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Tideway BV have successfully laid the first offshore export cable section at Hornsea Project One, Ørsted’s massive 1.2GW offshore wind farm. The wind farm will be located 120km off the Yorkshire Coast, and three high voltage subsea power cables will carry electricity from three offshore substations to shore. Tideway BV is carrying out the cable lay of this first section using Ocean Yield’s cable lay vessel Connector. The Connector has two large turntables with capacity to hold up to 6,000 and 3,000 tonne cables, and has laid subsea cables since 2012 in a range of different water depths. For this job, the Connector lay-system has been replaced with a bespoke back deck cable lay spread designed and installed by Tideway for the Hornsea export cable project. Tideway’s work scope also comprises, in addition to cable installation, engineering, boulder removal, pre-trenching, pulling in cables to substations, crossing installation, offshore jointing and cable burial. Ken Swaegers, Project Manager, Tideway BV, said: “This is a very exciting job for us, and an amazing opportunity to work on the biggest construction project in offshore wind. Due to its scale we have several vessels operating at the Site, and over summer, the Connector will be accompanied by our own

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Augsburg/Chicago, April 19, 2018 – meteocontrol North America, a subsidiary of meteocontrol GmbH in Germany, and viasys Intelligent Video GmbH are set to revolutionize solar monitoring in the United States PV market by entering into a long-term partnership. The aim of the collaboration is to offer PV-system operators a turn-key monitoring solution at a great value and provide North American customers with professional technical support. Consolidating the systems will result in cost savings for customers because video surveillance can be integrated into meteocontrol’s monitoring portal without the need for any additional infrastructure in solar farms, since the systems can share the same network components, cabling and control cabinet. “The challenges involved in securing and monitoring solar parks are impressively similar,” said Anson Moran, CEO of meteocontrol North America. “The solution is optimized alarm management. We will conduct high-level data assessments using video, data analysis and artificial intelligence,” As the founder of viasys Solar Secure, Anson has the necessary background for the position as well as extensive experience in perimeter security for PV plants. “The collaboration will solidify our reputation as a reliable partner because our product portfolios complement each other perfectly,” said Martin Schneider, Managing Director of meteocontrol GmbH. “Through our new collaboration with

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Most of these projects have been mandated by industrial customers, such as textile, auto ancillaries and pharmaceutical companies, who are looking to increase their renewable energy supply The orders entail the EPC construction of 140 MW of wind power facilities on several sites across India Siemens Gamesa to install 41 units of its G97-2.0 MW wind turbines and 29 units of its SG 2.0-114 wind turbines across different sites which are set for commissioning by June 2018 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has won multiple wind power orders for a total of 140 MW from several industrial customers and a leading independent power producer (IPP) in India. Specifically, the company will handle the entire infrastructure needed to operate these projects (with installed capacity ranging between 2 MW and 58 MW), together with the supply, erection and commissioning of 41 units of the G97-2.0 MW turbines and 29 of the SG 2.0-114 for various industrial customers and a leading IPP in India. Set for commissioning by June 2018 across several sites in India, most of these orders have been placed by different industrial customers, such as textile, auto parts and pharmaceutical companies, who want to move their supply to renewable sources. “We are happy to

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£5.2m ‘Freedom’ hybrid heating innovation project demonstrates financial benefits for consumers both on and off the gas grid Increased annual spend of £178m on the gas system will deliver savings of more than £1.3bn per year comparing to full electrification Approach decarbonises the existing energy grid infrastructure without any increase in peak electricity load, avoiding DNO reinforcement and using the storage and flexibility of the gas grid. Hybrids provide ideal technology to balance renewable gas and power potential to offer full domestic heat decarbonisation Consumers protected from major in-home disruption from deep insulation retrofits and transfer over to low temperature heating systems. Newbury, UK, 18 April 2018 – Interim results from the Freedom Project, a £5.2m innovation project designed to trial hybrid heating systems, has shown that smart switching between gas and electricity is key to delivering flexible demand response services (DSR) in a domestic setting. During 2017, PassivSystems installed 75 hybrid heating systems in private and social housing properties in Bridgend, South Wales, to prove the economic benefits of providing a flexible choice between fuels for heating. The Freedom Project is funded through the Network Innovation Allowance by Western Power Distribution, the electricity distribution network operator and Wales & West

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This week Jumbo announced the winner of the competition to name our new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020. Last month we launched an internal naming competition so that all Jumbo employees from around the world could submit up to three vessel name entries. Having received over 250 entries, Michael Kahn with the competition committee made a top 3 list and then chose one overall winning name: Stella Synergy. Michael Kahn says: “Stella Synergy is a beautiful name that captures the many elements of the Jumbo spirit – It symbolises Jumbo 50 years ago when we started as pioneers in the heavy lift industry with our first ‘Stella’ vessel. It also symbolises the complementary relationship between today’s shipping and offshore divisions, as well as the cooperation of the two families, namely Borchard and Kahn. Most of all, Stella Synergy symbolises what we strive to achieve when we work together with our clients and as a team.‘’ The winning name was entered by Mr. Jiovanni Pardillo who has worked with Jumbo as an AB crew member since 2006.  Michael Kahn telephoned Jiovanni in the Philippines to wish him congratulations personally and to inform him that he

