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Siemens to build new $5m facility in Adelaide

Siemens has confirmed it will build a facility in the new Tonsley Park industry hub in Adelaide.

AAP reports that the new centre, which will cost the company $5 million, would be expected to employ 35 workers.

Siemens will move from its current Lonsdale site, where 20 people are currently employed. As such, the new facility is expected to create 15 new jobs.

The new plant will mainly be for the repair and maintenance of turbines used in the oil and gas sector.

As Perth Now reports, the new Tonsley industrial precinct is the site of the former Mitsubishi car plant. Siemens will join Flinders University and TAFE SA at the new site.

According to Siemens vice-president of energy David Pryke, the new facility will measure 2500sqm and the company will have the space to expand and double that size in future.

The redevelopment of the Tonsley industrial precinct follows the March 2012 release of a masterplan for the site by the South Australian government.

Commenting on the site, Premier Jay Weatherill said, "This is very much, for us, part of a plan to transform an existing manufacturing base in South Australia to an advanced manufacturing base."

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