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Several leading-edge ABB solar solutions will take center stage at this year’s Intersolar Europe, taking place in Munich, from 20th to 22nd of June, 2018. ABB continues to broaden its portfolio and global footprint to support safer, cleaner and more sustainable solar energy. The latest solutions provide the most comprehensive range of solar products for power generation and building applications, alongside future-proof energy storage solutions in residential sectors as self-consumption increases. As the company focuses on driving safety, reliability and profitability within the solar energy sector and providing complete sun-to-socket solutions, Giovanni Frassineti, head of ABB’s Business Unit Solar confirms: “We emphasize our strong commitment and accelerate technological innovation through new product developments and expansion of our global sales and service footprint across all mature and developing solar markets.” “At Intersolar 2018, we are proud to be showcasing innovative solutions to the market, across all power ranges for grid-connected and microgrid applications. Additions such as the revolutionary PVS-175 high-power string inverter, along with the new REACT 2 storage solution which can be integrated with ABB-free@home® and AC Wallbox EVLunic for car charging, demonstrate how solar power can be utilized today and for future needs. In addition, strong digital capabilities, realized

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Alfa Laval will participate in the Posidonia 2018 shipping exhibition, taking place 4-8 June in Athens, Greece. At the Alfa Laval stand, visitors from the Greek and international shipping communities will be able to explore and discuss products that address today’s most urgent marine challenges. Posidonia forms a major meeting point between the expansive Greek fleet and the maritime industry at large. Alfa Laval is once again proud to participate and eager to engage in in-depth discussions with owners, operators and shipyards. Among the issues in focus will be environmental compliance, engine protection and energy efficiency, which will be reflected in featured products within the stand. Solutions on display The following solutions will be available for view at Alfa Laval stand, with experts on hand to discuss their uses and advantages: Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 PureBallast 3 is the third generation of Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology and the first solution to be revised G8 ready. Type approved by the U.S. Coast Guard as well as by IMO, it offers unmatched performance in challenging waters and is increasingly the choice for large ballast water flows of 1000 m3/h or more. In addition to information about PureBallast 3 solutions and services, a skid-mounted PureBallast

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KEY FIGURES Turnover of € 1,758 million Leading EBITDA margin of 21% or EBITDA of € 365 million Net profit totalling € 70 million A record solvency ratio of 75% thanks to continuous profit reservations Net debt free for the fourth year in a row A stable order portfolio of € 2.61 billion Strong order intake in the first months of 2018 A consistent, targeted investment policy  Jan De Nul Group shows clout, flexibility and multidisciplinarity 2017 did not bring the new start for the global economy and investment climate that we all hoped for. The dredging market even showed a contraction. Furthermore, low oil and gas prices are keeping the oil and gas market in a power save mode. A bright spot, however, is the increasing awareness of climate change and the need for an energy transition.  As a result, Jan De Nul Group benefits from increased activities in the market of offshore renewables, also outside Europe. Next to its maritime activities, Jan De Nul Group continues to leverage its knowledge and expertise on the civil engineering and environment market. These market evolutions in 2017 resulted for Jan De Nul Group in an annual turnover of 1,758 million euro, which for the first time after a period of six

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Compact design, low tower head mass, and good transportability: The generator developed in the EcoSwing research project, is to be used in the next generation of multi-megawatt turbines. To demonstrate practical feasibility of the superconductive concept, a test campaign on Fraunhofer IWES’ nacelle test bench followed by a field test on a two-blade turbine in Denmark was conceived. This first part at IWES is now completed and the experts at Fraunhofer IWES can confirm that this concept showed good results due to the functionality of the overall system. The testing of this high-temperature superconducting generator presented the test engineers with numerous challenges that were successfully addressed with special adaptions. Sometimes less really is more: 40 per cent less weight and smaller dimensions than a comparable permanent magnet synchronous generator – these EcoSwing features are only possible thanks to superconductivity. With this solution just a fraction of the magnetically active material is required to outperform the power density of conventional generators. Since superconductors have practically no electrical resistance, the size of the conductor cross-section can be drastically reduced. This is a highly promising property for the development of future turbine generations. "As world first, we stepped up in applying superconducting technology with the ambitious project EcoSwing.

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Maersk Fluid Technology (MFT) have advanced their SEA-Mate® Blending-on-Board (BOB) technology with integrated software that automates the system’s function to produce Fit-for-Purpose cylinder lubricants using data received from sensors onboard. Originally developed by Maersk for use on A.P Moller-Maersk Group's fleet of containerships, MFT’s BOB technology allows for the blending of the in-use system oil, as a base oil, with a high-BN cylinder oil product to produce a Fit-for-Purpose cylinder lubricant and facilitate the addition of fresh system oil to the engine sump. The use of this technology can reduce cylinder oil consumption and alleviate issues such as cold corrosion and excessive cylinder wear. It can also mitigate issues associated with worn system oil causing problems for the hydraulic control system in modern, electronic controlled two-stroke engines. The SEA-Mate® BOB product line has comprised of three models; B500, B1000 and B3000. These have had different capacity making them suitable for different engine sizes. The new model range; B500 Mk2, B1000 Mk2, B3000 will continue to have many of the tried and tested characteristics. The main difference is that the B500 Mk2 and B1000 Mk2 will have the same nominal capacity i.e. be suitable for the same engine sizes and the difference will be in

