Siemens to showcase digitalisation and sustainability at WFES

Company executives to participate in panel discussions and present a portfolio that supports Middle East countries’ digital transformation to boost sustainability

Siemens will demonstrate a portfolio of products and services at the 11th edition of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) that aim to support digital transformation in the Middle Eastern countries to achieve sustainability across areas such as power generation, mobility and building infrastructure.

The German engineering and technology heavyweight’s booth at the event will feature examples of how digitalisation supports efficient building and sustainable water management, as well as how it can ensure power grid stability, secure the energy landscape and support smart mobility solutions.

A statement by the company said that a number of senior executives from the company will also take part in panel discussions that will deal with topics touching on the long-term sustainability of the region’s energy sector.

Among the participants will be Cedrik Neike, member of the managing board of Siemens AG, joining a panel on January 15th from 14:45 to 16:30, as part of the High Level Panels segment. Titled ‘Easternisation: A global mega-trend driving the energy transformation discussion’, the panel will discuss China’s new Belt & Road Initiative.

“At Siemens, we are committed to turning our global operations carbon-neutral by 2030, because we believe companies play a pioneering role in the fight against climate change,” said Dietmar Siersdorfer, CEO of Siemens in the Middle East and UAE. “While we strive to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint, we are also supporting our customers in the region to reduce emissions and energy consumption through efficient technologies and digitalisation across industries and various city infrastructure. At WFES, we will be showcasing the latest innovations for digital transformation and discussing ways of co-creating the future with our customers.”

Through interactive technologies, visitors will be able to experience Siemens’ digital solutions, aimed at empowering energy industries to achieve efficiency, productivity and reliability gains, he added.

The company will demonstrate its digital capabilities through the microgrid table and a 360-degree view of its Siestorage solution for energy storage. Through a HoloLens augmented reality device, visitors will also be able to look inside a steam turbine in the virtual world. The microgrid table enables visitors to digitally model an energy system that integrates power generated from renewables and traditional sources of energy without sacrificing grid stability. According to Siemens, maintaining stability is increasingly important in today’s energy mix, which features a growing share of renewables and where it is often necessary to compensate for fluctuations in power supply.

Siemen’s Building Technologies division will showcase Desigo, which the company claims as the only system in the world for the efficient control, regulation and optimisation of a single system or several systems in a building. Another system on display will be the Navigator, which enables the customisation of a suite of applications to monitor building system performance, energy demand and energy supply more effectively and efficiently, added the statement.

A model of a wind turbine from the company’s renewable energy arm, Siemens Gamesa, and a 3D-printed gas insulated switchgear will also be on display at the stand.

Among other Siemens executives participating in panel discussions at the annual conference will be Dr. Stefan Niessen, head of Technology Field Energy Systems, who will focus on energy transformation and recent developments related to new value streams such as hydrogen, synthetic fuel and ammonia, generated from renewable energy. Klaus Theml, head of Siemen’s Intelligent Traffic Solutions in the UAE, will discuss the topic of increasing road safety and cutting emissions using the new car-2-x technology bundle.


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