, profitable, and sustainable. As we enter a new decade in Vietnam, we look forward to accelerating the country’s progress towards a greener future,” said Matthias Rebellius, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of Smart Infrastructure, at the event.

Siemens celebrates 30 years in Vietnam

Siemens has a strong presence in Vietnam and is a major player in many of Vietnam’s key infrastructure sectors, ranging from energy, healthcare, and manufacturing; to buildings, water, and transportation.

The company has contributed extensively to the development of Vietnam's energy sector, ensuring stable energy supply for Vietnam by participating in many important power projects ranging from fossil fuel to wind and solar. Power plants using Siemens gas turbines, such as the Phu My 3, Ca Mau 1&2, and Nhon Trach 2 combined cycle power plants, are among the most efficient in Vietnam, with more than 95 per cent reliability. Siemens has also helped energise the largest solar power plant in Vietnam, Trung Nam – Thuan Nam. The solar power project is expected to contribute about one billion kWh of electricity to the national grid each year.

In healthcare, Siemens Healthineers' diagnostic imaging systems contribute significantly to improving the quality of service for Vietnamese people. Some examples include the supply of advanced diagnostic imaging solutions to Can Tho Stroke International Services and the installation of a total lab automation system designed to power end-to-end diagnostic testing and increase workflow efficiency to Cho Ray Hospital.

Siemens’ automation and digitalisation solutions help Vietnamese customers in water treatment, food and beverage, paper, cement, machinery, chemical, metal, and other industries to significantly enhance their productivity, energy efficiency, and competitiveness. For instance, Siemens’ SIMOCRANE Crane Management System enables Saigon Newport – the biggest container port in Vietnam – to maximise its productivity, thus reducing vessel loading time remarkably.

Siemens also actively supports Vietnam in its digital transformation journey and embracing 'Industry 4.0'. Siemens’ Digital Enterprise portfolio has assisted Vinfast in fulfilling its ambition of building the first Made in Vietnam vehicle in record time, while Thuy Nguyen 220kV substation is the first 220kV digital substation in Vietnam equipped with Siemens Process Bus technology, enabling it to provide a more secure, efficient, flexible, and intelligent electricity supply.

Sustainability is a key part of Siemens’ strategy, and deeply embedded in the company’s activities. This is evidenced by its innovative solutions that make electricity generation, buildings, and factories more energy efficient and sustainable. Siemens’ Combined Cycle Power technology helps Vietnam reduce CO2 emissions by nearly five million tonnes, while its building technology has enabled customers to achieve energy savings of between 20 and 30 per cent.

In particular, Siemens’ building management system has helped the German House in Ho Chi Minh City become one of the greenest and most energy-efficient office buildings in Vietnam. Siemens also supplies technology to local manufacturers of components used in VinFast’s electric buses, thereby contributing to a greener urban environment.

Siemens celebrates 30 years in Vietnam
Siemens ASEAN & Vietnam President & CEO Pham Thai Lai

“Siemens is privileged to have grown with Vietnam over the last 30 years, doing our part to help build this country and support it to become one of the most dynamic emerging countries in Asia. We are thankful for the cooperation and support from our many stakeholders, including the Vietnamese and German governments, our partners, customers, and suppliers, as well as very dedicated employees,” said Siemens ASEAN and Vietnam president and CEO Pham Thai Lai.

“We are committed to strengthening our presence in Vietnam and continue to support Vietnam in its digital transformation journey and sustainable development,” Lai added.

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