Siemens is investmenting $150 million in a new high-tech manufacturing plant located in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, to help power American data centers and critical infrastructure. The plant will produce electrical equipment and will enable accelerated growth of U.S. data centers, which is being driven by the exponential adoption of generative AI. It will also ensure secure operation of critical infrastructure.
The investment specifically supports long-term customers in the data center space, where demand is expected to grow by around 10 percent annually through 2030.
“There’s 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,” said Roland Busch, president and CEO of Siemens AG. “With this latest step, Siemens is delivering on its €2 billion (US$2.1 billion) global investment strategy for 2023 to boost growth, innovation and resilience.”
New projects create a total of around 1,700 jobs in the U.S.
As part of these investments, Siemens announced a $220 million investment in a new rail manufacturing facility in Lexington, N.C., earlier this year. Construction of this facility is now underway. In addition, the company is investing in two electrical-products manufacturing plants in Grand Prairie, Texas, and Pomona, Calif. The projects bring the overall investment in the U.S. this year to $510 million, which will create 1,700 jobs at Siemens as a result.
The new Fort Worth facility and the Grand Prairie and Pomona extensions will meet demand for the electrification of critical infrastructure. Production at the new facility in Fort Worth is expected to start in 2024, gearing up for full operations in 2025. The factory will be built and operated using Siemens manufacturing tools, including digital twin technology and high-tech automation to ensure the highest quality, efficiency and sustainability levels. The Siemens Xcelerator portfolio will be used to capture and analyze data from the shopfloor on production and product performance in real time.