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Siemens opens MindSphere application centre in India

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World Coal,

Siemens has officially opened its new MindSphere application centre in India. The facility is a digitalised technology centre.

MindSphere is an open, cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) operating system that lets customers connect machines and physical infrastructure to the digital world and their thermodynamic digital twins. 

The MindSphere application centre, opened in Gurgaon, is the first in the world specifically aimed at digital solutions for coal and steam-based power plants. It will offer Siemens digital technology solutions such as remote diagnostic services (RDS), performance optimiser, remote maintenance, power plant management and digital whiteboard.

Siemens will be offering additional solutions from its Omnivise digital services portfolio at the centre. Experts will work closely with ecosystem partners and digitalisation consultants to address the core issues facing the power sector and develop answers using digital solutions and engaging with key stakeholders. 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 of approximately 1150 bu electricity per year to the grid. 

"At the MindSphere application centre in Gurgaon, the digital solutions of tomorrow will be developed in direct collaboration with our customers in the power sector," said Tim Holt, CEO of Siemens Power Generation Services. "It provides the ideal environment for co-creating innovative digital solutions adapted to optimise customers’ asset value and performance for coal and steam-based power plants."

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