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Bremen, Germany/OWF Butendiek 04.06.2018 On Sunday, June 3, 2018, the polar researcher and author Arved Fuchs visited the Butendiek wind farm as part of his research expedition "Ocean Change – Turn the Page", which started in Hamburg on May 30. The sailing ship and its crew were welcomed by Carl Rasmus Richardsen, Managing Director of Deutsche Windtechnik Offshore und Consulting GmbH. Arved Fuchs and his team received detailed information about the use of offshore wind energy during a tour of the substation, which Deutsche Windtechnik provides maintenance for. In particular, this included issues relating to technology, operation, maintenance and the environmental sustainability of offshore wind energy. The purpose of Arved Fuchs' new expedition "Turn the Page", which will take him and his sailing crew from Hamburg across the North Sea to the Shetland Islands, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Greenland and further into the Canadian Arctic, is to set an example for environment and sustainability. He is not only documenting the consequences of climate change, he also wants to raise public awareness regarding existing solutions. Arved Fuchs said, "Climate change is a fact and the causes are well-known. Pretending that we can continue doing 'business as usual' is irresponsible and violates any sense of

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The first GE Renewable Energy offshore wind turbine nacelle to be tested in UK under a recent research & development agreement has been delivered to the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult’s world-leading 15MW drive train test facility in Blyth, Northumberland. The Haliade 150-6MW nacelle, containing the direct drive offshore wind turbine’s Permanent Magnet Generator, will undergo advanced test and demonstration programs that accurately replicate real-world operational conditions to further enhance performance and reliability. The nacelle was shipped from GE Renewable Energy’s factory in Saint-Nazaire, France, on board the vessel Happy Sky. Following the approximate 12-month test program on the Haliade 150-6MW, GE’s next generation Haliade-X 12 MW nacelle will be also delivered to Blyth for accelerated indoor testing and validation, while a full prototype unit will be installed at a yet-to-be determined site in 2019. John Lavelle, vice-president & CEO of GE’s Offshore Wind business, said “We decided to take our Haliade 150-6MW to ORE Catapult’s site to be tested under rough and extreme conditions in a short period of time, that will allow us to collect data to be used on our recently announced Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine. We will utilize the data and learnings to enhance availability and power output,

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First Huawei Smart PV Global Partner Conference opens A single flower does not make a spring, but thousands of flowers do. The first Huawei Smart PV Global Partner Conference kicked off at Huawei global R&D and operation headquarters, Shenzhen on May 31, 2018. More than 170 PV industry partners from 37 countries and regions were invited and attended this conference. With the theme of "bringing a digital world to PV plants and energy enterprises and helping partners lead the intelligent era," Huawei interpreted the development philosophy of openness, cooperation, and mutual benefits in smart PV, and shared the latest trends and dynamics of PV technologies, as well as its global channel strategy. At the Huawei Global Analyst Summit held in April this year, Huawei already released the Global Industry Vision 2025 (GIV 2025). According to GIV 2025, we are about to enter a world where all things will be able to sense and all things will be connected and intelligent. By 2025, the number of personal smart devices will reach 40 billion, and the number of global connections will reach 100 billion, creating a digital economy of US$23 trillion. At the Conference, Mr. Li Jun, Vice President of Sales and Service

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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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The largest floatel in the wind industry has arrived at Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in the Baltic Sea to provide a home for up to 200 workers as they commission the project’s 70 Adwen 5 megawatt (MW) turbines. The newly refurbished 142 metre MV Bluefort will provide accommodation throughout the commissioning phase of the 350 MW Iberdrola-owned wind farm, sited some 30 kilometres north-east of the German island of Rugen. The vessel is supported by four CTVs and will be in operation 24 hours a day seven days a week. Bridgemans Services Group LP (BSG) invested more than €6 million in a complete refit of Bluefort in 2016 to ensure it met all the requirements and expectations of offshore wind clients. BSG President Brian Grange said the company recognised the potential for a premium, cost effective floatel solution specific to the offshore wind industry, and sought client input before embarking on the significant upgrade of the vessel, making it the largest and most efficient in its category. “We wanted a specifically designed vessel able to meet all the operational, technical and budgetary requirements of clients while offering those staying on-board top class facilities including superior en-suite cabins, lounge areas, restaurants, a cinema, hospital and

