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With UK subsea exports valued at almost £4 billion, Subsea UK is encouraging British firms to target international expansion to sustain long term growth. The industry body is urging companies to strengthen trade partnerships across the globe, exporting the country’s highly sought after subsea expertise to increase the sector’s international capabilities, reputation and share of the global market. At this year’s Subsea Expo, the Department for International Trade (DIT) will be hosting one-to-one meetings with in-country experts in a bid to match UK expertise with demand from key oil and gas provinces, including Azerbaijan, India, Brazil, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Norway, Senegal, Tanzania and the US. Delegates will have the opportunity to meet key international decision-makers and attend a dedicated DIT seminar on key global markets, outlining current high value opportunities and providing market overviews. There will also be networking opportunities and further information at Stand 66 in the exhibition hall. Subsea UK’s latest business activity review revealed around 80% of large companies are expecting to grow exports in the next three years, with a third expecting export sales to increase by between 10% and 20% and a fifth by over 20%. Meanwhile, 65% of SMEs believe they will increase exports, with the majority anticipating growth

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Scientists travel to the remote Southern Ocean to study cloud formation BOULDER, Colorado, U.S. — This month, an international team of scientists will head to the remote Southern Ocean with a ZephIR 300 wind lidar providing the project’s remote wind measurements on-board the R/V Investigator, an Australian deep-ocean research vessel. The U.S. portion of the project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The team’s discoveries will be used to improve climate models, which routinely underestimate the amount of solar radiation reflected back into space by clouds in the region. Accurately simulating the amount of radiation that is absorbed or reflected on Earth is key to calculating how much the globe is warming. The field campaign, called the Southern Ocean Clouds, Radiation, Aerosol Transport Experimental Study, or SOCRATES, could also help scientists understand the very nature of how clouds interact with aerosols — particles suspended in the atmosphere that can be from either natural or human-made sources. Aerosols can spur cloud formation, change cloud structure, and affect precipitation, all of which affect the amount of solar radiation that is reflected. During the mission, which will run from mid-January through February, the scientists will utilise data from a collection of advanced instruments packed on-board

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Milan/Munich, 16 January 2018: BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, service provider, and wholesaler, has sold its stake in the 41.7 MW Lacedonia wind farm in the Campania region of Italy, to developer NISIDA. BayWa r.e. bought a 65 percent share in the project in 2014, to help realise the wind farm for the family owned developer. BayWa r.e. provided the equity, managed its construction and bankability and has been providing ongoing operation management since completion in December 2015. Speaking of the sale Lorenzo Palombi, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. Italia Srl, said: “One of the most critical aspects of developing any renewable energy project is bringing together the financing. Thanks to our strong financial standing and track record in development and operations, we were able to provide the investment and expertise needed to realise the Lacedonia project and to tailor the structure of the transaction to the special requirements of the Joint venture partner. “We often partner with smaller developers, who otherwise may struggle to bring projects forward, and are pleased to sell our shareholding back to NISIDA.” Alessandra Toschi, also Managing Director of BayWa r.e. Italia Srl, commented: “In this transaction we also developed and acquired all necessary land rights.

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Seafox has placed an order with Hatenboer-Water for two Reverse Osmosis (RO) systems. The standard RO water makers will desalinate seawater into potable water on their Seafox 7 platform, which is used for accommodation, construction, maintenance and well services. The robust standard RO’s, named Oceanus, can produce up to 30 cubic meters of fresh drinking water per day. Seafox representative Ewald Hoogendijck “We have selected these particular units from Dutch water specialist Hatenboer-Water because of their proven quality, reliability and fast delivery times”. Seafox 7 Seafox 7 is a four-legged, self-elevating jack-up platform. It is specifically designed to withstand harsh offshore conditions and operates in water depths of up to 40 meters. 113 Persons can permanently be accommodated on board.

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•   The company will install 11 of its G114-2.625 MW turbines at the wind facility being developed in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz) •   Nearly 60% of the turbines installed in Andalusia have been commissioned by Siemens Gamesa Siemens Gamesa, Spain's leading wind turbine OEM, continues to fortify its position in the country having secured a new order for the supply of the turbines for Cepsa's first ever wind farm, a project with which the Spanish energy player is diversifying its business into the renewables arena. The wind farm, which is being developed in Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz), will be equipped with 11 of the firm's G114-2.625 MW turbines for total capacity of close to 29 MW. Siemens Gamesa has also been engaged to operate and maintain the facility for five years. The wind farm is due to come on-stream towards the end of this year. Siemens Gamesa, Spain's leading OEM Having installed 13,000 MW nationwide to date, Siemens Gamesa is Spain's number-one OEM, with a market share of over 55%. In addition, the company services more than 7,500 MW of turbines in Spain. Specifically, the company has installed close to 2 GW in Andalusia, which is almost 60% of the region's installed base.

