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Ho Chi Minh City, Nov 20, 2014
Vietnam's vision is to become an industrialized nation by 2020. Accomplishing that requires infrastructure investments in public works. During the run-up to the 14th Asia Pacific Conference (APK) in Hoh Chi Minh City Mr. Roland Busch, member of the Siemens Managing Board who has special responsibility for the Asia, Australia Region, and Siemens Vietnam's CEO, Thai Lai Pham presented the company's business opportunities in this prospering country to media representatives. In addition, a study on how to make Hoh Chi Minh City's transport network more resilient was released.
Munich, Nov 17, 2014
The world's biggest dump truck can transport more than 500 metric tons of material — that's equivalent to more than 350 VW Golf cars or seven fully fueled and loaded Airbus A320-200 planes. The truck is driven by four 1,200 kW electric motors from Siemens.
Munich, Oct 30, 2014
The combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at the Lausward location in the port of Düsseldorf, currently under construction and due to enter service in 2016, is aiming for no less than three world records: It will have an electrical output of 595 MW, the highest ever for a single combined cycle unit; its net energy conversion efficiency will add up to more than 61 percent; and for the first time it will be possible to extract 300 MW of thermal energy from a single power plant unit in combined cycle operation. In this way, the overall efficiency of natural gas as a fuel rises to 85 percent.
London / New York, Sep 22, 2014
Cities are leading the way in addressing the risks posed by climate change. The C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards honor cities for their outstanding performance in successfully tackling climate change. This year, a total of 31 finalist projects from 26 cities were competing in ten categories, such as Urban Transportation, Solid Waste Management, Green Energy, Air Quality and Intelligent City Infrastructure. The ten winners were recognized at an award ceremony in New York City on September 22, 2014.
Berlin, Sep 19, 2014
San Francisco's Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has awarded Siemens a contract to deliver an initial 175 light rail cars at a value of USD648 million. With an option for an additional 85 cars, this is one of the biggest orders for light rail cars ever placed in the USA. The trains will be built at the Siemens plant in Sacramento, California.
Munich, Sep 01, 2014
Let the good times roll: Over the next two weeks, millions of people from all around the world will be enjoying themselves at the Oktoberfest in Munich. As in past years, Siemens has supplied drives and control systems for the festival's rides as well as the technologies used by many breweries to produce the elixir consumed in the festival tents. Automation solutions from Siemens are also controlling the beer pipeline – the only one of its kind worldwide – that supplies several of the tents with their special Oktoberfest brews.
Munich, Aug 25, 2014
Ships are the most important key contributor to globalization. After all, most global business these days is handled via the ocean. Since 1990, the volume of maritime shipping has increased by an average of 3.6 percent each year, and the trend is growing. As a result, the ocean is increasingly the focus of our future energy and resource supply activities. Minimizing emissions and increasing efficiency on the high seas are helping to bring about a fundamental structural change in the shipping industry. They pose major challenges while also presenting tremendous business opportunities for Siemens, the leading supplier of energy-efficient technologies.
Munich, Aug 05, 2014
100 years ago, on August 5, 1914, the first electric traffic light was installed on a city street in Cleveland, Ohio, marking a milestone in traffic management. Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz (photo), at that time the busiest intersection in Europe, installed the famous five-sided traffic light tower made by Siemens in 1924. Today the red-yellow-green signals are an integral part of city landscapes worldwide. On the outside, traffic lights haven’t changed much over the last decades. But inside a traffic light, groundbreaking changes have taken place.