diesel, less CO2, even greener: DB Cargo is renewing its fleet of shunting and
mainline locomotives and is procuring new Vectron Dual Mode dual-power
locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The framework agreement comprises up to 400
vehicles and investment volume corresponds to well over one billion Euros.
of the type Vectron Dual Mode will be delivered with specific adaptations for
the range of applications planned by DB Cargo. The locomotives can be operated
both with diesel and electric power.
first instance, DB Cargo will order 100 locomotives of the class 248. Delivery
will start in 2023.
Every plant or asset is documented in data. All this data and information is scattered across various platforms and various formats. It is not contextualized nor is it easily accessible. It is simply not data you can rely on. That is where PlantSight comes in. PlantSight consolidates the assets of a plant, by bringing together different types of data (1D, 2D, or 3D) from different sources into a single source of truth.
The German operator
Bremer Straßenbahn AG (BSAG) has ordered a new tram fleet for the Free
Hanseatic City. The order is for 77 Avenio trams. The four-section trains are
to be delivered step by step for service in Bremen's tram network beginning in
the summer of 2020. On August 30, the "Nordlicht" was presented online.
Around 10.400 young men and women worldwide – thereof around 7,300 in Germany – are currently enrolled in training or two-track programs at Siemens, making the industrial company one of the largest most innovative private providers of such programs in the world. Due to the great success of the German model, Siemens is increasingly offering two-track training, which combines theory and practice, to young people in countries outside Germany, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South Africa, India and the UK. These programs offer instruction in a wide range of commercial and, above all, technical fields. Courses are constantly being updated in a targeted fashion to prepare young people for the challenges of the future.Since the training year 2017, Siemens has integrated relevant digitalization topics, such as data analytics, software development and data security, in the company's curricula for all its apprenticeship and work-study programs. Didactic and methodological teaching approaches were also revised to accommodate the digital transformation of the programs’ training content and of the occupational subject matter.
“Occupational training is foundational for our company’s future. One clear focus of our training program is on the responsible use of digital technologies, which are bringing enormous change to the working world and to society. For years now, we’ve been continuously adapting our training programs to new requirements, to digital content and to agile teaching methods in order to keep pace with these changes. In this way, we can ensure that our trainees are well prepared for the future,” said Thomas Leubner, who heads the company’s Learning and Education department.
The success of the training system is also shown by the International Tech Apprenticeship@Siemens (ITA@S) program, which was established in 2012, back then under the name Europeans@Siemens. Young people are being sent to Berlin by the Siemens Regional Companies in their respective countries for dual educational training. In the past few years, however, an increasing number of participants have come from countries outside Europe. Consequently, the program now has a new name: ITA@S.
Since the start of the vocational training in Berlin in 1891 more than 165,000 people have undergone training with Siemens in Germany alone.
Siemens is also blazing new trails when it comes to recruiting trainees. In its “MINTfluencer” social-media campaign, short video clips star Siemens trainees as influencers. The campaign name is a word play on “MINT,” which is the German equivalent of science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM).
Beginning in 2022, DB
will expand its mainline fleet with 30 new high-speed trains. Deutsche Bahn has
awarded the billion-euro order to Siemens Mobility. DB called for tenders at
the end of 2019 when the federal government announced it would be reducing the
value-added tax on mainline rail tickets as of the beginning of 2020.
With the commissioning of BorWin3, Siemens has handed over the fifth North Sea grid connection to its customer TenneT. After completion of successful test runs, the German/Dutch grid operator accepted the project. Siemens was responsible for the grid connection system including an onshore converter station. The grid connections HelWin1 and HelWin2, BorWin2, SylWin1, and BorWin3 – for which Siemens supplied all the technology for direct current transmission – are thus now in commercial operation and are transmitting power. Siemens was awarded the contract for BorWin3 in the spring of 2014. Being the fifth North Sea grid connection, it provides power to over a million German households. Siemens won the orders for the grid connections DolWin6 and BorWin5 in July 2017 and August 2020, respectively. They are scheduled to go into operation in 2023 and 2025. A total of about seven million households will be supplied with electricity generated from wind power via these seven links.
Clean electricity for up to one million Scottish households
is leading the market for the grid connection of offshore wind power
In a world’s first, Siemens Energy is connecting
three Offshore Transformer Modules® (OTM®), its range of AC offshore substation
platforms, and will transmit the power generated from the 950MW Moray East
Offshore Windfarm project, located 22km off the Aberdeenshire coast in Scotland.
Siemens and the Munich transport corporation (MVG) presented the first
of the new C2 series trains to the public in Munich. This jointly
unveiled train will be followed by 20 more by the year 2015, for a total
of 126 new metro cars. This order marks the biggest purchase of rolling
stock in the history of the Munich Underground.
Engineering excellence meets athletic excellence: Beginning with the start of the new 2017/2018 sports season and continuing for a period of three years, Siemens will be an official "Performance Partner" for FC Bayern Munich and FC Bayern Basketball. With forward-looking solutions and digital products, Siemens will not only be supporting FC Bayern Munich in the area of sports, but also in the area of technology. As part of this partnership, the use of Siemens technology is to be further increased – for example at the Allianz Arena and the Audi Dome, in administrative buildings and at the training facilities on Säbener Street in Munich. In addition, software- und cloud-based services for FC Bayern Munich in the areas of power engineering, building technology and safety-and-security technology, intelligent mobility solutions for local public transportation and traffic management systems play a key role in the cooperation agreement. In this way, Siemens will be bringing to play its full range of expertise and innovative power for FC Bayern and its fans along the entire value chain of electrification, automation and digitalization.
The breath-taking rise of Bangkok to become a leading business center in Asia created a basic challenge for the city to ensure the mobility of millions of people. Before 1999, people used to take a bus, motorcycle or taxi for almost 80 per cent of their daily travel needs. This created congestion in large parts of Bangkok's infrastructure, making traffic jams a daily occurrence. The travel speed in downtown Bangkok was usually less than ten kilometers per hour. This not only affected the mobility of the commuters but had also an impact on the quality of life. Without a working rapid transit and mainline traffic concept, Thailand's capital was bound to grind to a standstill.