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Making wind tower maintenance easier and more efficient, international premium shrinkwrap supplier Dr. Shrink offers its new TowerMinders. Instead of crews using the traditional rope with rags tied around it to stabilize work platforms on towers, they can now utilize this innovative rolling ball system to make the job easier and safer.{pagebreak}TowerMinders eliminates all rope marks and will not damage or mar the surface of the tower. This unique system is comprised of a set of virtually indestructible balls that roll with very little friction. Once threaded onto rugged rope and secured, they effortlessly roll up and down the tower, leaving no damage behind. The balls fit on rope up to 2.5 cm in diameter.Incredibly simple to install, it requires no tools. One TowerMinders set includes 36 balls and 36 15 cm spacers constructed from HDPE. Headquartered in Manistee, Michigan, USA, Dr. Shrink is an international full-service, full-circle supplier of shrinkwrap and accessories. The company's innovative products include vapor corrosion intercept plastic and capsules to prevent corrosion, vents to eliminate mold and mildew and zipper access doors to provide easy access to covered assets.ContactDr. Shrink315 Washington StManisteeMI 49660 USA.Phone: +1-231-723-2685Fax: +1-231-723-9586 drshrink@dr-shrink.comwww.dr-shrink.com 

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E. Pihl & Son A.S.'s new contract includes an extension of Beirut's container terminal. In tight competition with other civil engineering contractors from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Pihl has won a contract for an extension of Beirut's container terminal in joint venture with Hourie who are a Lebanese based company.{pagebreak}The extension of the harbour includes a new 500 metre long quay and a new container yard of 180,000 square metres. The new quay is an extension of the existing 600 metre long quay and breakwater, which was built by Pihl in 1998.The new quay and container yard is positioned in an area with difficult subsoil conditions, due to among other things, the close proximity to the mouth of Beirut River. To compensate for this, the quay is constructed on 50 metre long concrete piles with a diameter of 1.4 metre. The area behind the quay will be established on reclaimed land and the contract also includes soil improvement, vertical drains, pavement and miscellaneous yard components such as reefers, substations, fencing and lighting etc.In connection with the new quay and yard the dock is to be excavated to a depth of -17.5 metres to allow the docking of large container ships.

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London, UK, June 23, 2009 - Ahead of the eighth annual British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) offshore wind event that starts in London tomorrow, the European-based Renewables team of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global insurance broker, say that insurers are increasingly seeing offshore wind as an attractive investment area with considerable growth potential.{pagebreak}The UK is a world leader in offshore wind energy. With nine offshore projects operational and a further seven currently under construction, the UK will have doubled its wind capacity to 1,500 megawatts by the end of 2009. The UK government's target is to generate up to 20 percent of Britain's electricity from renewables by 2020, 33,000 megawatts of which will come from offshore wind energy. "Offshore wind is a significant opportunity for the insurance industry, with the market expected to grow nearly 30-fold between now and 2020," said Michael Buckle, Executive Director of the Willis Renewables team, part of Willis Global Markets International. "That growth will be driven by some 40 to 50 new wind projects, each with multi-million pound construction premiums. So it is no wonder that insurers are seeing offshore wind as the next big growth area." Despite the growth potential of offshore wind

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At ADES new website you will discover videos, animations of ADES trackers and ADES future products as well as a presentation of company activities.Also, you will find the shadow SOLARFARM program for free download. The objective of the program is to facilitate the tasks of engineering design, customers and installers who want to implant the ADES solar trackers into their projects.{pagebreak}SOLARFARM provides a graphical 3D space that allows analyzing and optimizing photovoltaic parks designed with ADES Solar Trackers. The optimization process helps to obtain higher production facing lower occupancy of the land.The application lets you introduce the actual state of the topography of the land giving the higher accuracy in the shadows prediction.The program simulates a model which gives projections of shadows in real time, calculating all possible interferences of the sun beams and the different elements (ADES Solar Trackers, buildings or obstacles existing in the installation).These interferences are treated in a very visual way, through a series of colours and geometric shapes. SOLARFARM marks exactly where the problem is.On the other hand, the program allows you to study the daily behaviour of the shadows of each individual tracker. With this information you will predict with extreme detail which trackers

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NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 2009 - BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, will highlight its next generation technologies in booth 8157 at Intersolar North America, on July 14-16, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.{pagebreak}"We are pleased to present a truly exciting array of new products," said Jan-Paul van Maaren, Ph.D., BTU vice president marketing. "We have next generation technologies for both CdTe and CIGS thin film applications and for silicon photovoltaic use."In thin film photovoltaics, BTU leverages its experience with large-scale, custom, in-line thermal process systems for CdTe and CIGS processes. These systems can be well over 100' in length and include specialized features like coating capability and novel atmospheres. System design is scalable and systems are available for lab, pilot and production use.In Silicon Photovoltaics, our new TRITANTM Drying and Firing furnace is designed for faster process speeds in combination with innovative heating and gas delivery technology. With optimized wavelengths, wafers can be heated at a steep temperature gradient. The proprietary multi-drive system allows the drying and cooling sections to run at a reduced speed, keeping the same footprint and reducing operating costs.BTU

