Siemens Smart Grid and SABIC Polyolefine GmbH based in Gelsenkirchen have established a partnership to develop a solution for energy data management in energy-intensive industries. The focus is on the petrochemicals processes of the Gelsenkirchen location of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation. The Saudi-Arabian chemicals and metals corporation holds a leading position in the Middle East, and produces polyethylene and polypropylene at its Gelsenkirchen location. The thermoplastics are further processed by the plastics industry to make products such as packaging foil, bottles and tubes. Based on proven Siemens energy automation technology, the energy data management solution will help to reduce costs and increase efficiency when it comes to the procurement, conversion, distribution, and utilization of energy at the location.
Jan Mrosik, CEO of the smart grid division of the Siemens Infrastructure & Cities Sector, said, "In the course of the energy revolution, it will become ever more important for energy-intensive industries to produce with the highest possible energy efficiency in order to save money. With our energy automation technology, know-how and decades of experience in the energy field, we are the right partner for this task." Together with SABIC, the first step will be to analyze the energy data management requirements of the petrochemical processes in the Gelsenkirchen plant.Siemens will then use its energy automation products and systems to develop the required energy data management solution, which should be capable of being used at every power level, from low, through medium to the high voltage level.
The energy automation solution will be based on the Siemens Siprotec and Sicam product families. It will cover the data management for energy import and consumption values, and ensure the required quality and reliability of the electricity-supply system. The solution will also maintain the stability of the plant power system by controlling process loading effects.Thomas Strickling, who is responsible for energy supply at SABIC Polyolefine GmbH in Gelsenkirchen, said,"We're now systematically expanding the energy management in the same way as the environmental and quality management. The solution developed jointly with Siemens will give us the information we require to embed energy-efficiency awareness not only in all the processes but also in the minds of our employees."
Energy-efficient, eco-friendly solutions for setting up intelligent power supply networks (Smart Grids) are part of Siemens’ Environmental Portfolio. In fiscal 2012, revenue from the Portfolio totaled about 33 billion euros, making Siemens one of the world’s largest suppliers of eco-friendly technologies. In the same period, our products and solutions enabled customers to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 330 million tons, an amount equal to the total annual CO2 emissions of Berlin, Delhi, Hong Kong, Istanbul, London, New York, Singapore and Tokyo.