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Jan De Nul Group signs Formosa 1 Phase 2 Offshore Wind Contract image002.jpg17 May 2018 – Jan De Nul Group signs another important Offshore Wind Contract in Taiwan for the design, procurement and installation of the wind turbine foundations for the Formosa 1 (Phase 2) Offshore Wind Farm, owned by Formosa Wind Power Co., a partnership of Macquarie Capital Group Limited (50%), Ørsted AS (35%) and Swancor Renewable Energy Co. Ltd (15%). The scope also includes scour protection and cable installation. The second phase will add 20 offshore wind turbines with a total capacity of 120MW to Formosa 1's current 8MW capacity. Formosa 1, located off the coast of Chunan Town, Miaoli County, in North-West Taiwan, will be the first commercial-scale offshore wind farm in Taiwan before 2020. This contract is signed just a few weeks after the Changhua OWF contract with Taiwan Power Company. Both projects are the first renewables contracts outside of Europe for Jan De Nul Group. “We build on our years of experience in Europe, with offshore wind projects in Belgium, England, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Germany,” says Peter De Pooter, Manager Offshore Renewables at Jan De Nul Group. “We are happy to be part of this new turn

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VARTA Storage and E-One Moli Energy to develop high performance Lithium-Ion battery applications for the European market VARTA Storage and E-One Moli Energy (Moli) have announced a collaborative relationship to develop the European market for high performance Lithium-Ion-Battery (LiB) applications. With the new cooperation the companies will meet the demand for LiB’s in high performance Lithium-Ion cells. The demand arises from major cell vendors and large scale energy storage applications. VARTA Storage, focusing on battery storage and lithium-ion systems and Moli, produces lithium-ion cells expect the production of higher performance batteries for applications and a fast time to market of the cooperation. Gordon Clements, General Manager of Power & Energy at VARTA Storage GmbH based in Nördlingen, Bavaria, commented that “We are a key player in the European battery industry and our company has more than 130 years of experience in battery technology as well as more than 30 years of experience in the field of lithium-ion battery technology. The rechargeable lithium-ion-batteries are powering a wide range of applications worldwide, such as power-tools, wearables, home-and-garden tools, robotics and material handling as well as larger applications like residential or commercial energy storage systems. The opportunity to work with Moli in Europe fits perfectly

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Installation jackup vessel installs 87 turbines on largest offshore windfarm Total installed turbines could power nearly 1.4million homes* 17th May 2018: The world’s largest and most advanced installation jackup vessel has successfully completed work on the biggest offshore windfarm project in the Irish Sea, with its operators reaching an installation milestone. Scylla, owned and operated by world leading offshore installation and maintenance contractor Seajacks, recently finished installing 87 turbines on the Walney Extension windfarm off the Cumbrian coast. The vessel began work at Walney Extension, which once operational will be the world’s biggest offshore windfarm, on the 1st August 2017 and completed installation of 40 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines and 47 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines on 24th April 2018. Having originally been contracted to install all the turbines in 246 days, Scylla completed work four weeks ahead of schedule. Delivered in October 2015, Scylla is a state of the art wind turbine foundation and installation vessel specifically designed for deep water and large windfarm components and is the only ship capable of installing 12MW+ turbines at a single time. Fitted with 105 metre long legs, she has the ability to install components in water depths of up to 65 metres. The Walney Extension, a

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Photovoltaics (PV) is one of the key technologies of a sustainable energy supply based on renewable energy. Besides silicon-based photovoltaics, which presently dominates the market, there are other materials, such as perovskite, that also show great potential. Scientists are testing the proof of concept of these new types of solar cells. Very innovative is a new process for fabricating solar cells using sustainable and more resource-friendly methods. Hereby the number of production steps can be drastically reduced by reversing the manufacturing process. Such an in-situ concept for printed perovskite solar cells is being developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. With a record efficiency of 12.6 %, the researchers have now reached an important milestone in the field of printed photovoltaics. Today silicon solar cells dominate the global photovoltaic market.  They are produced using numerous processing steps starting with the synthesis of the photoactive material through to the solar cell fabrication then subsequently interconnected and encapsulated in a solar PV module. With the material perovskite and the goal of reducing the number of processing steps, the research group around Dr. Andreas Hinsch at Fraunhofer ISE asked the question: Why can’t we reverse the manufacturing process so that first

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GES contributes with its expertise in the installation of wind turbines The tower prototype will validate a new design to reduce the turbine installation costs May 2018. GES is cooperating with Nabrawind in the installation of a new self-erecting tower prototype, patented by the Spanish engineering company. GES has taken part in the first assembly tests and is now in charge of the erection of the prototype, which will be 160 meter high, in Eslava (Spain). Nabrawind aims to validate the innovative design, that will make possible a dramatic- decrease in the tower erection costs. The use of a modular self-erecting system, avoids the big cranes costs currently used in r the installation of the tallest wind turbines. GES has been a pioneer in the renewable sector and is always aware of the new trends in the industry, adapting its services to the changing needs of a constantly evolving sector. “Being involved in this project has a strategic component for GES”, Alberto de Alfonso, Installation Business Unit Director said “We are very pleased to take part in this project. We really think that Nabrawind’s design can revolutionize the wind turbine assembly process. This collaboration in such a milestone for the

