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Global Maritime Part of 12-Member Consortium Presenting Papers at the Event London, UK; September 22 2017: Global Maritime Group, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector and part of the European Commission’s OPERA (Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy) project consortium, announced that they and other consortium members have won the Yoshio Masudaprize. The prize was awarded for a selection of papers on the latest OPERA project findings from Northern Spain and presented at the 12th European Wave & Tidal Conference held in Cork, Ireland. The OPERA 12-member consortium presented multiple conference publications at the event charting the progress of the three-year OPERA project set up to progress offshore wave energy development, reduce costs (by up to 50%), and ‘de-risk’ new technologies. This is being achieved through the development of a full-scale floating oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy converter ‘Marmok-A-5’ developed by Oceantec Energías Marinas and being demonstrated at the BIMEP test site in the north of Spain. At the conference, Global Maritime co-authored a paper based on design and field data collection studies that incorporated the environmental conditions, device motions and mooring tensions for the BIMEPtest site deployment. The paper reported on design

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First ever facility capable of testing power transformers up to 800 kV and switchgear up to 1200 kV With electricity consumption expected to increase by 140% by 2050, reliable super grids are required to transport electricity from remote wind and solar farms to where it is needed most First ultra-high voltage components tested in new facility Lab opening marks 90 years of KEMA testing and certification Arnhem, Netherlands (5 October 2017) - DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today officially opens its expanded and upgraded KEMA High-Power Laboratory (HPL). Following a 70 million Euro investment, the newly extended test lab is the world’s first – and currently only – facility capable of testing ultra-high voltage (UHV) electrical grid components. The new lab will help the power industry successfully transition to so called “super grids” for a safe and reliable supply to meet rapidly growing demand for sustainable electricity. Energy – and particularly electricity – is increasingly important to modern life. DNV GL’s recently published Energy Transition Outlook report 2017 predicts that electricity consumption will rise by 140% by 2050. What’s more, with countries striving to meet their Paris Agreement targets, wind and solar will

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Solar expert Goldbeck Solar transfers its international solar EPC know-how to the Netherlands. In the industrial zone of Veendam, the German company from Hirschberg builds a 15.5 MWp turnkey solar park and will connect it to the grid until the end of 2017. The project will be realized for Astronergy. The company, which belongs to the Chinese Chint Group, is well-known as a solar panel manufacturer and project developer, has successfully developed and marketed the solar park. There are two remarkable aspects about this project: Firstly, it is the first solar farm that Goldbeck Solar and Astronergy realize together in the Netherlands. Secondly, this is a suburban solar power plant in the industrial zone of Veendam (in the Groningen region) – which has led to specific requirements concerning the plant’s design. That has been necessary to satisfy all stakeholders, and to integrate the plant properly into its surroundings. “Based on the attractive subsidies for renewable energies, solar power will become a leading technology in the Netherlands, making the country an interesting market for Goldbeck Solar. Our neighboring country has decided in favor of a consequent renewable energy policy to be able to reach the goals for renewable energies stipulated for 2020”,

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Sequoia Energy Inc. adopts remote sensing device to speed up development and improve financing terms across its Canadian portfolio October 3, 2017 - Canadian renewable energy developer Sequoia Energy Inc. has successfully used Vaisala’s Triton Wind Profiler remote sensing unit to secure financing and cut wind measurement costs in central Canada, where sub-zero temperatures, snow and ice regularly disrupt measurement campaigns. The device, deployed in tandem with a shorter, 60m meteorological (met) tower, has enabled Sequoia to identify sites for further project development and reduce vertical wind shear extrapolation uncertainty without installing costly hub-height met towers. As the North American wind market continues to mature, project developers are increasingly looking to access more complex and remote locations to take advantage of untapped wind resources. However, these regions’ climates – as well as the increasing height of wind turbines – often raise a number of challenges for wind measurement requiring innovative and efficient means of resource assessment. “You can only put met towers in certain places determined by consultants, landowners and of course the project terrain. Using the Triton in combination with a shorter met tower gives us better representation of hub-height wind speeds, while avoiding the cost of putting up a hub-height met

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Buss Offshore Solutions and Orange Blue Terminal report successful completion for the North Sea One wind farm / Final load-out of the 54 wind turbines at the end of September / Buss Offshore Solutions and Orange Blue Terminal have already started follow-on project involving Merkur wind farm Hamburg, 4th October 2017. At the end of last year, the offshore logistics experts Buss Offshore Solutions received the order for the project planning and management of basic port services for the North Sea One offshore wind farm. The Hamburg company is now reporting its successful completion. Operational implementation was carried out at the Orange Blue Terminal, owned by Buss, in the Dutch port of Eemshaven. The North Sea One wind farm comprises 54 wind turbines of Senvion made up of a total of 378 main components. Buss Offshore Solutions was responsible for the planning and coordination of all services required before and at the terminal. In operational terms, the Orange Blue Terminal took care of preparing the area, transport and the interim storage on the terminal premises, the pre-assembly of the complete towers and rotors on site and the subsequent delivery of components to the quayside. "The storage of the 61.5-metre-long rotor blades, the up

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Collaboration will result in world’s most efficient gangway Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has announced an exclusive partnership with Seaqualize, a Dutch marine motion technology innovator, to collaborate on the development of its latest S-type gangway. Ampelmann develops and manufactures motion compensated offshore access systems and its latest gangway solution, the S-type, is designed specifically to be fully integrated into large, high speed vessels and dedicated to long-term crew change operations. Key factors to the success of these vessels are speed, comfort and low fuel consumption. The S-type is designed to safely compensate the challenging motion characteristics of these vessels when in dynamic positioning (DP) alongside the platform. This is combined with a significant reduction in power requirement and weight of the gangway itself. Part of the solution comes from the balanced heave compensation technology of Seaqualize.  This patented technology engages the non-linear force of a gas spring to create an easily adjustable counterbalance, enabling balanced heave compensation. Numerical and scale models already tested have demonstrated the energy efficiency of luffing can be increased to more than 90%. The full scale prototype is funded by a subsidy of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs through top sector energy. While targeted predominantly towards

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970 kWp WINAICO solar modules installed on fish farm in Lamerdingen Creglingen, 04.10.2017 – In Lamerdingen (Bavaria) the family business “Fischzucht Ruf” (fish farm Ruf) decided to install WINAICO solar modules on the roofing of its fish basins. In the three-monthly construction period, from October to December 2016, in total 3.530 modules WINAICO WST-275P6 PERC were installed together with inverters of the manufacturer Sungrow. The total size of the sytem is 970,75 kWp. The fish farm breeds chars, brown trouts and rainbow trouts in the fish basins. To protect the basins against natural enemies as herons and cormorants, the company so far put up nets over the basins. This was linked with costs of approximately 50.000 € and had the disadvantage that the nets had to be repaired constantly and after 10 years had to be replaced. “This photovoltaic system offers nothing but advantages for us! Since February 2017 the system is in operation. As we have directly next to that system another system with conventional solar modules, we can compare directly the performance of both PV systems and found that WINAICO’s PERC modules generate an additional yield of 5-6 %”, says Werner Ruf, Operator of “Fischzucht Ruf”. “In addition to the economic aspects,

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South America becoming a key market after financial close for 299 MW in Chile Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has secured an agreement for its first partnership in Argentina with EREN Renewable Energy ("EREN RE") for the supply and delivery of 27 Senvion 3.6M114 NES turbines. The project, developed and owned by EREN RE, was awarded a PPA in the RENOVAR Round 1 tender in October 2016. A total of 1,142 megawatts (MW) of different technologies were awarded of which 707 MW were wind projects. The project is still under development and has certain conditions precedent. After the planned completion of the project, Los Hercules wind farm will see a total rated output of 97,2 MW. The wind farm will be built by Senvion on a full EPC basis. The turbines will be installed at a hub height of 93 meters. The completion of the project is planned for December 2018. Los Hercules wind farm will be located in the Deseado department in the southern province of Santa Cruz and after its completion will be able to supply around 64,000 households with green electricity per year. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: "Senvion is expanding successfully - both in

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(Wels, 03/10/2017) As the quality leader on the global solar energy market, Fronius Solar Energy is also enjoying success in Ukraine. The company has a local presence with its own branch near Kiev, from which customers benefit from a comprehensive range of consultancy and other services. Fronius inverters are now even easier to install, with a special software setup that adapts the devices to the applicable grid requirements in Ukraine, such as voltage regulation and support. All important documents are also available in the national language. Special training sessions, seminars and workshops for Fronius Sales and Service Partners complete the offering.   “To be successful abroad, it is not only important to offer innovative products that are of the highest quality, but also to provide our customers and Fronius Service Partners with comprehensive and effective support,” says Benjamin Fischer, Area Sales Manager at Fronius Solar Energy. On 1st July, a technical consultant was therefore appointed at the Fronius International Business Unit Solar Energy in Ukraine. “Our local technical consultant speaks fluent Ukrainian and English and can provide effective support for customers with questions regarding technical design or installation problems,” explains Fischer. Fronius works with a steadily growing team of certified Sales

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Event to address the crucial role of big data in helping to model solar system lifetime GENEVA, Switzerland, October 3, 2017 – DuPont will host an exclusive conference at the Paris Marrriott Opéra Ambassador hotel in Paris, France on 18 October 2017, in collaboration with French photovoltaic consultants, thepvboutique.  The conference will gather decision-makers at power producers, Engineering, Procurement & Construction firms (EPC) and investors in solar energy to address advanced risk mitigation strategies for solar asset performance. This unique event will examine the crucial role of materials in realizing system owners’ financial returns.  Distinguished speakers from both the public and private sectors, including Eiffage Clemessy, Proparco, Dataiku, TÜV Rheinland and kiloWattsol, will discuss how reliability, efficiency, and bankability can ensure the financial stability of PV assets.  Additionally, topics will cover the future central role that big data and artificial intelligence can play to help deliver breakthrough value to secure technical reliability and forecast power production.Solar is rapidly becoming the lowest-cost power source in many regions and has evolved in just one decade from being niche to becoming a central building block in energy transition.  With intensified pressure on costs across the whole value chain, economies of scale, and innovation to keep

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