With growing populations, cities are becoming increasingly congested, with more traffic and longer commutes. Efficiency and safety of road traffic remain top priority for many cities. By offering autonomous shuttle systems, public transport operators and cities seek to draw passengers and make public transport more attractive. At the ITS World Congress in Singapore, Siemens Mobility is examining how Singapore is transforming its transportation ecosystem, delivering an outlook on intelligent traffic systems (ITS) projects within the Asia-Pacific region as well as showcasing advances in autonomous mobility coming to life at the CETRAN test facility.
- Portfolio serving entire power range from 50 to 600 kW
- Flexible combination with connection options as cable and pantographs
- For fast and secure charging at the depot and en route
- Cloud-based control and monitoring of charging processes
At Busworld 2019, Siemens is presenting its Sicharge UC family for charging electric buses, trucks and duty vehicles at the depot and en route. The Sicharge UC charging system covers the entire power range from 50 to 600 kilowatts (kW) and can be combined with several connection options such as charging plugs and offboard or onboard pantographs. To meet growing demands from the vehicle industry for higher voltages, the station can operate at up to 1,000 volts (V). Electric vehicles with various technologies and batteries can therefore be charged flexibly, either en route or at the depot. The charging processes can be monitored and controlled via a MindSphere application. MindSphere is the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens.
- Conveyor system will move 127,500 tons of primary crushed ore per day
- New Siemens’ gearless drive technology to increase reliability and efficiency additionally by up to 4 percent
- Maintenance requirements of the drive system significantly reduced
Powered by Siemens’ new gearless drive technology, thyssenkrupp’s high-capacity overland conveyor will access one of the world’s largest copper reserves in Quellaveco. The Quellaveco mine in Peru contains approximately 7.5 million tons of copper in ore reserves – enough to wire 80 million homes or equip 90 million electric vehicles.
- Business to be officially renamed as
of April 2020
- Employees’ favorite selected
At an internal management conference, Siemens today announced the name of the new energy company that it is creating. The business, which combines the worlds of conventional and renewable energy and is to become an independent company in the future, is to be called Siemens Energy. The new name will officially take effect once the energy business becomes a separate legal entity, which is expected to happen in April 2020. Siemens Energy is to be spun off as a publicly listed company by September 2020. Its offerings will address a significant portion of the value chain across the oil and gas, power generation, and power transmission segments, including the related service activities. On a pro-forma basis, Siemens Energy generates about €27 billion in revenue and has some 88,000 employees worldwide as well as an order backlog of €70 billion. Today, 20 percent of the world’s energy supply is already based on Siemens technology.
The CFT Group designs and builds production lines and turnkey systems primarily for the food and beverages industry. One of its customers, Menz & Gasser, which specializes in producing and packaging preserves and honey in portions for hotels, restaurants and catering, had CFT develop a rotary filling plant to a very high specification. The plant was to meet strict safety requirements and increase production capacities, while being exceptionally user-friendly. Key elements were extremely easy maintenance of the machines, ideally during operation. To achieve this, CFT turned to motion control solutions from the Siemens portfolio. This ensured that not only were the customer’s strict safety requirements satisfied but the cost for planning and commissioning each individual machine could be reduced by approximately 30 percent due to the Siemens technology.
- Latest advances in depot charging for eBuses and eTrucks to be tested in real-life conditions at the “VDL Charging Test Center” in The Netherlands
- Collaboration to demonstrate how vehicle technologies, energy storage and charging systems work together
- Vehicle-to-grid function enables bidirectional charging
- Capacity can be flexibly combined through special switching matrix
As the number of electric vehicles in the market continues to grow, so do the requirements for a robust charging infrastructure. Recognizing the need for electric buses and trucks to be charged flexibly and efficiently, Siemens and VDL Bus & Coach (VDL), a Dutch bus manufacturer, have joined efforts to come up with innovative solutions for depots. At the VDL Charging Test Center Siemens has installed the latest generation of fast charging stations, combined with a battery storage system. The location is VDL’s interoperability test and validation center in Valkenswaard in The Netherlands. A special switching matrix allows to flexibly combine the capacity of the charging stations. The setup is managed via an energy management application running on MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens. VDL will use this technology to conduct interoperability and function tests on electric vehicles such as buses and trucks. Interoperability is when technologies of different manufacturers – on the vehicle as well as the charging infrastructure side – can interact and exchange information
The three largest thermoelectric
power plants in Bolivia are now upgraded to efficient combined cycle mode and have
been officially inaugurated. Together the expanded power plants Termoeléctrica
del Sur, de Warnes, and Entre Ríos are adding more than one gigawatt of
electrical power to the Bolivian national grid.
The expansion of the three power
plants is an important milestone in the Bolivia 2025 vision, which aims to expand
the country’s energy sector. By the year 2025 the country’s power generation
capacity will be increased to 6,000 megawatts (MW), of which 3,000 MW will be
designated for export.
- Power plants Termoeléctrica del Sur, de Warnes, and Entre Ríos inaugurated in August and September
- Upgrade to combined cycle power plants increase the generation capacity by one gigawatt
- Expansion provides reliable energy supply and will allow export of value-added products
With the official inauguration of the Termoeléctrica de Warnes power plant in mid-September, all three power plants in Bolivia were inaugurated within a few weeks in August and September. Since the contract signing in 2016, Siemens has expanded Bolivia’s three largest thermal power plants to efficient combined cycle mode. The power plants are owned and operated by Ende Andina SAM. Together, all three add more than one gigawatt of electrical power to its current maximum capacity and to the Bolivian national grid.
Designing production plants and intralogistics to be more flexible, autonomous, and efficient requires the right communications framework and comprehensive connectivity. The new 5G communication standard opens up important new perspectives. With this in mind, we would like to invite you to a Media Round Table with Eckard Eberle, CEO Siemens Process Automation, and Herbert Wegmann, Head of Siemens Industrial Communication and Identification, as part of the SPS exhibition on Wednesday November 27, 2019, at the Convention Center, Room Dublin. The event will start at 10.30 am. If you are interested, please register via
before November 6, 2019.
- Digital twin of Downtown Line’s signalling system
- Supports troubleshooting, testing and training
- Intelligent infrastructure will minimize service disruptions
Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract by the Singapore Land Transport Authority (LTA) to design and establish a simulation center for the Downtown Line’s (DTL) signalling system. The center will enable in-depth and faster technical analysis surrounding signalling-related incidents, enhance testing of new signalling features and system functionalities before deployment as well as increase capabilities for training LTA and the operator’s technical staff.