We are at the
beginning of a hydrogen economy. This market will grow rapidly over the next 30
years because the demand for green hydrogen is immense - some talk of up to 500
- Rotating Olefins Cracker (ROC) technology will advance the global energy transition by
decarbonizing olefin production processes
- Demonstration project selected by the Cracker of the Future Consortium (COF) of industry majors
Technip Energies and Siemens Energy announced an exclusive agreement to jointly develop,
commercialize, and license the Rotating Olefins Cracker (ROC) technology to decarbonize olefin
production processes. The ROC technology employs a dynamic reactor system that replaces
conventional furnaces used for pyrolysis when manufacturing light olefins – the building blocks for
chemical products used in everyday materials, from packaging to polymers.
On January 24, 2018, the most powerful high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transformer began its journey from the transformer factory in Nuremberg, Germany, to China. The transformer will first be transported to the harbor in Nuremberg by special heavy load transporter, where it will be loaded onto a ship. Its journey will take it to Rotterdam via the Main-Danube Canal, and from there it will be shipped to China, where it will arrive after several weeks on the high seas. In July 2016, Siemens received an order to manufacture four transformers of this type. About a year later, the world’s first 1,100 kV transformer was completed and successfully passed the tests in the testing facility. The enormous dimensions of the transformer – 37.5 meters long, 14.4 meters tall, and 12 meters wide – posed a logistical challenge for the team. In operation, the transformer weighs just under 900 tons and its efficiency is well above 99% of the rated power. For the first time, the transformer will enable a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission with low losses over a record distance of 3,284 kilometers with a transmission capacity of 12 gigawatts. HVDC transformers are part of the converter station that convert alternating current into direct current at the beginning of the transmission line and convert it back again at the end of the line. The conversion from alternating current to direct current helps to transmit energy over long distances with low losses. Transformers are key components of an HVDC line: Thanks to the transformer, the Changji-Guquan project will be able to transmit direct current with a huge 1,110 kilovolts for the first time in the world. The new transformer not only makes the transmission of this record voltage level possible, but it is also the world’s most powerful tested transformer with a capacity of 587 megavoltamperes. Siemens has thus achieved a new dimension in high-voltage direct-current transmission. The HVDC line between Changji and Guquan will be operated by State Grid Corporation (SGCC), a Chinese grid operator. The connection is expected to begin operation in 2019.
- First delivery of HL-class gas turbine technology to Greece
- World’s most powerful combined cycle power plant in 1x1 configuration
- Reduced CO2 emissions and environmental impact, increased security of supply
Siemens Energy is supplying its state-of-the-art, highly efficient HL-class gas turbine technology to
Greece for the first time. As part of a new combined cycle power plant in Komotini in the northeast
of the country, it will provide reliable and economical power generation. With an installed electrical
capacity of 877 megawatts (MW), it will be the world’s most powerful combined cycle power plant
in 1x1 configuration. The construction of the new plant is of strategic importance for Greece. It will
cover the country’s increased demand for electricity, which will result from the gradual withdrawal
of lignite production units. The switch to a modern gas-fired power plant with high efficiencies will
reduce CO2 emissions by up to 3.7 million tons per year compared to a coal power plant. It will also
reduce the environmental impact and increase the security of supply. Customer Terna S.A. is
building the entire plant for the project company Thermoilektriki Komotinis M.A.E. The company is
owned in equal parts by Motor Oil Renewable Energy (MORE) and GEK Terna. Commissioning of the
plant is scheduled for mid-2024.
- Greenlink interconnector will increase power supply security and foster the integration of
- Consortium of Siemens Energy and Sumitomo Electric to supply HVDC cable and converter
Siemens Energy, together with its consortium partner Sumitomo Electric, have signed a contract
with Greenlink Interconnector Limited. Siemens Energy will deliver the high-voltage direct current
(HVDC) converter technology for the 190km electricity interconnector Greenlink. The 500-
megawatt HVDC link will connect the power grids of Ireland and Great Britain. As the power can flow in either
direction, depending on supply and demand in each country, it allows both countries to benefit
from increased grid stability, security of power supply and cost-effective growth and integration of
low carbon energy. Work will begin at the start of 2022 following financial close.
ceremony for the lighthouse Haru Oni project sponsored by the Federal Ministry
of Economic Affairs
- Porsche will use the practically CO2-neutral
eFuels in motor sports from 2022
- Preparations for the next major commercial phase
Siemens Energy and sports car manufacturer Porsche have
joined forces with a number of international companies to build an industrial
plant for the production of virtually CO2-neutral fuel (eFuel) in
Punta Arenas, Chile. The ground-breaking ceremony for this pioneering project
took place today in the presence of Chile’s Energy Minister Juan Carlos Jobet.
