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BMT’s Louise Ledgard and Duncan Reed from the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, bring a combined 50 years of global industry experience to EIC Board                                                             London, December 14 2017: The Energy Industries Council (EIC), the leading trade association for companies that supply goods and services to the energy industries worldwide, has announced the appointments of BMT’s Director of Business Development Louise Ledgard and Duncan Reed, Director Project Development with the Dresser-Rand business, part of Siemens Power and Gas, to its Board of Directors. Louise Ledgard has been at BMT, a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy, since 2011, where she leads the business and development team responsible for oil and gas, renewables and critical infrastructure markets. Prior to her role at BMT, Louise was responsible for sales and business development for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for the Metocean Division of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions provider, Fugro. Her 20-year career has also seen her work on several global projects to provide marine engineering support through metocean data collection and analytics including: pipeline studies,

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Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: "The Scottish Government's continued commitment to renewable energy is of course to be welcomed, particularly as its final Energy Strategy will be published within days. "It is encouraging that the Government recognises renewable energy as a key driver of Scotland's economy. "Of note are the funds allocated to support both low-carbon innovation and the decarbonisation of the heat sector - a task which is of critical importance if we are to tackle climate change. "We also welcome the reaffirmation of the Government's intention to follow the suggestions contained in the Barclay Review of business rates and to link increases to the Consumer Prices Index, both of which will benefit new and existing green energy generators. We are pleased that Scottish Renewables' recommendations on these points have been heeded. "We will continue to work to understand the full implications of the detail contained in the Budget document for our members and look forward to working with the Scottish Government as the measures outlined in the Budget and upcoming Energy Strategy are implemented."

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Transport Company Ville Silvasti Ltd has undergone the largest growth investment in its history by acquiring the Danish Frank Nørager & Co. A/S, a family-owned business specialising in wind power logistics. The corporate acquisition makes Silvasti the largest special transport company in northern Europe, with a turnover of nearly EUR 50 million and a staff of nearly 200. The acquisition strengthens Silvasti’s expertise in wind power logistics in particular, which the company has chosen as one its key focus areas. Silvasti and Nørager are amongst the leading special transport companies in northern Europe, specialising particularly in special transports related to wind power plants. The acquisition significantly increases the companies’ capacity to concurrently carry out demanding special transport projects for the industrial sector across Europe. For Silvasti, the acquisition is a natural continuation of years of responsible commitment to family entrepreneurship. “In order to grow in Europe, we must expand both geographically and in terms of our equipment. This acquisition combines Silvasti’s strong planning know-how and comprehensive project management with Frank Nørager & Co. A/S’s operative expertise and extensive fleet resources. We consider the acquisition to be a real ‘perfect match’, bringing together competences that complement each other perfectly,” says Transport Company Ville Silvasti’s

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Storage system comparison using new performance indicator LCOS available on company’s website Wittenberg, 4 December 2017 – TESVOLT has begun delivery of the new TS HV 70 generation of high-voltage storage systems, which store energy even more efficiently than before. To enable installers to compare different storage systems reliably and transparently, TESVOLT is also now offering an LCOS calculator on its website. This can be used to calculate and compare the actual costs per kilowatt hour stored (levelized cost of storage, LCOS) – making it the very first online tool to offer such a clear and comprehensive comparison. For TESVOLT’s high-voltage storage systems, the calculator gives an LCOS of 9 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour. Press photos are available here: http://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-liefert-weltweit-hochvoltspeicher-fuer-9-cent__prr19.html New high-voltage storage system increases cost efficiency TESVOLT has adjusted various parameters to make its TS HV 70 high-voltage storage system even more efficient and, as a result, even more profitable. The system’s discharge capacity has been boosted to as high as 75 kilowatts, and customers can choose to install 14 or 16 modules. Thanks to its increased capacity, the high-voltage storage system achieves a particularly low LCOS of 9 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour stored. LCOS calculator brings greater transparency to the

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In October 30, 2017 Imeon Energy has signed a new partnership agreement with Swiss based battery manufacturer Leclanché, to resell its solar inverters for self-consumption with storage. Following the contract signature, Imeon Energy will supply Leclanché with its new generation of IMEON inverters integrating an Artificial Intelligence able to understand its environment in order to adapt its operating strategy to respect the objectives of the users (autonomy, backup

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Once again, Jan De Nul Group pockets three DPC Innovation Awards: one for Dredger Design, one for Dredging Equipment and another one for Safety. The awards are presented by IHS Dredging & Port Construction, the industry’s leading trade magazine, and focus on the most innovative projects the industry has to offer. Best Dredging Design: Hopper vessels with exhaust gas treatment systems Jan De Nul Group ordered four Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD) equipped with exhaust gas treatment systems in order to reduce harmful emissions to a level lower than any other vessel, including those using LNG as a fuel. Common practise in road freight, but unprecedented within the dredging industry. The deliberate choice was made not to opt for LNG. It is a fact that methane, as a greenhouse gas, has a lot more impact on global warming than the CO2 emitted when burning diesel fuel. Furthermore, by the use of easily available fuels, unlike the limited availability of LNG, lower emission can be guaranteed, worldwide and continuously. Thanks to this innovative technique, the hoppers will correspond with the future European requirements for inland waterway vessels: a standard much more stringent than the applicable requirement. Best Dredging Equipment:   Sediment Transfer Unit design and construction

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World-first renewables projects and the people who made them happen honoured Evening in Edinburgh hears from Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson Cutting-edge energy generation technology and the people who help Scotland make a global renewable energy impact are among some of the winners at the 2017 Scottish Green Energy Awards.The event, which took place in Edinburgh last night (Nov 30), saw winners across 11 categories receive trophies for their work in the country’s 26,000-strong renewables industry. Among those receiving awards were: MeyGen, the world’s largest tidal stream array, in the Pentland Firth off Orkney (Outstanding Project Award). A community hydro scheme near Ullapool which was saved from closure by Locogen, an Edinburgh renewables business (Best Community Engagement Award). Gareth Davies, MD of globally-active consultancy Aquatera and passionate advocate of marine energy (Outstanding Contribution Award) Last night’s winners were drawn from a shortlist of 40, compiled by a panel of 10 judges, from almost 100 entries. Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson MSP addressed the 1,200-strong audience at the event, which was hosted by TV's Hardeep Singh Kohli at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “This year’s Scottish Green Energy Award winners are helping Scotland change the way it thinks about

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The Conext SmartGen is now available with an expanded range of power ratings, providing customers more flexibility to meet power plant capacity limits while optimizing output.  Livermore, California, November 29, 2017 – Schneider Electric Solar has extended its Conext SmartGen inverter power ratings for greater flexibility and optimization of both small and large utility power plants.  For large scale power plants, the CS2200 is now available and is optimized for 4.4 MW stations using two inverters.  To expand the power ratings for smaller power plants in North America, the introduction of the CS1666 provides an optimum power block for 5 MW power plants. In many cases, changing the inverter nameplate power ratings after submitting the interconnect applications can result in delays in processing.  The flexibility offered by the range of power ratings also makes it easier to match up with any power plant capacity limits that are tied to the nameplate power rating of the inverters. The system’s ease of use will also take advantage of Schneider Electric’s Power EcoSystem, including the Conext Viewer user interface, the industry changing Conext PowerCloud, and the Conext Advisor 2 monitoring and control platform. Below is a list of available ratings: Conext SmartGen Models: CS2200: 2200 kW/2200 kVA

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Hamburg-based shipbroker GRS continues to forge ahead with its growth strategy by establishing a new branch office. Growth continues unabated. Now GRS is not just supporting its clients from its Hamburg headquarters, but also from its office recently established in Atlanta. “The new US office is an important step for us as part of our growth strategy,” explains Matthias Mross, GRS Managing Partner. The decision to set up this branch abroad and at a new continent is another real milestone for the company geared towards international business. From Atlanta Alexander Gentsch will continue to extend the excellent network in the USA, the Gulf of Mexico Area and the Caribbean Sea for the European specialist shipbroker. “Being close to our clients and ship owners is of primary importance for us. Now they can benefit from very close collaboration and personal support in the US as well.” emphasizes GRS Managing Partner Philippe Schönefeld. Through a steady process of development for both the company and its service portfolio, GRS has become the European market leader in offshore renewable energy within a very short time span. About GRS: Established in 2011, GRS is the first independent specialist shipbroker for charter, purchase and sales of offshore tonnage and equipment in

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Britain’s electricity is now amongst the cleanest in the world – having moved 13 places up the global rankings to be placed 7th in terms of the carbon content of its electricity among large and industrialised countries. According to the latest Electric Insights report, produced by researchers at Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax, Britain’s shift was the biggest for any country in the league table. The most any other country moved was eight places, and this was by the Netherlands, in the opposite direction – down the leaders’ table. The analysis shows that the UK’s carbon price has helped deliver unparalleled carbon reductions – its charge on greenhouse gas emissions has driven uptake in renewables and a shift away from coal to gas-fired power generation. Dr Iain Staffell, from Imperial College London explained: “Since we started Electric Insights a year ago we have seen a number of ‘firsts’ across the power sector and this quarter is no different – Britain has entered the world’s top ten low carbon power league for the first time. “Britain is reducing its carbon emissions from electricity faster than any other major country, and this has happened because the carbon price and lower gas prices have forced

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