With immediate effect, Jens-Peter Saul (43) has been appointed CEO of the Siemens Wind Power Business Unit headquartered in Brande. He succeeds Andreas Nauen, who is leaving Siemens at his own wish.
Monthly Archives: April 2010
A new 27-metre high training facility – the UK’s first wind turbine training tower – has officially been opened
Siemens Energy is to build a new production plant for offshore wind turbines in the UK. With the new plant Siemens wants to meet the growing demand for wind turbines for British offshore projects.
The UK Crown Estate has announced that it is inviting expressions of interest for a tidal energy project in the Inner Sound, which lies between Caithness on the Scottish mainland and the island of Stroma.
GDF SUEZ has completed the construction of its first UK wind farm project at Craigengelt, near Stirling, in Scotland. The wind farm consists of eight turbines with a total capacity of 20MW, which is enough to supply the equivalent of 9,000 homes with renewable energy.
Pljevlja, which went on line in 1982, is the only coal-fired power plant in Montenegro and meets 30 per cent of the country’s power demand. For that reason fast-track modernization of the power plant was extremely important. Thanks to the efforts made by a strong international team comprising 45 Siemens colleagues from Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a further 120 subcontractor employees the power plant was back on line in December 2009.
In the UK the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is starting the search for organisations or consortia to bid for a major project which could establish an advanced CO2 Capture Technology demonstration project.
Larsen & Toubro, India’s leading engineering and construction company, and Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation to effectively address the projected need for light water reactors (LWR) in India and internationally. LWR technology is in use in over sixty per cent of civil nuclear power plants operating worldwide.
The green light was given by the UK Government for a 1,520MW Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant in Carrington, Greater Manchester. The consent accompanied publication of a number of papers setting out the Government’s strategy for ensuring secure UK gas supplies to 2020 and beyond.
Wärtsilä, a leading provider of flexible decentralised power generation solutions, has signed a contract to supply and install the largest gas engine power plant ever to be installed on the African continent. The power plant will be located in Kribi, a sea port lying on the Gulf of Guinea coast in the Republic of Cameroon. The contract for this turnkey project is valued at approximately $162m.