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Thursday, May 16, 2019 — DEME Offshore has been awarded a major contract for the transport and installation of 165 foundations at Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm in the UK. Additionally, DEME Offshore secured the contract for the transport and installation of the turbines at the wind farm. The 1,4 GW Hornsea Two wind farm is located approximately 89 km off the Yorkshire coast and will meet the electricity needs of over 1.3 million homes per year. The wind farm borders the northern and western edge of the Hornsea One wind farm, where DEME Offshore was already involved in the foundations, turbines and export cable works. DEME Offshore will transport and install the 165 monopile foundations and carry out scour protection. The monopiles and transition pieces will be installed by the company’s new DP3 offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’, entering the fleet by the end of the year. The new flagship features an unrivalled combination of exceptionally high transport and load capacity, as well as a crane with a 5,000 tonnes lifting capacity. DEME Offshore will also provide installation vessel capacity to transport and install 165 Siemens Gamesa 8.4 MW turbines at the wind farm. Turbine installation will be carried out with offshore installation vessels ‘Sea Challenger’ and

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Replacing components in a wind turbine is a costly procedure, especially if required urgently; however, it can be avoided or planned for by on-going monitoring of temperatures. Canadian optimization software company, Clir Renewables, has released its latest AI feature. The Clir AI platform has evolved to learn how to identify anomalies in component temperatures to detect failure at an earlier stage. Maintenance budgets for wind farms account for the majority of associated OPEX. These planned budgets can be shattered if unexpected repair is required due to a component failure. Increased expenditure is not the only cost involved with unexpected failures. When a failure occurs, the turbine can be out of operation anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, dependent on sourcing replacement parts or required machinery in a quick timeframe. This downtime can result in large quantities of lost energy generation. The question is, can you predict and prevent component failure? The answer is yes. Clir AI can learn temperature behaviour in the context of the real world operational environment anomalies or trends that could be utilized to identify when a component is operating at higher than expected temperatures under certain conditions like increased loads. Once identified this information allows owners and operators to assess components

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15 June marks Global Wind Day 2019, the day when we celebrate the global benefits that wind energy is bringing to communities around the world – both for today and tomorrow. With the world moving from the era of fossil fuel-based energy towards an increasingly decarbonised energy supply, wind energy is growing at an unprecedented rate. Climate strikes, public protests and increased political drive against climate change is pushing wind energy to the forefront of the global conversation, and the wind industry has so much to offer for the future of communities, on local, regional, national and international scales. Since 2014, the global wind market has been installing more than 50 GW of new capacity each year. Total installed wind capacity worldwide reached 591 GW at the end of 2018, an increase of 9.6% compared to the end of 2017. New installations are expected to reach at least 55 GW per year, every year, until 2023. Europe – the historical hub of wind energy – has exported its wind energy know-how and technology, with new markets emerging across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Significant future growth of global wind energy is expected to be driven by developing markets in South East

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 Monitoring and control of Australia’s largest PV power plant  State-of-the art cyber security concepts  Innovative PEG substructure reduces costs and installation time  Come and see for yourself from today at Intersolar Europe in MunichKitzingen, Germany – PADCON and Jurchen Technology, two German companies based in the Lower Franconia town of Kitzingen, are capturing the Australian market: PADCON is providing the technology required to monitor and control what will soon be Australia’s biggest solar power plant. Jurchen Technology is supplying the DC wiring system for the solar power plant. A total of around 80,000 metres of cable and about 40,000 solar plugs are being installed. In addition, Jurchen Technology is busy securing orders for installation of its PEG system down under. Both companies will be showcasing their products at Intersolar Europe in Munich from today. Monitoring and control of Australia’s largest PV power plant “We monitor PV plants with more than three gigawatts of installed capacity for customers all over the world”, says Constantin Wenzlik, CEO of PADCON GmbH. “Limondale is another major project we have added to our portfolio. For this project alone, we can capture around 24,000 plant parameters, which will not only help control but also protect the entire

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Jan De Nul Group launched its fourth Ultra-Low Emission vessel last week in Singapore. It concerns the 6,000 m³ Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Sanderus built at the Keppel Offshore & Marine shipyard. This green vessel is the first of two identical medium-sized hopper dredgers under construction at Keppel O&M’s shipyard in Singapore, fitted with a two-stage filtering technique for exhaust gases. In total, Jan De Nul Group designed six Ultra-Low Emission vessels (ULEvs) for its fleet: five Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers and one Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel, the Voltaire. The two 6,000 m³ hoppers and the Voltaire are still under construction. Three 3,500 m³ ULEvs, of which the first was launched in July 2018, recently left Keppel O&M’s shipyard in China on their maiden voyage to their first assignment. Sanderus’ assets The design of the Sanderus combines a shallow draught with high manoeuvrability, making her very suitable for working in confined areas. The Sanderus is diesel-electric driven: all major drives (thrusters, dredge pump, jet pumps

