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Comprehensive all around service for solar panels from any manufacturer alliviates problems caused by a lack of available maintenance service throughout Europe. Kyoto/London, September 19th 2017. No matter who the manufacturer is, Kyocera Fineceramics GmbH Solar Technical Service Center offers an all around service for the inspection and repair of solar panels. What’s more, the service is now DEKRA-certified. The number of companies specialising in the maintenance of solar panels has decreased considerably in the past few years as a result of the 2014 EEG amendment. The consequence is that operators and owners of photovoltaic (PV) systems are searching for a partner to provide services such as optimisation, error analysis and repairing of solar panels. The Kyocera Technical Service Center not only undertakes these tasks, but has now also expanded its service, providing PV appraisals. In order to ensure the safety and economical operation of a PV system for many years, a DEKRA-certified expert undertakes an inspection of the system. If the expert determines faults and damages in PV systems, the assessment is used to clarify possible warranty and guarantee claims. It can also be used for recourse claims and claims settlements, if the promised service planned during installation can

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•   The company is discontinuing the manufacturing of Adwen AD8 to focus its sales efforts on just one 8 MW model. •   The French State has authorized the switch of technology for both wind farms. •   This decision does not modify Adwen’s plans to build two factories in Le Havre and to create 750 jobs. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, through its fully owned subsidiary Adwen France SAS, plans to deliver its 8 MW offshore wind turbine, the D8, in two projects off the French coast, namely Dieppe-Le Tréport and Yeu-Noirmoutier, for a total of almost 1 GW. The direct drive wind turbine will replace Adwen’s AD8 model following Siemens Gamesa’s decision to focus its sales efforts on one 8MW platform. As a result, the manufacturing of the AD8 will be discontinued while further developments of the technology will be part of the company’s comprehensive product portfolio review. The switch to the D8 platform as the technical solution for the projects being developed by Eoliennes en Mer Iles d’Yeu et de Noirmoutier and Eoliennes en Mer Dieppe Le Tréport, has been approved by the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition after review by the Energy Regulation Commission (CRE). The change for the project developed by Ailes

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Jan De Nul Group wins the annual IADC Safety Award, presented during the Annual General Meeting of the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) in Marseille, France. Jan De Nul Group is being honoured for its ‘transport of pipeline optimization’ initiative on its logistic hubs in Zelzate (Belgium) and worldwide. The award was presented by Frank Verhoeven, president of IADC to Maarten Tronckoe, Transport Supervisor at Jan De Nul Group, initiator and inspirer of the awarded initiative. Jan De Nul Group is known for its in-house expertise and engineering skills. “When executing a job, we always imagine how to better plan our work and we discuss together how we can improve such plans,” explains Christophe Leroy, QHSSE Manager at Jan De Nul Group. “Together we think of new and improved methods. And if needed, our engineers design it and our in-house workshop builds it. The optimized working process, for which we have been rewarded today, was developed, designed and tested by our own colleagues in the field. The team combined new ideas with various techniques available on the market which resulted in an overall safer process to handle and transport pipelines.” Transport of pipelines optimization I The improved working method Jan De Nul

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More than 280 residential and small commercial roofs with an average power of 8 to 9 kWp will be equipped with innovative micro-inverter solutions from APsystems. LYON, France - 18 September 2017 - APsystems, the world leader in microinverter technology for the solar industry, today announced that it has been selected by SUBSOL, a design office and developer of roof integrated solar power plants, to be its partner in providing micro-inverter solutions for over 12,000 sqm of solar roofing, an unprecedented project in the metropolitan area of Vienne, Isère, France. A portfolio combining individual and collective multi-residential social housing projects and some small commercial public buildings will be able to provide approximately 2MWh/year, equivalent to the annual consumption of 680 households. “It is a project put into place by the mayor, financed by local authorities and citizens, and developed above all to bring added value to the territory. SUBSOL is committed to these socially responsible projects and wishes to develop awareness of energy efficiency among tenants.” Said Jean-Baptiste Rouquerol, CEO of SUBSOL. “We chose APsystems because of its extensive range of micro-inverter solutions, making it possible to easily address single-phase residential projects as well as small commercial buildings with a native

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Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS has received an order to deliver rock foundation technology to Tindafjellet wind park in Rogaland area in Southern Norway. Peikko delivers all steel components to the three foundations of the wind park. The deliveries comprise FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates and foundation reinforcement. Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations. Deliveries are scheduled for September 2017. The wind park is estimated to be operational in February 2018. The project is developed by ASKO Fornybar AS. The main contractor Risa AS is responsible for the civil work of the project, and its subcontractor Espeland AS will perform the construction work of the rock anchor foundations. SWECO Norge AS has performed and granted the third-party verification of Peikko’s foundation design. Vestas will deliver 3 pieces of V117-3.3MW turbines with hub heights of 92 meters to Tindafjellet. “Peikko’s in-house component production and dedicated foundation design team were essential in this project with a short construction time. The fast and smooth delivery route from Finland to Norway also ensures a timely delivery to the site,” notes Johannes Lundal, project developer at Risa AS. “Peikko’s rock foundation solution is always tailored to customer and

