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Blaubeuren, June 12, 2017 – centrotherm photovoltaics AG is operating under the new name of centrotherm international AG from today. With the entry in the commercial register, the resolution of the Annual General Meeting on May 23, 2017 is legally effective. „centrotherm continues to progress and with the company also our business areas. In addition to the photovoltaic and semiconductor industry, we also intend to serve other industry sectors with our production solutions“, emphasized Jan von Schuckmann, CEO of centrotherm. „Customers from other sectors should also benefit from our core competencies in thermal processes and system building. This should already be reflected in our company name“, Jan von Schuckmann continued. Please also note our new address in Württemberger Str. 31 as well as our new English web address centrotherm.world About centrotherm international AG centrotherm has been developing and realizing innovative thermal solutions for over 50 years. As a leading and globally operating technology group, we offer production solutions for the photovoltaic, semiconductor and microelectronics industries. The continuous further development of our successful solutions in thermal processing and coating, such as for manufacturing crystalline solar cells and power semiconductors, form the basis for our successful partnerships with industry, research and development. Our customers worldwide appreciate our production systems'

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Guetenbach, 12 June 2017. RENA Technologies GmbH (Germany) and AIKO Solar Energy Technology Co., Ltd. (China) cooperate in the field of p-type crystalline silicon solar cell technology. RENA supports AIKO’s transfer to passivated emitter and rear cell (PERC) technology on mono- and multicrystalline silicon and the two companies have agreed to cooperate in the field of plated front side electrodes to replace costly printed silver pastes. AIKO Solar Energy is currently migrating its production to PERC technology and takes advantage of the flexibility of RENA’s production equipment. Both the alkaline texturing equipment “RENA BatchTex” and edge isolation equipment “RENA InOxSide+“ allows tuning of the processes to achieve the desired surface morphology for the manufacturer’s PERC products. AIKO is fabricating both mono- and multicrystalline silicon solar cells with passivated surfaces and recently also launched its bifacial cell product line using monocrystalline silicon. “The RENA products allow us to easily adjust the processes to meet the technical requirement of the corresponding cell structure: we need different surface conditions for our different products. The texturing and edge isolation tools from RENA enable an easy change and adaption in the production“, explains Chairman Chen Gang from AIKO Solar Energy.

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Ø   This global presence has been boosted with the opening of new subsidiaries in Honduras and Bulgaria. Ø  As an ISP, the company has strengthened its global leadership position in the provision of power plant Operation & Maintenance Services. Ingeteam has opened a new subsidiary in Uruguay and another in Bulgaria, thereby increasing its global presence to a total of 22 countries. Both subsidiaries are geared to the renewables sector, specifically solar and photovoltaic energy. In Honduras, local personnel are already working at a number of sites while, in Bulgaria, company personnel are performing maintenance work at the country's largest photovoltaic plant. The company first entered the market in Honduras with projects for the renewables sector, primarily for the PV sector, to become the leading provider of Operation and Maintenance services in Latin America, where it has maintenance contracts for 2.5 GW. Ingeteam is present in this country through the provision of maintenance services at PV plants, totaling 82 MW and accounting for 20 % of the country's total installed power. Honduras is firmly committed to renewable energies, with an incentive policy approved in 2013 through the Law for the Promotion of Electricity Generation from Renewable Resources. This has boosted the growth of the installed renewable

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A milestone for the Indian PV market New Delhi, 9 June 2017 – The Indian solar module manufacturer Vikram Solar has reached the 1 gigawatt production capacity milestone. In doing so, the company is contributing to the Indian government’s target of reaching 100 GW of installed solar energy capacity by 2022. Attainment of this target will make the Indian solar market one of the largest in the world. Gyanesh Chaudhary, CEO at Vikram Solar, is planning to further increase the production capacity to 2 GW by 2020. Press photos are available at: https://www.vikramsolar.com/photos/nggallery/press-photos “With our highly efficient modules, we have made a significant contribution to the success of the ‘Made in India’ brand over the past 10 years,” says Gyanesh Chaudhary. “Vikram Solar is currently one of the most influential solar companies in India. Our strategy is geared towards highly-efficient production, high quality and international marketing. This drives the Indian solar industry forward, and also creates momentum on an international level.” In addition, Vikram Solar is one of the pioneers of the Indian solar industry in the field of production quality and is continuously developing technology under its ambitious research and development strategy. In 2015 and 2016, investments in this field amounted to over 100

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Elisa Mikkolainen, 50, M.Soc.Sc. (Econ.), MBA, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Meriaura Group. She will be responsible for maritime logistics as well as technical and crewing management. She will begin in her new position 17 July 2017. Elisa Mikkolainen has wide experience in shipping, mainly with chemical tankers but also with dry cargo.  Latest she held the position of Managing Director at Crystal Pool Ltd from 2010 to 2016. Before that, she worked both in chartering and operations with Crystal Pool Ltd and Kemira GrowHow Ltd.  Recently she has been active as Senior Advisor for maritime affairs at BSAG Baltic Sea Action Group Besides her work commitments, Elisa Mikkolainen has been a frequent lecturer at the Centre for Maritime Studies (University of Turku), Merikotka Maritime Research Centre and Border and Coast Guard Academy, and contributed to academic research projects. Jussi Mälkiä will remain Chairman of the Board for Meriaura Group, and Managing Director for Auramare Ltd. Beppe Rosin remains at the head of Meriaura Chartering and Operations departments as Vice Managing Director.

