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.
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.
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.
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. The first Vectron was delivered in 2012. Siemens Mobility has sold over 1,000 Vectrons to date to a total of 49 customers. The Vectron fleet has accumulated more than 300 million kilometers of service so far. The locomotives are currently certified for operation in 19 countries. 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.
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.
Shifting freight transport to rail has its limitations. Therefore, a share of this transport will need to be carried out by trucks that combine reliable service with minimum environmental impact. The eHighway system is twice as efficient as conventional internal combustion engines. This Siemens Mobility innovation supplies trucks with power from an overhead contact line. This reduces local air pollution and contributes significantly to the decarbonization of the transport sector.
At the Munich Security Conference 2018, Siemens and eight partners from industry signed the first joint charter for greater cybersecurity. Initiated by Siemens, the Charter of Trust calls for binding rules and standards to build trust in cybersecurity and further advance digitalization. Since 2018, the Charter of Trust has grown to 16 members. In addition to Siemens and the Munich Security Conference, the signatories include AES, Airbus, Allianz, Atos, Cisco, Daimler, Dell Technologies, Deutsche Telekom, IBM, NXP, SGS, Total and TÜV Süd.
In addition, the German Federal Office for Information Security, the CCN National Cryptologic Center of Spain and the Graz University of Technology in Austria have joined the charter as associate members. On February 19, 2019, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) signed a letter of intent to join the Charter of Trust for cybersecurity in Tokyo, expanding the Charter’s reach into Asia. The company’s membership is expected to be finalized by the end of September 2019. MHI will be the first Asian company to join the global cybersecurity initiative.