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Contract to supply 10 SG 5.8-155 turbines to Swedish Independent Power Producer Rabbalshede Kraft The deal between the two companies also includes a 25-year service agreement for the closely located sites at Femstenaberg and Lursäng sites near Strömstad Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform continues to break ground in Sweden and globally onshore Siemens Gamesa has signed a 66 MW deal to supply Swedish wind energy supplier Rabbalshede Kraft with its Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, as the take up for this market-leading turbine gathers strength in the Nordic region. The contract is the first with Rabbalshede Kraft in 11 years, with a renewed collaboration now to supply one of the most competitive platforms in the onshore segment offering customers a low Levelized Cost of Energy. The deal will also cover a 25-year service agreement. The contract will see Siemens Gamesa install seven turbines at the Femstenaberg site, which will form landmarks along the E6 highway linking Gothenburg with Oslo. Three other turbines will be installed around 5-6 kilometers away at the Lursäng site. Installation is due to begin in the summer of 2022. “Sweden has been fast to embrace the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, offering one of the most powerful turbines on the market.

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DNV GL’s vendors due diligence evaluated the operational portfolio of T-Solar in Spain and Italy with a total of forty-five existing photovoltaic projects totalling 173.8 MW of installed capacity and 1,287 MW of installed capacity in pipeline projects Due Diligence also included review of two Concentrated Solar Power Plants for clean energy storage Madrid, Spain, 23 December 2020 - DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, carried out a vendor due diligence for T-Solar Global Operating Assets that was key for the company sale transaction. The review of the company’s operational and pipeline portfolio included sixty-nine assets and was prepared for potential investors. The whole scope took more than two months and around twelve experts to complete it. A total of forty-five existing photovoltaic projects totalling 173.8 MW of installed capacity and twenty-four projects under development combining a total of 1,287 MW of installed capacity in both countries was reviewed during the process. The successful completion of DNV GL’s analysis was a key step towards the company sale process. In addition to the PV plants, DNV GL experts evaluated two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants with 55 MW of installed gross power capacity in Spain.

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São Vitor Wind Farm is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022 and will consist of 75 SG 5.8-170 turbines, boasting one of the largest rotors on the onshore market Deal is largest ever for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform and for the company in Brazil, and includes a service and maintenance agreement Contract is with Essentia Energia, a Brazilian renewable energy platform of Patria Investments, leader in alternative asset management in Latin America, and the electricity generated will be sold to a leading utility in Brazil through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Siemens Gamesa has signed a record order for its sector leading Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform in a 465 MW deal with leader in alternative asset management in Latin America, Patria Investments, to supply the São Vitor wind farm in the northeast of the country. The wind farm will be equipped with 75 Siemens Gamesa 5.8-170 turbines with OptimaFlex technology, operating at 6.2 MW. The wind farm, in the state of Bahia, is forecasted to be in operation by the end of 2022. Essentia Energia will provide the energy produced at the site to a major electricity provider in the country through a Power Purchase Agreement

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BVG Associates to analyse best-practice from other industries to help Scots supply chain Research commissioned by Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council A new report to help Scottish SMEs win business in the global offshore wind market has been commissioned by the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council. Its Supply Chain and Clusters group is working with BVG Associates on the study to help businesses which want to win work do so by reviewing how contracts are awarded in other sectors. Analysts will investigate best-practice in offshore wind as well as the oil and gas, aerospace and automotive industries and others to provide a blueprint for supply chain companies to get involved in the sector, which is to expand from 1GW today to more than 8GW by 2030. Stephen Thompson, Supply Chain and Clusters Lead for the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC), said: “Recognising that pre-qualification, accreditation and contractual terms can be a significant barrier to entry and success for many companies, BVG Associates will look at best practice in other sectors and at how to achieve standardised processes, as well as how to increase opportunities for Scottish companies to succeed more widely. “The results of this work will enable SOWEC to drive forward changes to the supply chain process

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Atlantis, the global sustainable energy generation company and technology developer, is pleased to announce it has now formally entered into a joint venture agreement with industry leading alternative fuel production and supply partner, the Netherlands based N+P Group. This follows the announcement on 7 August 2020 of the signing of Heads of Terms. Atlantis owns 50% of the new company, NPA Fuels Limited (NPA). NPA will produce, market, and deliver waste derived fuel products to converted coal fired power station operators throughout the UK, and the Uskmouth project. NPA will produce Subcoal®, a high quality waste derived fuel product for sale to Atlantis owned assets as well as to other converted UK coal fired power stations. As per the operational update on 9 December 2020, NPA is now driving forward planning, permitting and consenting for multiple fuel production plants (“FPPs”) in the UK. The Company is currently negotiating land and rail rights at several different locations across the UK, including both greenfield and existing facilities. Atlantis will update the market on progress when appropriate. Timothy Cornelius, CEO of Atlantis, commented: “The waste derived fuel pellet developed by N+P Group over the past few years as part of Atlantis’ multi-million pound R&D and testing

