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Munich, May 23, 2016
The first passenger train will roll through the Gotthard Base Tunnel early June 2016. Siemens has supplied the tunnel control and fire protection systems for the world's longest railway tunnel. The sophisticated safety system has over 200,000 sensors, and places maximum demands on logistics and data processing.
Munich, May 19, 2016
Siemens today celebrated the arrival of four H-class gas turbines at the Beni Suef power plant in Egypt. Two of the 400 megawatt (MW) turbines alongside six 500 kilovolt (kV) generator transformers were placed on their foundations, marking an important milestone towards the commissioning of the plant – set to become the world's biggest gas-fired combined-cycle power plant complex when completed.
Munich, May 18, 2016
Construction of the new Siemens headquarters building at Wittelsbacherplatz in Munich is virtually complete. When it opens its doors in 2016, the building will provide a modern, inspiring work environment for up to 1,200 employees. Environmental friendliness and energy efficiency are playing a key role: the new building will meet the world's highest sustainability standards. In 2010, Siemens and the city of Munich announced the launch of the construction project and organized an architectural competition.
Munich, May 11, 2016
Clarissa Haller (49) has been appointed the new head of communications at Siemens. She will assume her new duties on July 1, 2016, and report in this capacity directly to President and CEO Joe Kaeser. Ms. Haller has been active at the international level in a wide range of leadership positions in the communications field for, among others, Roche, ABB and Credit Suisse.
Hanover, Apr 25, 2016
On the first day of Hannover Messe, April 25, Klaus Helmrich welcomed you to the yearly Siemens press conference. As member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, Klaus Helmrich is responsible for the Divisions Digital Factory und Process Industries and Drives. The press conference took place at 6:30 p.m., in room 1 of the fair's Convention Center.
Munich, Apr 22, 2016
Siemens unveils its new website at www.siemens.com. The relaunch forms part of the company's international Brand and Business Impact Program and applies the new Siemens branding to an online stage. The homepage and core areas of the website will subsequently be rolled out in 90 countries, followed by additional areas of the web presentation. Under the slogan "Ingenuity for life", the company has honed its global brand identity and captured the essence of all it has stood for since its founder achieved his first pioneering innovations: engineering skill, genius, innovation, and a sense of responsibility.
Munich, Apr 07, 2016
Siemens and Airbus have signed a collaboration agreement in the field of hybrid electric propulsion. In doing so, they have launched a major joint project towards the electrification of aviation with the goal of demonstrating the technical feasibility of various hybrid/electric propulsion systems by 2020. Both companies will be making significant contributions into the project and have sourced a team of around 200 employees to advance European leadership in innovation and the development of electrically powered aircraft.
Munich / Cuxhaven, Mar 17, 2016
Siemens is investing around €200 million to a wind turbine manufacturing facility in Cuxhaven, Germany. After announcing this project an official signing ceremony took place at the planned site of the factory in Summer 2015. The new production will be located directly at the edge of the harbor and will have a surface area of 170,000 square meters – the size of roughly 24 soccer fields. In early March 2016 the impact pile driving of approximately 1,800 concrete piles – up to 30 meters long – started at the construction site. By mid-2017 the production of nacelles for the next-generation wind turbines D7 is to begin.
Munich, Mar 08, 2016
Scandinavia is the first region in the world to rely increasingly on battery-powered and thus environmentally-friendly technologies in the shipbuilding industry. After "Ampere", the world's first electrical ferry in Norway, Siemens has received a follow-up order of the Finnish shipping company FinFerries. Ampere was put into operation in Norway in May 2015, and has traveled a distance equivalent to more than 1.5 times around the equator. With the change from diesel propulsion to battery, Norwegian ship owner Norled has reduced the cost of fuel by 60 percent.
Munich, Feb 23, 2016
With six lines and a total route length of 175 kilometers, Riyadh is planning the world's largest subway project. Siemens is to supply the entire turnkey system for two driverless metro lines in the capital of Saudi Arabia. The five-million city is looking for sustainable solutions for its local traffic problems. Because Riyadh is growing rapidly: since 1990, the population has doubled to more than five million inhabitants. Siemens equips Lines 1 and 2 of the six lines with Inspiro metro trains, the electrification and the signaling and communication systems for driverless operation.
Munich, Jan 28, 2016
The "Fortuna" combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at the Lausward location in the port of Düsseldorf was successfully handed over to the customer and operator, the Stadtwerke Düsseldorf public utility company, on January 22, 2016. The power plant has broken three world records: in the acceptance test a maximum electrical net output of 603.8 megawatts (MW) was achieved and the net energy conversion efficiency was around 61.5 percent. In addition, "Fortuna" can also deliver up to around 300 MW for the district heating system of the city of Düsseldorf – a further international peak value for a power plant equipped with only one gas and steam turbine.
Munich, Jan 26, 2016
Siemens held its Annual Shareholders' Meeting at the Olympia Hall in Munich on January 26, 2016. The opening and the speeches of Dr. Gerhard Cromme, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, and Joe Kaeser, CEO, were broadcast live on the internet.