Siemens opens second UAE MindSphere Application Center
Centre in Abu Dhabi will develop solutions based on Siemen's IoT OS MindSphere, for process industries
Siemens has opened a new MindSphere Application Center in Abu Dhabi, which will focus on developing connected solutions for process industries based on the company's IoT solutions.
The new centre, at Siemens Middle East HQ in Masdar City, will focus on applications for oil & gas, water, and waste water, and is already working on solutions for regional customers in these sectors.
In oil and gas, Siemens is using AI techniques - such as Artificial Neural Networks - to identify anomalies in flow-rate patterns and allow better decision-making in complex upstream, midstream and downstream operations. With embedded self-learning algorithms, existing historical data can be used to process large quantities of incoming data, detecting anomalies to minimize downtime, production losses and protect customers' critical assets.
The centre is the second of three such centres planned for the UAE, which are intended to allow close cooperation with customers to create solutions using the Mindsphere cloud-based internet of things operating system, and other technologies including AI and data analytics, to address specific challenges for their industries.
Siemens opened its first regional center in Dubai to cater for the aviation and logistics market, joining a global network of 20 centers with 900 software developers, data specialists and engineers.
"We recognize the importance of the Middle East's industrial sector, and believe the MindSphere Application Center will play a significant role in accelerating the use of digital technologies in rapidly-expanding industries such as oil and gas and petrochemicals," said Fida Khalil, Head of MindSphere Application Center, Siemens Middle East. "Our digital expertise in data analytics and IoT - combined with our extensive experience in process industries - are key to merging the virtual world with the real world, integrating all levels from the field level to automation and up to the Cloud. This new center allows us to work more closely with our partners than ever before, directly addressing their specific challenges and using digital tools to co-develop tailored solutions, faster."
In Abu Dhabi the teams will work according to agile Scrum methodology and customers are invited to co-create innovative applications with Siemens. With this approach Siemens will develop applications according to customer requirements, providing either cloud-based or on-premise solutions.
The three UAE MindSphere Application Centers are part of a $500 million investment Siemens is making over three years, to expand its digital presence in the Middle East. This also includes software grants for local universities to boost digital skills in Egypt, UAE and Saudi Arabia.