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27 September 2018 – Jan De Nul wins Silver Dolphin during the Corporate Media & TV Awards in the category Human Resources. Jan De Nul submitted its corporate video #WEAREITA about the internal Imagine Think Act programme, a film made by and for our own employees. The spontaneous result is a no-nonsense reflection of Jan De Nul Group’s true identity. “We may indeed be very diverse, we all attach huge importance to our Imagine Think Act way of working. ITA is our philosophy, it’s our culture, it’s our way of working”, says Julie De Nul, board member of Jan De Nul Group, when asked for a brief description of the programme. For this video, Jan De Nul asked its own employees from different departments to talk in front of the camera as real ambassadors about how it is to work with Jan De Nul Group. No actors or external video house, but the true people behind the multinational Jan De Nul Group. It is no ordinary corporate video or a message from management. The film highlights the enthusiasm and energy that live within the company. Project managers, welders, management, captains, crew members

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Hamburg, 27 September 2018 – “Tangible Wind Energy” is what the world’s leading wind industry expo, WindEnergy Hamburg, will offer on its last day, 28 September. Interested non-industry visitors will be welcome to see the impressive exhibits and digital applications of this major industrial segment at the Hamburg Messe fair site. A performance by the Ukrainian singer Ruslana will deliver energy of a different kind. Furthermore, the industry fair will become an international job exchange this Friday: In the Recruiting Area and along the Job Route, numerous companies will show what they have to offer as employers. All in all, more than 1,400 exhibitors from 40 countries have been presenting their innovations and services for the onshore and offshore wind industry at the fair. All international industry leaders as well as specialised suppliers to all segments of the value chain are featured in nine exhibition halls. Taking place in parallel, the global WindEurope conference offers a high-profile programme where more than 250 expert speakers cover current and future topics related to wind energy. Both top-ranking events have joined hands to form the Global Wind Summit, the biggest and most important gathering of the wind industry worldwide. WindEnergy Hamburg supports the 10th

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Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence support to Greencoat Renewables PLC for the acquisition of Coillte’s shareholding in its portfolio of operating wind generation assets across Ireland. The acquisition comprises: ·         50% stake in Raheenleagh wind farm in County Wicklow ·         50% stake in Cloosh Valley wind farm in County Galway, Ireland’s biggest and best performing wind farm ·         50% stake in Castlepook wind farm in County Cork ·         25% stake in Sliabh Bawn wind farm in County Roscommon Marc Lamphiere, Country Director for Natural Power in Ireland, said: “Our involvement as technical due diligence advisor on this acquisition demonstrates our ability to deliver robust, bankable advice to clients. We adopt a measured and practical approach because we can draw on internal experience in every stage of a renewable project development and implementation.” Natural Power provides technical due diligence services throughout all stages of the transaction cycle, from initial risk assessment and reporting in early transaction stages through to comprehensive reporting for credit-committee or data room presentation at final bid stage or financial close. Its due diligence clients include major international banks, developers, IPPs, utilities, investment funds and other financial institutions. To find out more about Natural Power’s technical due

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Arnhem/Berlin, 27 September 2018. Another milestone reached in the PROMOTioN (Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks) project. ABB has successfully completed the installation of the 320 kV HVDC gas insulated switchgear (GIS) test equipment in the DNV GL’s KEMA High Voltage DC Laboratory in Kleefse Waard, Arnhem, Netherlands. Later this year long term testing will commence to demonstrate that this technology is ready for real world application and achieve cost savings in future offshore HVDC converter stations and switchyards. The benefit of using this technology over the conventional air insulated technology is the 90% reduction in volume, realizing cost-savings in applications where space comes at a premium such as offshore or in urban environments. This is the first time that such equipment is tested in an independent commercial laboratory. Also as part of PROMOTioN, Super Grid Institute (France) investigates the performance of different environmentally friendly insulating gases, and the Technical University of Delft (Netherlands) is developing a monitoring and diagnostics system for this technology. About PROMOTioN The PROMOTioN (Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks) project aims to tackle technical, regulatory, financial and legal challenges to the implementation of offshore meshed HVDC transmission networks. The consortium consists of 33 partners ranging from all major European HVDC

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Hamburg, 26 September 2018 – A number of product launches and business transactions have been reported from WindEnergy Hamburg during the first two days of the world’s leading wind industry expo. The biggest gathering of the global wind industry is always a platform for showcasing visions, products, services and business, said Fatih Birol, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency in Hamburg, summarising the direction the expo is taking. His personal vision: Continued growth of the industry so it will be Europe's leading energy provider by 2027. Until Friday, more than 1,400 exhibitors from 40 countries are presenting the entire portfolio of the wind industry on land and at sea at the Hamburg Messe site. Taking place in parallel, the global WindEurope conference offers a high-profile programme where more than 250 expert speakers cover current and future topics related to wind energy. Both top-ranking events jointly form the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg. Timed perfectly for the world's leading wind industry expo, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) celebrated the topping-out ceremony for its electrothermal energy storage facility (ETES) in Hamburg-Altenwerder. With this innovative storage system, Siemens Gamesa offers a solution for one of the core challenges of the energy transition: enhancing

