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Dutch Ship Design firm celebrates first decade of business What started as a small naval architectural office 10 years ago has grown into an established and well-respected company. Using various projects and a growing number of in-house disciplines to demonstrate how the company has developed, Managing Director Basjan Faber looks back at some of the most significant moments of the previous decade. “In terms of vessels, there have been numerous milestones,” Mr Faber begins. “The St. Pierre – a Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger – was probably the first, for which we provided the concept, basic and detailed Design. Another memorable project was the cargo vessel Atlantic Dawn.” More recently, C-Job’s momentum has continued with additional vessels, each of which further cementing the company’s respected position in the maritime sector. “We are very proud to have worked on the initial, concept and basic designs for the Texelstroom,” he adds, referring to the CNG-Electric passenger ferry that won the 2017 Shippax Ferry Award. “And, of course the dredgers that we designed for DEME and Van Oord are also significant vessels too.”

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Wakefield Acoustics, a leader in the design, manufacture and installation of noise control technologies, has secured a six-figure contract to supply a package of acoustic equipment for the new gas-fired power plant at Creyke Beck Power Station in East Yorkshire. As part of the contract, the company will supply 11 high specification inlet ventilation modules, 11 outlet ventilation modules, as well as a series of acoustic doors to support the expansion of the Creyke Beck Power Station. The new gas-fired power plant at Creyke Beck Power Station is one of the first of its kind in the region and is expected to provide back-up power for as many as 50,000 homes at short notice. These ‘peaking’ plants are being built all over the UK to provide instantaneous back up power to the grid as unreliable renewables such as wind become increasingly part of the energy mix.

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The German laser micromachining specialist has celebrated its 15th anniversary with opening its new main building The German mechanical engineering company 3D-Micromac AG, the leading specialist in laser micromachining, has celebrated its 15th year of existence on September 7, 2017. At the same time, 3D-Micromac has opened its newly constructed main building with a ceremonial event for customers, business partners and employees. In addition to the anniversary and inauguration ceremony in the evening, the company has welcomed laser experts to the in-house trade fair ILaCoS during the day, which as usual will offer expert lectures and workshops dealing with current topics in laser micro-machining. "We owe our company's growth and success to our customers and partners who have relied on our expertise and performance right from the start," explains Tino Petsch, CEO of 3D-Micromac AG. "But such a successful development would not have been possible without the outstanding commitment and top efforts of all employees. That is why we are delighted to be able to celebrate the anniversary and opening of the new building together with our team." Innovative room and workplace concepts with communicative open space elements have been realized in the modern building, which meet employee needs. The building is

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Spliethoff chooses Hatenboer-Water water treatment equipment for their six new multipurpose vessels, designed for operations in tough conditions. The first of these deliveries is currently being engineered by Hatenboer-Water. A total of six ships will be outfitted with robust Oceanus reverse osmosis systems, including hot and cold water equipment and all relevant water treatment components. The water generators will be handed over by the Hatenboer Water Singapore branch. Spliethoff The vessels of this new R-Class are currently under construction in China. They are optimised for fuel efficiency and equipped with scrubbers to reduce their environmental footprint. With a hold length of over 100 meters and combinable Heavy Lift cranes the vessels are highly suitable to operate in the specialised breakbulk market with heavy and outsized cargoes. The accommodation, including the navigation bridge, is situated forward, offering a long, wide and well protected deck for ultra- long pieces, as for instance windmill equipment, when carried on deck. More information: www.spliethoff.com. Hatenboer-Water Hatenboer-Water has a long history in the field of water. For over one hundred years, the privately owned organisation is an internationally renowned full service player in the water treatment market. Hatenboer-Water designs, constructs and supplies complete fresh water modules. They have extensive experience in

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Younicos-designed WEMAG battery park successfully “black starts” grid on first attempt Project partners for Europe’s first commercial battery plant to bring innovative black start concept to market maturity/Younicos software manages reliable re-establishment of power grid Berlin and Schwerin, August 14, 2017: In a first-of-its-kind trial, Europe’s first commercial battery power plant, in combination with a combined-cycle gas turbine, has successfully restored a previously disconnected power grid in the North German city of Schwerin. In the experiment, the reconstruction of the disconnected power grid in the state capital of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania was successfully tested with the aid of a battery system paired with a gas and steam turbine (CCGT) plant. For the test, a microgrid was first established between the CCGT, three substations and the WEMAG battery power station, which was developed by the Berlin-based storage pioneer Younicos. After the power island was set up, the disconnected CCGT plant was successfully put into operation again by the battery storage system. During the multi-hour test, local electricity customers were not connected to this islanded power grid; their supply was ensured via other lines. “The WEMAG battery plant proved that it can restore the power grid after major disruption or blackout. To date, purely conventional power plant technology has been used for this purpose,” said WEMAG board member Caspar Baumgart. “This test is proof of the impressive

