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An Alfa Laval Smit Combustion system (FU type) is now installed at the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre in Aalborg, Denmark. The system, which adds inert gas production to the centre’s already comprehensive range of full-scale vessel applications, will ensure that Alfa Laval remains at the forefront of developing and optimizing inert gas systems. Inaugurated in 2014, the Alfa Laval Test & Training Centre is essentially a full-sized machine room on land, with equipment from all of Alfa Laval’s marine product groups installed in process lines as they would be on a commercial vessel. To support a focus on gas applications and combustion technology, the testing space underwent a major expansion in 2017, which added 1100 m2 and a gas fuel supply. The new Smit Combustion system fits neatly into that expansion, where flame tests and other activities are underway with the Alfa Laval Gas Combustion Unit (GCU) and multi-fuel Alfa Laval Aalborg burner systems. Leading innovation in a safety-critical application Inert gas production is needed on ships that carry oil and gas products, where the inert gas replaces oxygen in the cargo space to ensure a non-combustible atmosphere. The gas is pumped into the cargo tanks during offloading, for tank inspections

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NKT appoints Alexander Kara, a senior power industry executive, CEO The NKT Board of Directors has appointed Alexander Kara President and CEO of NKT and NKT A/S. Alexander Kara is an internationally experienced executive in the power distribution industry, with in-depth market knowledge and technology insight, which will further strengthen NKT’s position as a strong partner in its key markets. Alexander Kara joins NKT 1 August 2019. Alexander Kara (58, German and Swiss citizen) joins NKT from ABB and a position as Senior Vice President, HUB Business Unit Manager CSE, High Voltage Products with responsibility for all ABB high-voltage product plants and markets in Central and Southern Europe. Prior to that and since 1987, He has held several key positions at ABB, some with global functional responsibilities. From 2012 to 2014, Alexander Kara was head of ABB’s global power cables business in Karlskrona, Sweden, now owned by NKT. Chairman of the Board of Directors, Jens Due Olsen, says: - With the appointment of Alexander Kara as new CEO of NKT, we have found the right profile to further strengthen our power cable business and to position us even better to benefit from the green energy transformation and the growth opportunities in our markets. Alexander

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Market players continue to grapple with technology issues while finetuning business models March 19, 2019 – Boulder, CO – A new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Researchexamines the strategy and execution of 20 companies developing automated driving systems, with Waymo, GM Cruise, and Ford Autonomous Vehicles ranked as the leading market players. During 2018, several companies began providing revenue-generating automated mobility services, yet the industry also saw the first fatal accident with a developmental automated vehicle, along with multiple crashes involving partially automated vehicles. In 2019, market players continue to grapple with technology issues while finetuning business models, with just a handful of players leading the way. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @NavigantRSRCH, Waymo, GM Cruise, and Ford Autonomous Vehicles are the leading companies developing automated driving systems. “Currently, all automated driving market players have one thing in common: no company is providing commercial services without a human safety operator onboard the vehicle when carrying passengers,” says Sam Abuelsamid, principal research analyst with Navigant Research. “The leading companies, however, are working to develop suitable business models in conjunction with the core technology development, and remain most likely to succeed in commercializing automated driving without squandering enormous investments in R&D.” While

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Roxtec has received the 2019 Sweden’s Best Managed Companies recognition, sponsored by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq. Mikael Helmerson, CEO of Roxtec, sees the award as an acknowledgement of the company’s determined improvement work. “It feels extra good that we have been examined out of a holistic perspective and that we fulfill all quality requirements. Deloitte are world-leading consultants within audit services and have a vast experience in inspecting successful companies around the world,” says Mikael Helmerson. Best Managed Companies is a quality award to recognize the overall success of private Swedish companies based on strategic direction, ability to execute, corporate culture and financial performance. The program was established in Canada in 1993 and has since then been introduced in more than 20 countries around the world. ”Immensely successful” Sweden’s Best Managed Companies was launched during 2018 by Deloitte in cooperation with Nasdaq. This is the inaugural year of the award. 20 companies participated in the program and an independent jury panel selected 12 companies that fulfill all the quality requirements. “We are proud to recognize these twelve Swedish companies. All of them are immensely successful companies with a clear strategic agenda and robust internal processes,” says Therese Kjellberg, partner at Deloitte and responsible for

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Texo Group, one of the UK’s fastest growing technology and engineering services companies has today announced the appointment of Major General Martin Smith CB MBE to its main board as a non-executive advisor. Major General Smith is a former serving Royal Marines officer who was Commandant General Royal Marines from 2014 to 2016. He was previously commander of 3 Commando Brigade, and before that Commanding Officer of 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group and Deputy Commander of 3 Commando Brigade. John Wood, Chief Operating Officer, Texo Group said: “I am delighted to welcome Martin to the Group. It is both a personal and professional honour to have someone of Martin’s prominence and experience join our advisory board. His vast experience in overcoming the challenges faced during major deployments and extensive maritime operations will be of particular value in developing our broad range of services for our clients, across multiple sectors. As a former Royal Marines Commando myself, I know first-hand the importance of leadership and experience and Martin, as his superlative military career proves, has these in abundance.” Mr Wood added: “Martin will bring a new dimension to our board, providing counsel and support to help us move forward in this high growth stage in our

