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SKUDESNESHAVN, NORWAY, 12 NOVEMBER 2018; UniSea AS, a software developer and consultancy specializing in solutions for the shipping industry, today announced that it has been selected by Tidewater Inc as their partner in the digitalizing and standardizing of Tidewater’s business processes related to health, safety, environment and quality (HSEQ) and operations. The UniSea software suite will be implemented on all Tidewater vessels and in all offices in one of the largest contract’s in UniSea’s 21-year history. Tidewater Inc. (http://www.tdw.com), headquartered in Houston, is shortly to become the world’s biggest operator of offshore service vessels (OSV) following its merger  with Gulfmark Offshore, with 273 vessels and 25 offices worldwide. Under the terms of the contract,  Tidewater will implement UniSea modules for procedures and manuals, incident reporting, environmental and fuel consumption reporting, risk assessments,International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Codes, Permit to Work, audits and more.  “As the requirements for quality assurance and reporting have increased in recent years - due to the needs of authorities, customers and internal requirements - UniSea has continued to focus on delivering optimal software solutions based on a user-friendly design”, said Kurt Roar Vilhelmsen, UniSea CEO.  “We are therefore delighted to welcome the world’s biggest vessel owner

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--- EU backs Akselos and LICengineering’s groundbreaking design tech project worth €1.4m --- --- Digital feedback loop will lower cost of wind power through optimal design --- --- Optimal design uses live, real world data from existing assets in design process --- The European Union is the latest backer of Akselos’ cutting edge technology, with the award of a €1.4 million research grant to the tech pioneer and engineering partner, LICengineering, to optimize the design of offshore wind turbines. GODESS (Global Optimal DEsign of Support Structures) is a breakthrough project that aims to maximize efficiency in the design process, with a view to ultimately lowering costs to the consumer - often cited as the main barrier to uptake of wind power. Based on estimates from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology, the innovation, which GODESS aims to deliver could reduce the cost of materials for substructures by up to 25%. The initiative will allow data collected by Akselos’ predictive digital twin technology during wind farm operations, to be used to validate structural integrity and make the design process more efficient. This digital feedback loop will empower wind turbine designers to make better, more sustainable designs. Akselos, the project lead, will be working with Denmark’s LICengineering

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Pduyim (14 MWp), Mefalsim (13 MWp) and Kfar Maimon (7 MWp) are located in the Israeli Negev Desert Kolitzheim (Germany), Be'er Sheva (Israel) – End of October BELECTRIC has just completed three solar plants in the Israeli Negev Desert. BELECTRIC built and commissioned the plants with a total installed capacity of 34 MWp as EPC (Engineering-Procurement-Construction) provider on behalf of the owner EDF Renewables. “We are delighted to be EDF Renewables’ EPC partner for their comprehensive solar new-build program in Israel”, explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery GmbH. “This further strengthens our position as a leading EPC and O&M contractor for large ground mounted PV projects in the growing Israeli solar market“. “Last year, we had the opportunity to work with EDF Renewables on the 35 MWp Ashalim project that we finished ahead of schedule”, adds Anna Velikansky, Managing Director of BELECTRIC Israel Ltd. “Based on this success, we have built and commissioned three projects of the same magnitude of megawatt this year. We have completed Pduyim, Mefalsim and Kfar Maimon ahead of schedule also, allowing EDF Renewables to be the first developer connecting to the grid this year. During construction and commissioning we have met the high expectations

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At the annual Council Meeting of the Norwegian procurement organisation, Incentra in Oslo, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was announced to be the winner of their Supplier of the Year 2018 Award. The Award was received by Mr. Arild Vartdal, LUKOIL’s representative at the Council Meeting, who explained: “We have been working with Incentra for two years and are already supplying 20-25% of their volume now, which is continuously increasing. We are striving to provide the very best service to our customers and we are very proud to receive this award.” Every year, Incentra evaluates their suppliers’ service levels and after coming very close to the top last year, LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was elected Supplier of the Year in 2018. Laila Hansen, Acting Manging Director of Incentra, comments: “We are very satisfied with the excellent cooperation with LUKOIL Marine Lubricants, and we are impressed by their increased volume in such a short time. The Supplier of the Year award is based on several different criteria, among them is the annual supplier evaluation survey, increased turnover and active participation.” About LUKOIL and LUKOIL Marine Lubricants LUKOIL is the leading Russian company in oil exploration, production and refining, as well as marketing of petroleum products. In 2007, its subsidiary LUKOIL

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Energy transformation in Northern Germany making further progress Michael Westhagemann, the Senator for Economics, Transport and Innovation of the City of Hamburg, today officially commissioned the storage power plant at the Curslack wind farm in Hamburg-Bergedorf. At the core of the system is a system linking the five wind turbines operated at the wind farm with a new battery storage facility, which is connected directly to the wind farm grid. Built by Vattenfall in conjunction with the Competence Center for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency (CC4E) of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) and the Nordex Group, the lithium-ion battery storage facility can collect electricity from the adjacent CC4E wind farm and thus increase its efficiency. The purpose of the storage power plant, which was built as part of the major NEW 4.0 - “Norddeutsche EnergieWende” energy transformation project for northern Germany, is to enable practical research to be conducted into the possibilities for the system integration of renewable energies. By coupling the wind farm and battery storage, the supply of electricity from the wind farm can be optimised and adapted to meet customers’ needs. In this way, it will be possible to avoid shutting down wind turbines in the event

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− Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, the newly appointed CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS as of October 1 2018, welcomed Reiner Haseloff at the Company’s R&D and technology center in Saxony-Anhalt on November 8 − The two figureheads discussed a broad range of topics, including investment in Saxony-Anhalt, employment, and technological advances in renewable energy − Mr. Kim remarked: “It is a great honor to receive Reiner Haseloff at Hanwha Q CELLS’ R&D and technology center in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. The Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt has long been a supporter of the Company’s work and goals, which include continuing to deliver employment opportunity and investment to the local region.” [Thalheim, Germany, November 9, 2018] The CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: HQCL) (“Hanwha Q CELLS” or the “Company”), one of the largest solar cell and module manufacturers in the world, this week received Reiner Haseloff, Prime Minister of the German state of Saxony-Anhalt, as a VIP guest at the Company’s R&D and technology center in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Hee Cheul (Charles) Kim, who became Hanwha Q CELLS’ new CEO on October 1, warmly welcomed Reiner Haseloff on November 8 to Hanwha Q CELLS GmbH’s offices to discuss a broad range of topics related

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Ørsted, the leading offshore wind developer, has signed a contract with Dorset-based Manor Renewable Energy (MRE) Ltd to provide the full temporary power package of generators, personnel and vessels in case of need during the turbine installation and commissioning for Hornsea Project One. Commencing in January 2019, MRE would utilise their own multi-purpose vessel, the ‘Manor Venture’, to lead their project scope; with an onboard capacity of 40 tonnes and accommodation for 12 personnel. The vessel has been manufactured in Portland, UK and the generators provided by UK company, JCB. MRE Director Toby Mead commented: “We’re delighted to once again be working with the global leader in offshore wind, on what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm. What’s more – we know that Ørsted place significant importance to ensuring UK content for their UK offshore wind farms, so we’re especially pleased to continue to hire from the local area and be able to offer a UK vessel, with UK generators.” Hornsea Project One will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world when operational in 2020. Based 120km off the Yorkshire Coast, this record-breaking wind farm will be capable of supplying renewable electricity to well over one million homes. ABOUT Ørsted The Ørsted

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Eslava, Spain, 8 November 2018 Smartive, the smart technology platform provider to the clean energy industry and backed by InnoEnergy, has secured a major contract with Acciona, a global leader in renewable energy projects, to monitor 1,000 of its wind turbines. The initial engagement will run for a year, with the option to extend. Over the period Smartive will examine 15% of Acciona’s global wind fleet to predict technical problems before they arise and tackle current maintenance issues. Its technology will provide Acciona with accurate data that will reveal where problems exist or could occur – improving the operation of turbines and reducing maintenance costs. Jordi Cusido, Chief Executive Officer of Smartive, says: “Our precise technology will transform the way Acciona monitors and manages its turbine fleet. In fact, we can predict failures one year before they occur with an accuracy rate of over 95% – leading to over 300K€ in savings a year per 100 turbines. So, Acciona will not only be able to gain operational control, it will reap tangible financial benefits too. “And partnering with a global leader like Acciona opens up a world of possibilities for us as it allows us to demonstrate our technology to a worldwide audience.” Smartive’s technology

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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 successfully completed a 30-day geophysical seabed survey for Allseas, a major offshore pipelay and subsea construction company. As part of the forthcoming Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, the contract marked a first for the iSURVEY Group. Taking on a vessel charter, the team had full contract responsibility for the vessel, marine, survey, processing and reporting elements of the entire scope. The project involved the team identifying any obstructions or hazardous seabed features prior to forthcoming pipelay anchoring and mooring operations. This 40km section of route survey took place in the German Baltic and was carried out from the SeaZip FIX, on charter to iSURVEY. This proved an ideal platform for the survey and ROV operations, with a moonpool deployment frame providing a retractable mounting location for vessel-based attitude monitoring, positioning and geophysical sensors. Combined Multi-beam Echo Sounder (MBES) and Side Scan Sonar (SSS) systems were utilised throughout the survey, along with a towed magnetometer / gradiometer system. iSURVEY Offshore Managing Director, Andrew McMurtrie, commented: “We are pleased to play our part in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, a significant construction scope. Having

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Strategic collaboration in the field of rotor blade research Two of the world’s leading institutions when it comes to wind energy, Danish DTU Wind Energy and German Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems IWES have joined forces and national funded projects in the new €17.6 million RELIABLADE project creating a strategic collaboration to strengthen research collaboration and offer new innovative services to European industrial partners. Developing rotor blades For the project, researchers will develop a blade design for a 40 meter blade. This will serve as a blueprint for manufacturing two blades at Fraunhofer IWES and challenge them in experimental tests at the DTU in order to intentionally damage them under controlled conditions. `We want to improve the understanding of the structural behavior of rotor blades. Therefore, we have developed a project in which we have control over the blade design, the manufacturing and the test and can investigate the damage process over the entire blade life with advanced numerical and experimental methods. This is truly unique in the wind turbine blade research and enables us to validate complex damage models,` explains project manager Florian Sayer from Fraunhofer IWES. To cover a wide range of different damage modes, the two rotor blades for testing will

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