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• Photovoltaic power plants with a peak output of around 600 kilowatts• "Solar Pioneer Award" for two projectsSulzemoos 18 June 2009 / Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd in Singapore, a subsidiary of TecDAX listed Phoenix Solar AG, has during the last few months acquired a number of significant solar projects with a peak output totalling 600 kilowatts.{pagebreak}A photovoltaic power plant with a peak output of 300 kilowatts is currently being built on a factory building in Singapore. Construc-tion work on the power plant began in May 2009 using poly-crystalline solar modules from REC and inverters from SMA. The expected annual energy yield of the photovoltaic plant comes to around 330,000 kilowatt hours. The completion of what will be Singapore's largest photovoltaic plant has been scheduled for September 2009.Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd's second project, the largest building-integrated thin-film photovoltaic power plant in Singapore, erected on the Tampines Grande building, was completed in May 2009. The turnkey photovoltaic power plant, planned and built by Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd, comprises a façade-integrated array built with modules from Schott Solar and a roof-mounted system with modules from Suntech, together totalling a peak output of 107 kilowatts. The power plant generates electricity for the multi-level car park of the energy-efficient office building. The annual energy yield has been estimated at approximately 120,000 kilowatt hours. The owner

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Hamburg, Germany, 12 June 2009. As part of their "175 Years of Rickmers in Shipping" anniversary, Hamburg shipowners and businessmen Bertram and Erck Rickmers have donated one million euros to the World Future Council (WFC). "On the occasion of the family's 175th anniversary we would like to pay tribute to the past and at the same to make a contribution to the future," the brothers explained.{pagebreak}"Consistent support of sustainable thinking and acting for the benefit of future generations is only possible at a global level. This is why we want to support the international work of the Hamburg-based World Future Council," the Rickmers brothers added, detailing their reason for supporting the WFC. The cheque was presented to WFC founder and board chairman Jakob von Uexküll.Uexküll thanked them sincerely for their support. "The WFC," he stated, "fills a gap among international organisations by conducting research into forward-looking solutions and supporting their implementation directly all over the world." The handover of the cheque took place during the Senate reception held in honour of brothers Bertram and Erck Rickmers in the large banquet room of Hamburg's town hall. Addressing 450 international guests, Ole von Beust, Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of

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Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plants with a peak output ofmore than ten megawatts in the District of Furstenfeldbruck• Sparkasse Furstenfeldbruck to finance two solar parks for the first time • Major German bank to finance the third solar power plant{pagebreak}Sulzemoos 26 May 2009 / In the past few weeks, Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, started construction work on three photovoltaic power plants in Turkenfeld, Hohenzell and Malching, all located in the District of Furstenfeldbruck. The financing of the first two power plants has been secured through Sparkasse Fürstenfeldbruck, and the solar plant in Malching will be financed by a major German bank.Upon its completion in June 2009, the Turkenfeld power plant, with a peak output of more than three megawatts (MWp), will supply around 900 households with environmentally compatible electricity. The Malching power plant with 4.7 MWp will supply more than 1,300 households and the ground-mounted power plant in Hohenzell with 2.7 MWp around 750 households. With these three solar parks the District of Fürstenfeldbruck will have come a good bit closer to achieving its goal of generating 100 percent of its energy supply from renewable energy sources by 2030.Investors of the Turkenfeld and Hohenzell power plants are Solarpark Turkenfeld GmbH & Co. KG and

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E.R. Capital Holding is active in the fields of shipping, real estate, private equity and renewable energies. The companies within E.R. Capital Holding employ a total of 2,750 people on land and at sea. The group is owned by Erck Rickmers.Shipowning and shipmanagementE.R. Schiffahrt is a ship owner and ship management company focusing on container, bulk and offshore vessels. It is one of the world's largest charter companies for{pagebreak}container vessels and operates a total fleet of 119 ships in service and under construction with an investment volume of approximately USD 7.6 billion. The vessels are chartered by leading liner and bulk shipping companies and offshore customers with whom E.R. Schiffahrt maintains close strategic partnerships.International InvestmentsThe investment company Nordcapital, founded in 1992, develops and finances investments in closed-end funds in the sectors of shipping, real estate, private equity and renewable energies. 49,000 private and institutional investors have put EUR 2.5 billion of equity capital into more than 120 funds. In total, the company has achieved an investment volume of some EUR 5.9 billion.Secondary MarketThe group established a transparent secondary market at an early stage, to enable investors to dispose of their fund holdings before the end of the set term if

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Ever since the Bremerhaven-based Rickmers shipyard (Rickmers Werft) was founded by Rickmer Clasen Rickmers in June 1834, his descendants have been active in the shipping industry, by now in the fifth generation.First Generation: Rickmer Clasen Rickmers (1807 - 1886){pagebreak}R.C. Rickmers was born on the island of Heligoland. Following his apprenticeship as a shipwright he goes to sea to gain hands-on experience on board ship.His parents and the parents of his teenage sweetheart Margaretha Reimers, called Etha, oppose a marriage. The young couple escapes to the mainland where the marriage ceremony is conducted by a priest in the village of Esens.1831 R.C. Rickmers settles, together with his wife Etha, née Reimers, in the newly-established township of Bremerhaven. Having worked three years as a salaried shipwright, he sets up his own small wood ship-building shop in his own house.1834 in June, R.C. Rickmers founds Rickmers Werft at Bremerhaven.During the 1840s, R.C. Rickmers becomes a shipowner.1849 Official foundation of "Rickmers Rhederei". Its trade mark from there onwards is the Heligoland flag with a white "R" in the middle.1857 Inauguration of a new and larger shipyard situated at the Geestehelle of Geestemünde. It comprised living quarters for the employees and their families, a

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