Digitalization, automation and electrification solutions for industry, energy and infrastructure
From manufacturing to smart buildings, energy to food and beverages, Siemens technology empowers companies of all sizes to transform the everyday. Driven by digitalization and automation, we provide solutions that allow businesses across Australia and New Zealand to increase their productivity, scale up while maintaining quality, and harness the possibilities of Industry 4.0.
Siemens technology solutions can also significantly improve the efficiency and sustainability of energy systems, buildings and industry, while facilitating the transition towards net zero emissions, renewable energy and decentralised power generation.
Net Zero is the ‘what’ - but technology with purpose will drive the ‘how’
Commitments to net zero are important, but the real test is moving from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’. Jeff Connolly, Chairman and CEO of Siemens Australia and the Pacific, explains why this requires a more inclusive and holistic approach.
In the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia, operator Western Power required a solution to ensure a stable grid and support renewable energy projects in the city of Kalgoorlie–Boulder.
Kalgoorlie–Boulder is located some 650 kilometres (404 mi) north-east of its power generation source at Muja, with the network supplying power to large mining operations that draw heavy loads for extended periods of time. Environmental factors are also a key consideration: the region's semi-arid climate sees average monthly temperatures as high as 34°C (93°F).
The Siemens SINAMICS S120 STATCOMs installed at the West Kalgoorlie–Boulder substation are future-ready, and can reliably bridge the divide between traditional grid systems and renewable energy: including wind power, battery and hydrogen. The units are self-contained and liquid-cooled, keeping cool in high temperatures and allow for easy maintance.
The world’s largest natural source of amorphous silica is owned by Agripower in Queensland, Australia. This innovative product rich in plant available silicon (PAS) is used in agriculture, horticulture, viticulture and organic agriculture and is currently the only certified organic fertiliser for use in Australia, United States, the European Union and India. It is a product that also helps sequester carbon in the environment through silica’s natural capabilities and produces no carbon emissions when applied to farming soil. It is unlike anything else in the world.
Siemens, together with AP Automation have equipped Agripower with cutting-edge technology that enables them to produce this innovative product. The process plant is designed to produce 240,000 tonnes per year and Agripower expects to produce one million tonnes per year at full capacity in future.
Case study: The fine art of efficiencyMelbourne Museum, the Immigration Museum, Scienceworks and the Royal Exhibition Building are all part of Museums Victoria – Australia’s largest public museums organisation. Together, they contain some 17 million objects, documents, photographs and specimens. Around 2.5 million visitors walk through their doors every year.
Buildings in general are big energy consumers. Museums, however, often have their own unique energy needs and challenges. Among the Museums Victoria exhibits, for example, are fossils that are millions of years old, and delicate rare books and documents that must be kept under strict climate-controlled conditions.
As part of the Victorian Government’s Greener Government Buildings Program, Museums Victoria searched for an energy-efficiency partner and turned to Siemens – the global leaders in intelligent building technology.
Wolf of the Willows
The fermentation process at Wolf of the Willows is powered by a purpose-built solution that brings the family of Siemens technologies together. Optimised by software from Fermecraft, a Siemens solution partner with software specifically designed for the brewing industry, the business can monitor this process in real time from any location, with rich data insights resulting in improved operational efficiency and reducing unplanned downtime.
Amidst a global pandemic, Siemens technology allowed the team to efficiently adapt their production process from kegs to cans, unlocking new markets and ultimately growing their business while maintaining the quality product that customers love.
Software that’s out of this world
Companies in the space industry are met with a unique set of challenges. As payloads increase, rocket and shuttle assemblies are becoming more complex, driving further demands on product design, planning, engineering and execution.
The bigger our dreams, the more we rely upon technology that can meet these demands. At Siemens, our software empowers global leaders in the space industry to digitally transform their business, taking control at every stage of product development and streamlining the process, reaping the benefits of Industry 4.0. From Teamcenter® to NX™, our technology helps businesses in Australia and New Zealand to scale up as they grow.
Taking cyber threats seriously
Cybersecurity is much more than peace of mind; it improves stakeholder confidence, increases company credentials, and helps protect critical infrastructure. Most importantly, cybersecurity is an investment in the future.
The numerous advantages of today’s increasingly digitalized and interconnected world come with a price: cyberattacks have become a serious threat, affecting critical infrastructure, public safety and national security. Although Australia and New Zealand are isolated island nations, we are not exempt from the growing number and sophistication of threat vectors. Comprehensive security mechanisms and a security-oriented mindset throughout the entire organisation are essential to avert and mitigate these risks.
Integrated data center solutions
Maximum uptime. High energy efficiency. Full scalability. Utmost security and safety. The stakes are high, and the challenges considerable for data center infrastructure managers. As a result, we’ve pooled our vast expertise and experience in data center services operations to provide support across multiple disciplines.
We do this with a comprehensive portfolio of integrated data center solutions and global services for optimized sustainability, security, fire safety and reliable performance – day in, day out, around the clock.
Secure. Efficient. Drop by drop.
The water and wastewater industry worldwide is being challenged like never before. With aging infrastructure, operators must meet rising customer demand and plan for the uncertain effects of climate change. Particularly in countries like Australia, where water sources are relatively limited, asset management, digital technology and operational efficiency are key success factors.
By connecting hardware, software and data, Siemens' solutions help address precisely those market issues and guide customers on the journey to the ‘smart utility’.
Improving rail capacity
Siemens Mobility has been awarded two contracts to significantly upgrade the rail network in metropolitan Sydney, one of the busiest networks in the southern hemisphere. This work will improve the overall efficiency and capacity of the rail network.
The total contract consists of two key packages, including the introduction of a new Traffic Management System (TMS). Conventional signalling will be replaced with new European Train Control System (ETCS) Level 2 technology, together enabling more frequent and reliable services by increasing capacity to allow 24 trains to operate during peak hours and up to 30 trains per hour for recovery from disruptions.