Siemens Opens Latest MindSphere Application Center
By Jack Burke06 March 2019
Siemens said its new MindSphere Application Center, now opened in Gurgaon, India, is the first in the world specifically aimed at digital solutions for coal and steam-based power plants.
The center is a digitalized technology center, supported by
Siemens’ MindSphere, an open, cloud-based IoT operating system designed to let
customers connect machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world and
their thermodynamic digital twins.
It will offer Siemens digital technology solutions such as Remote Diagnostic Services (RDS), performance optimizer, remote maintenance, power plant management, digital whiteboard and will act as a platform for agile way of working with virtual collaboration, customer co-creation and an open culture.
Siemens will be offering additional solutions from its Omnivise digital services portfolio at the center. Experts will work closely with ecosystem partners and digitalization consultants to address the core issues facing the power sector and develop answers using digital solutions and engaging with key stakeholders, the company said. In addition, Siemens will be co-creating specific solutions with customers on steam and coal plant requirements such as coal blending solutions, augmented reality, equipment maintenance and troubleshooting, virtual reality for training, outage planning based on grid trends and more.
India has the third largest coal fired capacity in the world and delivers more than 944 Billion Units (BU) from coal out of the total of approximately 1150 BU electricity per year to the grid.
“At the MindSphere Application Center in Gurgaon, the digital solutions of tomorrow will be developed in direct collaboration with our customers in the power sector,” said Tim Holt, CEO, Siemens Power Generation Services. “It provides the ideal environment for co-creating innovative digital solutions adapted to optimize customers’ asset value and performance for coal and steam-based power plants.”
This center in Gurgaon is one of 58 Siemens MindSphere Application Centers established globally. Each center spans multiple locations in different countries and specializes in various industry verticals. Today, around 900 software developers, data specialists and engineers are working together with customers at these centers to develop digital innovations for data analysis and machine learning.