Global technology company Siemens has started construction works for its new Bolivia energy service and training centre, as part of a commitment to support efforts for improving electricity access in the country.

Spread across 9,200m2 of land space, the new site is located at the Parque Industrial Latinoamericano (PILAT) in the city of Warnes. The centre will provide Siemens’ specialised high-tech traditional and digital services to energy customers in Bolivia and South America.

It will also function as a hub for servicing power equipment installed in the South America region.

Siemens Power Generation Services Global CEO Tim Holt said: “A sustainable and reliable power supply is vital to enabling economic prosperity in Bolivia.

“As demand for energy increases, this new service centre, with its advanced digital operations and state-of-the-art monitoring, will serve as a catalyst for maintaining and optimising performance at power facilities across the country and throughout South America.”

“A sustainable and reliable power supply is vital to enabling economic prosperity in Bolivia.”

For the Bolivia energy service and training centre, Siemens is investing more than $23m and is expected to employ nearly 130 people.

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The centre will feature Siemens’ advanced remote monitoring and diagnostics, data analytics, parts supply, engineering expertise and project management as well as a specialised classroom.

Siemens’ Fleet Centre Solutions will allow remote monitoring of power generation assets across the country.

Under a between Siemens and Bolivia’s Energy Ministry, Siemens is providing its power generation technology to three combined cycle power plants in Bolivia, namely Termoeléctrica del Sur, Termoeléctrica de Warnes, and Termoeléctrica Entre Ríos.