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As the world begins to open up again after the devastation of COVID-19, Cargostore Worldwide talks to PES Wind about how they have managed to stay profitable during the pandemic. We explore the company’s timeline of growth over the last three years which has led to their current position in the offshore container industry. 2017 - Cargostore Containers LLC established in U.A.E In late 2017, Cargostore Worldwide formalized their expansion into the U.A.E by opening Cargostore Containers LLC, based in Abu Dhabi, appointing Sohail Ashraf as General Manager. The move cemented their position in the market as a leading supplier of DNV 2.7-1 certified containers to offshore oil and gas projects in the region. With oil and gas production on the rise, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation (ADNOC) had made known their intention to enforce the DNV 2.7-1 standard for offshore cargo carrying units, and to phase out the less safe ‘hybrid units’ which were common in the region. As Cargostore’s entire offshore fleet were already DNV 2.7-1 certified, they were ahead of the curve, which led to them supporting large projects in the region. ‘I was thrilled to join the Cargostore team in 2017 at the forefront of Cargostore Containers

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As the world begins to open up again after the devastation of COVID-19, Cargostore Worldwide talks to PES Media about how they have managed to stay profitable during the pandemic. We explore the company’s timeline of growth over the last three years which has led to their current position in the offshore container industry. 2017 - Cargostore Containers LLC established in U.A.E In late 2017, Cargostore Worldwide formalized their expansion into the U.A.E by opening Cargostore Containers LLC, based in Abu Dhabi, appointing Sohail Ashraf as General Manager. The move cemented their position in the market as a leading supplier of DNV 2.7-1 certified containers to offshore oil and gas projects in the region. With oil and gas production on the rise, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Corporation (ADNOC) had made known their intention to enforce the DNV 2.7-1 standard for offshore cargo carrying units, and to phase out the less safe ‘hybrid units’ which were common in the region. As Cargostore’s entire offshore fleet were already DNV 2.7-1 certified, they were ahead of the curve, which led to them supporting large projects in the region. ‘I was thrilled to join the Cargostore team in 2017 at the forefront of Cargostore Containers LLC. It

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From its beginning, Studer has been in the forefront of battery-based systems. Despite the constant evolution of the sector, and the arrival of new competitors, Studer has kept a leading position. All manufacturing is carried out in Switzerland, to the highest quality standards. Serge Remy, Head of Sales, gave PES a look back of over 30 years of history and bringing us right up to the present day. The pioneer years Here is the story of a company which started small, in a tiny country called Switzerland. The man who founded this company in 1987, Roland Studer, had a great idea: to offer high value power electronics to a brand-new market, which then was still in its youth and to offer it beyond the frontier of Switzerland. Of course, it was solar photovoltaic. The first solar charge controller 200Wp with analog display is born Only one year after, the first device was improved and got up to to 300Wp, incorporating a digital display.

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Since 1997, DHSS has been involved in offshore energy projects, carried out in the Southern North Sea. The company established its name in the industry, as a provider of vessel agency services and helicopter operations, for complicated offshore projects. Thus, providing an important interface, between offshore and onshore, delivering tailor made services. First contact with offshore wind Our experience in logistics and safety standards gained from working in the oil & gas industry, strengthened the firm when adding offshore wind to our portfolio in 2016, the main other area in the offshore energy sector. In 2016, the largest offshore wind farm in Europe at that time, Gemini, was built 85 kilometres off the coast of the Netherlands. The first involvement in offshore wind for DHSS, was acting as the control tower for the helicopter operations during the installation phase.

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OEG’s Local Equipment Room modules installed on the London Array offshore substation topside structures. Credit London Array © courtesy of London Array OEG Offshore entered the wind power and renewables market in 2010, with a substantial contract award for the landmark London Array Offshore Wind Farm, in the Thames Estuary. A decade on, the company offers a combined portfolio of products and services to the clean energy sector including bespoke module builds, sale and rental of DNV certified containers and offshore aviation services. The £2.2 million order placed by Siemens Transmission and Distribution Ltd., for the London Array Offshore Wind Farm included the design and custom build of eighteen prefabricated modular Local Equipment Rooms (LER) to house specialist electrical distribution equipment along with workshop and emergency accommodation facilities. Siemens selected a modular approach as it allowed a fast and efficient platform build to meet the tight timescales for the project.

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In Europe today, it is standard to equip newly built wind turbines with service lifts. These allow technicians easy access to all levels of the tower. Many older turbines do not have this advantage and require operations and maintenance personnel to ladder climb instead. On such wind farms, there are countless soft tissue injuries due to the repetitive motion of climbing. These injuries lead to sick days, reduced motivation and can stress the operation efficiency of the project. 3S Lift offers specialized retrofit solutions for existing turbines that allow technicians to ascend towers more quickly and protect their health against the strain put on the body by climbing. This way, they can reach the top rested and start their work right away. Over the last 20 years, 3S Lift has become a leading global wind turbine tower internals (WTTI) solution provider. With locations in China, India, Europe and the US, the company supplies a wide range of products to wind turbine manufacturers, tower manufacturers, service providers and wind farm owners across more than 40 countries. Retrofitting existing wind turbines with these solutions can add considerable value, improving both, health & safety and economic performance. That’s why a number of large developers are

