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Subsea companies in the South of England will be given the opportunity to highlight their capabilities at an event set to take place in Fareham next week. Organised by industry body Subsea UK in partnership with the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA), the Subsea Supply Chain Capability Showcase will take place on Thursday 4 July, at the Holiday Inn Fareham (Solent). The event aims to highlight the subsea knowledge, skills and resources available within the local region. The one-day conference will feature a series of presentations from manufacturers, technology firms and engineering companies from both the defence and oil and gas sectors. These include; EODEX UK, AutoNaut, Planet Ocean, Blue Ocean Monitoring, TP Services, Polaris Consulting, TSC, Rovco, BHGE and BPP-TECH. Presentations will highlight new and advanced subsea technology, including unmanned autonomous systems (UAS), unmanned surface vessels (USV), ROV inspection and subsea condition monitoring. Head of innovation at the UK Defence Solutions Centre (UKDSC), David Wotherspoon, will be at the event to provide further information on the cross-sector initiative between the UKDSC, Subsea UK and its technology arm, the National Subsea Research Initiative (NSRI). The initiative aims to accelerate the development of underwater robotics, unmanned operations, sensors and other technological and digital innovations. There will

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- Financing of the Ramp-Up-phase of the production and Picea®-commercialization - After first closing of 7.5 million € in January the financing round now has been closed successfully. Berlin, June 26, 2019 — HPS Home Power Solutions GmbH (HPS), the Berlin-based energy solutions provider for single-family homes which fulfils the need of energy independence, today announced the successful closing of its current financing round. The investors of the company provide fresh growth capital via proprietary capital of 5 million €. Already in January HPS announced a first closing of 7.5 million €. Thus, HPS raised 12.5 million € in total. “We thank everyone who contributed to the successful completion of our financing rounds, who had confidence in us. We are very happy about the recognition of our work, the HPS-team, the technology and the product”, commented Zeyad Abul-Ella, CEO of HPS Home power Solutions GmbH. “We excelled the early stages of development and now have the financial resources to focus on the efficient handling of advance bookings and requests: The ramp up phase of the production and Picea®-commercialization are now financially covered. Thus, we can contribute to our customers’ wish of an energetic and independent one-family house.”

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FuturaSun, leading Italian company in the production of high efficiency photovoltaic panels, expands its manufacturing capacity with a new factory in Taizhou: 4 highly automated lines with an annual production capacity of 500 MW. Strong point: the new Silk stringer machines designed in Italy, double the output in half the space. FuturaSun consolidates its supply chain and opens a new factory in Taizhou, with the aim of directly challenging behemoths of the photovoltaic sector, on Chinese soil. By adopting particularly high technological quality and energy efficient Italian solutions, the Veneto-based company is deploying its innovative strategy, based on an Italy-China partnership. The new FuturaSun plant will occupy a 20,000 m2 site and consist of 4 highly automated lines, guaranteeing an annual production capacity of 500 MW. With this business project, production capacity is soon to increase to 1 GW. The new Silk stringer machines are the heart and soul of this project and have been designed in Italy by the FuturaSun team in collaboration with a spin-off of the University of Padua. What makes the new patented stringing system so special is its innovative welding system, coupled with a high degree of automation and maximum precision, enabling double the production in half

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NOF, the business development experts for the energy sector, is welcoming an international delegation to North East England to demonstrate the industrial and economic benefits of the region’s established offshore wind cluster. Taking place between 26-28 June, the visit of nearly 50 government officials, industry leaders and global stakeholders from 21 countries, has been organised in partnership with the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and the World Bank Group. The visit is part of GWEC and the WBG’s collaboration to support the development of offshore wind in emerging markets, which includes fact-finding missions. The delegates from countries including Argentina, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Turkey and Vietnam, will tour North East England, visiting Energi Coast companies that are well-established offshore wind suppliers and have been instrumental in creating a world-class offshore wind hub in the region. North East England has been at the forefront of the offshore wind industry since its inception and is recognised as a key strategic location to service the European and Global market. In addition to being home to the UK’s first offshore wind farm, off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, it has developed an extremely innovative and successful integrated supply chain, which is technologically driven and experienced in delivering large

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Policy and economics play a large role in PEV adoption, but educating consumers outside the typical early adoption category can improve the perceptions of these vehicles June 25, 2019 – Boulder, CO – A new report from Navigant Research analyzes survey responses of more than 2,300 US consumers on vehicle preferences, perceptions and knowledge of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), attitudes of current PEV owners, and potential barriers to PEV adoption. From 2017 to 2018, US PEV sales increased 80% thanks to continuous improvements in vehicle and charging technology. While strong growth is expected to continue this year, increasing consumer knowledge of PEV technologies and incentives remains a core market challenge. Click to tweet: According to a new report from Navigant Research, many consumers are still unaware of or misinformed on the operating and purchase economics of PEVs. “PEV growth is not equally distributed across the US but rather largely centered in urban areas and states with PEV purchase or zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) incentives,” says Raquel Soat, research analyst with Navigant Research. “These pockets indicate that policy and economics play a large role in the adoption of PEVs, and that educating consumers who are outside the typical early adoption category can improve the perceptions

