Siemens Mobility and
Deutsche Bahn have jointly launched a groundbreaking project that takes public
transportation in Munich to a new level. As part of this pioneering
collaboration, modern S-Bahn trains have been developed to provide passengers
with an even more pleasant and efficient travel experience. The new S-Bahn
trains not only promise increased capacity but also set new standards in terms
of comfort, sustainability, and technology.
Siemens Mobility has received an order for 1,200 locomotives
of 9,000 horsepower (HP) from Indian Railways, marking the single largest
locomotive order in the history of Siemens Mobility and single largest order in
the history of Siemens India. Siemens Mobility will design, manufacture,
commission and test the locomotives. Deliveries are planned over an eleven-year
period, and the contract includes 35 years of full service maintenance.
delivers 90 Velaro
MS high-speed trains (ICE 3neo) for Deutsche Bahn. The first train of the
ICE 3neo fleet started passenger service on December 5, 2022, just two
and a half years after the first order.
As the energy sector
races to meet the deadlines of the Paris Agreement, Europe is currently facing
an energy crisis: possible gas shortages, enormous energy costs and the
challenge of keeping the grids stable even in uncertain times.
Grid operators everywhere are looking for the best strategic approach to
speeding up their energy transition towards sustainability while at the
same time ensuring stability. But where – and how – to start?
There is no time to
waste: The increasing complexity of managing electrical grids needs fast
and sustainable answers, from planning through operations to
maintenance. The key to managing this intricacy is the convergence of
operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT). By embracing
this new way of solving grid issues, power utilities are
able to turn complexity into competitive advantage – easy, fast and
Infrastructure is leading the change. To get a glimpse of the involved
technologies, and partners, visit us on ENLIT 2022 in Frankfurt, starting Nov
29th until Dec 1st.
As every year there
will be keynote speeches, HUB sessions, product presentations, and most
importantly: think tanks to enable participation when it comes to tackling the
most pressing energy issues.
Fraport AG, operator of the Frankfurt Airport, has commissioned Siemens, lead in a consortium with Max Bögl Group and Keolis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, to deliver a fully automated Airval people mover. The Airval will connect the Terminal 2 with the new Terminal 3 and the Station at Terminal 1. The line will be 5.6 kilometers long, and have two tracks and three stations. Siemens will deliver 12 fully automated two-car trains equipped with GoA4 Communication Based Train Control Trainguard MT CBTC, the trackwork equipment, the station platform doors, communication system, depot equipment and the power supply system. In addition, Siemens will take over the operation and maintenance of the system for five years with an option to extend service for another five years. The Airval system will be designed and developed at Siemens' Val world center of competence in Toulouse, France. The fully automated people mover is scheduled to begin service at the Frankfurt Airport in 2023.
Almost 10 billion
people will live on our planet by 2050, most of them in urban areas. About 40
percent of all energy used globally is consumed in buildings, and another one
third by industries. But resources are finite.
Resilient, adaptive, and efficient infrastructure, enabled by digitalization,
is key to sustainability. Taking action to tackle climate change and other
global sustainability issues is an urgency. With buildings and electrification
increasingly growing together and becoming more and more digitalized, they can
support the sustainable infrastructure transition and create more livable
At the Light +
Building 2022 trade fair, Siemens will showcase its vision of digitalization as
the key pillar of the infrastructure transition. Our motto at the show is
“Smart infrastructure is sustainable infrastructure”, outlining our innovations
that will make this possible.
Visit us at Light + Building 2022 in Frankfurt am
Main, October 2 - 6, in hall 11.0, B56.
(DB) and Siemens Mobility are driving forward the climate-friendly transition
in transport and are testing the use of hydrogen for rail for the first time.
The aim is to test a completely new overall system consisting of a newly
developed train and a newly designed filling station.
Siemens Mobility to install a 2,000 km state-of-the-art high-speed rail network that will connect 60 cities throughout the country with trains that can operate up to 230 km/h. The integrated system will create the 6ᵗʰ largest high-speed rail network in the world, and will provide 90% of Egyptians access to a modern, safe, and affordable transportation system. The fully electrified network will cut carbon emissions by 70% compared to current car or bus transport, further supporting Egypt’s efforts in transforming its mobility to a more sustainable one. Siemens Mobility will deliver 41 Velaro high-speed trains, 94 Desiro High Capacity regional train sets, and 41 Vectron freight locomotives. This contract also includes the development of eight depots and yards and 15 years of maintenance.
Siemens Mobility's Vectron locomotives are used for both freight and passenger service. During the development of the locomotive, the focus was on providing a future-proof design, investment security, environmental compatibility, fungibility, retrofitting capability and convertibility. The Vectron can be delivered as a purely electrical version for operating with alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) power systems as well as a multisystem (MS) variant in the power classes 5.2 MW, 5.6 MW and 6.4 MW. Along with the desired national train control system, the locomotives can also be equipped with the latest European Train Control System (ETCS). The locomotives are built in the Siemens Mobility plant in Munich-Allach, Germany. For freight transport in Germany, Siemens Mobility also offers the Smartron standard locomotive and the Vectron Dual Mode, a combination of diesel and electric locomotive.
Challenges and opportunities in the energy systems require a new smart, more adaptable grid infrastructure. Today, power grid operation is a complex task: Volatile power generation and multi-directional power flows from distributed, increasingly renewable sources and prosumers call for a smarter approach. With digital solutions that connect the physical and digital worlds we integrate intelligence across the energy value chain in systems and operations. We help connect grids, buildings, and industries enhancing efficiency and sustainability. We shape grids that are reliable and resilient, that integrate and manage renewables and that operate increasingly autonomous. These responsive grids support the sustainable energy transition, help provide affordable energy to society and our customers to stay competitive in an ever changing world. During Europe´s largest energy related trade show Enlit, which took place in Milan, Italy, Siemens presented its technological solutions to these challenges.