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As part of its maritime brand building, Scana ASA changes the name of its portfolio companies Scana Skarpenord, Scana Offshore and Scana Subsea to Skarpenord, Seasystems and Subseatec, respectively. From Scana Skarpenord to Skarpenord Today, Scana Skarpenord is one of the leading suppliers of hydraulic valve control systems for the oil, gas, and shipbuilding industries. In addition, the company also focuses on retrofits and services related to its own products. Now Scana Skarpenord changes name to just Skarpenord. “Skarpenord is a well-established and well-known name, which reflects a great industrial history from Rjukan over the past 60 years and is recognized both at home and abroad. With the name change we now want to cultivate the Skarpenord name even further. The company will continue to have a unique position in the market and will focus on product development to fit today’s and future the customer needs,” says Styrk Bekkenes, CEO of Scana ASA. Scana Skarpenord was established in the late 1960s as a department in Norsk Hydro, Rjukan Fabrikker. In 1985, Skarpenord left Norsk Hydro and became an independent company, and in 1989 Scana Industrier acquired the company. Skarpenord continues as part of the Scana grouping. Read more at www.skarpenord.no

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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence on behalf of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) for a trio of Nordic wind projects.  GIG has reached financial close on the portfolio of onshore wind farms: 43 MW Hornamossen wind farm located in Sweden’s Jönköping municipality 47 MW Tysvaer wind farm in Rogaland county, south western Norway 79.8 MW Buheii wind farm in Kvinesdal, southern Norway   The two Norwegian projects will provide Eramet Norway’s Norwegian smelters with predictably priced power throughout an 18-year power purchase agreement. Neil Marshall, Senior Project Manager at Natural Power, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support GIG, and the lenders, on another landmark transaction in the Nordic region. This represents the third major transaction where we have worked with GIG. Through our review of the projects, we were able to help identify  and mitigate the unique challenges which accompany the construction and operation of wind projects in this region, including climatic conditions, site topography and planning constraints. We were also able to help identify the benefits that can be realised in energy yield predictions by considering the projects as a portfolio, rather than individual sites.”  Now that the financing has been completed,

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Siemens Gamesa secures a 30-year, full-scope contract to service Senvion turbines at the Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria, Australia. This second agreement adds 226 MW to the company’s existing 135-MW Senvion service fleet in Australia, making Siemens Gamesa the largest Senvion service provider in Asia Pacific. Company’s knowhow of Senvion technology ensures performance continuity of Senvion’s most advanced onshore turbines powered at 3.7 MW with a 144-meter rotor. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a landmark 30-year contract to provide full-scope operation and maintenance services for the 226-MW Murra Warra wind farm, consisting of 61 Senvion turbines in Victoria, Australia. The project features Senvion’s most advanced onshore turbines powered at 3.7 MW with a 144-meter rotor, generating enough electricity to meet the demands of 420,000 Victorian households. As the first OEM to operate the wind farm, Siemens Gamesa has assumed responsibilities for servicing both the wind turbines and the electrical balance of the plant for a term of 30 years, which will ensure turbine performance and maximize the operational lifetime of the assets. The agreement marks the second order Siemens Gamesa has secured to service Senvion turbines in Australia, following the first to provide 20-year, full-scope operation and maintenance services at

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Archer today announces its formal contract award for the provision of Derrick Equipment Set (DES) & Derrick removal services on Cormorant Alpha by TAQA. The scope of services includes the engineering design and preparation activities, derrick dismantlement in modular sections by specialist rope access teams followed by the de-construction and removal of the DES drillfloor and major structures. Following removal of the existing DES package Archer’s engineering teams will prepare the platform’s drilling and pipedeck structures to enable the platform to receive a modular drilling rig for Plug & Abandonment (P&A) operations. The engineering activities in relation to the derrick removal activities are estimated to commence from mid- May 2020 with the offshore deconstruction works estimated to commence mid to late Q1 2021. “We are very pleased with the award of this contract. The combination of significant experience in facilities brownfield engineering combined with our integrated rope access and construction teams will allow Archer to execute the project without use of heavy lift vessel.” said Bill Muir , Area Manager Engineering, Archer (UK) Limited.

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Top companies are innovating technology & financing options for comprehensive energy management, infrastructure upgrades, decarbonization, and other customer needs  May 21, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insightsevaluates the Strategy and Execution of 10 energy service companies (ESCOs), withSchneider Electric, Siemens, and Ameresco ranked as the leading market players. ESCOs are facing increased pressure to respond to changing consumer expectations and the competitive landscape associated with emerging turnkey energy as a service (EaaS) offerings. These market forces are widening the gap between ESCO market leaders and other companies as some ESCOs innovate in beyond efficiency solutions while others play catch-up in terms of developing comprehensive, integrated technology and financing capabilities. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @WeAreGHInsights, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Ameresco are the leading ESCOs. “These companies are innovating technology and financing options within and outside of energy savings performance contract (ESPC) structures to address growing customer interest in comprehensive energy management, infrastructure upgrades, decarbonization, and other beyond energy efficiency solutions,” says Sasha Wedekind, research analyst with Guidehouse Insights. “While traditional ESPCs are not expected to go away anytime soon, it will be harder for ESCOs that do not evolve to meet new

