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WinGD are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Klaus Heim as Chief Executive Officer effective August 6, 2018. Klaus Heim joins WinGD from OMT in Turin, Italy, where he currently holds the position of Chief Technical Officer. With over 25 years of experience in the large engine industry, in a variety of senior roles, including Vice President Technology two-stroke and Vice President Global Research & Development at Wärtsilä from 2004 – 2010, Klaus brings a wealth of technical understanding and managerial expertise to WinGD. His credentials are supported by a strong global network in the marine engine business and his position as President of CIMAC, the International Council on Combustion Engines, which he has chaired since 2016. "I’m excited to join WinGD at this pivotal point in their journey. With the heritage and reputation that this company holds in the marine engine industry and accomplishments to date, I am looking forward to building and further strengthening WinGD’s market position, ensuring expansion of our technology leadership and delivering outstanding outcomes for our customers, and the industry." says Klaus. Tao Guohua, Chairman of the Board, said on the appointment; “There couldn’t be a better time for WinGD to hire someone like Klaus and I’m excited we were able to attract

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SmartWire Connection Technology momentum continues: Meyer Burger awarded further contract for its SWCT™ platform as cell connection technology of choice Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) today announced the successful conclusion of a strategic agreement for its award winning SWCT™ technology with an important international solar module manufacturer in Southeast Asia. Meyer Burger will deliver and install the 200 MW SWCT™ manufacturing platform towards the end of 2018. Commissioning and ramp-up of the SmartWire solar module production line at this customer using Heterojunction (HJT) solar cells supplied by an external party is planned for the first half of 2019. 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 enabling energy yields of up to 20% to 30% more power per installed module in comparison to standard modules with PERC and

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PES introduces the C-bed Floating Hotels, a worldwide pioneer within offshore accommodation and project services, providing home from home comforts to offshore crew. C-bed believes that you deserve to be treated well when you work hard offshore and are away from your family. So, they have designed their ships to be almost better than home. Take a tour around C-bed’s specialised offshore vessel, Wind Innovation. Top/middle: Arriving at the floating hotel The fit for purpose permanent boat landing, with cranage facility, makes it easy and safe to get on board the vessel. Both for personnel and equipment. Bottom right: Or you can arrive by air… Top left: Welcome on board - here’s your room key Safely on board, you arrive at the reception, where the staff is ready to give you a warm welcome and keep track of everybody on board. They provide personal service 24 hours a day. Top right: A good night’s rest All 80 single cabins with en-suite bathroom, Wi-Fi internet, TV, desk and wardrobe ensures the guests are fully recharged before another day’s work. Middle: Walk-to-work By applying her DP2 capacity, Wind Innovation allows the offshore technicians direct access to their offshore workplace. The Uptime motion compensated gangway ensures swift transfers between ship and turbine foundation of personnel

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The renewables market, particularly wind, is a key sector for ALE. Building on experience in the power sector, we have used our knowledge and expertise to develop smarter solutions to the challenges created by the increasing heights of wind turbines and associated components. In relation to the on-shore wind enery market, ALE offers a bespoke Transport, Crane and Installation (TCI) package for the wind energy sector. The transportation phases of projects include route assessments, liaising with local authorities, providing specialist transportation equipment and facilitating the removal and replacement of any street furniture or structures that may obstruct the route. We own a fleet of specialised equipment that is specifically used for projects in this sector, such as ` blade trailers and low profile wind tower adapters. Our qualified electrical and mechanical installation teams have the knowledge and experience to provide the most efficient solution, on a project by project basis. We can also provide our clients with port handling services. This includes equipment inspection, damage assessment, storage facilities and loading or reloading of equipment to specialist transport. “We offer different types of cranes for the erection of wind turbine components. The LG1750 combines the benefits of a crawler crane, it is high

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The 21,000+ TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) COSCO Shipping Universe has broken the record for China’s largest container ship and is equipped with ABB turbochargers to assure optimal performance and fuel efficiency. ABB Turbocharging is a key strategic partner for COSCO SHIPPING Lines Co., Ltd (COSCO SHIPPING Lines), with ABB turbochargers selected for all main and auxiliary engines across six 21,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) container ships being delivered for the Universe series by 2019. Hundreds of ABB turbochargers are in operation across the extensive COSCO SHIPPING Lines fleet. The first flagship mega container ship in the Universe series, COSCO Shipping Universe, was delivered in June 2018 by Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) Co. Ltd. The vessel is equipped with three ABB A180-L two-stroke turbochargers to match the diesel main engine and four ABB TPL67-C33 4-stroke turbochargers to match four auxiliary engines. Oliver Riemenschneider, Managing Director, ABB Turbocharging, said it was an honor to support COSCO SHIPPING Lines, which is the largest container shipping operator in Asia and fourth largest globally, with the fleet. “We are proud to support COSCO SHIPPING Lines, with premium ABB turbochargers selected for all of the main and auxiliary engines across the six mega container ships in the Universe series, including the record-breaking