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•   The company has secured an order for the supply of 150 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Xilinhot complex, in Inner Mongolia •   The wind farm is expected to be commissioned towards the end of 2018 •   The agreement also includes a long-term servicing arrangement Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an agreement for the supply of 300 MW in China, one of its largest ever in this market. This substantial order reinforces the company's presence in the world's biggest wind power market where it has established itself as one of the leading foreign OEMs. Specifically, Siemens Gamesa has been engaged to supply and commission 150 G114-2.0 MW turbines for the Xilinhot complex and to service them under a long-term O&M agreement. The plan is for installation of the first turbines to begin in the second quarter of 2018 and for the complex, which is being built in Inner Mongolia, to be up and running by the end of next year. “With this significant order, the company has achieved a new milestone in its strategy in China where it has already installed over 4.6 GW”, underscored Álvaro Bilbao, CEO of Siemens Gamesa in Asia Pacific. Siemens Gamesa in Asia In addition to China, Siemens Gamesa's Asian footprint extends

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Sparrows Group has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Matt Corbin as its regional operations director for the UK and Europe to support the company’s continued growth in the oil and gas, renewables and industrial sectors. Mr Corbin, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry, has held several leadership positions including UK managing director for the subsea division of Aker Solutions and UK regional general manger for GE Oil & Gas. Most recently, he was supply chain consultant to the UK Government’s regulatory body, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) and contributed to Oil & Gas UK’s Efficiency Task Force. Mr Corbin, who has been a board member of industry body Subsea UK since 2014, has also been supporting Scottish Enterprise’s ‘Grey Matters’ programme in an advisory capacity. Based in Aberdeen, Mr Corbin will lead the UK and European business operations for Sparrows. He will be responsible for maintaining its leading market share position in lifting operations and maintenance in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS), while delivering further growth in sectors outside the oil and gas industry. Mr Corbin first entered the oil and gas arena in 1997 after gaining a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical

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The independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik and the Danish project developer and operator European Energy A/S are expanding their cooperation in the area of onshore maintenance. The companies already have a number of existing agreements, and representatives of both companies signed an additional full maintenance contract for the Briesensee and Gaurettersheim wind farms on Wednesday at the Husum Wind trade fair. The agreement will run for ten years. The new full maintenance contract will come into effect in 2019 and includes all maintenance activities in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, including repairs and replacement of large components and rotor blades, if necessary. Deutsche Windtechnik guarantees an energetic availability for the turbines of 97 percent. Long-term partnership with a view to the future The companies have cooperated for a long time already, and European Energy A/S is once again putting full confidence in Deutsche Windtechnik. "Based on our previous experience with Deutsche Windtechnik, we are very interested in further expanding our good cooperation," said Jan Hendrik Wunsch, technical manager for wind turbines at European Energy A/S. "Even though the exhibition halls had to be evacuated due to the storm with gale-force gusts, we were able to get together at the exhibition grounds on Wednesday and

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The world’s biggest wind industry meeting reflects wind energy success story WindEnergy Hamburg and WindEurope Conference to be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe site in 2018 GWS1 / Hamburg, 15 September 2017 / Wind energy has made its breakthrough – in the energy market, in technology development and cost reduction and in its geographical reach. Starting from a European base, wind energy has now become a global success story.  Over 70 non-European countries have highlighted wind energy in their national climate and energy plans, and more than 90 countries are now using wind turbines to generate power. The Global Wind Summit, to be held in Hamburg in 2018, reflects this breakthrough. Comprising (1) WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind industry expo, and (2) the WindEurope Conference, the Global Wind Summit 2018 will be the biggest and most international meeting point for business, networking and information for the whole of the wind industry – onshore and offshore.  These two top-level meetings will be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe exhibition site from 25-28 September 2018. The Global Wind Summit brings together decision makers from business and government to discuss the current market situation and explore future perspectives.  It showcases the latest technical

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HUSUM | 15 September 2017 – HUSUM Wind was once again the home of the wind industry for a week. Visitors and exhibitors discussed technical innovations and political conditions, made new contacts and filled their order books. They made a positive assessment of the exhibition week, which once again underscored the diversity and dynamics of the German market.  A total of around 700 exhibitors from Germany and 25 other countries came together in Husum. Despite the turbulent course of the fair, visitor figures remain stable compared with 2015. The appreciation shown by the foreign exhibitor and visitors who showed such interest in the know-how available in the German wind market was also very satisfying.  Many discussions emphasised the importance of reliable framework conditions and a clear commitment by the government to a growth course in the wind sector and a transition of the energy system to 100 per cent renewable energy. HUSUM Wind clearly showed that the wind industry is a motor for German industry that is highly relevant with regard to future-oriented jobs and Germany in general as an export nation. This year’s focus themes of sector coupling and offshore wind in particular rang in the next level of

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