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Efficient storage solution for industry and commerce Wittenberg/Munich, 16 May 2018 – The Tesvolt high-voltage storage system has been shortlisted for the ees AWARD. The manufacturer from Wittenberg (Germany) has launched a storage system which is exceptionally economical: the TS HV 70. The levelized cost of storage (LCOS) is a mere 9 euro cents. With its outstanding total system efficiency of 92 percent and a lifespan of up to 30 years, this high-voltage storage system certainly pays off. The ees AWARD, which honours the most pioneering products for electricity storage each year, will be presented on 20 June at ees Europe, the continent’s largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems. Press photos are available here: https://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-high-voltage-storage-system-has-been-nominated-for-the-ees-award__prr24.html “We are delighted about the nomination – after all, the ees AWARD is the Oscars of the storage industry,” says Daniel Hannemann, Tesvolt’s Managing Director. “Our high-voltage storage system shows the market that storage systems pay off for industry and commerce.” High overall efficiency equals economic efficiency “A storage system’s economic efficiency essentially depends on its overall energy efficiency. Many storage system manufacturers only state the battery efficiency, even though the overall efficiency of the storage system is what really counts,” explains Simon Schandert, Director of Engineering at

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Petrofac has secured a long-term Framework Agreement (FA) with Transmission Capital to provide engineering services across six of its OFTO (Offshore Transmission Owner) assets. Under the Agreement, which is for five years, Petrofac has already been awarded two subsea engineering work scopes on key export cables connecting the Lincs and Robin Rigg offshore windfarms with their onshore transmission systems. The FA will enable Petrofac to support future engineering requirements across all of Transmission Capital’s OFTO export cables and substations in the Southern North Sea and Irish Sea. The award builds upon Petrofac’s recent successes in the UK and German offshore wind markets, where it has been providing Engineering, Procurement and Construction support on major fixed and floating wind developments, and designing and engineering subsea cables. Commenting, Usman Darr, Vice President Engineering Services for Petrofac Engineering and Production Services, West said: “This award reflects Petrofac’s growing position in the offshore wind market, where we continue to build our track record of delivering a strong, technically competent service for our clients. “We very much look forward to having the opportunity to leverage our experience of challenging seabed conditions on behalf of Transmission Capital, through a range of multi-discipline engineering and operational support services.”

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SeaRoc Group, has announced the integration of innovative metocean risk management software - ForeCoast® Marine – with its SeaPlanner™ marine management, providing enhanced tools for planning works offshore. Through the integration of ForeCoast® Marine, the SeaPlanner system will provide a cutting-edge metocean risk management feature for accessing and viewing metocean data from various sources. It will optimise the timing and sequencing of operations to minimise weather downtime, for quantifying the knock-on effects of metocean delays, and for generating simple and informative reports that can be shared with the supply chain in just a few clicks. “The integration of ForeCoast® Marine enables a completely new function to the existing planning features of the SeaPlanner system”, said Steve Pears, Managing Director at SeaRoc Group. “Not only can clients effectively manage their transfer plans with vessel availability, records of tasks to be carried out and availability of trained personnel, but with the ForeCoast® Marine integration it is now possible to include availability of weather and metocean windows for the transits to take place – potentially saving thousands and ensuring operational optimisation at all times. This additional functionality allows SeaPlanner clients to plan all types of vessel activity, taking into consideration, weather and metocean

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System Oil by Blending-on-Board’ a whitepaper which explores the many benefits for system oil that are conferred by the company’s SEA-Mate® Blending-on-Board (BOB) system. The paper details how BOB – developed in-house by the AP Møller subsidiary as a means of producing cylinder lubricant suited to different fuel types and engine operation modes for crosshead two-stroke engines – has even more benefits for the engine’s system oil. BOB significantly improves the system oil making the engine more efficient and reducing fuel consumption. The consequent reduction in exhaust emissions is also beneficial to the environment. System oil cools and lubricates essential engine components. It is as well used as hydraulic oil for operating and controlling engine components and systems, fuel injection equipment, exhaust valves and turbochargers. Under normal circumstances, the system oil degrades in the time between system oil changes; becoming thicker, losing its detergent characteristics and becoming contaminated by wear particles and possibly by leakage from the upper cylinder through the piston stuffing box. When BOB is employed to produce cylinder lubricating oil from the in-use system oil and an appropriate high BN oil product, the engine’s system oil is constantly replenished with fresh clean oil and therefore the protection and efficient operating

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New joint venture company ENcome Energy Performance France SAS Joint O&M portfolio in France increases to approximately 150 MWp ENcome France becomes one of the leading O&M providers in France Paris/Klagenfurt am Wörthersee (15.05.2018) – ENcome Energy Performance GmbH and Green Services Group have announced to merge their French O&M operations. Both partners will transfer their O&M activities and particularly the O&M business of KBE Energy, one of Green Services Group affiliates to the new joint venture company ENcome Energy Performance France SAS. Thereby ENcome France becomes one of the leading O&M providers in France with an O&M portfolio of approx. 150 MWp. “With Green Services Group & the KBE Energy team we have found highly competent and reliable partners who share our view of the O&M market as well as our service orientation and capacity for innovation. Together, we want to increase our French presence and continue to provide high service quality and value add to the benefit of our customers.” says Andreas Leimbach, Managing Director of ENcome. Guy Auger, Chief Executive Officer of Green Services Group adds: “We are really excited about the merge of our O&M activities with ENcome Energy, as together we will bring to the French market

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