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WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

See you at WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

September 25 - 28, 2018

Siemens at WindEnergy Hamburg

Smart Solutions every step of the way

Customers, experts, and other interested parties were given new insight into the wind industry at the world’s leading wind energy expo – WindEnergy Hamburg. Siemens offered a comprehensive overview of the current status and future prospects of wind power, alongside solutions beneficial to the entire value chain of the international onshore and offshore wind industry. We displayed innovation and know-how fundamental to the industry leading the path to a sustainable future, showcasing what “Ingenuity for life” has to offer.   

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Hamburg, September 25–28, 2018

WindEnergy Hamburg 2018

We look forward to meeting you again at the world’s leading wind energy expo in 2018.

The WindEurope Summit conference will team up again with WindEnergy Hamburg to feature policy and market developments, as well as the latest technical and scientific advances.
About WindEurope Summit

Main Topics

The answer to every wind power need

Wind power plays an important role in today’s dynamic energy mix – and this importance will increase in the years to come. In recent years, wind power has evolved from a peripheral source of clean, green power into a mature global industry. Turbines have not only increased in capacity, but have grown more efficient and reliable, and the entire wind energy infrastructure has become more robust. As a result, costs have declined dramatically for both onshore and offshore wind.

 

Siemens is committed to driving growth in the wind energy market. To enable profitability and reduce project risk, we push the boundaries of what’s possible. Integrated solutions along the entire value chain help customers transform wind into a profitable asset that’s beneficial for the future of renewable energy.

Onshore wind power turbines in operation

Proven wind turbine technology for a lower energy cost

Siemens strives to reduce the cost of energy for customer and industry satisfaction. Both our geared and direct drive onshore and offshore wind turbines have proven themselves reliable solutions ideal for their respective environments. Constant innovation allows further technological development to meet market needs. In this regard, our offshore direct drive turbine with increased output mitigates customer risks. The direct drive technology with its fewer components and lighter architecture contributes to cost-cutting goals. Onshore, our broad direct drive portfolio with standard ratings of 3.0 MW to 3.6 MW and different rotor options provides flexibility for all wind conditions. By building on three decades of experience and industry insight, Siemens utilizes proven wind turbine technology to ensure customer returns.

 

Find your ideal wind turbine solution.

Experts using digital systems for remote services

Integrated wind equipment systems for an investment that pays off

In order to maximize performance, tailored wind turbine systems and wind park solutions, combined with greater flexibility and 360-degree asset care, are key. To overcome difficult operating conditions, Siemens has developed a product line of generators, electric drives, and control systems, driven by cost reduction and reliability. Our comprehensive engineering value chain, with standard components and interfaces in modularization, allows for shorter time to market, while digitalization is pushing the limits of performance and flexibility. When service is necessary, service teams receive remote support from the diagnostics center with fault detection, simulation, and access to our worldwide remote services. And for cost savings alongside increased safety – with the Design Risk Assessment in a 3D environment, we are able to test a product before it is actually manufactured.

 

Visit the dedicated wind equipment page to learn more.

Technicians working on an offshore transformer station

Grid access solutions for connecting intelligently

Achieving reliable grid access is a critical requirement in the industry – and providing smart grid access solutions for both onshore and offshore, including services, is an essential part of Siemens’ wind power offerings. Siemens takes an integrated lifecycle approach, from advanced new grid technology to full-scope, innovative service solutions that provide high availability over the entire lifecycle of a wind power project. This all works to ensure a technically efficient and economically feasible system solution. An example of this is our New Grid Access concept – a completely new technical solution for connecting offshore wind parks to the grid. This design has reduced space, weight, and costs and improves the environmental impact of offshore wind installations.

 

Find the grid access solution for your needs.

Service technicians take care of a wind turbine

Comprehensive services throughout a wind turbine’s lifetime

As wind becomes an ever more competitive source of energy, the number of wind turbines being installed around the globe continues to increase. To generate optimal return on investment throughout a project’s lifetime, consistency is key. Whether at inland, coastal, or offshore sites, individuals require service solutions customized to their needs. In four key areas – reliability, reassurance, optimization, and knowledge – Siemens’ comprehensive service wind power portfolio gives customers the flexibility to choose from a broad range of intelligent and innovative service solutions.

