Siemens Lands $100M Contract for MGM Mirage Automation

LAS VEGAS & NEW YORK -- MGM MIRAGE has awarded Siemens a $100 million contract to provide technologies and services for the construction and renovation of Project CityCenter, a multi-billion dollar mixed-use urban development project in the heart of Las Vegas. Construction is expected to be completed in fall 2009.

"This is an important project for the city of Las Vegas and the millions of visitors who will make CityCenter a vacation destination," said George Nolen, CEO and president of Siemens Corporation. "Siemens is a primary technology partner for many public and private facilities, including stadiums, entertainment complexes, hospitals and campuses. We understand the specifications of sophisticated projects like CityCenter and by bundling technologies can develop tailored systems that enable maximum flexibility and efficiency."

Siemens will provide building technologies, electrical distribution and control, energy conservation consulting and lighting technologies. At the request of the MGM group, Siemens also will assist in the project's Green building efforts by designing environmental operating system specifically for CityCenter. For example, Siemens will provide advanced water treatment system, power generation technology and lighting to assist MGM in acquiring a USGBC LEED Silver rating. Other possible infrastructure solutions and services could include VOIP systems, wireless systems, baggage handling and even a light rail system.

"MGM MIRAGE selected Siemens because of the company's successful track record building other large-scale complexes throughout the U.S. with the most advanced technologies," said Terry Lanni, CEO of MGM MIRAGE. "Siemens understands our ambitious vision for CityCenter as a unique development where people can live, work and play. Together with our other partners, we are confident Siemens' technologies will make CityCenter a state-of-the-art showcase property for MGM MIRAGE."

In 2003, Siemens helped build Reliant Park in Houston, a $750 million construction project, supplying and integrating building automation, fire/life safety, security, enterprise-wide telecommunications and network systems, and electrical distribution and control for four new facilities on the 300-acre campus. Siemens also provided X-ray equipment and the Metro Light Rail rapid transit system connecting Reliant Park with downtown Houston.