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Siemens to supply offshore wind turbines
to world's largest floating wind farm

30 MW "Hywind Scotland" project with five Siemens turbines
of Six-Megawatt-class


Dec. 04, 2015   + + +   For the 30 megawatt (MW) Hywind Scotland Project, Siemens will supply five of its SWT-6.0-154 direct drive offshore wind turbines. The turbines will be installed on floating foundations operating in water depths between 90 and 120 meters. The world's largest floating wind project is located in Scottish waters 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire. For the new Hywind Scotland Project, assembly in West Coast Norway is scheduled for first half 2017 ...read more


First North Sea Rig semi close to completion in China


Dec. 03, 2015   + + +   North Sea Rig’s first semisubmersible drilling rig, North Dragon, recently underwent a naming ceremony at the CIMC Raffles yard in Yantai, China. This and sister newbuilds Beacon Atlantic and Beacon Pacific are all based on the GM4-D design, adapted for operations in harsh environments. The winterized rigs will be able to operate in temperatures down to -25°C (-13°F) to warrant the Ice-T class designation, making them suitable for operations in Arctic areas such as the Barents Sea ...read more

ELA Offshore Special Containers
for individual needs of the Offshore Industry


Nov. 29, 2015  + + +  One container is not just like another. For each project different specifications and requirements for a container come up. The same applies to the Offshore industry in which more and more special containers for individual works on the high sea are needed. ELA Offshore Container GmbH already built and delivered several of those specialized Offshore Containers within the last past months ... read more


Leoni presents new SeaLine® cables
for extreme conditions on the high seas ...

Data cables with an oil and drilling fluid resistant jacket

Nov. 20, 2015   + + +   Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, has widened its product range and now offers SeaLine® shipbuilding cables that withstand the heavy demands at sea. These cables are furthermore, depending on the jacket material, especially resistant to oil or drilling fluid in accordance with NEK 606. The cables are available with or without steel wire armouring or braid as options ... read more


MAN Diesel & Turbo
Acquires Cryo’s Marine Fuel & Bunkering Business


Nov. 19, 2015 + + +  MAN Diesel & Turbo Sverige AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE (part of MAN and Volkswagen Group), acquires the marine fuel gas supply system (FGSS) business from the Sweden based Cryo AB, part of the Linde Engineering Division and a manufacturer of cryogenic equipment for the storage, distribution and handling of liquefied gases. It will be integrated into the company’s four-stroke marine business ... read more

Siemens receives order
for offshore wind power plant in the United Kingdom

Oct. 30, 2015 + + + Siemens is to supply, install and commission 56 wind turbines for the Galloper Wind Farm Ltd. (GWFL) off the south-east coast of England. The owners of the offshore wind power plant are RWE, UK Green Investment Bank, Macquarie Capital and Siemens Financial Services (SFS), each with a 25 percent stake. The plant's 336 megawatt capacity will be sufficient to supply up to 336,000 British households with clean power. Siemens will also be responsible for servicing the wind turbines for a 15-year period. The total investment costs of the Galloper project are 1.5 billion British pounds ... read more

DONG Energy to build the world’s biggest offshore wind farm

Oct. 28, 2015   + + +  DONG Energy has today decided to construct the 660MW Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Irish Sea, approximately 19 km off the west coast of Britain. The final investment decision has been made after securing all necessary consents from authorities, completing site assessments and having signed the majority of the contracts for supply and installation to build the project. Walney Extension is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018, at which time it will be the biggest offshore wind farm in the world ... read more

Construction of the world’s first modular large-scale battery
storage system begins in Aachen

Aug. 12, 2015  + + +  Today marks the official start of construction of the modular large-scale battery storage system M5BAT on the premises of RWTH Aachen University. Storage systems like this represent an important building block for the expansion of renewable energies, as they make a significant contribution to system stability. They also open up a broad range of areas of application. The planned power class of five megawatts and the high level of modularity – whereby different battery technologies are combined with one another – make the so-called “M5BAT” (Modular Multimegawatt, Multitechnology Medium-Voltage Battery Storage System) a world-first ... more


