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To meet a market demand for lifejackets and immersion suits capable of withstanding the repetitive rigours of offshore training programmes, Survitec will introduce its 1300 Series training suit and Halo training lifejacket with Emergency Breathing System (CA-EBS) at OPITO Global this November. The 1300 Series training suit is based on the proven Survitec 1000 Series immersion suit range. The Halo training lifejacket with optional EBS, meanwhile, is based on the new helicopter passenger transfer lifejacket introduced earlier this year. Andy Wilson, Design & Development Manager, Survitec, said: “The 1300 Series immersion suit and Halo training lifejacket provide an authentic reproduction of the operational system in a form more suitable for the training environment.” Rick Brown, Managing Director, Sequ Offshore Safety, said: “The training versions of Survitec’s operational systems give our students invaluable experience in their correct use. This means that when they are in real time survival situations, wearing and operating the equipment is second nature. For us, as a training provider, frequent use immersion suits and lifejackets that are robust and easy to maintain are a much more cost-effective proposition than investing in the full operational versions of these products, given their usage.”

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At the extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange MBTN) held on 30 October 2019, 306,733,596 registered shares were represented at the beginning of the Shareholders’ Meeting, corresponding to approximately 44.8% of the share capital registered in the commercial register. 391 shareholders attended the extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting. These shareholders and third parties represented 100,804,663 voting rights.The independent proxy represented 205,928,933 registered shares. The extraordinary Shareholders’ Meeting was held at the request of the shareholder group around Sentis Capital PCC ("Sentis"). The election of Mark Kerekes, Co-CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Sentis, to the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger was voted upon. A clear majority of shareholders supported the recommendation of the Board of Directors and rejected the election of Mark Kerekes. It was therefore not necessary to vote on the increase in the total remuneration of the Board of Directors. Remo Lütolf, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Meyer Burger, commented on the voting results: "I would like to thank our shareholders for their great support. I trust that Sentis will respect this shareholder decision and refrain from further public attacks on the company and its corporate bodies. I call on

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Novasec partners with Enlight Renewable Energy on Gecama, a 312-megawatt wind farm project, by offering qualified investors access to this attractive investment through a private placement on its end-to-end platform. Tel Aviv, October 30, 2019 –Novasec Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has secured the exclusive rights to raise €80 million to fund the development of Gecama, a ~312-megawatt onshore wind farm in Spain. Gecama is the first of several projects Novasec is setting out to fund using an innovative investment platform focused on achieving the investment objectives of qualified private and small-to-medium institutional investors. The exclusive fundraising rights were secured through an agreement with Enlight Renewable Energy Ltd., a global leader in renewable energy development and the owner of Gecama. Gecama is projected to start construction on Q1 2020 and is expected to cost up to €330 million to complete. The total expected revenue over the lifetime of the project is €2 billion. “Gecama provides a unique market opportunity for investors and we are thrilled to be working with Enlight on our first venture together,” says Michael Tishler, CEO and co-founder of Novasec. “At Novasec, we pride ourselves on sourcing high-quality wind and solar projects, performing extensive due diligence and finding

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The second International Green Energy Development Conference in China (IGEDC) was held on 15th and 16th October in Yangzhong (China). A complete overview of the latest green technologies in urban development, a glimpse into the future to build an international dialogue platform for sustainable development. Alessandro Barin, CEO of FuturaSun, attended in his capacity as representative of Italian-Chinese cooperation The IGEDC Forum, organized by CEIS (China Economic Information Service), was held in the iconic, ultra-modern and green city of Yangzhong, Jiangsu province, eastern China , a model city rich in green applications, committed to achieving zero CO2 emissions and 100% renewable energy by 2030. The most important Chinese institutions, big names of the photovoltaic sector, experts and businessmen from all over the world met to discuss challenges and difficulties in green energy development, explore new ideas, present the most recent technologies and all the latest trail-blazing applications.

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MMS Offshore Renewable Services Ltd has taken delivery of a Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) 2610 from Damen Shipyards Group. The new vessel – to be called MMS Superior – will be deployed in a variety of roles in the offshore renewables, oil & gas and marine civil engineering sectors. MMS Offshore Renewable Services is located on the banks of the River Humber in Hull and Grimsby, UK. The company operates a modern fleet that consists of workboats and multi-purpose wind farm support vessels, including another Damen FCS 2610, the MMS Supreme. Ensuring client satisfaction Standardisation of the fleet was an important factor in deciding to purchase a second FCS 2610, says MMS Offshore marine manager Nick Brambles. “One of the appealing factors of choosing another Damen vessel to add to our fleet was the standardisation of the vessel type and its equipment. Additionally, we see the FCS 2610 design’s versatility as a clear advantage.” In addition to its fleet of vessels, MMS Offshore also operates its own shipyard facility. It was here that the company constructed another high speed catamaran of similar size to the FCS 2610. “All three of these vessels operate with the same engines, generators and/or similar machinery,” Mr Brambles continues,

