Postings tagged with: efficiency

Carolin Kieschnick| Mar 27, 2015

Pillath Petra Rene

Telecontrol and many more thrilling topics: Four days at Wasser International come to an end

Rolf Pillath, Petra Geiss and René Jacobs from Siemens' booth team (from left to right) were very pleased with the response at the booth. The Wasser Berlin International trade fair was a resounding success for Siemens with lots of interesting conversations, valuable user feedback, and a great atmosphere. Experts from around the globe gathered at this leading trade fair for the water industry from March 24 to 27. Telecontrol technology and process instrumentation attracted particularly strong in ...

Carolin Kieschnick| Mar 20, 2015


Sustainable water use: Greater efficiency in the water industry

Health, nature, urbanization, industry, energy, food, and equality are the seven themes being highlighted by the United Nations for World Water Day 2015. Due to deficient or poorly developed infrastructures, adequate access to clean water is not available in all countries around the world. The consequences can be grave and even lead to serious conflicts and crises. And especially in the booming regions of the world, industry needs to be asking where water will come from in the future, and how th ...

SOV Log Book| Mar 19, 2015

The SOV waiting in the Esbjerg harbor to set sail for its first operation

First service operation vessel is setting sail

In the summer of 2013, construction began on two service operation vessels for offshore wind power plants, and now the first of the two sister vessels is setting sail. In January she underwent extensive sea trials in the snowy fjords of Norway. Soon after, she sailed to Esbjerg in Denmark, where she was handed over from Esvagt to Siemens on Wednesday, February 18. It was a remarkable day for both teams, whose experience and knowledge is built into the vessel. In just a few months she will begin ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Mar 06, 2015

the efficiency of the overall system is the key to further lowering the levelized cost of energy from wind

Sustainable energy – efficiency is crucial

Only six more weeks to go until this year’s Hannover Messe, and our preparations for this important event are, of course, running full speed ahead. The motto of the Siemens booth this year is “On the way to Industrie 4.0 – Driving the Digital Enterprise.” But what kinds of highlights and surprises can visitors to the trade show expect to find? In a Hannover Messe blog series our colleague Adam Wesoly offers a preview of what’s to come over the next few weeks.For me, the development of wind power ...

SOV Log Book| Feb 13, 2015


SOVs open up new horizons for offshore service - Final fitting at the Norwegian shipyard

It’s all about efficiency today

Ken Sørensen is Senior Vice President at Siemens Wind Power A/S in Brande, Denmark. Among other things, he oversees all maritime and aviation activities that are related to operation and maintenance on Siemens wind turbines. The 40-year old electrical engineer joined Siemens three years ago after having acquired broad international experience in a number of companies and countries. Sørensen is married and has two daughters, aged six and nine. In this blog post he explains what makes Siemens the ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Feb 03, 2015

Fascinating – Linkin Park live

Power the World: Sustainability and energy poverty are humanitarian issues

Interview with Linkin Park bassist David Farrell Siemens is supporting Power the World, a program launched by the U.S. rock band Linkin Park to support the United Nations initiative »Sustainable Energy for All«. This initiative aims at enabling universal energy access with a strong focus on renewable energy, distributed generation, and energy efficiency. The »Power Booth«, a specially equipped multimedia container from Siemens, Linkin Park, and Warner Music, is calling attention to Power the Wor ...

Living Energy| Jan 15, 2015

Preparing for the interview with CEO Bob Carter and President Todd Carter

Telling the Story

Over three days in August, Diana Smith, a journalist and resident of Texas, met up with the Carter family, who head the Dallas-based Panda Power Funds, to interviews them and research for a reportage in Living Energy. She is telling the inspiring story of the Carter’s – well, Texas-sized – hospitality!Our job was to cover intricate workings of a power plant and the people responsible for it. Like many, I get up bleary-eyed in the morning and flip on the light switch, having just a vague notion o ...

Living Energy| Jan 13, 2015

All the Carters share a big love for the wildlife

Getting Back More than You Can Ever Dream

The other of the Panda house and name, Janice Carter, invited the Living Energy media team to her office and her home to discuss her family, her work and why giving back really matters.Recently, a high school senior from a low income, inner city neighborhood in Dallas made a trip to see Janice Carter at her tenth floor office in the company’s downtown high rise. “I told her to sit in my chair,” Carter relates. As she was sitting there taking in the beautifully-appointed office and expansive view ...

Living Energy| Jan 07, 2015

The mayor of the City of Temple, Danny Dunn greets Panda Power Funds President Todd Carter

Generating Power and Tax Revenue

During a summer visit to bucolic Temple, Texas, Living Energy had the pleasure of meeting the town’s Mayor Danny Dunn. The Temple plant delivered turnkey ready by Siemens for Panda Power is the largest private investment Temple has ever seen.For Mayor Dunn, “Temple Tomorrow” is more than just a city’s promotional slogan. It is the theme adopted by Temple city leaders for its strategic vision and plan and a crucial guideline in his role governing the city. Critical to that plan is growing the tax ...

Living Energy| Dec 30, 2014

Sean Hausman is the plant manager at Temple 1, the new combined-cycle gas and steam power plant that Siemens built with the latest Flex Plant fast start capability for Panda Power

There’s Nothing Like It

Sean Hausman, plant manager of Panda Power Funds Temple 1 power station, recently showcased the advanced workings of the state-of-the-art facility to the journalistic team from Living Energy.At the busy Temple 1 plant, he is like the captain of a great ship, overseeing a vast Siemens-designed Flex-Plant™ , a 758-megawatt operation that produces enough electricity to power approximately 750,000 homes. When the plant’s twin sister, Temple 2 becomes operational in 2015, the production will double. ...