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Studer 自创立之初便一直走在储能逆变器制造的最前沿。尽管在该行业不断演变的过程中,新的竞争对手层出不穷,但 Studer 始终保持着自身的领先地位。Studer 的所有制造活动均按照最高质量标准在瑞士进行。以下,Studer 销售主管 Serge Remy 带领 PES 回顾了 Studer 30 多年的历史,并向 PES 讲述了 Studer 的现状。 开创期 以下故事的主角是一家于瑞士萌芽并逐步发展壮大的公司。 1987 年,该公司创始人 Roland Studer 萌生出一个伟大的想法:将高价值能量调节设备推向一个崭新的市场,一个当时尚处在发展初期的市场,并将该等设备销往瑞士以外的其他国家。这个崭新的市场当然就是太阳能光伏市场。 首款具有模拟显示功能的 200Wp 太阳能充电控制器问世 仅一年之后,该首款设备便经过改进而达到了高达 300Wp 的峰值功率,并集成了数字显示功能。 发展壮大期 90 年代,Studer 销售额呈现出指数增长,并开发出其首款正弦波逆变器。 Studer 的创新成果之所以能脱颖而出,是因为他们并未单纯停留于发明本身,而是积极地将发明转化为新产品、解决方案和服务,从而使自身在市场上占有一席之地。 1998 年,Studer 发明了首款内置太阳能充电的逆变器。在接下来的十年里,其业务在全球范围内扩展至可再生能源领域的其他应用,如移动、备用和通讯系统。 2000 年前夕,地方性企业 Studer Innotec 完美转身,成为一家全球性企业。 潜心创新 Studer 自创立之初便一直以创新来定义自身。事实上,正是创新这一品质造就了 Studer。 在接下来的十年里,Studer推出业界最先进对的Xtender系列模块式逆变器,该系统开启了一系列旨在优化可用能源之利用的产品。这些产品既可用作离网逆变器、电池充电器、并网馈电设备,也可为输入电网提供能量协助。Xtender 既是一种高科技设备,又是能源系统管理的关键参与者。

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With two new vessels a Danish shipping company has broken records within both safe, reliable and cost-efficient crew transfers in the offshore wind industry. But this is not all… PES is delighted to bring you a preview of MHO-Co’s ‘green’ hybrid vessels of the future, which are in the pipeline at this very moment. The two sister vessels ‘MHO Gurli’ and ‘MHO Esbjerg’ were designed by the CEO of MHO-Co Mik Henriksen, who founded the shipping company in 2015. He has a long career in the industry, having built both aluminium ferries and crew transfer vessels, and with he has never concealed his ambitions to challenge and push boundaries within safe and reliable crew transfer, whilst minimizing both the financial and environmental costs of sailing to and from offshore wind farms. Measuring 39m, holding up to 65 tons of cargo and with enough room for 24 technicians, these sister vessels are the largest offshore wind farm taxis in the world. And indeed, ‘Gurli’ and ‘Esbjerg’ were met by scepticism from the industry, when they were set afloat in January and May 2019, respectively. A scepticism which has long been put to rest. ‘Of course, there were teething problems with a completely redesigned

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The global offshore wind industry is developing the next generation of offshore wind turbines. These turbines can be more than 270 metres high and are fitted with blades of 120 metres long. Offshore installation vessels currently available on the market are facing increasing difficulties to install these types of turbines due to the turbines’ sizes and installation heights, as well as the ever-increasing foundation dimensions. PES brings you the latest update from the Jan De Nul Group. Based on the above findings the Jan De Nul Group decided to design and order the Voltaire earlier this year. The Voltaire is a revolutionary offshore jack-up installation vessel, named after the French writer, historian and philosopher François-Marie Arouet, known by his pseudonym Voltaire and as an icon of the European Enlightenment of the 18th century. Both Voltaire and our jack-up vessel are pioneers within their field of expertise. This is the third vessel of its kind in the Jan De Nul fleet, after the Vole au vent and the Taillevent. With an unrivalled crane capacity of over 3,000 tonnes, this jack-up vessel will be able to support the renewable energy industry to build the future wind farms at sea. ‘Upon her delivery in 2022,

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The Port of Thyboron is a one-of-a-kind industrial port on the Danish coast. Given its unique position, the port is developing with rising cargo transportation, lucrative maritime and fishery sidelines and has the potential to increase together with the rise in the offshore wind farm activity in the North Sea as wind farm site and hub. Thyboron Port is an independent port, owned by Lemvig Municipality. Located on the Danish North Sea coast inside the Limfjord, it has 5.5km of quay line at water depths varying from 3.5m to 9m. ‘Yes, we are very busy,’ reflected Port Director Jesper Holt Jensen. ‘But the unique atmosphere around the port, the companies that support each other and the projects we are embarking on, just adds to the one-off can-do attitude that you will rarely find elsewhere across Europe’s ports. ‘We might be small in stature, as the tenth biggest cargo port in Denmark, but we are big on getting the job done. Unstinting cooperation between all companies within the port is renowned. It is the port’s DNA.’ Indeed, the word ‘unique’ crops up many times when talking about the activities, the positioning and the overall performance of the Port of Thyboron. Founded by

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