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Alpha Offshore Service A/S has been awarded a contract with NoordzeeWind, a Joint Venture between utility company Nuon and Shell, for blade repair on the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ). The first large windfarm built in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, OWEZ consists of 36 3MW turbines and sits approximately six miles off the coast from the village of Egmond aan Zee. Alpha Offshore will be providing experienced personnel with specialist knowledge of the 44 metre Vestas V90 turbines to undertake independent blade repair of around 80 blades. The scope of work will depend on the requirement of each blade but could include tip replacement, laminate repairs, lightning damage and leading edge protection systems upgrades. All materials necessary for the campaign will be supplied by Alpha Offshore, work is expected to commence in May and continue during the summer months. Mikkel Lund, chief executive officer at Alpha Offshore, commented: “Due to the harsh environments the offshore turbines operate in strong maintenance and repair strategies are vital to ensure integrity. As a specialist in blade inspection and repair, Alpha Offshore has carried out more than 1000 blade repair projects to date. “Our breadth of experience enables us to effectively address the issues

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- Danish Project developers SolarFuture and Solarpark DK cooperate with Øresundsbro Konsortiet to power the most important transport link between Denmark and Sweden using clean energy - 864 Q.PEAK BLK-G4.1 solar modules from Hanwha Q CELLS help to minimize the carbon footprint of the Øresund bridge and tunnel - High efficiency and best-in-class warranty terms of Q CELLS solar modules are highly appreciated [Thalheim, Germany, July 5, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH, the German subsidiary of one of the world’s largest solar cell and module manufacturers, has contributed to powering the Øresund Bridge and tunnel that connects Denmark and Sweden by delivering 864 of its powerful Q.PEAK BLK-G4.1 solar modules to the consortium that realized a solar power plant for the Øresundbro Konsortiet. Project developer SolarFuture, in cooperation with Solarpark DK, won the contract to build the tailor-made, high quality solar system to power the famous Øresund Bridge. The completed system was handed over to Øresundbro Konsortiet at the end of June 2018. Main objective: Repaying the bridge´s loans within 30 years after its opening The most important task for Øresundbro Konsortiet regarding this vital transport link between Denmark and Sweden is to maintain a long-term and commercially sound business, based on satisfactory revenue from

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Siemens will supply 102 SF6-free, gas-insulated 8VM1 high-voltage switchgear (GIS) to Siemens Gamesa by the middle of next year. The switchgear will protect each wind turbine individually against overloads and short-circuits and make it possible to supply electricity reliably and without interruption. Developed for wind farms, the 8VM1 from the blue GIS portfolio operates with vacuum circuit-breaker technology and with clean air instead of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) as the insulating medium. The switchgear are destined for the British East Anglia One offshore wind farm, which will supply up to 600,000 British homes with electricity starting in 2020. Siemens Gamesa is building the wind farm for ScottishPower Renewables in approximately 300 square kilometers of space, and is using a new connection and wind farm grid concept with a voltage of 66 Kilovolts (kV). Compared to the usual 33 kV connection, it increases the transmission capacity of each cable and simultaneously reduces transmission losses, thus cutting costs. For this purpose, Siemens Gamesa has adapted the substation transformers and converters to the wind turbines. Siemens will ship all 102 switchpanels by mid-2019. The 8VM1 blue GIS is a further development of the switchgear technology that operates with SF6 as the insulating, switching, and extinguishing

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Aberdeen 5th July 2018 – ROVOP Limited, (“Rovop”) an independent operator of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), has marked a major business achievement after reporting record revenues and employee numbers for the company. ROVOP has also reported its best ever EBITDA (Earnings before Interest, Taxes Depreciation and Amortisation). ROVOP Limited, the UK trading business of ROVOP, last year boosted its turnover by 39% to £19.7m, despite very challenging market conditions and continued pricing pressure, while its EBITDA increased 50% from the prior year level of £4.8m to a record £7.2m. Just before its September 2017 financial year end, the company also reduced its long-term debt from £35m to £16m, providing it with much greater financial flexibility ahead of a £56m fund raising completed in December 2017. During the same financial year, ROVOP also saw its team increase by more than 10% from around 160 to 180. Its ROV fleet has also grown to 27, compared with 16 the previous year. Steven Gray, ROVOP chief executive officer, said: “These results reflect a period when the market for subsea services, and ROVs in particular, remains in a deep downturn. Customers remain very cost focused, and projects have remained short and subject to delays at late notice. “Against

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Only five years after the launch of the X-DF engine, WinGD is pleased to announce they have secured an order for their 100th X-DF engine. The award-winning technology developed by WinGD has demonstrated, on tests and engines currently in operation, that it offers stable combustion, inherently low NOx and greenhouse gas emissions and high overall system efficiencies as well as reliable and safe gas operation. GasLog LTD, one of the early supporters of the X-DF technology, has eight LNG carriers, each with 2x 5X72DF main engines in its fleet with three new builds recently entering commercial operations. For their latest order of additional tonnage at Samsung Heavy Industries in Korea, the same machinery has been selected. “When we select an engine for GasLog, the most important considerations are the engines’ contributions to the safety, competitiveness, sustainability and reliability of the vessel for our customers. When we selected the X-DF it was crucial for us to find a dual fuel engine which could offer all those features for today’s and the future environment.  WinGD’s X-DF engines were the choice for our new vessels and we continue to be confident in their low pressure dual fuel technology.” Said, Richard Sadler, Chief Operations Officer, Gaslog Ltd. “If

