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The company has assembled a total of 380 MW in the country so far October 2018. GES is already working on the installation of a 263 MW windfarm 25 km from Ras Ghareb (Egypt). The project will have three phases that will be executed during the remainder of 2018 and the first semester of 2019. This will be the first wind farm executed under a BOO scheme (Build, Own and Operate) and is part of the Egyptian government's drive to increase the proportion of renewables in the mix energy, with a target for wind generation of 7 GW in 2022. The plan contemplates an important participation of the private sector, which will reach 60% of the plan. The energy produced in the project will be sold under a PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) to the EETC (Egyptian) GES will be responsible for the assembly of the 125 turbines of 2.1 MW that will make up the park. The extensive experience with which the company counts in Egypt and the good work done in previous projects in the same area, have been the great strengths of GES for the awarding of this project. Over the last few years GES has consolidated a local installation

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Today, Kincardine Offshore Windfarm Ltd (KOWL) confirmed that the first turbine has started generating power from what will be the world’s largest floating offshore wind farm. Responding, Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:"Today's announcement of first power from the Kincardine Offshore Windfarm marks another milestone for the exciting floating wind sector. "Floating offshore wind power provides a way to tap the enormous potential of the world's deeper waters. "With our incredible offshore wind resource and established offshore supply chain, Scotland has a unique opportunity to reap the economic benefits of this emerging technology, and today's announcement shows we're now taking great strides towards doing that."

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New two-story, 27,000 square foot construction to accommodate administrative functions Former building to house Service Center of Excellence Fast repair services employing clean processes Asslar, Germany, October 30, 2018. Pfeiffer Vacuum, one of the world’s leading providers of high-tech vacuum solutions for the semiconductor, industrial, coating, analytical and R&D markets, opened up a new 27,000 square foot building in Nashua, NH, on October 25. This modern two-story construction will be the home of the North American headquarters for administration, sales, product management, marketing and customer care. In parallel, the former 24,000 square foot administration building has been converted into a Service Center of Excellence, bringing together under one roof all service activities for the major part of the Pfeiffer Vacuum product portfolio. State-of-the-art automated cleaning and test equipment is being utilized resulting in high-quality, fast repairs of the highest standards. Together with the service center in Austin, Texas with its strong presence in the semiconductor industry, Pfeiffer Vacuum has an ideal organization to serve the North American customers. “With the completion of the two facilities, Pfeiffer Vacuum will be able to better support our valued customers throughout North America, while at the same time providing a modern, best-in-class work environment for

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The collaboration builds on the successful partnership between both companies and their joint commitment to advance the use of highly efficient renewable energy solutions Shenzhen, October 30th, 2018 – BYD Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, and SMA Solar Technology AG, a leading global specialist in photovoltaic system technology, announce a strategic global partnership. Both companies have collaborated very successfully in the European market and APAC region and will now expand the partnership to jointly address additional markets with a high growth potential such as the US and African markets. The new strategic partnership was sealed at BYD’s HQ in Pingshan, Shenzhen, China on October 23rd. According to SEIA’s September report the U.S. installed 2.3 gigawatts (GW) of solar PV capacity in Q2 2018 to reach 58.3 gigawatts (GW) of total installed capacity, enough to power 11 million American homes. Total installed U.S. PV capacity is expected to more than double over the next five years, and by 2023, over 14 GW of PV capacity will be installed annually. “This is a huge market potential which we’d like to address together with a trusted partner like SMA to offer customers end-to-end solutions for all their energy storage demands”,

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Dresden, 30 October, 2018 – The German Design Council (Rat für Formgebung)  has awarded SOLARWATT the 2019 German Design Award for its EasyIn in-roof solar panel. The glass-glass panel, which can replace normal roof tiles, was awarded in the "Excellent Product Design" category. "As a premium manufacturer, we want to offer our customers superior design in addition to technically mature products. More and more homeowners want something special and place increasing value on aesthetics," says SOLARWATT CEO, Detlef Neuhaus. The roof-integrated EasyIn solar panel convinced the jury not only with its design but also with the special cost-saving benefit for customers. For anyone planning a new house or tackling a roof renovation, EasyIn is a cost-saving alternative to an on-roof installation. The panels are mounted directly on the roof battens and replace conventional roofing tiles. This means fewer roof tiles need to be purchased overall . "Our in-roof panels are not only attractive, they are also extremely durable and reliably generate clean solar power for decades. If you can protect your wallet and the environment at the same time – so much the better!" says Neuhaus. The solar roof tiles, the size of a standard solar panel, have been in production since

