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Mainprize Offshore Ltd has achieved 1000 vessel days free of LTI (lost time incident) while providing services for end client Dong Energy. Mainprize Offshore Ltd are providing guard vessels direct to Dong Energy and indirect through their sub-contractors. LTI is one of many key point indicators that companies use to determine and analyze a company’s performance. “The 1000 vessel day milestone also equates to over 60,000 person hours and is testament to the management and crews of the vessels and the support given by the Dong Energy teams and I would like to thank everyone involved in Mainprize offshore success in achieving this milestone.” Bob Mainprize The purpose of the guard vessel is to ensure the safety of all persons in and around the site and to protect the assets of Dong Energy, this involves notifying vessels of the safety zone and any updates on vessel movements, restrictions etc. This is usually undertaken by the guard vessel transmitting security messages on marine radio channels at intervals determined by the level of vessel traffic, it is also to contact vessels and advise of the safety zones and updates.

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For the second year running, Lightsource Renewable Energy’s in-house legal team was shortlisted for best In-house Energy and Resources Team of the year at The Lawyer’s annual awards. The Lightsource team were shortlisted alongside in-house teams from National Grid, SGN and SSE and were highly commended within the category. Dr Ece Gursoy, Chief Legal Officer, comments, “We are honoured and delighted by the judges' decision. Our nominations over the last two years reflect the importance in the changing nature of modern in-house lawyers’ roles and the key contribution towards an organisation’s success. Our team's hard work and innovative approach to the legal aspects of the solar sector continues to drive forward the solar energy revolution in the UK and across the world.” Details of the award http://www.thelawyerawards.com/botn/results/category/the-lawyer-awards-botn/2017/06/08/in-house-energy-resources-team-of-the-year   About Lightsource Lightsource Renewable Energy was founded in 2010 and has achieved an unrivalled track record in the installation of both ground mount and rooftop solar projects. Currently the leading solar photovoltaic (PV) energy generator in Europe, Lightsource has deployed more than £2.4 billion of solar assets and manages an operational portfolio of 1.7 Gigawatts (GW) – enough to power more than 400,000 households each year. Last year, Lightsource completed Europe's first floating solar installation, a 6.3-megawatt array

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Merkur is already the fourth joint offshore project for Buss and GeoSea / Buss Offshore Solutions will assume the planning, handling and storage of around 270 tonnes of heavy transition pieces, while GeoSea will handle the component outfitting works / The mobilisation of the Orange Blue Terminal is almost complete / The first transition pieces are expected in Eemshaven at the end of July / The construction of the Merkur wind park should be completed by the end of 2018. Hamburg, 29 June 2017. The Buss Orange Blue Terminal signed a contract with offshore wind farm constructor GeoSea N.V. for the handling and storage of the transition pieces for the fundamental structures of the Merkur wind farm. Harbour project logistics manager and consultant Buss Offshore Solutions, based in Hamburg, will assume the project planning and project management. Buss Offshore Solutions and Buss Orange Blue Terminal will roll out the project from July 2017 to the estimated date of end of October 2017 at its North Sea terminal in the Dutch seaport of Eemshaven. Located at the mouth of the Ems and south of the island of Borkum, this site offers quick access to the open sea and to the approved and

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WACKER and Royal Tech CSP Sign Partnership Agreement for New Heat Transfer Medium for Use in Solar Thermal Power Plants in China Munich and Shanghai, June 29, 2017 – Munich-based Wacker Chemie AG has intensified its cooperation with Royal Tech CSP Limited of China, a specialist for highly efficient solar thermal systems that are based on CSP (concentrated solar power) technologies. The two companies signed an agreement to this effect. Under its terms, WACKER will supply its newly developed HELISOL® silicone fluid to Royal Tech, its exclusive partner in China. Royal Tech uses the silicone fluid as a heat-transfer medium in its solar power plants. HELISOL® can withstand thermal stress of up to 425 °C for a long period of time and its viscosity remains low even at -40 °C. In combination with Royal Tech’s parabolic trough collectors, the fluid enables efficiency levels that are not possible with conven- tional heat-transfer fluids. At present, Royal Tech is building a 50- megawatt solar power plant in the city of Yumen in western China. Auguste Willems, member of WACKER’s Executive Board, under- scored the importance of the new partnership: “As a leading poly- silicon manufacturer, we have become a key player in the global expansion

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ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS – Unfortunately, sometimes wind turbines cannot be used even though it is a windy day. The energy that is generated is more than the power grid can absorb and gets lost. This problem is now being solved at Nuon’s Prinses Alexia Windpark in Zeewolde, the Netherlands. Dutch company Alfen developed a mega energy storage system by connecting a large number of BMW car batteries. The system stores the surplus of energy so that it can be used when the grid requires the power at a later moment in time. Solution for unused wind energy Nuon invests in the generation of renewable energy from wind and sun. It is of course a pity if this renewable energy cannot be used. 'Use it or lose it'; has always been the dilemma for renewable energy from the sun and wind. The Alfen mega energy storage system helps to smooth peaks and troughs in power supply and better match the demand for energy. In this way we are creating more flexibility and stability in the system to facilitate renewable energy. 3 megawatt energy storage system at Prinses Alexia Windpark Together with BMW and Nuon, Alfen launched its 3 megawatt storage system at the Prinses Alexia

