October 19, 2015
Siemens has signed an Australian-first research agreement to advance the use of technology that could reduce the size and weight of conventional motors by more than 30 per cent.
The engineering powerhouse signed the historic five-year agreement with Defence Science and Technology Group (part of Australia’s Department of Defence) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) at the Pacific 2015 Maritime Exposition in Sydney earlier this month.
The partnership will conduct research into high temperature superconducting (HTS) technologies – in particular the potential to help Australia’s naval fleets save energy, but increase their capabilities.
HTS technologies, already under development in superconducting motors, generators and magnets, also have broader applications that could add significant productivity to Australian industry.
Siemens Australia CEO Jeff Connolly said the unique partnership reinforces Siemens’ proud record of introducing technologies that matter to Australia.
“For the Australian Navy, this partnership opens a pathway to more energy-efficient vessels with huge leaps forward in size, weight and capacity,” Mr Connolly said.
“HTS will also mean less environmental impact and reduced operating costs. Imagine the benefits of a motor with the same power but 30 per cent less size and weight.”
Read Siemens’ press release on the agreement here.