Siemens to connect world’s largest wind farm to the grid
"Siemens Energy has a unique wind power portfolio. Not only do we manufacture and supply high-tech wind turbines, we also efficiently connect wind farms to the grid. This includes carrying out the necessary preliminary network studies," said Udo Niehage, CEO of the Power Transmission Division of the Siemens Energy Sector. As part of the grid connection for the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm, Siemens is constructing two substation platforms to be positioned at sea. The substation platforms concentrate the energy generated by the wind farms. Subsea cables will transport the power to the feed-in point, which will be located at the coast. The energy efficient connection of offshore wind farms to the electrical power grid is an important feature of Siemens' environmental portfolio. In 2007, revenue from the products and solutions of Siemens' environmental portfolio was nearly EUR17 billion. The environmental portfolio is growing 10 percent annually; the revenue target for 2011 is EUR25 billion.
The Siemens Energy Sector is the world?s leading supplier of a complete spectrum of products, services and solutions for the generation, transmission and distribution of power and for the extraction, conversion and transport of oil and gas. In fiscal 2007 (ended September 30), the Energy Sector had revenues of approximately EUR20.3 billion and received new orders totaling around EUR28.5 billion and posted a profit of EUR1.8 billion. The Energy Sector had a work force of 73,500 at the beginning of fiscal 2008. Further information is available at: www.siemens.com/energy.