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The new facility will manufacture offshore wind turbine blades for multiple customers as LM Wind Power responds to demand for new offshore capacity in northern Europe. 23 March 2017 - LM Wind Power, one of the world's leading manufacturers of wind turbine blades, announced today that work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, has commenced. This was marked with a foundation stone ceremony at the construction site, chaired by French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, in the presence of industry and representatives from the local partners, including Normandy region, the Manche Department, the local community of Cherbourg and the port authority, Ports Normands Associés (PNA).  The company brings an initial investment of more than EUR 100 million into the development of the Cherbourg site which is expected to grow to a capacity between 1.2 and 2.0 Gigawatts (GW). The ramp up to production of blades destined for European offshore wind farms is expected during 2018. The company aims to begin hiring and training after the summer, with a plan to reach more than 550 people at the facility once the first production lines are in place. The training will start in a new Center of Excellence, to provide the skills needed for

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13th WAB Offshore-Windenergy Conference The WINDFORCE conference has become the central meeting place for the offshore wind industry in Germany during its 13-year history. With more than 500 participants it is Germany’s key event for offshore wind. Offshore wind energy is the focus of the 13th WINDFORCE conference organized by WAB e.V. No other event hosts a greater density of national and international experts in the field. In addition to presentations and lectures, the special side event – the WINDFORCE DINNER – has become an important occasion for networking. Take advantage of this high profile conference to gain comprehensive insights into the offshore wind energy industry and meet decision-makers, business partners and clients at WINDFORCE conference 2017. We look forward to see you in Bremerhaven. Andreas Wellbrock (Managing Director, WAB e.V.) PROGRAMME Take a look into the detailed WINDFORCE programme: http://windforce.info/windforce2017/de/conference-programme/

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London & Perth; March 22 2017: Global Maritime, a leading provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the oil and gas sector, has appointed Perth native Hannah Crutchley as its new Group Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager. Hannah will be based in Perth. Hannah has over 10 years experience in the oil & gas sector and will be tasked with ensuring that Global Maritime adheres to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its business operations. David Sutton, CEO of Global Maritime, said: “While we understand that targets and deadlines drive our industry, we remain committed to the highest standards of personal and environmental safety as well as solutions and services of the highest quality. Hannah and her experience in front-line HSEQ operations will be invaluable to us as we continue to strengthen our safety culture throughout Global Maritime.”  Hannah is an experienced HSEQ professional having primarily focused in Asia Pacific and Europe. Roles have included Department HSEQ Manager, Project HSEQ Manager and Site HSE Advisor for large-scale engineering, procurement, installation & commissioning (EPIC) projects. Her last position was as Country HSEQ Manager for subsea engineering, construction and services company, Subsea 7 in Australia.  Hannah has a B.Sc. in Health & Safety from Curtin

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Technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 15 MWp solar PV power plant to Essakane Solar SAS in Burkina Faso. The solar PV plant will be built next to a 55 MW Wärtsilä power plant currently running on heavy fuel oil. The solar PV plant and the engine power plant will be controlled and operated in synchronization, thus forming the largest engine-solar PV hybrid power plant in Africa. Wärtsilä's scope covers the engineering, procurement & construction (EPC) for the solar PV power plant, including the control system for the hybrid plant. The power plant is scheduled to be operational in late 2017. The order is booked for the first quarter of 2017.   Essakane Solar SAS, 90% owned by global independent power producer EREN Renewable Energy (EREN) and 10% by its development partner African Energy Management Platform (AEMP), will operate the solar PV plant and sell the energy to IAMGOLD's Essakane Mine. The off-grid gold mine, located 330 kilometers northeast of the Burkina Faso's capital city, Ouagadougou, produces approximately 400,000 ounces of gold per year. Reliable and sustainable around-the-clock energy is a requisite for an off-grid mine location like this. The ability to control and optimize the usage of engines and solar power

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SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded the construction monitoring contract of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, which will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase. Located almost 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, Race Bank Wind Farm’s offshore array will comprise of 91 state-of-the-art Siemens 6.3MW wind turbines and is expected to generate enough electricity for up to 400,000 homes across the UK. The renewable energy and grid integration consultancy helped bring the project to financial close for Firebolt RB Holdings Limited - the investment holding company owned by Macquarie Capital and Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5. Acting as technical advisor, SgurrEnergy’s engineers and consultants provided technical due diligence during the acquisition and project finance phases of the project. SgurrEnergy carried out a review of key technical and commercial aspects of the project including permits and consenting, civil, electrical and mechanical design, project participants, construction and project contracts, project schedule, operations and maintenance and a financial model review. The scope of the construction monitoring assignment includes regular monitoring of construction and installation, checking progress and confirming consistency with the final design and undertaking site visits including factory and a construction site visit. Marc Costa Ros, project