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Frankfurt am Main/Cölbe, 30 October 2018 — The wholesaler Wagner Solar has entered into a strategic partnership with LONGi Solar, the world’s largest manufacturer of monocrystalline solar modules. LONGi’s mono PERC modules are now available from Wagner Solar. The portfolio also includes bifacial modules, half-cell modules and next-generation mono PERC modules using other highly efficient technologies. Press photos are available here: https://sunbeam-communications.com/press-photos-wagner-solar-adds-longi-solar-modules-to-its-portfolio/ Specialist in highly efficient technology “Collaborating with LONGi Solar, the market leader in monocrystalline PERC technology, is the perfect way to round off our product portfolio in this incredibly important area,” says Wilfried Renker, Head of Sales at Wagner Solar. “We are thoroughly impressed by LONGi Solar’s profile as a vertically integrated manufacturer which has developed the most efficient mono PERC module to date, achieving a yield of 20.66 percent, and has invested more in research and development than any other PV manufacturer.” In the first half of 2018, the company’s investments in R&D totalled 105 million dollars, or 7.18 percent of its turnover.  From single family homes to large-scale PV facilities Gerald Müller, Vice President of Sales for Europe at LONGi Solar, said: “Working with the specialist wholesaler Wagner Solar and its network of expert partners will strengthen our position in important market areas

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The causes and resolution of stress corrosion cracking in steam turbines Steam turbines are used across the world as a source of power for many different industries. Even with the best maintenance procedures and preventative maintenance techniques, problems can still arise. Resolving one of the more serious issues, that of stress corrosion cracking, can often be achieved in a straightforward manner by accurately identifying the causes. Older steam turbines are prone to stress corrosion cracking of the turbine blades for a number of reasons and understanding the causes and potential solutions can help to minimize downtime and improve reliability. In this case, reviewing the findings of two examples will enable operators of similar equipment to modify existing processes and make their own checks during planned outages. By examining case studies and in-depth analysis of equipment failures, it is possible to introduce new strategies that will benefit a business in the future. Using information gained by original equipment manufacturers and expert maintenance providers such as Sulzer allows similar issues to be avoided. Case Study #1: Microscopic investigation In the first case, the row six disk of an integral steam turbine rotor developed cracks in the root sections of the blades. The turbine had an operating speed

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Commenting on a report from a new study which shows floating offshore wind technology could contribute up to 17,000 jobs and £33.6bn of GVA to the UK economy by 2050 - a day ahead of a conference on the sector in Aberdeen; Stephanie Conesa, Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "Scotland's deep waters, with some of Europe's strongest winds, provide ideal conditions for the testing and deployment of floating offshore wind turbines, and are part of the reason why our seas are home to Hywind, the world's first floating wind farm. "The recent publication of Marine Scotland’s draft Sectoral Marine Plan for Offshore Wind Energy - which sets out potential future locations for offshore wind farms in Scotland's seas - makes the success of floating offshore wind in Scotland more important than ever. "Floating wind provides an enormous economic opportunity for Scotland and its development, as well as that of other earlier-stage technologies, has the potential to provide renewable electricity in locations where other renewable energy devices cannot be deployed."

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Expanding Battery Technology Portfolio by adding Longer Runtime and More Lifetime than Comparable Lithium Products SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., Oct. 29, 2018 –  Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle energy storage solutions for Motive and Stationary applications is proud to announce the Trillium line of Trojan Intelligent Lithium batteries.  With life expectancy over 5,000 cycles, Trillium maximizes total energy throughput and lowers lifetime operating costs.  Trillium is ideal for meeting demanding deep-cycling requirements across a wide range of stationary and motive power applications and delivers the best in class performance Trojan batteries are known for. Trojan’s Intelligent Lithium battery has More Runtime, More Lifetime and More Peace of Mind than competing Lithium Ion products in the industrial market segment.  “This is another significant milestone towards our strategic mission of offering a complete range of deep-cycle energy storage technologies and solutions for our customers,” said Neil Thomas president and CEO of Trojan Battery.  “The addition of a highly competitive Lithium product line further strengthens our best-in-class technology portfolio." Trillium is designed and engineered in the USA and is initially available in 3 popular sizes that can be used in a variety of applications.  Trillium offers a range of advanced safety, environmental and

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Class-leading OESV operator has seen unprecedented growth in demand for CTV services across 2018 in offshore wind. Cowes, UK, 29th October 2018 – The fourth quarter of 2018, is, atypically, seeing surging demand for offshore wind crew transfer, according to class-leading offshore energy support vessel (OESV) operator, Seacat Services, as it reports its latest operational figures. In the month of October, transfers and charter days exceeded the sum total for 2017, closely following third quarter figures that surpassed company records to date. The figures come at a time when the industry is traditionally looking at a period of downtime as winter approaches, but demand for larger, more capable, workboats continues to rise. Overall, while the results are a clear positive for individual operators, Seacat Services warns that it is an early indicator of an overheated market, as offshore wind farm developers and operators, and turbine OEMs chase a limited number of high quality offshore energy support vessels. The shortage in vessels follows a period of low demand for CTVs, while offshore wind projects were in the planning phase, exacerbated by the unattractive commercial terms offered by developers during the lull.  This saw some CTV firms exit the market, or deploy vessels elsewhere, as the

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