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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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The three projects are estimated to benefit around 470,000 families per year with clean, renewable energy and will avoid the emission of 108,000 tons of CO2 annually. São Paulo, March 18, 2019 – Atlas Renewable Energy, leader in clean energy in Latin America, announced the completion of long-term financing of three of its solar power plants in Brazil for a total amount of USD $ 152 million. The financing was obtained through Banco do Nordeste (BNB), backed by an equivalent sum of commercial bank guarantees from BTG Pactual, Banco ABC Brasil, and Banco Bradesco. Together, the plants will have an installed capacity of more than 300 MWps, which has allowed them to achieve new standards for financial alliances and boost the Brazilian energy sector to higher levels of solar capacity. Each project has a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Electricity Marketing Chamber (Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica- CCEE). It is estimated that the combined energy produced of 672.8 GWh / year will provide clean energy for a total of 470,000 families per year. Atlas Renewable Energy estimates that the operation of the plants will prevent the emission of 108,000 tons of CO2 per year. The plants are located in

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Texo Group, the technology-led Integrated Asset Services specialist, has bolstered its already highly experienced engineering leadership team with the appointment of additional industry specialists, to help meet its growth in project opportunities and to head up its new office in the North East of England. Andy Kay (Managing Director), Garry Kennie (Engineering Director) and James Allan (Operations Director) are now joined by David Stark, James Russell and Andy Lovell. David Stark assumes the position of Construction Director, James Russell has been appointed as Equipment Director and Andy Lovell joins as Sales Director. James Russell and Andy Lovell will be based at Texo’s brand new Port of Blyth facility in the North East of England, where they will spearhead the development of the Group’s Renewable Energy and Equipment Supply strategy. The new personnel appointments further augment the vast experience of Texo’s engineering team; providing highly experienced sector specialists: Andy Kay, Managing Director, Texo Engineering James Allan, Operations Director – Fixed Platform specialist Garry Kennie, Engineering Director – MODU specialist David Stark, Construction Director – Oil and gas asset construction specialist James Russell, Equipment Director - Renewables and equipment specialist Andy Lovell, Sales Director – Renewables and equipment specialist Speaking on the appointments and new office opening, Texo Engineering’s

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Jumbo has been awarded an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea by TAQA Energy BV, involving the removal, transportation and disposal of three subsea protection domes and piles. The removal operation will take place in the offshore series of fields located in the P15 block 35km North West of Hoek van Holland, Dutch North Sea, at a water depth of 26-28 metres. Project Details This project is part of the emergent North Sea decommissioning programme, where much of the offshore oil and gas infrastructure is reaching the end of its productive life and must be safely removed and disposed. Jumbo’s MV Fairplayer is the vessel chosen to execute this project in 2019/2020.  The team will recover and transport three subsea protection domes, each with a dry weight of 150t, as well as removing 9 piles. Furthermore, the pipelines and umbilicals at each dome will be buried with mattresses. By removing and transporting the structures to shore on one heavy-lift crane vessel, Jumbo can provide the ideal cost-efficient, reliable and safe decommissioning solution.

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Luxcara, one of Europe’s leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, and MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO, have initiated and structured a project bond to finance the wind farms Skinansfjellet und Gravdal in Norway. Similar to the financing of the wind farm Eikeland-Steinsland in July 2018, a lower three-digit million euro amount of projects bonds has been privately placed with investors of the Munich Re group, the Austrian insurance company UNIQA and one further European insurance group. Equity is provided by a renewable energy fund for institutional investors, which is advised by Luxcara. The wind farms Skinansfjellet and Gravdal are located in windy Southern Norway and belong to the Bjerkreim cluster, which Luxcara acquired in 2016. The Bjerkreim cluster has a capacity of 294 MW. The financing is based upon a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Facebook. “By broadening the institutional investor base compared to the wind farm Eikeland-Steinsland, we have proven our ability to structure and place project bond financings of renewable energy projects and thus addressing the individual needs of institutional investors in this regard. We are already looking forward to realizing more attractive debt financing solutions of solar and wind projects in the near future“,

