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To further support current and potential customers, ALL NRG will open a new office in Vlissingen, Holland, widening the company’s international presence. Increasingly, Vlissingen is attracting some of the major players in the wind industry. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Orsted, and MHI Vestas are already established in the Dutch harbor city. For ALL NRG A/S, opening an office in Vlissingen is thus one step closer to some of the company’s main customers. “Vlissingen is a very important strategic location from which we can manage current and future projects, not only in Holland but also in the UK and Belgium,” says Hans Schneider, CEO of ALL NRG A/S. “We’re currently hiring local staff to make sure we get the best local content working on our projects,” he continues. The new office in Vlissingen underlines ALL NRG’s increasing international ambitions. Based in Denmark, and with branches in Poland, Spain, Norway, the UK, Germany and now Holland, ALL NRG strives to keep expanding their international presence as a leading provider of manning and project solutions to the onshore and offshore wind industry.

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1 megawatt (MW) Batwind system designed by Younicos will dynamically integrate power from the Equinor’s 30 MW Hywind floating wind farm off the coast of Scotland Aggreko provided power during the construction of both the wind farm and battery Batwind marks the first joint project since Aggreko acquired Younicos Peterhead (Scotland) and Berlin, 27 June 2018 – Norwegian energy company Equinor and Abu-Dhabi-based Masdar have unveiled the world’s first battery attached to a floating wind farm. The 1 MW system, designed and supplied by battery storage integrator Younicos, will dynamically balance power from the offshore Hywind wind farm, owned by Equinor and Masdar. The project marks the first in-the-field collaboration between the energy storage pioneer and parent company Aggreko, which provided power both during the installation of the battery system and of the wind farm itself. Two Younicos Y.Cubes, portable modular battery containers, have been placed at the Hywind Scotland onshore substation in Peterhead, Scotland. The purpose of the Batwind storage solution is to explore how a battery can help increase the value of electricity produced, and how a battery can best integrate the wind farm into grid. Karim Wazni, Managing Director of Younicos said: “We’re very proud to partner with Equinor and

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Kahl am Main, 27 June 2018 - SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG (SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES) has signed a new contract for the development of the next generation of manufacturing equipment with its long-standing customer Avancis, Germany, a wholly owned subsidiary of China National Building Materials (CNBM). SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES has been working with Avancis since 2008 on the development and optimization of the CISARIS selenization equipment. The common goal is to further reduce production costs in cooperation with the customer and to increase both cell performance and production performance. Therefore this technology will be even more powerful and competitive in the future. Dr. Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chairman of the Management Board of SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG: "Our CISARIS selenization plants are an important step in the entire production process. CNBM's CIGS thin-film technology will meet even greater demands in the future through the use of new equipment." The production capacity for CIGS cells in China is expected to rise significantly in the coming years. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES participates in all major investments in China with machines for the different CIGS processes. SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – innovations for new technologies SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES builds innovative machines and equipment for economical and resource-efficient production processes. These core competencies comprise coating technology, surface processing, wet-chemical applications as

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Straßkirchen – 26 June 2018: At this year Intersolar Europe in Munich awards were handed over to the top innovations of 2018 in Solar. Krinner Solar was awarded for its “CAS² computer-aided solar structure”. Krinner Solar, Germany, got the award for a new installation process for PV systems using integrated hardware and software tools for the design and planning of large scale PV plants. The innovative solution was chosen as an important step towards the digitalization of the energy provided by solar. The award jury recognizes the solution as an important innovation for a new energy world. Krinner Solar is leading in the installation of solar parks in all soil classes with ultimate precision. The company does so by using screw foundations as well as machinery and robots that it has developed itself. Michael Krinner, Chief Executive Officer, Krinner Solar: “We are very proud receiving this award. We have developed a new installation process with our Krinner Cloud software and our machines that reduces the time for installing large scale PV systems by 10 – 30 percent. An important step to reduce renewable energy costs further”. The full solution consists of a central database combining all collected data. This includes the digital

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Pitching sessions from more than 150 start-ups, leading energy experts, live product demonstrations and much more Eindhoven, The Netherlands – 26 June 2018. InnoEnergy, Europe’s largest sustainable energy innovation engine, will host the sixth edition of “The Business Booster” (TBB), Europe´s catalyst for clean energy innovations. This year´s event, taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 17 -18 October will focus on the theme “The Future is Now”. More than 700 attendees from over 30 countries are expected to join the 150 cutting edge sustainable energy innovations, which can be discovered in the accompanying exhibition. “The Business Booster is the only event that brings together the most innovative start-ups from all over Europe with established industry players, investors and public-sector institutions to accelerate Europe´s clean energy transition”, says Elena Bou, Innovation Director, InnoEnergy. “In addition to the start-up´s pitching sessions, visitors can attend round tables, live product demonstrations, and parallel sessions.” Premiere: Experts´ presentations and reverse pitching For the first time, InnoEnergy is organising parallel and reverse pitching sessions. In the first format, leading experts in their fields will present their latest innovations and show how their companies have revolutionised the storage, transport, wind and smart city sectors. While in the reverse pitching sessions, enterprises