ABB installs world's most powerful offshore converter platform
in the North Sea


Aug. 10, 2015   + + +  ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, achieved an important project milestone by installing DolWin beta, the world’s most powerful offshore converter station in the North Sea. The 320-kilovolt converter station, housed on an offshore platform, has a 916 megawatts (MW) power transmission capacity, making it the world's most powerful installation of its kind, enough to power more than 1,000,000 households with clean energy ... more


Siemens to build wind power plant in Cuxhaven, Germany


Aug. 05, 2015   + + +   Siemens is investing around €200 million to build its first production facility for offshore wind turbine components in Germany. The factory is to manufacture nacelles for the company's next-generation wind turbines. These wind turbines are designed for use at sea and have a capacity of seven megawatts. The new factory in Cuxhaven will be one of Siemens' most significant new production facilities in Germany in recent years and create up to 1,000 new jobs ... more


Heerema Offshore Services:
Contract to build a new DP-3 semisubmersible crane vessel


July 15, 2015  + + +  Heerema Offshore Services has awarded Sembcorp Marine (SCM) a $1-billion engineering and construction contract to build a new DP-3 semisubmersible crane vessel. It will feature two Huisman heavy-lift offshore cranes, each with 10,000-metric ton (11,023-ton) lifting capacity, and a large reinforced work deck area. Dimensions include an overall length of 220 m (722 ft), width of 102 m (334 ft) and a displacement of 273,700 metric tons (301,703 tons), making this the world’s largest dual-fuel semisubmersible crane vessel ... more


Liebherr Delivering the 1000th Offshore Crane Order


July 08, 2015   + + +  Golden anniversary for Liebherr-Werk Nenzing. The crane manufacturer celebrates order receipt for their thousandth offshore crane. These will be the first RL-K series cranes for Total, and the first Ex-rated knuckle-boom cranes for Liebherr. The Liebherr Offshore Crane Division has almost completed another project with long-term partner TOTAL. Three state-of-the-art ram luffing knuckle-boom cranes of the type RL-K 4200 will be delivered for Total’s Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel ... more


Veja Mate Offshore orders 67 Siemens wind turbines
including record long-term service


July 07, 2015   + + +   Siemens will supply, install and commission 67 of its 6-megawatts direct drive offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 402 megawatts at the Veja Mate Offshore wind power plant in the German North Sea. Veja Mate Offshore Project GmbH, a company owned by Highland Group Holdings Ltd, Copenhagen Infrastructure II, a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners and Siemens Financial Services (SFS) have now come to a final investment decision ...


Siemens receives order
for offshore wind power plant in Great Britain


July 03, 2015   + + +   Siemens has received a further order for an offshore wind power plant located in Great Britain: Siemens is to supply, erect and commission 91 of its 6MW direct drive wind turbines with performance enhancing features enabling a capacity of up to approx. 580 MW in total. The wind turbines with a rotor diameter of 154 meters are slated for the Race Bank project of DONG Energy ... more


Siemens: Westermost Rough
First commercial offshore project of the Siemens D6 platform


July 01, 2015   + + +  For the first time, Siemens has installed the 6 MW direct drive wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 154 meters on a commercial large scale project. The Westermost Rough offshore wind power plant is situated 8 kilometers off the British east coast. The Siemens scope of supply for this project covered the delivery and the commissioning of the direct drive wind turbines. Turbine installation was carried out using the purpose-built installation vessel Sea Challenger which is owned by A2SEA, a joint venture between DONG Energy and Siemens ... more