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In June 2017, Deutsche Windtechnik's French unit will begin providing maintenance for turbines from Vestas for the first time. The 22 V90 turbines generate a total output of 44 MW. The contracts are for full maintenance. The agreement will initially run for four years, but there is an option to extend it. Trinational cooperation is a convincing argument The French unit was established just last year, and this is a further milestone towards strengthening its presence on the service market in France. Holger Hämel, who shares managerial responsibilities for Deutsche Windtechnik X-Service and therefore also for operational management of the French unit Deutsche Windtechnik SARL with Severin Mielimonka, said: "Our strong network enabled us to use our resources and expand our portfolio in France to include full maintenance for the Vestas turbines." During the tender, the operator was particularly impressed by the close intra-company cooperation with Deutsche Windtechnik Service in Ostenfeld, Germany. It is the competence centre for Vestas wind turbines in the company, and it is already providing service for the operator in Spain. Thanks to this previous business relationship, Country Manager for Spain Melf Lorenzen was able to facilitate the initial contact between the operator and Mohamed Metahri, who serves

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Global blade technician leaders gather at the Altitec Summit to review cutting edge blade repair skills and coordinated approaches to maintenance, in response to growing industry demand for blade services London, 22 March 2017 – Blade inspection and repair provider Altitec hosts its blade supervisor summit near Berlin this week, with discussion focused on the leadership and communication challenges of managing global technician teams on multiple sites and developing maintenance relationships with turbine OEMs. Thirty of the wind industry’s most experienced blade technicians and supervisors are meeting this week to review training and repair procedures, discuss project and team management and share tips, advice and observations on blade repair, gathered from work on wind farms around the world. With more than 150GW of installed wind capacity in Europe alone, Altitec, one of the most experienced contractors in the industry, has identified a pressing need for more technicians with the experience to lead fleet maintenance. As the industry grows, new wind farms continue to come online, and older assets approach end of warranty, Altitec is investing in the skills and knowledge of its supervisors to increase the number of technician teams it can deploy across windfarms in the coming years. All Summit participants are

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San Francisco, USA, March 22, 2017. SOLV, the leading independent solar O&M service provider in America and a division of EPC contractor Swinerton Renewable Energy, has begun deployment of QOS Energy’s Qantum® software to monitor and support the operations and maintenance of more than 1 GW of solar PV plants in the United-states. Qantum® is an innovative cloud-based analytics platform that allows SOLV to harness the power of the data generated by the multiple PV installations they manage on behalf of leading renewable energy project owners. Qantum® is a unique hardware-agnostic energy management SaaS platform that seamlessly gathers data from any wind or solar plant monitoring system, such as databases, SCADA or data acquisition systems, including data from trackers, hybrid plants or storage facilities. Qantum® collects and transforms the data into comprehensive, next-stage analytics, enabling SOLV to identify performance issues quickly and accurately. “Our solution helps clients deliver best-in-class O&M services for solar PV plants of any size, from small rooftop installations to massive utility-scale projects, such as the 155 MWp Comanche Project which generates an average of 5,000 data points, including the Qantum-based calculation of 1,800 formula-based KPIs. Thanks to Qantum®’s unmatched intelligence capabilities, SOLV can visualize, understand, streamline and maximize

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• Incoming orders increased by +9% to CHF 455.6 million • Net sales rose by +40% to CHF 453.1 million • EBITDA reached CHF 10.5 million, turnaround confirmed • Cash flow from operating activities improved by CHF 54.5 million to CHF +2.6 million • Recapitalisation programme successfully completed • Balance sheet structure substantially strengthened through capital increase in December 2016 • Targets 2017: Similar level of net sales as in the previous year and substantial improvement in profitability Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) recorded in fiscal year 2016 incoming orders of CHF 455.6 million, representing an increase of 9% compared to the previous year (2015: CHF 418.9 million). Order backlog amounted to CHF 244.5 million as of 31 December 2016, and provides a solid starting position for fiscal year 2017. Net sales increased by 40% to CHF 453.1 million (2015: CHF 323.6 million). At the EBITDA level, Meyer Burger confirmed the turnaround with a positive EBITDA of CHF 10.5 million (2015: CHF -55.9 million). EBITDA 2016 includes one-time extraordinary expenses in an amount of CHF 3.5 million related to the structural programme. The net result for fiscal year 2016 was substantially reduced compared to the previous year, but was still at CHF -97.1 million (2015:

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Munich, March 21, 2017 – The energy storage industry is evolving: ees Europe, the continent's largest exhibition for batteries and energy storage systems, is setting a new exhibitor record, an achievement which is also being felt at the accompanying ees Europe Conference. After all, when interesting energy topics draw a broad range of exhibitors and trade visitors, discussions inevitably turn to innovative technologies, future visions and current challenges on the energy storage market. From May 30–31, the ees Europe Conference will offer an extensive presentation program and serve as a presentation and discussion platform alongside the exhibition for the third year running. For attendees, the ees Europe Conference is the ideal meeting point to learn about the energy storage topics currently affecting the industry, make new contacts and network for future projects, or simply exchange knowledge. It is only fitting then that the event is being held in conjunction with the conference for Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners. Here, attendees will discuss the future of solar and renewable energy – a successful synergy. Sessions at ees Europe Conference will cover new storage technologies for use in homes, commercial properties as well as

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