Sunday Morning – Disruptive Deepwater Energy Technology

Now this is awesome, well for an engineer anyway. Just the images on their own are great – its like a giant meccano set or an elaborate scale model, love it. But this could also be disruptive.

superbig.turbine

credit: Siemens AG

German engineering firm  Siemens  have invested heavily into renewable energy technologies, and their latest investment the “Sea Installer” can install 6MW wind turbines offshore in a water depth of 45 meters.

The self-lifting (yep self lifting, awesome) installs the 154m long wind turbines in the roughest of seas – including the foundations, towers, nacelles and rotor blades for upto 10 wind turbines.

I want one.

Treehugger.com has some more images if your a nerd like me.

3 Comments on “Sunday Morning – Disruptive Deepwater Energy Technology”

  1. Thank you for liking my Pollinator post.
    It is so important and the world needs to wake up to this fact, before they are all gone~

    • not a problem, I was in the UK for the last few days and the link between certain pesticides and the declining bee population is a very hot topic at the moment. The bee population has been in decline in the UK for many years now – I’m not sure if anyone has seen the Bee Movie (its a kids movie) but it covers the topic of what happens if the bees don’t pollinate very well.

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