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(Wels, 26/06/2018) On a new 512 m² stand, Fronius presented solutions for the intelligent integration of the electricity, mobility and heating energy sectors at Intersolar in Munich (Germany). Numerous guests from around the world visited the Austrian energy solutions specialist to find out more the latest solutions, future topics of interest and research programmes concerning energy sector integration. The Fronius energy storage solutions and the new Fronius System Partner programme also proved to be popular. Fronius also demonstrated their holistic approach to energy supply solutions, not least with the Fronius Lumina, the first flexible green power tariff for Germany. “Our vision of 24 hours of sun relies on the maximum solarisation of our energy supply. For this, the intelligent use of energy sectors and their corresponding energy is equally as important as a holistic energy supply. At Intersolar we displayed a number of concrete solutions, future topics of interest and research areas. All this certainly made a big impression on the visitors,” enthuses Martin Hackl, head of Solar Energy at Fronius International GmbH. Holistic solarisation Be it digitisation, decarbonisation or energy sector integration, the entire energy world is undergoing huge changes. Fronius has set itself the task of thinking of solarisation in a

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This year’s POWER-GEN Africa event will see a wide range of conferences, discussions and exhibitions from leading experts in the world of power generation and its delivery to end users. As a leading independent repair specialist and pump manufacturer, Sulzer will be highlighting the innovative solutions and specialist services on offer to operators of gas turbines, pumps and other rotating equipment. The Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, will once again be hosting POWER-GEN Africa, from July 17 - 19, where over 3’000 visitors are expected to attend the exhibition and discussion panels. Experts from Sulzer will be available on Stand J10 to discuss the latest maintenance and repair solutions for rotating equipment and pumps that can reduce downtime and improve efficiency in the power generation sector. With a global network of service centers and parts manufacturing centers, including those in Johannesburg, Sulzer offers localized support that has a great deal of expertise in the maintenance of rotating equipment. In the gas turbine sector, experienced personnel are dedicated to the support of the F-class gas turbine market, including the GE, Siemens and Alstom fleets. World-class facilities create products such as turbine and compressor blades to the highest specification with support from dedicated field services,

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Cathcart Energy is expanding further on the continent with a new office opening in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This is their third office in Europe after opening in Germany and Sweden. A subsidiary of Edinburgh-based IT recruitment specialists Cathcart Associates, Cathcart Energy focuses on recruitment within the renewable energy sector across the UK and Europe. The port of Rotterdam, which is one of Europe’s largest harbours, plays a major role in the Netherlands’ offshore energy success. It is a key location for building wind turbines and a hub for renewable energy companies. The Dutch government has invested heavily in wind energy, including smart grid innovations and solutions, and there is a high demand for skilled employees across the wind sector in the Netherlands. Gordon Kaye, Managing Director of Cathcart Associates said: “Even though the windmill industry has been around in the Netherlands for over 500 years, we felt it was the right time to expand into the Netherlands due to the buoyance of the renewable energy market there, in particularly wind energy. “The Netherlands is aiming to cut CO2 emissions by half and generate 40% of its electricity from sustainable sources such as wind, biomass and solar. Additionally, the European Renewable Energy Directive has set targets for countries to reach 14% renewable energy by 2020 and this will increase to 16% by 2023. More renewable energy projects are being implemented to help reach these targets and our

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The Grimaldi Group, a long-time Alfa Laval PureSOx customer, has signed an agreement for PureSOx connectivity services on five vessels operated by Atlantic Container Line (ACL). The services will provide not only compliance monitoring, but also valuable data for use in optimizing PureSOx operation. The Grimaldi Group has been using PureSOx for exhaust gas cleaning aboard its vessels since 2014. ACL, a Grimaldi Group company specialized in transatlantic cargo shipping, has hybrid PureSOx scrubber systems installed on all five of its Generation 4 (G4) vessels: Atlantic Sail, Atlantic Sea, Atlantic Sky, Atlantic Star and Atlantic Sun. The PureSOx systems on these vessels will now be retrofitted with the Alfa Laval Remote Emission Monitor (ALREM), a data reporting and storage device that forms the basis for the growing PureSOx connectivity programme. The Grimaldi Group has signed an agreement for PureSOx connectivity that extends over the next three years, after which the services and their benefits will be evaluated. New benefits with connected technology In fact, connectivity based on the ALREM is just one part of a much larger PureSOx service agreement for the ACL vessels. Training, yearly inspections, spare part supply and a sensor exchange programme are also included in the contract. But the

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SOLAR+STORAGE FOR AUSTRALIAN MINE Aggreko targets renewable energy and battery storage at Gold Fields’ Granny Smith mine / Project underlines the value of Younicos’ new Microgrid-as-a-Service offer Perth, Australia - June 26, 2018 - Exactly 2 years after replacing the existing diesel power station with a high-speed, gas-fuelled reciprocating engine station, Aggreko is now working with Gold Fields to introduce renewables at its Granny Smith gold mine in Western Australia. Aggreko won the contract to build and operate the 21MW power station in 2016, and has since worked with Gold Fields on plans to provide 7.3MW of solar power generation, as well as a 2MW/1MWh battery system, to be integrated with the existing gas supply as a hybrid power station. Since acquiring battery storage company Younicos last year, Aggreko has been able to bring together multiple technologies and power sources to support off-grid applications at remote mine sites.  “We recently announced the availability of microgrids-as-a-service for customers who want to leverage the benefits of hybrid energy solutions while minimising capital outlay,” said Karim Wazni, Managing Director of Younicos. “This system will be the first time Aggreko incorporates battery storage into a hybrid power system, and – significantly – it’s a rental, which underscores the value and appeal of this new model.” “Our mining clients have faced a challenging market place and

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