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Siemens Energy Gear for Virginia Offshore Wind Farm (Ind. Report)
Siemens Energy, Siemens Gamesa
Date: 2021-11-24
Munich, Germany-headquartered Siemens Energy reports it will supply the main electrical equipment for the grid connection of Dominion Energy Virginia's 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project, 27 miles offshore of Virginia Beach.

The wind farm is the largest offshore wind project under development in the US and will incorporate: up to 180 Siemens Gamesa SG 14-222 Direct Drive wind turbines; three 800 MW offshore platforms: three power transformers, three shunt reactors, one medium-voltage gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), and three high-voltage GIS systems. Semco Maritime is responsible for design, procurement and installation of the electrical equipment.

Once fully operational in 2026, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind will generate sufficient power for roughly 660,000 Virginia homes and prevent up to 5 million tpy of CO2 emissions, according to the company. (Source: Siemens Energy, PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Dominion Energy Virginia, Emil Avram, VP Bus. Dev., www.dominionenergy.com; Siemens Energy, Annette von Leoprechting +49 (174) 3303977, annette.von_leoprechting@siemens-energy.com, www.siemens-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy Virginia,  Siemens Energy ,  Offshore Wind,  Virginia Offshore Wind,  Wind Turbine,  


Siemens Energy Offloads Voith Hydro Stake (M&A, Int'l. Report)
Siemens Energy, Voith, Voith Hydro
Date: 2021-10-25
In Germany, Munich-headquartered Siemens Energy AG and Voith are reporting that Voith will take over Siemens Energy's 35 pct stake in the joint venture Voith Hydro, subject to all necessary approvals. The terms and purchase price of the transaction have not been disclosed.

The Voith Hydro joint venture -- fka Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation -- was founded in 2000 when Siemens and Voith merged their activities in the field of turbine and generator technology for hydropower plants. As part of the independence of Siemens Energy, the shares in Voith Hydro were transferred from Siemens AG to Siemens Energy in 2020.

Siemens Energy focuses on energy transportation and storage , decarbonizing industrial processes, and generating electricity with little or no CO2 emissions. (Source: Siemens Energy, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Siemens Energy, Annette von Leoprechting +49 (174) 3303977, annette.von_leoprechting@siemens-energy.com, www.siemens-energy.com; Voith Hydro, www.voith.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hyfropower,  Siemens Energy ,  Voith Hydro,  Hydro,  


20MW UK Green Hydrogen Project Funded (Int'l., Funding)
Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho
Date: 2021-09-17
In the UK, Uniper, Siemens Energy AG, Toyota Tsusho and Associated British Ports (ABP) are reporting receipt of matched funding from the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition, funded by the Department for Transport and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, to study and help develop roughly 20MW of green hydrogen production for use at the Port of Immingham, either as a direct replacement for diesel and heavy fuel oil or for the production of clean shipping fuels.

The funded study will review the technical and economic feasibility of reducing port greenhouse gas emissions with hydrogen and develop a plan for future development, as well as assess key areas encompassing the conversion of existing infrastructure, the generation and storage of hydrogen and potential end uses of green hydrogen in and around the port.

The completed feasibility study could enable a front-end engineering design study (FEED) to start in 2022, with potential financial investment decisions in 2023 and possible first green hydrogen production by 2025. (Source: Uniper, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho, RE News, 16 Sept., 2021) Contact: Uniper, www.uniper.energy; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html; Toyota Tsusho, www.toyota-tsusho.com/english; Associated British Ports , www.abports.co.uk/locations/immingham

More Low-Carbon Energy News Innovate UK,  Uniper,  Siemens Energy,  Toyota Tsusho,  Green Hydrogen,  


DEWA Touts Solar Powered Green Hydrogen Project (Int'l. Report)
DEWA,Siemens Energy
Date: 2021-05-21
In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and Siemens Energy are reporting inauguration of the Middle East's first industrial-scale, solar-powered green hydrogen project. Using power provided by the 1,013MW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park (MBR), the pilot plant is expected to produce around 20.5kg of hydrogen per hour.

DEWA aims to use the project to demonstrate the production of green hydrogen from solar power, as well as the storage and re-electrification of hydrogen. The plant can accommodate future applications and test platforms for the different uses of hydrogen, including potential mobility and industrial uses.

Roughly 1,850MW of solar capacity is currently under construction at the MBR mega-project, which will reach 5GW when fully operational in 2030 and be the world's largest single-site solar plant. (Source: DEWA, PR, May, 2021) Contact: DEWA, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, CEO, www.dewa.gov.ae; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Energy,  Solar,  DEWA,  CSP.Energy Storage,  Hydrogen,  


TOTAL, Siemens Ink LNG Emissions Reduct. Deal (Alt. Fuel, Int'l.)
TOTAL, Siemens
Date: 2021-04-14
Paris-headquartered energy giant TOTAL reports it and Siemens Energy have entered into a technical collaboration agreement to study sustainable solutions for CO2 emissions reduction focused on natural gas liquefaction facilities and associated power generation.