 

Choose from a flexible service wind portfolio.

: A windsock in front of a wind power plant

Combining engineering and financing excellence for wind power investments

Customized financial solutions play an increasingly important role in the implementation of efficient technologies in the energy market. The steep increase in financing costs, resulting from the global credit crisis, has made customized financing solutions a key success factor in the realization of necessary investments. Siemens’ Financial Services Division provides a broad range of financial solutions to support our customers in the energy, natural resources, and infrastructure segments. The division’s current portfolio supports 15.6 GW of wind energy with financing. In this interview, Kirk Edelman, Siemens Financial Services CEO of Project and Structured Finance Power, Oil & Gas, outlines the importance of such financing for the growth of the industry, and how this can happen. As huge shifts in energy markets occur and a global population more educated on the topic of powering our planet emerges – finding the funds needed to support it all is critical.

 

Explore different financing concepts.

Picture Gallery

Impressions from WindEnergy Hamburg 2016

Find out about the highlights from the Siemens booth – a collection of impressions and news from the event.

Booth Highlights

New products, solutions, and services

In addition to showcasing our core businesses, at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016 we also highlighted selected products along the wind power value chain. Click through for more.

Expert Videos

One question to Siemens experts

We asked Siemens senior experts about the future of wind power and how Siemens can contribute to this with its products and solutions – from offshore, to onshore, to grid access, to financing.

Exhibits in Detail

Further innovations for the wind energy industry

Our experts were pleased to share additional insight into Siemens’ wind industry innovations beyond the booth highlights, at WindEnergy Hamburg 2016. Please click through to see our products along the entire wind power value chain that were presented at the trade show.

Wind Power Offshore
Siemens’ most powerful offshore direct drive wind turbine

SWT-8.0-154 Offshore Wind Turbine

For a reliable offshore investment – a cost-efficient solution. As an upgrade of Siemens’ 7 MW direct drive offshore wind turbine, the SWT-8.0-154 retains the basic structure and advantages of its predecessor, but with increased power output.

Learn more
A digital representation of Siemens SILYZER

Siemens SILYZER

With SILYZER, Siemens is utilizing the power of hydrogen for industry, energy, and mobility. This electrolysis system, based on PEM (proton-exchange membrane) technology, can efficiently capture and transform large quantities of wind and solar energy.

Learn more
Offshore transport of wind turbine nacelles

Offshore Transport Logistics

Siemens new offshore logistics concept provides an improved transport solution – incorporating features such as the “Roll-on/Roll-off” method and tailor-made transport vehicles for a reduction of up to 20% in offshore wind turbines transport costs.

Learn more
Geared onshore wind turbines at sunset

SWT-2.3-120 Onshore Wind Turbine

Siemens’ SWT-2.3-120 is tailored to optimize output while minimizing loads and maintenance. It builds on the achievements of the proven onshore geared product platform, one of the most successful turbine lines ever, with almost 8,000 units installed.

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SWT-3.3-130 LN and SWT-3.6-130 Wind Turbines

To fulfil the potential of a wind power plant, wind turbines must take advantage of a site’s unique qualities. Based on reliable, award-winning technology, the new SWT-3.3-130 Low Noise and SWT 3.6-130 provide greater benefits and offer quitter, more efficient performance.

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SWT-3.15-142 Onshore Wind Turbine

With the right turbine, low-wind sites can become successful energy sources. To guarantee safer investments and higher yields, the new SWT-3.15-142 combines new and proven technology for lighter blades and more efficient performance.

Learn more
Experts working at the remote diagnostic center

Remote Diagnostic Services

With our remote monitoring and diagnostic services, we limit service visits to a minimum without compromising reliability. Our diagnostic experts can detect potential errors before they become an issue, and intelligently optimize turbine performance.

Learn more
Service operation vessel next to an offshore turbine

Service Operation Vessel

Siemens new Service Operation Vessels (SOV) are quicker, safer service workshops, with the ability to stay at sea for longer periods, which decreases maintenance costs. The SOV is revolutionizing the offshore service market. 

Learn more
Wind equipment inside a nacelle

Wind Equipment Portfolio

For maximum availability, we offer a broad product portfolio of generators, electric drives, and control systems for wind turbine systems and wind parks – including power generation, integrated automation, power distribution, and communication. 

