WARRENDALE, PA, March 2, 2010 -- Siemens Water Technologies has signed a 10-year water technology and operations agreement with Walt Disney World® Resort. While Disney already has an existing agreement with Siemens AG to use a wide range of Siemens technologies, this agreement further expands the relationship and paves the way for the two companies to broaden their technological collaboration across platforms.
Siemens Water Technologies will now provide disinfection and onsite service to resort pools, fountains and theme parks in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. The sanitizing technology, monitoring, and onsite service will ensure the continued pool and fountain water quality at 165 recreation sites on the Walt Disney World property are maintained at a safe and clean level.
The agreement, which was signed in January, incorporates more than 50 OSEC electro-chlorination systems. This Siemens technology uses salt and electricity to generate hypochlorite on site by eliminating the need to handle or transport chemicals such as chlorine--increasing safety and efficiency of the operations.
The Strantrol Impact controllers and automation units for the disinfection process allows Siemens to remotely monitor the recreation areas to ensure high quality water at all times. Siemens technicians will service and manage the water on the Walt Disney World property, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Recreation water from these systems will be used at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels and at the Epcot®, Magic Kingdom® and Disney's Hollywood Studios® theme parks.
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility und Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion. http://www.siemens.com/industry
The Siemens Industry Solutions Division (Erlangen, Germany) is one of the world's leading solution and service providers for industrial and infrastructure facilities comprising the business activities of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies, Water Technologies and Industrial Technologies. Activities include engineering and installation, operation and service for the entire life cycle. A wide-ranging portfolio of environmental solutions helps industrial companies to use energy, water and equipment efficiently, reduce emissions and comply with environmental guidelines. With around 31,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Solutions posted sales of €6.8 billion in fiscal year 2009. Further information and downloads at: http://www.siemens.com/industry-solutions