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Vicente Boluda Ceballos, BOLUDA TOWAGE SL, and Jim Iskes, owner of ISKES TOWAGE & SALVAGE, today signed in Amsterdam an agreement to acquire the port towage activities of Iskes in Eemshaven (the Netherlands), Lubeck (Germany), and Lisbon (Portugal) as well as its offshore activities, together with the management and office staff in the head office in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. Iskes will remain a separate entity directly under Boluda's headquarters in Valencia, Spain, and as such will continue to manage the aforementioned harbour towage activities. It has also been agreed that Iskes will focus on strengthening and further expanding the offshore activities of Boluda in North West Europe, with a close watch on the Baltic market, Kiel Channel and Poland. After the official closing of the transaction, planned early February, the local management team of Iskes Towage & Salvage will be headed by Ronald Vergouwen as Managing Director. Former owner Jim Iskes will stay on board as strategic advisor. Commenting on the sale, Iskes owner Jim Iskes, stated: “We are very happy to join the Boluda Group because it is also a family-owned company, with short direct lines and a similar spirit. We could not be more pleased with this combined organisation and asset

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-        Pexapark market outlook for 2021 predicts continued investment in energy risk management to prepare for evolving PPA market dynamics -       Mergers and acquisitions in renewable energy predicted to increase as companies seek to vertically integrate energy sales capabilities from across the value chain Zurich, 21 January 2021 – The European renewable energy power purchase agreement (PPA) market is likely to exceed 10GW in 2021, due to continued momentum in Spain, the emergence of a strong subsidy-free market in Germany and growing offshore wind momentum throughout Europe. This is according to a market outlook released today by Pexapark, a provider of software and advisory services for post-subsidy renewable energy sales and risk management. This predicted boom in PPAs comes off a strong year for the renewable energy markets throughout Europe, with nearly 9GW of deals signed in 2020 despite an increase in price volatility due to Covid-19. According to Pexapark’s data, Spain led the market due to favourable prices, with 3.4GW of renewable energy PPAs signed in the region over the past year. A record volume of corporate PPA deals was also signed in 2020 by a sell-side dominated by 30 companies, including Iberdrola, BP Lightsource, RWE, Orsted and WPD. Based on Pexapark’s price

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The project, which is now the of world's largest tidal-flat utility PV plant, has an installed capacity of 300MW, spread across a water surface area of 4,516 acres. This project uses Solis-(215-255) K-EHV-5G 1500V string inverters. The solution is comprehensively optimized and protected from the aspects of waterproofing, sandproofing, corrosion prevention, structure and internal electrical arrangement and protective algorithm. This ensures the inverter can operate for a long time, efficiently, safely and stably in the harsh environment. The system solution is high voltage, so the power transmission loss is small, delivering good economic benefits in energy savings and emission reductions. The PV power station comprises 75 PV generation unit arrays. The electricity generated from each array is converted into AC power using Solis 255kW string inverters, before being boosted to 35kV by a box-type substation. This is then connected to the distribution room of 35kV/220kV booster station through 35kV collector lines for grid connection and transmission. As the power plant is located in the tidal flat area, in order to cope with the tidal fluctuations, the string inverters were installed at a greater than normal height of at least 5 meters above the ground. The inverters also needed to meet demanding conditions,

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Completion of Boiling Springs (148 MW) and East Raymond (200 MW) increases RWE’s generation capacity in North America Offtake for both wind farms secured through Power Purchase Agreements with carmaker Honda and Austin Energy RWE continues to expand its renewables portfolio in North America, one of the company’s strategic core markets, by the commissioning of two new onshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of 348 megawatts (MW). Both wind farms produce enough electricity to supply the equivalent of altogether more than 104,000 US-households. The Boiling Springs wind farm was constructed with a capacity of 148 MW in Woodward County, Oklahoma, with a total of 60 GE turbines. The East Raymond onshore wind farm has an installed capacity of 200 MW and is located in South Texas. The project is powered by 91 Vestas turbines. Next to the plant, RWE is currently constructing the West Raymond wind farm with an installed capacity of 240 MW. Commissioning of the plant has been scheduled for the first quarter of 2021. RWE will continue to operate and maintain the wind farms on behalf of the project partners while retaining a 25 percent interest in the projects. “We are delighted that with East Raymond our eighth

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Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract by Torgy LNG AS to provide 190 integrated cable protection systems for Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind farm project, located in Jiangsu, China. Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system will protect inter array grid power cables on the project from over-bending, abrasion, and fatigue. Ralph Wu, Sales Manager for renewables at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation in China, states: “We are proud to be selected to provide Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system for Jiangsu Qidong, one of China’s biggest offshore wind projects. It’s fantastic to support this prestigious project.” Alexander Aguilera, CEO at Torgy LNG AS, states: “We are very proud to be working on the Jiangsu Qidong offshore wind farm project and as we always strive to deliver at the highest quality and safety standards. Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection suited us very well for this purpose, it also feels good to work in parallel with another Scandinavian international group, providing our state-of-the-art technology in the growing renewables sector in China. Production of the 190 NjordGuard cable protection systems will take place across Trelleborg’s manufacturing facilities in Singapore and England. Project engineering works will commence immediately, with installation activities scheduled for execution at the beginning of

