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Hung Hua Construction of Taiwan has ordered a third Damen Fast Crew Supplier (FCS) to add to the two it ordered at the start of the year. This latest vessel will be a Damen FCS 2610. The contract was signed by the two parties at the start of September and, with the vessel already on stock at Damen Shipyards Singapore, it will be delivered this month following finishing and some customisation. It will be the company’s first operational vessel. The FCS 2610 is a best-selling design that proven itself time and again in the challenging waters of the North Sea as well as the Middle East and other locations around the world. A catamaran design featuring Damen’s renowned Twin Axe bow, it is designed to carry up to twelve personnel plus crew, along with equipment and light cargo, at speeds of over 25 knots. In early 2020, Hung Hua’s FCS 2610 will be joined by two Damen FCS 2710 vessels ordered at the start of 2019, and Hung Hua has strong intentions to add another two FCS 2710 vessels to their fleet by the summer. Both the FCS 2610 and 2710 will be ideal for the waters off Taiwan, which can be

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Meteorological equipment specialists Biral has been working closely with ORE Catapult to further develop its BTD-350 thunderstorm and lightning detection system for offshore wind farms and is installing its technology for testing at the Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine in Fife. ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy. Biral’s innovative technology provides operators with advanced, real-time information about thunderstorm activity within a 50 nautical mile radius of a wind farm. Thunderstorm and lightning detection has historically required large and expensive networks of radio receivers or the use of standalone sensors, which often proved to have an unacceptable false alarm rate.

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A major contract to keep hundreds of Vattenfall’s wind turbines operational and safe has been awarded to east coast offshore wind services provider 3sun Group. Up to 30 new jobs will be created to service the largest contract in the history of the Great Yarmouth-based business. 3sun Group, which already employs 200 technicians, will carry out statutory inspections across the Swedish energy group’s 50 onshore and offshore windfarms in five countries, in the UK, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. Danielle Lane, Vattenfall’s UK Country Manager, said: “Vattenfall is delighted to sign up 3sun Group, not just because it’s a great Norfolk business benefiting from our strong presence in the region, but also because the deal offers a great export opportunity for a leading UK business. “The offshore wind sector deal between industry and Government commits to both growing the UK sector work force and exporting the UK’s expertise. We achieve both with this 3sun Group deal. 3sun Group, last month acquired by energy company Worley, has between 15 and 25% of the market in offshore wind inspection services, installation and maintenance in Europe and the UK. It is currently inspecting more than 70% of the UK’s offshore wind turbines and has installed more than

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Hamburg, 13. November 2019. Since entering the Turkish market in 2007, the Nordex Group has installed more than 2.03 GW of wind capacity there, representing a market share of almost 27 per cent. Now the company has again received orders from this country on the Bosporus: for its long-standing customer Boydak Enerji, the Nordex Group will supply 21 N149/4.0-4.5 turbines with a rated capacity of 4.8 MW each for the "Ömerli" wind farm. On top of this, Boydak Enerji has ordered an additional 22 N117/3675 turbines for the "Sibel" project. Both orders include Premium Service for the machines for a period of 10 years. The future 110.8 MW "Ömerli" wind farm will be built near Istanbul. The Nordex Group will build "Sibel", with a total capacity of 80.9 MW, in the Aegean region between Izmir and Manisa. "Since 2013, Boydak Enerji has been using turbines from the Nordex Group in the Canta RES wind farm. By once again opting for our technology, as well as for our latest turbine generation, our partner has shown that our turbines meet its expectations," comments Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group.

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Siemens Gamesa appointed as preferred supplier for providing turbines and service to the project; firm order subject to conditions including final investment decision by consortium partners Project to utilize and reinforce existing footprint of SGRE in Taichung, as part of initiative to fulfil localization requirements Offshore construction for the project to begin in 2023 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) today signed a preferred supplier agreement for the delivery and servicing of turbines on the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project. The agreement is subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy. The 300 MW Hai Long 2 offshore wind power plant project was awarded through the 2018 grid allocation mechanism in Taiwan. The project site is located approximately 50 kilometres off the coast of Changhua County. The project will utilize SGRE’s existing footprint and supply base in Taiwan in order to fulfil localization requirements on the project. Offshore construction for the project will begin in 2023. “We are very honoured and pleased to announce our collaboration with the Hai Long partners. It represents a stepping-stone for our long-term presence in