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Together for success Sulzer’s commitment to Brazil dates back to 1948, when it purchased a pump manufacturing plant in São Bernardo do Campo, in the region of São Paulo. As Brazil has grown to become the world’s ninth-largest economy, Sulzer established a network of technically advanced manufacturing, testing, repair and maintenance facilities. Today, service centers specializing in pumping solutions, separation and mixing technology and services for all types of rotating equipment support local industry. Equipped with high-precision instruments and machine tools, the Brazilian manufacturing facilities and service centers are positioned to deliver quality equipment and maintenance services. This is further supported by experienced and dedicated teams of engineers that provide flexible, round-the-clock support. This was demonstrated when Sulzer was contracted for the repair of a centrifugal compressor. The rotating equipment services team in Brazil, with the support of the Houston Service Center, was able to deliver a turnkey solution from reverse engineering through to on-site installation. The scope of the repair was to replace not only the shaft of the compressor but also the sleeves and the thrust collar. Once the unit was reassembled it was then installed by a local field service team. The entire project was delivered within three months. Sulzer provides

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Deutsche Windtechnik – Europe's leading independent provider of maintenance for wind turbines with over 1,100 employees – and some of its customers are using the Hamburg WindEnergy 2018 trade fair (25-28.09.2018) to sign several long-term service contracts. Maintenance contracts for a total capacity of 56 MW were signed at the start of the fair, and further cooperation agreements will follow during the coming days. "We are seeing once again this year that the combination of continuously increasing system competence together with the broad range of areas we have expertise in are a real advantage for our customers when it comes to selecting the right level of service," Matthias Brandt, Board Director at Deutsche Windtechnik said. "Our growing presence in countries throughout Europe and North America is also becoming more important for larger international customers. It enables us to develop maintenance concepts that not only cover multiple brands but also span multiple countries, onshore as well as offshore. This further increases the synergy effects. Working together with Deutsch Windtechnik opens up completely new opportunities for many large operators." Full maintenance contract with the citizens' wind farm Sailershäuser Wald: ten Nordex N 117 turbines Right at the beginning of the fair, Deutsche Windtechnik AG successfully

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Jenny Hogan, Deputy Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: "These ambitious goals recognise renewable energy’s place as an engine for economic change. "Mature renewable technologies, like onshore wind and solar, are our cheapest new sources of power generation. Deploying renewables at scale, and reversing the decisions which have locked onshore wind and solar out of the energy market since 2015, would drive investment and jobs across the UK. "To meet a 60% renewable energy target by 2030, a rapid expansion of clean heat and transport – powered by renewables – will be critical. Action is needed now to decarbonise these sectors to meet our climate change obligations and deliver the jobs, investment and infrastructure this transition would bring to communities across the country."

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Frankfurt, 26 September 2018 – In the VDMA Press Club which took place today at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg, representatives of the manufacturing and supply industry discussed the question of how Europe can maintain its leading position in the wind industry. "Wind energy has become a competitive form of power generation and thus an energy supplier for the transport and heating sectors of the future. The industry has achieved considerable cost-cutting measures while at the same time maintaining a high pace of innovation. This is a major effort that hardly takes place elsewhere”, said Dr. Markus Tacke, CEO Siemens Gamesa and Chairman VDMA Power Systems, at the event. “The manufacturers of wind turbines are currently seeing slight capacity growth in the world market, although this will probably not compensate for the cost reductions. So, the industry is experiencing lower revenues while the installed capacity continues to grow. In the field of offshore wind, the outlook is also more positive outside Europe," Dr. Tacke, evaluated the current developments. With regards to the course of the summit, Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director VDMA Power Systems, said: "The strong debut of the Global Wind Summit, the leading international trade fair for the onshore and

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Hamburg, Germany (26th September 2018) – DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has been contracted by Transmission System Operator TenneT to deliver complete project certification for two offshore substations (OSS) for the Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. The reliability of renewable sources is increasingly important as the world continues to rapidly electrify while also switching to greener forms of generation. According to DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook Report electricity’s share of the total energy demand is expected to more than double to 45% by 2050 with renewables accounting for an estimated 80% of global electricity production. This growth can already be seen in countries such as the Netherlands where TenneT has been officially designated as the offshore grid operator. As part of this responsibility, TenneT is to deliver five offshore substations to guarantee power transmission to the shore. Each substation will have a capacity of 700 MW, and will be connected to two wind farms in the Dutch North Sea. DNV GL recently issued a Statement of Conformity allowing the jacket installation of the Borssele Alpha OSS, and expects to issue the full project certificate in 2019. Project certificates are expected to

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