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Fugro Completes UXO Survey in Germany

Fugro has completed an unexploded ordnance (UXO) screening project for Siemens AG at the site of a new gas-fired power station in Herne, Germany.More than 1,300 foundation pile locations were screened for UXO and cleared down to 15 m below ground level without affecting other site preparation activities.In Germany, any areas that suffered bombing during the Second World War must have a UXO site survey before construction can begin. “With Fugro’s UXO solution, the flexibility of using it in parallel with ongoing site-leveling activities and its accuracy in detecting ferromagnetic

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Siemens Wins Viking Link Gig

Germany's Siemens AG said  that it has won a deal to supply two converter stations for the first high-voltage direct current (HVDC) link between the UK and Denmark.Viking Link will enable the exchange of up to 1400MW of electricity to provide increased power-supply reliability and security to consumers in both countries, and will support the integration of renewable energy.The interconnector is being jointly developed by National Grid Ventures (Great Britain) and Energinet (Denmark) via National Grid Viking Link Ltd. and Energinet Eltransmission A/S. Viking Link is scheduled to begin commercial

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Offshore Wind Market Expected to Reach $50 bln by 2023

such as U.S and Canada, where there has been a substantial investment towards the growth of non-conventional electricity generation. These factors will drive the market for offshore wind market in North American region during the forecast period.The key players of global offshore wind market are Siemens AG (Germany), Vestas Wind Systems A/S (Denmark), General Electric Company (U.S), Senvion SA (Germany), Areva (France), Clipper Windpower, LLC (U.S), ABB Ltd. (Switzerland), Sinovel Wind (Group) Co., Ltd. (China), Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (South Korea), Suzlon (India), A2SEA (Denmark)

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Wind Surpasses Hydro as Largest US Renewable Energy Source

of last year's wind installations. The fourth quarter was the industry's largest for installed capacity since the fourth quarter of 2012. The 8,303 MW added for the year represented more than $13.8 billion in investment. Just three turbine makers - General Electric Co, Vestas Wind Systems A/S and Siemens AG -- accounted for up to 95 percent of the U.S. turbine market in 2016. Texas has more than 20 MW of installed wind capacity, or nearly a quarter of the market. Iowa is the second-biggest wind state, and Oklahoma overtook California for third place at the end of 2016. The first offshore wind

Siemens Wins Vessel Electrical Installation Contract

Nautilus Minerals Inc. announces that the order for the supply of the entire electrical installation for the production support vessel has been awarded to Siemens International Trading (Shanghai) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Siemens AG.   Nautilus CEO, Mike Johnston, commented, “The electrical package marks the fourth major long lead time package to be awarded by the shipyard, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding.  We are especially pleased to be partnering with another world class, global company such as Siemens. Their involvement with our first seafloor production system, along with

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Siemens Installs First North Sea Platform

into the grid. “With the installation of our platform at sea we have successfully mastered the most critical part of this project and are now in the final stretch for commissioning in 2014“, stated Karlheinz Springer, CEO of the Power Transmission Division within the Energy Sector of Siemens AG. “Installation of the platform for HelWin1 constitutes reaching a key milestone in our series of grid connection projects. The transmission capacity of our projects involves a total of 6.2 gigawatts of electric power from renewable sources. TenneT is thus contributing to offshore wind energy

Germany Offshore Transmission Station Contract Awarded

Seaway Heavy Lifting contracted by Siemens AG for the transportation & installation of the German North Sea jacket & transmission station. The contractors say that the 5,800 tonnes jacket will be installed by Heavy Lift Vessel “Oleg Strashnov”. The 14,000 tonnes transmission station will be installed as a float-over with Seaway Heavy Lifting to perform the float-over operation with the assistance of its subcontractor Dockwise. The work is scheduled to be performed in 2013/2014. The transmission station SylWin Alpha will be installed in the German exclusive economic zone of the

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