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Production surveillance for rotor blades / offshore wind farm "Trianel Windpark Borkum II" / follow-up order for TÜV Rheinland / completion planned for 2019 Cologne/Hamburg, February 28, 2018. TÜV Rheinland has been commissioned to perform comprehensive testing on behalf of Senvion, a manufacturer of wind turbines. The experts will surveil the production of rotor blades for the "Trianel Windpark Borkum II" offshore wind farm. In the process, they will check that the blades are conform to the production documents, that the rules of technology are observed, that specific quality requirements set down in the specifications are met and that deadlines are observed. The experts from TÜV Rheinland will also examine the documentation. This is not the first commission of its kind for the internationally active certification service provider. After successfully completing a production monitoring order for rotor blades in Castellón/Spain for the Nordgründe and Nordsee One wind farms, TÜV Rheinland has now been commissioned to surveil the blade production in Portugal as well. The "Trianel Windpark Borkum II" wind farm is being developed 45 kilometers to the north of Borkum in the German North Sea as the second stage of the Trianel Windpark Borkum, a wind farm that has been operating since

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Eneco, headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, is operating in the field of sustainable energy. Eneco takes on a leading role in the energy transition by connecting partners and customers so that they can work together on smart energy solutions and innovative products and services. After intensive market research and consultation, Eneco decided to implement Breeze into its wind farms. The Greenbyte services will be used by Eneco to monitor and optimize about 1 GW of wind energy. “We found Breeze to be the most suitable solution on the market and the one that best meets our current needs. The Greenbyte team is easy to work with and the system is continuously developed at a rapid rate.,” says Mathieu Meijer, Head of Asset Management & Operations Onshore Wind at Eneco” “We are very happy to have met Eneco’s high requirements and we are very excited to start working with them. They are a very modern and innovative company who really wants to make a difference and constantly seeks new ways to increase production and assets performances.” – says Jonas Corné, CEO at Greenbyte.

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ABB will supply an ABB Ability™ enabled microgrid and storage system to help integrate renewable solar and wind energy into the large tropical island’s power supply, reducing the need for fossil fuels and lowering the carbon footprint. ABB is a pioneer in microgrids, which because of their size and power are ideal for remote locations like islands, which cannot easily be connected to main power grids. “This is one of the most significant projects to be undertaken by Jamaica Public Service Company Ltd (JPS), this year and will be a model for other countries in the Caribbean and beyond,” said Emanuel DaRosa, JPS President and CEO. “ABB’s innovative technology will enable us to leverage clean renewables into our energy mix while securing grid stability and ensuring reliable power supply to consumers.” Located about 500 miles southeast of Cuba, the island’s hotels, restaurants and homes rely heavily on imported fossil fuel, which is costly and subject to volatile prices. A popular tourist destination, Jamaica’s population of three million surges by an additional two million visitors at peak times each year. As part of an ambitious initiative to integrate more renewable sources into its energy mix, JPS has incorporated about 160 MW of renewable energy

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Isotrol, an independent provider of monitoring and control systems for renewable energy, reaches 25 GW of monitored power. The company achieves this important “brand” after winning 6 new control centers in 2017 that add an installed capacity of more than 5 GW. This significant achievement which gives the Spanish firm a position of technological leader at an international level, is supported by Isotrol’s growth in its main markets and in the trust placed by the customers that count with large portfolios around the world, mainly utilities and investment funds. “We owe our success to our ability of satisfying our customers’ needs, to reliable solutions and to the trust based on an experience of more than 34 years in the energy sector” – says CEO Beltrán Calvo. In addition of offering SCADA systems and Control Centers, the decision of offering, as well, 24x7 O&M services and ensure a quick response to incidents in renewable plants has been a differentiating factor for the company’s trajectory in the sector. From the “Backup Center for the control Center (CERCOER)”, that Isotrol has in its headquarters in Seville, the firm offers support to 943 renewable plants that add up to more than 16,2 GW of

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has signed an agreement securing the right to implement up to 1 GW in Turkey. The company is part of the consortium, which also includes the local infrastructure company Kalyon Enerji and the Turkish investor Turkerler Holding, which was awarded capacity in the country's first wind auction, held in August. Under the terms of the agreement, Siemens Gamesa’s scope includes the supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines in several wind farms, as well as a 15-year service agreement. In addition, the agreement contemplates the offtake of the power produced under a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) and a commitment on the part of the consortium to build at least 700 MW by 2022. Lastly, the agreement includes the construction of a nacelle factory in order to meet the local supply requirements established by the Turkish authorities, as well as an R&D centre. Siemens Gamesa has installed over 700 MW of its turbines in Turkey since entering this market for the first time in 2010. Further information is available at: www.siemensgamesa.com

