- Medical equipment from Siemens Healthineers on the way
- Siemens Energy to deliver and run two A45-GT gas turbines in Beirut
- Free use for one year to support population worth about US$40 million
- Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Beirut
Siemens is helping the people of Lebanon rebuild in the wake of the tragic catastrophe of August 4. The company is quickly providing the stricken population with ultrasound systems and a mobile X-ray unit. In addition, Siemens Energy is offering to deliver and operate two gas turbines with a total electrical capacity of about 80 megawatts (MW) free of charge.
- Low-loss transmission of wind
energy for 1.1 million households
- Further contribution toward
decarbonizing energy supplies
Siemens Energy is supplying the
high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) power transmission technology for a further
offshore connection in the German North Sea. A corresponding contract was just
signed by the German-Dutch network operator TenneT and the BorWin5 Offshore
Consortium, consisting of Siemens Energy and Dragados Offshore. In 2025, the
platform BorWin epsilon, which is part of the BorWin5 project, will begin the
low-loss transmission of electricity produced by the EnBW He Dreiht wind farm
off the island of Borkum to the Garrel/Ost converter station around 230
kilometers distant. The transmission capacity of 900 megawatts is calculated to
serve over 1.1 million households with electricity. The project is a further
contribution toward decarbonizing Germany’s energy supply. BorWin5 marks the
seventh HVDC offshore grid connection project undertaken by Siemens Energy in
Germany with TenneT.
- Adjusted EBITA in Industrial Businesses climbs 8 percent to €1.8 billion
- Adjusted EBITA margin rises to 14.3 percent
- Strong free cash flow of more than €2.1 billion in Industrial Businesses providing liquidity and security
- Orders down 7 percent to €14.4 billion and revenue down 5 percent to €13.5 billion year-over-year
- Global uncertainties continuing in Q4
Despite major uncertainties due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Siemens AG maintained its course very successfully in Q3 of fiscal 2020, both strategically and operationally. In a challenging macroeconomic environment, the company’s Industrial Businesses generated a strong EBITA margin of 14.3 percent. Adding 1.7 percentage points to this margin was a positive effect of €211 million at Digital Industries. Siemens successfully avoided major supply chain bottlenecks in connection with the COVID-19 crisis despite taking precautionary measures, which were in some cases substantial, to prioritize workforce health and safety. With free cash flow of more than €2.1 billion in its Industrial Businesses (€2.5 billion at Group level), Siemens has sufficient liquidity to master the COVID-19 crisis effectively – or to emerge from it even stronger than before.
- Klaus Helmrich to retire at end of March 2021 after 35 years at Siemens
- Cedrik Neike to succeed Helmrich as Managing Board member responsible for Digital Industries, effective October 1, 2020
- Matthias Rebellius to succeed Neike as Managing Board member responsible for Smart Infrastructure, effective the same date
- Effective October 1, 2020, Roland Busch to assume responsibility for fiscal 2021 as previously announced; Joe Kaeser to actively support transition and hand over CEO role to Busch upon completion of Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in 2021
- Succession process now concluded for Siemens AG’s leadership team with new Managing Board set up under leadership of Roland Busch, effective October 1, 2020, to lead next phase of Siemens’ transformation
Klaus Helmrich (62), the Managing Board member responsible for Digital Industries (DI), will retire upon expiration of his contract at the end of March 2021 after 35 years at the company. Cedrik Neike (47), the Managing Board member currently responsible for Smart Infrastructure (SI), will succeed him as of October 1, 2020. Matthias Rebellius (55) – currently SI’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) – has been appointed to the Managing Board and will assume responsibility for this unit.
- Transformational milestone in
execution of Siemens’ Vision 2020+ strategy
- Siemens Healthineers intends to
acquire 100 percent stake in U.S. healthcare company at a purchase price of around
- Acquisition to create global leader
in cancer research and therapeutics and support Siemens Healthineers’ equity
- Mixed financing through a capital
increase at Siemens Healthineers AG and intra-Group loans to Siemens
- Siemens AG’s stake in Siemens Healthineers
AG to decline to about 72 percent from 85 percent
- Siemens AG to remain long-term
majority shareholder in Siemens Healthineers
AG aims to maintain its current A+ / A1 rating
Siemens AG is
continuing to rigorously execute its Vision 2020+ strategy and therefore
expressly welcomes Siemens Healthineers AG’s acquisition of a 100 percent stake in Varian
Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR), a U.S. company active in the area of cancer research and therapy. Payment
of the purchase price of around $16.4 billion is to be enabled by mixed
financing from the issuance of new Siemens Healthineers shares and the issuance
of bonds. The proceeds from the bonds are to be transferred within the Group to
Siemens Healthineers under customary market conditions.
