First green world exhibition builds on Siemens technology - General news news

First green world exhibition builds on Siemens technology

Published on General news  |  March 9, 2010, 21:47

Siemens supplies infrastructure worth more than one billion euros for Shanghai. The Expo 2010 in Shanghai will open in 50 days. It expects about 70 million visitors and it is supposed to be the first green world exhibition in Expo history.

Most of the infrastructure necessary to ensure that the visitors are accommodated in an environmentally friendly manner was provided by Siemens.

The total value of  awarded contracts in connection with the Expo is more than one billion euros. 90 percent of the amount is related to environmentally friendly products and solutions.

CEO Siemens Northeast Asia and President and CEO of Siemens Ltd., China, Richard Hausmann said: "Once again, we have proven that our environmental portfolio has exactly what cities need to hold events of worldwide importance like the Expo 2010 in accordance with the principles of environmental protection."

Siemens has supplied technology for more than 40 projects on the Expo ground. Furthermore, Siemens supplied infrastructure that will make this event memorable for all its visitors, including technology for rapid mass tran-sit, clean air, cleaner water and ultra-modern health care in Shanghai.

"Our green technology will continue to upgrade the city's infrastructure well after the Expo. Thus, it is a triple win for Expo visitors, for the host city of Shanghai and for Siemens," Hausmann said.

The first green world exhibition in Expo history will open on May 1, 2010. There a total of 60 pavilions on the exhibition ground, five of which will remain open to visitors after the exhibition: the China Pavilion, as the landmark of the Expo, the Expo Boulevard, which is about 1,000 meters long, the Theme Pavilion, the Expo Center and the Performance Center which has about 18,000 seats for events.

The Expo grounds itself are a perfect example of green urban infrastructure: More than 50,000 energy-saving light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produced by Siemens' lighting subsidiary Osram will illuminate the pavilions and boulevards, consuming 80 percent less electricity than conventional incandescent bulbs. The five permanent pavilions reduce energy consumption by 25 percent compared to conventional buildings due to the latest in Siemens building technology. Siemens installed electricity-saving power distribution and fire protection systems on the grounds to assure reliable electricity power and a safe experience at the Expo.

One of the largest Siemens projects at the Expo is the China Pavilion, with a total surface area of 160,000 square meters. The pavilion is built entirely with energy-saving building technology from Siemens, and aims to be remembered as the Expo's green landmark. Hamburg House is another prime example of the energy efficiency provided by Siemens technology . It is a  "passive house" that consumes less energy than nearly any other building in the world. In fact, it will generate nearly all the energy it needs from the warmth of appliances used in the house and the people who will visit the house during the Expo.

To prepare for the Expo, Siemens modernized a large number of office buildings in the knowledge and innovation district of Shanghai, Yangpu. The measures have reduced the CO2 emissions of these buildings by 16 percent. Siemens has installed ultra-modern filter technology in the water treatment facilities near the city to provide clean drinking water.

the installation of the latest technology for the treatment of cancer, supplied by Siemens to the Shanghai International Tumor Hospital in the amount of roughly 150 million euros, was also for the benefit of people's health.
Siemens’ largest order related to the Shanghai Expo preparations was for the Industry Sector. The company supplied key components for 100 environmentally friendly, high-speed trains that will transport passengers from Beijing to Shanghai in less than five hours.

Hausmann said: "Large-scale events like the Expo 2010 and the Olympic Games are a catalyst for sustainable urban development."

Siemens will supply by 2018, infrastructure to more than 20 other host cities of major events, including infrastructure for stable power grids, public mass transit and healthcare. More than 2,000 Siemens employees are working on infrastructure projects for such events. The projects will improve the experience of those events and the quality of life of the cities in which they take place.


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