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After the first successful project in Veendam, business continues in the Netherlands. Last year, Goldbeck Solar realized a third of Holland’s new ground mounted solar farm capacity. The reason for that was the suburban project in Veendam with its 15.5 MW, which was connected to the grid on December 31, 2017. The company from Hirschberg is already working on further assignments. “The conditions under which we completed our first project were technically challenging”, says Tobias Friedrich, international key account manager and Goldbeck Solar`s Head of Sales in the Netherlands. He was among those who initiated the solar farm in Veendam. The workers actually waded through knee-deep water, as the ground was muddy in winter, rapidly reaching the groundwater while driving the pillars into the ground. They had to work using rope winches and boats. Today, Friedrich clearly sees the advantages of this substantial assignment: “We learned quite a lot. That has turned into know-how that we can use for our upcoming projects.” And there are lots of them. That goes for concrete two-digit MW orders as well as for calls for tenders, of which the solar company expects additional awards of contracts. During the latest rounds of assignments, some four GW of solar

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The global photovoltaics (PV) market is gathering speed: 2018 is likely to see annual PV deployment pass the 100 gigawatt (GW) mark for the first time, according to the latest analysis from GTM Research. Europe in particular is witnessing a new PV boom. In 2018, experts expect deployment to exceed 10 GW for the first time in years. Last year the European solar market already recorded annual growth of 28 percent, based on deployment of 8.61 GW. The European market is primarily driven by tenders and power purchase agreements, where PV scores points thanks to its low cost. The advantages of solar power self-consumption are also bolstering growth. Intersolar Europe will shine a light on new developments in the PV market and the changes that are energizing it, from June 20-22, 2018 in Munich. This year, the international industry event will be taking place alongside other energy exhibitions for the first time under the umbrella of The smarter E Europe. The European solar market is poised for a renaissance. In 2018, growth of more than 30 percent is expected - in Germany and also, in particular, in the Netherlands, Spain and France. In Spain and the Netherlands, 2018 will see deployment

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Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS, has received a substantial order to deliver rock foundation technology to the Marker Wind Park, located in the Ørje area of south-east Norway. Peikko will deliver all the steel components for all 15 foundations at the wind farm. 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. The deliveries are scheduled to take place between April and August 2018. The wind park is estimated to be operational by the end of 2018. The project development of the wind farm is carried out by Scanergy AS, and the realization of the project will be done in cooperation with the investor, a Swiss utility known as BKW Energie AG. Local project management during the construction phase will be handled by Proxima Scandinavia AS, a joint venture established between BKW Energie AB and Norwegian company Captiva Asset Management AS. The prime machinery contractor for civil works and infrastructure is Bergquist Maskin og Transport AS. Their subcontractor, Askim Entreprenør AS, will carry out the construction work for the rock-anchor foundations. Vestas will deliver fifteen V136-3.6MW turbines, with a hub height of 142

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Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced today that it has been awarded a substantial contract by leading Mexican renewable energy developer Zuma Energía to provide a state-of-the-art control center for its operational wind farm in Oaxaca, PE Ingenio. The platform will collect all the relevant information on the infrastructure of the wind farms in real time, enabling the operator to effectively manage and optimize the operation and maintenance of its wind turbines. The control center will be the cornerstone of Zuma’s asset performance management. It will allow them to gather and analyze a vast array of essential operating data, not only on the wind turbines and substations, but also on the electricity market and the variations of meteorological conditions. The control systems collect the continuous stream of information that each wind turbine generates every second. All key condition parameters, such as temperatures, vibrations, operating conditions and alarms are monitored and stored in “Big Data” databases optimized to work with large volumes of data in real time in a scalable way. The Control Center will be located in the offices of Zuma Energía in Mexico City. “Currently, Zuma Energía has 725 MW in its portfolio, which were awarded to the

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Earlier this year Jumbo completed their project for the Arkona offshore wind farm (E.ON and Statoil). The entire project involves the construction of a 385MW offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. Van Oord contracted Jumbo for the installation of the 60 transition pieces. The vessel chosen to tackle the job was the MV Fairplayer a DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel suited to the offshore requirements of the Energy Industry worldwide. Check out the spectacular video footage and the photographs.

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