Siemens modernizes water treatment plants around the globe

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 24, 2009 -- With its complete product and system portfolio for wastewater and water treatment plants, desalination plants, pump stations and pipelines, the Siemens divisions Industry Automation (IA) and Drive Technologies (DT) modernize and expand plants for water treatment worldwide...

NUREMBERG, Germany, June 24, 2009 -- With its complete product and system portfolio for wastewater and water treatment plants, desalination plants, pump stations and pipelines, the Siemens divisions Industry Automation (IA) and Drive Technologies (DT) modernize and expand plants for water treatment worldwide.

The projects are manifold and range from the hanseWasser wastewater treatment plants in Bremen, Germany to wastewater and water treatment plants in Toronto, Canada and finally to the Swabian water treatment plant Sallmannsberg, Germany and the wastewater treatment plant Steinhofen in Braunschweig, Germany.

Wastewater Treatment Plants Seehausen and Farge, Bremen/Germany
In 2008, Bremen's wastewater company hanseWasser decided to modernize both its plants with the distributed control system Simatic PCS 7. The wastewater company hanseWasser runs the 2,300 km long sewage networks of Bremen and treats annually about 60 million cubic meter (m³) wastewater of Bremen and the surrounding communities. Currently, systems from different manufacturers that have been in operation for roughly 20 years are used in the wastewater treatment plants and the approximately 200 outstations.

Wastewater and water treatment plants, Toronto/ Canada
In March 2009, Toronto Water commissioned Siemens Canada to modernize the water treatment plant R.L.Clark with a capacity of 415,000 m³ per day. The contract contains 600 Volt substations, motor control centers as well as the medium and low voltage distribution.

Wastewater Treatment Plant Steinhof, Braunschweig/Germany
The wastewater treatment plant Steinhof in Braunschweig with its approximately 80 pump stations is equipped with a new Siemens distributed control system since end of March 2009. To realize this, the existing process control system Simatic S7 was migrate to Simatic PCS 7 and Sinaut telecontrol. In this complete solution the water company of Braunschweig, the "Stadtentwässerung Braunschweig GmbH" included also four weirs to protect the inner city from flood water.

Water Treatment Plant Sallmannsberg/Germany
Since April 2009 the 15-year-old pump station Sallmannsberg is being expanded with Totally Integrated Automation to a water treatment plant with deacidification and is being modernized at the same time. The water supplier of Noerdlingen, "Bayerische Rieswasserversorgung (BRW)" provides the drinking water for approx. 118,000 inhabitants and small and medium industries in the northern part of Swabia (district of Bavaria). The water supply of an average 20,000 m³/day is secured by 19 pump stations, 25 elevated tanks and 1,232 km of pipeline networks.

For the water and wastewater industry, Siemens founded the Competence Center Water & Wastewater in 2006 to support the sales regions. The water industry lists a growth of approximately five percent a year.

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