Mining engineering and other African markets
In every industry, companies need to focus on achieving higher productivity and efficiency in each individual market. This can only be achieved with a supplier who knows the specific requirements of the relevant industry.
Each industry has its own special requirements for achieving its highest level of industrial productivity. Customized industrial solutions and services are therefore indispensable. With well-established expertise in a wide array of industries (mining, shipbuilding, food & beverage, and water technology, for example) Siemens can provide companies with a broad range of comprehensive technologies and solutions. Our product spectrum extends from process automation and electric motors through turnkey engineering and system integration using industrial software to services that precisely match the customer’s needs.
Optimizing mining engineering
Africa is well endowed with mineral resources: The continent possesses the world’s largest mineral reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese, and vanadium. Siemens has a proven track record in Africa’s mining sector. Through its local presence and knowledge, we are in a position to support mining companies with completely integrated solutions and services. As a leading provider of efficient mining equipment to mining companies in South Africa, Siemens can offer and develop a solution portfolio for mining engineering that helps improve output quality and leads to higher production results. Our mining portfolio ranges from extraction and transportation to beneficiation and secondary processing of raw materials.
In South Africa, Siemens was approached by Gold Fields – one of the country’s largest gold producers – to help upgrade its infrastructure at a key shaft. The scope of supply included the upgrade of the rock and man winder control and power sections. By upgrading the mine winders, the risk of being taken out of operation for extended periods due to breakdowns is mitigated. This is aligned with both the safety and production goals of Gold Fields.
Marine and shipbuilding
Another industry that spans the vertical markets is the marine and shipbuilding industry. As a supplier of turnkey solutions, Siemens equips merchant-, passenger- and marine ships, as well as submarines, offshore and special-purpose vessels. Siemens’ portfolio includes a variety of drives and integrated automation, monitoring, alarm, and control systems. Siemens Marine Solutions increase operating safety and protect people, cargo, and the environment.
Food and beverage
In the food and beverage industry, Siemens solutions set new benchmarks for production flexibility, consistent quality, and efficient tracking and tracing – whether you produce beverages, dairy products, sugar, bread, cakes and pastries, oils and fats, or tobacco. African references are the automation of the South African Ibhayi brewery, and process automation and instrumentation solutions for the Dakahleya Sugar Company, a breakthrough project for Siemens Industry in Egypt.
Reliable water distribution
For decades, Siemens has been a reliable provider of electrical and industrial engineering solutions for international water infrastructure projects. Based on many years of experience in automation, drives, and power supply engineering, we offer customized components and integrated high quality solutions for water supply and wastewater disposal. Our systems include drives for pumps and fans as well as the necessary energy supply.
In South Africa, the Siemens Totally Integrated Automation portfolio helped manage the Komati Water Scheme Augmentation Project (KWSAP). The KWSAP is a water-transfer plan from the Rietfontein weir to the Matla and Duvha power stations in Mpumalanga province. The scope of supply included the complete electrical and control solution for the Komati pump station, which comprised 11-kV switchgear, S7 PLC, WinCC SCADA, instrumentation, and 400-V switchgear.
Siemens was also awarded a contract to supply and install a turnkey pumping station for a portable water project in Taksebt, Algeria. The project included all electrical and hydromechanical equipment as well as a fiber optic network for data transmission. The end customer is the state-owned Agence Nationale des Barrages (ANB).