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Solarspace aims to increase its capacity threefold in two years Shanghai, China – May 30, 2019 – Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced today a comprehensive strategic partnership agreement with Jiangsu Zhongyu Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. (“Solarspace”) at the 2018 SNEC International Photovoltaic Power Generation and Smart Energy Exhibition & Conference. The agreement covers not only Solarspace’s conventional additive texturing (on DWC wafers) and MCCE (on black silicon) processes, but also its forthcoming high-efficiency technologies such as monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC), selective emitter (SE), and heterojunction (HIT) solar cells. The two companies also agreed to open a key laboratory together to develop new materials and processes. Going forward, Heraeus will provide highly efficient metallization pastes and a full range of optimized solutions to improve efficiency while addressing costs. “The sound and sustainable growth of Solarspace from 2010 to 2018 is attributed to our principle of putting quality first. Right from the beginning, we have maintained a close cooperation with Heraeus in the development of products, applications and technology roadmaps. Heraeus has always been with us at many of our key growth stages: for example, it offered 9641B-1188 paste to help us

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Peikko Group’s Norwegian subsidiary Peikko Norge AS has received a substantial order from Sørfjord Vindpark AS for the delivery of rock foundation technology to a wind park project located in Nordland County, Northern Norway. Sørfjord Vindpark AS is fully owned by Fortum, a leading clean energy company developing and offering solutions for its customers in electricity, heating, and cooling, as well as solutions to improve resource efficiency. Peikko will deliver all steel components for the 23 foundations of the Sørfjord wind park. The deliveries comprise FATBAR Rock Anchors, tower adapter plates, drilling templates, and foundation reinforcement. Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between July and October 2018. The wind park is estimated to be operational by the second half of 2019. Siemens-Gamesa Renewable delivers 23 pieces of SWT130-4.2 MW turbines with a hub height of 80 meters. Målselv Maskin & Transport AS has been assigned for the civil work and infrastructure construction. VISINOR will perform the technical assembly of foundation steel components as well as casting works of Peikko’s rock-anchored foundations. “Sørfjord Vindpark AS chose Peikko as the foundation technology provider as their solution is cost-effective and has a proven track record,”

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• Due diligence for Dutch onshore wind farm in the province of South Holland focused on technical risks to have 735 MW wind capacity installed by 2020 • Power generated at Windpark Spui will supply renewable electricity to more than 24,000 households Arnhem, Netherlands – 31 May 2018 - DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has successfully completed comprehensive due diligence of the Dutch Windpark Spui, for a group of lenders who are providing the debt financing for the project. The power generated at Windpark Spui, which will supply renewable electricity to more than 24,000 households, will be sold to Eneco Group, a Dutch sustainable energy company, under a 16-year power purchase agreement. Eurus Energy, a leading Japanese renewable energy company, acquired the project from YARD, a Dutch-based developer of wind energy projects, and its co-developer prior to financial close. “We’d like to congratulate all the parties involved on this momentous achievement. At a time of intense focus on the wind industry, the financial close of Windpark Spui is integral to fulfilling the commitment of the province of South Holland to have 735 megawatts of onshore wind capacity installed by 2020. Our interdisciplinary and cross-border team of

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Alfa Laval is a leading marine provider of boiler technology, combustion technology and solutions for environmental compliance. Today the company has released a new white paper that explores the impact of fuel choices for complying with MARPOL Annex VI on boiler and burner operation. “MARPOL Annex VI fuel strategies and their influence on combustion in boilers” sheds light on a frequently overlooked aspect of meeting today’s SOx emission regulations. To comply with MARPOL Annex VI, ship owners and operators can install a scrubber and continue using HFO, or they can work with one or more compliant fuels: LNG, MGO or low-sulphur/ultra-low-sulphur HFO. While the boiler is generally not a part of this decision, its operation will ultimately be affected. “Depending on the choice made, there can be many different factors to consider when it comes to boilers and burners,” says Jeroen Van Riel, Global Service Manager, Boiler Service at Alfa Laval. “There may be boiler modifications needed to perform optimally with a scrubber, or there may be issues with fuel line safety and the properties of alternative fuels. New flame characteristics, for example, may produce different results with an existing boiler configuration.” In the new white paper, each MARPOL Annex VI fuel strategy

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Oman Drydock Company’s (ODC) recently appointed Chief Executive Officer, Mr Said bin Homoud Al Mawali will use this year’s Posidonia event, taking place between 4-8 June in Athens, as a platform to share his visionary plans for one of the world’s largest and most modern ship repair yards. “We are already delivering top class services to our customers, utilising our existing first-class facilities, which are now complimented by the recent investment in a new floating dock. We are always striving for the best service offering and options to our customers, and continual investment is key to delivering this.” commented Said. ODC’s facility, which is strategically located in Duqm, on Oman’s Indian Ocean coastline, is equipped with the latest state of the art equipment. In total the yard covers an area more than 2.4 million square meters. The shipyard has two ULCC size graving docks (410m x 95m and 410m x 80m), five quays, with a total of 2,800m of alongside berthage with water depths of between 9 and 10 metres, and 14 jib cranes with lifting capacities of between 40 and 100 ton. Its five workshops cover outfitting, electrical works, machinery, hulls, blasting and painting, and a cryogenics clean room for LNG

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