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Sputter deposition is a technology for the surface treatment of substrates. The technique is based on ion bombardment of a target, resulting in a vapor. One of the most common approaches for growing thin films by sputter deposition is the use of a magnetron source, in which positive ions present in the plasma. Well known as direct current (DC sputtering) for conductive targets and radio frequency (RF sputtering) for nonconductive targets. Magnetron sputtering in diverse modes like DC, pulsed DC, bipolar and RF is available on the market. Due to its versatility and the possibility to apply it on a large scale at low costs, sputter deposition or sputtering is widely used in research and industry. Different sputter variations are used in application fields like high-end multilayer systems for thermal insulation, hard coatings and self cleaning windows, transparent electrodes for photovoltaics and display industry, or functional films in microelectronics. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES and sputtering SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has delivered in excess of 8,000 vacuum sputtering machines worldwide over the past 20 years. The machines range from standard sputtering systems to ultra-high vacuum deposition machines, applying extremely thin layers. Importantly they have capabilities down to 0.2 nm for the semiconductor industry as well as data storage,

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The first thing you need to know about RG Rom Gummi A/S is, that it’s a family owned business with headquarters near the west coast of Jutland. Therefore, developing and producing products to use at sea, has always been a part of the company’s DNA. Back in 1983, the first generation of Kristensen’s mainly focussed on high-quality products for the local fishing industry and a small range of products for the offshore industry. Back then, the business only consisted of 3 employees including the owner, who was also the manager. He also worked in production. As time went on RG Rom Gummi A/S, began producing other goods, in high-quality rubber, for a variety of industries. This resulted in a couple of new employees, but the company still remained a very small operation. After a successful generational change in 2008, the company started to look towards new industries and markets, with a huge desire to grow and develop into a bigger company. The combination of exceptional knowledge about rubber production techniques and a new business strategy opened the way for new and exciting opportunities. One of these new opportunities was the growth in the offshore industry. RG Seasight Fenders was founded in 2010 by

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The development of the offshore wind industry shows that the wind farms are being developed further and further away from shore and ports. Our core business, as we see it, is to develop vessels that are larger and more seaworthy than the vessels we have been servicing the industry with so far. MHO & Co sees this challenge as the company’s main objective. The plan is to have vessels that can operate in the most difficult conditions, and for the longest possible time without breakdown or need for port calls or service interruptions. Our vessels work very efficiently on the fuel consumption side of things, this has got the added advantage of being less stressful for the engines and propulsion package and also more ‘green’. ‘This adds value to the entire value chain in any offshore wind farm operation,’ says CEO Mik Henriksen. ‘We design boats specifically with focus on safety, reliability, comfort for technical staff and with operational boundaries that surpass everything we have in the market today.’ The goal of MHO & Co has always been that the vessels must be operated and maintained to enable the client to have them available 365 days a year. This will be an ongoing

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Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, offshore oil and gas and offshore wind, and is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. The company has a long and varied history in marine engineering, an industry that has its origins in the Netherlands. Over the past 150 years Van Oord, a family-owned business, has grown into one of the largest marine engineering companies in the world. The origins of Dutch marine engineering lie in the Netherlands’ unique location on the North Sea and its centuries-long battle against the water. Van Oord’s work is rooted in that battle. The history of the company is intertwined with the country’s biggest marine engineering projects, including the Nieuwe Waterweg Canal, the Delta Works, and the Port of Rotterdam’s Maasvlakte II expansion. These were projects that fuelled economic growth and kept the Dutch population safe from flooding. Since the late nineteenth century, the company has also applied its expertise abroad. Van Oord extended the port of Surabaya, constructed the Palm Islands in Dubai, dredged the Suez Canal, and installed the Gemini offshore wind park. They have gained a great deal of knowledge and experience over the years, and the company has grown to become one

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Hardly any industry is growing as fast as the offshore-wind energy sector. The helicopter operator HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH, has supported offshore alternative energy from the very beginning. Today, the company is one of the leading providers for helicopter hoist-missions to offshore wind turbines and their substation platforms. PES is delighted to bring you this exclusive. It’s early in the morning on the airfield of the East Frisian City of Emden (EDWE) and even at this time there is a hustle and bustle. Ground handlers are towing helicopters over the apron, refueling them and the first passengers are arriving at the check-in area. A strong and cold wind is blowing, a perfect day for flying, at least for the HTM crews. As soon as the wind turbines are out of service and the waves too high to transport the trouble shooting teams, via CTV (a special Crew Transfer Vessel), the hour of action sounds for the Emden based helicopter operator. Time is money and an unserviceable wind energy plant produces costs instead of earning profit (12.000-30.000 euros a day on windy days). Therefore, the top goal of HTM is to serve their customers timely, safely with utmost flexibility flexible. One day offshore Normally

