Siemens has developed a digital measurement technology that records stress in gear units during their operation. The data can then be used to optimize the design of a new gear unit for the same application. This enables overspecification to be avoided without running any risk of undersized units failing due to overloading. Procurement costs are thus reduced, and the data also provide information on how to optimally operate the unit.
With an output of 42.7 million tons, Germany was the largest producer of raw steel in the European Union in 2015. That makes the German steel industry an important economic factor, but it is also responsible for a significant amount of pollution. In fact, the industry accounted for 6.4 percent of Germany’s total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2014.
Siemens has been awarded a contract to supply, install and commission 32 wind turbines, each with a capacity of 3.2 megawatts and a rotor diameter of 113 meters, for the Hornsdale Stage 2 onshore wind farm in South Australia. Stage 2 is an addition to the Hornsdale Stage 1 wind farm project, for which Siemens has signed a contract in August 2015. The Customer for both wind power plants is Neoen Australia, a business of the French company Neoen.
Siemens is making the world's second tallest office building even greener. Representatives of Taipei 101 and Siemens recently signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for the installation of Siemens Navigator, a cloud-based energy and sustainability management platform for buildings. Located in Taiwan's capital of Taipei, Taipei 101 is the world's second tallest office building with a height of 508 meters. Completed in 2004, the skyscraper is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.
Siemens is supplying the charging technology for hybrid buses used on a bus route in Stockholm. The buses, which are equipped with a combined electric-diesel drive system, were manufactured by Volvo Bus Cooperation, with which Siemens is cooperating on electric bus systems.
Trucks equipped with electric pantographs are traveling a public road for the first time. Siemens has installed an overhead line for electric and hybrid trucks in Sweden. Two diesel hybrids from automotive maker Scania are being powered by electricity here, thus running exhaust-gas free. Siemens installed the two-kilometer eHighway north of Stockholm. The technology is expected to prove itself in practice there by 2018.
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A leading technology company like Siemens has to do everything possible to identify paradigm shifts in time and adapt to new realities. Today, digitalization is triggering paradigm shifts that impact all of our company’s businesses – whether in the area of manufacturing, energy systems, infrastructure or medical engineering.
Clean energy for 70,000 Australian homes with new employment, training and investment opportunities in South Australia and the ACT.
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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions An exciting new project to develop an environmentally and economically sound wind farm that will provide renewable energy to be used locally and exported to the national grid is well underway in South Australia.
Hornsdale Wind Farm - situated North of Jamestown in the locality of Hornsdale about 3 hours’ drive from Adelaide - will generate approximately 1,050,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of clean, renewable electricity into the national power grid each year, thereby significantly reducing Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions.