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 17, 2015

The SGT5-8000H gas turbine developed by Siemens is the heart of the highly efficient combined cycle gas turbine power plant

Record-Breaking Power Plant

One of the challenges of Germany’s energy transition is to safeguard security of supply with the rising share of volatile renewable energy feeding into the grid. Stadtwerke Düsseldorf decided to ensure their city’s electricity demand locally, within sight of the city center, with a record-breaking combined heat and power plant at the city’s Rhine port in Lausward – a tailor-made turnkey solution from Siemens. A multimedia TechStory showcases the challenges and achievements, as well as the people ...

TheEnergyBlog Team| Mar 11, 2015

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark adds royal flair to Siemens at EWEA Offshore 2015

Innovating to make offshore wind energy cheaper

The eyes of the offshore world are currently on Copenhagen, where the European Wind Energy Association’s EWEA Offshore 2015 conference and exhibition is taking place from 10-12 March. The main trend in a nutshell: Smart innovation for cost reduction. Siemens has launched innovative solutions in turbine technology, grid access, and offshore service that will help to reduce the costs of offshore wind power to below 10 Euro cents/kWh by 2020. Turbine technology: The biggest wind turbine just got be ...

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 ...

Living Energy| Mar 03, 2015

“Today it’s cool to become and engineer, it has completely changed since I was a student,” Prof Jacob Østergaard remembers

A new brand of engineers

This is the final part of our decentralized energy blogpost-series with Professor Jacob Østergaard. Here you can find the first part of the series: The island in building 329 Click here to read part 2: The energy partisan “Follow me, follow me,” the older students carrying the colored flags shout to the dozens of novices following them through the halls of Denmark's Technical University (DTU), set on the fringes of the capital, Copenhague. It is orientation day, and hundreds of students pass ...