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The first Hornsea Project One substation topside, Z12, has been installed at the site 120km off the Yorkshire coast. Hornsea Project One will be the biggest wind farm in the world when it is operational in 2020, taking the record from Orsted’s Walney Extension wind farm whose final turbine was installed this week. 174 turbines will generate enough electricity for well over one million homes. The Z12 offshore substation is one of three which will collect the electricity from the turbines, and transform it to a higher voltage so it can be exported to shore with fewer losses. Due to the unprecedented cable lengths from being located so far offshore, a reactive compensation station will also be installed between the wind farm and the landfall; a first for an offshore wind farm. The offshore substation topsides have been manufactured by Bladt Industries, and installed by Semco Maritime using the Saipem 7000 vessel. ABOUT Ørsted The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provides smart energy products to its customers. Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted employs 5,600 people, including over 900 in the UK. Ørsted's shares

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Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the global leader in Cable Protection Systems (CPS) for offshore wind farms has been awarded multiple contracts by Van Oord to supply their systems for both the Deutsche Bucht and BorWin3 projects. Deutsche Bucht is a 252 MW offshore wind farm owned by Northland Power which will consist of 31 8 MW MHI Vestas wind turbines (8,4 MW power mode). Located in the German Bight, 95 kilometres northwest of the island of Borkum, installation is planned to start in the second half of 2018. Tekmar will supply its market leading CPS to protect the 35 inter-array cables planned on the project. The CPS is to be tailored for the project to cater for all different cable sizes applied and respective interface to the monopile foundations. BorWin3 is a 900 MW DC grid connection system of the Dutch-German transmission system operator TenneT. BorWin3will convert three-phase electric power generated by offshore wind farms into direct current and transmit it 160 km back to shore. Tekmar will supply its export cable protection system to protect the 3 export cables between the Hohe See offshore wind farm and BorWin gamma, the corresponding offshore converter platform of BorWin3. Tekmar is also supplying its systems

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French floating offshore wind leader Ideol and Acacia Renewables, a wholly owned Japanese renewable energy development platform of Macquarie Capital, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in March aiming at developing Japan’s first utility scale commercial floating offshore wind farm. Both companies are working together, in the development of the project off the coast of Japan. The project will draw upon Ideol’s patented Damping Pool® technology and Acacia’s extensive experience in project origination, development and financing with the support of Macquarie Capital’s expertise in managing offshore wind assets. Construction is currently set for 2023. David Povall, CEO of Acacia Renewables, says: “We are truly excited about the development of the energy sector and opportunities in delivering large scale offshore projects in Japan. Bringing into Japan the global renewables capabilities and experience will hopefully deliver a step change in the speed and cost of deployment.” “We are extremely proud to have a global powerhouse recognize the pertinence of our technology which is particularly compatible with tomorrow’s very large wind turbines and increasingly higher local content expectations. The signing of such agreement clearly demonstrates that after 2 full-scale demonstrators on 2 different continents and a pre-commercial array we are now ready for the next stage:

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Huawei and BayWa r.e., have signed a deal to build Don Rodrigo, which will become the biggest single-site PV plant in Spain and the first truly subsidy-free fully commercialized utility-scale PV plant in the world. Huawei will provide its fully digitalized Smart PV Solution complete with a combination of SUN2000-60KTL and SUN2000-100KTL inverters.. This will be a significant milestone for the Spanish solar industry and marks another step for advancing the digitalization of solar technology. Huawei’s vision is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world and its digitalized solar solutions fits with this plan. Huawei’s FusionSolar Smart PV Solution is very innovative, with “less cooper and more silicon”, Huawei’s multi-level topology enables its string inverters to generate higher yields with leading high-weighted European efficiency at 98.8%. In addition, the natural cooling technology and fuseless design - developed over 30 years within Huawei’s global, leading, wireless equipment research and development - provides the project with 0-Touch maintenance. By optimizing and innovating the entire process, from power plant design, construction to O&M, Huawei demonstrates its core value of “Higher Yields, Smart O&M and Safe and Reliable”.

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Ideol is pleased to announce the signing of a €15 million capital funding round, led by private equity firm Kerogen Capital (“Kerogen”), a leading energy specialist investor based in Hong Kong and London. This latest investment further establishes Ideol as one of the clear global front-runners in floating offshore wind. Created in 2010, Ideol has developed an industry-leading and internationally recognized floating foundation which promises to quickly become one of the most significant commercial solutions in the rapidly developing floating offshore wind industry. Ideol is already at an advanced stage of deployment with two floating wind demonstrators, built locally in France and Japan (two key markets). Ideol’s patented technology is designed to operate with both current and future large-scale wind turbines and to be the most cost-competitive solution in the floating offshore wind market. At closing this latest funding round secures Ideol’s long-term funding requirements. It will accelerate the commercialisation of Ideol’s market-transforming solution in key geographies at a time when floating offshore wind is at an inflection point. Kerogen representatives will be joining the board and further boost Ideol’s growth efforts through its extensive network in the international energy sector. Established in 2007, Kerogen Capital is an independent private equity fund manager

