Siemens set to launch cost reducing technology for wind turbines

Die getriebelosen Anlagen werden das Onshore-Windkraftwerk Clyde des Betreibers SSE im schottischen Lanarkshire um 172,8 Megawatt Leistung erweitern. The direct drive wind turbines will add another 172.8 megawatts (MW) to SSE's Clyde wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

German industrial conglomerate Siemens is to launch new technology to cut the cost of European wind power next week at a trade show next week in Paris.

Siemens is also displaying new technology to improve grid connections with its new HVDC technology to efficiently connect large offshore wind power plants to energy grids on shore.

This technology reduces costs arising from high-voltage direct-current transmission by one third. Furthermore, visitors can gain insights about how the maintenance of onshore and offshore plants can be performed in a highly efficient way through an interactive terminal.

Additionally, components like generators and controls as well as so called multilevel wind SCADA centres – digital control centres for wind power plants will be on display.

The Siemens Wind Power and Renewables Division will present its new logistics concept. This concept intends to connect future production facilities for the 75 meter-long offshore rotor blades in Hull, UK, and D7 nacelles from Cuxhaven, Lower Saxony, with existing harbour and production locations in Denmark.

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