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On Friday 18 October 2019, renewables service vessel (RSV) Isle of Jura was named at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in The Netherlands. Isle of Jura is a newbuild vessel, constructed at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld, and is the second vessel built to a new Damen Renewables Service Vessel design. The RSV was commissioned by Seafast Marine for use in the offshore and onshore wind industries. As a business based in Ross-shire in Scotland, Seafast Marine was happy to see it painted in the colours of the country’s Saint Andrew's flag. The Damen RSV 3315, evolved from the Multi Cat, is a powerful multi-purpose working vessel, designed to work in shallow as well as deeper waters. It features four azimuth thrusters, a DP2 4-point mooring system, two large cranes, hydraulic shark jaws and an AHT winch. The RSV’s versatility allows it to be used for a range of duties such as anchor handling, dredging, towing or walk-to-work functions. Despite its strong, durable hull and the on-board equipment, the vessel’s gross tonnage comes in at under 500 tonnes, contributing to its high level of manoeuvrability. The wheelhouse provides 360-degree visibility and sky windows, for the best possible vantage point. Internally, the vessel’s galley is fully equipped, and

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Following its latest successful investment round, Glasgow-based energy tech company Synaptec has expanded its business development team with the addition of two new sales managers. Gordon Lindsay and Tom Morley join Synaptec to support the company’s increasing customer base which covers the UK and European energy network operators and the global offshore wind sector. Most recently, Tom was working in a sales role in the wind turbine supply chain. In his new role, Tom will be focusing on developing the offshore wind and DSO market for Synaptec - a key area for development as we move closer to decarbonising the UK’s energy supply. Tom said of his appointment: “I started in engineering with an apprenticeship in electronics with the MOD. Since then I started and ran a renewables company for 8 years, I enjoyed bring new technologies to the market and working with customers to produce their own electricity and heat using solar and biomass. At Synaptec my role is to develop new client relationships in the offshore wind and DSO sectors. I joined Synaptec as I enjoy the challenge of working in fast growing young businesses.” Gordon brings over 20 years’ experience to his new role working with Synaptec’s existing and new customers

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Jan De Nul Group completes Formosa 1 Phase 2 Offshore Wind Farm scope After four months of installation activities, Jan De Nul Group today announces the completion of an extensive EPCI scope for foundations, power cables and scour protection on the Formosa 1 (Phase 2) Offshore Wind Farm, owned by Formosa 1 Wind Power Co. Ltd., a partnership of Ørsted (35%), JERA (32.5%), Macquarie Capital (25%) and Swancor Holding (7.5%), located in Miaoli County, Taiwan. Jan De Nul Group engineered, procured and installed twenty offshore wind turbine foundations consisting of a monopile and transition piece with a grouted connection. Around the monopile foundations 56,000 tonnes of scour protection have been installed. In addition, seventeen inter array cables and three subsea export cables of 33kV were designed, procured, installed, buried, terminated and tested. On land, the connection with the substation was made through 12 km of land power cables. Local supply chain engagement In addition to some international service and product providers, Jan De Nul Group engaged and contracted various service and subcontract agreements with local companies in Taiwan.  In addition to using  the Port of Taichung as a marshalling harbour , Jan De Nul Group utilised the local supply chain for quarried rock production,

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To compete with market leaders, trailing companies must broaden their product portfolios and expand their geographic footprints   Oct. 29, 2019 – Boulder, Colo. – A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 10 companies offering advanced electric vehicle (EV) charger management technologies in the vehicle grid integration (VGI) industry, with Enel X and Nuvve ranked as the leading market players. The continued growth of the plug-in EV (PEV) industry is pushing development of VGI, which enables direct control of PEV charging, and in some cases, discharging. This capability has many potential uses, the most attractive being the ability to aggregate PEVs in grid service markets, protect distribution grids, integrate renewables generation, and decrease PEV owner energy costs. The number of companies in this space is growing as advanced VGI solutions progress from prototype to commercial scale. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, Enel X and Nuvve are the leading electric mobility service providers in the VGI space. “Enel X has a wide breadth of VGI capabilities and technology offerings, presence in the major markets, and a lengthy track record in advanced VGI demonstrations,” says Scott Shepard, senior research analyst with Navigant Research. “Nuvve,

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Industry-public partnership founded to oversee ‘exciting new phase’ of sector’s growth Group co-chaired by Energy Minister plans to increase jobs and local content Scotland’s offshore wind sector would increase eightfold under “bold plans” put forward by a new group – building enough capacity to power every household in Scotland twice over. The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council – which launches today (October 29) – also aims to lead and support the industry, boost the local content of projects and increase jobs in line with the Sector Deal signed between industry and the UK Government in March (2019). The Council is co-chaired by Scottish Government Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse and Brian McFarlane, Head of Projects, Offshore Development at SSE Renewables. Its membership also includes Scottish Renewables, Scottish Enterprise, the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, Crown Estate Scotland, Red Rock Power and the Energy Skills Partnership. The Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council’s vision is: An offshore wind sector which plays to Scotland’s strengths, delivering jobs, investment and export opportunities in line with the UK Sector Deal as a key part of the path to net-zero. Scotland currently has around 1GW of operational offshore wind, which would increase to 8GW – enough to power the equivalent of 5.2 million households, more than

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