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Neuzeug, Austria. Upper Austrian specialist for leading-edge photovoltaic technologies was able to double half-year sales and increase the number of employees by a third compared to the previous year - and this despite Corona-related restrictions. One of the new additions is Tallal Butt, who is responsible for international sales. "The crisis also reinforced the trend towards more sustainability, independence and self-supply - this was an advantage for our growth," Dr. Gerhard Rimpler, my-PV CEO, is convinced. Innovative products from the technology forge in Upper Austria utilize usage of PV excess energy for hot water and space heating. Thus my-PV offers a lucrative alternative to low feed tariffs. Increased sales could be achieved both domestic and international. Dr. Rimpler: "We currently have an export ratio of over 80 percent - and the trend is rising." For this reason, my-PV strengthened its international sales staff as of October 1st , 2020. Increasing internationality is also reflected in the new sales employee, Tallal Butt: The graduate of the master's program "Sustainable Systems Engineering" at the University of Freiburg, Germany, was born in Pakistan and lived for years in Saudi Arabia. After completing his master's degree, Tallal Butt worked for several years at the Fraunhofer Institute

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WinJi, a Swiss based company leading in artificial intelligence for renewable energy asset management and it’s innovative “True Power” platform, has been selected by Actis, a leading energy asset investor in growth markets across the globe, to implement their True Power platform.. WinJi was chosen following a competitive selection process and is expected to support maximising the overall performance across Actis’ rapidly growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in its long life fund. WinJi will provide its performance and software platform solution for existing and new assets for the Actis long life infrastructure fund (“ALLIF”), which is investing 1.2 billion US$ in operating energy infrastructure projects across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The True Power platform will be initially integrated into 800 MW of existing renewable assets located in Brazil, Chile and India. WinJi’s best-in-class asset management platform has been specifically developed for asset owners to meaningfully improve the overall profitability, resulting in significant project IRR optimization. By applying sophisticated, AI based data analytics, the True Power Platform identifies performance anomalies, quantifies loss drivers and calculates suggestions to improve production efficiency. Key Performance Indicators help to improve asset management effectiveness, while historic benchmarks support top down decision making. “WinJi’s expertise in AI based

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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has launched DARC (Detection and Active Response Curtailment) – the first ever bat smart curtailment technology to simultaneously reduce bat fatalities AND energy losses at wind farms. In its efforts to progress wind farm projects stuck in development due to bat concerns, and reduce the impact of wind farms on bat populations whilst increasing the energy production and revenue potential, Natural Power brought together a team of bat experts and technology and software engineers to develop this new service. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power in North America, said: “What we were trying to solve was a complex puzzle across multiple disciplines. It required a deep understanding of bat behaviour, as well as interactions with wind farm operational controls. We had to design our DARC service to have no mechanical impact on the wind turbines and to maintain the highest level of cybersecurity that our clients expect.” Following a proof-of-concept deployment in 2019 and supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as well as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Natural Power worked with Alliant Energy to install and operate a full system from August to October 2020 at the English

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St. Louis, Missouri - January 19, 2021 - Belden Inc. (NYSE: BDC), a leading global supplier of specialty networking solutions, has released its Hirschmann BOBCAT High-Port Switch, the newest addition to the growing BOBCAT family. This managed switch, with up to 24 ports, offers a compact yet powerful networking solution for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). “With bandwidth needs constantly rising and a growing number of connected devices on the network, our customers need solutions that can maximize performance and security – even while taking up less space and operating reliably under harsh conditions,” said Thomas Rodenbusch-Mohr, product manager at Belden. “We’ve designed a high-port count variant of our BOBCAT switch to give the industry more flexibility and interoperability, with the ultimate goal of simplifying maintenance and future-proofing their network operations.” Key benefits from the compact managed BOBCAT switches include: High-port density for connecting a growing number of network devices Time-sensitive networking (TSN) technology to simultaneously support multiple services on the network while ensuring deterministic communication Future-proofed design to support increased bandwidth and speed capabilities for continued network growth Advanced security features, including wire-speed access control lists and automatic denial-of-service prevention Maximum power output through Power over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+) ports that

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ArcVera Renewables, a leading international provider of consulting and technical services for wind, solar, and storage projects, is now one of the first companies based in the United States approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission - Renewable Energy (IECRE) to operate as a Renewable Energy Testing Laboratory. IECRE is the IEC system for certification to standards relating to equipment for use in renewable energy applications. IECRE approval validates the quality of ArcVera’s wind turbine PPT processes and the thoroughness of its quality management system. The IECRE process included a thorough audit by a set of industry peers who reviewed ArcVera’s procedures and processes, which were approved as being consistent with industry best practices. “With the achievement of IECRE accreditation, ArcVera can now pursue testing on several types of turbines and perform accredited power curve tests to the IEC 61400-12-1 standard, including all of the subtasks of such tests, such as terrain and obstacle assessments, site calibration, test planning, equipment installation, and test execution”, said Matt Cramer, Business Development Manager. Matt Cramer recently joined ArcVera to lead the business development of power performance testing services. IECRE is the leading internationally accepted conformity assessment system for renewable energy; its harmonized accreditation requirements ensure both quality

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