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Siemens and Grundfos join forces to tackle wastewater

Siemens and Grundfos have signed a digital partnership framework, which will see the two companies focus on wastewater applications, industrial automation and building technology.

The partnership will see the multi-national technology company and pump manufacturer work together to increase energy efficiency and reduce water consumption.

Both parties said they are also entering into this partnership with the aim of achieving sustainable global change by joining forces through digital solutions.

Klaus Helmrich, a member of the managing board of Siemens AG and chief executive of Digital Industries said its systems could be used to increase the uptime of pumps and motors and to optimize their operation.

“Our MindSphere open cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) operating system combined with Grundfos IoT solutions can optimize pump and motor schedules in order to maximize uptime and minimize energy consumption,” said Helmrich.

“In addition, MindSphere can be used to acquire data and knowledge, which enables us to operate buildings in a more user-friendly and efficient way.”

The chief executive of Grundfos, Mads Nipper, added: “Our purpose is to pioneer solutions that contribute to solving the world’s water and climate challenges. To live up to that purpose, we are on a major digital transformation journey to supplement our pump solutions business by also becoming a digital solution and service provider. Partnering with Siemens is a big step in this direction.”

“Our companies have a strong position based on quality offerings and we want to strengthen this position by adding a digital layer. Ten percent of all electric energy in the world is used by pumps. Through this partnership we can provide intelligent, efficient solutions for reducing energy consumption, making a substantial difference when it comes to combatting climate change.”

Grundfos aims to halve its own water consumption by 2025.

By 2030, Grundfos will have contributed to providing safely managed drinking water to 300 million people in need.

In addition, through water efficiency and water treatment, the company will have saved 50 billion cubic meters of fresh water.

Author: Jamie Hailstone,
Topic: Innovation , Pumps & Pumping Systems , Water resources


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