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Company’s second largest solar power plant to provide equivalent electricity of approximately 11,100 average households Kyoto/London – July 24th, 2018. Kyocera and Tokyo Century Corporation (herein “Tokyo Century”) announced that Kyocera TCL Solar LLC (herein “Kyocera TCL Solar”) has completed construction of a 28 megawatt (MW) utility-scale solar power plant in the town of Taiwa, Kurokawa District, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. The company has developed this 28MW solar power plant in collaboration with Tokyo-based Tsuboi Corporation and started operations in late June 2018. This is the company’s first solar power plant in Miyagi Prefecture and its second largest solar power plant following the 29.2MW solar power plant in Tottori Prefecture. 103,950 Kyocera solar modules will generate an estimated 33,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year — enough electricity to power approximately 11,100 average households1 and capable of providing power to almost all the local households in the town of Taiwa which is adjacent to Sendai City, the heart of the Tohoku region. With more companies entering Miyagi Prefecture’s largest industrial park in this area, it is experiencing urbanization and population growth. The company hopes its solar power plant will be a local symbol of supporting people’s lives and developing the local community while coexisting

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Nominations for The Scottish Green Energy Awards now open The Scottish Green Energy Awards have been recognising those who ensure the success of Scotland’s renewable energy sector for 15 years. Nominations for the 2018 event open today (July 24). Twelve award categories mean all renewable technologies, projects and people have a chance to enter. Winners will receive their awards in front of 1,200 guests in Edinburgh on December 6. Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Scotland’s renewable energy industry is one of the country’s great economic triumphs. The Scottish Green Energy Awards allow us all to come together and celebrate the knowledge, technology and determination which have made the industry the success that it is today. “The awards really do give us the opportunity to recognise the dedication, creativity and passion of those who have helped us get where we are today.” The event, sponsored by EDF Energy Renewables, will take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Nominations are now being accepted in the following categories: Sustainable Development Award (sponsored by ABB) Outstanding Service Award (sponsored by Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group) Outstanding Contribution Award (sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise) Outstanding Project Award (sponsored by Hurley Palmer Flatt) Best Innovation Award (sponsored by Red Rock Power

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ALE has demonstrated its multi-service and wind-specific capabilities whilst performing the electro-mechanical installation for the Garayalde wind farm project, Argentina. The global heavylifting contractor was contracted to perform the electro-mechanical installation of seven wind turbine generators (WTGs). Commencing in January, the components were received at Puerto Madryn. Once on-site 260km away, ALE worked with the crane team to implement the mechanical works and the assembly of the components by their global electro-mechanical installation team. ALE then performed all electrical works and handed over the turbines fully assembled to the client. Carlos Moreno, Commercial Manager for ALE- Wind Services, explained the benefits of using these specialist teams: “This was the first time we have executed this installation scope in Argentina and it was completed successfully because of our team’s flexibility, local expertise, installation knowledge and specialist equipment. “This was a complex project, made challenging by its remote location. With the team collaboration between many nationalities such as South African, Argentina, Spanish and Brazilian, our project management skills and installation experts could overcome the challenges and demonstrate our operational flexibility, global management and specialist wind capabilities for this market.”

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Commenting on an announcement (July 23) confirming that the next Contract for Difference auctions for less-established renewable technologies will take place in May 2019, and every two years from then on; Jenny Hogan, Deputy Chief Executive at Scottish Renewables, said: “Today’s confirmation that next year’s auction will take place in May, and the schedule laid out for future rounds, provides much-needed clarity to Scotland’s renewables industry. Developers and supply chain companies across Scotland can now plan for projects over the next decade with more certainty. “The CfD framework has already helped cut the cost of offshore wind by 50% compared to the previous auction round, and these new auctions will be open to a wide variety of less-established technologies at different stages of maturity. “To help UK businesses reach their full potential and realise government’s industrial and clean growth ambitions it’s vital that all innovative technologies are able to benefit from this cost reduction pathway and to compete meaningfully in auctions using the regulatory tools BEIS has at its disposal.”

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UK-based Rovco has announced plans to double its workforce as it prepares for further global expansion following a robust year of growth for the company. The subsea ROV and hydrographic company has successfully secured inspection and survey projects across the globe in industries including oil and gas and renewables (wind and wave), as well as securing its first environmental survey using detailed 3D modelling. Over this period, the company has grown from 3 to 19 staff and is on course to double its headcount by the end of 2019. To accommodate its rapidly expanding team, the firm recently relocated to larger premises in Bristol. The new 2,200 sq ft office space will also house a research and development laboratory, where Rovco will conduct further studies into underwater artificial intelligence and live 3D computer vision. With a number of projects in the pipeline and plans in place to purchase a fleet of autonomous vehicles, Rovco is in a strong position to further expand its ROV and AUV service offering to ensure its customers benefit from the latest subsea technologies on the market. Brian Allen, CEO of Rovco, said: “This is an exciting time for the company and we have identified a number of opportunities to

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