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Hamburg, 26 June 2017. Erdem Holding A.S. has placed another order with Nordex to deliver and install a wind farm. The manufacturer is to supply ten N131/3900 turbines for the "Eber" wind farm. A Premium Service covering at least 15 years also forms part of the deal. The "Eber" site is located 250 kilometres to the south-west of Ankara, near to the city of Afyonkarahisar in western Anatolia. At this altitude the average annual wind speed is 7.8 m/s. The N131/3900 is especially designed for sites with medium to low average wind speeds. Nordex will be supplying the turbines on 84 metre tubular steel towers. Installation is scheduled for spring 2018. Then from the end of 2018 the 39 MW wind farm is to produce 136,000 MWh of clean electricity. "Eber“ is now the fourth wind farm to be ordered from Nordex by Erdem Holding A.S.. Erdem Group operates in the area of telecommunications, energy, construction, construction and building materials, real estate, recycling and waste management sectors and now has been diversifying into the field of renewables. The "Eber" project is the first one for which Nordex will be producing and supplying its N131/3900 turbines.

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Monday, June 26, 2017 — DEME Group’s offshore marine engineering subsidiary GeoSea announces today that, following successful completion of the design, it also received the Notice to Proceed for fabrication and offshore installation of 16 wind turbine foundations and 1 Offshore Transformer Module (OTM) for the EnBW Albatros offshore wind farm, for which GeoSea is Siemens’ EPCI partner. This partnership enables Siemens to provide a full-scope project (offshore wind turbines and OTM, incl.  foundations) to EnBW.  The Albatros offshore wind farm is located in the so-called “exclusive economic zone” of the North Sea, in the  immediate vicinity of the EnBW windfarms Hohe See and He Dreiht, approximately 90 km north of the island of Borkum in the German North Sea. The project will cover an area of around 11 square kilometers with water depths of up to 40 meters and will feature 16 turbines of type Siemens SWT-7.0-154 with a total installed capacity of 112 megawatts. The design of the offshore foundations for the Albatros wind farm is based on monopole and transition piece foundations. Fabrication of the foundations is foreseen in 2017/2018 whilst offshore installation will take place in 2018 together with the offshore installation of the EnBW Hohe See offshore

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•   Five Siemens Gamesa turbines of Six-Megawatt-class have now been installed on floating foundations in Stord, Norway, at the 30 MW “Hywind Scotland” project – the world’s largest floating wind farm •   Strong collaboration between Siemens Gamesa and Norwegian company Statoil can make a new step towards unlocking offshore areas in the future and develop a niche into a large market From the deep fjord outside Stord on the west coast of Norway, the floating wind turbines will be towed to Scottish waters. The world´s largest floating wind project will be located 25 kilometers off the coast of Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at water depths between 90 and 120 meters. “Siemens Gamesa views the floating wind farm market area the same way as we did with offshore wind farms in the early beginning: it is a very interesting area that is initially a niche market. This niche may, however, develop over time into a large market. It is a niche in which we would like to build a strong position for this reason” said Michael Hannibal, CEO of Offshore at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. The floating foundations in the Hywind project are ballast-stabilized and anchored to the seabed with mooring lines. With their lightweight nacelles, Siemens

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Munich, 23 June 2017: As a part of a major programme of ongoing investment in the UK renewable energy operation services market, BayWa r.e. has opened new offices in Milton Keynes. This follows the successful acquisition of Green Hedge Operational Services in December 2016, and complements ambitious ongoing investment in recruitment, internal systems and software. BayWa r.e. currently services over 700 MW of large-scale solar and wind farms in the UK, and is expecting significant business growth. BayWa r.e. also continues to consider further acquisitions to grow its capabilities and market reach further. Matthias Taft, Board Member of BayWa AG, responsible for the energy business, explains: “Over past years there has been significant renewable energy development in the UK, which has grown the market of operating assets to a considerable size. A significant proportion of plants are now seeing their initial post-build service contracts come to an end, and portfolios are being retendered. With BayWa r.e.’s industry-leading resources and the local team’s strong capabilities and track record, we believe our Service Division to be uniquely placed to meet the evolving needs of this growing market.” BayWa r.e. Operation Services Limited’s new Milton Keynes office acts as the main hub for the company’s solar PV

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Heraeus Photovoltaics signs new strategic cooperation with Solar Space (Zhonghui Photovoltaics) to develop High-performance Silver Pastes Solutions Heraeus Photovoltaics, a leading provider of technology and service solutions for the renewable energy industry, announces that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Solar Space. Under the agreement, the two parties will carry out comprehensive cooperation in regular processes, dual printing and other new technologies and solutions to optimize metallization paste performance and application, as well as production process improvements in the solar cell production of Solar Space and Zhonghui Photovoltaics. Liu Guyan, general manager of Solar Space, said, “Based on the remarkable advantages of Heraeus Photovoltaics’ SOL9641BX in single process, we will be able to improve our competitiveness with more powerful support from Heraeus in our dual printing and the other processes that are planned for the future. Together with Heraeus expertise, we also expect further breakthroughs in performance through optimization of the SOL9642BX product and production processes.” Liu expressed that the exchange and cooperation with Heraeus regarding technologies, development and other cores would be enhanced by Solar Space’s planning for four phases’ development.

