Siemens to provide world’s biggest coal terminal with ‘MES’

Richards Bay Coal Terminal Company has engaged the Siemens Industrial Solutions and Services Group to equip the world’s largest coal terminal in South Africa with a Manufacturing Execution System (MES).

In addition to monitoring of the production level, the system also enables planning on the business level, thus ensuring a high degree of efficiency in manufacturing facilities.

The modular design allows the system to easily expand in future when necessary. Commissioning is scheduled to take place end of 2008.