Postings tagged with: efficiency


Sabrina Ruhmann| Jul 21, 2015

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Two become one: Developing an integrated drive unit for electric cars

That the weight of a vehicle plays a role in defining its range is nothing new. This is why electric vehicles quickly lose their appeal as a result of excessive weight: Adapting their range to comply with the requirements of end users still represents a huge challenge. As a consequence, it is not just during the design phase where it is important to reduce the amount of material used. Compact and efficientIt becomes especially critical when more complex parts such as the motor and inverter are ...

SOV Log Book| Jul 10, 2015

Full steam ahead with Siemens’ BlueDrive system

It’s not so bad to be different

The childhood fairytale ‘The Ugly Duckling’ is a classic story about a duckling that is somewhat different to his counterparts. And with this fairytale in mind it comes to no surprise why so many have referred to our Service Offshore Vessel (the SOV) as an ugly duckling – as it too is quite different from other vessels. But the SOV’s extraordinarily shaped bow and high superstructure are not the only reasons why it is so distinctive. Inside the hull lays a unique piece of propulsion engineering, ...

SOV Log Book| Jul 03, 2015

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Wind farm service: teamwork is essential

“Esvagt Froude” and “Esvagt Faraday”, Siemens’s new service operation vessels, are the result of excellent teamwork involving a large number of people. Throughout the design process, the shipyard, shipbuilders Esvagt, and Siemens, the client, came up with a number of clever ways to turn the idea into reality. And, of course, as far as life aboard and offshore service missions are concerned, teamwork continues to be of paramount importance. The numerous guests at the launch of the “Esvagt Farada ...

SOV Log Book| Jul 01, 2015

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Servicing one turbine after the other – Living and working on a wind farm

Recently christened, the “Esvagt Faraday” , Siemens’ new SOV, is now in operation on German offshore wind farms. Ingo Bischof, Project Manager for the Butendiek wind farm in the North Sea, has just returned from a trial tour of duty. He explains what it’s like to live and work aboard the new service operation vessel. The high, curved bows of the freshly launched SOV “Esvagt Faraday” soaring into the Hamburg skies are an impressive sight. At almost 84 meters, the special ship is a world first, d ...

Zoi Gioti| Jul 01, 2015

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As IDS Roadshow arrives in the UK, we are hearing from the experts and on the benefits of Integrated Drive Systems

Siemens Integrated Drive Systems are the world's first true one-stop solution reducing risk and maximising the uptime of your production line. Jason Peel, Head of Strategy IDS UK&Ireland shares his view on IDS: Customer requirements are constantly changing in the marketplace. Their challenges will be increasing year on year. Reducing their risk as a business, saving energy and minimising downtime are always at the heart of all customers’ requirements. To remain competitive, manufacturers o ...

SOV Log Book| Jun 26, 2015

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Full steam ahead for Siemens’ new SOVs

“I am a little nervous after all,” admitted the patroness of Siemens’ brand-new service operation vessel before christening the new ship at Hamburg harbor. The young lady in question, Ruth Harkort-Berge, daughter of wpd’s Offshore CEO Achim Berge Olsen, brought the launch a great deal of luck: the bottle shattered with a loud bang, and the name of the new vessel, “Esvagt Faraday,” was revealed. In the world of navigation, the customer is traditionally king and hence also provides the patroness ...

SOV Log Book| Jun 25, 2015

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Bridging waves with Service Operation Vessels

Out on the high seas, far from the coast, the winds are particularly strong. This is the ideal place for offshore wind farms, and it is precisely here, thanks to the trend towards renewable energy, that large wind farms are being built. Yet until now, no appropriate maintenance concept for these high-performance power stations has been developed. By developing the idea of special service operation vessels (SOVs), Siemens has adopted a new, innovative approach, focusing on greater security and ef ...

SOV Log Book| Jun 24, 2015

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Offshore service operation vessels: from idea to completion

The wind energy sector is growing and growing – and its services must also keep up to speed. Siemens developed a concept to tackle this at an early stage, and has opted to deploy offshore service operation vessels (or SOVs for short). We’ve reported regularly on these special SOVs in the EnergyBlog over the past year – and two of them are now in operation. State-of-the-art offshore wind farms have an output of several hundred megawatts and, increasingly, they are located at some distance from t ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 26, 2015

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IDS roadshow truck – Energy-saving and reliable operation of turbomachinery

Under the banner of “IDS - Extra Value Integrated”, the new Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) roadshow truck is on its European tour. The third article of our series on the exhibits in the IDS roadshow truck shows how perfectly matched combination of Simotics FD motors and Sinamics G120P frequency converters enable the cost-efficient, energy-saving and reliable operation of turbomachinery. Pumps, fans and compressors are playing a central role in a wide range of industrial sectors. Turbomachines a ...

Christian Böse-Baer| May 20, 2015

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IDS roadshow truck – Discrete materials and container handling

Under the heading “IDS - Extra Value Integrated”, the new IDS roadshow truck has been touring Europe since November 2014. A series of three news articles to be published in the course of the coming weeks describes the main exhibits in the truck. The second article of our four-part series “Exhibits in the IDS roadshow truck” presents the IDS portfolio of drive and automation solutions for discrete materials and container handling systems. The seamless interaction of all IDS components allows Sie ...


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