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6,000 square foot building Built to support semiconductor and coating customers Incorporates the latest Pfeiffer Vacuum service know-how Asslar, Germany, August 2017. Pfeiffer Vacuum has opened a new service center in Malaysia. The more than 6,000 square foot building will house administration, sales, and service departments. The main activities will be the repair of the dry backing pump range. Other products will follow in the coming months. The service center is located within Kulim Hi-Tech Park (KHTP) at Kulim, Kedah state, in northern Malaysia. KHTP was completed in 1996, as the first fully integrated Hi-Tech Park in Malaysia. It occupies a total area of 4,510 acres and is only 40 minutes away from the Penang International Airport. KHTP houses one of the largest networks of multinational semiconductor and coating companies in Malaysia. Several of Pfeiffer Vacuum’s major customers are within a 15 minute drive from the new service center. “This is a huge milestone in our history. Our business in Malaysia and Singapore is very important for our growth. Asia is the fastest growing area in our company. Nearly 40% of our business is related to Asia. So we are quite happy to be close to Malaysia today”, said Dr. Matthias Wiemer,

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With the acquisition of these vessels, ZEABORN is securing sustainable operation of Rickmers-Line Bremen/Hamburg, 8 August 2017 – On 31 July 2017, the ZEABORN Group signed the contracts for the purchase of five 30,000dwt Superflex Heavy Lift ves-sels. All of these vessels are sister ships of the Rickmers Hamburg, which was previously acquired, and are employed in the Rickmers-Line liner service. ZEA-BORN already acquired the Rickmers-Line in April this year. The parties involved have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. "The purchase of these five vessels from Rickmers Holding is therefore not only a further commitment to the expansion of commercial activities and of the Rick-mers-Line but also ensures independence from third-party tonnage and external influences. With the ownership of the liner-service vessels, we are able to ensure the Round-The-World Pearl String liner service for our customers on a sustainable basis", explained Ove Meyer, Managing Partner of ZEABORN, with regard to the transaction. More specifically, the transaction relates to the following vessels: Rickmers SIN-GAPORE, Rickmers JAKARTA, Rickmers NEW ORLEANS, Rickmers SEOUL and Rickmers DALIAN. These vessels have a deadweight all told (DWAT) of 30,000 mt, each with four cranes, having a combined lifting capacity of 640 tons, and are equipped

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Abstract: The intelligent information age greatly increases electricity demand, which, in return, pressures people into seeking for green power generation due to the severe environmental pollution and energy consumption. Solar PV power generation is expected to alleviate the pressure. With government’s policy support and less cost of power generation, energy storage systems are brought in tens of thousands of households. For the entire household energy storage system, MORNSUN provides a complete power solution to simplify customer’s design and increase system’s reliability. Key words: solar PV power generation, energy storage system, power solution, MORNSUN Introduction of household energy storage system With the ongoing development of The Million Solar Roofs bill (the United States) and Energiewende (known as “energy transition”, Germany), household energy storage system is widely introduced in over 50 countries worldwide, especially when the governments give high subsidies to families whoever apply solar PV power generation. As a result, most families not only achieve self-sufficiency of household electricity but also store excess electricity. The market demand for household energy storage system is growing.

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Spain. August 8, 2017. Ingeteam has commenced the supply of its equipment to three solar photovoltaic power plants in Morocco, totaling 170 MW of output power. These three PV plants, which will be amongst the largest in North Africa, are expected to be operating within a year and to have a service life of at least twenty years. The power produced is to be supplied to the Moroccan power distribution grid, serving to cover the energy demand of thousands of homes in Morocco. This will make it possible to slightly reduce the country's heavy reliance on foreign energy sources, given the fact that this North African country imports 90% of all the energy it consumes. The execution of this project comes within the framework of the target set by Morocco, to produce 52% of all its energy from renewable energy sources by year 2030.

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Turbine blade access and repair specialist delivers ActSafe powered ascenders and related training and support to installation teams at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm London, 7 August 2017 – Altitec, the turbine blade access and repair specialist, has delivered the last of an initial batch of five ActSafe PCX powered ascenders to the installation team at the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm. Technicians will use the lightweight, portable ACX powered ascender for lifting tools and equipment as they install turbines at the south-coast site. As part of the deal Altitec will provide onsite training to the Rampion team on use of the ascender for lifting equipment with a maximum capacity up to 200kg. The agreement will also cover assessment and servicing at regular six month intervals, and an up-time guarantee to ensure the Rampion team always have access to powered ascenders, whenever they need them. Speaking about the agreement, Tom Dyffort, Managing Director of Altitec, said: “Our blade repair technicians have been using ActSafe’s powered ascenders for years to service onshore and offshore wind farms, reduce risks and cut the time taken to complete repair work. Our sales and service agreement with the Rampion team will ensure they are using the most up-to-date ascender

