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Watch a "Powered By Ecotricity" video about the i360 here British Airways i360, one of Britain’s most striking tourist attractions, has taken the next step in its sustainable journey and switched to green energy from Ecotricity. The multi-award-winning attraction is a giant glass viewing pod which glides up gently to 450ft above Brighton seafront to offer unrivalled views of the city, the South Downs National Park and the Sussex coastline. BA i360 was constructed with sustainability at its heart, with maximum energy efficiency, limited emissions and around 60 per cent of the power required to run the attraction self-generated as the viewing pod descends. Conceived and designed by Marks Barfield Architects, creators of the London Eye, BA i360 can take 175 passengers on each 20-minute ‘flight’, to offer fantastic views of city landmarks, artwork on the rooftops, offshore windmills and the rolling coastline stretching away to the horizon. Julia Barfield, chair and co-creator of British Airways i360, said: “Since the beginning we’ve tried to have all of our buildings as sustainable as they possibly can be and this is no exception, as around sixty percent of the energy used by the pod is generated when it descends. “I’ve personally been a customer of Ecotricity for many

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New scientific study models full energy transition across power, heat, and transport sectors KATOWICE, Poland (December 12, 2018) – As climate discussions are underway among global leaders at COP24, the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference, a new report released Tuesday showcases the feasibility of a European energy transition to 100% renewable sources. The new scientific study shows that the transition to 100% renewable energy will be economically competitive with today’s conventional fossil fuel and nuclear energy system, and lead greenhouse gas emissions to zero before 2050. The study’s financial case for an energy transition becomes even stronger when taking into account significant projected job growth and the indirect economic benefits for health, security, and the environment, that were not factored into the study. Undertaken by LUT University and Energy Watch Group, the first-of-its-kind scientific modeling study has simulated a full energy transition in Europe across the power, heat, transport, and desalination sectors by 2050. The study’s publication came after approximately four and a half years of data collection, and technical and financial modeling under the research and analysis of 14 scientists. “This report confirms that a transition to 100% renewable energy across all sectors is possible and

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Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH has filed an application with the Hamburg District Court for the opening of insolvency proceedings. The court has appointed the experienced Hamburg restructuring expert, lawyer and tax consultant Dr. Christoph Morgen as preliminary insolvency administrator. He is a specialist insolvency solicitor and partner in the national law firm Brinkmann & Partner. Dr. Christoph Morgen will now get an overview of the current business situation and examine what the company’s first steps within the proceedings could be. Hansa Heavy Lift operates eleven heavy-cargo vessels. The company was founded in 2011. Hamburg, 12 December 2018

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GE Power Conversion partners with Sulzer for parts, services, and equipment In a move to increase services, parts and new equipment availability, minimize repair times, and reduce downtime, GE Power Conversion has signed an agreement with Sulzer, making it an authorized parts, new equipment, and service provider. GE electrical equipment, such as motors and generators, can now be maintained and repaired through Sulzer’s extensive service center network. As one of the world’s largest independent maintenance specialists, Sulzer offers considerable expertise and experience in the repair of large rotating equipment. GE Power Conversion is taking advantage of the Sulzer repair facilities and extensive repair expertise, backed by the technical expertise and know-how from GE PC, to ensure that customers with GE equipment receive an unparalleled service. The agreement between the two companies enables Sulzer to offer a wide range of services, including warranty work, that will ensure customers receive high quality repairs using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. Sulzer will offer service center repairs as well as a range of field services, including installation, start-up assistance, troubleshooting, routine maintenance, testing and monitoring. Jim Mugford, President and Global Head of Sulzer’s Electro Mechanical Services, explains: “We are dedicated to providing a superior service to a range

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Leer – 11th December 2018 – Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy. This turnkey cable supply and cable installation contract for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Project marks the continued success of a global renewables strategy for Subsea 7 in the US. The multi-million-dollar contract will see SOC, and Subsea 7 operating out of the Gulf of Mexico, perform the turnkey supply and installation of inner array grid cables for the CVOW Project located approx. 43km off the east coast of the US. The CVOW Project includes the development of two, 6-megawatt wind turbines on monopile foundations, which will be connected to the existing onshore grid by submarine cables. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, SOC will also provide associated materials and services including the supply of the submarine composite cables, cable protection systems and related accessories as well as post-installation termination, trenching and testing services. The project engineering works will commence immediately. The marine installation works are scheduled for execution in 2020. Welcoming the start of a new era for the business unit in

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•   The company will supply 57 of its Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform turbines to the Kola wind farm •   Second contract for Siemens Gamesa in growing Russian market Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a second order in Russia from Enel Russia, one of the country's independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 201 MW of wind turbines. The scope of the agreement includes supply, installation and commissioning of 57 Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform turbines at the Kola wind farm, located in Murmansk region, Russia. The Kola wind farm is due to be commissioned in 2021. The contract includes full scope O&M (operation & maintenance) services during the first two years with an option to extend. This order is part of the preliminary agreement signed with Enel in 2017 for the supply of 291 MW to two wind farms in Russia. The first order, the Azovskaya project with 90 MW capacity, was announced by Siemens Gamesa in early October 2018. With the delivery of its proven wind turbines, Siemens Gamesa will contribute to Russia’s targets to develop local renewable energy resources reaching 3.3 GW of wind installed capacity by 2024 and to ramp up a local wind energy industry.