HUBER+SUHNER completes cable portfolio
for offshore applications


June 29, 2015  + + +  HUBER+SUHNER has completed its RADOX® MFH-S cable family with cross-sections of up to 6mm2. These cables are suitable for installation on ships and on oil and gas platforms.  Their special product features make them unique on the market. Through its extended RADOX® MFH-S cable portfolio, HUBER+SUHNER meets the challenging demands for products both on ships and on oil and gas platforms. Unlike rival products, the cables can transmit both signals and energy  ... more


Siemens and Esvagt christen wind industry's first offshore Service Operation Vessels


June 25, 2015 + + + Joined by government and community officials, customers and special guests, Siemens this week celebrated the official christenings of the offshore wind industry's very first, purpose-built Service Operation Vessels (SOV). The christening events took place in cooperation with Esvagt A/S, owner of the two vessels, in Rostock, Germany, and Hamburg, Germany. Christening of the Siemens SOV "Esvagt Fraude" in Rostock.  Rostock-Warnemünde harbor saw the first of Siemens' two new flagships for its offshore service fleet receive the name "Esvagt Froude" ... more


DONG Energy to build Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm in the UK


June 24, 2014   + + +  DONG Energy has decided to construct Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, located in the Greater Wash area, approximately 27 km off the east coast of Britain. Race Bank will have a capacity of up to approx. 580MW and is expected to be fully commissioned in 2018. The wind farm will be constructed and operate under the UK's ROC scheme (1.8 ROC). Siemens has been chosen as the preferred supplier for the proposed delivery of  91 Siemens 6MW wind turbines ... more


World's 2nd largest offshore wind farm Gwynt y Môr
officially inaugurated


June 18, 2015  + + +  Gwynt y Môr wind farm, located eight miles offshore in Liverpool Bay, is officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales. With an installed capacity of 576 megawatts (MW) Gwynt y Môr is the world's 2nd largest offshore wind farm. In total, 160 wind turbines will produce enough power to supply some 400,000 residential households with renewable electricity per year. The inauguration of the more than £2billion wind farm is a significant achievement for RWE (60 percent) and its partners in Gwynt y Môr, Stadtwerke München (30 percent) and Siemens (10 percent) ... more


The time has come for cranes at Expom S.A.


June 16, 2015   + + +  Expom, the leader in production of davits according to DNV qualification association, now goes for the production of marine cranes. Another two Knuckleboom cranes, in which advanced anti-corrosion solutions were applied, left the company's factory ... more


E.ON’s Humber Gateway offshore wind farm fully energised
Major project to be completed two months ahead of schedule


June 5, 2015   + + +  E.ON has tangibly expanded its renewable power business. With the final turbine at Humber Gateway recently becoming operational, the entire offshore wind farm is now generating electricity. This major project in the U.K. North Sea is in the final phase of construction and will be completed this summer, two months ahead of schedule ... more


Siemens installs prototype of its 7-megawatt offshore wind turbine


May 19, 2015   + + +  Only a few months after its sales launch at the EWEA Offshore trade show in Copenhagen, the new Siemens offshore flagship wind turbine of the type SWT-7.0-154 has now been installed as a prototype. The planned field testing of the 7-megawatt (MW) offshore machine in Østerild, Denmark, mainly focusses on the upgraded generator and the enhanced electrical system. This latest edition of the D7 product platform can produce 32 million kilowatt hours of clean electricity under offshore wind conditions, enough energy to supply up to 7,000 households ...  more


RWE Wind Farm Nordsee Ost officially inaugurated


May 8, 2015    + + +  Today the Nordsee Ost wind farm will be officially inaugurated. With an installed capacity of 295 megawatts, Nordsee Ost is one of the largest wind farms off the German coast. It is located about 35 kilometres north of Heligoland and covers approx. 24 km2, with water depths of up to 25 metres. In total, 48 wind turbines will produce sufficient green power to supply the equivalent of about 320,000 households annually ... more


