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15.1 MWp in Andijk in east-west orientation - yield 14.6 GWh per year After the successful completion of the solar farm in Veendam, Astronergy and Goldbeck Solar have started another project in Andijk to support the important energy transition. The typical challenges in the Netherlands in the construction of PV power plants on open land are routines for the solar experts. “In contrast to last fall’s Veendam project, this is a summer construction site,” explains Goldbeck's Head of Solar Netherlands, Tobias Friedrich. Less mud and less large equipment means that work can be accomplished more efficiently. Construction began in June, and the power plant is scheduled for completion at the end of September. The 15.1 MWp plant north of Amsterdam is being built on a former commercial land. “We have opted for an east-west orientation in order to improve the performance ratio. Thus, the 11.6 hectare area could be used efficiently, also by using high-efficiency PERC PV modules,” says Friedrich. In this way, the plant generates 1.3 MWp per hectare, and is particularly fostering the CO2 footprint. Goldbeck`s capability to execute solar installations very time efficient and in full compliance with health & safety regulations is also crucial for a successful completion of

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Shanghai, China (29th August 2018) – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today announced that it has been contracted to provide technical advisory support on feasibility studies for the first-ever high-voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore wind substation in China. China has committed heavily to developing its offshore wind power generating capacity. It currently plans to have 5 GW of offshore wind power installed by 2020 and in 2017 alone it installed almost 1.2 GW of offshore wind capacity. This brought the cumulative total installed capacity to nearly 2.8 GW, third globally behind the United Kingdom and Germany. However, the country is now faced by the challenge that all the promising wind farm sites within 10 km of the shore have already been exploited. To boost capacity further and meet the 2020 target, China is having to explore locations that are further offshore. To this end, Huadong Engineering Corporation is planning a ground-breaking 1.1 GW offshore windfarm some 90 km off the coast of Jiangsu Province in eastern China. To support the realization of this pioneering project, Huadong has contracted DNV GL to supply technical trainings, advices and support on their feasibility study on aspects of conceptual

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Atlas Renewable Energy and Bancomext announce US$88.5 million financing for the Guajiro plant Guajiro will generate an estimated 300 GWh annually, equivalent to the electrical demands of about 120,000 homes Mexico City, Mexico, August 27, 2018 – Atlas Renewable Energy and el Banco de Comercio Exterior (Bancomext) announced today the signing of a long-term financing agreement for Atlas Renewable Energy’s solar power plant in Mexico, located in the state of Hidalgo. Bancomext will provide $88.5 million dollars to finance the construction of the project, along with a $17 million dollars line of credit for Value Added Tax (VAT). The plant will have an installed capacity of approximately 129.5 MWp. The project was awarded a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Mexico’s federal electricity company, in the first long-term energy auction, carried out in 2016 as part of Mexico’s energy reform. The Guajiro Solar project is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2019. The plant will span over 410 hectares in Nopala de Villagrán, located in the state of Hidalgo. Guajiro Solar estimates it will generate 300 GWh annually, equivalent to the demand of roughly 120,000 homes. Atlas Renewable Energy estimates that the operation of the project

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The Emsland-based company ELA Container Offshore GmbH is currently working on a temporary accommodation project to house some 60 offshore employees on a converter platform in the North Sea. A total of 26 turnkey containers will soon be assembled and handed over fitted with full electrical installations, potable water supply and sanitation. ELA Offshore has commissioned Schone & Bruns to build the substructure for distributing the container load on the platform. The individual 10 metre long and 3 metre wide containers are being assembled to form complete, two-storey residential units. "The containers are being prepared in a plug & play system, so that they can be mounted quickly on the platform," states ELA Container Offshore’s Managing Director Hans Gatzemeier. For this reason, all containers are being pre-assembled to specification in advance in Haren. Besides furnishings and appliances such as beds, desks, bathrooms, lockers, washing machines, fitness equipment and kitchens, this also includes the utility and disposal system. Water, electricity and Internet will all be fitted in advance and connected to the platform facilities system on the platform. "Everything has to be done quickly and smoothly, without missing a beat," says Gatzemeier. To facilitate this, the assembly team at ELA Container Offshore

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(Wels, 27.08.2018) Fronius Symo Hybrid is now also compatible with the LG storage system, which means you can now efficiently store excess energy from the photovoltaic system in the LG Chem RESU7H or LG Chem RESU10H. This works with both newly installed and existing systems. The Fronius Symo Hybrid is an intelligent all-in-one product, combining the functions of a battery charging system, battery inverter, hybrid inverter, controller and with system monitoring.* Alongside the Fronius Solar Battery, this product is now also compatible with the LG Chem RESU storage system. Maximum self-consumption and system reliability For price and quality-conscious system owners, compatibility with the LG Chem RESU storage system provides maximum independence and the highest possible self-consumption. Maximum operational reliability is guaranteed by the Fronius Checkbox 500V. The LG Chem RESU storage system can be retrofitted into the existing system at any time. Efficient storage thanks to lithium technology The LG Chem RESU storage system impresses thanks to its powerful lithium technology. This, combined with a high level of system efficiency, produces maximum efficacy. Optimal self-consumption rate thanks to smart energy flow management The Fronius Symo Hybrid’s integrated Multi Flow Technology gives the system ultimate flexibility, with various DC and AC energy flows possible in

