Siemens bid for Palma tram

SIEMENS CEO in Spain and southwestern Europe, Francisco Belil, expressed the German corporation’s interest in being a part of the proposed Palma tram. He promoted the machines manufactured by his company as “more comfortable, efficient and safe.” “They have an edge that distinguishes them from other competitors.”

They do not need the “over head power lines, thereby eliminating an aesthetic and practical nuisance when traveling through the historic areas.”

The Town Hall and Regional Government are currently in the preliminary stages. Belil confirmed that he would be maintaining contact with the politicians.

Siemens turns over some €60 million in the Balearic Islands through its three divisions; industry, energy and health. They first came to the islands in 1929 with the Soller Railway electrification.

The company’s strategy for the coming years means strengthening its presence in the three areas mentioned. “We believe there are significant business opportunities in areas like health, energy efficiency and urban mobility,” said Belil.

“These are projects that could improve the competitiveness of the islands and Siemens has the most innovative and sustainable solutions.”

The CEO also underlined the potential of wind energy on the islands, both at sea and on land.

“The new floating turbines open a range of possibilities in a community like this,” he said.

The company also expressed its interest in entering the travel industry to provide solutions in the electrical plan: fire systems, air conditioning and lighting energy optimization. As such, an international convention has been organized for Thursday May 19.

Customers from around the world are being invited to the presentation of the company’s solutions.

The German company is involved in the laying of electric cable that connects the peninsula with Mallorca through the construction of ground stations.


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