Liebherr sells first set of knuckle boom cranes to China


April 2015 - Recently Liebherr offshore crane division signed a ground-breaking contract with its long-time partner DALIAN SHIPYARD (DSIC Offshore). Two state-of-the-art ram luffing knuckle boom cranes of the type RL-K 4200-100 LIT will be delivered for the new high-level semi-submersible „BT 4000“. The cranes will have a maximum lifting capacity of up to 100 tonnes and will mainly be used for pipe-handling and supporting works on-board of the modern semisubmersible. However, the cranes may also be used for lifting goods from supply vessels to the platform – even under rough sea conditions ... more


Germany's DanTysk Offshore Wind Power Plant Inaugurated


April 30, 2015 + + + DanTysk offshore wind power plant in the German North Sea was officially inaugurated today. Siemens has supplied, installed and commissioned 80 wind turbines for the 288-megawatt project, each designed to generate 3.6 megawatts of power and equipped with a 120-meter rotor. Now Siemens wind turbines with a total capacity of over 1 gigawatt feed offshore wind power into Germany's power grid. Owner and operator of DanTysk wind park is a consortium comprising the Swedish power company Vattenfall and Stadtwerke München, Munich's municipal utility ... more

E.ON reaches milestones in offshore wind power
in German and U.K. North Sea

April 29, 2015 + + + Two E.ON offshore wind farms are gradually coming online, further increasing the economic significance of the company’s renewables business. Humber Gateway began exporting power to the U.K. grid at the end of February. Now Amrumbank West, which is located in the German North Sea, has also started producing power. The power from the first of its 3.6 megawatt turbines flows to an offshore transformer and converter platform from which it is exported via a 85-kilometer subsea cable, which comes ashore near Büsum, about 100 kilometers northwest of Hamburg ... more.

MOL Group Enters Norway Expanding its North Sea Portfolio

April 24,  2015 + + + MOL Group enters Norway by acquiring 100% ownership in Ithaca Petroleum Norge from Ithaca Petroleum Ltd. The deal fits well to MOL’s E&P strategy which aims to further balance its country risk profile as well as to seek new accretive international exploration and development opportunities ...more

Siemens and Statoil develop a subsea hydraulic power unit

April 10, 2015   + + +   Siemens and Statoil have jointly developed and qualified a subsea hydraulic power unit for use in offshore oil and gas fields in order to provide hydraulic power right at the well site. The Subsea Hydraulic Power Unit (SHPU) supplies low pressure and high pressure control fluid to the subsea control modules ... more

ABB Consulting examines North Sea decommissioning options

April 10, 2015   + + +   ABB Consulting has started a study on behalf of Decom North Sea (DNS) and Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) to investigate ways of cutting the cost of offshore decommissioning ... more

AS-Schneider: A strong partner for the offshore industry

April 02, 2015 – AS-Schneider will be presenting its broad range of products and services at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston. The family-owned company based in Nordheim, Germany, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Instrumentation Valves, Manifolds and Accessories. Among other applications, the valves are used for offshore extraction of crude oil and natural gas .. more

FMC Technologies and Technip to launch Forsys Subsea

March 23, 2015   + + +   FMC Technologies Inc. and Technip will launch Forsys Subsea, a 50/50 joint venture that will address the way subsea fields are designed, delivered, and maintained. Forsys Subsea aims to use the combine the experience of its parent companies to reduce the cost of subsea field development and provide the technology to maximize well performance over the life of the field. ... more

Nordsee One offshore wind farm reaches Financial Close

March 19, 2015   + + +   Northland Power Inc., Toronto and RWE Innogy GmbH, Essen, today announced that the €1.2 billion Nordsee One project has reached financial close, with all of the equity contributed to the project and all debt required for the project now fully committed by the project lenders. Northland owns 85% of the 332MW offshore wind farm to be located 40 kilometers off the coast of Germany, and RWE retains the remaining 15% interest ... more