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NKT has been awarded a contract by Ørsted of over EUR 145m (approx. DKK 1.08bn) to supply more than 190 kilometres of 220 kV high-voltage AC XLPE offshore export cable system for the Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm in the UK. The wind farm is to be the world’s largest with a capacity of 1.4 GW providing green electricity to well over 1.3 million households. The cable system, not comprising installation, delivered by NKT for Hornsea 2 will comprise three far-shore cables, constituting approx. 50% of the entire project. The far-shore cables will connect the windfarm to the reactive power compensation platform bringing the power towards land. The contract value corresponds to approx. EUR 110m in standard metal prices (approx. DKK 820m). NKT President and CEO Michael Hedegaard Lyng says: - This cable contract for Hornsea 2 not only emphasizes that we provide leading and proven technology. It also states that our long-time customers such as Ørsted value our expertise, knowhow and continued dialogue to find the optimum solution for both parties. The offshore wind market continues to hold attractive prospects for us in the coming years, and our ability to offer turnkey solutions from cable design to installation and service is a prerequisite

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The German Clean Tech Institute (DCTI) honours the largest, most innovative and outstanding PV projects with the Global Leading RES Award. Ingeteam, a global inverter developer and manufacturer, has installed a 103 MWp solar park in Jordan, qualifying for the Largest Project category. At the fair “The smarter E” in Munich, Markus A.W. Hoehner and Leo Ganz from the DCTI seized the opportunity to personally present the certificate to Stefano Domenicali, CEO & Vice President of Ingeteam Italy, a subsidiary of the Spanish multinational Ingeteam Power Technology, S.A. Berlin, July 4, 2018. The $ 130 million solar park covers three square kilometres with JinkoSolar PV modules and 38 Inverter Power Stations from Ingeteam and supplies energy to more than 51,000 households. The system was connected to the grid on mid of July 2017 and has since supplied 2.5 percent of the total national energy production. That's the equivalent of 148,000 tonnes of CO2 that does not emit into the atmosphere. The project is a great example of cooperation between various companies and the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. While Ingeteam provided the inverters and JinkoSolar the PV modules, a consortium constituted by the Spanish TSK company and by the UAE-based

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Spain, July 4, 2018. Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced today that it just completed the training program designed to deploy the new APQP4Wind quality processes standards across the industry. Ingeteam, as an excellence-driven converter manufacturer, voluntarily sought compliance with the demanding requirements and welcomes the quality standardization for the wind sector. APQP4Wind is a new wind industry standard designed to enable wind energy OEMs and component manufacturers to strengthen their cooperation with regards to quality assurance processes. It is also instrumental in establishing the common mindset and terminology needed in the industry to work collaboratively on these issues. For Ingeteam, fulfilling the requirements of APQP4Wind implies that the standards will be fully complied with throughout the designing and manufacturing processes, so they are well aligned with their partners’ processes. “Innovation is no longer just about technology. It is also about continuously finding new, more effective processes to deliver higher quality and increased customer satisfaction”, said Ana Goyen, Director of Ingeteam Wind Energy. “It is no accident that Ingeteam adopted APQP4Wind without actually being required to do so. Our company culture is innovative by design, which is why we have always been able to anticipate

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United Kingdom (3 July 2018): PROINSO, a global leader in the solar energy market has supplied a 28 MWp utility scale project in Bangladesh, the first of its kind in the country. PROINSO UK has been working in partnership with Joules Power Limited (JPL) on a 28 MWp utility scale project, utilising an innovative financing solution from GuarantCo, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG), and supported by the governments of the UK, Switzerland, Sweden, the Netherlands and Australia. The project is a demonstration of both PROINSO’s business philosophy and global capabilities in solar projects. PROINSO believes that strong collaboration between global and local businesses and institutions is key to achieving long-term sustainable growth and reaching renewable energy targets, as defined by the Paris Agreement. Technaf Solartech Energy Limited (TSEL) is the first utility scale solar project in Bangladesh delivered within the 1.6 GW solar project pipeline announced last year. The project is located in Teknaf, a sub-district of Cox’s Bazar, in the Division of Chittagong. It forms the southernmost point of mainland Bangladesh and has a population of over 200,000. The solar PV plant has an installed capacity of 28 MWp. The expected annual yield for year one is 43,000 MWh

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Huawei participated the 2018 Intersolar Europe, a world's leading solar energy exhibition, from June 20 to 22 in Munich, Germany. Under the theme "Roads to a digital PV world," it displayed new products, technologies, platforms, and a new ecosystem, in an aim to build a digital PV world together with partners. During the exhibition, Huawei showcased the world-leading smart PV series solutions that cover all scenarios, including the latest one-stop solution for large-scale ground and 1500 V PV plants, distributed commercial solution, residential smart energy solution, FusionSolar Cloud Management Center, and the smart micro-grid solution. It also shared the successful digitization practices in the new energy field. 1500 V one-stop smart PV solution release — Setting the world's benchmark On the first day of the exhibition, Huawei released the industry-leading 1500 V smart PV string inverter and the latest integrated smart transformer station solution.

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