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Munich, Jun 28, 2016
Effective October 1, 2016, Siemens will set up a separate unit to foster disruptive ideas more vigorously and to accelerate the development of new technologies. The unit's name, "next47," plays on the fact that Siemens was founded in 1847. At next47, the company will pool its existing startup activities. The new unit will have funding of €1 billion for the first five years. Siegfried Russwurm, Siemens Chief Technology Officer, will head the new unit on an acting basis.
Munich, Jun 24, 2016
Construction of the new Siemens headquarters building in Munich is virtually complete. When it opens its doors on June 24, 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, Jun 24, 2016
Siemens has always made it clear that this was a decision for the British people and their view must be respected. As a global business with significant, long-term investments in the UK and high local value creation, Siemens is not so much exposed to negative effects that we might see. Nevertheless, the government must now move swiftly to unify and agree the nature of the UK's relationship with the EU and other trading partners, creating clear roadmaps to encourage future investment.
Munich, Jun 22, 2016
The first eHighway system on a public road opened in June 2016. For the coming two years, a Siemens catenary system for trucks will be tested on a two-kilometer stretch of the E16 highway north of Stockholm. The trial will use two diesel hybrid vehicles manufactured by Scania and adapted, in collaboration with Siemens, to operate under the catenary system. During the two-year trial, Sweden's Transport Administration Trafikverket and Gävleborg County want to create a knowledge base on whether the Siemens eHighway system is suitable for future commercial use and further deployment. As part of its climate protection strategy, Sweden has committed to having a fossil fuel independent transport sector by 2030.
Munich, Jun 17, 2016
The Siemens combined analyst and press conference call with Joe Kaeser, Siemens President and Chief Executive Officer, Ralf P. Thomas, Siemens Chief Financial Officer, and Lisa Davis, Member of the Managing Board, which was held in English, took place on June 17.
Munich / Cuxhaven, Jun 13, 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 1,900 concrete piles – up to 30 meters long – started at the construction site. Construction of the actual building was officially started by Siemens with a groundbreaking ceremony in the middle of June 2016.
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 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.