The facility covers an area of 10,000 square meters, and Siemens said it has invested more than EUR10m in the refurbishment of a building in which new process equipment will be developed and manufactured.

The new research and development center will be part of the Power Electronics Center in Trondheim, which focuses on development, engineering and production of subsea grid equipment, drilling and marine propulsion systems, and tailor-made converter systems.

Trondheim will be the headquarters for subsea activities within the Siemens oil and gas division, the company said.