Siemens To Invest $150M in New Electrical Equipment Plant in Fort Worth To Help Meet AI-Driven Data Center Growth

Munich, Germany-based Siemens is also investing in an electrical products manufacturing plant in Grand Prairie, as part of a $510 million overall investment in U.S. manufacturing for critical infrastructure in 2023.

Munich, Germany-based Siemens announced Friday that it’s investing $150 million in a new high-tech manufacturing plant in Fort Worth “to help power American data centers and critical infrastructure.”

The plant, located at 7200 Harris Legacy Drive at Fort Worth’s Carter Park East, will produce “state-of-the-art reliable and efficient electrical equipment” to enable the accelerated growth of U.S. data centers. Much of that growth, Siemends noted, is being driven by “the exponential adoption of generative AI.”

Siemens said the plant will also ensure “secure operation of critical infrastructure” for long-term customers in the data center space, with demand expected to grow by around 10% annually through 2030.

Production at the new Fort Worth facility is slated to begin in 2024, gearing up for full operations in 2025.

Roland Busch, president and CEO of Siemens AG, said that there has “never been a better time to invest in critical electrical infrastructure and green mobility to support the backbone of America’s economy.”

“The hardware and software we offer—produced through our expanded U.S. manufacturing presence—will ensure that growing industries can meet demand while continuing to make progress in decarbonizing operations,” Busch added in a statement. “With this latest step, Siemens is delivering on its €2 billion global investment strategy for 2023 to boost growth, innovation and resilience.”

Part of more than $500M in Siemens U.S. investments in 2023

Siemens said the Fort Worth plant is just part of more than $500 million in investments that it’s making in U.S. manufacturing for critical infrastructure in 2023.

Earlier this year, the company announced a $220 million investment in a new rail manufacturing facility in Lexington, North Carolina.

The company is also investing in two electrical products manufacturing plants, one in the DFW suburb of Grand Prairie and one in Pomona, California.

The company said the projects bring its overall investment in the U.S. this year to $510 million, and will result in the creation of 1,700 jobs at Siemens.

A ‘booming demand’ for electrification

Siemens said the new Fort Worth plant—and the Grand Prairie and Pomona extensions—will “meet booming demand for the electrification of critical infrastructure,” including data centers, battery plants, semiconductor facilities and EV charging.

The Fort Worth factory will be built and operated using Siemens advanced manufacturing tools, including digital twin technology and high-tech automation to ensure the highest quality, efficiency, and sustainability levels, Siemens said. The Siemens Xcelerator portfolio will be used to capture and analyze data from the shopfloor on production and product performance in real time.

Siemens also has a large presence in the Dallas suburb of Plano, which is the headquarters home of Siemens Digital Industries Software.

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