- Green hydrogen project launched in May 2020
- Decarbonizing a paper factory by modernizing an existing combined heat and power plant in France
With the HYFLEXPOWER project, a consortium made up of Engie Solutions, Siemens Gas and Power, Centrax, Arttic, German Aerospace Center (DLR) and four European universities are implementing a project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation (Grant Agreement 884229). The implementation of this project, the world's very first industrial-scale power-to-X-to-power1 demonstrator with an advanced hydrogen turbine, will be launched at Smurfit Kappa PRF’s site - a company specialized in manufacturing recycled paper - in Saillat-sur-Vienne, France. The purpose of this project is to prove that hydrogen can be produced and stored from renewable electricity and then added with up to 100 percent to the natural gas currently used with combined heat and power plants. For this an existing Siemens SGT-400 industrial gas turbine will be upgraded to convert stored hydrogen into electricity and thermal energy.
Siemens Gas and Power has been selected to supply a range of compression and power generation equipment for the Balikpapan Refinery located on Borneo Island in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.
- Siemens Gas and Power will supply three boil-off gas compressor trains to the Golden Pass LNG export terminal
- A 6.8-megawatt electric motor will drive each compressor package
Siemens Gas and Power was awarded a contract from CCZ JV (a joint venture between Chiyoda International Corporation, McDermott International, and Zachry Group) to supply three cryogenic boil-off gas (BOG) compressor trains for the Golden Pass LNG export terminal in Sabine Pass, Texas, USA. The export facility is a joint venture between affiliates of Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil and will be integrated into the existing Golden Pass LNG import terminal. It will include the construction of three liquefaction process trains, each with a nominal output of approximately 5.2 million metric tons per annum (MTPA).
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- Siemens AG to spin off 55 percent of Siemens Energy to Siemens shareholders
- Plans call for further reducing Siemens’ stake significantly within 12 to 18 months after spin-off’s effective date
- Siemens AG contractually obligated to ensure Siemens Energy’s autonomy and independence
- Siemens Energy to have strong capital and liquidity base; solid investment-grade rating targeted
- Initial listing of new shares planned for September 28, 2020
Siemens AG has today published key details of the spin-off of its energy business, together with the invitation to the Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting on July 9, 2020. Issuance of the spin-off report marks another key milestone in the creation of an independent, world-leading energy pure play. Siemens shareholders are to automatically receive one share of Siemens Energy AG for every two shares of Siemens AG. Fifty-five percent of Siemens Energy will be spun off to Siemens shareholders. Depending on the strategic and operational development of the two companies, Siemens AG intends to further reduce its stake in Siemens Energy significantly within 12 to 18 months. In addition, Siemens has placed itself under a contractual obligation to refrain from exercising a controlling influence over the new company in the future. Subject to approval by the Extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting, plans call for the spin-off to take place, as announced, by the end of September 2020. The initial listing is to take place on September 28th, 2020.
- F-gas-free Clean Air switchgear extends blue GIS portfolio to 24 kV level
- Proven and safe technologies for easy management over the entire lifecycle
- Digital features allow for increased reliability in all grids and optimized operation
Siemens Smart Infrastructure is expanding its portfolio of environmentally friendly, gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) to 24 kilovolts (kV) with a new fluorine gas-free NXPLUS C 24 medium-voltage switchgear. The use of Clean Air – a natural insulation medium – in combination with proven vacuum switching technology eliminates the need for any fluorine-based gas mixtures (F-gases), enabling climate-neutral energy distribution. The switchgear is equipped with digital features allowing for safe, reliable and cost-efficient operation.
- Siemens Mobility has been appointed to supply the rail electrification system for Region Stockholm Extended Metro Administration
- Major rail electrification contract with a volume of 21 Million Euros
Siemens Mobility has been selected by Region Stockholm Extended Metro Administration to deliver rectifier stations and network stations for the new Stockholm Metro extension. The project is an expansion of the metro with a yellow line that will run from Odenplan to Arenastaden and extensions of the Blue line to Barkarby in the north west and to Nacka and Söderord in the south east. In addition, the Blue Line will be connected to the green Hagsätra branch, and a new section will be built between Fridhemsplan and Älvsjö. The project is worth about 21 Million Euros. Work will start immediately and will take several years to complete. Delivery will take place in stages during the construction period.
- BDŽ orders ten Smartron locomotives
- Delivery: February to May 2021
- The Smartron concept: One version, one contract, one price
Bulgarian State Railways (BDŽ) has ordered ten Smartron locomotives from Siemens Mobility. The Smartron is a preconfigured locomotive that combines all the advantages of a standard product with the proven platform technology of the Vectron locomotives.
- Toolbox completely aligned to Simatic S7-1500 controller
- Libraries with tested functions for faster commissioning
- Implementation of international packaging standards
The Siemens’ Packaging Toolbox is now available in its entirety for the Simatic S7-1500 controller in the TIA Portal engineering framework. It offers users packaging specific libraries which can be integrated into existing or new machine applications as well as program blocks. The Toolbox supports international standards such as OMAC, PackML and Weihenstephan Standards. By adding or modifying function blocks it can be adapted to suit individual requirements, while at the same time saving the user time during engineering and commissioning through tested functions and software solutions.
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation and Siemens, a global engineering leader, are working together with the pharmaceutical industry to improve production with an innovative solution based on a digital replica of the pharma production process. Currently being tested in the pharmaceutical industry, this innovative “Process Digital Twin” for pharma manufacturing – powered by IoT, AI and Advanced Analytics – is designed to provide improved efficiency and flexibility in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.
- Heavy shipment of the first HL-class with 50 Hertz frequency sets sail for the UK
- Powerhouse unit from Berlin heads for one of the world’s most efficient combined cycle power plants
The largest, most powerful, and most efficient heavy-duty gas turbine that Siemens has produced to date was loaded onto an inland cargo ship today in Berlin, where it set off on its journey for Keadby, Lincolnshire, in the UK to be tested in a power plant of UK energy generator SSE Thermal. Built by Siemens Gas and Power in its Berlin factory and destined for the 50-Hertz market, the powerhouse known as SGT5-9000HL measures 13 meters in length, five meters in height, five meters in width, and weighs nearly 500 metric tons. After the recent first fire and synchronization to the grid of its first 60-Hertz version in a power plant in the United States, Siemens reports this second milestone for its latest HL-class within several weeks.