Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and inter-nationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens, is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance-imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal year 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis. In Denmark, Siemens Wind Power has drastically increased its number of employees since the acquisition of Bonus Energy in 2004 from 750 to now approx. 7000 employees, making it one of the biggest industrial employers in the country.
In the presented project, a close collaboration between Siemens Wind Power and the central internal research unit Siemens Corporate Technology will provide cutting-edge competences for development and implementation of new protective and/or functional coatings for wind turbines, especially for offshore applications. Siemens will act as project coordinator in this project, which is expected to deliver several breakthrough-improvements on erosion-protection for wind-turbine blades as well as a new standard corrosion-protection for offshore and subsea-components.
The planned strategic research shall safeguard the leading position of Siemens Wind Power as the
world´s no. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction.