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RIMS have joined forces with Dutch Drone Company (DDC) to create a new partnership which will allow RIMS to offer the market an enhanced package of drone services for both indoor and outdoor drone flights in the Netherlands. The use of drones for inspections enables remote live on-screen object inspection, which can result in the elimination of the use of costly and risky access equipment such as scaffolding and cherry pickers, and in the instance of external inspections resource intensive rope access teams. This technology used in this way in turn then offers additional substantial benefits to shipowners and managers such as; reduction in the time to carry out a survey, minimising of risk, as well as cost savings. The collaboration extends the services of RIMS to allow for inspections across the marine and offshore industry as they are now able to service inspections for assets including ship hulls, mobile offshore structures and cranes. David Knukkel, CEO of RIMS: “Corporation with DDC offers us a new service which we can extend to our customers. Collectively we not only have the best equipment and skills to execute a top-class inspection, but we have all safety systems and permits in place to ensure full compliance

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Hamburg/Paris, 3 May 2018. RIVE Private Investment and Mirova, through its fund Mirova-Eurofideme 3, have acquired “Le Douiche” wind farm, a ready-to-build onshore wind project in France from the Nordex Group. The manufacturer will be supplying 20 N117/3000 turbines with a total capacity of 60 MW for the wind farm, split into two project companies. Installation of the turbines is scheduled for this summer with commissioning scheduled for around the end of 2018. The turbines will be serviced by the Nordex Group under a premium service agreement over a period of 20 years. This order was partially booked order intake in Q1/2018 by Nordex. The project was acquired by RIVE Private Investment, a European private equity company dedicated to renewable energy and defensive private equity investments for family offices and institutional investors, and Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers specialising in responsible investment that manages three funds dedicated to renewable energies with equity of EUR 500 million invested across Europe. For this operation, Jocelyn Dioux and Jean-Philippe Olivier from RIVE Private Investment leveraged their existing relationship with Nordex and a club deal was organized with Mirova for the acquisition and the negotiation of the debt financing with HSH Nordbank AG.

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The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) elected during the meeting today in Brussels the Chairman and two Vice-Chairmen for the term 2018 - 2020. Marko Topic, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Elec. Eng. and Affiliate Professor at the Colorado State University, was reelected as ETIP PV Chairman. Wim C Sinke, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and Gaëtan Masson, Managing Director of Becquerel Institute, Brussels, had been reelected as vice-chairmen of the ETIP PV. Marko Topic stated: “It has been a privilege and honor for the three of us to act as the chairman and vice-chairmen of ETIP PV and we enjoyed the cooperation in developing and communicating strategies for the further growth and technological progress of PV in Europe”. He continued: “We believe in the need to re-strengthen the ETIP PV working groups and further work on becoming the point of reference for all stakeholders, especially the PV research and manufacturing industry, but also European and Member State officials”. On Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, ETIP PV also reelected Steering Committee members and elected new members representing European countries. The new members of the Steering Committee are: Franz Karg                         Avancis Richard Moreth                  VITRONIC Riccardo Po                       Eni spa Uwe

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Virtual Power Plant (VPP) by Ecotricity & Next Kraftwerke British green electricity company Ecotricity is the first client to implement NEMOCS, Next Kraftwerke’s new software-as-a-service solution. The German Virtual Power Plant operator recently introduced NEMOCS to third parties as a way to network and optimize operation of power-producing and consuming units. NEMOCS can connect thousands of assets. Their data is processed live, and NEMOCS can execute operational commands if needed. It provides the user with real-time operational data from the networked units to optimize their power production and consumption. Choosing from the many networked units, NEMOCS can select the ones available to provide frequency response or balancing reserves and dispatch them in case of a call from the TSO. NEMOCS allows third parties, such as electricity suppliers and utility companies, to set up their own Virtual Power Plant without investing in costly infrastructure. However, they can count on the support, service, and experience of Next Kraftwerke, one of Europe’s largest Virtual Power Plants. Ecotricity is the UK’s first green electricity company, providing thousands of clients in the UK with green energy from its own wind turbines and other renewable energy producers. NEMOCS will help Ecotricity to optimize its units’ production and storage

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2nd May 2018 - Seajacks has won a contract from Siemens Gamesa to install its 6MW turbines at phase 2 of the 120MW Formosa 1 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. The award is the first time the Great Yarmouth-based company has won a renewables contract outside of Europe. Seajacks Zaratan will site all 20 SWT-6.0-154 wind turbines in the Taiwan Strait, with the 10,000-tonne jack-up vessel scheduled to begin work in the second quarter of 2019. “This exciting contract award announces the arrival of Seajacks as a global player in offshore wind farm installation and it builds on our years of experience in Europe,” said Seajacks Chairman, Soichi Inoue. “It is also a very exciting time for Taiwan and we’re delighted to be playing a part in delivering the country’s first commercial-scale offshore wind farm. “Zaratan has proven to be a tried and trusted platform for innovative projects like this in harsh environments. We’re looking forward to working in partnership with Siemens Gamesa and Formosa’s owners to bring offshore wind power to Taiwan and show once again what we can do.” Siemens Gamesa Executive General Manager APAC Niels Steenberg added: “We welcome Seajacks bringing a suitable vessel to Taiwan as one of the first suppliers, relieving