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SeaRoc Group has announced the expansion of its Sales Team with the hiring of Guy Richmond to the position of Sales Account Representative, with effect from 15th January 2018. Guy joins SeaRoc Group in support of the company’s strategy to expand the presence of its software management system, SeaPlanner, into new markets for the solution. The SeaPlanner system is already being used to support clients in the onshore wind industry, with the provision of inductions and personnel software for over 45 sites across the UK, and Guy will be building on this strong user base. Steve Pears, SeaRoc Group Managing Director commented: “It’s great to have Guy on board and his experience will be extremely valuable as we begin to build relationships with clients in new markets. Our software has proven to be of significant value to the onshore wind market and Guy will give us the necessary resources to expand our portfolio into new fields.” Guy has significant experience in the software and digital sales environment where he previously worked as Key Account Manager for Field Force Solutions Limited, providing a mobile workforce management system to a variety of industries.

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Hamburg, Milan, 15 January 2018. Falck Renewables, through its Swedish subsidiaries, has awarded the Nordex Group two contracts to supply in total 31 N131/3900 wind turbines and the associated civil and electrical infrastructure works on an EPC turn-key basis for the two Swedish projects “Aliden” and “Brattmyrliden”. Preliminary works have started with activity intensifying during 2018 and 2019 respectively. Commercial operations are expected in Q4 2019 at “Aliden” and Q4 2020 at “Brattmyrliden”. The two wind farms are located in Västerbotten, around 100 kilometres west of Umea. The companies have chosen the latest stage available technology of Nordex suitable for these sites characterized by mean wind speeds of 7.6 - 7.8 m/s. The turbines, specifically designed for local site conditions, have a maximum rated capacity of 3.9 MW each and are on 134-metre towers with NR65.5 blades. The turbines are equipped with cold climate packages with the Nordex Anti-icing System installed on the rotor blades that allow the two wind farms to achieve an above-average net capacity factor of approximately 40%, expected to generate approximately 420 GWh of energy per year. Toni Volpe, CEO of Falck Renewables declared: "We are very satisfied with this agreement with Nordex, a long standing partner

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Monday, January 15, 2018 — The topside for the offshore substation for the Merkur Offshore Wind Farm has been installed over the weekend. This piece of technology is the result of a close cooperation between Belgian companies that are major players in the international offshore wind energy market. With companies like Tractebel (engineering), ENGIE-Fabricom (electromechanics), Iemants (steel constructions) and GeoSea (contracting) Flanders had developed a leading cluster of offshore wind energy experts, executing the most complex projects on the European market. GeoSea, DEME’s specialist in complex offshore marine engineering projects, is undertaking the EPCI contract for the Balance of Plant (BoP) for Merkur, including the design, procurement, manufacturing, installation and commissioning of the foundation structures, cables and offshore substation as well as the installation of the Wind Energy Converters (WEC’s). The joint venture ENGIE Fabricom-Tractebel and Iemants was awarded with the contract for the engineering, procurement, construction, testing and commissioning of the offshore substation and associated jacket foundation. The topside structure has 4 decks, is 20 metres tall, weighs 2,500 tonnes and has an output capacity of 396 MW. Bert Ariën, Project Director Merkur at GeoSea: “The installation of the topside is a major milestone for GeoSea in the construction of the Merkur Offshore Wind Farm.

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•   The company will install 24 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Yangshugou wind farm, in north-eastern China, and 24 G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Wohushan wind farm, located in eastern China Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) continues to grow in China – the world’s biggest wind market - having signed two new agreements for the supply of 96 MW: 48 MW to the Chinese utility Datang and other 48 MW to the Chinese General Nuclear Power Group (CGN). Under the terms of the contract signed with Datang, Siemens Gamesa will supply and commission 24 of its G114-2.0 MW turbines at the Yangshugou wind farm located in the province of Liaoning, in north-eastern China. Elsewhere, the agreement reached with CGN encompasses the installation of 24 of the firm's G97-2.0 MW turbines at the Wohushan wind farm located in the province of Shandong, in eastern China. The turbines for both projects will be delivered in 2018. Siemens Gamesa has enjoyed a close relationship with both customers for several years: to date, it has supplied 612 MW to CGN and 295 MW to Datang. Siemens Gamesa's Chinese presence dates back 30 years, during which time it has established itself as one of the leading players in the

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iSURVEY, a leading provider of survey and positioning services to the global oil and gas, offshore renewables and telecommunications markets, has celebrated a successful end to 2017 with contract awards totalling more than £250,000. This work, which was awarded in the last two months of 2017, included two subsea cable excavation projects and a UXO inspection scope. Each of the projects involved offshore wind-related scopes in either UK or NW Europe, which have contributed to iSURVEY’s sustained growth in the offshore renewables market. This positive end to 2017 has paved the way for continued success in 2018, with a recruitment campaign already underway in Norway and the UK. Øivind Røegh, Group CEO at iSURVEY said: “We are pleased to see that the additional business development resource we recently employed, as well as our focus on strategic growth in the offshore wind market, is starting to pay off with the award of these projects. “These contracts have set us on a strong footing for 2018, and we are pleased to be recruiting once again to ensure we have a strong team in place to meet client demand.” iSURVEY Group was founded in 2004 and has grown to have more than 100 employees working from its bases

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