TMK and Siemens will jointly implement advanced digital solutions at operations
TMK and Siemens have signed a memorandum of understanding during the INNOPROM-2021 international trade fair. The memorandum provides for cooperation in hardware and software supply. The signatories to the document were Igor Korytko, CEO of TMK, and Alexander Liberov, President of Siemens Russia.
The memorandum sets a basis to guide the partners in supplying Siemens equipment to TMK facilities. In addition, the memorandum envisages the development of an electronic ordering system to streamline procurement and supply. Among other things, the partners will implement projects to maintain, upgrade, replace, and renew process equipment. Under the memorandum, Siemens energy efficiency products and solutions will also be considered for deployment at TMK facilities.
The partners intend to set up a bilateral working group to discuss working matters. Its participants will discuss the prospects for cooperation in digital transformation projects, equipping TMK’s Corporate University with video hardware and trainer packages, implementing solutions for monitoring and predictive diagnostics of electrical equipment, as well as joint efforts to refresh process equipment.
“TMK is a technology leader in the steel industry and regularly upgrades its infrastructure to introduce best available technologies. In doing so, we rely on solutions from the industry’s leading companies. Siemens is TMK’s trusted partner for digital transformation. The memorandum of understanding brings us to a new level of partnership, which includes engagement on lifecycle analysis of Siemens equipment, as well as integration of its technical solutions and software. This will increase the service life, reliability and effectiveness of units and accelerate the modernization of our operations”, said Igor Korytko.
“We highly appreciate our partnership with TMK, No. 1 company in Russia and globally by sales of tubular products. Our companies have a long record of fruitful cooperation, and we are committed to building it up further. Today, at the meeting, we have discussed such matters as support from Siemens experts to TMK’s Corporate University, electronic document management between companies, and, of course, digital transformation of operations. We hope that the signed agreements will strengthen cooperation between the two technology leaders and drive effective collaboration in digitizing the Russian industry”, said Alexander Liberov.