- Framework agreement for construction and upgrade of substations in Southern Norway
- Norway is a front-runner in phasing out climate-harming gases in power transmission
- Siemens Energy’s vacuum interrupter technology in combination with clean air insulation
reaches almost 6-million hours of commercial operation
Siemens Energy and Norwegian distribution system operator Lyse Elnett signed a framework
agreement to strengthen the Norwegian power grid. Under this agreement, Siemens Energy will
provide services and transmission products for various substations in the Sør-Rogaland region in
Southern Norway. By constructing new substations and modernizing existing ones, Lyse Elnett not
only rises to the challenges of increasing energy demand and the volatile feed-in of renewables: the
framework agreement also stipulates that Lyse Elnett can, over time, fulfill its objective of more
environmentally friendly power transmission by eliminating fluorinated gases (F-gases) in their
Effective September 1st, 2021, Dr. Robert
McAnally will be appointed Senior Vice President Treasury & Corporate
Finance for Siemens Energy. He will report directly to Chief Financial Officer
Maria Ferraro. Dr. Mark Roemer will leave the company by mutual agreement by
the end of the year and will support the onboarding of his successor in an
- 100% virtual event takes
place between the 22nd and 24th of June
- Nine scenarios and trends
panels to drive energy transformation in Latin American and Caribbean countries
- Conference will feature
members of the executive board of Siemens Energy, as well as representatives of
the private sector, associations and government ministers from the region
of the biggest – and increasingly urgent – challenges
of the millennium for companies from different sectors is to maintain their
economic growth, meet their energy needs and, at the same time, fight climate
changes that threaten the planet. With the mission to discuss these and other
important topics that will define the energy sector in the near future, Siemens
Energy organizes the “Energy Week Latin America”, a digital conference that
takes place between June 22nd and 24th.
- New gas-fired power plant to serve as special
- Plant can provide up to 300 Megawatts in as
little as to 30 minutes
- Modern service center enables purely digital
Siemens Energy will build a new turnkey gas-fired power plant as special grid-related equipment in Leipheim, southwestern Bavaria, in a contract with LEAG, an energy provider based in eastern Germany. The grid supporting plant will be used at the request of the transmission grid operator Amprion to ensure grid stability in an emergency and therefore ensure a reliable power supply in southern Germany. Emergency situations can occur when there’s a failure of equipment in the grid, like cables. The Leipheim gas-fired power plant will be used exclusively to protect and ensure the reliability of the transmission grid. It’s therefore not available to the free energy market, according to the German Energy Industry Act (Energiewirtschaftsgesetz). The special grid-related equipment in Leipheim will be able to supply an electrical capacity of up to 300 Megawatts in a maximum period of 30 minutes. Siemens Energy will also manage its operation and maintenance (O&M), initially for five years, in collaboration with LEAG. The plant will be operated entirely from Siemens Energy’s ISO-certified Remote O&M Support Center (ROMSC) in Erlangen, Bavaria. This means that it will be one of the first power plants worldwide to be operated purely digitally from a remote location.
- Siemens Energy will supply subsea pressure and temperature sensors, wet mate connectors, and distribution equipment for the subsea production system in Brazil
- Installation and commissioning scheduled for 2022 and 2024
Siemens Energy was selected by Houston, Texas-based, OneSubsea, to provide a turnkey package for the Bacalhau field development project in the Pre-salt region of the Santos Basin. The Bacalhau oilfield (previously known as Carcara) is located approximately 115 miles (185 kilometers) off Sao Paulo, Brazil, at a water depth of 6,726 feet (2,050 meters).
On June 5 (World Environment Day*), Siemens Energy and Mitsubishi Electric signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study on the joint development of high-voltage switching solutions with zero global-warming potential (GWP) that substitute greenhouse gases with clean air for insulation. Both companies will research methods for scaling up the application of clean-air insulation technology to higher voltages. They’ll start with a 245-kV dead-tank circuit breaker that will speed up the availability of climate-neutral high-voltage switching solutions for customers around the globe. Both partners will continue to manufacture, sell, and service switchgear solutions independently.
- Successful remote outage for a NPP in Sendai, Japan – the first worldwide for Siemens Energy
- Demonstrates the project team’s commitment and dedication in ensuring that customer’s needs are met despite the time-zone difference
- Underscores the strengths of digitalization backed by real-time technical support when on-site assistance could not be rendered due to COVID-19 travel ban
The first remote outage was successfully performed and completed for 2 units of an 890MW SendaiNPP in Japan together with Marubeni Utility Services, which is a partner of Siemens Energy in Japan’snuclear industry while Siemens Energy Japan provides strong support from Sendai. As SiemensEnergy is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), the project team was entrusted to supervisethe inspections performed by Nishinippon Plant Engineering and Construction Co Ltd, a subsidiary ofKyushu Electric Power Co Inc, for two units of the LP Turbine. The works involved assembling anddisassembling the turbines under close supervision, fact-finding inspection and remoterecommissioning including vibration assessment during shut down and restart. Remote balancinghas been duly planned but was not needed during restart due to the good vibration behavior of theturbine.
- Three-day virtual event focused on ‘Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow’
- High-level speakers from across Europe will participate
- The event is supported by AHK, Energy UK, MSC and Siemens Gamesa
Siemens Energy and partners are bringing a new virtual energy conference to Europe on 15 to 17 June, to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the region as it transitions to towards a decarbonized energy system.
- SuedOstLink will transport environmentally friendly electricity from northern to southern Germany
- High-voltage direct current transmission enables low-loss transport of up to two gigawatts over more than 500 kilometers
The demand for renewable energy is rising. In 2020, global production of electricity from renewable sources, such as wind or solar energy, increased by 10.3 percent. Most environmentally friendly electricity in Germany is produced on land and at sea by large wind power plants in the north. At the same time, Germany also needs electricity in its south region where most industrial plants are located, and a growing number of conventional power plants are being taken offline. To ensure a continued reliable supply of energy in Southern Germany, transmission system operators 50Hertz and TenneT are planning to build the SuedOstLink electricity highway. It will transport excess energy from northern Germany and ensure that green electricity can be supplied to the South. Siemens Energy will deliver the converter technology, that will enable the low-loss transport of electricity over more than 500 kilometers.
- Advancing the global energy transition based on renewable energy
- Supporting sustainable development goals and climate action
Siemens Energy and the International
Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have signed a partnership agreement aimed at
advancing the global energy transition based on renewable energy, in support of
sustainable development goals and climate action.