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Easy measurement of photovoltaic panel soiling ratio with an innovative, solid-state solution. Delft, the Netherlands (25 May 2017) – Kipp & Zonen, the world leader in solar radiation measurement, will proudly present a completely new technology and product to monitor PV panel soiling at Intersolar Europe 2017 in Munich. Soiling of the panel glass is one of the major problems in the rapidly expanding solar energy market, with the attendant loss of efficiency and reduction in performance ratios. Now, there’s a new, simple and very cost-effective alternative. Based on Kipp & Zonen’s unique Optical Soiling Measurement (OSM) technology, DustIQ can be easily added to new or existing solar arrays and integrated into plant management systems. The unit is mounted to the frame of a PV panel and does not need sunlight to operate. It continuously measures the transmission loss through glass caused by soiling, so that the reduction in light reaching the solar cells can be calculated. Know exactly when and where to clean DustIQ measures the soiling ratio (SR), which can be translated to power loss in real time. This enables the plant operation and maintenance staff to know when a critical level of soiling is reached and it has become necessary to

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GE Will Provide Solairedirect India with 140 Megawatts of LV5 Solar Inverters and a Long-Term Service Agreement for 25 Years RAJASTHAN, INDIA—June 22, 2017—India’s booming economy and the increasing need for electricity have made the country quickly emerge as one of the world’s hotspots for solar power. Today, GE Energy Connections (NYSE: GE) is partnering with Solairedirect, a subsidiary of Engie, to equip its plants with 140 megawatts (MW) of LV5 1-MW solar inverters as well as a 25-year, long-term service agreement (LTSA). Inverters will be installed in two solar plants with 70-MW capacity each. Included in the service agreement is the provision of parts when needed and the required man-hours for repairs and maintenance for these two plants. The right technology is key to the plant’s success, but ensuring that the technology can continue to keep performing to the desired standard is arguably just as important. GE’s LTSA ensures high availability and high energy output of the plant. Thanks to the service agreement, the customer can benefit from improved project bankability and reduce the total cost of ownership throughout the lifespan of the two solar plants. “In an ever more competitive solar industry, service becomes the differentiator. Thanks to the LTSA provided

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Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has closed the financial contract for the Alibunar wind farm in Serbia with Elicio NV, for the delivery, installation and commissioning of 21 Senvion MM100 turbines. The installation is planned to take place in the first half of 2018, ahead of schedule; originally, the installation was to be completed in the Fall 2018. Alibunar is located close to the Malibunar wind farm, where four Senvion MM100 turbines will be installed in the second half of this year for another project. Senvion will take care of servicing over a period of 15 years for both projects. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion, says: "We are happy to be building our first projects in Serbia, this, and early next year. Our activities in Serbia mark a milestone which reflects our successful strategy to enter in new markets. With a strong hub in Milan, Italy, Senvion is well positioned to serve the whole Southern European market very efficiently and the opening of a Senvion local branch in Serbia, we have the right team in place to be a strong partner for our customers in the Balkan region." The Alibunar wind farm will be located in the village

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DONG Energy is making excellent progress with offshore construction work for the world’s biggest offshore wind farm with both offshore substations and 40 per cent of the turbine foundations now in place. Taking shape 19 kilometres off the Cumbrian coast, the 659 megawatt Walney Extension offshore wind farm will, on completion in 2019, be able to meet the electricity needs of over half a million UK homes. When fully commissioned, it will leapfrog the 630 megawatt London Array to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. “We remain on our original construction schedule with both offshore substations in place and 40 per cent of the foundations for wind turbines installed,” said DONG Energy’s Walney Extension programme director Andrew Cotterell. The massive offshore substations which will gather power generated by each wind turbine and step up its voltage for transmission to shore. Each of the substations comprises of a jacket supporting frame weighing up to 1,500 tonnes and a topside, containing the transformer equipment, weighing around 2,500 tonnes. Installation was handled by the heavy lift vessel ‘Oleg Strashnov’. Turbine components and foundations are being stored in Belfast and the construction coordinated from the port of Barrow in Furness which already hosts the operating and maintenance

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The global wind operations and maintenance (O&M) market is set to grow from just over $13.7 billion in 2016 to around $27.4 billion by 2025, representing a compound annual growth rate of 8.0%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that the O&M of a wind farm is essential as it contributes to value creation, increases turbine availability, and improves returns. Aging wind turbines and the failure of components such as blades and gearboxes are the major driver of the burgeoning market. Anchal Agarwal, Power Analyst for GlobalData, explains: “Offshore wind accounted for just over 8% of the total wind O&M market in 2016, and is expected to contribute 18.4% by 2025. This is because the technology is increasingly being explored across the world, for its high yield, due to stronger and more consistent winds in comparison to onshore; and has the scope to construct massive Gigawatt-scale projects. “Indeed, offshore wind attracts higher O&M costs than onshore wind due to higher turbine maintenance, higher logistics costs, and a lack of skilled manpower.” China is the largest wind O&M market in the world and accounted for 30% of the global market size in 2016. GlobalData expects that the country will

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