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Integrated industrial software: Siemens heralds a new age in modern engineering with the TIA Portal

Combining industrial software with automation engineering opens the door to substantially reduced times to market for new products and a far more speedy return on investment.
Siemens Industry Automation Division CEO Anton S. Huber took the opportunity to emphasize the central and growing importance of software for Siemens and for the industry sectors at the Siemens press conference held on the first day of the SPS/IPC/Drives 2010 in Nuremberg:
“Today, Siemens leads the way in the development of software for the manufacturing industries. By implementing a program of strategic acquisitions, we have extended our product range and are now able to offer a complete software portfolio covering everything from product design to production control.” This development has …

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Siemens to build combined cycle power plant in the Netherlands

Siemens Energy has received an order from the Netherlands for turnkey construction of a combined cycle power plant. Purchaser of the 435-megawatt (MW) plant Diemen 34 in the vicinity of Amsterdam is the Dutch utility Nuon, a subsidiary of Vattenfall A.B. Siemens will also handle plant maintenance. With an efficiency level as high as approximately 59 percent, maximized operating flexibility and low nitrogen oxide emissions the gas-fired plant will supply more than 750,000 Dutch households with ecofriendly power. The Diemen 34 power plant will also be capable of supplying as many as 25,000 households in the immediate vicinity with district heat by means of steam extraction. That is equivalent to a thermal capacity of approximately …

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Create your own cloud: Siemens and Oracle present first testing and development environment as a cloud service

Siemens IT Solutions and Services and software and database specialist Oracle have jointly developed a testing and development environment in form of a cloud service. What makes the solution special is that customers can pick only those services they actually need. While Oracle supplies the software and the tools, Siemens IT Solutions and Services implements the overall application and provides all associated cloud services. Siemens IT Solutions und Services will unveil a pilot version of the new service on September 19, 2010 at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco.
Everyone’s talking about cloud computing, but despite its many advantages such as predictable costs, online availability and scalability, many companies still know relatively little about this IT-on-demand model, …

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Siemens will exhibit efficient and environmentally friendly solutions that span the water cycle

“New perspectives for the environment” – this is the motto of the IFAT ENTSORGA that will be held in Munich, Germany, from September 13 to 17, 2010, with water treatment and raw materials management being key focuses. At the international trade fair for environmental technologies Siemens will exhibit in Hall A1 a wide range of technologies that spans the water cycle and applications, ranging from process water and industrial wastewater treatment to municipal drinking water and water transport to energy management solutions. The portfolio for municipal and industrial customers offers solutions that make water management not only environmentally friendly but also efficient.
All over the world there is an increasing demand for drinking water and process …

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Siemens transformer works in India delivers its first HVDC transformer

In late July, 2010, the first HVDC transformer left the Siemens transformer works in Kalwa, around 30 kilometers to the east of Mumbai on the west coast of India. The converter transformer with a rating of 500 MVA and a operating voltage of 500 kilovolts (kV) is the first of a total of eleven transformers that Siemens is building in its Indian works for the high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system of Adani Power Limited. Siemens Energy is currently constructing a bipolar HVDC system with a rating of 2500 megawatts (MW) for the Indian private investor. Starting in February 2011, the system with the converter transformers from Kalwa is to transmit 2500 megawatts (MW) of …

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Siemens equips Nanjing Metro Line 2 with signaling and control systems

Nanjing Metro Corporation has recently commenced operation of the 38-kilometers-long Metro Line 2 in Nanjing. Within a construction period of only 36 months, Siemens Mobility has, together with its local partner, Nanjing Research Institute of Electronic Technology (NRIET), equipped both the line itself and the 35 trains with the Trainguard MT automatic train control system. The new metro link is designed for an expected traffic volume of 500,000 passengers per day and is intended to considerably relieve the traffic situation in the city.
In China, a long-standing trust-based partnership connects Siemens with the operator Nanjing Metro Corporation. Like the 47-km-long Metro Line 1 which started operation in 2005, Line 2 has been equipped with signaling and …

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