Sheila Oliva| Aug 12, 2014

Panda Patriot

Panda Power Funds Breaks Ground on a second 829-MW Pennsylvania Power Plant

Today in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, we joined Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and officials from across the state to break ground on the company’s 829-megawatt power plant. The Panda “Patriot” generation facility is much like its predecessor, the Panda “Liberty” power plant, which broke ground on May 15, 2014. The Panda “Patriot” will be built by Gemma Power Systems LLC and will use two Siemens power island packages, including the natural gas turbines, steam turbines and heat recovery steam gen ...

Sheila Oliva| Jul 29, 2014


Turning Wind Energy into a Waltz

This post originally appeared on The Energy Collective. It might seem inevitable now that Fort Madison, Iowa, would become a production site for a substantial supply of wind turbine blades. Wind, after all, has always been in the air in that state for as long as Americans can remember. And with that unique characteristic, Iowa has suddenly become known for farming more than just corn. In fact, Iowa leads the nation in the percentage of electricity generated by wind energy. Wind turbines suppl ...

David Lenti| Jun 25, 2014


A Flexible Giant

The world's largest lifting yoke for installations at high wind makes B75 blade installation safer, faster and more cost efficient.   Most mechanical constructions that are 14 meters long, 8 meters tall and weigh 78 metric tons are not described as fast or flexible. Especially when the thing it lifts is 75 meters long and weighs 25 metric tons. Then again, the new B75 lifting yoke from the Siemens Wind Power Division is no average construction. And Siemens is taking out the patents to prove it ...

Sheila Oliva| Mar 30, 2014

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Uprated 3.2 MW Siemens D3 wind turbines launched

The Wind Power Division has uprated its D3 onshore platform wind turbines. The new SWT-3.2-101, SWT-3.2-108 and SWT-3.2-113 machines feature improved performance from 3.0 to 3.2 megawatts (MW) and implement the sum of design and operational experiences. The uprated products will enter serial production by the end of 2014. They will be available with 101 and 108 meter rotors for IEC class IA sites, and a 113 meter rotor for IEC class IIA sites. The 3 MW version will remain available for project s ...

Sheila Oliva| Mar 26, 2014

EWEA2014 floor

Siemens Wind Power Stands Strong at EWEA 2014

The launch of the new uprated Siemens D3 wind turbine, televised interviews on Windpower Monthly TV, and the fun and educational Siemens Wind Challenge are among the highlights of the activities the Wind Power Division carried out at EWEA 2014. The European Wind Industry Association’s annual exhibition and conference took place in Barcelona, Spain between March 10-13, 2014. Uprated D3 platform wind turbineSupported by the ‘Watts up!’ tagline, the launch of the uprated 3.2 megawatt (MW) direct dr ...