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Offshore wind specialists, EEW Group has contracted Cheshire-based Hutchinson Engineering Ltd for the fabrication and on-site assembly of 30 Suspended Internal Platforms (SIPs) for Hornsea Two offshore wind farm, following a successful competitive tender process. The SIPs are highly complex steel components, each weighing 10 tonnes and towering 12m high, that will be suspended inside the bright yellow transition pieces, which form part of the foundations for offshore wind turbines. Once complete Hornsea Two will become the UK’s largest offshore wind farm with enough installed capacity to generate clean electricity for well over 1.3 million homes. Commenting on the award Heiko Mützelburg, CEO at EEW SPC, stated: “We have found an English subcontractor, that we strongly believe will deliver the required quality. With Hutchinson as a local supplier on our side, we are looking forward to a prosperous cooperation in the future. We are convinced of a positive project progression”. Established in 1979 servicing the local petro-chemical industry, Hutchinson Engineering has expanded into the offshore wind sector, recently opening a new purpose-built facility in Liverpool.  The contract award reinforces Hutchinson’s position as the leading UK supplier of secondary steelwork for the offshore sector, having already successfully completed many previous projects, plus other continuing OEM supply

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As informed in Company Announcement no. 11 of 20 September 2019, NKT has entered a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) as main contractor for delivery and installation of high-voltage DC on- and offshore export cable systems to the Dogger Bank Wind Farms Creyke Beck A and Creyke Beck B site. Now, with an agreement of a EPCI (Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation) contract with project owners Equinor and SSE Renewables, NKT confirms the order, which is the largest XLPE power cables order ever for the company, and has added the project to its the high-voltage order backlog. As previously announced, the order represents a contract value of approx. EUR 360m (approx. DKK 2,685m) in market prices, equivalent to approx. EUR 300m (approx. DKK 2,235m) in standard metal prices. The cable systems comprise the manufacture of approx. 4x175 km of 320 kV DC offshore export power cables and approx. 4x32 km of 320 kV DC onshore export power cables as well as installation by the cable-laying vessel NKT Victoria. NKT expects production-start of the power cables in 2020. The Dogger Bank Creyke Beck A/B offshore wind farms will provide green energy supply to an estimated 3 million households in the UK.

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Audax Renovables S.A. has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with innogy regarding the supply of green power from innogy's 50 Megawatt (MW) Alarcos solar plant. The agreement will cover an important part of the electricity that Audax needs to supply its Spanish customers with 100% green power. The long-term contract will run for 10 years – starting in the first half of 2020 when Alarcos photovoltaic plant is expected to be fully operational. From then on innogy's solar farm will supply its annual production of around 100 GWh (gigawatt hours) to Audax and will certify the green origin of the electricity produced through the issuance of Guarantees of Origin. Holger Himmel, CFO Renewables at innogy SE, says: "With this deal, we are demonstrating how climate protection is possible under market conditions: The PPA enables us to operate our Alarcos solar farm without any state subsidies. This underlines that solar energy is already competitive. Decreasing prices for equipment will further drive this development. Additionally, this PPA allows Audax to supply its customers in Spain in a climate-friendly manner." "Our aim is to continue to expand renewables worldwide, by working on PPA-based projects and partnerships such as this one with Audax," adds Keith Moseley,

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) announced today the closing of the sale of its subsidiary AIS Automation Dresden GmbH (Germany) to S&T AG in Linz (Austria). The two companies had signed a contract to this effect on October 24, 2019. S&T AG is taking over all business units of AIS as well as approximately 140 employees. The agreed purchase price is in the order of CHF 14 million in cash. Meyer Burger anticipates an accounting profit arising from the transaction of around CHF 2 million. This accounting profit arises net after a goodwill recycling charge of just under CHF 5 million.

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The smarter E India will celebrate its debut in less than two weeks on November 27 -29, 2019 in Bengaluru, variously known as the IT Innovation hub as well as Silicon Valley of India. With three parallel energy exhibitions, The smarter E India is India’s innovation hub for the new energy world. It presents cross-sector energy solutions and technologies and reflects the interaction of the solar, energy storage and electric mobility industry. The smarter E India will bring together the renowned Intersolar India, ees India and Power2Drive India at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Hall 4. India emerged as the third largest solar market in the world after China and the US with a cumulative solar capacity of 28 GW by the end of 2018. In addition, India may emerge the third largest energy storage installation country by 2040 according to Bloomberg analysts. With India’s goal to reduce oil dependency and urban pollution, the electric mobility market is at the top of the national agenda. The Indian government has created momentum through its electric vehicle (EV) schemes and programs with a goal of reaching 30% EV penetration by 2030. Tailor-made conference program: Focus on most urgent industry topics India’s renewable energy markets, in

