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  1. Siemens ’ promising storage innovation to debut inside 15 months

    Siemens is working on an energy storage solution, which is focused on using excess wind power in a novel way. The excess energy would be stored as heat in ‘hot rocks’ before being converted back to electricity using a heat turbine. The German government-backed project will see the energy being stored using an insulated cover. The system consists of a fan that uses an electrically-heated air flow to heat the stones to high temperatures, with the thermal energy then converted back to electricity when needed using a steam turbine. Siemens say the only limit to the concept is the space required for the rock-filled insulated container. The project, which has received research funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, is now operating a test system named Future Energy Solution (FES) at Hamburg-Bergedorf in Germany. While the trial is currently only testing the thermal requirements for the storage process, Siemens said its researchers plan to test the complete energy conversion in spring of 2017 and are now establishing a large scale version of the technology on the Trimet aluminum smelter site in Hamburg-Altenwerder. This full-size FES will be able to store around 36MWh of energy in a container holding around 2,000 cubic metres of rock and be capable of generating up to 1.5 MW of output for up to 24 hours a day, Siemens said. Researchers working on the pilot expect it to generate effectiveness of around 25 per cent even in this early development phase, while the concept has the potential for an effectiveness of around 50 per cent, the firm added. Till Barmeier, project manager at Siemens, said the complete experimental system will be operational in around 15 months.

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    Fri, 30 Sep 2016

  2. Siemens low noise wind power turbine blades inspired by silent flight of the owl

    Silent operation of turbines is crucial for the success of many onshore wind projects. Siemens has therefore conducted extensive R&D over the last years to further reduce the noise of its wind power turbines.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  3. Dresser Rand equipment to power Shell platform

    Siemens -owned Dresser-Rand recently delivered power generation equipment for a combined cycle power plant (CCPP) for the Shell Appomattox deepwater oil and gas floating production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

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    Fri, 30 Sep 2016

  4. Siemens to Supply Compact Steam Turbines to Russia and Turkey

    Siemens has received orders from companies in Russia and Turkey for two model SST-111 compact steam turbines. The Russian aluminum producer Rusal ordered one turbine for its production facility in Volgograd, which is being constructed by French company Fives Solios SA. The waste heat from the plant ...

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    Thu, 22 Sep 2016

  1. Siemens to deliver rotor for Saudi gas power plant

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  2. Siemens Launches New Onshore Direct-Drive Wind Turbines

    The three new turbines are based on a modular platform and share a common nacelle design. Relying on different controller settings and rotor diameters, they are purpose-engineered for sites that experience low wind, medium wind, or noise constraints.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  3. Dresser-Rand delivers Appomattox power plant equipment

    The Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas Division, recently delivered power generation equipment for a combined cycle power plant for Shell’s deepwater Appomattox platform.

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    Fri, 30 Sep 2016

  4. Dresser-Rand Completes Offshore Combined-Cycle Equipment for Shell Appomattox

    The 150-MW platform 80 miles off the coast of Louisiana will feature four 27-MW gas turbine-driven generator sets equipped with heat recovery systems and a 40-MW steam turbine generator. 

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    Fri, 30 Sep 2016

  5. Pan-industry JIP assesses cyber security risks

    Platform operators need confidence that countermeasures can deal with bigger and more sophisticated cyber-attacks, claims DNV GL.

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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016

  6. GE and Siemens pledge billions of investment in Argentinean power plants

    The world’s top two power technology companies are planning to invest significant capital in the development of power plants in Argentina as a result of the country’s new government’s openness to foreign capital.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  7. Siemens Announces Low-Noise Wind Turbine Blades Inspired by Owl Wings

    Silent operation of onshore wind projects is important for facilities located near populations that might be disturbed by noisier turbine blades. 

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  8. Siemens battery storage system benefiting Italian island

    The Mediterranean island of Ventotene, 100 KM south of Rome, is to optimise the potential of its power generation infrastructure, following the successful installation of a turnkey Siestorage battery storage system on behalf of Italian energy utility Enel.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

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