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With the COVID-19 pandemic placing much of the working world on hold, the companies still in operation have had to adapt both how they work and in some cases what they do. Cargostore Worldwide have continued to support the Dutch offshore energy sector by supplying Refrigerated containers to store vital foods and medicines for extended periods onshore. Due to the pandemic, offshore cargo runs are running less frequently, increasing the demand for refrigerated units and subsequently making these containers harder to locate. Cargostore have a range of ISO and DNV 2.7-1 certified stock available from Depots in Rotterdam including Refrigerated Containers, Dry Storage, Open Tops, Half Heights and more all in a range of sizes. Furthermore they supplied two 40ft ISO containers to Den Helder airport as a ‘quarantine shelter’ which acted as a sanitized area for workers returning onshore to change safely, whilst being cheaper and faster to set up than constructing a building. With container workshops still operational, bespoke modifications to ISO and DNV containers are also available for lease or hire, which can have additional shelving for equipment, lighting or even extra doors and windows.

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Looking for solar PV manufacturers to cooperate for showcase in Iraklio, Greece Hybrid power generation on the SINN Power Wave Energy Structure Ocean Floating PV uses open sea space for renewable energy production Starting this summer, SINN Power will offer solar panel manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate and test their PV modules on a floating platform in Iraklio, Greece. The goal is to internationalise SINN Power’s ocean hybrid platform as a complete off-grid energy solution to provide people near coasts worldwide with renewable energy. SINN Power develops and builds innovative wave energy systems since 2015. Five years later, the Bavarian manufacturer sells self-developed high-tech generators, power electronic components and energy storage for wave energy systems and other renewable energy systems. Based on many years of R&D of a patented floating wave energy system, SINN Power developed an extremely robust, modular yet affordable maritime structure to generate renewable energy from waves, wind and PV. Dr-Ing. Philipp Sinn (CEO, SINN Power): “Modularity has been a key aspect since we started developing maritime technologies which allows flexibility and a wide variety of applications. The floating platform can  supply renewable energy to island resorts in the Caribbean and contribute to the worldwide implementation of offshore wind farms.

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The company has developed an innovative augmenting technology aimed at digitalizing the field operator experience and improving interaction between field and control room operations. Developed specifically to meet the needs of field operators, the technology will empower seamless integration between the field and the plant distributed control system offering improved safety, reducing the risk for human error and making field operations more efficient. With more than 20 per cent of industrial downtime¹ reportedly due to human error, ABB Ability™ Augmented Field Procedures will enable consistency when executing manual procedures, standardizing operating procedures and maintenance or repair techniques in the field, tightening field to control room integration and digitally recording notes to ensure operational knowledge is captured and utilized. Unlike traditional paper-based operating procedures, the technology enables interactive execution of procedures using a mobile device to guide operators through each step in a consistent, effective and safe way. “Human error continues to be a significant contributing factor to safety issues, as well as production down time, said Chris Naunheimer, Digital Lead, Energy Industries, ABB. “Engineers spend considerable time using and interpreting data. With this solution, we intend to address these challenges and truly transform the future of work.” Operatives will be able to

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Canadian Solar, the world’s fifth-largest solar PV module manufacturer, recently stated that it had experienced limited impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on its production facilities in China. Although the company faced severe disruptions from January-mid by way of capacity loss amidst the COVID-19 carnage, it did not have a large impact on the production facilities, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. China is the biggest solar PV equipment manufacturing hub in the entire globe and Canadian Solar has almost 73% of the manufacturing capability located in China. China, which is home to majority of the global top 10 solar PV manufacturers (in terms of module shipments) such as Jinko Solar, JA Solar, Trina Solar, LONGi Solar, Risen Energy, GCL System and Suntech, is facing the heat for being the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic hit province Zhejiang is home to a few manufacturing centers belonging to JinkoSolar, Solar Module Super League (SMSL), and JA Solar. Somik Das, Senior Power Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “While China is fighting to get back to work at a slow pace, many factories have not yet started operating at full capacity due to reduced staff and raw materials. Solar PV manufacturers such as Trina

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‘Green Jade’ set to be directly employed on local wind farm projects in 2023 Thursday, April 30, 2020 — In an industry milestone, joint venture CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) has initiated the early works contract for the very first floating heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan. To be named ‘Green Jade’, the vessel has an exceptionally high transport and load capacity and will be built at CSBC in Taiwan for delivery in 2022 for deployment in the flourishing local offshore wind market. CDWE, Taiwan’s first offshore wind EPCI contractor, was established in February 2019  by CSBC, the largest shipbuilder in Taiwan, and DEME Offshore. Both partners have agreed to start up the early works and the ordering of critical packages for their pioneering new asset, ‘Green Jade’. The name symbolises Taiwan’s renowned Yushan, the Jade Mountain. At a dizzying height of 3,952 m above sea level, Jade Mountain is the highest peak in East Asia and gives Taiwan one of the highest elevations of any island in the world. Additionally, the name ‘Green Jade’ reflects this trail-blazing vessel’s contribution to reducing emissions, and its role in bringing clean, green energy to Taiwan’s residents. By choosing such an auspicious name, CDWE wants

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