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To provide best-in-class preventive and predictive maintenance services, combined with workshop services for clients operating worldwide in the offshore oil, gas, marine and renewables industry, the Dutch Van Aalst Group recently set up Nortek Services AS in Kristiansand, Norway. The fact that Nortek's services unconditionally meet the needs of the market was confirmed with a first contract soon after its foundation. A hydraulic gangway for a ferry must be constructed on behalf of an undisclosed Norwegian customer. According to Wijnand van Aalst, CEO of the Van Aalst Group and Safeway, the initiative to launch Nortek stems mainly from the rapid growth currently taking place at a number of Van Aalst companies. Safeway from the Netherlands has achieved remarkable global success with its motion- compensated gangways and Techano in Norway, market leader in the development and supply of load handling and lifting equipment in the aquaculture industry. “Now is the time to support this growth with excellent services and to also become the market leader in the field of global services. We intertwine the service for Safeway with the highly competent Safeway operator as first tier of the maintenance, 24/7 the support from Nortek fits perfect to provide remote access and if needed

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A press release from Government (30.06.20) announcing a tariff extension to the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has brought market confusion and threatened the financial support for thousands of shovel ready low carbon schemes, as the true nature of the announcement has been revealed by industry. Described as a ‘boost for renewable heat projects as government confirms tariff extension’, the reality of the extension is only applicable to those in receipt of tariff guarantees or to those that apply for a tariff guarantee and are able to provide evidence of Stage 2 Financial Close before March 2021, earning the applicant one extra year – until 31st March 2022 – in which to get the installation work completed. The deadline of March 2021 however remains for all other applicants to the Non Domestic RHI. Experts at the Kensa Group, a ground source heat pump manufacturer and installer partner, have been quick to identify the announcement has been widely miss-reported as an extension to the Non Domestic RHI scheme (which remains due to close in March 2021), leading to widespread confusion, as David Broom, Sales Director of Kensa Contracting comments: “Miss-interpretation of the Government’s announcement has understandably led to clients wrongly assuming the Non

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Pfeiffer Vacuum has been shaping the vacuum industry since 1890 Vacuum technology is indispensable for many areas of life  Asslar, Germany, July 3, 2020.  Pfeiffer Vacuum has been setting standards in vacuum technology for 130 years. Science and industry have benefited equally from the numerous innovations developed and successfully brought to the market by this long-established company. The best example of this is the turbomolecular pump, which was developed by the company in 1958 and has been indispensable in the market ever since. Thanks to its expertise, Pfeiffer Vacuum is still the world market and technology leader in this field. The vacuum specialist has been characterized by its pioneering spirit and passion from the very beginning. When Arthur Pfeiffer founded the company in Wetzlar, Germany, in 1890, he initially devoted his attention to the production of remote ignition systems for gas lamps. Once electric light bulbs had established themselves on the market, the company founder quickly turned his attention to the new lighting technology that led him to look at the vacuum technology used in its production. Arthur Pfeiffer quickly recognized the significance that vacuum technology could have in practically all areas of industry and research – and he subsequently concentrated

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On June 29, TÜV-SÜD, the world leading third-party testing and certification organization, awarded LONGi’s Product Center Laboratory compliance with IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 international standards and the laboratory qualification of Customer Testing Facility (hereinafter referred to as “CTF”) in Taizhou, China’s Jiangsu Province. TÜV-SÜD is an authoritative global standard-setting and testing certification body. The acquisition of CTF laboratory qualification means that LONGi can use its testing resources to carry out the on-site testing of its own products, according to standard requirements under the witness of third-party organizations. This can effectively shorten the certification test cycle and cost of new product and new material projects, enable a quick response to market changes and comprehensively improve certification efficiency and quality of customer service. “We are very pleased to obtain CTF laboratory qualification from TÜV-SÜD, which not only means that LONGi’s laboratory testing ability and management levels have reached the industry benchmark, but also reflects LONGi's reliable product quality and strict requirements,” said Ly Jun, Vice President of LONGi Solar. "In the future, LONGi will continue to adhere to the high-reliability technology R&D route, while continuously supplying high-power, high-efficiency modules with lower LCOE to the industry and  strictly guaranteeing the quality of its products.” “The CTF laboratory qualification from TÜV-SÜD will

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On June 30, hosted by the TUV Rheinland Group (hereinafter referred to as "TUV Rheinland"), the 6th "All Quality Matters" Solar Congress 2020 kicked off in Suzhou, in China’s Jiangsu Province. The PV industry-focused "All Quality Matters Award" was announced at the conference. Based on its excellent power generation performance, LONGi’s Mono PERC won the “Outdoor Energy Yield AQM Award” in both monofacial and bifacial groups. Prior to this, LONGi had won the “Outdoor Energy Yield AQM Award” for the monofacial group in 2019 with the highest unit of generating capacity, and also won the laurel title of "Energy Yield Simulation Winner (Mono Group)" in both 2017 and 2018. In order to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the product test data, TÜV Rheinland randomly selected 5 pieces of solar module from each of the 1,000 mass-produced module products provided by the participants and subsequently divided the selected modules into groups for outdoor and laboratory testing. Finally, based on the indoor module performance test and a half year’s outdoor test results from their laboratory in Tempe, Arizona, US, TÜV Rheinland evaluated and ranked the annual power generation performance of the selected modules according to energy efficiency ratio before reaching their conclusion. As a global industry-leading solar manufacturer, LONGi adheres to the line of