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15 young people start vocational training or dual studies in Asslar in 2018 Information technology and digitalization gain importance Stays abroad for junior staff Asslar, Germany, August 27, 2018. At the beginning of August, 15 young men and women started their vocational training or dual studies at Pfeiffer Vacuum in Asslar. Another two students began one-year internships. In Göttingen, the team was reinforced by three additional industrial trainees. The training spectrum at Pfeiffer Vacuum ranges from commercial and industrial professions to dual study programs in various fields. Nathalie Benedikt, CFO at Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG and amongst other responsible for HR, said: “One of the supporting pillars for the future of our company is training. It allows us to attract young talent early on and to gain their loyalty to the company since the trainees of today are our employees of tomorrow.” To prevent a shortage of skilled workers, the number of commercial trainees was already increased the previous year. Vocational training in information technology and digitalization is currently the focus for the coming years at Pfeiffer Vacuum. “Pfeiffer Vacuum is a company with high-tech products. Topics such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, Big and Smart Data, Cyber Security and

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Welcome Matthias! We’re delighted to announce Matthias Haag as Project Director of the Neart na Gaoithe (NnG) project, owned by EDF Renewables. The offshore wind farm will produce up to 450 MW of power and commissioning is planned for 2023. Matthias has a wealth of experience in renewables and has worked on major offshore wind projects holding senior positions at Shell Wind Energy and Gemini Windpark. As CEO of the Gemini Windpark in the Netherlands, Matthias led a team which successfully delivered one of the largest offshore wind projects in the world - a 600MW wind farm located in the Dutch area of the North Sea. Matthias said “I’m very excited to join the NnG team to deliver this milestone project for Scotland, and it is great to work for EDF Renewables which shows its continuous ambition and commitment to the country’s low carbon future. This wind farm will provide power for around 375,000 homes for decades to come.”

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Three of the marine sector’s major technology companies, WinGD, Wärtsilä and GTT, have agreed to collaborate in making the use of LNG fuel a truly viable option for ship owners and operators. By combining their expertise and experience, the three companies deliver an effective, streamlined approach for achieving compliance with environmental legislation. LNG fuel is considered a key enabler of ‘green’ propulsion for ships. It has virtually no sulphur content, produces 80 percent less nitrogen oxide (NOx) and 30 percent less CO2 emissions than conventional marine fuels, and is competitively priced. With LNG being more widely available and accessible, it is now a feasible green fuel option. In 2017, a notable advance in the acceptance of LNG as a marine fuel was recorded with an order by CMA CGM for nine ‘mega’ containerships, each with a record capacity of 22,000 TEU, to be built with LNG fuelled engines. These will be the first vessels of this type and size to operate on LNG. WinGD, Wärtsilä, and GTT cooperated closely in providing the required equipment for these vessels, and it was through this shared expertise that the industry-shaping collaboration was born. “High efficiency and environmental sustainability are key pillars in building a successful future

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The Spanish company is searching profiles for its projects in Spain, Mexico and Chile 23 august 2018. GES is searching to hire more than 100 renewable energy professionals in the coming months. The company, in full growth, is working to recruit technical profiles for all its operation areas.  GES is working in several projects in Spain, Mexico, and Chile, under other geographies and has a backlog to be developed during the next months. The company needs to grow its operational areas to face up the big demand of the sector. Berta Alvarez, HR and Legal Director of GES says, “ GES is searching for several technical profiles with diverse experience and education levels. The company offers the opportunity of developing a career in an international environment in a consolidated project with a big future ahead.” The Spanish multinational has more than 20 years experience in construction and services for the renewable energy. During more than two decades, GES has executed projects in 44 countries and has been Pioneer in its activity, becoming the renewable energy constructor expert. The Latinamerican expansion in the last 15 years has consolidated GES as a referent in markets like the Spanish, Mexican and Chilean. Berta Álvarez

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The Norwegian engineering company Techano AS, part of the Dutch Van Aalst Group of Companies, has secured a substantial contract to design and produce highly specialized offshore and marine equipment for the world’s largest floating aquaculture construction “Havfarmen”. Havfarmen is designed for exposed waters, and aims to make use of new areas for aquaculture. “I am very pleased to announce that Techano was able to secure the order for two advanced Rail Mounted Service Units (RMSU) and an offshore crane,” confirms Øystein Bondevik, Commercial Director at Techano. The contract was entered with CIMC Raffles in Yantai, China. This yard has one of the world's largest drydocks, with a length of 400 meters and a width of 120 metres. The agreement is for the first of two planned ’Havfarm’ units. The 385 metres long and 59,5 metres wide aquaculture construction– owned and operated by the Norwegian aquaculture company Nordlaks–is designed by NSK Ship Design, will hold up to 10.000 tonnes of fish. This first Havfarm will be permanently moored in a position southwest of Hadseløya in Nordland, Norway. The area has up until now been impossible to utilize for aquaculture.

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