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* 420 kWp rooftop solar system on Butlers Chocolates headquarters in Dublin * Photovoltaic self-consumption bears great potential for commercial and industrial companies in Ireland * High performance and quality modules are key for sustainable ROI [Thalheim, Germany / Dublin, Ireland, September 4, 2017] - A 420 kW solar system powers the chocolate production at Butlers Chocolates headquarters in Dublin. Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, German subsidiary of the world´s largest producer of high performance solar cells, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), provided 1.590 Q.PRO G4 high performance and high quality solar modules. The rooftop installation was constructed by Hanwha Q CELLS partner Gaelectric Energy Solutions DAC, a company experienced in realizing PV systems for different applications in Ireland. The demonstration project will be Gaelectric's first "behind the meter" installation, the energy will be used exclusively to power Butlers Chocolates production facility. Daire Friel, Business Development Manager for Gaelectric Energy, said: "By applying solar systems, companies can largely disconnect from rising energy prices and substantially save on electricity cost in the long run. The 420 kWp demonstration project at Butlers Chocolates is a strong evidence for that, as it will supply approximately 14% of the base load electricity requirement of the company. We look forward to a meaningful support scheme for renewable energy projects, in order to utilize the

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Bibby Offshore, a leading subsea services provider to the oil and gas industry, continues to strengthen its North Sea presence through successful completion of two further contracts with oil and gas majors, Perenco and Endeavour Energy UK. Perenco appointed Bibby Offshore to perform subsea integrity inspections and maintenance works on the Inde Joint pipeline, which runs to the Bacton Gas Terminal in the Southern North Sea. Completed in early July, the 15-day workscope saw Bibby Offshore install a total of 94 concrete mattresses over the pipeline to assist in preserving the remaining rock dump mounds. The second workscope, completed in late July, saw Endeavour Energy UK contract Bibby Offshore to carry out subsea tree inspections in the Renee and Rubie fields located in blocks 15/27 and 15/28 of the Central North Sea. Both contracts utilised the company’s inspection, repair and maintenance vessel Olympic Bibby and were the latest in a series awarded by these clients. Commenting on the contract awards, Barry Macleod, UKCS managing director at Bibby Offshore, said: “The successful completion of both workscopes further consolidates our exceptional ability to deliver projects in a short period of time and with a quick, successful turnaround. “We place a huge emphasis upon client satisfaction and confidence,

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Monday 4th September: Electricity has been generated for the first time at DONG Energy’s Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm, located off the coast of Cumbria. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has installed the first of 40 V164-8.0 MW turbines and power is now being exported to the National Grid – marking an important milestone for the 659MW project. A further 47 Siemens Gamesa turbines will complete the 87-turbine wind farm, which will be capable of generating enough clean energy to meet the annual electricity demands of more than half a million UK homes. Once fully commissioned, Walney Extension will leapfrog London Array to become the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm. Andrew Cotterell, Walney Extension Programme Director at DONG Energy, said: “We are delighted to have passed such an important milestone for the project. Exporting first power to the grid on schedule is the culmination of extensive on-shore and off-shore works and is testament to the hard work of everyone involved. In general, construction is progressing well to bring this record-breaking project online.” Construction of the project is being co-ordinated from a base at the Port of Barrow, which already hosts the operating and maintenance teams for three other DONG Energy offshore windfarms, Barrow, Walney and

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Milton Keynes, 4 September 2017: BayWa r.e., a leading global renewable energy project developer and service provider, has been selected as the long-term operation & maintenance provider for a 153 MW solar farm portfolio owned by Magnetar Solar (UK). The 15 year contract will see BayWa r.e. providing a comprehensive range of operation and maintenance services to 16 solar farms across England and Wales. The framework also includes a mechanism for Magnetar to expand cover to a further 190 MW of its solar PV assets at a later date. Tobias Bittkau, Global Head of Operation Services at BayWa r.e. said: “Following a competitive tender process, we’re delighted to be entering into this long-term partnership with Magnetar. BayWa r.e.’s renewable energy expertise, global resources and strategic ambition, combined with the group’s 90-year track-record of stability and diversification, mean we can offer our partners both innovative, industry-leading service and bankable long-term reliability.” Alan Shaffran, Director of Magnetar Solar (UK), said: “Our tender set out to identify the right partner to operate, maintain and add value to our sites for the long term, and we are confident that BayWa r.e. can deliver in this role. Among other strengths, BayWa r.e’s focus on safety, systems and monitoring

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Effective on August 31, 2017, GeoSea successfully completed the acquisition of A2SEA from DONG Energy and Siemens. The transaction has obtained all necessary regulatory approvals and completes well on time. The acquisition was originally announced on July 7, 2017.A2SEA, operating out of Denmark, is specialised in offshore wind turbine installations. The company has about 160 employees and operates the offshore installation vessels ‘Sea Challenger’ and ‘Sea Installer’. The activities of A2SEA represent a strong and complementary fit with GeoSea’s operations. The combined organisation will be well positioned to provide a broader range of integrated services and solutions to offshore wind energy customers. A2SEA recently completed installation of turbines on Burbo Bank Extension and is currently installing turbines at the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm and Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm. Upcoming projects include turbine installation on Arkona OWF, Hornsea Project One, Horns Rev 3 and East Anglia ONE. GeoSea will continue to build on existing customer relationships and ensure a safe and reliable delivery of current and future projects. ABOUT DEME GROUP The Belgian dredging, environmental and marine engineering group DEME is an international market leader for complex marine engineering works. Building on more than 140 years of experience and know-how, DEME has organically moved into