Siemens: New AC Grid Access Solution
Lighter, faster, cheaper

March 11, 2015   + + +  Siemens has launched a new alternating-current (AC) grid access solution at EWEA Offshore conference in Copenhagen for connecting near-shore wind power plants to the grid. It replaces the conventional AC transformer platforms. The new solution consists of an offshore transformer module (OTM) attached directly to a wind turbine, and acts as a distributed transmission asset. Nominally rated in incremental 250 megawatt blocks it can be linked together to provide the required transmission capacity even for very large wind parks ... more

ABB wins cable system order
for one of the world’s biggest wind farms

March 12, 2015 + + + ABB has won an order worth around $130 million from DONG Energy, the Danish integrated energy company, to supply a high-voltage cable system that will bring power from the Walney Extension wind park off the northwest coast of England to more than a million people in the United Kingdom ... more

Technip awarded subsea contract for the Glenlivet project,
West of Shetlands, UK

March 3, 2015    + + +   Building on the previous award by Total E&P UK of the contract for the Edradour Subsea Development, located approximately 75 km North West of Shetlands in the UK waters, Technip has been awarded an additional scope for the parallel development of the Glenlivet field located nearby  +++ more

Subsea 7 S.A. awarded $240 million contract extensions offshore UK

March 2, 2015 - Subsea 7 S.A. today announced it has been awarded a two-year extension to two Underwater Services Contracts by Shell Upstream International Europe, worth approximately US$240 million  +++  more

Siemens highlights cost-cutting innovations for offshore wind

Feb. 26, 2015   + + +   The international wind energy conference EWEA Offshore 2015 in Copenhagen in early March will see Siemens, the market leader in offshore wind turbines and grid access, focusing on innovations supporting cutting the costs of offshore wind power. In addition to further developing the technology of its wind turbines, the company is advancing the efficiency of turbine-to-grid connections and creating new offshore logistics concepts for turbine maintenance. Siemens is introducing innovative service practices that make wind turbine operation on the high seas more economical +++ more

RWE: More than 30 patents for e-mobility
RWE Effizienz committed to e-mobility

Feb. 25, 2015   + + +   RWE Effizienz is continuing to strengthen the company’s position as a pioneer of innovative intelligent charging technologies in the field of e-mobility. Within just a few years, the company has registered numerous technological developments in as many as 30 patent families – including some with worldwide validity ... more

RWE Innogy: Dogger Bank Creyke Beck granted consent

Feb. 12, 2015   + + +   The first consent order for offshore wind energy at Dogger Bank in the North Sea has been granted today – making it the largest renewable energy development ever to receive planning consent in the UK. The consent approval is the result of more than four years of comprehensive assessments, stakeholder consultation and planning by the Forewind consortium, owned equally by the four international energy companies – RWE, SSE, Statkraft and Statoil ... more

E.ON reaches major milestone in North Sea project
First turbine installed at Amrumbank West offshore wind farm

Feb. 11, 2015 + + + After a construction period of one year, E.ON’s Amrumbank West offshore project is taking shape: On Wednesday, the first of 80 turbines was successfully installed at the construction site, 35 kilometers to the north of the island of Helgoland ... more

ABB wins $100 million subsea cable system order
600 megawatt (MW) cable system to enable transmission of energy from Denmark’s largest offshore wind farm to the mainland

Feb. 10, 2015    + + +    ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth over $100 million from Energinet.dk, the Danish transmission system operator, to build an alternating current (AC) cable system that will enable the integration and transmission of power from the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm to the mainland grid. As Denmark's largest offshore wind farm it will help to increase the country’s wind power capacity to over 40 percent, capable of providing electricity to meet the demand of over 600,000 homes ... more

Siemens hands over HelWin1,
the second North Sea grid connection to TenneT

2015-02-09   + + +   Siemens has now handed over HelWin1, the second North Sea grid connection in quick succession, to its client TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission system operator has now also put this grid connection into commercial operation.  The offshore platform of the HelWin1 grid connection is located around 85 kilometers off the German coast – northwest of the island of Helgoland, after which the project was named. Up to 576 megawatts (MW) of clean electricity can now be transmitted with this grid connection ... more     

