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The newest model of the SPOT family, Version 6, is set to begin shipping to customers in the first quarter of 2019 Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC is set to begin shipments of the SPOT Version 6 - its newest model of its family of SPOTs – the String Power Optimizer and Transmitters – in the first quarter to 2019. The SPOT family of products is a PV string level DC-DC optimizer and includes models for accepting inputs from 600, 1000 and 1500 volt PV arrays. The SPOT uses a unique, patented, galvanic isolated approach to PV string level power optimization which allows the unit to output virtually any level of voltage relative to its input voltage. The new SPOT V6 features a number of enhancements to previous versions which make it ever more versatile and cost effective to deploy. The SPOT V6 includes the ability to have one output for each PV input, which can make deploying the device in PV retrofit applications much easier and cost effective. The new version also features enhanced thermal performance for a variety of climates as well as a new mechanical configuration which allows each SPOT to be installed in a matter

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TWMA, provider of specialised drilling waste management services, has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Mohamed Galal as regional director for MENA. Mr Galal brings more than 20 years of oil and gas experience to the business having held a number of senior operational and management roles within the global drilling industry. In his new position he will be based in Abu Dhabi, reporting directly to the chief executive officer. Mr Galal will be responsible for the strategic growth of TWMA in the region with a particular focus on the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt, Algeria, Kuwait and Oman. Prior to joining TWMA, Mr Galal held the position of vice president of international accounts for Weatherford International where he was responsible for the management of key clients across the western hemisphere including BHP, Anadarko, Apache, Nexen and Marathon Oil. He was also the regional manager and area operations manager at Precision Drilling Services for more than 10 years. Tony Branch, CEO of TWMA commented: “Mohamed’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the drilling sector as well as his extensive local network will be invaluable to TWMA as we continue to expand our business in the region. “Mohamed will play a vital role

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The past, present and future of the subsea industry will be examined and discussed at an event in Woking next month. Organised by industry body Subsea UK, the Back to the Future of Subsea conference will consider the potential outlook of the subsea sector, drawing upon developments over the past 20 years and explore what the fourth industrial revolution in subsea may bring. During the one-day conference, delegates will get the opportunity to hear from experts on a variety of topics including, the digital oilfield, pipeline design engineering, pipe-in-pipe technology and mooring systems. Confirmed speakers for the event include Steve Sasanow of Knighton Enterprises, Peter Hayward of TechnipFMC, Justin Jones of Petrofac, Geoff Lyons of BPP-TECH, Andreas Dracoulis from Haynes and Boone, Dem Demetriou of Genesis Oil & Gas Consultants, David Brunton of Crondall Energy, Johnny Shield of Subsea Riser Products, Glen Jewell of Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Gareth Davis from Eigen Limited. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, commented: “Over the last 20 years, the subsea industry has experienced significant changes in technology, safety and overall operations. We must now build further resilience into our sector by going back to recapture the pioneering spirit from years gone by, moving confidently and profitably into

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Lagos, 13/11/2018 – Unity Bank has agreed to work together with Daystar Power in moving the power supply of Unity Bank’s branches across Nigeria from diesel generation to cleaner and more efficient solar powered solutions. Unity Bank is one of Nigeria's leading retail banks with 240 business offices across the country and Nigeria's 8th largest bank by business locations. Unity Bank is driven by the vision to be the retail bank of choice for all Nigerians and the move to a cleaner power supply will further improve the banking experience of retail customers. Daystar Power belongs to the venture capital company Sunray Ventures of the German founders Christian Wessels and Jasper Graf von Hardenberg.  Daystar Power was founded by the venture capital financier Sunray Ventures, which has set itself the task of making a significant contribution to the electrification of the African continent through private equity investments and thereby promoting the systematic expansion of renewable energy resources. Unity Bank has agreed to work with Daystar Power in moving the power supply of its branches across Nigeria to cleaner and more economic solar powered solutions. In delivering its services, Daystar Power uses globally leading technology to provide Unity Bank with a combination of

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Sales just shy of EUR 1.8 billion in the first nine months of 2018 EBITDA margin of 4.0 percent achieved Order intake rises to 3.1 GW First orders placed for Delta4000 product series Q3 2018 in line with expectations; FY 2018 guidance narrowed at the lower end of the range Hamburg, 13 November 2018. The Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) today announced consolidated sales of EUR 1,772.9 million for the period ended 30 September 2018 (9M/2017: EUR 2,319.5 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to EUR 71.4 million (9M/2017: EUR 181.9 million), resulting in an EBITDA margin of 4.0 percent (9M/2017: 7.8 percent). In the Service segment, Nordex increased sales by 13.6 percent from EUR 227.5 million to EUR 258.4 million to remain on track for growth. As expected, sales in the Projects segment fell by 27.6 percent year-on-year to EUR 1,517.0 million in the period under review (9M/2017: EUR 2,099.8 million). Orders and production In the third quarter of 2018, the Nordex Group generated order intake of 974 MW in the Projects segment, a substantial increase on the 209.7 MW recorded in the same three-month period in 2017. This shows that the global positioning of the company continues to have a positive effect on new business. As a result, total new orders placed with

