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Servicing One Turbine After the Other: Living and Working on a Wind Farm

October 5, 2015 by René Cornelis Wigmans

Servicing Wind Farms

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.[read more]

Full Steam Ahead for Siemens' new SOVs

September 29, 2015 by René Cornelis Wigmans

Offshore Wind Farms and SOVs

“I am a little nervous after all,” admitted the patroness of Siemens’ brand-new service operation vessel before christening the new ship at Hamburg harbor. But the young lady in question, Ruth Harkort-Berge, daughter of wpd’s Offshore CEO Achim Berge Olsen, brought the launch a great deal of luck.[read more]

Offshore Service Operation Vessels: From Idea to Completion

September 15, 2015 by René Cornelis Wigmans

Offshore Wind and Construction Vessels

The wind energy sector is growing and growing – and its services must also keep up to speed. Siemens developed a concept to tackle this at an early stage, and has opted to deploy offshore service operation vessels (or SOVs for short). Two of these vessels are now in operation.[read more]


Interoperability and Distributed Intelligence: OMNETRIC Group's Project with U.S. Energy Department's NREL

August 31, 2015 by Wade Malcolm

Grid Development and Energy Partnerships

To better operate an increasingly complex and crowded grid, greater interoperability across disparate devices and systems is needed. For greater responsiveness, more decisions need to be made at the edge, which is only possible if there is more intelligence in the distribution network.[read more]

New Technology Critical to Future of Offshore Wind Energy

February 10, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Offshore Wind and New Tech

Germany’s Siemens has handed over the first of a total of five commissioned North Sea grid connections, the BorWin2 offshore platform, to its customer TenneT, a German-Dutch transmission grid operator, for immediate commercial operation.[read more]

Technology and Financing Team up for Major Energy Projects

December 4, 2014 by Kirk Edelman

Supporting Energy Projects

As low energy prices in the United States continue to solidify the country’s position as an ideal investment location for companies, my company is on the ground making sure these investment projects flourish by offering investment solutions ranging from advisory services to debt and equity capital.[read more]

Emissions Reduction: Siemens to Test eHighway Concept for Heavy-Duty Trucks in California

August 11, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Siemens eHighway Concept Test

Germany’s Siemens, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, appears to have received approval from California’s Air Resources Board, one of five units within the state Environmental Protection Agency, to built a test track and implement its eHighway concept for heavy-duty trucks.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: 'Ice-Cold National Industrial Policy'

July 3, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Energy Industry and National Policies

GE’s apparently successful takeover of key segments of Alstom’s prized energy business raised eyebrows when many thought German energy giant Siemens would prevail. Siemens’ unwillingness to part with its train signaling business is reportedly one aspect of the deal that tipped it in GE’s favor.[read more]

The Rapidly Accelerating Future of Energy

May 1, 2014 by Michael Weinhold

Future of Energy

I met my colleagues at the Hanover Messe this year. We had a long talk about the energy transition and efficient power supply. We also discussed the future of energy and my personal vision for 2050. We even shared a laugh over a few anecdotes about my student days.[read more]


Wonder How the Next Generation Wants to Drive Sustainability? Check out These "Future Influencers" from Siemens

March 14, 2014 by Jim Pierobon

Sustainability and Ideas

Siemens AG has brought together what its leaders consider to be likely “future decision makers and thought leaders” to exchange ideas, participate in live dialogues and otherwise collaborate on how best to create a more sustainable energy future.[read more]


'Mechatronics' is Central to How Siemens Recruits and Trains Qualified Engineers for its Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Manufacturing Plant

March 11, 2014 by Jim Pierobon

Siemens Manufacturing Plant

When Siemens AG decided to focus the manufacturing of state-of-the-technology combined-cycle natural gas turbines, it encountered difficulty securing the needed technicians and skilled machinists and welders. It moved quickly to fill the gap with a relatively unique combination of initiatives.[read more]


Can the American Wind Energy Industry Survive Without the PTC?

December 18, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

Wind energy and the PTC / shutterstock

Twenty-five Democratic Senators and six of their House colleagues issued a pair of letters Monday pressing Congress to renew the clean energy tax incentives before they expire at the end of the year. The letter called out the PTC alongside nine other clean energy tax credits set to expire at year’s end.[read more]

Road to Daegu Series: Modernization of the Russian Energy Sector

July 18, 2013 by Sheila Oliva

Russian Energy Roundtable

Siemens “Road to Daegu” activities leading up to the World Energy Congress hosted a Round Table discussion in Russia, where the panel discussed the country’s energy market.[read more]


Bringing Financing & Technology Together In Support of Energy Investments

May 10, 2013 by Kirk Edelman

Not only is there increasing demand for energy in the world, there is also increasing awareness as to the importance of renewable energy development for a better world. Funding for such development, however, is becoming more difficult to come by. Can in-house financing provide a solution?[read more]

BC Offshore Wind Signs Up Siemens, and Hopes

December 26, 2012 by Nino Marchetti

Late last week, NaiKun Wind Energy Group announced a preferred supplier deal with the Canadian arm of Siemens. The deal would put to work the Germany-based energy giant’s new 4-MW turbine – an upgrade on the widely used SWT-3.6 – that Siemens is now promoting after installing a prototype in Denmark.[read more]