Learn more
Experts controlling wind turbines remotely

Multilevel Wind SCADA Center

Powerful wind turbines and parks require an efficient and reliable control system. Eliminating the need to dial into each turbine separately, Siemens wind SCADA center keeps everything from the turbine management down to the infeed under control.

Learn more
Experts testing wind turbines in 3-d with digital layer

Design Risk Assessment

Siemens is able to use a 3D environment to test a product before it is actually manufactured. This results not only in cost-saving efficiency, but also in far greater safety.

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Siemens’ SIVACON 8PS LDM power transmission system

The SIVACON 8PS LDM

For cost-reduced power transmission, Siemens developed the LDM system. Built on the basis of the proven LD system, it transmits currents up to 8200 A between the nacelle and the tower base in a safe, reliable, and efficient manner.

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Offshore grid access of wind power plants

DC Offshore Grid Access

Smaller, easier to install and maintain, Siemens’ DC grid access solution is ideally suited for grid access for far offshore platforms. A breakthrough in simplifying today’s offshore DC converters for optimum performance. 

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Modular electrical energy storage system

SIESTORAGE

Today’s energy mix leads to an imbalance between generation and load, which impacts grid stability and power quality. SIESTORAGE improves grid stability by acting as an energy consumer and producer – for greater integration of renewable energy sources.

Learn more
Encapsulated Diode Rectifier tower unit at sea

Diode Rectifier Units

The encapsulated Diode Rectifier Unit is a breakthrough in simplifying offshore AC/DC converters – making the offshore stations smaller, and easier to install and maintain. The DC switchgear is encapsulated as well, for additional space savings.

Learn more
Offshore service vessels around an offshore wind power plant

Financing Offshore Wind Projects

Early-stage development financing, construction-stage financing, and operational-stage financing – Siemens provides financing solutions throughout a project’s lifecycle.

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Wind turbines of offshore wind power plant Butendiek

Equity investment reference: Butendiek

Butendiek is the second European offshore wind project where Siemens supplied a combined solution of wind turbines, O&M services, and equity capital. The wind power plant has a total output of 288 MW, enough to power 370,000 households.

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Wind turbines of offshore wind power plant Gemini

Equity investment reference: Project Gemini

When completed off the coast of the Netherlands in 2017, Gemini will be one of the world’s largest offshore wind power plants, with an output of 600 MW. Siemens supplied 20% equity investment for the park to be built, as well as 150 Siemens wind turbines.

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Speakers Placement

Presentations and panel discussions

During the WindEnergy Hamburg trade show and the WindEurope Summit conference, we presented the latest wind energy trends, developments, and product innovations.

Latest main control technology for wind turbines

This presentation dealt with the key requirements, different controller concepts, and new and global trends concerning a wind turbine’s main controller.

 

Speaker:

Steffen Itzigehl, Sales Manager, Siemens Digital Factory

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Tuesday, September 27

 

Time:

10:00 - 10:10

Business meets policy: what’s future for wind in Europe?

This session looked at the future of wind energy in Europe. Michael Liebreich, Chairman and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, will started the session with an overview of the prospects and challenges for the sector in Europe, followed by a discussion of the onshore and offshore wind outlooks involving industry leaders and European policymakers.

Read more about the subject and view additional speakers here.

 

Speaker:

Dr. Markus Tacke, CEO, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables

 

Location:

Congress Center Hamburg

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Tuesday, September 27

 

Time:

11:30 - 13:00

Industry 4.0: digitalization in wind turbines

The presentation provided insights into the future of manufacturing and product development. Become faster, more flexible, and resource-efficient supported by Siemens solutions.

 

Speaker:

Bernd Zippel, Senior Consultant Wind, Siemens Digital Factory

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Tuesday, September 27

 

Time:

15:30 - 15:40

An introduction into Siemens’ blades service program including PowerEdge for leading edge maintenance

This presentation introduced Siemens’ new blade upgrade, which addressed the industry-wide challenge of leading-edge erosion.