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XEA|nova L8 highly productive coating system with a throughput of more than 8000 wafers per hour XENIA – built for gigawatt lines Would a PV factory in Germany/ Europe be realistic? – VDMA panel discussion with Christian Knechtel, CEO of VON ARDENNE Enhanced Battery Solutions GmbH – new spin-off develops solutions for lithium-ion batteries From 15 to 17 May, VON ARDENNE will present its latest solutions for the PV industry at the Intersolar Europe 2019 in Munich, one of the leading exhibitions for the solar industry, at booth 438 in hall C1. XEA|nova L8 – highly productive coating system with a throughput of more than 8000 wafers per hour For some years now, the solar industry is characterized by a high cost pressure in manufacturing. VON ARDENNEs answer to that problem is the XEA|nova L8. This new coating systems makes use of the proven VON ARDENNE coating technology for large areas and deposits the most homogeneous TCO and metal layers on wafers for the production of heterojunction (HJT) and interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells. With a coating capacity of more than 8000 wafers per hour, it is the most productive coating system on the market and reaches a yearly production capacity of 350 MWp. Furthermore, it has

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Analysis of the solar market in ten African countries / Large potential yet to be tapped / Free online study Munich / Berlin, 15 May 2019 – The German Solar Association (BSW-Solar) and the Becquerel Institute presented an analysis of the solar markets in ten African countries at the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry, Intersolar Europe. The Solarize Africa study was supported by Intersolar Europe. "The solar potential in Africa is large, as is Africa’s energy demand, and we are optimistic about many of the markets we analyzed,” says David Wedepohl, Managing Director of BSW-Solar. However, only relatively few photovoltaic systems have been installed so far. At the moment, the capacity of all solar power systems on the entire African continent is at around 5 gigawatts – just over one percent of the total global installed solar power capacity. “We estimate we would need about 2,000 TWh Solar PV to fully decarbonize the energy consumption on the continent by 2040,” says Wedepohl. With slightly more than 1 GW installed in 2018, the African PV market could grow by to up 30 GW by the end of the next decade. In order to cover the growing energy demand as sustainably and inexpensively

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SCHMID Group, Nusaned Investment (an investment company owned by SABIC) and RIWAQ announced that the parties signed agreement for establishing a joint venture in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia focusing on manufacturing and technology development in the field of Vanadium Redox Flow Batteries (VRFB). The joint venture aims to become a global technology leader and champion in the utility-scale energy storage segment, supporting the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 economic diversification objectives. With research and development facilities in Germany and Saudi Arabia, the joint venture plans to set-up a GW scale manufacturing facility in the Kingdom expected to be in production in 2020. The partnership will directly contribute to the Kingdom’s renewable ambitions. As per the new energy mix announced this year, Saudi Arabia will aim to install 57.5 GW of renewable capacity in the Kingdom by 2030. Utility-scale stationary energy storage systems will be critical to ensure that the new renewable capacity is stabilized and connected reliably to the grid. The Kingdom could also leverage this technology in the upcoming mega-projects in the Kingdom such as NEOM and Red Sea Project. The partners in this investment are aiming to position the Kingdom to become an R&D and manufacturing hub for utility-scale energy storage, and

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• New Intensium Max 20 High Energy container offers more than double the energy storage capability of previous Saft containers with 2.5 MWh. 15 May 2019 Intersolar Europe 2019 May 15-17 - Munich Hall C2, Booth C2.255 Saft doubles duration and capacity with its new “Intensium Max 20 High Energy” New Intensium Max 20 High Energy container offers more than double the energy storage capability of previous Saft containers with 2.5 MWh. In September 2019, Saft will commence shipment of fully fitted and tested containers to utility, industrial and commercial customers from three worldwide manufacturing hubs. Munich, May 15th 2019 – Saft has extended its range of containerized lithium-ion (Li-ion) Energy Storage Systems (ESS) with the Intensium Max 20 High Energy (HE) that offers 2.5 MWh storage capacity in a standard 20-foot container. With the new fully integrated container, Saft can address the majority of grid, renewables, commercial and industrial applications that require large-scale ESS solutions able to sustain multiple daily cycles with typical discharge times of 2 to 4 hours. The main applications for the Intensium Max 20 HE will be energy time-shifting for large solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind farms, as well as enabling utilities to defer grid investment through virtual power lines, and ‘behind the

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New study shows 72 foreign countries benefitting from Scotland’s renewable energy expertise 57% of survey respondents say they’re currently moving into new markets Video content available - see Scottish Renewables' Nick Sharpe discuss the survey on YouTube Scotland’s renewable energy expertise is being put to work in 72 countries, with Scottish businesses employing staff in 22 of those, a new study has revealed. Industry body Scottish Renewables has found that businesses from across Scotland are working in countries as diverse as Burundi, Cabo Verde, Kazakhstan and Mozambique, and employing staff on six of the planet’s seven continents. The new statistics also show Scotland’s renewable energy reach is growing: more than half (57%) of the companies which took part in a survey on Scotland’s green energy export impact say they’re currently moving into new markets, with almost a third (29%) considering doing so. Scottish Renewables Chief Executive Claire Mack – who has addressed the All-Energy Conference in Glasgow on this topic – told how the results show that Scotland's renewable energy industry "is having a positive effect far beyond our borders". She continued: "Scotland’s stretching renewable energy targets and the calibre of our engineering skills, in particular, mean the world is watching, and the results of this latest survey show the impact

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