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Wood Group’s clean energy business, previously known as SgurrEnergy, has been chosen to carry out power performance testing [PPT] on Europe’s largest onshore wind power project. The 1,000 MW Fosen Vind project, which is located in central Norway on the peninsula of Fosen, the island of Hitra and in Snillfjord, comprises six onshore wind farms and will have the combined capacity to power up to 170,000 Norwegian households when complete. The project will see Wood Group’s clean energy team undertake the installation of 29 guyed lattice met masts, data monitoring and analysis for the site calibration phase. This will be followed by the installation of power monitoring equipment fitted to a number of the wind turbine generators for the power curve test phase. Robbie Gibson, director of asset management at Wood Group – clean energy, said: “We are very pleased to be working with Statkraft on this important project, which is one of the largest of its kind. “PPT allows you to compare the actual power curve for a wind turbine to the warranted power curve provided by the wind turbine manufacturer, and to ensure that the manufacturer corrects any sources of underperformance. “Wood Group’s clean energy business is a MEASNET member for power performance

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Paul Wheelhouse, Scottish Government Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy, visited Fife today to announce a further investment of £1.5 million into the Carbon Trust’s world-leading research, development, and demonstration programme – the Offshore Wind Accelerator. Responding, Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:"Scotland has huge amounts to gain from offshore wind and it’s an incredibly exciting time for the industry. "Our first major offshore wind farm – the Beatrice project in the Moray Firth – is being constructed right now, alongside Statoil’s world leading floating wind development Hywind, and Vattenfall’s highly innovative European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. A number of other exciting schemes are getting ready to progress along our east coast. "These funds will allow the Carbon Trust to explore the opportunities which offshore wind can offer and help make sure that Scotland reaps the maximum benefits from the sector’s growth."

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Chelmsford, Thursday 3 August. Global Marine Group (GMG), a leading provider of offshore engineering services to the renewables, telecommunications and oil & gas industries, announced today that it has successfully completed a remedial cable burial project for Prinses Amaliawindpark (PAWP), a wind farm off the Netherlands’ West Coast. PAWP covers an area of around 14km2 and comprises of 60 wind turbines that are connected by eight in-field cable strings that converge at the central offshore high voltage station. The project, operated by Eneco, [an energy company responsible for generating and supplying sustainable energy originating from wind, heat, biomass and solar farms,] was completed according to schedule and in conjunction with operational and safety standards. Upon completion, the customer described the outcome as having met ‘superb standards’. GMG’s first project with Eneco has been executed by CWind, which is part of the GMG and is responsible for delivering the Company’s power capabilities. The contract was secured in part, due to GMG’s proven track record of completing complex cable burial projects and to having the trenching equipment already mobilised for rapid deployment. The project utilised CWind’s in-house resources including the CS Recorder, which has DP2 dynamic positioning; the Q1000, a powerful remotely-operated vehicle (ROV)

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The German commercial storage system manufacturer TESVOLT will be honored with the Global Leading RES Seal in the category “Largest Project” for the implementation of the worldwide biggest Off-Grid-Battery-System in Rwanda to eliminate energy loss in water pumps. Berlin-Bonn. TESVOLT has been allocated the contract to build the worldwide largest off-grid-battery-system to deal with the energy loss in much needed water pumps in Rwanda. For the dedication and innovative mindset to promote the mission of clean energy while supporting agricultural projects TESVOLT is the perfect candidate for the Global Leading RES Seal. To counter the power stoppage occurring up to four times a day between 5 and 45 minutes TESVOLT will be joining forces with the international project planner EPC IdeemaSun to install a decentralized off-grid storage system with a total capacity of 2.68 megawatt-hours. The battery system and a 3.3 MW solar power station will improve the living conditions of around 2,000 farmers, who currently live in extreme poverty. Many African countries suffer from instability due to inner conflicts and poverty, which results in a lack of infrastructure. Where we can help: Creating awareness about the importance of access to electricity needs as well as the stabilization of electricity supply. Projects

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HUSUM | 1 August 2017 – The timing of HUSUM Wind, in mid-September, could not be better: the dynamics of the wind energy market become apparent immediately prior to the federal election and shortly after the state elections in Schleswig-Holstein and North Rhine-Westphalia. This year HUSUM Wind will therefore be a platform for very interesting political discourse, especially since North Rhine-Westphalia is sending out a clear message as the wind trade fair’s partner state. The elections have revealed the different political positions and issues in the energy policies of both states. Schleswig-Holstein has long been a wind energy pioneer. The newly elected state government coalition of conservatives, liberals and greens will be vigorously encouraging the wind industry. It will secure and expand wind energy as an economic factor in order to further make the most of the industry’s potential. Here the coalition will be relying on increased sector coupling and the promotion of communal wind energy projects, as well as continuing to support offshore wind projects with dedicated focus. In contrast, the conservative-liberal coalition in North Rhine-Westphalia will rely more on fossil fuels. The planned minimum distance of 1,500 metres to residential buildings will reduce the space available for wind turbines by

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