Solutions for the number one resource
The Digital Enterprise portfolio for the water and waste water industry.
Water is the most valuable resource on our planet. That’s why efficiency and quality are top priorities for the water industry. These goals are becoming increasingly difficult to achieve as the expense of providing clean water grows in many regions, while at the same time operations have to be as efficient and economical as possible. The consistent, end-to-end digitalization of plants and processes helps the water and waste water industry meet these challenges.
Provide drinking water at a sustainable rate
Intelligent solutions and services from Siemens for planning, engineering, operation, and maintenance are ensuring reliably and sustainably treated drinking water of the highest possible quality around the world. They include process control, automation, and drive technology as well as the power supply for water treatment plants, pipeline systems, and large-scale water networks.
Treating waste water efficiently and reliably
Siemens offers tailor-made hardware and software systems, comprehensive services, and in-depth, specialized expertise for the construction of new or the modernization of existing waste water systems. This ensures safe and reliable waste water disposal via sewer networks and waste water pump stations even in the event of heavy rainfall, as well as the energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and straightforward operations management of waste water treatment plants.
Desalinate seawater – preserve life
Seawater desalination is playing an increasingly important role worldwide, especially in regions suffering from growing water shortages. Today over 150 countries are already desalinating seawater. Our customers rely on the energy-efficient process of reverse osmosis. Software, energy supply, energy management, and end-to-end service from Siemens in the areas of design, operation, and maintenance support the energy-optimized operation of desalination plants around the world.
Global climatic changes mean that it snows less and less in alpine areas. This can lead to problems, especially in low altitudes. The smaller amounts of natural snow are often no longer sufficient to guarantee the excellent ski slope conditions that meet the high demands of our time. In order to make optimal use of the capacities of the ski areas, we offer many years of know-how for the automation of snow-making systems. As a leading provider Siemens can offer a comprehensive range of electrotechnical products and automation solutions. Moreover our focus is to provide solutions for energy supply and distribution, drive and automation technology and the implementation of higher-level control systems.
Energy and automation technology for snowmaking systems
Plenty of snow at the right time
Snow falls when the weather is right. But that cannot be controlled. The snowmaking systems equipped by Siemens come into action exactly when the conditions for producing snow are optimal. This means: the production of the “Magic White” begins fully automatically. The operators only have to monitor the process. Automation technology even takes over the saving of resources in energy and water management.
With the higher-level Siemens control system SIMATIC WinCC we do not only offer the visualization of the pumping stations and snow canons, but even more importantly proven features such as load management, building management, integration of snow depth measurements for monitoring the entire ski area.
As a system provider and manufacturer of all components required for energy supply and distribution Siemens has decisive advantages concerning efficiency and reliability of snowmaking systems. On local level programmable logic controllers and touchscreen systems ensure safety and user-friendliness. On general level we handle projects with comprehensive know-how in energy, electrical engineering and automation as well as short software optimized processes.
Whitepaper Industrial Security for the Water and Waste Water Industry
This whitepaper describes the threats and risks to which industrial automation and control systems in water and waste water treatment plants and networks are exposed, and introduces best practice concepts to minimize these risks and to achieve a level of protection to be implemented that is acceptable with regards to both the economic boundary conditions and the desired security level.
A comprehensive portfolio for the water industryDigitalization, automation, and electrification lay the foundation for efficient, reliable, and sustainable processes in the water industry. Discover custom-made products, systems, and solutions for a more sustainable water industry.
Components that work together perfectly
End-to-end, individually customized solutions for drinking water supply, waste water treatment, and desalination systems are commercially viable both today and tomorrow for maintaining a high security of supply and for the responsible use of water as a vital resource. All the components from Siemens’ comprehensive product portfolio are seamlessly coordinated in the company’s custom solutions for the water industry. These solutions combine the latest technologies with decades of industry expertise in all areas of water management.