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This weekend, the first Gravity Based Foundation for the offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak was installed in Denmark, another milestone in this project. It concerns a 8,000 tonnes GBF which was floated off the semisubmersible barge and towed to the installation location where the heavy lift vessel Rambiz in combination with an in-house designed ballast module set the structure down onto the seabed. The second GBF, weighing 10,000 tonnes, will be installed as soon as possible, depending on the weather conditions. Once the foundations have been installed the most recent multipurpose vessel of Jan De Nul, Adhémar de Saint-Venant,will start with ballasting and scour protection works. Both foundations were constructed by Jan De Nul Group on a barge in the Port of Ostend in Belgium. The barge was towed to Denmark on 8 January 2018. About the Kriegers Flak Contract of Jan De Nul Group and Smulders Jan De Nul Group and Smulders joined forces to build two Gravity Based Foundations (GBFs) for the high voltage station of the Danish offshore wind farm Kriegers Flak. Both foundations consist of a concrete part (GBF) and a steel structure on top. Jan De Nul Group was responsible for the design and construction of the concrete GBF,

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Hamburg, 19 February 2018. The Nordex Group has received a contract for the construction of two neighbouring wind farms in Avlaki, Εtoloakarnania, Greece, where the manufacturer will be installing 16 wind turbines of the N117/2400 and N100/2500 series. Deliverables include the servicing of the turbines over a period of 15 years. To take care ideally of the turbines, Nordex will establish a service station in the vicinity of the farms. The customer is Hellenic Capital Partners (HCP), on behalf of a private equity fund managed by the company, focused on investments in renewable energy assets in Greece. "This will allow us to grow in this wind-intensive market and extend our presence there. This is a key step for our business in Europe," says Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of Nordex SE. Both projects will be feeding clean power into the grid by the end of this year.

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Wood recently supported TerraForm Power with power performance testing (PPT) at South Plains I Wind Farm located near Lockney, Texas. The 200 MW site, which comprises 100 Vestas V100 wind turbine generators (WTGs), has the capacity to generate enough energy for approximately 60,000 households. Wood was appointed to undertake power performance testing as part of TerraForm Power’s standard process of verifying the WTG power curve guarantee on a subset of its wind turbine generators. As part of the scope of work, Wood’s engineers and consultants designed and installed state-of-the-art calibrated power performance monitoring systems in the six WTGs and filtered and analysed the data from the WTGs and the met masts to assess the performance. Bob MacDonald, CEO of Wood's Specialist Technical Solutions business, said: “Wind farm owners should have complete confidence in the performance of their wind turbine assets and we are happy to have provided TerraForm with this reassurance.

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Dublin, London, 16 February 2018 |  Greencoat Renewables PLC (“Greencoat Renewables”) the Irish renewable infrastructure company, today announces the acquisition of Lisdowney, a 9.2MW wind farm situated in County Kilkenny, for a total consideration of €22.5 million. Lisdowney wind farm consists of four Enercon E82 turbines. The wind farm was commissioned in November 2016 and its revenues are contracted under the REFIT 2 scheme until 2031, guaranteeing a minimum floorprice for the electricity generated. Following the acquisition Enercon will continue to manage the wind farm’s O&M contract. The acquisition will be subject to an adjustment mechanism that will assess actual energy production over an 18 month period and the acquisition price will be adjusted accordingly if required. Paul O’Donnell, Partner at Greencoat Capital, the Investment Manager said: “We’re very pleased with the acquisition of Lisdowney, a high quality addition to our portfolio. This acquisition is in line with our strategy of acquiring high quality wind farms in the Republic of Ireland. We will continue to work with both international and local developers, providing them with an opportunity to recycle capital into new projects, while enabling us to drive long-term value for our shareholders.”

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The first complete D7 nacelle built by Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy in their new production facility in Cuxhaven, was rolled out of the manufacturing plant on the 15th of February. In this new facility, the different parts of the nacelle are assembled in separate production lines for the generator, hub and back end. They are then ‘clicked’ together at the end of the assembly lines, after which rotational and system tests are conducted, all indoor in this giant factory. This nacelle will now go into storage close to the load-out ramp where it will be conditioned and await the first shipment to the REBO Site in Ostend, planned for early March 2018. ‘We are thrilled to see this first nacelle finalised, and ready to be installed in our windfarm. Siemens Gamesa has done a great job in building and starting up a new factory and meanwhile producing our wind turbines of which this is the first of 42’, Nathalie Oosterlinck CEO of Rentel NV All offshore wind turbine components such as nacelles, blades, towers and electrical modules, will be shipped to the REBO Site in Ostend (Belgium) where additional assembly activities (tower assembly) and load-out on the installation vessel takes place. Installation activities are planned