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S&P Global Ratings views the electric utilities' regulatory framework in Latin America as supportive, overall. Regulations in most of countries allow for timely recovery of operating costs and capital. We consider such frameworks as predictable and transparent, which we view as credit supportive. During the short and medium term, we believe regulators will focus on raising the share of non-conventional renewable energy in the electricity matrix; improving the transmission systems and connectivity to new industrial and/or urban areas; and using additional investments and digitalization efforts in order to improve efficiency. Key Takeaways -  Chile'sregulatorhasasolidandlongtrackrecord.Theframeworkhasnotonlybeen resilient to economic expansionary cycles, but more importantly, to recessions. Similarly, Colombia's efforts to ensure the stability of electric utilities has spanned almost 30 years. -  Inourview,Brazil'sregulatoryframeworkisgraduallyimproving.Ratesarebetter reflecting electricity costs which, in turn, is bolstering the financial stability of the sector's companies. That said, the industry experienced some political interference during the previous administration. -  ArgentinahasmadeseveralmodificationstoreducemarketdistortionssincePresident Macri took office in late 2015, but we believe there's still a long road ahead before regulations catch up with those of neighboring countries. -  WebelieveMexico'sregulatoryframeworkhasbeenslowlyimproving,withtherising transparency in the electricity rate setting and share of private investments in the generation sector. However, there are substantial uncertainties over the new administration's approach

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Award ceremony in Ivory Coast Wittenberg/Germany, Abidjan/Africa, 14 March 2019 – Tesvolt has been presented with an international award for rural electrification. The German manufacturer of power storage systems for agriculture and commerce received the prize in the category Private Sector in Australia, Europe and North America for establishing a sustainable energy supply on an avocado farm in Australia. The award was presented yesterday evening during a ceremony hosted by the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) at the headquarters of the African Development Bank in Abidjan. Last year, the Australian project already won The smarter E AWARD at the Intersolar exhibition. Press photos are available here: https://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-wins-international-award-for-rural-electrification-__prr33.html “This award honours the most passionate and innovative players working to provide people with access to energy. Tesvolt submitted a well-rounded concept which stood out against the rest, particularly with regard to its effectiveness and potential for use in other areas,” said Guilherme Collares Pereira, head judge and ARE Vice President. The international industry organization has approximately 150 members, mostly project developers and technology providers. It has been campaigning for over ten years for low- to middle-income households in rural regions, in particular, to receive access to affordable, safe and clean energy. About 1 billion people

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Luxcara, one of the leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, and Alpiq, a pan European energy services provider and electricity producer with Swiss roots, offering customized and digital energy solutions, have entered into a physical long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) for the output of the Spanish solar project El Salobral. The solar project is located in the southern Spanish municipality of Espejo. With a capacity of approximately 45 MWp, the solar plant will provide more than 20,000 households with renewable energy. “Already back in 2015, we started to focus on projects in grid parity markets and to structure PPAs with reliable offtakers for our wind and solar portfolio. We are happy to now enter into an agreement with Alpiq for this solar project in Spain”, says Dr. Philip Sander, Managing Partner of Luxcara. “Alpiq is strongly committed to the Spanish market for almost 10 years and we have a vocation for growth in Spain, where we remain very close to renewable producers and cogeneration plants offering tailor-made solutions to optimize their revenues and help them manage their risks, and on competitive gas and power supply. This is a very relevant transaction for Alpiq in Spain and we expect that we will be

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Cargostore Managing Director, Justin Farrington Smith has been appointed as the Chairman for the Southern Region Committee of the Energy Industries Council (EIC). The role of the Chairman is to bring together the committee members in order to shape the future direction of the EIC for the region. Natalie Melliard, Business Leads and Events Manager for the EIC says ‘Justin was nominated for the role as he is extremely pro-active in the committee, often attending, funding and assisting with networking events. He is a strong leader and advocate for the EIC and after accepting the nomination was voted in by the current members of the committee.’ Mr Farrington Smith’s background in maximising business potential for organisations will be put to good use at an exciting time as the EIC continues to drive strategy forward and build deeper relationships with members to fulfil their purpose to help members understand, identify and pursue business opportunities globally. Mr Farrington Smith says, “The Energy Industry Council is the leading trade association for UK energy supply companies, and I was honoured to be asked to chair the southern regional committee. Over the coming months I hope to work closely with the EIC team and members.” About Justin Farrington Smith. Mr Farrington Smith

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13 March 2019, Sheffield, UK: Libertine FPE (“Libertine”), the creator of Smart Engine technology for electric vehicles (EVs), has joined forces with Productiv, a provider of venture engineering services for cleantech businesses, to accelerate and de-risk commercialisation of a range of modular Smart Engines using Libertine’s intelliGEN platform. The collaboration will focus on delivering electric vehicle and lab-based prototype power generator systems to showcase Libertine’s modular Smart Engine packaging concept, and demonstrating the Smart Engine performance made possible by Libertine’s linear e-machine and controls technologies. In addition, Libertine and Productiv are planning to establish pilot manufacturing systems at Productiv’s facility at The Proving Factory in Coventry to support Smart Engine client product developments with pre-production prototype systems including full vehicle demonstrations. Smart Engines at a glance A Smart Engine has the crankshaft replaced by software-controlled linear electrical machines that generate electrical power and govern piston motion to optimise the combustion process.  In addition, advanced data logging, analytics and diagnostics functions in Smart Engines will reduce maintenance costs and improve demand response. Libertine’s real-time electronic piston motion control and adaptive control algorithms will help make Smart Engines that are far more efficient, cleaner and more flexible than conventional engines. Smart Engines are a key technology in

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