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Erlangen, Apr 15, 2014
Siemens has received orders for five HVDC offshore grid connections in the German North Sea from the grid transmission operator TenneT. The latest order is the BorWin3 project, with a capacity of 900 megawatts (MW). Nearly one million households will be supplied with electricity generated from wind power via this link. In August 2013 Siemens already installed the HelWin1 offshore platform in the North Sea, thus successfully mastering a significant stage in German grid connection projects. When it is connected to the wind farms the HelWin1 converter platform will link the Nordsee Ost and Meerwind wind farms to the mainland, providing electricity generated by wind power to more than half a million German households.
Berlin, Apr 02, 2014
Energy efficiency, flexibility and comfort are all united in the new Velaro D, the most advanced generation of ICE 3 trains. All eight of the high-speed vehicles planned for domestic service have been in the hands of Deutsche Bahn (DB) since the end of March 2014. The first trains began successful operation in the German rail network already in December 2013. As DB's most advanced high-speed train, the new ICE 3 differs from its predecessor in many technical details. DB and the German Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure joined forces with Siemens to present the train's new features to the public at Berlin Central Station.
Hull, Mar 25, 2014
The British Prime Minister David Cameron and Michael Suess, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of the Energy Sector did confirm today the construction of a factory for offshore wind power at the East cost of Great Britain. Siemens is investing more than EUR190 million (GBP160 million) in new offshore production facilities in Great Britain. Production of rotor blades for offshore wind turbines of the 6-megawatt class is planned, with a new logistics- and service centre slated for Hull. Green Port Hull is scheduled to take up operations at the beginning of 2016, with commencement of rotor production scheduled for the summer of 2016.
Munich, Mar 21, 2014
Devices capable of producing three-dimensional objects made of plastic have been around since the 1980s. Since then, a technology called "additive manufacturing" has evolved. Now nearing the point of industrial application, it could open the door to local production of custom-made parts from metal powders.
Munich, Mar 20, 2014
Siemens and Stand Up to Cancer are excited to announce the launch of "The Baton Pass," a new campaign to raise funds for cancer research. The Baton symbolizes the courage and hope embodied in everyone touched by cancer. For every pass of the Baton, Siemens will donate $1 to Stand Up to Cancer.
Munich, Feb 28, 2014
The combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant at the Lausward location in the port of Düsseldorf, currently under construction and due to enter service in 2016, is aiming for no less than three world records: It will have an electrical output of 595 MW, the highest ever for a single combined cycle unit; its net energy conversion efficiency will add up to more than 61 percent; and for the first time it will be possible to extract 300 MW of thermal energy from a single power plant unit in combined cycle operation. In this way, the overall efficiency of natural gas as a fuel rises to 85 percent.
Munich, Feb 26, 2014
Beat Weibel, head of Siemens Intellectual Property, explains at a press briefing in Munich, why it's becoming increasingly important in the global competitive arena to hold and constantly protect the right patents and patent families. The focus is not only on the number of inventions and patent applications but rather on the value and business benefit they generate.
Milton Keynes, Feb 21, 2014
For record speeds both on and off the track, Infiniti Red Bull Racing is relying on Siemens software once again this season. Over 100 engineers are using Siemens software to redevelop the world champion racecar for Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo.