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innogy’s two projects win at auction A total of 85.2 megawatts of planned capacity FIDs planned for beginning of 2019 innogy wants to further expand renewables in Poland. Now, the company moved a step closer to the realisation of new wind assets in this market: Two innogy onshore wind development projects won a tender from the Polish energy regulatory authority in the first onshore wind auction for large installations to support renewable energy projects (remuneration scheme: Contract for Difference). Zukowice onshore wind farm is a 33MW project based in Lower Silesia, Dolice project with a planned installed capacity of 52.2MW, is in Western Pomerania. Financial Investment Decisions (FIDs)for both projects are planned for the beginning of 2019. “We already operate eight onshore wind farms in Poland and want to further expand our portfolio there. We are very pleased that both of our projects, Zukowice and Dolice, were successful in Poland’s first onshore wind auction. The market was yearning for the first auction to take place. This was an important step towards sustainable investment fostering Poland´s Energy Transition. innogy has seen significant successes in wind auctions in recent years right across Europe.“ Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables of innogy SE

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Hamburg, 22 November 2018. Statkraft, Europe's largest producer of renewable energy, has placed an order with the Nordex Group for the supply of seven N100/3300 turbines for the "Kilathmoy" wind farm in Ireland. The contract also includes a Premium Service Agreement with a term of 20 years. The 23.1 megawatt "Kilathmoy" wind farm is being built in county Kerry, near the border with Limerick, in the south-west of Ireland. The high generation capacity of the 3.3 MW turbine, along with the favourable wind speeds on the island, combine, resulting in a highly competitive cost of energy. Work is about to start on the infrastructure at the wind farm and the first turbines are to be installed in summer 2019. "Kilathmoy" will be fully operative at the end of next year. In 2012, the Nordex Group built the 52.5 MW "Baillie" wind farm for Statkraft with 21 N90/2500 wind turbines installed in Scotland. With the "Kilathmoy" order, the company is now building its first wind farm in Ireland for this customer. For Statkraft it is the first investment in renewable energy on the green island. “We are delighted to be working with Statkraft on Kilathmoy, their first project in the Irish market. We look

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A unique industrial partnership to make the Dunkirk offshore wind farm a competitive project serving the local area. Thursday, November 22, 2018 — As part of its application for the competitive dialogue (No. 1/2016) concerning offshore wind turbines off the coast at Dunkirk, DEME, an expert in the design, construction and maintenance of offshore wind farms, preselected by the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) for this project, is announcing the creation of an industrial partnership** with French marine renewable technology specialist Quadran Energies Marines and the global energy company Shell. Called “Moulins de Flandre”, the aim of this application is to construct - as a partnership with all of the participants across the local area - a competitive and ambitious industrial project to benefit an emerging energy sector. "We are happy to combine our industrial expertise as part of the Moulins de Flandre project to contribute to the comprehensive approach undertaken by the Dunkirk area to support an innovative and exemplary energy transition. What’s more, we are convinced that this project is a key opportunity to make Dunkirk into an industrial model of offshore wind energy in France and to create a sustainable economic sector which will be the pride of the local area. “

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− Latest iteration in Q CELLS’ storage product range is a modular system that can be scaled from 4 kWh to 20 kWh − Q.HOME MANAGER enables homeowners and small businesses to better monitor their energy usage − Hanwha Q CELLS Head of Sales EU, Maengyoon Kim remarked: “The Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 energy storage system further cements Hanwha Q CELLS’ position as a full solutions provider of quality products for Germany’s competitive solar and storage market.” [Berlin, Germany, November 21, 2018] Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. ("Hanwha Q CELLS" or “The Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, has today announced the launch of its new scalable and modular energy storage system – the Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 – in Germany. The Q.HOME+ ESS HYB-G2 is a bundled product that comprises a scalable energy storage system (ESS) complete with hybrid (HYB) inverter, integrated with the Q.HOME MANAGER, the energy management control platform. This new storage solution has been developed to help homeowners and small businesses make cost-saving decisions on their energy use patterns while take firmer control of how and when they store and consume their solar energy. This latest iteration – which complements Q CELLS´ existing All-In-One solution,

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Ten months after the final assembly of the offshore substation (OSS) for the new Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm started at Damen Shiprepair Vlissingen (DSV), the substation topside has now been moved outside the construction hall so that further outfitting can take place. The Deutsche Bucht offshore wind farm, owned by Northland Power, will be an impressive wind farm with 33 turbines, situated 95 kilometres northwest of Germany’s Borkum Island. The wind farm will have a total capacity of 269 megawatts, which will be sufficient to power approximately 328,000 households. Van Oord is managing the overall Balance of Plant scope, including the OSS project, with the joint venture Iemants-Eiffage contracted for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of the substation topside and jacket. Together with Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding, DSV is managing the yard facilities and supporting the OSS works by providing welding and painting services. Offshore installation is planned in the first half of 2019.

