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Spain. September 12, 2017. Ingeteam Power Technology has been awarded the supply contract for the world's largest photovoltaic plant, being built by Sterling and Wilson, one of the leading global solar EPC companies. The Sweihan PV project, which is to be constructed in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), is to have an installed power of 1,177.36 MW. Once inaugurated, this will be the largest PV project in the world to be constructed in a single generating power plant. The energy produced is to be purchased by ADWEC (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Company), the Emirate's electricity company, a subsidiary of ADWEA (Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority), for subsequent transmission, distribution and trading. The consortium of companies responsible for the development and operation of the Sweihan PV project, awarded the engineering and construction work to the Indian company Sterling & Wilson, which then selected Ingeteam's technology for this project. Therefore, in early 2018, Ingeteam will start to supply its new 1,000 Vdc INGECON® SUN PowerMax B series central inverters, capable of delivering a power output of up to 2,330 kW. These units are known as dual inverters due to the fact that they combine two power blocks with a common AC busbar, facilitating

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Sydney. WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd heading the Australian strategy and operations within international WIRCON group has started yet another new utility scale solar project in Australia. The company plans to start construction during Q4 2017, delivering an overall DC installed capacity of approx. 110-megawatt peak (MWp). The project, known as Wemen Sun Farm is located in Victoria, relatively close to Mildura. The solar park will occupy an area of around 770 acres and is scheduled to be connected to the grid mid-2018. It will give rise to regional value creation in excess of AU$200 million dollars. ‘By the end of the year we will have 5 solar parks in construction in Queensland and Victoria with a total solar generation capacity of circa 400MWp, all are scheduled to be connected to the grid by mid-2018. We have already secured for WIRSOL additional projects totalling circa 670 MWp, with the aim of reaching our target-providing one gigawatt peak of solar energy by 2020,’ stated Mark Hogan, Managing Director of WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd. ‘The Australian market plays an exceedingly important role for our international growth strategy. In coming years, we will be making a significant contribution to the expansion of renewables and setting up

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Kolkata/Helsinki, 13 September 2017 – The first photovoltaic installation at an airport in Scandinavia has been installed at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport. The 312 kWp system at the Finnair cargo centre, has been constructed with solar modules from Tier 1 manufacturer Vikram Solar. The system was installed by system integrator Finnwind Oy, one of the most experienced pv- installer companies in Finland & Vikram Solar’s strategic partner in Finland. The PV-system is expected to supply 280,000 kWh of power in average per year. Press photos are available here: https://www.vikramsolar.com/photos/nggallery/press-photos/Finnair Davide Marro, Head-Sales (Europe), Modules, said “The modules used for these types of projects must meet exceptional quality standards. We are pleased that a renowned airline like Finnair turned to our partner Finnwind Oy and chose Vikram Solar modules.” On top of being especially efficient and durable, PV installations at airports need to comply with the safety requirements of aviation. The glass used in the Vikram Solar modules in Helsinki is equipped with an anti-reflection coating (ARC glass), which absorbs more than 94% of incident light, thereby reducing the risk of glare for air traffic at and around the airport. Improving the energy efficiency of its facilities is a part of Finnair’s sustainability strategy. Sustainable development was a key consideration

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New 3.7M144 and 3.6M118 machines offer higher yields and increased performance Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, today launches its new products, the 3.7M144 EBC and 3.6M118 NES turbines, at the HUSUM Wind fair in Germany. The turbines are especially well suited for low and high wind sites respectively and are available for sale immediately. Both turbines feature the Senvion Next Electrical System (NES) to meet the grid requirements in all Senvion target markets. The 3.6M118 features an optimized rotor design for very high yields and is mounted on a steel tower with a standard hub height of 91 meters, with project specific hub heights also available. The 3.7M144 is designed to be one of the quietest systems in its class with its strengths at low wind speeds due to aerodynamically optimized blades and serrations at the blade edges. With a nominal output of 3,700 kilowatts and a larger rotor, the new turbine leads to a yearly energy yield 6.7% higher than its sister models. The Senvion 3.7M144 was first announced as the selected turbine to be used for a 429 MW project in Australia that Senvion signed a Partnership Agreement for in June 2017. Servet Sert, Chief Technology Officer

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Peter Morton of Wight Shipyard Co Ltd has bought a stake in Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) and takes his place on the board, securing the IOW boat build business well into the future. Commercial Director Mr Rob Stewart said: “We are looking forward to working together having been neighbours for some time. With a healthy order book, the future for AMC, the Isle of Wight and UK boat building looks very positive indeed.” He added that AMC will remain separate and continue to trade under the same name but will benefit from Wight Shipyards Co Ltd’s experience, backing and support going forward. Peter Morton added: “AMC has such a strong reputation in the industry. By combining forces, we feel that we are better placed to monopolise aluminium boatbuilding in Europe.” Wight Shipyard Co (WSC) is one of Europe's leading high-speed craft and aluminium builders. It specialises in High Speed Ferries, while its sister company Southampton Marine Services (SMS) provides yacht construction and restoration services. In 2016, WSC delivered a new 40-metre high speed passenger ferry for Red Funnel. Operating the Isle of Wight services between Southampton and Cowes, this was the first fast ferry to be built in Britain in 16 years. AMC meanwhile is renowned