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SKUDESNESHAVN, NORWAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2018; UniSea AS, a software developer and consultancy specializing in solutions for the shipping industry, today announced that it has been selected by Tidewater Inc as their partner in the digitalizing and standardizing of Tidewater’s business processes related to health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) and operations. The UniSea software suite will be implemented on all Tidewater vessels and in all offices in one of the largest contract’s in UniSea’s 21-year history. Tidewater Inc. (http://www.tdw.com), headquartered in Houston, is shortly to become the world’s biggest operator of offshore service vessels (OSV) following its merger  with Gulfmark Offshore, with 273 vessels and 25 offices worldwide. Under the terms of the contract,  Tidewater will implement UniSea modules for procedures and manuals, incident reporting, environmental and fuel consumption reporting, risk assessments,International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Codes, Permit to Work, audits and more.  “As the requirements for quality assurance and reporting have increased in recent years - due to the needs of authorities, customers and internal requirements - UniSea has continued to focus on delivering optimal software solutions based on a user-friendly design”, said Kurt Roar Vilhelmsen, UniSea CEO.  “We are therefore delighted to welcome the world’s biggest vessel owner

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--- EU backs Akselos and LICengineering’s groundbreaking design tech project worth €1.4m --- --- Digital feedback loop will lower cost of wind power through optimal design --- --- Optimal design uses live, real world data from existing assets in design process --- The European Union is the latest backer of Akselos’ cutting edge technology, with the award of a €1.4 million research grant to the tech pioneer and engineering partner, LICengineering, to optimize the design of offshore wind turbines. GODESS (Global Optimal DEsign of Support Structures) is a breakthrough project that aims to maximize efficiency in the design process, with a view to ultimately lowering costs to the consumer - often cited as the main barrier to uptake of wind power. Based on estimates from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the innovation, which GODESS aims to deliver could reduce the cost of materials for substructures by up to 25%. The initiative will allow data collected by Akselos’ predictive digital twin technology during wind farm operations, to be used to validate structural integrity and make the design process more efficient. This digital feedback loop will empower wind turbine designers to make better, more sustainable designs. Akselos, the project lead, will be working with Denmark’s LICengineering

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Pduyim (14 MWp), Mefalsim (13 MWp) and Kfar Maimon (7 MWp) are located in the Israeli Negev Desert Kolitzheim (Germany), Be'er Sheva (Israel) – End of October BELECTRIC has just completed three solar plants in the Israeli Negev Desert. BELECTRIC built and commissioned the plants with a total installed capacity of 34 MWp as EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) provider on behalf of the owner EDF Renewables. “We are delighted to be EDF Renewables’ EPC partner for their comprehensive solar new-build program in Israel”, explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. “This further strengthens our position as a leading EPC and O&M contractor for large ground mounted PV projects in the growing Israeli solar market“. “Last year, we had the opportunity to work with EDF Renewables on the 35 MWp Ashalim project that we finished ahead of schedule”, adds Anna Velikansky, Managing Director of BELECTRIC Israel Ltd. “Based on this success, we have built and commissioned three projects of the same magnitude of megawatt this year. We have completed Pduyim, Mefalsim and Kfar Maimon ahead of schedule also, allowing EDF Renewables to be the first developer connecting to the grid this year. During construction and commissioning we have met the high expectations

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At the annual Council Meeting of the Norwegian procurement organisation, Incentra in Oslo, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was announced to be the winner of their Supplier of the Year 2018 Award. The Award was received by Mr. Arild Vartdal, LUKOIL’s representative at the Council Meeting, who explained: “We have been working with Incentra for two years and are already supplying 20-25% of their volume now, which is continuously increasing. We are striving to provide the very best service to our customers and we are very proud to receive this award.” Every year, Incentra evaluates their suppliers’ service levels and after coming very close to the top last year, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was elected Supplier of the Year in 2018. Laila Hansen, Acting Manging Director of Incentra, comments: “We are very satisfied with the excellent cooperation with LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, and we are impressed by their increased volume in such a short time. The Supplier of the Year award is based on several different criteria, among them is the annual supplier evaluation survey, increased turnover and active participation.” About LUKOIL and LUKOIL Marine Lubricants LUKOIL is the leading Russian company in oil exploration, production and refining, as well as marketing of petroleum products. In 2007, its subsidiary LUKOIL

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Energy transformation in Northern Germany making further progress Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, today officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is connected directly to the wind farm grid. Built by Vattenfall in conjunction with the Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and the Nordex Group, the lithium-ion battery storage facility can collect electricity from the adjacent CC4E wind farm and thus increase its efficiency. The purpose of the storage power plant, which was built as part of the major NEW 4.0 - “Norddeutsche EnergieWende” energy transformation project for northern Germany, is to enable practical research to be conducted into the possibilities for the system integration of renewable energies. By coupling the wind farm and battery storage, the supply of electricity from the wind farm can be optimised and adapted to meet customers’ needs. In this way, it will be possible to avoid shutting down wind turbines in the event

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