Siemens and UNE agree to modernise energy infrastructure in Cuba
19 July 2016
German engineering company Siemens and Cuban state-owned utility Unión
Eléctrica (UNE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to
upgrade the energy infrastructure of the country.
Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will carry out the
development of power generation, transmission, and distribution
projects, as well as services within the renewable energy and automation
sectors. Siemens will also be responsible to deliver generating
technology to existing and upcoming power plant projects in Cuba.
Siemens' power and gas division CEO Willi Meixner said: "With this
important agreement, we consolidate our commitment and partnership with
"We will assist and support Cuba and their people on the development of
a sustainable and modern electricity system to ensure the country's
economic and social development."
The new MoU helps build a closer and improved technical cooperation
between Germany and the Cuban state in energy-related matters.
The two companies intend to encourage knowledge transfer initiatives to
share examples of successful projects in different parts across the
world. Siemens has already started carrying out several training
activities for UNE in Cuba and the future programme of the engineering
company will also include trainings in Germany, Mexico, and other places
The agreement is part of a goal set by the Cuban Ministry of Energy and
Mines to modernise the electricity system to supply a reliable and
cost-effective energy to the country. It also aims to introduce
renewable energy generation supply for the more than 11 million people
Source: Siemens and UNE agree to modernise energy infrastructure in Cuba
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