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Siemens highlights connected mobility at the InnoTrans 2018

Published on 29 June 2018

  • Motto of the company’s show: “Shaping connected mobility”
  • Fair highlights: Digital Station, Interlocking in the Cloud and new Velaro Novo high-speed train with 30 percent lower energy consumption
  • Digital solutions make infrastructures intelligent, improve passenger experience, guarantee availability and increase sustainability over the entire lifecycle

Under the motto “Shaping connected mobility” at the InnoTrans, Siemens is presenting digital innovations in an increasingly networked “total mobility system.” The solutions will make rail transport even more efficient, safer and reliable.

Digitalization is fundamentally transforming the mobility industry: It is improving the availability of vehicles and infrastructures, optimizing operations and reducing complexity, efforts and costs. It is providing travelers attractive and seamless mobility from A to B, and is helping rail operators make their infrastructures intelligent, improve passenger experience, guarantee availability and increase sustainability over the entire lifecycle of their investments.

MindSphere, the IoT operating system from Siemens, enables new digital solutions for the rail industry through comprehensive data management Each train generates large amounts of data that provides information on the train’s condition and functionality of its components and systems. The same is true for rail infrastructures. Siemens’ open IoT operating system MindSphere uses artificial intelligence to comprehensively manage this data, making possible completely new solutions for the rail industry.

Digital Station – interaction between integrated mobility offerings Railway stations are vital hubs for intermodal urban transport. Only by ensuring that transfers between various transport modes are reliable, seamless, convenient and time-saving, will growing numbers of people use the most efficient and eco-friendly transport mode – public transport systems. Siemens’ Digital Station solutions cover a broad spectrum of functions, ranging from infrastructure management and universal intermodal travel information to data analytics needed to continuously optimize operations. This helps operators achieve 100-percent availability, increases passenger throughput and improves travel comfort – important prerequisites for providing attractive public transport.

Digital twin provides full transparency for rail infrastructure projects In cooperation with software partners like Bentley Systems, Siemens is using “Building Information Modeling” – a digital twin for the planning, design and construction of complex rail infrastructure projects. This computer-generated model provides an object-oriented, parametric and digital 3D depiction of the planned system. The database provides the prerequisites for extensive simulations that ensure system conflicts are avoided, risks of delays are reduced, and project implementation can be expedited.

Siemens is presenting another innovation in the sector of rail electrification at the InnoTrans: For the first time, the company can depict a rail system’s electrical network and energy flows in a data-based real-time simulation. This functions by combining the SCADA network control system (Sitras RSC) with the intelligent energy management system Sitras iEMS together with Sitras Sidytrac Real Time. This enables peak loads to be predicted and avoided, makes critical network conditions transparent, enables train timetables to be optimized by energy demand and consumption, and ultimately reduces energy consumption by up to 15 percent.

Modular vehicle platform meets growing demands for flexibility, lower lifecycle costs and improved comfort The new Velaro Novo from Siemens is a systematic further development of the three preceding generations of Velaros. Numerous innovations in details make the new high-speed train a unique, highly efficient concept that consumes 30 percent less energy and substantially reduces investment and maintenance costs while at the same time providing a ten-percent increase in capacity. With its empty tube concept and numerous configuration possibilities, the Velaro Novo is future-proof and can be flexibly adapted to meet new design concepts and operator needs even after years in operation.

This year, Siemens is again showcasing its products and solutions in Hall 4.2 and in the outdoor exhibition area. In addition to the highlights mentioned above, the company will also be showing the following vehicles outside:

  • Avenio M Ulm: For its new Line 2, SWU Verkehr GmbH, a subsidiary of the municipal utility in Ulm, Germany, has ordered twelve Avenio M articulated trams that have been optimized for the Ulm tram routes with their steep grades. The Avenio M sets standards for safety: The “Siemens Tram Assistant” collision warning system helps the driver avoid accidents.
  • Metro Sofia: Siemens is supplying the new metro Line 3 in Sofia, Bulgaria, with 20 Inspiro metro trains equipped with energy management and a train control system for automated operation including automatic platform doors.
  • Cityval Rennes B: 25 Cityval Automated People Mover systems (APM) will begin operating on the second metro Line B in Rennes, France, as of 2020.
  • Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX): With its innovative design and digital networking, the RRX sets new standards for passenger comfort and convenience and operating availability in Germany’s most heavily populated Rhine and Ruhr region. The first of a total of 82 Desiro HC electric multiple-unit trains will be delivered starting at the end of 2018.
  • Desiro City Moorgate: The Desiro City is the successful platform offering maximum flexibility, perfect passenger comfort and convenience, and low energy consumption for the British market. The trains being built for customer Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) are the third order for this train platform. The first of the 25 ordered trains will begin service on London’s Great Northern Line beginning late in 2018.
  • Desiro ML ÖBB cityjet prototype for battery operation: Alternative drive systems are becoming increasingly important for operations on non- electrified rail routes. Working together with customer Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), a series-production Desiro ML ÖBB cityjet was equipped with a battery for operating without an overhead power line.
  • Vectron MS: The Vectron is the universal locomotive for Europe; the multiple-system version enables it to provide cross-border freight and passenger service throughout Europe. The exhibited ÖBB Vectron can be operated in nine countries and also used in multiple-unit operation with other ÖBB locomotives, enabling it to be flexibly integrated into the customer’s existing fleet.
  • Smartron: The Smartron, the new locomotive from Siemens, is tailored to a specifically defined transport task and combines the advantages of a standard product with the proven platform technology of the Vectron. The Smartron was conceived as a preconfigured locomotive for freight transport in Germany and offers customers cost-efficient operation with high operational safety.
  • The Mobility Division will be a fully owned subsidiary of Siemens AG as of August 1, 2018 and be named Siemens Mobility GmbH. The mobility arm of Siemens has been a leader in developing transportation solutions for over 160 years. The unit’s portfolio includes innovations in the segments of rolling stock, rail automation, traffic management systems and rail electrification. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens’ Mobility business posted revenue of €8,1 billion. At the end of September 2017, the Division had around 28,405 employees worldwide.

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The 2nd Circular Economic Forum in Surabaya, 28 - 30 June 2018

Published on 28 June 2018

EuroCham Indonesia attended the 2nd Circular Economy Forum held in Grand City Convex Surabaya from 28 to 30 June 2018. The event was held as part of Indo waste forum 2018 and was jointly organized by Waste for Change, Greeneration, Embassy of Denmark and PRAISE. Key speakers at the event including high level officials from Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, and National Development Planning Agency. Also notably speaking was H.E. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristense, Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia.

The participants and speakers were coming from various background including NGOs, social entrepreneurs, communities, and six member companies of PRAISE as well as representatives from some other companies. Four among six members of PRAISE are members of EuroCham, they are Tetra Pak Indonesia, Danone Aqua, Unilever Indonesia, and Nestle. As front runners in circular economy practice, these four companies spoke about their companies’ values on circular economy approach and how the approach is adapted in Indonesia. 

The forum discussed some important topics related to circular economy such as law enforcement, future technologies and community empowerment. Circular economy approach offers an alternative way for resource management through expanding the life cycle and value of the materials. Hence, circular economy provide solution for inefficient use of resources that may result in scarcity of resources and negative impact on the environment. Understanding the importance to spread awareness on adopting the Circular Economy approach in Indonesian context, EuroCham is planning to further discuss the topic during the EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue 2018.

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