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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) has been informed that the Nanjing Intermediate Court has made a first instance judgment to dismiss Meyer Burger’s litigation claims regarding the patent infringement lawsuit which Meyer Burger (Switzerland) Ltd filed against Wuxi Shangji Automation Co, Ltd. claiming that Wuxi Shangji Automation’s wire saw WSK027BL infringes Meyer Burger’s Chinese patent number CN 104411434B. This first instance judgement has not yet come into force and Meyer Burger will file an appeal with the Jiangsu High Court within the 30-day time limit by May 17, 2018 or will take all other necessary legal actions against existing or future patent infringements to enforce its patent rights.

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Vibro Lifting Tool drives 6.5m monopile CAPE Holland has recently achieved another milestone with its Vibro Lifting Tool  (VLT) on the Maasvlakte 2 in Rotterdam. A large 6.5m diameter monopile was successfully upended and driven to target penetration. Free hanging from the Matador 3 of Bonn and Mees the VLT only needed a net driving time of 15 mins to get the 330t weighing monopile to a penetration depth of 24m. Without any other tool, gripper or installation frame the pile ended up at 0.05° verticality which was well within the set tolerance. For this project, CAPE Holland used a TANDEM configuration of the CV-320 VLT-U with a total of 640 kgm. The VLT proved an ideal tool to drive the test pile of Fistuca to sufficient depth to place the 700t weighing Blue Piling Hammer on top ready for the inshore testing program. About CAPE Holland Dutch vibro-piling specialist CAPE Holland has successfully developed the application of vibro-hammers for offshore purposes and has been leading the way in using multiple linked vibro-hammers in both Offshore Wind and the Oil & Gas industry. In the past years CAPE has created and  build multiple Vibro Lifting Tools™ (VLT) , the latest development for reducing the

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UK-UAE bilateral trade event supported by ADNOC, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, DEWA and the Department for International Trade Abu Dhabi, UAE, April 23 2018: On 17 April in Abu Dhabi, the EIC Connect Oil, Gas & Beyond conference and exhibition brought together major Gulf energy companies with representative from over 150 UK businesses to explore how they can work together on energy projects in the Middle East. The opening plenary session included keynote speeches from His Excellency Dr Matar Al Neyadi, Undersecretary at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO at the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), and the British Ambassador to the UAE Philip Parham. ADNOC continues its long-standing support of EIC Connect Oil, Gas & Beyond, with ADNOC In Country Value (ICV) Program Manager Ali Foolathi and his team holding a briefing session on the recently unveiled ICV programme. Foolathi explained how the scheme, which is now mandatory for all ADNOC suppliers, aims to encourage partnerships between ADNOC, international product and service providers and the UAE supply chain. It also focuses on making it easier for SMEs to work with ADNOC. For the first time ever, ADNOC manned a specially

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UK subsea companies will learn how the world's largest offshore operator plans to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) develop new technologies in a bid to become the world’s most carbon-efficient oil and gas producer at an event in Aberdeen tomorrow (24th April). Those attending the lunch and learn at The Chester Hotel, will hear how they can benefit from Statoil’s Technology Invest programme, which has been established to provide technical and financial guidance as well as venture capital to accelerate the development of much needed technologies. Organised by Subsea UK, the seminar will be hosted by the industry body’s chief executive, Neil Gordon. Speaking at the event, Statoil’s investment manager, Ivar Aune and chief engineer of subsea systems and operations, Roald Sirevaag, will provide an insight into how the industry can take a smarter approach towards developing pioneering solutions by working in collaboration to share information and best practice to meet market demand. Statoil’s Technology Invest programme provides equity for technology innovation at varying levels of maturity. It also grants companies access to the energy giant’s technical community and assets, providing expert technical advice on development and qualification, as well as piloting access and support. The company is actively looking to engage with companies that

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• The wind farm will be equipped with 29 of the company's SG 3.4-132 turbines Siemens Gamesa has secured a new order in Mexico for the supply of 100 MW as part of the last wind power auction held in the country in November 2017. This order marks a new milestone in Siemens Gamesa's positioning in Mexico where it has cemented itself as the leading OEM in recent years. The agreement encompasses the installation of 29 units of the firm's SG 3.4-132 turbines at a wind farm located in the Mexican state of Coahuila. The company will supply the turbines in the first quarter of 2019. “Siemens Gamesa is strongly committed to the Mexican market. We were pioneers in this market and we have established ourselves as the leading supplier thanks to our vertically integrated presence along the value chain and our ability to adapt to our customers' needs,” states José Antonio Miranda, CEO of Siemens Gamesa's Americas Onshore business. Siemens Gamesa in Mexico Mexico is currently one of the wind power markets with the greatest growth potential. The electricity sector reforms passed in 2015 require that 35% of the country's electricity be generated from renewable sources by 2024. Current forecasts call for the installation

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Even though oil and gas prices increased during the year, the majority of 2017 was characterised by continued low activity and tough competition in the oil and gas industry. Towards the end of the year, demand from customers increased in this business area, which remains important to Semco Maritime. The hesitant market and continued price pressure in all business areas of the group entailed revenue of DKK 1,408 million in 2017 against DKK 1,598 million in 2016. Despite the lower revenue and significant price pressure in 2017, Semco Maritime generated a positive operating result against an operating loss of DKK 127 million in 2016. This development was driven by cost adjustments completed in 2016 as well as improved project execution, which entailed a significant improvement of the gross margin to 68% from 60% in the previous year. The result of ordinary activities after tax improved by DKK 120 million to a modest loss of DKK 8 million against a loss of DKK 128 million in 2016. “In 2017, we saw real tangible results of the hard work that has been done to adjust the business to the very dynamic market conditions, and our improved ability to execute on projects across the group

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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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