 

Speaker:

Keith Stevenson, Commercial Head of Product Lifecycle Management, Siemens Wind Power

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Tuesday, September 27

 

Time:

15:45 - 15:55

Time and cost savings with model-based controller design

Learn how model-based controller design, combined with software and hardware in the loop testing, reduces development and project planning risk. And it also allows, through optimized control algorithms, an up to 10% saving of a wind turbine’s mechanical cost.

 

Speaker:

Professor Günther Heckel, Technical Coordinator MDB Wind, Siemens Digital Factory/Guest Professor at Shenyang University of Technology

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Tuesday, September 27

 

Time:

16:00 - 16:10

Monetizing what matters

The road to less than 10 cents by 2020 FID: leveraging reliability through technical evolution and by considering investor perspectives in the development of products and projects.

 

Speaker:

Anders Mouritsen, Sales Strategy Manager,

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Wednesday, September 28

 

Time:

10:00 - 10:10

Owl technology – DinoTail® Next Generation

Learning from nature – new optimized serrated edges or Dinotails, inspirited by the owl. Optimized Dinotails installed at the blade tip of the wind turbine reduces sound levels from power output.

 

Speaker:

Dominic Voss, Technical Sales Manager, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Wednesday, September 28

 

Time:

10:15 - 10:25

Targeting best EHS performance in wind

“Innovation in safety” – this presentation compared the wind farm construction project team with a traditional vessel organization, to find out how ownership of a safe workplace is transferred effectively from environment, health, and safety (EHS) professionals to the operational organization.

 

Read more about the subject and view additional speakers here.

 

Speaker:

Hasse Andreasen, Head of EHS Global Offshore, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables

 

Location:

Congress Center Hamburg

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Wednesday, September 29

 

Time:

11:30 - 13:00

Comprehensive and competitive onshore product portfolio

The updated Siemens Onshore Direct Drive platform offers a range of turbines flexible in performance and ability to maximize the potential of each customer’s unique circumstances.


Speaker:

Daniel Lücht, Head of Product Lifecycle Management & Engineering,

Siemens Wind Power and Renewables

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Thursday, September 29

 

Time:

10:30 - 10:40

Reducing production losses through early-stage detection

With the help of model-based diagnostics, Siemens has effectively leveraged the true value of wind turbine sensor data. Attendees learnt what to avoid and where not to go when deciding on how to go about extracting information, and how to get value out of a vast amount of information.

 

Read more about the subject and view additional speakers here.

 

Speaker:

Henrik Pedersen, Team Leader: Global Diagnostic, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables

 

Location:

Congress Center Hamburg

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Thursday, September 29

 

Time:

11:30 - 13:00

Service Operation Vessel: helping to lower the cost of energy

A year after the launch of the first Service Operation Vessel (SOV), Siemens looks back to evaluate its performance, how it has helped reduce the cost of service, and to identify areas for improvement.

 

Read more about the subject and view additional speakers here.

 

Speaker:

René Cornelis Wigmans, Head of Maritime & Aviation Solutions, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables

 

Location:

Congress Center Hamburg

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Thursday, September 29

 

Time:

14:30 - 16:00

SWT-8.0-154: Minimal upgrade for maximum effect

This presentation showcased the Offshore Direct Drive platform, including its different upgrades, benefits, and development history.

 

Speaker:

Anne-Susann Lücht, Portfolio Performance Analyst, Siemens Wind Power and Renewables

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

English

 

Date:

Thursday, September 29

 

Time:

15:00 - 15:10

Windenergie aus Cuxhaven – Siemens sucht 1000 neue Mitarbeiter

Siemens baut ein neues Werk in Cuxhaven für die Montage von Maschinenhäusern für Windkraftanlagen. Daher werden innerhalb der nächsten 18 Monate ca. 1000 neue Arbeitsplätze entstehen, sowohl bei Siemens als auch bei Zulieferfirmen. Wir haben über Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen informiert.

Siemens is building a new factory in Cuxhaven for the assembly of machine housings for wind turbines. As a result, about 1,000 new jobs will be created within the next 18 months, both at Siemens and at supplier companies. We informed about these new opportunities and challenges.

 

Speaker:

Monique Schack, Senior Recruits, Siemens HR

 

Location:

Hamburg Messe Center

Linking halls B1 and B2

 

Language:

German

 

Date:

Friday, September 30

 

Time:

13:20 - 13:35 

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