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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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Commercial storage systems reduce electricity costs through load management Wittenberg, Germany, 25 July 2017 – With the relaunch of the tesvolt.com website, the storage manufacturer TESVOLT is introducing a free tool for calculating the most cost-efficient storage solution for capping load peaks. From now on, installers and end customers can go online to determine the optimal configuration for a storage system, which improves load management and thus reduces the electricity costs for commercial and industrial companies; all in just a few clicks. The configurator calculates the customers’ requirements in order to cap load peaks, while also making allowances for factors such as storage size, or preferred level of flexibility when charging and discharging. At the end of the process, a compact overview displays any variations between the custom-made solution and the most economically viable option. User-friendly handling – for personalised solutions “Regardless whether newcomers to storage or professional installers – we want to relieve our customers of having to calculate the economic efficiency of various different product combinations themselves. Our tool reaches a suitable offer quickly, simply, transparently and free of charge, and if so desired, can be installed by our specialist partners,” says Daniel Hannemann, Managing Director at TESVOLT. The tool is already available

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RenewableUK is responding to Business Secretary Greg Clark’s speech today, which launched the Government’s new £246 million Faraday Challenge. RenewableUK’s Executive Director, Emma Pinchbeck, said: “Today is the starting gun for the UK to become the world-leader in innovative battery storage technologies. The energy sector agrees that a clean, flexible and modern energy system is the future, a future which relies on a clear vision from Government, working in partnership with businesses. Renewables are a mainstream technology, reliably providing over 25% of our electricity. The advent of battery storage is the missing puzzle piece which will allow us to maximise the potential of our world-beating renewable energy resources here in the UK”. 1.      RenewableUK is the trade and professional body for the wind, wave and tidal energy industries. Formed in 1978, and with more than 400 corporate members, RenewableUK is the country’s leading renewable energy trade association. 2.      More detail about the launch can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-secretary-to-establish-uk-as-world-leader-in-battery-technology-as-part-of-modern-industrial-strategy

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Specialist renewable energy insurer recruits two new senior team members to drive its future expansion plans London, July, 17th  2017 – GCube Underwriting Ltd. (GCube), the leading renewable energy underwriter, has appointed Steve Allen and Adam Hearn to the posts of Director and Senior Underwriter, respectively, at its London office. Allen and Hearn join GCube from RSA Group, where Allen served as Engineering, Construction and Renewable Energy Director, and Hearn had over twenty years of experience as an underwriter in the power and engineering sectors, specialising in renewable energy. As part of his role at RSA, Allen oversaw the underwriting team with a particular focus on power generation risks including renewables. At GCube, he will be responsible for expanding the underwriting platform across new classes and defining the global growth strategy for new territories. Similarly, at RSA Hearn was responsible for underwriting renewable energy assets in emerging markets including South Africa, the Middle East and Australasia. At GCube, Hearn’s focus will be on solar and wind energy in the emerging markets, as the business continues to expand its London-based team in support of the project developers, asset owners and investors driving the growth of renewable energy in new territories around the world. “Steve and Adam’s

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SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., July 12, 2017 - Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world's leading manufacturer of deep-cycle batteries, has expanded its sales team for solar and renewable energy with the appointment of Erguen Oezcan as senior director of sales for renewable energy.  Oezcan brings more than 20 years of experience to this position, which includes senior management positions at Hoppecke Batteries Inc. where he was responsible for developing the company's U.S. operations. Oezcan is responsible for managing and expanding Trojan Battery sales in the solar and renewable energy markets in North America. He will oversee establishing and achieving Trojan's key sales initiatives for its comprehensive line of deep-cycle flooded, AGM and gel batteries, as well as Trojan's new line of Solar AGM batteries. "The extensive background in deep-cycle battery technology and energy storage for solar applications which Erguen brings to Trojan, uniquely positions the company to continue its expansion worldwide," said Elke Hirschman, Trojan Battery senior vice president of North American sales and corporate marketing.  "His expertise in a wide range of battery fields will support Trojan's sales growth objectives for this market segment, as well as identify new market opportunities, define trends, and determine product needs of customers." Oezcan held a variety of sales and marketing as well as executive management positions at Hoppeke Batteries which is based in

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