Siemens make real contributions in strategic sectors
The Government of Indonesia is committed to further boost local content in strategic government projects and to strengthen the nation’s industrial capacity. As a preferred technology partner for Indonesia in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, Siemens is committed to support localization and boost the strategic role of Indonesia in the global supply chain.
To help the country meet its goals of infrastructure development, Siemens is working on further extending its competencies – and its footprint – in the country. Most recently, Siemens signed a cooperation agreement between Siemens and Doosan for Jawa 9 & 10 Coal-Fired Power Plant Projects.
Another successful milestone was also reached between Siemens and the state-owned company Barata for the development and upgrade of Sugar Mills in East Java. The third project showcase is in Digitalization wherein Siemens and PT Sumberdaya Sewatama entered into strategic partnership in Digital Energy Services using the Siemens cloud-based open IOT operating system, MindSphere.
Recently, Siemens also announced a joint-venture for power transformers to serve the Indonesian market with Trafoindo. The joint venture will create jobs for around 200 people in the initial phase with an annual capacity of approximately 200 units. The company will cover the manufacturing of trnsformer, selling mainly medium power transformers, for public utilities, independent power producers, renewable and industrial applications in Indonesia. It is expected to be able to meet regional demand in the future.
“Siemens is also strongly supporting Indonesia’s goal of upskilling and reskilling the local workforce in order to prepare the country for future challenges and needs. As a key collaboration partner, Siemens is implementing TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) programs at selected public and private institutions in the country. We regard these TVET programs for human resources as a key ingredient for the future competitiveness and innovational power of Indonesia,” stated Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, Germany, during his visit to Jakarta.
“We expect that, per-year, a total of up to 130 students will take part during the pilot phase, which would then further be scaled up. The plan also include setting up of digitization labs at universities,” stated Prakash Chandran, President Director and CEO, PT Siemens Indonesia.
Furthermore, Siemens has donated 150,000 euros to alleviate the immense suffering of the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters that struck Central Sulawesi. In part, Siemens will continue to support the Indonesian government in the restoration phase of electrical and healthcare infrastructure of the affected areas in Central Sulawesi.