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The current charter agreement of Bourbon Oceanteam 101 (CSV “BO 101”) has been extended until mid-first quarter 2020 with possible further extension options well into 2020. The initial charter started in 2016. Over the past period the CSV BO 101 has successfully assisted in installing jumpers and X-mas trees for its offshore client in Angola. Oceanteam, as co-owner of the CSV BO 101, is very pleased the charter has been extended and that the vessel can increase its track record in the region. The vessel will remain deployed off the coast of Angola. Oceanteam holds ongoing discussions with client to serve her in the best possible way in 2020 and beyond. About Oceanteam ASA The Company is an investment platform for offshore wind renewables, subsea and marine contracting services. Oceanteam is currently comprised of two operating segments, Oceanteam Shipping and Oceanteam Solutions. Oceanteam Shipping co-owns, charters and manages two high-end versatile deep-water construction support vessels, active in the offshore wind and subsea segments. Oceanteam Solutions is a service provider to the renewable offshore wind industry with the supply of rental equipment and integrates services for the transportation, storage and handling of subsea cables. Oceanteam has been active in the industry as an offshore

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NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, announced today that it signed a strategic agreement with Vestas Wind Systems A/S to offer turnkey Bat Deterrent Systems, complete with installation and service, for existing Vestas turbines. The global agreement covers Vestas turbines in all regions but is initially commercially available only in the United States and Canada with other countries to follow. Production of NRG Systems’ Bat Deterrent System began in April 2019, following three years of field testing. The technology, which utilizes ultrasound to dissuade bats from entering the rotor-swept zone of a turbine, has been adopted by major renewable energy developers, including Duke Energy Renewables and D.E. Shaw Renewable Investments. In addition to conserving declining bat populations, NRG’s Bat Deterrent System can help reduce AEP losses associated with bat activity at wind plants. “Vestas, the world’s largest wind energy solutions company, has made a major statement by being the first to offer our Bat Deterrent System as an upgrade for their turbines,” said Evan Vogel, President at NRG Systems. “This commitment illustrates their dedication to offering customers solutions that help projects co-exist with the natural environment. This technology will provide Vestas turbine owners

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Wilton Engineering has been recognised as one of Tees Valley’s leading scaleup businesses in a major national report. According to Scaleup Institute’s ‘ScaleUp Annual Review 2019’, Wilton has been named in the region’s top five visible scaleup businesses in terms of both employee growth and turnover growth. The company is highly active in the offshore energy and defence sectors providing multi-disciplinary engineering services from its 54-acre facility on the banks of the River Tees.  It has built a reputation for the delivery of complex steel fabrications for industries such as offshore wind, oil & gas, subsea and more latterly. The report names Wilton among 255 scaleup businesses in the Tees Valley, which are enterprises with an average annual growth in employees or turnover greater than 20 percent per annum over a three-year period. The Scalup Institute is a private sector, not-for-profit company focused on making the UK the best place in the world to scale up a business.  Its Annual Review provides a comprehensive picture of the national scale-up landscape created in collaboration with the Office of National Statistics, using detailed research undertaken in the UK regions. Bill Scott OBE, Chief Executive of Wilton Engineering, said: “The growth we have achieved demonstrates that there is

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 JDR Cable Systems Ltd, part of the TFKable Group, has signed a contract with Equinor for the Hywind Tampen pioneering project. JDR is designing and manufacturing eleven 66kV dynamic inter-array cables and two static export cables, each equipped with a JDR designed breakaway system and a range of cable accessories for delivery in 2022. The project will be the first worldwide to power oil and gas platforms using floating offshore wind – a far more technically challenging and less mature technology than traditional fixed-foundation offshore wind. Cables pose a particular challenge due to the high dynamic stress they must withstand, however JDR has already established itself as a leader in this fledgling sub-sector, delivering the world’s first application of dynamic 66kV technology and breakaway system to the Windfloat Atlantic floating wind farm last year. The Hywind Tampen project will consist of 11 wind turbines developed by Equinor. The 8 MW turbines will have a total capacity of 88 MW, capable of meeting about 35 per cent of the annual power demand of the five Snorre A and B, Gullfaks A, B and C oil and gas platforms. The floating wind project is in water depths of 300 metres, much deeper than any

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Demonstrating their expertise in logistics, civils works and the complete turnkey solution, ALE has completed the transportation of heavy wind components through a challenging 1,000km route to the Rom Klao wind farm in Mukdahan, eastern Thailand. ALE was contracted for the full-service package: the transportation, craneage and installation (TCI) scope of 13 wind turbines components, measuring up to 5.4m in diameter and weighing up to 125t. With a hub height of 162m, these will be the tallest wind turbine generators (WTGs) in South East Asia. This project faces numerous challenges, including the sheer size and scale of the WTG components as well as the logistics and routing of components over such a vast distance, with varying obstacles and levels of infrastructure across the country that requires additional civils work. In order to overcome these challenges, ALE has utilised their local routing and engineering expertise, and invested in specialist wind equipment, such as the unique RA4 tower clamps and the new K1650L tower crane. Manufactured specifically for the company to transport larger and heavier components, the tower clamps enabled ALE to comply with the local weight and height restrictions. Similarly, the K1650L tower crane was used as a cost and time effective solution to

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