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Market focus is on expanding customer engagement through mobile apps and web portals, which provide added value when integrated into utility customer programs July 2, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new report from Guidehouse Insights analyzes the smart home market across five major regions, examining four major business models and seven technology types, with 10-year forecasts and market sizing through 2029. The market for smart home data analytics is developing into the most important corollary market to smart home devices. New analytics capabilities are driving the adoption of smart meters, thermostats, fire detection devices, security devices, plugs, lighting, and other devices while delivering added value to homeowners and utilities. Most significantly, increasing device-level data processing is expanding the range of valuable analytics capabilities while lessening the demands on offsite servers. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, annual smart home data analytics revenue to increase from $5.5 billion in 2020 to $24.1 billion in 2029 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.8%. “Given analytics’ increasing value to consumers, utilities, and other stakeholders, along with the falling cost of data storage and analytics, this market is expected to experience significant growth over the next decade,” says Daniel Talero,

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An international collaborative study led by Professor Derrick Yuk Fo Lai at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), joined by top-tier scientists from around the world, has discovered that sustained methane emissions from the subtropical estuarine mangroves can reduce its climatic cooling effects by over 50%, over a period of 20 years. The team produced the world’s first-ever multi-year dataset of ecosystem-scale methane emissions from a subtropical estuarine mangrove based on the data collected at Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong, which points out that global warming and greater river runoff may lead to increasing methane emissions. The findings have recently been published inGlobal Change Biology, a top-tier journal in the field of biodiversity conservation and environmental science. Vegetated Coastal Wetlands in Climate Change Mitigation Vegetated coastal wetlands such as mangroves and salt marshes sequester more carbon than any other ecosystems. They exhibit high rates of photosynthetic carbon dioxide uptake and sediment trapping, leading to significant carbon storage in the ecosystem and hence reduced accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The potential of managing this “blue carbon” for climate change mitigation has received increasing attention in recent years in the international community. Unlike the carbon sinks on land (e.g. terrestrial

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Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) as well as Sentis Capital PCC, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Astaris Capital European Opportunities Master Fund Limited and IBH Beteiligungs- und Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H have filed an application with the Swiss Takeover Board on 26 June 2020 for a declaration that the obligation to make an offer for Meyer Burger Technology Ltd does not exist. For information on the background of the application, please refer to the decision of the Takeover Board dated 30 June 2020 (http://www.takeover.ch). According to the decision of the Takeover Board, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd is obliged to publish the following information: With regard to Transaction Option I, it is stated in approval of the application no. 1 that Sentis Capital PCC, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Astaris Capital European Opportunities Master Fund Limited and IBH Beteiligungs- und Handelsgesellschaft m.b.H. as well as all other investors who have entered into or will enter into agreements that are substantially similar to the form of the model contract submitted to the Takeover Board (i.e. the draft PIPE and Backstop Commitment Agreement), subject to circumstances not known to the Takeover Board, are not obliged to submit an offer for all listed equity securities of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd pursuant to

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Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome the commitment of the UK Government to invest in research and development in technology such as zero-emission vehicles, hydrogen and carbon capture use and storage, which will help in tackling climate change. "The UK's remarkable marine energy resource means we currently lead the world in the development of technology to capture clean energy from the sea, but despite our world lead both tidal stream and wave power are effectively locked out of the UK energy market. “Industry is calling on the UK Government to recognise that wave and tidal are at a different stage of development to mature renewable energy technologies like wind and solar power, and to support them until they can compete. "Investment in these technologies would provide a huge opportunity for the UK and would allow these devices, and the skills which they’re helping create, tap into an enormous potential global market, driving supply chain and social benefits for the whole of the country.”

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Jan De Nul Group’s offshore installation vessels Vole au vent and Adhémar de Saint-Venant have left the United States after having successfully completed the installation of the Coastal Virginia Demonstrator Offshore Wind project. Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC selected Jan De Nul Group to install a 12MW demonstrator Offshore Wind Farm, 27 miles off the coast of Virginia. The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, owned by Dominion Energy, is based on an Ørsted design and is only the second offshore wind farm in U.S. waters, after the 30MW Block Island Wind Farm, commissioned in 2016 at 3 kilometres off the coast of Rhode Island. Moreover, the Coastal Virginia wind farm contains the very first offshore wind turbines in U.S. Federal Waters. “This contract is another important milestone for Jan De Nul’s international expansion in offshore wind farm construction”, says Philippe Hutse, Offshore Director of Jan De Nul Group. “After having expanded into Asia with the completion of the Formosa 1 Phase 2 project and with two further offshore wind projects under construction in Taiwan, Changhua OWF and Formosa 2 OWF, we are proud to have been able to support Dominion Energy and Ørsted in the U.S.” Jan De Nul scope The scope for Jan

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