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PIRIOU has just secured the order for two wind farm support vessels for the British operator WIND ENERGY MARINE. Built by PIRIOU VIETNAM, these two WFSV* 26W are expected to be delivered in spring 2018 in Europe and to be operated in the North Sea. For Vincent FAUJOUR, CEO of PIRIOU, ‘These two orders make us very satisfied, especially as they are the first two vessels of a very new client. Support our customers in their development projects in making them benefit from our experience of the windfarm sector is a part of our DNA.‘ Andrew BAGSHAW, Managing Director of WIND ENERGY MARINE said this week: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with PIRIOU in what we expect will be a long term collaboration. Working with PIRIOU allows us to utilise our joint significant expertise and knowledge of servicing the offshore wind farm construction industry. Over time we plan to grow our fleet of vessels, which will be equipped with the latest vessel management systems designed to improve safety and vessel reliability".

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LM Wind Power has successfully completed installation and testing of a 66.5 meter wind turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi, Ltd. for offshore application.  LM Wind Power and Hitachi commenced installation of the 66.5 meter blade in 2016 with the aim of optimizing Hitachi's 5.2MW platform to operate effectively also in lower wind sites. The new LM Wind Power blades will now enable Hitachi to offer their 5.2MW wind turbine with a rotor size of 136 meters. The 66.5 meter blades have been tested on a wind turbine of the Kashima Port Fukashiba Wind Power Station in east Japan since October last year. LM Wind Power CEO, Marc de Jong said: "We are very pleased to support Hitachi, a leader in the development of wind power in Japan, in this offshore development of a new rotor for their 5.2MW platform. We look forward to seeing the 66.5 meter blades generate clean, renewable energy in lower wind sites along the coast of Japan's main island." The 66.5 meter blades were produced in LM Wind Power's blade manufacturing facility in Jiangyin, China. About LM Wind Power  LM Wind Power is a world leading designer and manufacturer of rotor blades for wind turbines, with a global manufacturing footprint that

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German solar development platform offers cost competitive and climate friendly energy supply to industrial customers in Africa Hamburg, 07. June 2017. SunEQ, a solar asset development platform based in Germany, announced the signing of the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a 5 MW solar project with Ohorongo Cement, one of the largest energy consumers in Namibia. It is the first major milestone for the sister company of independent German consultancy Suntrace, on its way towards becoming an independent power producer. The groundbreaking ceremony for the 5 MW PV plant took place next to the cement factory on World Environment Day, June 5, and was attended by the Namibian Environmental Commissioner Theofilus Nghitila. With operation expected to commence by the end of 2017, the photovoltaic plant will be the first utility scale project in Namibia to generate solar power for industrial usage. The power purchase agreement has a 15-year term. “The project will significantly reduce Ohorongo Cement´s electricity expenses and running costs, and also help Namibia to increase the renewable energy portion of the country’s energy mix enormously”, says Matthias Schwara, managing director of SunEQ. 70% renewable energy by 2030 The Namibian government has committed itself to increasing the share of renewable energy in

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Piraeus, 2 June 2017: Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd became the first company to receive verification from classification society DNV GL for compliant monitoring plans for their whole fleet under the new EU MRV regulation. The company was presented with a certificate recognizing the achievement at DNV GL’s Piraeus office. “We are very proud to be the first shipping company to have been awarded the verified EU MRV management plans, for our fleet, by the world’s leading classification society, DNV GL”, said Mattheou Dimitrios, Managing Director of Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd. “This verification marks the first milestone for smooth compliance with the EU MRV regulation.” “At Arcadia we are committed to providing safe and reliable transportation of oil by sea and continue to broaden the values and ideas that build safety and environmental excellence, applying effective management systems to comply with incoming regulations to consistently achieve reliable and environmental incident-free performance,” Dimitrios added. The EU MRV (Monitoring, Reporting, Verification) regulation entered into force on 1 July 2015, and it requires ship owners and operators to annually monitor, report and verify CO2 emissions for vessels larger than 5,000 gross tonnage (GT) calling at any EU and EFTA (Norway and Iceland) port. Data collection takes

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ELA Container Offshore GmbH has recently delivered an ELA Offshore Multipurpose Room to VBMS, which will be used on board their MV Ndeavor, a 7,500 DWT DP-2 vessel, built and outfitted for cable-lying in 2013 by Boskalis. VBMS is a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., specialized in subsea power cable installation, Balance of Plant maintenance for the renewable market, SURF installation for the oil & gas market and installation of interconnectors. After delivery of the Multipurpose Room to the VBMS warehouse in Moerdijk in The Netherlands, the container was transferred to a state of the art control room to be used to operate their ROV Trenchers, which lay and bury power cables in shallow and deep water. The control room provides capacity for two persons who can monitor the ROV on multiple screens. The customer was looking for a high quality room to accommodate their ROV monitoring systems and crew in a comfortable and safe environment. ELA Offshore containers are ‘’Made in Germany’’ and are compliant with all necessary health & safety regulations to provide high quality accommodation. “Since the lead time was very short and the deadline of the project was approaching rapidly, we were able to deliver the container

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