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In addition to its focus on increasing internationalisation, the leading independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik will also be presenting its new brand identity at the trade fair Husum Wind 2017. The brand relaunch prominently features large-format photographs of Deutsche Windtechnik employees in their highly specialised working environments as well as the company's refreshed design, which includes a new trademark. The new brand identity is not associated with a strategic realignment of the company. Instead, it underlines the company's fundamental culture of renewal and makes it easier to recognise the brand in an international environment. "Since its inception, Deutsche Windtechnik has experienced steady growth. We began in Germany, expanded later into other European countries, and in early 2018, our company will be entering the North American market. We have always remained faithful to our beginnings. Despite increasing internationalisation, for example, our company is still called Deutsche Windtechnik. Admittedly, in some countries this can be a language challenge, but at the same time it is also a unique selling point and recognition feature," board member Matthias Brandt said. "We wanted to further strengthen our brand with an even more distinctive brand identity, precisely because we are active internationally. A certain amount of change

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DONG Energy has been awarded a contract to build its Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind in the UK. At 57.50 £/MWh, the strike price for the Contract for Difference (CfD) is 50% lower than the previous round of CfD allocations just two years ago, demonstrating the rapid reduction in cost across the industry. With a massive capacity of 1,386 megawatts (MW), enough to power over 1.3 million UK homes, Hornsea Project Two will become the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, surpassing the giant 1,200MW Hornsea Project One which DONG Energy is currently constructing. Hornsea Project Two will be built 89 kilometres from the Yorkshire coast and is expected to be operational from 2022. Hornsea Project Two will contribute significantly to DONG Energy’s ambition of reaching a total offshore wind capacity of 11-12GW by 2025. Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President and CEO of Wind Power at DONG Energy, said: “We’re delighted to be awarded a Contract for Difference for Hornsea Project Two, which is another important step towards fulfilling our vision of making offshore wind the most competitive form of electricity generation. “We have always promoted size as a key driver for cost. The ideal size of an

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HANAU, Germany- September 11, 2017- Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced today a joint development partnership with Ulbrich of Austria, a global leader in the production of PV ribbon products for traditional solder and conductive adhesive technologies. Under this cooperation agreement, the two companies will focus on developing innovative products for assembly and packaging technology in the solar module industry. The global collaboration capitalizes on the market leadership and proven technological track record of both companies to bring new innovation and performance to solar cell interconnection technology. The partnership combines the expertise of Heraeus as the market leader of silver paste for the solar cell industry and Ulbrich’s innovations in PV ribbon technologies to increase the electrical output and performance of solar modules. With its extensive background in materials science, Heraeus will use its partnership with Ulbrich to expand its renewable energy footprint by establishing a new product line developing materials for the production of PV modules. According to Dr. Andre Kobelt, the Chief Commercial & Technology Officer for Heraeus, “The announcement of this cooperation with Ulbrich is an important step which could significantly lower the cost per watt for pv module industry. We

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Two DONG Energy offshore wind farms set to benefit from CWind expertise Chelmsford, Friday, 8th September. CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by DONG Energy, to install new and retrofit existing gates on the transition pieces (TPs) at the Gode Wind and Borkum Riffgrund offshore wind farms, located in the North Sea off the coast of Northern Germany. CWind, which is part of the Global Marine Group and delivers the Company’s power capabilities, will use its own crew transfer vessels, assets and engineering expertise to help ensure the project is completed successfully and on time. The CWind Phantom, a 27.4m catamaran, will undertake the work on Gode Wind’s 97 turbines and Borkum Riffgrund’s 77 turbines. Work began on 1 September 2017, with the first phase expected to be completed in eight weeks. The entire project has been scheduled for completion within one year and will call upon the skills of eight of CWind’s experienced electrical engineers and mechanical technicians, all of whom have benefited from training at the Company’s in-house facility, the NWFTC (National Wind Farm Training Centres). Extensive navigational lighting and cable rerouting will be required to

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Spliethoff chooses Hatenboer-Water water treatment equipment for their six new multipurpose vessels, designed for operations in tough conditions. The first of these deliveries is currently being engineered by Hatenboer-Water. A total of six ships will be outfitted with robust Oceanus reverse osmosis systems, including hot and cold water equipment and all relevant water treatment components. The water generators will be handed over by the Hatenboer Water Singapore branch. Spliethoff The vessels of this new R-Class are currently under construction in China. They are optimised for fuel efficiency and equipped with scrubbers to reduce their environmental footprint. With a hold length of over 100 meters and combinable Heavy Lift cranes the vessels are highly suitable to operate in the specialised breakbulk market with heavy and outsized cargoes. The accommodation, including the navigation bridge, is situated forward, offering a long, wide and well protected deck for ultra- long pieces, as for instance windmill equipment, when carried on deck. More information: www.spliethoff.com. Hatenboer-Water Hatenboer-Water has a long history in the field of water. For over one hundred years, the privately owned organisation is an internationally renowned full service player in the water treatment market. Hatenboer-Water designs, constructs and supplies complete fresh water modules. They have extensive experience in

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