According to the company website, TOTAL is the world's second largest privately owned LNG player and expects have a global portfolio of nearly 50 million tpy by 2025. The company operates across the entire LNG value chain, from production and processing to trading, shipping, and distribution. (Source: Total, Rigzone, Others, 14 Apr., 2021)

More Low-Carbon Energy News TOTAL,  Siemens,  LNG,  CO2,  Carbon Emissions,  


Siemens Studies Hydrogen Power Production, Storage (Ind. Report)
Siemens Energy ,Intermountain Power Agency
Date: 2021-03-03
Munich, Germany-based Siemens Energy AG reports receipt of $200,000 in US DOE grant funding to support a conceptual design study to integrate hydrogen production and storage at the coal-fired, 1,800-MW Intermountain Generating Station in Delta, Utah.

The initiative aims to analyze the overall efficiency and reliability of CO2-free power supply involving the large-scale production and storage of hydrogen and to analyze costs, sizing and other various aspects of integrating the system into an existing power plant and transmission grid.

The Intermountain Power Agency, which owns the Delta plant, last summer picked Black & Veatch Corp. as the chief engineering company to oversee the facility's conversion into an 840-MW combined cycle facility that will run initially on a mix of natural gas and hydrogen, and then ultimately operate on hydrogen alone. The Intermountain plant plans to integrate 30 pct hydrogen fuel at startup in 2025, switching to 100 pct hydrogen by 2045.

"By switching from coal to a mixture of natural gas and hydrogen we can reduce carbon emissions by more than 75 pct", according to Intermountain Power. (Source: Siemens Energy, Power Mag.,1 Mar., 2021) Contact: Intermountain Power Agency, Dan Eldredge, GM. (801) 938-1333, www.ipautah.com; Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Energy,  Intermountain Power Agency,  Carbon Emissions,  


Siemens, TC Energy Ink Waste Heat-to-Power Agreement (Ind. Report)
Siemens Energy AG
Date: 2021-02-17
Munich, Germany-based Siemens Energy AG is reporting an agreement with Calgary, Alberta-based TC Energy Corp. to commission a novel waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta. The facility will capture waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station and convert it into emissions-free power. The power will be fed into the grid for an estimated greenhouse gas reduction 44,000 tpy -- equivalent to taking more than 9,000 vehicles off the road.

Siemens Energy will build, own, and operate the facility, with the option for ownership to be transferred back to TC Energy at a later date. The new facility is expected to be commissioned toward the end of 2022 and could generate sufficient power for 10,000 homes or more. The facility will incorporate a patented heat recovery process designed by Siemens Energy licensed under Echogen Intellectual Property. The technology is based on an advanced Rankine Cycle and uses supercritical carbon dioxide (sCO2) as the working fluid to convert waste heat into power.

The project scored $8 million in funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta's (ERA) Industrial Efficiency Challenge. (Source: Siemens Energy AG, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: Siemens Energy AG, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en.html; TC Energy, 403-920-2000, www.tcenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens Energy AG,  TC Energy,  


Partners to Advance Green Hydrogen in Abu Dhabi (Green Hydrogen)
Mubadala, Siemens Energy, Masdar
Date: 2021-01-20
In Abu Dhabi, Mubadala Investment Company and Siemens Energy are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic partnership to drive investment and development of advanced technology, manufacture of equipment, and green hydrogen and synthetic fuel production in Abu Dhabi and international markets. Together with Masdar and other energy players in the Mubadala Group, the companies will work to:

  • Utilize renewable energy to produce green hydrogen and synthetic fuels providing clean and transportable energy to fuel new hydrogen-based ecosystems;

  • Establish an Abu Dhabi-headquartered world-class player in the synthetic fuels sector;

  • Jointly advance technology and drive down the costs of green hydrogen and synthetic fuels production

  • Enable Mubadala and Siemens Energy to access emerging hydrogen markets and create value for both parties.

    The agreement participants will also consider construction of a demonstration plant at Masdar City. The demo would be to be developed by Siemens Energy, Masdar, and other key players in the technology, distribution, and end-use portions of the green hydrogen value chain. (Source: Mubadala Investment Company, PR, 17 Jan., 2021) Contact: Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, +971 2-413-0000, Fax: +971 2-413-0001, www.mubadala.com; Siemens Energy, www.siemens-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  Siemens Energy,  Syn Fuel,  


  • Siemens, Clemson, Duke Research Hydrogen Storage (R&D Report)
    Siemens Energy, Duke Energy, Clemson University
    Date: 2020-12-14
    Siemens Energy, Duke Energy and Clemson University have teamed up to study the use of hydrogen for energy storage and as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to produce energy at Duke Energy's combined heat and power plant located at Clemson University in South Carolina.

