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SHANGHAI, China- June 3, 2019- Heraeus Photovoltaics, a leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, will introduce its latest series of high-performance, high-efficiency metallization pastes at the 13th annual SNEC PV Power Expo, which takes place June 4th to June 6th at the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Continuing to help cell manufacturers achieve new levels of efficiency and performance-to-price ratios, the SOL966X series covers a wide variety of manufacturing needs. They include: SOL9661B for high efficiency PERC solar cells: designed for ultra fine-line screen printing through less than 26 μm screen opening in high throughput mass production. Its unique chemistry enables the paste to be fired at low peak and at wide firing temperature range, allowing protection of emitter during the firing step. This platform delivers radical innovation by improving contact performance, resulting in Isc (short circuit current) and FF (fill factor) gain at the same time. SOL9662B series for double printing: based on the glass chemistry upgrade from the last generation, this paste offers extra protection on laser damaged area. This, in combination with the latest improvement in organic vehicle system for UFL (Ultra-Fine-Line) printing, results in significant Voc and Isc gain. SOL9661B2 series for “double

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Wind turbine optimiser ROMO Wind is to equip all eight Vestas V90 turbines in the Kittlitz II wind farm with its iSpin spinner anemometer. The patented ultrasonic wind measurement at the tip of the hub detects all relevant wind data directly in front of the rotor. Repartner Wind, owner of the wind farm in Brandenburg, Germany, seeks information on yield capacity, loads and turbulence intensities before and after the installation of six turbines over 130 metres high nearby in the main wind direction. How do newly erected wind turbines influence directly neighbouring turbines, how do changes in the park layout affect the performance capacity and loads of existing turbines? These questions concern all wind farm operators affected by new turbines in the immediate surrounding area. Markus Romberg, Managing Director of Repartner Wind GmbH, wants to know how the eight Vestas V90 turbines at the Kittlitz II wind farm will react when, from October 2019, six significantly higher Vestas turbines will be installed in the main wind direction – three V126 and three V136 turbines, all with tower heights of over 130 metres, the nearest only 700 metres away. Untill now, there has been no reliable information on how wind turbines with rotor

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It was no real surprise that, as in 2017, the market conditions remained quite challenging in 2018. For several years in a row, our international dredging activities have been faced with a tight market due to a lack of both public and private investments. Furthermore, the offshore industry and the oil and gas market in particular showed little recovery. However, in the past few  years, Jan De Nul Group has a strong focus on offshore renewables, resulting in increased activities in this domain, both within and outside Europe (a/o Asia). The civil activities of the group held their ground thanks to a strong real estate market in combination with the traditional infrastructure market. The environment division, serving our smallest niche market, showed a stable performance. As a result, Jan De Nul Group realised in 2018 a turnover of 1,708 million euro. The EBITDA amounted to € 277 million or 16.22% of our turnover, which is in line with our sector peers. Jan De Nul Group continues to distinguish itself from its competitors by its extremely strong balance sheet, with capital and reserves of over 2.8 billion euro and a solvency ratio of no less than 73%. Furthermore, the group can boast

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he Dow Corning Silicone line is now Fortasun™ and joins the DuPont materials portfolio with over 30+ years proven field performance to boost customer LCOE SHANGHAI, June 3, 2019 – At the 2019 SNEC solar conference today in Shanghai, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions (DuPont) announced they added a new brand to its flagship DuPont™ Tedlar® and Solamet® product lines, DuPont™ Fortasun™ solar silicones (VIDEO). Built on decades of experience from Dow Corning, the new silicone-based product line features sealants, adhesives, potting agents, encapsulants and electrically conductive adhesives that all deliver the exceptional performance and proven reliability customers expect from DuPont. These products have been used in photovoltaic (PV) applications for over 30 years, and now they are under a new brand name – Fortasun™. “We are excited to continue to grow our portfolio of solar materials with the introduction of our new silicones line, Fortasun™. It represents quality, reliability and carries the same level of proven performance as our Tedlar® and Solamet® brands that have been in the field for over 30+ years,” said Dan Barish, Global Business Manager, TCS & Solar Silicones. “Fortasun™ increases durability, stability, productivity and overall performance of solar panels and helps lower cost per kilowatt-hour and lower long-term cost

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We are pleased to announce the continued expansion of our fleet with the charter of a vessel with a proven excellent track record of servicing offshore wind farms. The vessel, MPI ENTERPRISE, has been chartered on a bareboat agreement with Vroon as of 28 May 2019 until 31 March 2021. ZITON will then have the option to acquire the vessel. This fleet expansion is part of ZITON’s strategy to meet changing market dynamics, in which offshore wind turbines with capacities of 7‐10 MW are increasingly commonplace. ENTERPRISE will be available to our customers under existing framework agreements. It will also be deployed within our turnkey solutions for major component replacements and blade campaigns. “We are very happy to see ENTERPRISE join our fleet,” says ZITON CEO Thorsten Jalk. “We are continually developing our business in order to remain a true strategic partner to our customers, and this vessel addition is another important leg of the journey.” “It will strengthen our ability to service all current wind turbine models at wind farms around Europe in varying conditions, including seabed soil, sea levels, ports and diverse operating settings,” he continues. ENTERPRISE will be introduced into ZITON’s current framework agreements and other customers in general over the coming months. For

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An industry showcase designed to highlight the subsea capabilities in North-East England to operators will take place next month in Newcastle. Organised by industry body Subsea UK in partnership with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the Subsea Supply Chain Capability Showcase will take place from the 12 June, at the Crowne Plaza hotel, Newcastle. The event aims to highlight the subsea knowledge, skills and resources available within the local region. A conference will take place on day one of the event which will feature a series of presentations from manufacturers, technology firms and engineering companies. These include; Modus, OSBIT, PDL Solutions, Tekmar Group, Wilton Engineering, Benbecula Group, Royal IHC, Subsea Innovation and BEL Valves. Presentations will focus on new and innovative technology in areas including process optimisation, emergency pipeline repair, automation and hybrid AUVs. Day two will involve a site tour for operators of local subsea businesses including BEL Valves, BHGE, Shepherd Offshore, SMD and Port of Blyth. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “The North-East of England is home to world-class engineering and manufacturing capabilities and since 2012, the oil and gas sector in the region has grown by 40%. The supply chain showcase is a unique opportunity for operators to

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Sulzer employs seven apprentices at its Southampton facility Engineers collect a vast array of skills and experience through their working lives and it is essential that these are passed onto the next generation to become tomorrow’s engineers. Sulzer has a very long and distinguished history in delivering engineering solutions. In Southampton there is a strong focus on engineering and that is being supported by its continued investment in both apprentices and equipment. Mechanical and electrical engineering have strong roots in Southampton, and they cater for a wide range of industries. Sulzer has provided expertise and facilities in Southampton for over 30 years and aims to build on this legacy through its involvement in local training programs and ongoing support of young engineers. Simon Dawkins, General Manager, Operations, for Sulzer in Southampton, explains: “In order to maintain our excellent engineering knowledge we need to ensure that our more senior engineers pass on their knowledge and expertise to the next generation. There is no substitute for hands-on learning and by working beside an experienced engineer our apprentices have the opportunity to see highly skilled jobs being done first-hand.” Currently, there are five apprentices in training in Southampton, with two more due to start later in the

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