DONG Energy acquires full ownership of Hornsea Project One
offshore wind farm development

2015-Feb-04   + + +  DONG Energy has acquired the remaining 66.66% ownership interest in the UK offshore wind development Hornsea Project One from its joint venture partner SMart Wind. SMart Wind is a 50/50 joint venture between Mainstream Renewable Power and Siemens Financial Services. Hornsea Project One has a total capacity of up to 1.2GW, which will make it the world’s largest offshore wind farm once completed ... more

Siemens hands over first North Sea grid connection to TenneT
A significant step for the German energy transition

2015-Jan-30    + + +   Siemens has handed over the first North Sea grid connection, BorWin2, to its customer TenneT. The German-Dutch transmission grid operator has accepted the project following successful completion of test runs by Siemens. The grid connection is therefore now in commercial operation. With this grid connection it is now possible to transmit 800 MW of clean electricity from wind power, enough to supply around one million German households.

Bilfinger wins deals with Taqa, Apache
TAQA's Cormorant Alpha platform in the UK North Sea
Energy services firm Bilfinger Salamis UK, has won new contracts with a combined total value of over £100million

2015, Jan. 20   + + +  Bilfinger Salamis UK has been awarded the contracts from clients including Apache and Taqa Bratani in the last three months. The company, part of Bilfinger’s Oil and Gas division, will be handling extensive inspection and maintenance activities for these customers. The contract received from Taqa is for a period of 5 years, with 2 x 1 year extension options, and includes work on all of TAQA’s UK offshore platforms – Harding, Tern, Cormorant Alpha, Eider, and North Cormorant ... more

Palfinger Aquires Norwegian Deck Machinery AS
NDM’s sales focus on major markets such as the U.S.A., Brazil, Europe, the Middle East and China

2015 - Jan 14   + + +   Austria-based Palfinger, a specialist in lifting solutions for the maritime industry and commercial vehicles, has completed the takeover of Norwegian Deck Machinery AS (NDM). The company develops and manufactures special winches and lifting and handling equipment for offshore vessels, offshore service vessels and oil & gas rigs ... more

TÜV Rheinland certifies Ming Yang wind turbine
Type multi-megawatt wind turbine/IEC 61400-22

January 14, 2015   + + +   Chinese wind turbine maker Ming Yang grants TÜV Rheinland contract for certification. The project involves the type certification of a 2.0 megawatt wind turbine, which will be marketed particularly in India, but also worldwide. The turbine has a rotor diameter of 118m and will be available with two different hub heights, 85m and 90m. The project is being completed as part of a partnership launched in 2013 between TÜV Rheinland and the leading Chinese certifier, China General Certification Center (CGC).

TÜV SÜD wins contract to support the "Sandbank" project
off Sylt

Nov 12, 2014   + + +  TÜV SÜD will accompany the construction of the new "Sandbank" offshore wind farm located around 90 km off the island of Sylt, providing manufacturing inspection and quality assurance services for the project. The international testing and certification company has won the contract for the certification of the implementation phase, involving production monitoring according to the BSH standard. Within the scope of the contract, TÜV SÜD's offshore wind professionals will inspect the foundations, the wind turbines, the sub-stations and the internal cabling at the wind farm .....

Steute: New extreme foot controls for offshore,
ship and port technology

2014, Nov 04   + + +   As a manufacturer of switchgear for extreme and complex applications, steute provides customers with its own range of offshore products especially developed for use in offshore, ship and port technology. Features of our devices include saltwater resistance, a robust construction, the necessary approvals and - where appropriate - Ex-Versions ....

Fugro supports Technip’s largest North Sea project

Oct. 07, 2014   + + +   Real-time metocean data transmitted by a Fugro SEAWATCH Wavescan buoy is enabling Technip to plan its operations more effectively for its largest UK North Sea contract to date. Located in the west of Shetland area, BP’s Quad 204 project involves replacing the existing Schiehallion production facility with a new, purpose-built FPSO and installing extensive new subsea infrastructure ....