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Hamburg, 18 March 2019. Since mid-March the Nordex Group has been producing turbines from the Delta4000 range in series. The first N149/4.0-4.5 turbines being manufactured in Europe in continuous flow production are now leaving the production line in Rostock, Germany, for orders already in excess of 700 MW. In future this plant will handle the assembly of turbines from the Delta4000 series in a fully flexible sequence together with other turbine models. In order to ensure a smooth start to the series, the first N149 nacelles, hubs and drive trains have already successfully passed through the continuous flow production process optimised for this product series. "The start of series production for the Delta4000 range – actually for the N149/4.0-4.5 – marks a major milestone for the entire company. Over the past few months the whole team has been working hard to prepare for the series start for this new turbine platform," says José Luis Blanco, CEO Nordex Group.   More than 400 employees work in the Rostock production facility and produce nacelles, hubs and drive trains as well as the control cabinets needed for them.

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Tuco Marine Group has added a new member to the ProZero series of carbon fibre-based workboats – the ProZero 7,5m SOLAS FRC MrK 3. The new ProZero FRC showcases the trademark lightweight materials technology of Tuco Marine Group. Reliable, flexible and lightweight construction combined with full SOLAS compliance produces a boat which goes beyond the existing standards and adds a range of benefits for the end users. Tuco Marine Group has just launched the SOLAS compliant ProZero Mrk 3 Fast Rescue Boat as part of the carbon fibre-based ProZero line. With its lightweight construction, operational capacity is increased – the rescue craft can respond faster and cover more area over longer periods of time. The new FRC is a third-generation design built around the already well proven ProZero 7,5-meter Fast Rescue Boat. The first two iterations of the 7,5-metre FRC design have been developed and tested thoroughly during the ProZero development project for which Tuco received funding under the Horizon2020 SME Instrument programme. This development project ended in 2018, but Tuco Marine has continued to refine the project results and implement them in the ProZero series. The third generation FRC represents the highest level of refinement yet. The carbon fibre materials technology secures

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− The Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 is Q CELLS’ new, multicrystalline adaptation of the tremendously successful mono Q.PEAK DUO half-cell solar module − Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 will be make its European debut at the Solar Solutions exhibition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands between March 19-21 − Q CELLS will also exhibit its new Q.PEAK DUO-G6 solar modules at the exhibition − Q CELLS’ Head of EU Sales, Maeng Yoon Kim, said: “Understanding and meeting the needs of the Dutch solar market is a key priority for Q CELLS in 2019 and beyond. The Netherlands has shown immense appetite for high power and low-cost PV products in the past few years, creating the perfect market conditions for Q CELLS, which has become one of the leaders in the Dutch solar market.” [Berlin, Germany, March 15, 2019] Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH ("Q CELLS" or “The Company”), the German subsidiary of one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd., will showcase its new multicrystalline half-cell solar module, the Q.PLUS DUO L-G5, at the forthcoming Solar Solutions exhibition held in Amsterdam, Netherlands between March 19-21. The Q.PLUS DUO L-G5 is the first multicrystalline solar module from Q CELLS to

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meteocontrol GmbH will launch sales of its blue’Log XC power plant controller on March 1, 2019. Together with the blue’Log XM, this enhanced version of the proven blue’Log X-Series is a future-oriented solution to monitor and control photovoltaic systems. The standard solution with increased compatibility, data quality and IT security quickly and precisely rules active and reactive power. The latest technical connection rules, extending from the free-field system with medium- and high-voltage grid feed-in (VDE-AR-N 4110/4120) to the roof system with self-consumption (VDE-AR-N 4105, zero feed-in), can be met as a result. With the blue’Log X-Series, meteocontrol set its strategic goal for a future-proof monitoring solution in 2014. Drawing on a detailed market analysis and a comprehensive examination of customer feedback, the nationally and internationally successful provider of independent monitoring systems exhaustively refined the blue’Log X-Series. It introduced the blue’Log XM device in 2018 and will bring out the blue’Log XC for power plant control on March 1, 2019. Together, they create an exceptional industry-wide team for monitoring and grid integration of PV systems. “We subjected the new blue’Log XC power plant controller to a comprehensive field test in more than 150 systems and gained a vast amount of experience and

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