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Shortly after the first pin piles were transported to Taiwan, Jan De Nul Group now announces that the first jacket foundations for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration are ready to leave the South Korean fabrication yard of Samkang. Jan De Nul Group will transport 21 four-legged jackets from South Korea to the Taiwan offshore site in the coming weeks. The jackets will be shipped in five batches of three to five units on a self-propelled semi-submersible transport vessel. For this overseas transport, Jan De Nul Group has signed a contract with Taiwan based Hung Hua Construction Co., Ltd. During the load-out operations at the yard of Samkang, the crew on board of the transport vessel remains isolated from all activities near and on shore in order to avoid all risk of contamination with COVID-19. Jackets of up to 62 metres high The 21 jackets for the TPC Offshore Windfarm measure between 55 m and 62 m in overall length. The heaviest unit weighs approximately 1,100 tonnes, and the combined total weight is approximately 22,000 tonnes. The jackets include a 7.2 m high Transition Piece (TP) with a diameter of 5.4 m to support towers carrying the 5.2MW turbines. Each

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SeaMade is very pleased to announce that the export cable connections of the Seastar and Mermaid offshore wind farm to the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) have been successfully tested and energized. As soon as the wind turbines and infield cables are getting installed, green energy will be provided to our Belgian households through these established connections with the shore grid. The consortium of DEME OFFSHORE and HELLENIC CABLES S.A. signed the contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning works of the submarine high voltage cables for SeaMade’s combined project end of November 2018. Mathias Verkest – CEO : “Another important milestone for the SeaMade offshore wind farm as this is an essential step towards the actual production of green energy. A big thank you to the Otary team, all subcontractors and partners working extremely hard during these testing times whilst adhering to the highest health and safety standards. By the end of 2020, SeaMade will be operational with a capacity of 487 megawatts providing 485.000 households of green energy. I am very proud about the fact that SeaMade contributes significantly to Belgium’s binding goal of having 13% of our energy produced out of renewable energy sources by 2020. Half of this renewable energy production will come

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Wels, 20/5/2020 – The use of renewable energy offers companies a number of options for reducing their ecological footprint and therefore making an important contribution to environmental protection. Fronius helps its customers to take the right steps towards CO2-neutral charging infrastructure and therefore reduce operating costs whilst also being more sustainable. Companies are currently being confronted with sharply increasing electricity prices and ever stricter environmental protection requirements. At the same time peak currents represent a big challenge for the infrastructure and the network stability and drive energy consumption, and consequently costs and the CO2balance, upward. In addition to efficiency and cost effectiveness, sustainability is also becoming an increasingly important subject across all sectors. “We are seeing a clear trend that companies want to be more active when it comes to CO2 reduction and decarbonisation, and are looking for feasible, practical solutions. This is precisely what Fronius offers,” explains Patrick Gojer, Business Unit Head Marketing and Sales Perfect Charging. “We are there as a partner to support our customers on the way to a CO2-neutral charging infrastructure. In order to do this, we identify possible potentials for achieving savings in ongoing operation, and create the requirements for the necessary transparency. Our many years

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- Specialist CTV numbers unable to keep up with demands of maturing offshore wind market -  Project owners increasingly relying on vessel data to assess CTV “must haves” and design make up of fleets for site conditions  Bristol, 20th May 2020 – As the offshore wind market matures, project owners are faced with the reality that crew transfer vessel (CTV) operators are finding it increasingly challenging to match demand for vessel designs that perfectly meet the logistical challenges of each site.  That is, at least, according to Reygar Ltd., the leading provider of innovative remote monitoring and reporting platforms to the offshore wind industry. Guaranteeing maximum ‘time-on-turbine’ for technicians involves matching the challenges of servicing each asset site – inclusive of port depth, weather, sea conditions, and routing - to the vessel which performs best in those environments. Chartering a fleet that is well-matched to a specific project ensures that construction stays on track and operational assets are serviced quickly and efficiently – in contrast, the wrong vessel choice can result in reduced turbine access, excess fuel burn or technicians arriving at the site unwell and unfit to work. However, the recent uptick in permitting and increase in development of projects sited to

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North Shields based manufacturer, Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) recently handed over a purpose built pre lay plough to marine service providers Boskalis, for use at Ørsted’s offshore wind farm Hornsea Two. The multi-functional pre lay plough will be used by Ørsted contractor, Boskalis to install 380km of export cables which will ultimately connect Hornsea Two’s offshore substation to the site’s onshore substation in Killingholme, Lincolnshire. Once complete, Hornsea Two will host an array of 165 wind turbines, each standing over 190m above sea level. The wind farm, which will become the world’s largest generating 1.4GW, will be able to power well over 1.3 million homes in the UK with clean electricity. The pre lay plough, named Megalodon by Boskalis, was manufactured on the north bank of the Tyne by SMD who employ over 240 people, and will benefit from features such as an active steering, multi modes, specialized share design and remote-control access. Paul Davison, Managing Director of SMD said: “This is our third pre-lay plough delivered to date. Together with the Boskalis Innovation team we have developed innovations for this plough which reduce seabed impact and reduce vessel fuel consumption whilst burying to protect the crucial offshore wind infrastructure that is the

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