- 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.
Siemens is expanding its proven Simatic S7-400 product line to include solutions specifically for use in harsh ambient conditions. The high-availability Simatic S7-400H CPUs (Central Processing Units) are now manufactured as standard with conformal coating that complies with ISA-S71.04 severity level G3 (standard for corrosion-resistant design of power supplies). This special printed circuit board coating considerably extends the range of applications for the controller without additional costs. In addition, Siemens has attained the security certificate CNCERT (China) for the communication robustness of the Simatic S7-400H, which recognizes the high security standard of the controller.
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.
- 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.