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ELA Container Offshore GmbH has recently delivered three ELA Offshore Multipurpose Rooms on the MPI Enterprise, an offshore construction jack up vessel. The vessel, which is designed to transport, lift, install and decommission components such as jackets, monopiles, wind turbines and transformer stations, has been contracted to complete a turbine installation project including monopiles. The ELA Offshore Containers are equipped as Office containers and will be used during the offshore transportation and installation of turbines on an Offshore Wind Farm. The containers are expected to be used until July 2017 and are equipped with tables, whiteboards, cabinets, chairs, fire extinguishers and trash cans as requested by the client. These containers will offer employees the best possibility to work offshore while still feeling at home in well-designed containers with wooden details in the interior. ‘’Thanks to their ISO 20 ft. High Cube dimensions and plug & play system, lifting and installing the containers is very easy. Hence the reason why the client chose to install the containers themselves’’ says Frank ter Haak, Business Development Manager at ELA Container Offshore. In addition, all containers are delivered with a technical handbook, explaining the electrical outfitting of the containers and enabling a smooth connection to

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Chelmsford, 25 April 2017, CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore renewables industry and part of the Global Marine Group, announced today that the company’s specialist cable installation vessel, the C.S. Sovereign, has successfully completed a vital power cable repair, reconnecting the Isles of Scilly to the mainland electricity. The power cable was damaged late February by an anchor, a common occurrence with telecommunications and power cables.  The C.S. Sovereign, along with her crew of experienced cable engineers and specialist cable equipment and machinery, was contracted for the repair and rapidly mobilised. Using Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) deployed from the back deck of the C.S. Sovereign, the vessel and technical team onboard surveyed the cable on the sea bed, located the fault and recovered the cable ends before successfully completing the joint. “The project was challenged by inclement weather, strong currents and restricted tide times but, together with the team at Western Power Distribution (WPD), we worked tirelessly to get the work completed within a month,” said Andy Lloyd, Director of Power Cables, CWind. “We are pleased the repairs were completed as quickly as possible without causing disruption to the customers on the Islands.” The C.S. Sovereign is a highly capable, multi-role

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Greater stability with less material outlay for east/west-facing roofs Cologne, Germany, 25 April 2017 – Renusol presents the optimised FS10-EW system for mounting photovoltaic systems on flat roofs without penetration. Thanks to the innovative screw connection and the lightweight but high-tensile design, modules with a 10° inclination with an east/west orientation can be easily installed on any flat roof. With its short rails and flexible rail connectors, the system is also able to compensate for temperature expansions, therefore preventing the installation from slipping over longer periods of time. Following the takeover by the PARI Group at the start of this year, the Cologne-based manufacturer is boosting its product range with this new system. Press photos are available at: http://www.renusol.com/en/service/news-press/press-release/article/409-renusol-optimiert-montagesystem-fuer-flachdaecher.html Rapid installation thanks to an optimized material outlay In the new system, the screw joint between the rails and connectors does not need any nuts. The system requires just five main components and the standard Renusol module clamps, which makes mounting and storage very simple. The maximum rail length is 2.3 m. Fewer components and shorter rails provide advantages for wholesalers, who require less storage space; for installers, who can mount the rails quickly and easily; for transporting components to the site; and also

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Peikko Group has received an order to deliver gravity foundation technology to Lehtirova wind park in Norrbotten county in northern Sweden. The deliveries consist of the MODIX Center Anchor, MODIX Rebar Splicings and PSB Shear Reinforcement as well as all other standard rebar components of the foundation. Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations. The deliveries are scheduled to start in June and end in October 2017. All of the foundations should be ready in November 2017. The turbines will be installed in the summer of 2018 and the wind park is estimated to be operational in December 2018. The construction project will be executed as an EPC project by OX2, a company specializing in developing, building, financing, and managing renewable energy plants in the Nordic countries. Empower PN Oy is one of the contractors for the Lehtirova wind park and responsible for the foundation construction. Vestas will deliver to Lehtirova 41 turbines of type V126-3.6MW with hub heights of 121 meters. The annual electricity production of the wind park is estimated to be 490 GWh. “We are excited to cooperate with Empower in this major wind park project. Previously, Peikko has delivered its foundation solution to OX2

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ABB provides high-performance, modular inverters to Kayseri OSB (Organized Industrial Zone), the largest solar power plant in Turkey. The plant was constructed by Seferoglu Elektrik / Efektif Enerji as an EPC, using ABB PVS800 central inverter solution, the most efficient and cost-effective way to convert the direct current (DC) generated by solar modules into high-quality and CO2-free alternating current (AC) that can be fed into the power distribution network. The ABB inverter solution consists of PVS800 central inverters housed in concrete cabins to meet the local requirements and to protect the inverters from the harsh conditions on site. The modular nature of ABB’s PVS800 central inverters, which consists of a single service panel and several parallel compartments, are fast and easy to commission and take into operation for the installers. These design features make servicing quick and easy too. Onsite there are 46 pieces of 1,000 kW PVS800 inverters, each containing three power module and LCL filter sections to ensure both redundancy in inverter operation and smooth output voltage conforming to national grid standards. “We have been the primary choice of many photovoltaic solar energy investors with our solar inverters and solar inverter package solutions since 2012, and have already delivered over

