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Focus is on early-stage R&D
Siemens Energy is expanding its Innovation Center – Orlando. The Center is their global hub dedicated to the development of products and solutions through collaboration, rapid prototyping, and testing for the energy transition.
This will enhance the facility’s machine shop and technical application area, including its additive manufacturing capabilities and use of robotics to inspect and repair components for equipment, such as turbines capable of running on hydrogen.
Rich Voorberg, President, of Siemens Energy North America, says, “With an ability to operate like a start-up and shift priorities quickly, the Innovation Center enables us to reduce the time it takes to test new concepts from six months to six weeks.”
Siemens Energy wants to open Innovation Centers around the world, with locations in Berlin, Abu Dhabi, and Shenzhen. Each Center will work with those in academic and industry circles, researching low to zero-emission power generation, transportation, electricity storage, carbon reduction, and energy consumption in industrial processes.