TheEnergyBlog Team| Aug 03, 2015

The two gas turbines SGT-800 on their way from Sweden to the US - the Fagelgracht, which measures around 137 in length, is a dedicated Dutch ship

Two strong Swedes cross the ocean

This is the second part of our blogpost series covering the journey of two gas turbines from Sweden to the USA. Find the first part of the series here. An SGT-800, the largest and most powerful of Siemens’ industrial gas turbines, has a capacity of about 400 middle class cars. Along with an SST-400 industrial steam turbine, two of these machines will form the heart of the Holland Energy Park, one of the most environmentally friendly, fossil-fired power plants in the United States. But before re ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Jul 14, 2015

A unique journey - Two gas turbines on their way from Sweden to the USA

A unique journey: Two gas turbines on their way from Sweden to the USA

It will be one of the most sustainable fossil fuel-based power generation facilities in the US: The Holland Energy Park combined cycle power plant in Michigan. The plant’s core will consist of two industrial gas turbines and an industrial steam turbine of type SST-400 made by Siemens. The two gas turbines of type SGT-800 have now begun their journey from Finspong, Sweden, to Holland in Michigan. No job for wimps: Moving 130 tons Each of the two gas turbines, which are destined for the Holland ...

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

The “Esvagt Faraday” in operation

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

Ingo Bischof

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 ...