Siemens recently signed an $11.8 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to implement facility upgrades to enhance energy efficiency and reliability at the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC) in Lima, Ohio.

The project includes a guarantee by Siemens that improvements at the facility will save approximately $20 million or 1.4 million British thermal units over the 15-year performance period. JSMC, which restores and repairs armored vehicles, is owned by the Army but operated by General Dynamics Land Systems.

The project is designed to reduce JSMC and the Army Materiel Command's energy consumption for the 2017 calendar year and help strengthen their energy security. Siemens will cover the cost for the efficiency improvements, and the facility will pay it back over time from cost savings generated by those improvements.

"Siemens has helped many U.S. Army installations become more energy efficient, and the company is proud to be chosen by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as the first energy services company to perform at a government-owned and contractor-operated Army site," said Barbara Humpton, president and CEO of Siemens Government Technologies Inc. "We take seriously our commitment to execute in this more complicated environment."

The highlights of the Siemens effort include upgraded lighting, repair and replacement of existing steam traps and insulation, building envelope upgrades that will extend the life of existing roofs, and compressed air system and water system upgrades for increased reliability and efficiency.

"We are proud to embark on this new project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and help the organization reach its sustainability goals," said Dave Hopping, president of Siemens' North American-based Building Technologies Division. "This collaboration is a great example of how leveraging an energy savings performance contract can enable sustainable improvements while saving taxpayer dollars."

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