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Scope includes port logistics services for 88 wind turbines needed for windfarm Hohe See and Albatros / components will be transported by barges to Orange Blue Terminal / Buss Offshore Solutions supports as project manager Hamburg, 18th of April 2018. The Orange Blue Terminal, part of the Hamburg-based Buss Group, has signed a contract with GeoSea for port and logistics services, which are manufactured for the offshore wind farms Hohe See and Albatros. The windfarms will be located approximately 90 kilometers north of the North Sea island of Borkum. Hohe See and Albatros will together comprise 88 wind turbines. GeoSea is going to start with the transportation of the foundation components by barge from the plant in Rotterdam to the Orange Blue Terminal in Eemshaven, the Netherlands from mid-April. The monopiles and transition pieces will remain aboard the barge along the quayside of the Orange Blue Terminal until they are picked up by the installation vessel. The Orange Blue Terminal will use a landward crane for the unloading of the 88 anode cages, as well as for the subsequent loading of the installation vessel with the anode cages and grout containers. For this operation OBT will use crane equipment enabling a load out

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For an international project ELA Container Offshore GmbH received a rather exceptional order: We were asked to build a number of bespoke accommodation containers to travel across the globe. Normally speaking the containers which are built by ELA Container Offshore GmbH are intended for the offshore market, but in this case the containers will remain safely onshore and travel through eleven countries by train. After months of preparation, the units are ready to go and expected to start their journey at the end of May 2018. A total of seven containers with the dimensions of 40ft (12,192 mm x 2,438 mm x 2,896 mm) ISO high cube container were modified and newly CSC certified. Three of the units are living quarters accommodating a maximum of four persons. Each of these containers is divided into three areas: one area acts as a bedroom with two bunk beds, one is a living room with kitchenette and a further area is fitted with a small sanitary unit. All three areas are fitted with privacy doors and are interconnected by a central corridor. The other four 40ft ISO high cube containers are equipped as display rooms in which a variety of exhibitions are organized for

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- 35,073 Q CELLS modules produce sustainable energy for approx. 3,600 households in the Brandenburg region (Germany) - Solar power plant connected to grid after only 4 months construction time on 29th March [Bremen / Bitterfeld-Wolfen, 18th April 2018] Energiekontor AG and Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, the German subsidiary of the world's largest manufacturer of solar cells, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL), have put a solar power plant with a capacity of 10 MW into operation in Brandenburg. The ground-mounted system is comprised of 35,073 Q CELLS solar modules and will produce enough sustainable electricity to power around 3,000 homes. The system will produce approximately 10 million kilowatt-hours of clean electricity per year, saving almost 5,500 tons of CO2. Bremen-based Energiekontor AG completed the project in 4 months. Internationally leading photovoltaic supplier Hanwha Q CELLS, whose Technology & Quality headquarters is located in Bitterfeld-Wolfen, supplied Q.PLUS BFR-G4.1 285 Wp high-quality solar modules for the project. Piotr Jankowski, Project Coordinator for Energiekontor AG said: "The solar park is a great example that photovoltaic systems pay off in Germany. The crucial factors for the highest possible profitability are professional planning, smooth construction and especially the performance and quality of the solar modules used. The

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• The company will supply 25 SWT-2.625-120 and 5 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines for a 77 MW wind farm that will be part of MidAmerican Energy’s Wind XI Project, with the option to add up to 5 additional SWT-2.625-120 wind turbines for a total capacity of 90 MW • The blades and nacelles and hubs will come from the Iowa and Kansas, USA facilities, respectively Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has been selected by MidAmerican Energy Company to supply turbines for an upcoming wind farm. The company will supply 25 SWT-2.625-120 and 5 SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines, totalling 77 MW, with the option to add up to 5 additional SWT-2.625-120 wind turbines for a total capacity of 90 MW. The project is targeting commercial operation by December 2018. The blades will be manufactured at the Siemens Gamesa’s Fort Madison, Iowa facility, and the nacelles and hubs will be assembled at the Hutchinson, Kansas facility. The scope of this project also includes a 5-year service and maintenance agreement. Since 2008, Siemens Gamesa and MidAmerican Energy have partnered for over 2.6 GW of installed wind power capacity in the United States. “We are excited to continue our long-standing partnership with MidAmerican Energy while contributing to the green energy economy,

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Match-funding sought from industry to extend schools outreach programme The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) in Plymouth is to receive a substantial legacy from its late chairman. David Pridden, who sadly died in November last year, has bequeathed a major sum to support the organisation’s educational work, with the only stipulation being that funds must be matched from industry, organisations or individuals. With a long and illustrious career in the energy industry, Mr Pridden became the inaugural chief executive of Subsea UK – the industry body for the country’s subsea sector – and was latterly chairman of Seanamic Group and a member of the Simmons Private Equity Investment Committee. Over the years, he held a variety of senior positions in both large and small subsea oil & gas and marine renewable companies, including launching and successfully growing his own business. Mr Pridden was passionate about attracting young people into the subsea engineering industry and to providing education on the marine environment. In his position with the NMA, his appreciation for promoting “pro-ocean behaviour” grew and he was relentless in helping the organisation increase discovery and learning opportunities for future generations. For every £25,000 raised, the NMA can draw down funds against Mr Pridden’s bequest to spend

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