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Bernd Eilitz Siemens Wind Power GmbH & Co. KG SGRE CC&PA EC Beim Strohhause 17-31 20097 Hamburg, Germany Tel.: +49 40 2889-8842 Mobile: +49 172 7741889 mailto:bernd.eilitz@siemens.com http://www.siemens.com/wind
Design, Shipping, Technology

Why Adaptation Is the New Reality for Offshore Wind Energy Logistics

Everything about the wind energy business is getting bigger. For example, current turbines averaging 4.1 MW with a hub height of 90 meters will soon be replaced by 11-MW giants with hubs 125 meters off sea level and blades spanning 190 meters. Their blade tips will cut the air at well over […]

Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping, Technology, Transport

The challenges of using new materials in shipbuilding

Already, new technologies have been adopted which yield the benefits of both weight reduction and fuel savings. They include low-emission engines, new fuel types, heat recovery systems and the optimisation of ships’ trim. Now and increasingly, ship-owners and operators are demanding that new-builds are constructed with lighter-weight materials in order […]

Energy Management, Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping, Technology

Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat sign ship energy management agreement

The technology giant Rolls-Royce has signed a letter of intent with global satellite communications provider Inmarsat for an option to make Rolls-Royce’s energy management system available via Inmarsat’s maritime fleet Xpress high-speed satellite broadband service. The energy management system 2.0 reduces ships’ energy consumption, helps meet  ongoing environmental targets, as well […]

Energy Saving, Environment, Innovation, Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Research and development, Shipping

Improving the energy efficiency of ships

Ship- owners are under increasing political and economic pressure to make their vessels even more energy efficient and to further cut air pollution. For both existing and new builds, techniques to reduce ship’s resistance through water and the Hi-FIN propeller attachment can significantly reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. This […]

Engineers, Gas, Marine Engineeing and Offshore Technology, Shipping

Wärtsilä wins contract to equip new Viking Line ferry

Finish based technology group Wärtsilä has won a contract to supply the engines, navigation system and a broad range of other related products and systems for Viking Line’s new environmentally friendly ferry, currently under construction at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry yard in China. The order with Wärtsilä was booked in […]