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The Alfa Laval Gas Combustion Unit (GCU) has been chosen for boil-off gas management on more than half of the LNG carriers built during 2018. This brings the total number of GCUs sold to well over 100 units, with new developments promising still greater market potential. Since buying the fledgling technology from Snecma in 2013, Alfa Laval has proven the GCU concept and built up a strong position for the product in the LNG market. This simple and reliable incineration unit for boil-off gas, with few components and a minimal number of interfaces and moving parts, now has a long track record among the largest LNG ship owners. In 2018, the GCU has been the choice for the majority of LNG newbuilds. “The Alfa Laval GCU has proven a very good solution for our needs,” says  Miltos Zisis, Innovation and Technology Manager at GasLog. GasLog, which manages one of the world’s largest LNG fleets, purchased the 100th GCU from Alfa Laval. “Between its compactness and simplicity, the GCU is easily integrated into our LNG carriers and provides the high reliability we demand.” Continued GCU development Today the GCU is central to the Alfa Laval portfolio of systems for LNG, which also includes the renowned

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Berlin/Germany, 11 December 2018 — The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) has been accepted as an independent testing institute by the thin-film module manufacturer First Solar. The manufacturer officially recognizes the institute’s performance and condition testing of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) thin-film series 4 modules. Customers can therefore rely on the independent testing conducted by PI Berlin, an institute with recognized expertise in thin-film technology and manufacturing. Press photos are available at: www.pi-berlin.com/en/first-solar-testing-en “We are pleased to recognize PI Berlin as an approved testing institute,” said Lou Trippel, First Solar’s Vice President of Product Management. “It is crucial for us that independent testing institutes perform at a consistent level and meet very specific standards in order to correctly test and measure our modules. PI Berlin has clearly demonstrated their expertise and proficiency.” Making claim management easier Investors and system owners will benefit from the approval of PI Berlin by First Solar — primarily regarding project security. If module defects are found after delivery, installation or operation in the field, First Solar will recognize testing done by PI Berlin and acknowledge valid claims. PI Berlin will continue to work as an independent testing institute commissioned by customers, not by First Solar. “The evaluation process was no easy

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Focus on cutting carbon from heat and transport – and build on success of electricity sector, Scottish Renewables says Wave and tidal energy also prioritised in Draft Budget submission Scottish Renewables has called on the Scottish Government to back renewable energy in its Draft Budget, which is expected to be announced tomorrow (December 12). The industry body has submitted an extensive package of measures to Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work Derek Mackay designed to support Scotland’s successful renewable energy industry as it continues to “deliver the economic benefits of tackling climate change”. The submission asks that the Scottish Government use its Draft Budget to: Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through investing in the decarbonisation of Scotland’s heating sector Invest in developing innovative technologies which play to Scotland’s strengths – for example our world-leading tidal and wave energy sectors Work to meet local energy ambitions through creating an environment in which small-scale renewables can thrive Optimise Scotland’s tax and fees systems to ensure that Scotland’s diverse renewable energy businesses and capacity can continue to grow Ensure adequate resourcing across all levels of Government to enable efficient processes, support local, low-carbon energy development and ensure that the ambitions contained in the

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(Wels, 11.12.2018) Fronius Solar Energy, the Austrian energy solutions specialist, and the Chinese high-tech company BYD have put their seal on their strategic partnership. Fronius is the only provider that is able to supply three-phase consumers in emergency power situations. It does this with the help of the BYD Battery-Box HV. Fronius takes another step towards 24 hours of sun. Fronius and BYD underlined their collaboration during the recent visit of a delegation from the Chinese manufacturer to Gmunden in Austria. The Technology Centre in Gmunden is already hosting one of the first Fronius pilot production systems employing a BYD Battery-Box. At the heart of the system is the flexible Fronius Symo Hybrid inverter, which is compatible with several of the BYD Battery-Box HV models1. The modular design of the battery storage solution allows users to adjust storage capacity to their individual needs as and when required. “We are delighted to collaborate with such a renowned and committed partner as Fronius in offering our high-quality solutions”, commented Julia Chen, Global Sales Director of BYD Batteries. “Both companies will be working hard to promote the uptake of renewable energy.”

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