- Easy and fast engineering with Desigo Engineering Framework
- Open by design for integration of different protocols and devices with no need for additional hardware or software
- Offers wireless access to controllers, remote cloud connection
- Secure connectivity and encrypted communication
Siemens Smart Infrastructure launched its new building automation controllers Desigo PXC4 and PXC5 to transform buildings into high-performing, energy efficient assets. The new generation of Desigo building automation controllers offers a wide range of benefits for automating small and medium-sized buildings to get the most flexible and scalable building automation. Thanks to the new, licence-free Desigo Engineering Framework, devices can now be seamlessly integrated in the same framework for intuitive engineering. Features such as open by design for successful integration of different protocols and easy wireless access facilitate building automation. Both controllers were designed to expand and strengthen the Desigo portfolio and focus on one specific automation element - the Desigo PXC4 for HVAC plants and Desigo PXC5 for system functions and integration.
- Siemens Energy to supply 20 compressor trains for a critical gas project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)
- The project will enable the operator to manage its surplus gas volumes efficiently to meet seasonal demands
Siemens Energy was selected to provide centrifugal compressor systems for Saudi Aramco’s Hawiyah Unayzah Gas Reservoir Storage (HUGRS) project. The plant includes a gas injection facility with a capacity of 1,500 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD) (42,475,270 cubic meters per day, or m3/d) and a withdrawal facility capable of processing up to 2,000 MMSCFD (56,633,693 m3/d) of gas.
- Compact, space-saving design of the depot charging infrastructure
- Smart charging with power of up to 100 kilowatts (kW) per bus
- Rampini electric buses equipped with 200 kWh battery pack
Siemens Smart Infrastructure will provide the charging infrastructure for 10 Rampini E80 electric buses in Genoa, Italy, to be used by AMT Genova (AMT), the city's public transport operator. With this project, AMT continues its journey of electrifying the public transport system in Genoa, aiming to create an energy-efficient and sustainable model of urban mobility. The Siemens charging infrastructure is scheduled to be commissioned by the summer of 2021.
- Siemens’ lightning information service detected about 329,000 lightning strikes in Germany in 2019 – down 26 percent on 2018
- Germany’s “lightning capital” in 2019 was the city of Speyer in Rhineland-Palatinate
- The fewest strikes were recorded in three Bavarian cities: Hof, Bayreuth and Schweinfurt
- Bavaria was the German state with the most lightning activity in 2019, Potsdam was the leader among state capitals
- The most lightning strikes in 2019 were recorded on June 12
- At European level, Trieste and surrounding area tops the ranking in Siemens’ 2019 lightning atlas
The city of Speyer in the state of Rheinland-Palatinate was Germany’s “lightning capital” in 2019. Siemens’ lightning information service BLIDS (which stands for Blitz-Informationsdienst von Siemens) detected just under 3.1 lightning strikes per square kilometer in Speyer in 2019. The cities of Rostock on the Baltic coast and Lübeck in the state of Schleswig-Holstein took second and third places with 2.6 and 2.5 ground flashes per square kilometer, respectively. Germany’s lowest density of lightning strikes was recorded in the Bavarian cities of Hof and Bayreuth, where considerably fewer than 0.1 lightning strikes per square kilometer were recorded. The Bavarian city of Schweinfurt, which was No. 1 in Siemens’ 2018 lightning atlas, was also at the bottom of the list, recording 0.1 lightning strikes per square kilometer in 2019. With lightning striking just under 2.3 times per square kilometer, Potsdam led the country’s list of state capitals in 2019, followed by the neighboring city of Berlin (rounded off: 2.2). Berlin is also the German state registering the highest lightning density, while Bavaria recorded the highest number of measured ground flashes in 2019. Overall, at 329,000, BLIDS recorded its lowest number of lightning strikes, around 26 percent fewer than in 2018.