Infrastructure powers our lives and fuels growth. Intelligent infrastructure paves the way for smarter, more integrated systems that contribute to economic success, efficiency savings, and improves our environmental footprint.
With urbanization on the rise, cities are becoming more populous and urban infrastructure is becoming increasingly strained. Today, cities consume over 70% of the world’s energy and emit 80% of all greenhouse gases. These figures are projected to swell, and it is predicted that by 2050, urban areas will account for 70% of the world’s population. By combining engineering and data expertise, Siemens can provide answers to the core challenges confronting urban and industrial infrastructures today through:
- Integrated mobility solutions, such as electric and diesel-electric locomotives, and high speed rail, that move people and goods faster, safer and with fewer resources
- Total integrated power solutions and smart grid technologies for safe, reliable, efficient and cost-effective power distribution that balance supply and demand, prevents power outages and integrates renewable power
- Smart building technologies that drive energy efficiency, reduce costs, and provide security
Putting America in Motion
Our Sacramento rail manufacturing facility provides rail solutions that fuel the economy, help the environment and improve passenger transportation efficiency through the building of trains and light rails used across the country. The facility has been in operation for almost 30 years, is powered up to 80% by two megawatts of solar energy and currently employs over 800 people.
Siemens is ready to bring high-speed rail manufacturing to the U.S. and build the trainsets here using sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies helping to revitalize city centers, create jobs and stimulate economic development. With more than 500 trains operating in 9 countries on two continents, the Siemens Velaro high-speed train is the world’s fastest series-produced train, operating at speeds up to 220mph. With a fuel consumption of nearly 700 miles per gallon per passenger seat, the Velaro is one of the most energy efficient high-speed trains on the market today. Innovative and adaptable, the Velaro is the perfect fit for America's future high-speed rail network.
The electric locomotives that fuel the Northeast, known as the Amtrak Cities Sprinter, are also assembled at the Sacramento rail manufacturing plant. The equipment includes parts built from Siemens plants in Norwood, Ohio and Alpharetta, Ga., and nearly 70 other suppliers, representing more than 60 cities and more than 20 states, providing transportation and jobs.
The diesel-electric locomotives, known as the Charger locomotives, are also being built in Sacramento for the multi-state passenger rail locomotive procurement led by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT). The procurement is being done on behalf of the Departments of Transportation from 5 states: Illinois, California, Michigan, Washington and Missouri. Made in America rail projects in Sacramento help us provide an intelligent infrastructure for cities across the U.S., and everywhere in between, through the creation of skilled manufacturing jobs, regenerative environmentally-friendly braking, and reliable cross-city public transportation options.
- U.S. & Canada Green City Index
- Siemens sponsored the U.S. & Canada Green City Index, evaluating the environmental performance of cities.