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4JET microtech (www.4micro.de) has developed a high throughput solution that enables laser edge deletion, bus bar exposure and via drilling operations of CIGS glass substrates. Each of the new MPCT units can process 100 MW of typical CIGS substrates per annum, thereby reducing the number of backend processing stations when compared to conventional solutions. For typical large scale CIGS fabs with a nameplate capacity of 300 MW, up to now the 3 process steps would require at least 5 process lines with a total of up to 15 machines. The new MPCT system cuts down this number to only 3 units and provides for approximately 30% savings in CAPEX, 50% shorter ramp up times and a 30% smaller factory footprint. The high precision laser edge deletion module allows to reduce panel edge dead zones enhancing module efficiencies. This is achieved by processing substrates on vacuum tables and smart image processing. The bus bar exposure module is equipped with a quick exchange blade exchange system and process validation capabilities. The glass drilling module enables free form shaping of vias including an edge chamfer for low-stress wire attachments. 4JET´s COO Oliver Albrich: “The recent breakthrough announcements for large volume CIGS deployment especially in China underline how

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Shanghai, China – April 13, 2017 – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), an industry leader in materials-science based solutions for a variety of markets, is exhibiting at SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition in Shanghai, from April 19 – 21. Held annually, it is the largest photovoltaic (PV) tradeshow globally. Dow Elastomers and Dow Corning are coming together for the first time to jointly exhibit at Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) in Hall W4, Booth 550. “With an impressive 69GW of solar power installation predicted for 2017, which is expected to grow to an estimated 109GW installed in 20211, it is clear that the solar power industry will continue to be a vital part of the planet’s renewable energy future,” said Andrew Yen, marketing manager, Dow Elastomers, Asia Pacific. “Dow Elastomers is committed to this industry, and together with Dow Corning, our combined portfolio of material-science based innovations will enhance the performance of PV components, providing more reliable and increased power generation, which is essential to this dynamic market.”

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Towards the 2017 season, Tuco introduces a new 14.99m work catamaran for the fish farm market. The boat requires no maintenance since it is built from composite materials, which guarantees very high strength and minimal weight. A construction with high strength and low weight allows not only high performance and speed but also reduced operational costs. Furthermore, the ballast tank system enables the use of cranes with a capacity that exceeds the standards for this class of boats The boat is designed for the fish farming industry where it will serve as a platform for work and crane operations. The unique construction has been tailored to fit the tasks in the industry and allows for heavy lifting. The tasks are diverse and include for example replacement of nets, feeding, underwater inspection, research, dredging, installation, repair and maintenance of structures. The 14.99 meter ProZero catamaran is equipped with a ballast tank system in order to supply the inherently light vessel with the weight and hence stability necessary to counter any imbalances that may occur during heavy lifts at the breeding facilities. The heavy work includes replacement of nets on smaller cages and handling of heavy equipment. By utilizing the ballast system, the weight

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InnoLas Solutions GmbH, the leading German supplier of laser equipment for micro material processing, looks back to a very successful start into the year 2017. With order entries from the PV industry worth over ten Million Euros already in Q1 the company expects a significant growth rate on a year-to-year base. InnoLas Solutions ILS-TT rotary table laser machine for solar cell production InnoLas Solutions GmbH, the leading German supplier of laser equipment for micro material processing, looks back to a very successful start into the year 2017. With order entries from the PV industry worth over ten Million Euros already in Q1 the company expects a significant growth rate on a year-to-year base. Key drivers for the strong growth are the continuous high demand for the Laser Contact Opening (LCO) process for PERC and the increasing interest in the Laser Doped Selective Emitter (LDSE) process for advanced p-type solar cells. InnoLas was able to strongly increase its market presence by winning a couple of new customers from various Asian markets, including tier-1 customers from China. Amongst these orders is also InnoLas’ new ILS-TTnx high-throughput laser platform, which is going to be officially announced at the SNEC exhibition in April. “This strong order entry

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Organisations combine strengths to provide technical & commercial management of renewable energy assets in the United Kingdom. Greensolver, the independent technical expert for wind & solar, and Infinergy, one of the major developers in the United Kingdom, have announced a joint venture between their two companies which will operate under the name of Greensolver UK. Greensolver UK will provide technical & commercial management services (TCM) to renewable energy asset owners in the British market. By combining Greensolver’s expertise in technical & commercial management of assets together with Infinergy's in-depth understanding of and extensive experience in the UK market, the joint venture will provide customers with the highest standard of services for wind & solar farms. “When looking for a partner in the United Kingdom, Infinergy was a natural choice. We already operate 6 wind farms they developed, and experienced first-hand how professional they were and how well they understood the UK market dynamics. It was however important for us to keep our technical advisory services offer independent, hence this joint venture only concerns technical and commercial management of operational assets. Technical due diligence, construction project management and advisory services will continue to be performed by the Greensolver Ltd team independently.” Comments Guy Auger,

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