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Energy efficiency will improve faster than global economic growth due to the rapid electrification of the world’s energy system, leading to a plateau in energy demand from 2030. Renewable energy sources will continue to rise, making up nearly half of global energy supply by 2050, cutting energy-related CO2 emissions in half by that time. Gas supply will peak in 2035, but will still be the biggest single source of energy by mid-century. Oil supply will flatten out in the period 2020 to 2028 and then fall significantly to be surpassed by gas in 2034. The world will manage the shift to a renewable future without increasing overall annual energy expenditure, meaning that the future energy system will require a smaller share of GDP. London, 4 September 2017 : The world is approaching a watershed moment as energy demand is set to plateau from 2030, driven by greater efficiency with the wider application of electricity.  A rapid decarbonization of the energy supply is underway with renewables set to make up almost half of the energy mix by 2050, although gas will become the biggest single source of energy.  These are some of the findings of DNV GL’s inaugural Energy Transition Outlook,

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Height Specialists was established in 1995. It is a specialist company that provides rope access inspection, maintenance and modifications for on and offshore inspection, maintenance services to clients, operating in various industrial sectors, as well as at promotions and public events. The business started as a one-man venture but today operates as fully a qualified IRATA, ISO 9001 and VCA-P company with over 75 employees working worldwide. ‘Height Specialists is an innovative and dynamic organisation that offers a quick and professional response to its clients’ questions,’ comments general manager, Henri Hoogenes. ‘Safety is always our first priority and as such, each project will endure a risk analysis and methodical planning before execution. Height Specialists only works with fully certified technicians, tools and materials.’ Indeed throughout its history the company has managed to adapt itself quickly, notably by providing abseiling and zip wire services at Rotterdam’s Euromast and later by supporting various Dutch television productions. During the early years it also turned its hand to work at height, using rope access and industrial climbing. Rope access is a method for working at heights utilising ropes, climbing harnesses and other materials to enable access to working locations in difficult and inaccessible situations. It is a method of

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Our industry is ever changing and the increase in size, height, length and weight of the new foundations and turbines have created a need for new lifting equipment able to handle these loads. PES is pleased to bring you an innovative solution from GustoMSC, who will be able to assure deliveries and installations to the new mega sites. Introduction Offshore wind turbines are predominantly installed in five steps: Tower in one single lift, nacelle in a single lift and then the three blades separately. Most modern, purpose built wind turbine installation vessels are capable of lifting the current 6-8 MW turbines, reaching the necessary height and have sufficient variable load and deck space to carry an economically efficient number of turbines for each round trip. However, over the last few years, the turbine installation market for the 6-8 MW range has been characterised by low installation volumes and vessel overcapacity. Adding the introduction of the new generation turbines with the challenge of installing higher and heavier wind turbine components, these are challenging times for installation contractors. GustoMSC has been cooperating closely with the offshore wind installation contractors and has provided integrated and efficient installation technology to face these challenges. Both floating and Jack-up technologies are

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The development of appropriate logistic concepts is a key factor for an economically successful offshore wind park. In the past the analysis and optimisation of these concepts have mostly focused on either the logistics for transport & installation (T&I) or operation and maintenance (O&M). Less attention has been paid to the important phase of commissioning. Yet it is this phase which is decisive for the rapid connection of the wind turbines and the feeding of their wind electricity into the grid. The commissioning process takes up much more time than the actual installation of the wind turbine. The various process workflows, the ships used, and the operating limits mean the installation and commissioning processes often diverge (Figure 3). A logistics concept must therefore optimize its resources paying due consideration to the weather risks in order to minimize this divergence. Methods used to analyse the weather risks In the COAST research project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, the WaTSS – Weather Time Series Scheduling method – was developed at Fraunhofer IWES, together with partners from industry and implemented into the COAST – Comprehensive Offshore Analysis and Simulation Tool – software. The COAST software computes the weather risk of

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Testing has been the name of the game for a while now. In the long run research design and testing helps save time and keep costs down. PES finds out first-hand how this worked for Damen, who turned to Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (MARIN) to test its pioneering Service Operations Vessel (SOV), together with the vessel’s Dynamic Positioning system and its walk-to-work telescopic gangway. The Damen SOV is purpose built for the transfer and accommodation of offshore personnel and the ground breaking design guarantees fast, safe and comfortable access to wind turbines. The first vessel of this type, the Bibby WaveMaster 1, is expected to be available from end-August 2017. Representing more than 4 years of Research and Development, the new SOV design underwent its initial seakeeping tests at MARIN’s Offshore Basin in Wageningen in the Netherlands to examine its DP capabilities during the turbine approach. Damen also asked MARIN to assess the power management system and the gangway through numerical simulations. The project resulted in an integrated HIL simulator, which has now been installed at Damen’s headquarters. Jorinus Kalis, Manager Development, R&D at Damen explains: ‘Given that this was a completely new design, we wanted to test the vessel itself, but also

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