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ROCKLIN, Calif., Nov.12, 2019 – SMA America, a prominent specialist for photovoltaic system technology, and EnergyHub, the leading provider of distributed energy resource (DER) solutions for utilities, are proud to announce the two companies have finalized a partnership poised to deliver valuable inverter management functionality to EnergyHub’s utility clients. Utilities can use EnergyHub’s Mercury distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) to deliver mission-critical grid services using SMA commercial and residential inverters through real-time management of essential inverter settings to support distribution network operations. The integration allows utilities to manage natively supported and remotely configurable settings on SMA inverters, including active power, reactive power, and ride-through settings. SMA and EnergyHub are launching the SEP 2.0/IEEE 2030.5 protocol-based integration with Arizona Public Service (APS) to enable the utility’s innovative APS Solar Communities program. APS will use the Mercury DERMS to control SMA inverters at multi-family and commercial-sited solar PV systems throughout its service territory. The integration, which is compliant with California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Electric Rule 21 and the Common Smart Inverter Profile (CSIP), will support key use cases at APS, such as grid stability and excess solar curtailment in response to negative CA-ISO locational marginal prices. “APS Solar Communities is a unique program

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Britain ranks second to last for power system flexibility in review of nine leading European countries-REA Report  Britain ranks eighth out of nine northern European countries in attracting and facilitating investment in electricity system flexibility , a new industry report finds  Delivering flexibility is crucial to power sector decarbonisation and achieving Net Zero targets Regulatory uncertainty, lack of visibility on returns, and technical challenges connecting to the network are delaying investment in flexibility and could hamper renewables deployment in the 2020s Regulatory uncertainty, lack of visibility on returns, and technical challenges are impeding investment in flexibility services to support Britain’s electricity network as more renewables come online, risking delays in the transition to a greener future, an industry report said. The Energy Transit ions Readiness Index, a report published by the Association for Renewable Energy & Clean Technology (REA) and commissioned by Eaton and Drax, reviewed regulation and market access, social and political support for the energy transition, and deployment of enabling technologies such as smart meters in nine northern European countries. Britain, which ranked eighth out of the nine countries in the index, scored poorly on market factors such as a clear and stable regulatory and market framework. The report also highlighted potential difficulties accessing

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The nacelle of GE’s Haliade-X 12 MW will undergo an advanced testing program at ORE Catapult in Blyth As part of the Haliade-X global testing program, Blyth has already taken delivery of one of the turbine’s 107-metre long blades for testing Haliade-X has been announced as the preferred turbine for 4.8 GW at offshore wind farms in the US and UK Blyth, November 12th2019 – A nacelle from GE Renewable Energy’s Haliade-X 12 MW offshore wind turbine has arrived at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s testing facility in Blyth, Northumberland, ahead of a rigorous testing programme designed to prepare it for years of operation at sea. This nacelle, comparable in size to six double-decker London buses, will undergo full indoor testing as part of an advanced technology programme, replicating real-world operational conditions. This is the second Haliade-X nacelle to be assembled, with the first recently installed in Rotterdam, which last week produced its first power. John Lavelle, President & CEO of GE’s Offshore Wind business, said: “GE’s Haliade-X technology will have an important role to play in helping the UK to achieve its Offshore Wind Sector Deal goals of 30 GW by 2030, and UK Government’s ambition to work for greenhouse

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Responding to the release of new paper, Energy Networks for the Future, which highlights the need for a new partnership between the public and private sector to deliver the energy infrastructure needed to achieve net zero decarbonisation; Ben Miller, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "This new report from Regen and Scottish Power Energy Networks explores the ingredients needed for a smarter, greener grid which could better support the deployment of renewable energy in Scotland. "Its conclusion - that our net-zero ambitions must now sit at the heart of energy regulation - is correct. Failing to heed this need for a new focus on the climate emergency risks missing out on not just the environmental benefits of more renewable energy, but the economic ones too." Scottish Power Energy Networks' press release is available here.

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KenzFigee, a well-established supplier and service provider of tailor-made equipment for the marine, offshore and wind energy, is pleased to announce to have been awarded a contract by Duke Energy Renewables for delivery of the GenHookTM LT up-tower crane package. The contract comprises the design and fabrication of the first new generation GenHookTM LT temporary up-tower crane package with a SWL capacity of 10 tons, which will be initially deployed for generator exchanges on the SiemensGamesa WTG in the 2.3 MW range and will be further adapted to other tasks and technologies. The GenHookTM LT is an industry-leading innovation, designed to perform lifts in wind turbines, eliminating the need to mobilize large conventional cranes for corrective repairs and component exchanges. The zero-emission-crane, fully powered by a wind turbine’s back feed power circuit, is designed to exchange major components with extreme accuracy, while working in wind speeds up to 18 meters per second.  The GenHookTM LT up-tower crane is assembled in only 2 lifts, with the assistance of the Heli-HookTM crane, and supplied in one standard 40-foot ISO container. The GenHookTM LT package, which includes the Heli-HookTM crane, is scheduled for delivery in May 2020. “KenzFigee is proud that Duke Energy Renewables, an

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