Alstom improves performance of its tidal energy solutions


Oct. 1, 2014     + + +    Alstom has taken advantage of its experience with the 1 MW turbine to improve the design of its tidal stream turbine ... and now offers the Oceade™ 18 - 1.4 MW, making the turbine even more efficient, cost-effective and easy to maintain. With a rotor diameter of 18 metres, the Oceade tidal stream turbine has a nominal power of 1.4MW and three variable pitching blades. It is equipped with plug-and-play modules on rails, easily accessible through an inspection hatch at the rear of the nacelle to enable faster assembly and maintenance ... 

Siemens opens new remote diagnostics center
for wind turbines in Denmark

Sept. 26, 2014   + + +   Siemens officially opened the new remote diagnostics center for wind turbines, located at the company's global headquarters for wind service in Brande. The facility offers some of the most advanced wind turbine remote diagnostic and monitoring capabilities in the world and has been designed to accommodate the continued and rapid growth of Siemens wind service. It currently hosts diagnostic operations and monitoring services for more than 7,500 installed Siemens wind turbines worldwide to proactively keep the units operating at their optimum levels of performance . . .

Siemens receives grid connection order
for Dudgeon offshore wind farm

Sept. 04, 2014 + + + Siemens has received an order for the turnkey delivery of the grid connection for the Dudgeon offshore wind farm. The customers are the Norwegian utilities Statoil and Statkraft, which are jointly implementing the wind farm off the coast of the U.K. Siemens will supply the entire power transmission system, including the two transformer substations – one onshore and one offshore – for the 402-megawatt (MW) project. Siemens had previously received an order in August to deliver 67 wind turbines in the new 6-MW class as well as to maintain the wind farm. The grid connection is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016, and the installation of the wind turbines is expected to begin in early 2017. With a transmission capacity of 402 MW, Dudgeon will supply climate-friendly energy for over 410,000 British homes ....

ABB launches world´s most powerful underground and
subsea power transmission cable system

August 21, 2014  + + +  ABB has announced a breakthrough in cable technology. It has successfully developed and tested a 525 kilovolt (kV) extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system to make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective. This latest innovation will more than double the power capacity to about 2,600 megawatts (MW) from 1,000 MW. It will also expand the cable's reach to distances of 1,500 kilometers, up from less than 1,000 kilometers, while keeping transmission losses under 5 percent. The new cable offers a 64 percent increase over 320 kV, currently the highest voltage deployed for this type of technology. The 525kV cable system can be deployed in subsea and underground applications ...

Siemens receives order for 67 wind turbines
for Dudgeon offshore wind power plant

August 21, 2014 + + + Siemens Energy has received an order from the Norwegian energy utilities Statoil and Statkraft for the "Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm" in the UK. Siemens will manufacture, deliver, install and commission 67 Siemens direct-drive wind turbines rated at 6 megawatts (MW) each and equipped with a 154-meter rotor. Installation will start in early 2017. The combined value including a five-year-service contract is approximately GBP 500 million – nearly 650 million Euros ....


ABB to provide UK grid connection
for Europe’s largest tidal energy project


August 18, 2014 + + + MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth will rely on ABB technology to feed renewable energy into onshore distribution grid.  The MeyGen tidal stream project is at the forefront of world marine energy development and will harvest the tidal resources of one of the most energetic maritime sites in Europe, the strait connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea between the Orkney Islands and the Scottish mainland ...
Bilfinger to install foundations for
Sandbank Offshore Windpark

August 14, 2014  + + +  Sandbank is a joint partnership of Vattenfall (51 percent) and the city of Munich's public utility company (49 percent). The foundation elements will be installed in the seabed with the help of an installation ship in waters that are up to 34 meters deep and 90 kilometers west of Sylt in the German North Sea. The contract has a volume of more than €100 million. Work has already begun and will continue until February 2016. The Hydro Sound Damper, a sound protection system that Bilfinger played a key role in developing, is being used at the Sandbank Offshore Windpark. The system helps to reduce the noise pollution that marine fauna is exposed to during the construction phase ...

