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Issue 12 | December 2009
Concentrating Solar Power
Southern Spain is seeing a boom in solar power, where government subsidies have made the production of clean CO2-free electricity from Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) economically viable.
Factory-packaged power plants designed and engineered on the basis of the long-established SGT-400 industrial gas turbine are recognized as the benchmark for rugged, reliable operation in mission-critical applications.
Compression & Solutions
Dr. Donald Weir, CEO of the Compression & Solutions business unit of Siemens Energy Oil & Gas Division, took time out from a busy schedule to discuss the current commercial climate, opportunities and imminent changes.
Anthropogenic CO2 emissions are among the most unwanted side effects of civilization.
Issue 13 | May 2010
Habaş, Turkey’s leading supplier of industrial and medical gases with a market share of 85 percent, operates 16 Siemens turbo compressors at its 14 air separation plants.
Enhancing mature offshore reservoirs is a real art. Advanced methodologies and social skills are essentials in ensuring success.
The economic crisis has eased the risk of a shortfall of electric energy production in Russia only slightly. Technological solutions are still needed, and highly efficient and quickly built power plants make a major contribution.
Venture met Filippov Vladislav Yurjevitch, General Director of Moscow City, Karpov Vladimir Vasiljevitch, Cief Engineer and Gyndenov Stanislav, Head of Operations & Maintenance, at the onsite offices of the Moscow City power plant.
Issue 14 | November 2010
Sweden is the European country with the highest proportion of renewables in its energy mix.
Oil & Gas Consulting
Equipped with pen and paper, camera and sweater against the chill of the air-conditioning, Venture arrived at the Singapore Grand Hyatt for the 2010 XHQ user conference.
The days of oil are not yet over. However, the days of “easy oil” appear to be numbered. Extracting more from existing wells, in particular offshore, is therefore becoming increasingly important – and more economically viable.
Rural Bangladesh is not the most hospitable environment in terms of geography or infrastructure in which to elevate a hi-tech combined-cycle power plant.
Issue 15 | May 2011
In an extremely competitive market for deep-water drillships, manufacturer DSME is relying on electric power packages from Siemens.
Siemens Innovator of the Year
Imagination and fantasy are essential prerequisites when it comes to finding unconventional solutions for unconventional applications.
What do customers really want, and what is the range that is important for the next stage of development? Benchmarking gave Siemens the answers for the SGT-750 gas turbine.
Issue 16 | May 2012
At a massive petrochemical plant in Chinese Dalian, Siemens supplied energy-saving technology while allowing local manufacturers a greater role than ever before.
Compression and Solutions
Terrance Ivers joined Siemens in August 2011 to become CEO of the Compression and Solutions Business Unit of the Oil & Gas Division. Venture caught up with him in mid-December to see how things are going.
When the oil and gas industry needs help with process safety issues, they all come to the same place: Siemens Oil & Gas Consulting. Dr. Anil Gokhale, General Manager of Siemens Oil & Gas Consulting, took time out of his busy schedule to talk to Venture.
Siemens and the University of Lincoln, U.K., have pioneered a unique model of industrial/academic collaboration, which has won many national and regional awards. Siemens worked with the university from the start to develop the school concept and course content and made a very significant contribution financially to the new build and set up.
Issue 17 | December 2012
Oil & Gas
Wintershall, Germany’s largest internationally active crude oil and natural gas producer, has kept production from its nowadays 100 Emlichheim wells at a high level for decades with the help of Siemens control systems, a dedicated local Siemens service point, and sophisticated steam flooding technology, to name but a few. These innovative techniques have been able to prolong the lifetime of the field and raise the recovery rate of the reservoir to over 30 percent.
Oil & Gas
A dialog with Adil Toubia, CEO of the Siemens Oil & Gas Division.
A new design methodology utilizes latest R&D findings, combined with best practices and integrated modular components to provide customers with higher efficiency, faster startup,enhanced availability, a broader application range, and greater ease of maintenance throughout the Siemens industrial steam turbine portfolio.
Sales of turbocompressors in Siemens Oil & Gas are aimed to outgrow the marketby 50 percent, thanks especially to booming demand from the East.
Issue 18 | July 2013
Oil & Gas
By Manfred Wegner
Since the start of gas flow through line 2 on October 8, 2012, the Nord Stream twin pipeline system came on stream. Right next to the pipeline’s landfall near Lubmin, Germany, Gascade operates a facility designed to heat up the incoming Russian gas for further transport to the next compressor station some 260 kilometers distant. Engineering and building this facility was a double challenge, for Gascade as much as for Siemens—a challenge that was met. Time for Venture to have a closer look and talk to the people who made it happen.
By John Sealander
In addition to our obvious need for safe, clean drinking water,modern industrial processes also depend on reliable, clean sources of water. This is particularly true in the oil and gas industry, which uses copious amounts of water for power generation and cooling inrefining processes, and even more so when this industry operates in a desert country like Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer, and Siemens teamed up to address the need to reduce fresh water usage and recycle process wastewaters, and came up with a workable wastewater treatment solution, appropriatelycalled EcoRight™.
By Edgar Hendrassen
‘Green’ has without doubt become the buzzword of our times. An avalanche of messages from a vast range of human endeavor cascades it in countless contexts. At Siemens, however, ‘green’ has become the selective criterion for a dedicated portfolio of products and solutions.Their ‘greenness’ is benchmarked, calculated, certified and monitored by an independent auditing company, providing dependable evidence of ‘green’ benefits for the customer and the environment.
Oil & Gas
By Pierre Hausheer
Curtis Island (Queensland, Australia) is home to stunning secluded beaches, sparkling coral sea and sprawling gas projects including the construction of world-class liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants. Determined to play a significant role in the build-up of this industry, Siemens Oil & Gas won a contract for the supply of powerhouses and electrical equipment for the Gladstone LNG (GLNG) plant on Curtis Island, off the coast of Gladstone. The project is executed by Siemens Singapore, Energy — Oil & Gas.