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SeaRoc Group, global providers of leading marine management system SeaPlanner, has announced the appointment of Graham Howe as Sales Manager. Graham has an extensive sales background with a track record of working for providers of technology and software solutions and since 2009, has worked within the renewable energy sector. At SeaRoc Group, Graham will be responsible for leading the sales team and driving growth of the company’s leading data visualisation and management system, SeaPlanner. Graham’s focus will be to leverage SeaPlanner’s position within its existing markets and develop the strategy to expand the portfolio into new industries that will benefit from the system’s capabilities. Graham Howe commented: “I’m delighted to join SeaRoc Group and am excited to build on the milestones already achieved by the company. SeaPlanner has a great deal of potential, still within offshore wind, and in other market sectors. SeaRoc Group has an impressive development roadmap for the software and I’m looking forward to building new relationships and helping clients find the right solutions to make their operations safer and more efficient.”

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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new subsidiary company Collett (Ireland) Ltd. Collett have been operating across UK, Ireland and Europe for over 40 years, servicing our clients transport requirements with our specialist vehicles and trailers as and when required, and furthermore with our freight forwarding services, whilst dealing closely with our network of preferred sub-contractors. However, due to increased volumes and planned workload that is anticipated, along with successfully winning orders for projects in the Irish market, the time is right to stretch our arms across the Irish Sea and open our own Irish Company. This demonstrates our commitment to the Irish market and to build stronger ties with our clients and suppliers. The company is registered in the Irish republic, in order to satisfy the Irish Tax and fiscal regulations and we have recently been granted a ‘Road Transport Operator Licence’ by the Department of Transport in Ireland to operate legally within the province and avoid falling foul of the EU cabotage regulations. The Company is now operational and we are busy delivering the Tullahennel and Meenwaun Wind Farm projects. In the meantime we have had very positive feedback for future projects and look forward to building a successful

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IJmuiden 3-10-2017: Zbridge BV announced today that the Zbridge W2W system has been contracted by Østensjø Rederi onboard of the of the Construction Support Vessel Sun Enabler. The Zbridge system was mobilized mid-august in IJmuiden and is currently working successfully at the Race bank windfarm of DONG Energy. The Zbridge W2W System is developed by Ztechnologies together with a hydraulic and controls Technology partner. The Zbridge is a Bureau Veritas certified W2W system. The patented system compensates the movement of the vessel for pitch, roll and heave. The Zbridge W2W system provides direct access with an elevator for personnel and cargo to the +18 meter level of the offshore structure. This improves safety, comfort and allows continuous access for personnel and cargo up to 500kg without undocking the system. In order to further develop the Zbridge operation, Ztechnologies has established Zbridge BV. Zbridge BV will focus on: maintaining safe an efficient operations, marketing of the Zbridge W2W systems and further develop the Zbridge concept. Currently the planning phase for the Zbridge new build program has commenced. The Zbridge W2W system is offered as fully operational rental package or can be procured with a service level agreement. Zbridge BV will be present at

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Pamplona, 2nd October 2017. Once again, Ingeteam will be present at All Energy, the leading event in the Australian solar sector. At its stand No. 2334, the company will showcase its very latest technology for PV plants and energy storage systems, plus its operation and maintenance services. Ingeteam's best-selling product in Australia is the INGECON® SUN CON40, a 40 foot power station with a nameplate capacity of 5.4 MW. All the necessary equipment (three central PV inverters, a LV/MV oil transformer, low voltage switchboard and medium voltage cells) is housed in this container, for ease of transportability and field installation. Australia is a key solar market for Ingeteam, which boasts a very significant market share thanks to the more than 320 MW supplied to the country. As in previous years, the fair is to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 11th and 12th October. IS 100TL String Inverter This is the company's very latest three-phase inverter, and it is to be showcased in Australia. The IS 100 TL offers one of the highest power densities on today's string inverter market, delivering up to 1.47 kW/kg. With its cutting-edge technology, this inverter features low voltage ride-through and reactive power capability,

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After having been awarded the project last December 2016 by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HHI), Jan De Nul Group’s preparations for the subsea cable laying work for ADMA-OPCO’s NASR Full Field Development Package 2 Project off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf are in full swing. The preparations are lead from Jan De Nul Group’s office in Abu Dhabi by a dedicated team of project management and project engineers. The offshore work scope involves the cable installation services of three 132kV subsea power cables and ten 11kV subsea power cables, totaling over 200 km of cable. Jan De Nul Group is mobilizing its cable laying vessel Isaac Newton to perform the loading, transport and laying of the cables. Thanks to its large carrying capacity, the Isaac Newton is able to install all 200 km of cables in 2 trips only. The first cable sections will be loaded at Nexans’ facilities in Norway as of 10th October 2017. The cable protection works, which comprise of pre- and post-lay mattress installation, post-lay trenching and subsea gravel installation, will be performed by Jan De Nul Group’s multipurpose vessel Daniel Bernoulli. This will be the first project for the Daniel Bernoulli, following

