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Siemens vows to turn Taiwan into offshore wind power hub

Siemens Taiwan President and CEO Erdal Elver vowed Wednesday to establish Taiwan as a regional offshore wind power hub. At a press event, the company reiterated its mission to use its technologies in offshore wind power, gas-fired power generation and energy efficiency via digitalization to help establish a sustainable energy future for Taiwan. President Tsai … Continue reading Siemens vows to turn Taiwan into offshore wind power hub

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Siemens awarded wind turbine order from EDF Luminus for two projects in Belgium

EDF Luminus, the second largest player in the Belgian energy market, has ordered wind turbines at Siemens Wind Power for two projects located in the Belgian municipalities of Dessel and Mol as well as in Beveren. The nine 3.2 megawatt (MW) machines of the Siemens D3 product platform will be installed at the wind projects … Continue reading Siemens awarded wind turbine order from EDF Luminus for two projects in Belgium

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Siemens low wind prototype turbine installed in Drantum

Siemens’ new direct-drive low wind turbine has reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model SWT-3.15-142, with a rotor diameter of 142 meters has successfully passed prototype approval and has now been erected at the Drantum wind test site in Jutland, Denmark. The IEC Class IIIA wind turbine is the first Siemens model to be … Continue reading Siemens low wind prototype turbine installed in Drantum

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Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

The merger of Siemens’ Wind Power business and Gamesa has today received unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities. Antitrust approvals have now been obtained in all required jurisdictions, and all the conditions precedent for the merger have been satisfied. Subject to pending closing actions, Siemens and Gamesa expect to close the merger early April, … Continue reading Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

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Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

The merger of Siemens’ Wind Power business and Gamesa has today received unconditional clearance from the European competition authorities. Antitrust approvals have now been obtained in all required jurisdictions, and all the conditions precedent for the merger have been satisfied. Subject to pending closing actions, Siemens and Gamesa expect to close the merger early in … Continue reading Merger of Siemens Wind Power and Gamesa receives antitrust clearance

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UK offshore wind energy subsidies set to drop below nuclear

Subsidy costs for British offshore wind farms are likely to fall below that of new nuclear plants in next month’s government auction, German firm Siemens’ head of its British offshore wind turbines business told Reuters. Britain’s government is under pressure to bring down users’ electricity costs at the same time as subsidising low-carbon generation to … Continue reading UK offshore wind energy subsidies set to drop below nuclear

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Westar completes 280 MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas

Westar Energy has completed the 280MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas. The project, which is located near Spearville in Ford county, features 122 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines. Westar will own and operate the wind farm, which was developed by Infinity Wind and built by Mortenson Construction. About 200 temporary jobs were created during construction … Continue reading Westar completes 280 MW Western Plains wind farm in Kansas

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SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens Wind Power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

Siemens is collaborating with US-based company SkySpecs to deploy automated drone technology for onshore and offshore wind turbine inspections. The goal of the collaboration is to develop a push-button inspection system that is faster, repeatable and more efficient than existing methods. Siemens is involving its Wind Power business and its next47 venture unit, which was … Continue reading SkySpecs collaborates with Siemens Wind Power for use of automated drone technology in offshore turbine inspections

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Siemens to supply 13 direct-drive wind turbines for two projects in Northern Germany

Continuing success for Siemens’ direct-drive onshore wind turbines in Germany: The company has been awarded three further contracts for the supply and installation of 13 of its gearless turbines in Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein. For the WPD Windpark Damme GmbH & Co. KG, Siemens will install and commission six units of the latest type SWT-3.3-130. … Continue reading Siemens to supply 13 direct-drive wind turbines for two projects in Northern Germany

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Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. Hohe See owner EnBW has now made a final investment decision for its 497 megawatts offshore wind power plant. Starting in early 2018 the large wind park will be installed … Continue reading Siemens to build EnBW Hohe See as first offshore wind project with extended scope

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Vestas leaps to top spot in U.S. wind energy market

Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems has leapt to the top of the U.S. wind market, overtaking General Electric in new capacity installed last year, although slower demand growth and doubts over political support could threaten its position. Vestas came back from the brink of bankruptcy just four years ago. Now the wind industry … Continue reading Vestas leaps to top spot in U.S. wind energy market

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Siemens SOV ‘WINDEA La Cour’ receives Offshore Support Journal Award 2017

And the winner is WINDEA La Cour. At the Annual Offshore Support Journal (OSJ) Conference in London Wednesday night the blue Siemens Service Operation Vessel (SOV) was recognized for its unique design concept. According to the jury, the specialized vessel, that started its service campaign at the 600MW Gemini offshore wind power plant in the … Continue reading Siemens SOV ‘WINDEA La Cour’ receives Offshore Support Journal Award 2017

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Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct drive wind turbine at the national test center in Østerild, Denmark – according to plan. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 megawatts (MW) and equipped with the proven 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by DNV GL in January, confirming all relevant safety … Continue reading Siemens 8-megawatt wind turbine up and running

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Wind power AREVA sells its stake to Gamesa

Following on from the agreement signed with Gamesa on June 17, 2016, AREVA’s stake in Adwen was sold today. Gamesa is thus taking over AREVA’s offshore wind activities. This sale is part of the transformation plan undertaken by AREVA to refocus its business on nuclear fuel cycle activities. Commitments made as part of the tender … Continue reading Wind power AREVA sells its stake to Gamesa

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Siemens employees can charge electric vehicles for free

Siemens employees at as many as 100 of the company’s locations in Germany can “fill up” their electric vehicles free of charge. This will apply not only to all-electric vehicles but also to plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. For this service, Siemens will use its existing network of charging stations, which it is expanding with normal … Continue reading Siemens employees can charge electric vehicles for free

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DONG Energy divests 50% of Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm to Macquarie

DONG Energy has entered into an agreement to sell 50% of Race Bank, a 573 megawatt (MW) UK offshore wind farm project, to Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 and Macquarie Capital, the principal investment arm of Macquarie Group – with equal interests. As part of the transaction DONG Energy and Macquarie have agreed a framework … Continue reading DONG Energy divests 50% of Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm to Macquarie

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Siemens wins first offshore wind energy project in Belgium

Siemens, as a significant player in offshore wind power, has successfully entered the offshore wind market in Belgium with a first order for the 309MW Rentel wind project. The customer is Rentel NV, part of the Otary partnership, a conglomerate of leading specialists from the Belgian renewable energy industry including investment and development companies. Siemens … Continue reading Siemens wins first offshore wind energy project in Belgium

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Gamesa tops its manufacturing record, producing over 1,800 wind turbines in one year

Gamesa has beaten its annual turbine manufacturing record, having made more than 1,880 units with productive capacity of 3,880 MW in 2016. The last record was attained eight years ago, in 2008, when the company produced 3,787 MW. This milestone is markedly international as the turbines were assembled all over the world: India (36%), Europe … Continue reading Gamesa tops its manufacturing record, producing over 1,800 wind turbines in one year

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Siemens receives order for onshore wind energy project in South Korea

Siemens Wind Power has received an order to supply 17 direct drive wind turbines for the Uljin onshore wind power plant in Gyeongsangbuk province on the east coast of South Korea. The customer is SK D&D Co., Ltd., a Korean developer of real estate and renewable energy projects. The scope of supply includes the delivery … Continue reading Siemens receives order for onshore wind energy project in South Korea

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