    The US DOE awarded Siemens Energy a $200,000 grant for the "H2-Orange" research pilot to be launched in March. 2021. The project will include studies on hydrogen production, storage and co-firing with natural gas as well as evaluate multiple forms of hydrogen production, including green hydrogen, which has the potential to store larger quantities of energy more efficiently and for longer durations than lithium-ion battery technology.

    Duke Energy has actively evaluated hydrogen as a low- or no-carbon fuel source to help meet its net-zero carbon goal by 2050, as have Siemens Energy and Clemson University as they aim for net-zero carbon by 2030. (Source: Siemens Energy AG,Website PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Siemens Energy, www.siemens-energy.com; Duke Energy, www.duke-energy.com; Clemson University, 864-656-3311, www.clemson.edu

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen,  Energy Storage,  Siemens Energy,  Duke Energy,  Clemson University,  


    Toshiba Abandoning Coal-Fired Plant Construction Business (Int'l.)
    Toshiba
    Date: 2020-11-13
    Japanese conglomerate Toshiba reports it will no longer accept orders for the construction of coal-fired thermal power facilities.

    The announcement is in keeping with the company's goal of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 50 pct by 2030 from its base level of 2019 and the commencement of operations of a large-scale carbon capture facility in Fukuoka, Japan. The company also plans to expand its solar renewable energy business to ¥650 billion ($6.17 billion) by 2030, from ¥190 billion yen ($1.80 billion) in 2019.

    Toshiba's announcement comes as coal continues losing ground as Germany's Siemens Energy, U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE), India's largest coal-fired power generator, NTPC Ltd, and other energy sector majors increasingly abandon Old King Coal. (Source: Toshiba, Mercom India, Nov., 2020) Contact: Toshiba, www.toshiba.co.jp/worldwide/index.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Toshiba news,  Coal news,  


    Siemens, Linde Partner on Decarbonization Efforts (Int'l. Report)
    Siemens, Linde
    Date: 2020-11-09
    Siemens Energy is reporting a collaboration with global gases and engineering firm The Linde Group to accelerate decarbonisation efforts in the global oil and gas, petrochemical sector and meet strict environmental regulations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    To that end, the two firms will jointly explore how Siemens Energy's technologies -- including gas turbines, steam turbines, compressors, and generators -- can be used in coordination with Linde Engineering's steam cracker technology and related processes for olefin production, purification, and separation. The companies will also explore how renewable technologies and energy storage can be leveraged to support decarbonization initiatives. (Source: Siemens, Linde, Trade Arabia, Nov., 2020) Contact: Linde Engineering, John van der Velden, Senior VP, www.linde-engineering.com; Siemens Energy Industrial Applications, Thorbjoern Fors, Exec.VP, www.siemens-energy.com/global/en/offerings/industrial-applications/industrial-energy.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Siemens,  Linde,  Carbon Emissions,  


    Innogy's Triton Knoll Installs Second Offshore Substation (Int'l.)
    Innogy
    Date: 2020-06-17
    Innogy is reporting the second offshore substation platform (OSP) incorporating Siemens Energy offshore transformer module technology has been installed at the 860MW Triton Knoll offshore wind farm off the east coast of England.

    When fully operational the two OSPs will each receive electricity generated by the wind farm's 90 MHI Vestas V164-9.5MW turbines. The first power is expected early next year. (Source: Innogy, renews, Others, 16 June, 2020) Contact: Innogy, Julian Garnsey, Project Dir., www.innogy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Triton Knoll,  Innogy,  


    Siemens Announces Wind Sector Merger Plans (M&A, Int'l. Report)
    Siemens, Flender
    Date: 2020-05-13
    German industrial major Siemens AG is reporting plans to merge its wind power generation unit with its Bocholt, Germany-based mechanical drive systems subsidiary Flender. The merger would "complete the company's electrical and mechanical portfolio, making it an important tier-one supplier to the wind power industry" and create a "one-stop-shop" for Siemens' wind power customers, according to the company.

    Flender, which Siemens acquired 2005, produces mechanical drive systems for wind turbines and other power generation sectors, including mining, and oil and gas. It also supplies gearboxes under the Winergy brand.

    Siemens is also proceeding with its planned transfer of its 67.1 pct majority stake in wind turbine OEM Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) to its gas and power unit to the new "Siemens Energy" unit, and spin it off in a public listing. (Source: Siemens AG, PR, WindPower, 11 May, 2020) Contact: Flender, www.flender.com; Siemens AG, new.siemens.com/global/en.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Flender,  Siemens,  Wind,  Wind Turbie,  

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