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Following the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production, the DONG Energy name is no longer suitable for the company. Therefore, DONG Energy has today called for an Extraordinary General Meeting to ask the shareholders of the company to approve a change of the company name to Ørsted. Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “DONG was originally short for Danish Oil and Natural Gas. With our profound strategic transformation and the divestment of our upstream oil and gas business, this is no longer who we are. Therefore, it is now the right time to change our name. “Our vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Climate change is one of the most serious challenges the world faces today, and to avoid inflicting serious harm to the global ecosystems, we need to fundamentally change the way we power the world – from black to green energy.” Henrik Poulsen, CEO of DONG Energy, said: “2017 will be remembered as the year when offshore wind became cheaper than black energy, as demonstrated by the recent tenders for offshore wind in Germany and the UK. It has never been more clear

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Hamburg, 2 October 2017. The Nordex Group has added a further chapter to its success story in Argentina with an order for 26 N131/3900 turbines for the “Pomona” wind farm. The contract will be executed on a full EPC basis, including civil and electrical engineering, procurement, construction and manufacturing, delivery and installation of the wind turbines. Preparations for construction will be commencing in 2017, after which the wind power systems will be installed in the beginning of 2019. In addition, a ten-year full operation and maintenance contract has also been signed. The customer is Independent Power Producer Genneia, which has significant experience thanks to numerous projects in Argentina. The wind farm will be installed in Pomona, Rio Negro, where mean wind speeds of 8.6 m/s are measured. With a tower height of 120 metres, the turbines will be able to make optimum use of these winds. Additional to Pomona, Nordex has previously received two contracts for a combined 148 MW under the firsts Argentinean tender in early 2017. The new order comes from the RenovAr 1.5 tender, awarded to the client in November 2016.

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Hamburg, 02 October 2017 – SAL brings together complex heavy lift shipping and installation support into one specialist team. SAL is pleased to announce its next steps as a leading heavy lift project carrier and marine installation provider. Today SAL is launching its Marine Projects department, a team dedicated to complex heavy lift shipping and marine installation support. The team will be headed by Sune Thorleifsson (Head of Projects) who explains: “Ma- rine Projects is a natural evolution of services for which SAL is already well known. For more than 35 years SAL has pushed benchmarks as a heavy lift carrier and in re- cent years we have increasingly supported marine installation and decommission projects with our unique heavy lift vessels. With Marine Projects, we work with com- plex transport and / or installation services including DP on a uniform platform.” Marine Projects is based in the SAL headquarters in Hamburg as an integrated part of SAL Heavy Lift GmbH. In addition, a new branch office will be established in Rot- terdam where Erik ter Horst, Matthieu Moerman and Michiel Rijkaert – all of whom are well known in the Benelux region as offshore specialists – will be based. This of- fice will

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Arnhem, The Netherlands – 2nd October 2017 - DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today published an update of its GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0043) for grid-connected energy storage. The updated version incorporates the latest storage technologies and market developments and provides the most up to date recommendations on safety, operation and performance for grid-connected energy storage systems. GRIDSTOR is an independent set of recommendations combining all key standards and guidelines with credible industry experience and insights, to help guarantee the safe implementation and operation of energy storage systems for all stakeholders such as end users, manufacturers, investors or insurance companies. It has been updated by an international consortium including experts from 15 global organisations. As the energy storage sector undergoes rapid developments and innovations, the Recommended Practice requires regular updates. Currently over 200 other guidance documents are available that can be applied to grid-scale energy storage systems or components. As the grid-scale energy storage market is rapidly growing, it relies on independent risk mitigation, to ensure growth happens with the required quality and safety standards, further enabling the energy transition. Energy storage is a key measure to provide flexibility, as increasing renewable generation are needed to

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New Efficiency Records and Innovations at World’s Leading Solar Research Conference EU PVSEC 2017 in Amsterdam The 33rd EU PVSEC 2017 with 1,107 presentations again world’s largest PV scientific conference Several new world record energy conversion efficiencies announced Strong industry participation in EU PVSEC exhibition EU PVSEC 2018 will take place in September in Brussels Amsterdam, 29 September 2017 – “The Solar Revolution is just starting,” said Arno Smets, General Chairman of the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy and Exhibition (EU PVSEC), at the closing session of the world’s largest scientific event, which took place in Amsterdam from 25 – 29 September 2017. “While solar power is already the lowest-cost power generation source in many regions of the world, beating coal and other conventional energy sources and quickly growing, its share is still very small, in the low single-digit percentage range – with many challenges ahead of us.” Nigel Taylor, Technical Chairman of EU PVSEC and Project Leader Renewables at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, said, “The major new world record efficiencies and technical advances in solar power and energy storage presented at EU PVSEC clearly show the crucial role of research and development in the energy transition. The European

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