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Next generation (Trio-50) smart inverters will provide higher flexibility and energy yields from a 1mw rooftop solar system ABB has provided the Swedish retailer IKEA with 20 of its innovative TRIO-50 solar inverters to power a rooftop solar system on its flagship store in Singapore, located in the eastern suburb of Tampines. The system is expected to generate 1.3 million kilowatt (kW) hours per year — enough renewable energy to power more than 280 households. Installation of the solar panels began at the IKEA store in March 2017 and the project went live in December 2017. ABB won the order through its customer, a leading solar system integrator, Phoenix Solar, in the first quarter of 2017. With this rooftop system, IKEA expects to trim an estimated $2.4 million from the store’s electrical bills over the next ten years. Mark Argar, Phoenix Solar Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific, said: "We are proud to partner with ABB to provide IKEA with top-class solar PV systems supporting the company’s move towards clean energy. We are committed to advancing wider adoption of solar power in Asia and doing so requires teaming up with technology pioneers like ABB that have the knowledge and skills to do quality installations.” “We

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The offshore wind farm project Arkona in the German Baltic Sea has received the German Renewables Award presented by the Clusteragentur Erneuerbare Energien, based in Hamburg. The project got the Innovation Product of the Year award for a newly developed method to protect the steel foundations of offshore wind turbines from corrosion. Ramboll has developed the method for E.ON and Statoil to reduce the environmental impact and lower the construction costs of offshore wind farms. During the 25-year operating life of an offshore wind farm, metal-dissolving corrosion is significantly reduced by the new method, and emissions to the sea are reduced by several hundred tonnes. The method is called TSA (Thermally Sprayed Aluminum) and fully replaces the use of sacrificial anodes applied to the monopiles. Andreas Willecke from Ramboll’s Wind & Towers division explains the fabrication process, for which the companies EEW SPC und Krebs Korrosionsschutz have developed new fabrication solutions: “In the coating process, a robot sprays molten aluminum onto the up to 81 metre-long, 1200 tonnes-heavy monopile foundations using two arc burners. The surface is then sealed with synthetic resin.” TSA has so far been used primarily as corrosion protection for smaller steel components under water or for larger components above

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Today, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) presented its 2018-2020 strategic plan, designed to deliver global leadership. It sets the foundations in 2018 for sustainable and profitable growth in the years ahead. Against a backdrop of increasing competition, Siemens Gamesa expects to outperform the market on sales while maintaining strict balance-sheet control. With this target in mind, SGRE has launched a three-year program -L3AD2020-, articulated around three strategic cornerstones: ▪ Business model agility, offering customers greater flexibility in terms of products and services, financial solutions and response times. ▪ Best-in class LCoE (Levelized Cost of Energy), thanks to the technology platform, cost streamlining and operational excellence. ▪ Digital intelligence, as a differentiating factor as against its competitors. Also a key element in this transformation plan is the Change Management program, focused on People and Culture. Siemens Gamesa's CEO, Markus Tacke, said that "the measures rolled out in recent months, coupled with the strategic plan we are presenting today, set Siemens Gamesa on track for strong profitable growth that will enable us to create more value for our shareholders and customers, fully bearing out the merger rationale and positioning us as leaders in an increasingly competitive environment". The plan includes a series of measures that will unlock €2 billion

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Neuchâtel, Febuary 2018 – INDEOtec SA (Switzerland) reports the successful completion of system acceptance tests for two of its customers, namely King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia, and Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany. The acceptance test milestones have been completed for both projects well in time; the comprehensive and partly challenging process parameter tests for the heterojunction device generation have been passed successfully and surpassed the expectations especially for the intrinsic and doped a-Si:H layers. “Our team is excited about the process results and the system quality. We are now really looking forward to do our research work with the new tool.”, states Jochen Rentsch, Head of Department „PV Production Technology“ at Fraunhofer ISE. “For our research team here in Saudi Arabia the high system quality and the timely, on-the-spot process qualification is indeed convincing and confirmed the capabilities of INDEOtec.”, commented Prof. Stefaan de Wolf from KAUST. For both projects the joint deposition of all layers per each wafer side in the same reactor repeatedly proved the functionality of the concept of the Anti-Cross-Contamination-Treatment (ACCT) for the HIT device production.

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Jan De Nul Group will install 32 Wind Turbine Generators (WTG), each with a capacity of 6.33 MW, for the Offshore Wind Farm Trianel Borkum II in Germany. The new project has been awarded by Senvion GmbH and will feature wind turbines of the type Senvion 6.3M152. The project also includes the offshore mechanical completion works by Jan De Nul. The installation works are planned to start spring-2019. Jan De Nul Group is also in charge of three other German renewables projects at the moment: the installation of the HVAC export cable for Offshore Wind Farm Trianel Borkum II; the installation of the HVAC export cable for the Offshore Wind Farm Borkum Riffgrund II; and the installation of the 36 monopiles and transition pieces for the Offshore Wind Farm Borkum Riffgrund II. About Senvion Senvion is a leading global manufacturer of onshore and offshore wind turbines. The company develops, produces and markets wind turbines for almost any location – with rated outputs of 2 MW to 6.33 MW and rotor diameters of 82 metres to 152 metres. Furthermore, the company offers its customers project specific solutions in the areas of turnkey, service and maintenance, transport and installation, as well as foundation planning and

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