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6,000 square foot building Built to support semiconductor and coating customers Incorporates the latest Pfeiffer Vacuum service know-how Asslar, Germany, August 2017. Pfeiffer Vacuum has opened a new service center in Malaysia. The more than 6,000 square foot building will house administration, sales, and service departments. The main activities will be the repair of the dry backing pump range. Other products will follow in the coming months. The service center is located within Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) at Kulim, Kedah state, in northern Malaysia. KHTP was completed in 1996, as the first fully integrated Hi-Tech Park in Malaysia. It occupies a total area of 4,510 acres and is only 40 minutes away from the Penang International Airport. KHTP houses one of the largest networks of multinational semiconductor and coating companies in Malaysia. Several of Pfeiffer Vacuum’s major customers are within a 15 minute drive from the new service center. “This is a huge milestone in our history. Our business in Malaysia and Singapore is very important for our growth. Asia is the fastest growing area in our company. Nearly 40% of our business is related to Asia. So we are quite happy to be close to Malaysia today”, said Dr. Matthias Wiemer,

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The German commercial storage system manufacturer TESVOLT will be honored with the Global Leading RES Seal in the category “Largest Project” for the implementation of the worldwide biggest Off-Grid-Battery-System in Rwanda to eliminate energy loss in water pumps. Berlin-Bonn. TESVOLT has been allocated the contract to build the worldwide largest off-grid-battery-system to deal with the energy loss in much needed water pumps in Rwanda. For the dedication and innovative mindset to promote the mission of clean energy while supporting agricultural projects TESVOLT is the perfect candidate for the Global Leading RES Seal. To counter the power stoppage occurring up to four times a day between 5 and 45 minutes TESVOLT will be joining forces with the international project planner EPC IdeemaSun to install a decentralized off-grid storage system with a total capacity of 2.68 megawatt-hours. The battery system and a 3.3 MW solar power station will improve the living conditions of around 2,000 farmers, who currently live in extreme poverty. Many African countries suffer from instability due to inner conflicts and poverty, which results in a lack of infrastructure. Where we can help: Creating awareness about the importance of access to electricity needs as well as the stabilization of electricity supply. Projects

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Soon after VOS Start’s arrival in Amsterdam, SMST was on location for installation of their 50t subsea knuckle boom crane with active heave compensation. This crane for VOS Start and the identical crane for sister vessel VOS Stone are the fifth and sixth offshore cranes SMST delivers to Vroon. By installing the SMST knuckle boom crane, Vroon increases the operational flexibility of both VOS Start and VOS Stone. Besides that the full active heave compensated crane can be used for all kind of subsea work, it can also be fitted with a motion compensation knuckle module to perform 3D compensated lifts up to 5t. The module can be exchanged between the cranes of both vessels resulting in maximum flexibility. The motion compensated knuckle provides a large operational window enabling the vessel and its crew to perform in harsher sea conditions, with increased workability. It offers a great solution to handle loads to offshore structures in all kinds of wave conditions. Although it was a tight schedule, the installation of the crane and first load testing were carried out successfully. VOS Start, Vroon’s first DP2 subsea-support walk-to-work vessel, will shortly be delivered to charterer MHI Vestas Offshore Wind.

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New Pfisterer cable fittings for 420 kV have successfully passed IEC 62067 qualification testing. The type test including water-tightness test for the joint and the pre-qualification test were carried out in partnership with Greek cable manufacturer Hellenic Cables Group. For the enamelled conductor cables that were used in the qualification testing, Pfisterer developed the new efficient Frontcon connector. With the official qualification, in which all tests required under IEC 62067 were successfully passed, Pfisterer has further expanded its high-voltage range. Ixosil outdoor terminations and slip-on joints, Connex separable cable connectors and sockets, and the gas-insulated Connex joint for the voltage level up to 420 kV – like all of the independent accessory manufacturer’s products – are universally deployable and compatible with all XLPE cables by all suppliers. They therefore form the basis for efficient partnerships. Fast installation of enamelled conductor cables with Frontcon The first cable-specific system test for 420 kV was carried out in partnership with Hellenic Cables Group. “In this project, the challenge was not only the voltage level, which was new for us, but also the conductors with enamelled strands. With these cables, which are designed specifically for the transmission of high currents, the so-called skin effect is reduced. However,

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Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partner and “K” Line, Tokyo, have reached an agreement for Harren & Partner to acquire German carrier SAL Heavy Lift on 27 July 2017. SAL will become the new dominant player in the super heavy lift segment (900 t to 2,000 t crane capacity). SAL Heavy Lift, founded in 1980 in the “Altes Land” area near Hamburg, is one of the world’s leading carriers spe- cialised in the sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. Its offshore subsidiary, SAL Offshore, develops and sup- plies installation solutions for the oil & gas and renewables sectors. Part of the “K” Line Group since 2011, SAL has access to a highly flexible fleet of 15 heavy lift vessels and a worldwide network with offices and agencies in 25 countries. “I am very proud and pleased that we have reached the agreement with “K” Line. This is another milestone in Harren & Partner’s history. SAL is an eminently respectable company with experienced employees and long-term customer relationships which stands for innovation, quality and technical expertise,” says Dr. Martin Harren, Man- aging Director of Harren & Partner. “We believe that this acquisition will ensure that both SAL and Harren & Part-

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