A pilot plant is initially being built north of Punta Arenas in Chilean
Patagonia, which is expected to produce around 130,000 litres of eFuels in
2022. The capacity will then be expanded in two stages to around
55 million litres by 2024 and to around 550 million litres by 2026.
The necessary environmental permits have now been obtained by the Chilean
project company HIF (Highly Innovative Fuels). Siemens Energy has also already
started preparatory work for the next major commercial phase of the project.
- Siemens Energy will provide equipment for the partial electrification of Troll B and full
electrification of the Troll C semi-submersibles
- Equinor estimates that reducing the power from gas turbines on Troll B and C will reduce
annual carbon emissions by approximately 500,000 tonnes
Siemens Energy received a contract from Aker Solutions to supply the complete packages for the
electrical transmission, distribution, and power management system (PMS) for the Troll West
electrification project in the North Sea. The Troll field is operated by Equinor and contains
considerable oil and gas reserves.
- Supply of 1,100-MW power plant in consortium with CTCI Corporation
- HL-class technology for low-emission, economical, and flexible power generation
- Long-term service contract for core components
Siemens Energy's HL-class technology is poised to enable particularly low-emission, economical, and flexible power generation in Taiwan as of mid-2024. Siemens Energy, together with its consortium partner CTCI Corporation, the leading Taiwanese engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company, will build the Sun Ba Power Phase II Combined Cycle Power Plant. The plant will be an important building block in Taiwan's energy transition, which aims to shift from coal and nuclear power to environmentally friendly gas-fired power plants and renewable energies. Sun Ba II will be built in Tainan, southwestern Taiwan, and have an installed electrical capacity of 1,100 megawatts (MW). It will be fired with regasified liquefied natural gas (LNG). Siemens Energy will also provide long-term service for the plant's core components. The customer is the independent power producer Sun Ba Power Corporation.
- Contributing to a carbon-neutral society through green hydrogen production
- Both companies to cooperate on R&D and Demonstration project adopted by Green Innovation
Funding Program in Japan
Toray Industries, Inc. and Siemens Energy K.K., the Japanese subsidiary of Siemens Energy AG, were
adopted by the Green Hydrogen Project under the Green Innovation Funding Program organized by
the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the New Energy and Industrial
Technology Development Organization (NEDO). The two companies will receive the funding
together with six other companies including the Yamanashi Prefectural Enterprises Bureau, and
Tokyo Electric Power Company. Siemens Energy and Toray are jointly promoting the technological
development and demonstration of the largest multi megawatt class PEM (PEM = Polymer
Electrolyte Membrane) electrolysis in Japan with new membrane technology from Toray.
- Important project progress for Germany’s largest energy infrastructure project
- Siemens Energy’s high-voltage direct current technology will enable low-loss transport of up to 2 gigawatts over more than 700 kilometers
Fluctuating feed-in from renewable energy plants, the new
spatial distribution of power generation, and rising energy demand: The power
grids of the future will face a wide range of challenges that require a rapid
expansion of the infrastructure. A total of 7,500 kilometers will have to be
optimized, strengthened, or newly built in the German transmission network over
the next few years. High-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission links are
playing a key role here, such as SuedLink, the new wind power line, that will enable low-loss energy transport over long distances and the integration of wind power from the North and solar power from the South of Germany into the transmission grid. The contract for the necessary
converter technology for the section between the grid interconnection points of
Brunsbüttel in Schleswig-Holstein and Leingarten/Großgartach in
Baden-Württemberg was signed today. Siemens Energy will supply the converters
and carry out the detailed and site-specific planning of the facilities in the
coming months together with the project owners, the transmission grid operators
TenneT and TransnetBW, and further project members.