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Multi-million pound contract won by UK-based engineering firm Another example of UK company winning contracts from offshore wind First renewable energy cable replacement and repair contract under ACMA 25th June 2019 Global Marine Group (GMG), supported by its business units Global Marine, Global Offshore and CWind, has signed a framework agreement for cable repair with leading offshore wind farm developer and operator Ørsted. Under the framework, Global Marine Group will carry out inter array cable replacement and repairs on Ørsted’s UK offshore wind farms, using UK vessels. The framework becomes a part of the Atlantic Cable Maintenance Agreement (ACMA), a non-profit cooperative cable maintenance agreement allowing shared services of vessels to enable cost effective and rapid cable replacement and repair for all members, largely telecoms and Oil and Gas. Under the ACMA Agreement, delivered by GMG alongside zone partner Orange Marine, Ørsted has access to the C.S. Sovereign, and should the Sovereign be unavailable, this agreement extends Ørsted’s access to other assets in the Group’s fleet including the Global Symphony, ASV Pioneer and CTVs for ancillary services. Ørsted will be the first renewable energy member of ACMA, bringing in almost 900km of subsea array cables from Ørsted’s UK offshore wind farm portfolio. Benj Sykes, UK Country

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New figures from RenewableUK show that the global market for offshore wind has grown by 16% in the last 12 months. The biggest single growth market over the last year has been the USA, which accounted for nearly half (48%) of growth globally. Globally, the portfolio of global offshore wind projects in operation, under construction or in development rose from just under 105 gigawatts (GW) to over 121GW in the last year, according to new data RenewableUK is publishing at Global Offshore Wind 2019 in London. Europe is the largest single region, accounting for 66% of the global pipeline. The UK remains the largest single market with projects totalling over 38.4GW at varying stages of development – a 9% rise in the last year. The UK Government recently agreed a Sector Deal with the offshore wind industry that will see offshore wind providing over a third UK power by 2030. Germany keeps its second place position in the global rankings with 16.5GW of capacity – a fall on 12 months ago following the cancellation of some older projects that have been stalled for a number of years. The USA has overtaken both China (12GW) and Taiwan (8.9GW) to become the third largest global

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This figure is equivalent to the energy consumption of more than 400,000 homes. The group has now reached a cumulative power of 14.5 GW in the solar sector. The company is the global leader in products and O&M services for the solar PV sector and for energy storage systems 25 June 2019. Ingeteam has supplied 2 GW of power for solar PV plants throughout the world during the first half of 2019. This means that the company's technology will be capable of supplying renewable energy to more than 400,000 homes once commissioned. In total, the Spanish company has reached a cumulative power of 14.5 GW throughout the world, which could satisfy the energy demand of about 3 million homes. In 2019, the key markets in which the company has grown its solar business are the Middle East region, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Chile and France. Ingeteam closed 2018 with a new record of 3.85 GW supplied, for solar PV installations worldwide. So far this year, Ingeteam has already exceeded half this figure and the company is expected to pass the barrier of 4 GW in 2019. The Ingeteam Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of technological solutions for PV plants, control,

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Assuring security and interoperability via certification remains critical for widespread deployment  London, UK; 24 June 2019 – Smart cities are expected to be commonplace within the next 10 years, according to a new poll by Wi-SUN Alliance, a global ecosystem of member companies seeking to accelerate the implementation of open standards-based Field Area Networks (FAN) and the Internet of Things (IoT). Over half of respondents expect to see widespread smart city deployments in 10 or more years, while a third predict 5-10 years. Just 15 per cent expect it in less than 5 years. However, half cite lack of funds or investment in projects as the biggest challenge currently holding back smart city development. A further 21 per cent point to security and privacy issues, while lack of interoperability (14 per cent) is also seen as a major factor in progressing deployments. When asked about their specific security concerns, respondents point to data privacy as their biggest worry (37 per cent), while attacks on critical infrastructure (28 per cent) and network vulnerabilities (24 per cent) are also cause for concern. Eleven per cent cite insecure IoT devices. “It’s interesting to see the timeframe that many of our respondents place on smart city deployment, when in

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• The company will install SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines at the Greater Changhua 1 & 2a project; Service agreement included • Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility at Taichung Harbor for start of production in 2021, exceeding localization requirements • Local tower supply set-up through CS Wind and Chin Fong partnership to be used • Offshore construction for the project to begin in 2021 Following its selection as preferred supplier in October 2018, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has received the firm order from Ørsted for their 900 MW Greater Changhua 1 & 2a offshore wind power project in Taiwan. The project includes the Asia-Pacific variant of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a service agreement. As part of this firm order, Siemens Gamesa will establish a nacelle assembly facility at Taichung Harbor. The facility is expected to be ready in 2021, exceeding the local content creation timeline as set by the Taiwanese government. Wind turbine towers for the project will be supplied locally through the partnership between CS Wind and Chin Fong in Taiwan, meeting the official requirements for local content on wind turbine components. Offshore construction for the project to begin in 2021. “In becoming a firm order,

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