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The world’s first benchmarking platform for offshore wind farms, SPARTA (System Performance, Availability and Reliability Trend Analysis), has released its second annual performance report today (Wednesday 21 November 2018) highlighting the vital contribution its reporting assets make to UK energy generation and carbon reduction. The SPARTA Portfolio Review 2017/18 summarises key insights from the benchmarking platform, which is managed by The Crown Estate and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult. SPARTA covers 77% of the installed capacity of UK operational offshore wind and this latest report summarises data from contributing wind farms in 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018. Highlights from the report include: UK offshore wind farms that report data to SPARTA produced over 15TWh of energy, enough to power 4 million homes. They contributed to a 5.8% reduction in CO2 emissions, equivalent to 4 million tonnes of CO2 abated. The average amount of potential energy a turbine is extracting from the wind is 94.5%. Through the collection and sharing of data from operational offshore wind farms, SPARTA aims to support improvements in the availability, reliability and performance of offshore wind assets, which will drive efficiency improvements, sector innovation, and investment and development. Operational data is collected across over 100 key performance

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ALE has expanded its heavylifting services by establishing a non-disclosure agreement with the Port of Dundee and OM Heavy Lift to provide the full service of port operations. ALE, the global heavylifting specialists who provide the handling, transportation and installation of heavy loads with over 40 branches worldwide, signed the agreement with OM Heavy Lift, a subsidary of OilMac who recently bought ALE’s Gottwald MK1500 crane, and the Port of Dundee. ALE will be working alongside OM Heavy Lift, with the use of their heavy crane, and the port, who currently work with offshore wind and decommisioning clients in the North Sea, to provide a more complete heavylifting and port handling scope of work to the the renewables market. With many years of experience, the three companies are ideally suited to combine their assets and provide the storage as well as port handling of offshore modules. “We are pleased to be working together to optimise our services to the ever-evolving renewable sector,” explained Chris Taylor, Commercial Director for ALE. “The Port of Dundee is becoming an increasingly bigger player in the offshore markets and, by promoting our services together, we can really optimise these opportunities and provide a fully integrated service

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Representatives from LOC Renewables encourage attendees at a cable symposium to embrace the latest technology developments to improve cable lay design and operations 21 November, London – LOC Renewables, a part of LOC Group, the leading international marine and engineering consulting firm, recently brought together a group of leading cable designers, underwriters and installers to discuss new approaches to reducing risk in the cable lay arena. The symposium, “Reducing Risk in Offshore Wind Cables”, was held at London’s Tower Bridge, and allowed delegates to hold an open discussion of the state of the industry and share expertise in order to guide industry best practices and procedures in future projects. With an ever-expanding network of underwater cables delivering power from offshore wind projects, cable faults continue to account for the majority of insurance claims in the industry. Together, inter-array and export cabling account for almost half of all losses, due to mishandling during installation and in-situ damage. As offshore wind farm cabling has grown from a few kilometres to hundreds of kilometres per farm, fresh engineering challenges have arisen: not only must the cables be deployed safely, but any problems are more difficult and expensive to repair. LOC Renewables representatives elaborated on how modern engineering

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•   This transaction furthers the company's non-core asset disposal programme •   The plants, located in Huesca, Murcia and Huelva, have an aggregate capacity of 1.2 MW Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE), through its subsidiary SGRE 9Ren, has sold three operational solar photovoltaic plants to Aurea Capital, a fund specialised in renewable energy and infrastructure. The plants, with an aggregate capacity of 1.2 MW, are located in the Spanish provinces of Huesca, Murcia and Huelva. The sale, valued in line with similar deals reported in the industry, is part of the non-core asset disposal programme set in motion by the company in order to enhance its resource allocation and cash management. The deal will have a positive impact on cash and provide a capital gain of approximately €1 million in the current FY19. About Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy Siemens Gamesa is a global leader in the wind power industry, with a strong presence in all facets of the business: offshore (#1), onshore (#2) and services (#2).In 2017, the company placed first in the turbine OEM ranking compiled by Make Consulting, with a market share of over 17%. Through its advanced digital capabilities, the company offers one of the broadest product portfolios in the industry as well as industry-leading service

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A £9 ($12) million R&D program to be implemented over the next four years to improve reliability, drive down operating costs and improve safety of offshore wind operations The agreement will provide new digital and service solutions for operating and maintaining wind turbines remotely Collaboration will increase innovation and growth opportunities for the UK supply chain Blyth, November 20th 2018 – GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have today announced a £9 ($12) million four-year research partnership aimed at minimising the time people have to spend offshore, which will enhance both safety and operating costs for offshore wind farms. The “Stay Ashore!” programme is built on three pillars: Reliability by design, which is primarily focused on validation of key wind turbine components. Enabling full remote operability and troubleshooting of the turbines through advanced digital functionality, to reduce the need to go offshore for unplanned events. Use of robotics for planned maintenance events, specifically repetitive tasks, inspection activities as well as activities in areas that are difficult to access. This partnership is aimed at further reducing the operating costs of offshore wind, which will benefit electricity consumers. It is part of GE’s broader offshore wind strategy for

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