EDMONTON—Siemens AG announced today that Calgary will be the home of its new Canadian Energy Headquarters.
The company has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the province for research and development purposes, with the goal of “accelerating technology commercialization in Alberta’s economy.”
“On a global level Siemens sees a great deal of opportunity in Canada, especially related to resources and sustainability,” said Peter Solmssen, member to the managing board, Siemens AG.
Siemens executives made this decision after meeting with Premier Alison Redford during the London 2012 Olympics.
“Siemens has played a significant role in Alberta’s growth for more than 30 years, especially in Edmonton and Calgary where our Light Rail Transit solutions have helped move residents in a sustainable way,” said Robert Hardt, president and CEO of Siemens Canada. “When I met with Premier Redford during the 2012 Olympics in London, we discussed working together further and reaffirmed a mutual interest for Siemens and Alberta to increase competitiveness through innovation.”
Siemens has offices in Calgary, Edmonton and Fort McMurray.
“This agreement builds a stronger relationship with a company that’s an acknowledged world leader in technologies for sustainable industries,” said Thomas Lukaszuk, Alberta’s deputy premier and minister of enterprise and advanced education.