Siemens Chooses Pittsburgh for Expansion

September 25, 2001 by Jeff Shepard

Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. (Orlando, FL) announced that it has selected the Pittsburgh area for the expansion of its stationary fuel cell business. Siemens Westinghouse selected a 22-acre site for its 430,000sqft manufacturing facility in Allegheny County.

Siemens Westinghouse's new facility will be built in phases starting with 180,000sqft of manufacturing and office space in 2003 and growing to 430,000sqft by 2006. Initial employment at the facility will be approximately 150 people and will expand as the business grows to 450 to 500 people.

"After considering all the factors, we decided that the Pittsburgh area is best for the long-term future success of our business," said Thomas Voigt, president of Siemens Westinghouse's Stationary Fuel Cells Division.