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With the development of Galloper Offshore Wind Farm underway, an extension of the fully operational Greater Gabbard Wind Farm off the coast of Suffolk, Collett were tasked with providing transport logistics for a 180Tonne Transformer destined for the onshore substation. Originating in South Korea the Super Grid Transformer, which measures an impressive 8.7m (L) x 4.9m (W) x 4.7m (H) was scheduled to arrive at the Port of Lowestoft via Rotterdam in late September. With the instruction of the project, on behalf of Hemisphere Freight Services, beginning in June this provided a tight four month timescale in which to plan, execute and complete the delivery. Working closely with Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd and Robert Wynn & Sons, a solution for transferring the transformer from the originating vessel at Rotterdam to the specialist RoRo barge, the Terra Marique was devised. In collaboration Collett, Hemisphere and Wynns engineered specialist calculations and technical drawings of the loaded cargo to confirm the transformer’s stability and safety whilst on board the vessel. On arrival in Lowestoft the vessel’s hydraulic roadway would provide the option of delivering onto varying quay heights enabling the approach during high tide.

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ABB will provide an advanced microgrid to WEB Aruba N.V., the main power utility serving the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. ABB’s software, automation and control technologies will help WEB Aruba integrate solar and wind energy, forecast and plan better and optimize operations in real-time, while meeting Aruba’s growing demand for electricity. The island is 32 km long and 10 km across its widest point. It has a land area of 179 square km and a population of about 103,000 inhabitants. A popular tourism destination, Aruba has a peak demand of 134 megawatts currently met by a mix of thermal, wind and solar photovoltaic generation. The utility has set a goal to generate half its annual average energy supplied from renewable energy sources and the other half from alternative fuels by 2020, supporting the government’s vision to become completely fossil-fuel free. ABB’s microgrid solution allows for integration of a complex energy generation portfolio and maximizes the use of renewable energy, while optimizing operations in real-time. Using 24 hour forecasts of both renewable output and system load, the system will help plan operations and adjust dispatch in real-time to accommodate changes in renewable output, load or generation availability. This leads to a more

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With the best technology available, the Sheridan Community School has developed a plan to eliminate their energy costs using and selling self-generated solar power. Schools are among the largest energy consumers in a municipality. In order to create a pleasant learning atmosphere, electricity is needed for classrooms, gymnasiums, and much more. The costs are correspondingly high, but can be significantly reduced when creative solutions using solar technology are applied, as in the example of this forward looking strategy. In Sheridan, Indiana, the Sheridan Community Schools were given particularly attention for their electricity consumption, because the annual cost of electricity has soared to over $ 290,000 and should rise by up to 7 percent in the coming years. But with the installation of 5,900 solar collectors on the school grounds, the electricity bill could be significantly reduced. Also, seven DEGERtrackers D60H with 175 solar modules and an installed capacity of 54.52 kWp generate solar energy every day. With the installation of additional fixed solar systems and rooftop systems, around 960,260 kWh solar energy are produced and fed into the public grid every year. By selling the generated electricity, the school covers the costs of the institutions consumed electricity and is a net-zero energy building. Instead

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DONG Energy has signed a new contract with SeaRoc Group for the deployment of two communication containers - SeaHub™ - for its Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm construction phase. SeaRoc Group has already provided a total of four SeaHub units to DONG Energy for the Race Bank and Walney Extension sites. SeaHub is an unmanned containerised communications solution enabling voice and data communications and tracking of personnel, vessels, helicopters and equipment for offshore projects. The solution is particularly beneficial for far offshore projects such a Hornsea Project One which will be located 120 kilometers off the Yorkshire coast. Housing all required equipment, including satellite, microwave or fibre backhaul capability, SeaHub facilitates all communications for offshore wind farms. Voice communications includes VHF marine and airband, TETRA and other communication technologies as may be required. Personnel tracking also includes man-overboard alerting. The container also contains several autonomous safety systems including fire suppression and temperature control, all of which are monitored using SeaRoc Group’s marine management software system, SeaPlanner.

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New figures show that onshore wind is powering ahead in Northern Ireland, generating nearly a quarter of its electricity needs. The latest generation figures released by NI Electricity Networks, show that onshore wind has now passed the 1GW milestone, with 1,029MW of onshore wind connected in Northern Ireland. This year has seen significant delivery of large onshore wind projects, representing £127.4million of local investment since the beginning of 2017. The growth has contributed to official figures published this month showing that in the 12-month period from April 2016 to March 2017, onshore wind generated 22.4% of Northern Ireland’s electricity. All renewable sources contributed 27.1%. In the UK as a whole, onshore wind currently provides 6% of electricity, so proportionately Northern Ireland is way ahead in terms of generation from this power source. Onshore wind is now by far the leading source of clean electricity in Northern Ireland, representing 78% of installed renewable capacity. With world-leading grid management systems, the network is dealing with increasingly high levels of renewables, maximising the growth potential of these technologies. The Chair of NIRIG (Northern Ireland Renewables Industry Group) Rachel Anderson said: “Crossing this 1GW threshold shows just how much of a success story onshore wind is in Northern Ireland.

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