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The record module integrates heterojunction cells manufactured on industrial 2400 wph Meyer Burger cell manufacturing equipment on the CEA INES pilot line with an average HJT cell efficiency of 23.4%. Achieved within the framework of the strong CEA – Meyer Burger partnership on heterojunction technology, the CEA INES pilot line for heterojunction cell manufacturing integrates Meyer Burger’s PECVD and PVD equipment. The record module was manufactured in Thun on Meyer Burger’s SmartWire Connection Technology (SWCT™) manufacturing equipment using materials based on the newest generation SWCT™. This result highlights the very high potential of heterojunction technology and the 15 years of expertise of the CEA INES team on heterojunction technology strengthened by its partnership with photovoltaic equipment supplier Meyer Burger.

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced an agreement with Panasonic Solar for the installation and accelerated evaluation of its SWCT™ platform for the connection of HIT™ cells.With its heterojunction cell technology, Panasonic is one of the pioneers in the development and manufacture of high efficiency solar cells and modules. By implementing Meyer Burger’s SmartWire Connection technology to connect its HIT™ cells, Panasonic expects to further increase the strength of its high efficiency PV modules. SmartWire Connection Technology (SWCT™) – the natural evolution in cell connection technology Meyer Burger’s ground-breaking SmartWire Connection Technology employs an innovative foil-wire electrode with up to 24 perfectly aligned wires to connect solar cells. This reduces silver consumption per heterojunction solar module by over 50% which in turn reduces production costs for solar module manufacturers. The resulting dense wire contact matrix enables SWCT™ modules to easily cope with the increased power extraction necessary for today’s high efficiency heterojunction solar cells thereby delivering an increased performance yield in SWCT™ solar modules. The resulting structure of a SWCT™ module significantly strengthens its stability and enhances its lifetime. This powerful combination of higher energy yield, longer module lifetime and lower manufacturing costs make SWCT™ the most cost

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While world’s fastest installation of suction bucket jacket foundation could mark fourth offshore wind industry first for the Scottish project The final turbine for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has been successfully installed with the project recording what is believed to be the world’s fastest installation of a gigantic, game-changing suction bucket jacket foundation. Saturday’s (Saturday, May 26) turbine installation comes just nine weeks after the first foundation for the 11-turbine EOWDC scheme off Aberdeen Bay was deployed in the North Sea. Adam Ezzamel, EOWDC project director at Vattenfall, said: “This is a magnificent offshore engineering feat for a project that involves industry-first technology and innovative approaches to the design and construction. Throughout construction, the project team and our contractors have encountered, tackled and resolved a number of challenges. The erection of the final turbine is a significant milestone, and with the completion of array cable installation, we can now move on to the final commissioning phase of the wind farm prior to first power later this summer. “One of our 1,800 tonne suction bucket jacket foundation was installed in what we believe is a world record of two hours and 40 minutes from the time the installation vessel entered the offshore

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The final turbine for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) has been successfully installed with the project recording what is believed to be the world’s fastest installation of a gigantic, game-changing suction bucket jacket foundation. Saturday’s (Saturday, May 26) turbine installation comes just nine weeks after the first foundation for the 11-turbine EOWDC scheme off Aberdeen Bay was deployed in the North Sea. Adam Ezzamel, EOWDC project director at Vattenfall, said: “This is a magnificent offshore engineering feat for a project that involves industry-first technology and innovative approaches to the design and construction. Throughout construction, the project team and our contractors have encountered, tackled and resolved a number of challenges. The erection of the final turbine is a significant milestone, and with the completion of array cable installation just a few days away, we now move on to the final commissioning phase of the wind farm prior to first power later this summer. “One of our 1,800 tonne suction bucket jacket foundation was installed in what we believe is a world record of two hours and 40 minutes from the time the installation vessel entered the offshore site until deployment was complete. What makes this even more significant is that the EOWDC

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Expanded and integrated portfolio of pastes, products and services to help solar wafer, cell and module manufacturers achieve greater performance and efficiency. SHANGHAI, China -May 28, 2018- Heraeus Photovoltaics, a leading technology solution provider for the renewable energy industry, announced a new and expanded portfolio of products and services at the 2018 SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference in Shanghai. These new solutions, coupled with the company’s position as the world leader in metallization paste, is part of a strategic transformation by Heraeus to expand its innovations further across the PV value chain. Heraeus took the opportunity to unveil an advanced electrically conductive adhesive (ECA) named Hecaro that contains exceptionally little silver but delivers performance equivalent to high silver ECAs. In addition to the overall cost savings, Hecaro has been optimized for screen-printing, fast curing and long term reliability. All these factors position Hecaro to be a strong candidate for advanced solar cell interconnection designs such as shingling, IBC, HJT. The expansion of Heraeus into adjacent applications is part of the market trend for PV companies looking to streamline and simplify their value chains by seeking partners who can provide

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