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Atlantis is pleased to announce an important update in delivering Scottish made tidal generation equipment to Japan. The Atlantis designed and built tidal generation system has arrived in Nagasaki harbour, Japan having left Scotland in October. It will now be transported in January 2021 by support vessels to the designated deployment site in the Naru Strait, located between the islands of Naru and Hisaka in the Goto Island chain. We are pleased and honoured to be working alongside our strategic partner, supported by a consortium of local and international stakeholders, to bring tidal stream energy to Japan. The AR500 tidal generation system will be deployed at the Naru Strait site initially operating at a capped maximum generation output of 500kW, as data collection (performance and environmental) and device validation are undertaken for the client and Japanese regulatory bodies. Drew Blaxland, Director of ATES Division, commented: “Given the obvious challenges COVID presented during the turbine building program in Scotland this year and the logistical challenges presented during transit more recently, we have still managed to deliver a turbine quayside in Japan before Christmas. To see this AR500 machine arrive in Japan, a first of its kind here, is a great achievement.  Our focus now

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Edinburgh-headquartered independent energy company InterGen has been granted consent for the UK’s largest battery energy storage project. The project is more than ten times the size of the UK’s largest operational battery project and is set to be one of the world’s largest. It will provide fast-reacting power and system balancing to support the ongoing growth and integration of renewable energy sources and is a significant piece of system architecture critical to the UK’s transition to Net Zero.   InterGen, which currently supplies around 5% of the UK’s power generating capacity, has been granted consent by the UK’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for a lithium-ion battery energy storage project as part of their Gateway Energy Centre development on the banks of the River Thames in Essex. The £200 million project will have a capacity of at least 320 MW / 640 MWh, with the potential to expand to 1.3 GWh. When fully charged, the project could power up to 300,000 homes for two hours. However, it will mostly be used to support and stabilise existing electricity supplies by providing fast-reacting power and system balancing. The UK’s transition to Net Zero The ongoing growth and integration of renewable energy sources, such as

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Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:  "We welcome the publication of the Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Assessment and Hydrogen Policy Statement and their recognition that green hydrogen produced from renewable energy is the future. "With 25% of Europe’s wind resource Scotland has the potential to become a global leader in green hydrogen, delivering 310,000 jobs and £25 billion of GVA by 2045. "The Scottish Government has committed to working in partnership with industry to maximise the economic and environmental benefits which hydrogen can deliver on the road to net-zero. Scotland’s renewable energy industry, and in particular its offshore and onshore wind sectors, look forward to delivering green hydrogen as part of the just energy transition we must make to tackle the carbon emissions which cause climate change."

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Cornwall Insight examines the Energy Network Association’s (ENA) forecast for Distribution Network Opeators (DNO) flexibility service procurement over the next 10 years. These latest forecasts show more than 1.3GW requirement across all services in DNO regions in 2021. The largest share of the requirement (636MW) is attributed to the Dynamic service which supports the network during fault conditions. The figures also show the largest forecast procurement to be throughout the WPD region, with nearly 800MW of serviced need out to 2023. It should be noted that these latest figures have not published requirements for both NPG and SSEN regions. This suggests that these regions are yet to disclose their future needs, or that they have no requirement for these services in the coming years. Joe Camish, Analyst at Cornwall Insight, said: “Since 2018, DNOs have been tendering and procuring for various flexibility services to help solve congestion (thermal constraints) in local electricity grids. More recently DNOs have started procuring for additional services to meet other network needs such as voltage and reactive power support. “To date, providers of these services have typically been made up of battery storage units, demand-side response (commercial and industrial), gas reciprocating engines and EV fleets. “Procurement of these flexibility services has

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Keppel Shipyard delivers its fifth Ultra-Low Emission vessel to Jan De Nul The Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd., successfully delivered the 6,000 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Ortelius to Jan De Nul Group. This vessel is an identical copy of the Ultra-Low Emission vessel Sanderus, in service since February 2020 and currently at work on the River Scheldt in Belgium. Ortelius is the fifth dredger delivered by Keppel O&M to Jan De Nul Group, following the delivery of three 3,500 m3 Trailing Suction Hoppers Dredgers (TSHD) and one 6,000 m3 TSHD, the Sanderus. All five are Ultra-Low Emission vessels (ULEv), equipped with a two-stage catalytic filter system. Built to the requirements of the EU Stage V and International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Tier III regulations, Ortelius is diesel-electric driven and able to dredge to a maximum depth of 35 m. It features a shallow draught, is highly manoeuvrable, and suitable for working in confined areas. Mr Robby De Backer, Director of Newbuilding Department of Jan De Nul Group: "Ortelius, like all our new dredgers showcases the capabilities of dredging at the lowest levels of emissions to date. Our teams closely worked with the Keppel teams to overcome the challenges caused by COVID-19 and

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