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In the last issue of PES Wind, Hans Gatzemeier, Managing Director of ELA Container Offshore GmbH, gave an exclusive interview. Amongst other things, he talked about their company background, offshore container solutions, HSE measures and employee training. Here is our follow-up, in which we are pleased to present our various container solutions provided by the ALLROUNDER, PREMIUM and PREMIUM PLUS. ELA Container GmbH, a family run company, was founded in 1972. It came from an idea to convert transport containers into functional, mobile multipurpose rooms. ELA Container Offshore was set-up in 2014, as a response to the special needs of the offshore industry. The aim was to provide the offshore business with compact container modules. Nowadays ELA has 600 employees, an international operation and has leased out more than 23,000 mobile units throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Thanks to our long-term experience in building container solutions, we have succeeded in developing a wide range of container types especially designed for the offshore industry. The standard system, already meets most customer requirements. The containers fulfil a wide range of individual needs and are equipped with a variety of facilities, meaning they can be used as: • Living quarters • Dining rooms • Kitchens • Bathrooms and toilet • Offices •

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Blaaholm designed and manufactured the Davit Crane because of the increased weight of future wind turbine components, which puts greater demands on crane capacity and the demand for savings on service costs from their customers. PES sat down with Torben Blaaholm to find out more about this crane’s innovative features. The new crane offers the following key features: a lifting capacity of 1000kg to 2000kg, automatic and manual overload protection systems and special features for easy access for the servicing. We also provide a special service through a partnership with Fanø Kran-Service, which provides great benefits for our customers. We developed the Davit Crane in cooperation with our customers in the wind industry, due to the increased weight on future components used in wind turbines, which places greater demands on the current onsite crane capacity. It’s is new to the market and the reduced service costs and competitive prices have secured early success. There are already signed contracts and we have been invited to tender on a significant number of offshore wind projects. Located in Esbjerg, Denmark, Blaaholm has developed and produced lifting equipment for the wind industry since 2008. We supply solutions worldwide within 4 business areas: tower production, wind industry, automation &

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Part of A. Silva Matos Group, founded in 1980, a family owned Portuguese Industrial Group operating in the steel industry worldwide, ASM Industries (ASMI) is a holding company that operates in the manufacturing of steel equipment for the renewable and marine industries. The company is nowadays a reference in the supply chain among the wind power industry. Since 2006, the company has already supplied more than 4000 steel wind tower sections worldwide, becoming a trustworthy, reliable and recognized partner. Over the years, the company has strategically invested in additional fabrication capacity as well as in innovation and technology, in order to be always able to fulfil the expectations of its clients and partners. It’s clear that the success is based on a solid and dedicated team, mixing the experience, know-how and the strong values of the A.Silva Matos Group, with the young, creative and ambitious team spirit. ASM Industries Being a manufacturer of heavy steel products, ASMI has its focus on three business lines: wind towers, offshore foundations and marine structures. To fulfil its business strategy, it has created industrial capacity in three operating units located in Portugal, a country with long tradition and experience in the steel works, served by a long Atlantic

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250,000 items, and now over 300 delivery partners – in the last two years the Hamburg-based wind energy products distributor WINDSOURCING.COM keeps on growing. These are exciting times for this go ahead company. This spring, for example, the Finnish abrasives manufacturer Mirka and Kömmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH joined as partners. Managing Director Stefan Weber explains the success of the company is due to the continuously growing product portfolio and simultaneously its proximity to customers, suppliers, manufacturers and products. Once again in September WINDSOURCING.COM will be at the leading trade fair, WindEnergy 2018, in Hamburg with a selection of its products and services. ‘We are not an anonymous internet platform,’ Stefan Weber explains the company’s success: ‘Our customers can contact us by phone or in person in several languages. Our products and services come with concrete faces and names that they can trust. The personal accessibility and relationship are very important, both for our customers and for us as a company.’ This is one of the reasons why participation in trade fairs, such as the WindEnergy in Hamburg, where the distributor has had its own booth since the first show in 2014, are important for the team: ‘People also want to touch products, and may have

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Offshore wind turbines are the giants of wind power and their construction is an impressive spectacle. Extremely heavy, massive components are moved on the water by even more powerful equipment. Over the past decade, the German company Schmidbauer GmbH & Co. KG has established itself as a logistics partner for the offshore industry. This company has not only continuously expanded its fleet of crane vehicles to meet the needs of the industry, but also invested in the service know-how of its personnel. New 6-axle Scheuerle SPMTs were purchased last year alone. So the crane and heavy-load expert is therefore in action at numerous European feeder ports and ports involved in the construction of offshore wind farms. Heavy load logistics for the Merkur offshore wind farm One of the current projects: the transhipment of transition pieces (TPs) for the Merkur offshore wind farm, at the Orange Blue Terminal in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. 66 ‘Haliade 150’ GE-type wind turbines, which should achieve a standard capacity of approx. 1750Gwh per year, are currently being constructed in the North Sea, about 45 kilometres north of the island of Borkum. The work for the construction of this wind farm started at the beginning of 2017 and it is expected

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