TheEnergyBlog Team| Sep 29, 2016

Wind at their backs Northland Power pursues projects offshore

Wind at their backs, Northland Power pursues projects offshore

In May 2014, a group led by power producer Northland Power and Siemens Financial Services announced financial close on Gemini, the largest-ever project financed offshore wind farm. The 2.8-billion euros, 600-megawatt project marked the arrival of a new paradigm in offshore wind project financing. Siemens is participating in the project as both an equipment provider, supplying the wind turbines, and an investor with Siemens Financial Services taking a 20 percent ownership stake. As one of Canada ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Sep 23, 2016

Wind equipment

Wind Equipment: Digitalization shortens time to market

The scene is set for WindEnergy Hamburg 2016, where from September 27 to 30 manufacturers, investors, solution providers, power utility companies and wind farm operators will gather alongside energy experts, economic policy-makers and government representatives from around the globe to attend the world’s leading wind energy expo. This trade fair is important to us not just because it gives us the opportunity to present our wind power product and service portfolio to industry experts and interest ...

SOV Log Book| Sep 12, 2016

Andreas Geißen, Environmental Health & Safety Officer on-board Esvagt Froude

Taking offshore safety further than ever before with Service Operation Vessels

June 2015 marked the beginning of a new era in offshore wind power, when Siemens Wind Power Service christened the first of two purpose-built Service Operation Vessels (SOVs). Now one year on we take a look back at the 1st year to find out how the vessel has performed and how those who use them every day feel they have improved their working lives at sea. In this article we follow up with Andreas Geißen, who is one of the Environmental Health & Safety Officers responsible for ensuring the da ...

SOV Log Book| Sep 12, 2016

Mario Seydel is one of the wind service technicians working on the Baltic II wind farm in north Germany

Living and working on the world’s first Service Operation Vessel

June 2015 marked the beginning of a new era in offshore wind power, when Siemens Wind Power Service christened the first of two purpose-built Service Operation Vessels (SOVs). Now one year on we take a look back at the 1st year to find out how the vessel has performed and how those who use them every day feel they have improved their working lives at sea. In the second article we follow up with 29 year-old wind service technician Mario Seydel, who is currently based on one of our SOVs on the Bal ...

SOV Log Book| Aug 30, 2016

Ole Klatt, storekeeper on board Esvagt Froude

Taking stock of the world’s first Service Operation Vessel

June 2015 marked the beginning of a new era in offshore wind power, when Siemens Wind Power Service christened the first of two purpose-built Service Operation Vessels (SOVs). Now one year on we take a look back at the 1st year to find out how the vessel has performed and how those who use them every day feel they have improved their working lives at sea. In the first article we follow up with warehouse stock keeper Ole Klatt, who take care of the vessels very own warehouse stocked up with spare ...

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