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Hamburg, 26 April 2018. The Nordex Group is extending its Delta4000 product series introduced in autumn 2017 to include a turbine especially designed for strong-wind sites: the N133/4.8. The rotor blade from the proven N131 turbine has been integrated into the Delta4000 series for the N133/4.8. By combining this rotor blade with the hub and nacelle of the N149/4.0-4.5, also from the Delta4000 product series, it was possible to increase the rotor diameter to 133 metres. The Nordex Group has also raised the maximum output to 4.8 MW in order to make optimal use of high wind speeds, resulting in an additional yield of up to 39 per cent for the N133/4.8 compared to the previous N100/3300 model, also optimised for strong-wind sites. With this turbine, the Group sets new standards in the strong-wind segment for both rotor diameter and maximum output. The technical innovations embodied in the Delta4000 series’ first turbine, the N149/4.0-4.5, such as an improved service concept, a mobile crane solution and a more efficient electrical system, are also integral to the new N133/4.8, resulting in a significant drop in cost of energy. As with the N149/4.0-4.5, the sound power level of the N133/4.8 is particularly low.

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced the successful conclusion of a repeat order for its high performance MAiA® platform and the first industrial order for its integrated FABiA® system from a major Asian customer. The MAiA® and the FABiA® both deliver an impressive throughput of over 4,800 wafers per hour for the mass production scalable MB PERC technology. A global leader in the PV industry, the customer has chosen the industrialized MAiA® 4.1 for rear-side cell passivation coating to drive the expansion of its production of high quality PERC solar cells at its manufacturing location in Malaysia. The customer has also selected Meyer Burger’s fully integrated FABiA® 4.1 for its production site in China. The innovative FABiA® delivers both front- and rear-side cell passivation in a single platform which significantly decreases production complexity while reducing the overall manufacturing footprint by more than 30%. The FABiA® 4.1 is based on Meyer Burger’s proven inline cell coating technology and delivers the lowest total cost of ownership for manufacturers of high efficiency PERC solar cells in the PV industry today. The contract volume is about CHF 16 million with equipment delivery scheduled to begin in the third quarter and revenue recognition expected

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• It is also the company's first order for the SG 2.1-122 turbine • Siemens Gamesa will install 143 turbines and maintain the complex for 10 years Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy's positioning in India has received an important boost with this order, its largest ever in this market. Under the terms of the EPC contract entered into with Sembcorp Green Infra Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Sembcorp Energy India Ltd, Siemens Gamesa will build the 300 MW wind farm, at which it will install 143 of its SG 2.1-122 turbines, making it the largest single order secured by Siemens Gamesa in India. Sembcorp Energy India Limited (SEIL) is a leading independent power producer with a successful track record of identifying, developing and operating power generation assets across the thermal and renewable power sectors in India. As of December 31, 2017, the company has a well-balanced and diversified portfolio of power assets, with an overall power generation capacity of approximately 4.37 GW spread across seven states. Siemens Gamesa will provide all of the infrastructure needed to equip and operate the facility, located in Gujarat state, in western India. It will also maintain the facility, which is due to be commissioned in April 2019, for 10

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Bureau Veritas’ My Fuel Consumption, now issued in ‘Phase 1’, is an application to guide owners through the regulatory requirements of IMO’s data collection system (DCS) and EU MRV My Fuel Consumption makes compliance more straightforward, with a digitized process - from submitting IMO-DCS plans to receiving confirmations and statements of compliance A ‘Phase 2’ release is planned for June Paris-La Défense, France, April 25, 2018 – Bureau Veritas further expands its support to shipowners and the industry with the introduction of the first phase of My Fuel Consumption - a cloud-based and secure web application available for use on desktop, mobile and tablet. My Fuel Consumption makes compliance easy, with a digitized process throughout the various steps of IMO-DCS (declaration of fuel consumption) and EU MRV regulations (CO2 emissions). These regulations aim to reduce emissions and protect the environment. All ships of 5,000 GT and above must submit IMO-DCS plan to receive a confirmation of compliance, from their flag states or delegated Recognized Organizations (ROs) before January 1st, 2019. Phase 1 of My Fuel Consumption, enables owners to fill in and submit their Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMPs) Part II as requested by IMO-DCS for their Bureau Veritas

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Huawei and BayWa r.e., have signed a deal to build Don Rodrigo, which will become the biggest single-site PV plant in Spain and the first truly subsidy-free fully commercialized utility-scale PV plant in the world. Huawei will provide its fully digitalized Smart PV Solution complete with a combination of SUN2000-60KTL and SUN2000-100KTL inverters. This will be a significant milestone for the Spanish solar industry and marks another step for advancing the digitalization of solar technology. Huawei’s vision is to bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world and its digitalized solar solutions fits with this plan. Huawei’s FusionSolar Smart PV Solution is very innovative, with “less cooper and more silicon”, Huawei’s multi-level topology enables its string inverters to generate higher yields with leading high-weighted European efficiency at 98.8%. In addition,  the natural cooling technology and fuseless design -  developed over 30 years within Huawei’s global, leading, wireless equipment research and development - provides the project with 0-Touch maintenance. By optimizing and innovating the entire process, from power plant design, construction to O&M, Huawei demonstrates its core value of “Higher Yields, Smart O&M and Safe and Reliable”. Mr. Sebastian Mohr, Key Account Director of Europe said: “Based

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