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The European market for residential storage systems is continuously growing. Where around 31.500 systems were sold in 2016, the market reached 50.000 new installed systems in 2017. A current analysis from EuPD Research shows that despite various market entries, sonnen and LG Chem were able to maintain their strong positions ahead of VARTA Storage. Bonn. The positive development of the European photovoltaic market continues and has an immediate effect on the progress of the storage industry. After merely 7 GW in 2016 around 8,5 GW of new systems were installed in 2017. A current prognosis from EuPD Research estimates the market in 2018 will reach around 10 GW. In 2017 the segment below 10 kWp, which is relevant for residential storage systems, increased by 31% as compared to 2016 and covered around 2,8 GW. The storage industry benefitted from the rise in new photovoltaic systems as, based on an analysis of sales numbers by market- and economic research institute EuPD Research, around 50.000 new storage systems were installed in 2017. In comparison to 2016 this results in an increase of around 60%. Germany still plays the dominant role within this development. In 2017 around 37.000 new systems were installed in Germany.

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FCS 2710 builds on the success of the FCS 2610 Damen Shipyards Group has announced the introduction of a new model to its Fast Crew Supplier range. The FCS 2710 builds on the success of the best-selling FCS 2610, first introduced in 2011. The first vessel is already in build at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem for delivery in July 2018. The FCS 2710 retains the successful twin hull, axe bow design that has made the Damen FCS 2610 so successful. However, as the offshore energy industry has evolved in recent years so has its requirements for crew transfer vessels and the regulations that govern them. Damen has listened to the feedback and designed a vessel that retains much of the fundamental design of the 2610, but delivers the additional capacity and performance sought by operators today. “The 2610 really was the first vessel of its kind. It’s an excellent boat, but of course there are always lessons to be learned, says Wim Boerma, product manager at Damen’s High Speed Craft product group. “We’ve taken the very best of the 2610 in all its fundamental characteristics and updated it to deliver more flexibility, more tank capacity, greater deck space, increased comfort and more accommodation.” The

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Cargostore Worldwide Trading cements its position as the world’s largest operator of DNV 2.7-1 Reefer Cargo Carrying Units. The London-based global shipping container specialist, Cargostore Worldwide Trading Limited has reached a growth milestone as the world’s largest operator of DNV 2.7-1 certified Reefer Cargo Carrying Units (CCUs). With the deployment of an additional 70 20ft Reefer units to support the Johan Sverdrup project, Cargostore continues to grow as demand for high quality offshore DNV 2.7-1 CCUs is on the rise. ‘We believe our immediate availability, 24/7 customer service and a wide-reaching distribution network is why Cargostore’s equipment is in such high demand. We have offices positioned globally to ensure customers have access to local speaking team members and as we handle all manufacturing, certification, supply and recertification of units we provide a convenient service for those requiring CCUs for offshore projects.” Says Jacob Poot – Vice President, Offshore at Cargostore Worldwide Trading Ltd. In early 2018 Cargostore opened an additional office in Holland and added a container depot in Eemshaven to expand their already extensive distribution network in Northern Europe and further meet the demands of customers. Says Cargostore Managing Director Justin Farrington Smith, “This is a significant milestone in Cargostore’s growth story, achieved with the support

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Edinburgh, Scotland /Bremen, Germany, 01.05.2018  In addition to Scottish Power and Ventient Energy, the global developer and operator RES will now also be working with the independent full-service provider Deutsche Windtechnik in the UK: Effective July 2018, Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. is in charge of providing complete maintenance for RES's wind farm Forss. The wind farm, which is located on the north coast of Scotland, comprises six Siemens SWT-1.3-62 wind turbines. "We look forward to working together with RES, who manage the Forss site on behalf of the owners, and we are proud to have convinced another major UK operator of the quality and high safety standards of our services.  As the UK market continues to move towards independent service providers, Deutsche Windtechnik are fully prepared and have the local and international infrastructure to be able to improve wind turbine per-formance, while also delivering the guarantees associated with the OEM," said Billy Stevenson, Managing Director of Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. Forss Wind Farm Ltd. is owned by The Renewable Investment Group (TRIG). TRIG stated: “Located in Caithness, in one of the UK’s windiest locations, Forss wind farm is one of the original projects within TRIG’s port-folio. During our discussions with Deutsche Windtechnik, we have been

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The A2Sea wind turbine installation vessel Sea Installer arrived this afternoon at Port Oostende. Once it was moored at the head of the REBO offshore wind terminal, Siemens immediately started the loading procedure of the 7 MW wind turbines, which are ready for use on the quay. A spectacular installation Two wind turbines will be brought to the sea per sailing: 2 towers (87 m), 2 nacelles (400 tonnes each) and 6 blades (75 m). The towers are transported vertically; they are 87 m high. The blades protrude 26 metres on starboard side and 13 metres on port side, which means the total width of the transport is 78 metres. A total of 42 turbines will be installed, which means that 21 trips will be made from Port Oostende to the Rentel wind farm and back. The average turnaround time of 1 trip is about 4 days. Rentel Construction of the Rentel wind farm started in Port Oostende mid-February after the first parts arrived at the REBO offshore wind terminal. On 23rd March, the heaviest part of the Siemens 7 MW turbine, the nacelle (20 m long, 9 m wide, 7 m deep, 400 tonnes), was unloaded onto the quay by roll-on-roll-off (roro). By now,

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