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Siemens’ New Low-Wind Turbine Enters Prototype Testing Phase

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 14, 2017

Siemens Wind Power’s new direct-drive, low-wind turbine has now reached the prototype testing stage. The onshore model, SWT-3.15-142, which has a rotor diameter of 142 meters, successfully passed prototype approval and is now installed at the Drantum test site in [Read More]

Gamesa-Siemens Merger Gets Green Light From European Commission

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 13, 2017

The European Commission has officially cleared the acquisition of Gamesa by Siemens. Considering a number of “credible competitors” would remain in both the onshore and the offshore wind markets, the institution has found that the transaction “raises no competitive concerns.” [Read More]

Siemens Providing Full Scope Of Work For Offshore Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 17, 2017

For the first time, Siemens Wind Power will be providing the full scope of work – including the foundations – for an offshore wind farm, the EnBW Hohe See project. Hohe See owner EnBW has now made a final investment [Read More]

Siemens Is Reconfiguring Its Mechanical Drives Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

In an effort to enable the business to operate more efficiently and flexibly, Siemens is giving its mechanical drives (MD) unit a new setup. In the future, the unit will be managed as a separate company under the Siemens umbrella. [Read More]

Group Headed By Siemens And Vestas Develops New Wind Standards

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

The parties of APQP4WIND are getting ready to unveil what they say are new standards to ensure that wind manufacturers and suppliers speak the same language when it comes to quality assurance in the production phase of turbines. Over the [Read More]

Siemens Moves Forward With Its Newest Offshore Wind Unit

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

Siemens Wind Power has installed the latest version of its offshore direct-drive wind turbine at Denmark’s national test center in Osterild. The SWT-8.0-154 is rated at 8 MW and is equipped with a 154-meter rotor. The prototype was certified by [Read More]

Siemens, Eos Link Up For Utility-Scale Energy Storage Integration

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

Eos Energy Storage is partnering with Siemens to integrate, install and service utility-scale energy storage solutions. Specifically, Siemens has joined Eos’ Aegis program as a system integration partner. Under Aegis, Eos works with providers of power conversion and controls to [Read More]

Siemens Wins Certification For New 8 MW Platform

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

Siemens’ new 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the SWT-8.0-154, has been awarded a prototype certificate from DNV GL. According to DNV GL, the certification confirms all relevant safety features on the turbine according to IEC 61400-22 and Danish executive order [Read More]

Pattern Energy, Siemens Determine Cause Of Ocotillo Wind Collapse

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

Pattern Energy has offered an update on last month’s turbine collapse at the Ocotillo Wind project in Southern California. According to an investigation from Siemens, the incident occurred due to blade cracks. On Nov. 21, a Siemens 2.3-108 turbine collapsed [Read More]

Inauguration Day For Siemens’ Newest Turbine Blade Factory

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2016

Siemens has officially inaugurated its new rotor blade factory for offshore wind turbines in the British city of Hull. According to Siemens, the site at Alexandra Docks has been transformed in under two years from a derelict industrial wasteland to [Read More]