Siemens Receives Order for Wind Turbines and Servicing
for Sandbank Offshore Wind Farm

August 11, 2014   + + +  Vattenfall has awarded Siemens Energy an order for 72 Model SWT-4.0-130 wind turbines for its new Sandbank offshore wind farm (1). The project is being erected 90 kilometers west of the island of Sylt in water depths between 25 and 37 meters within the exclusive economic zone off the German North Sea coast. A pioneering service plan for the project will generate synergy from its close vicinity to DanTysk offshore wind farm ...

Siemens awarded turnkey order
for the Netherlands’ largest near shore wind farm

July 28, 2014   + + +   Siemens Energy has received an order for the Netherlands’ largest near shore wind farm. Designed to generate 144 megawatts (MW) of wind power, the Westermeerwind project with 48 direct drive wind turbines is also the first wind power plant Siemens Wind Power’s Offshore unit will erect for handover to the customer on a turnkey basis. Within the framework of a 15-year comprehensive maintenance contract, the owner will benefit from Siemens’ guaranteed availability ... more

Siemens D6 direct-drive wind turbine
obtains type certification by DNV GL

July 24, 2014 + + + Siemens Energy has obtained type certification by certifying body DNV GL for the company’s innovative D6 offshore wind turbine. The model Siemens SWT-6.0-154 is equipped with a modern direct drive generator, rated at 6 megawatts (MW) and equipped with a 154 meter rotor. The official certificate is a further step in ramping up the serial production of the turbine  ... more

Siemens installs two offshore platforms for TenneT
in the North Sea in July

July 21 2014  + + +  Siemens has installed a fourth offshore platform in the North Sea, completing an important stage for grid connections of sea-based wind farms. This is the platform for the SylWin1 DC link, which is the most powerful of the four offshore wind power grid connections contracted to Siemens by the German-Dutch transmission grid operator TenneT between 2010 and 2011 ... more 

RWE Innogy: 'Wedding' on the high seas
Bladt Industries:  Load out of the Nordsee Ost substation

July 7, 2014   + + +  Last week marked the end of yet another successful project at Bladt Industries, as the Bladt team completed the load out of the Nordsee Ost substation. The substation is now on the barge, where it will undergo measures to secure sea fastening before it makes its journey to the final destination in the German North Sea. The 1900 tonnes substation, which Bladt Industries fabricated for the German utility company RWE, is the 13th substation fabricated by Bladt Industries . . .

Siemens Wind Service Update:
New Purpose-Built SOV and Offshore Logistics Concept

July 19, 2014   + + +   The next generation of offshore wind power plants will be located farther from shore and will require a unique and flexible logistics solution for efficient service and maintenance. As part of a new and unique integrated concept, the new Service Operation Vessel (SOV) will help to address these challenges and will set a new standard in offshore service operations. Siemens will be the first to provide this multi-faceted offshore logistics concept and will introduce the first purpose-built SOV in 2015 ...

Sovcomflot extends cooperation with Sakhalin Energy

July 7, 2014   + + +   SCF Group (Sovcomflot) and Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (Sakhalin Energy) have signed a contract for the construction and long-term operation of three multifunctional icebreaking standby vessels to serve the Sakhalin-2 offshore energy platforms. The contract covers a 20 year term, during which the vessels will provide safe and reliable services for Sakhalin Energy’s platforms in the Sea of Okhotsk. The vessels will also assist with accommodation of the offshore facilities personnel. In an emergency, the vessels will help evacuate personnel from the offshore platforms and will provide oil spill response services when necessary ...

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