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Jan De Nul Group’s fall pipe vessel Simon Stevin arrived at the Visnes Eklogitt quarry in Norway. She will load and transport a first batch of 32,000 tonnes of rock to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany, where she will install scour protection layers onto the seabed for the 36 wind turbine foundations. In 2018, the offshore jack-up vessel Vole au vent will start installing the monopile foundations. This load of 32,000 tonnes is the first of four to be loaded, transported and installed by the Simon Stevin. The last three batches will be provided by the Rekefjord quarry and loaded in Eemshaven (The Netherlands), closer to the Borkum Riffgrund site. The Simon Stevin herewith kicks off another offshore wind farm project of Jan De Nul Group. The Group signed this contract in 2016, with Dong Energy, entailing the transport and installation of 36 monopiles, anode cages and transition pieces for the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2. Additionally, Jan De Nul was also awarded the supply, transport and installation of scour protection for all foundations to be performed in 2018. Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm project The offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 is located in the North Sea, within

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Bremen-based shipping company Harren & Partner and “K” Line, Tokyo, have reached an agreement for Harren & Partner to acquire German carrier SAL Heavy Lift on 27 July 2017. SAL will become the new dominant player in the super heavy lift segment (900 t to 2,000 t crane capacity). SAL Heavy Lift, founded in 1980 in the “Altes Land” area near Hamburg, is one of the world’s leading carriers spe- cialised in the sea transport of heavy lift and project cargo. Its offshore subsidiary, SAL Offshore, develops and sup- plies installation solutions for the oil & gas and renewables sectors. Part of the “K” Line Group since 2011, SAL has access to a highly flexible fleet of 15 heavy lift vessels and a worldwide network with offices and agencies in 25 countries. “I am very proud and pleased that we have reached the agreement with “K” Line. This is another milestone in Harren & Partner’s history. SAL is an eminently respectable company with experienced employees and long-term customer relationships which stands for innovation, quality and technical expertise,” says Dr. Martin Harren, Man- aging Director of Harren & Partner. “We believe that this acquisition will ensure that both SAL and Harren & Part-

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Accreditation as RE Certification Body granted by the IECRE / IECRE certificates for manufacturers of wind turbines / Harmonized system for worldwide certification of power plants Cologne/Hamburg, July 26, 2017. TÜV Rheinland has been audited and accredited as a certification body by the International Electrotechnical Committee Conformity Assessment System for Renewable Energy (IECRE). With this accreditation the company has been enabled to issue IECRE certificates for wind turbines as an independent testing organization. "This successful accreditation by the IEC has confirmed our expertise in the field of wind energy", says Matthias Laatsch, head of wind power at TÜV Rheinland. "It complements our accreditations and presents an important criterion for turbine-, system- and component manufacturers.” TÜV Rheinland has been active in the field of type and component certification for wind turbines for several years and is now listed by the IECRE as one of eight companies on the list of RE Certification Bodies (RECBs). The IECRE currently consists of 16 national committees from various countries. In October 2016, the organization launched a system for certification of renewable energy power plants. This system will close existing gaps in the fields of wind power, photovoltaics and marine energy and harmonize test procedures at a global

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Hamburg, 26 July 2017. The Nordex Group has signed two promising contracts with EDF Energies Nouvelles. The French utility has now ordered a total of ten turbines with a combined output of around 36 MW from Nordex. The turbines are for the “Espiers” and “Guilleville” wind farms that are being built around 100 kilometres south of Paris. “We view this signing as the commencement of a closer partnership with EDF Energies Nouvelles, which is planning to expand its international wind power activities. With our products, we will be able to support the company in achieving this goal efficiently and on a cost-optimised basis,” explains Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of Nordex SE. The “Espiers” project comprises five N117/3600 turbines, while “Guilleville” will have four N117/3600 turbines and one N100/3300 turbine. These systems are amongst the highest rated turbines to have been installed in France. The contract also includes technical service for the wind farms. Nordex operates a service station in the immediate vicinity of both wind farms, thus ensuring optimum support.

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Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) has bid farewell to VOS Start, Vroon BV’s first DP2, subsea-support, walk-to-work (W2W) vessel. The 80m VOS Start arrived at Oranjewerf on 1 June from her build yard in China for the installation of a motion-compensated gangway system - the first of its kind - by Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth, the extended installation of a Kongsberg reference system (including a ‘windfarm module’), and an active heave-compensated crane from SMST. In the eight weeks that she was in the yard, the vessel also underwent a wide range of other upgrades and preparations for her first charter. The VOS Start is the fourth in a series of new vessels for Vroon that they have brought to Oranjewerf for finishing off following their initial build in China. However, this is the first time that Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf and Vroon have worked together on a W2W vessel and, with Barge Master and SMST both Dutch companies, it was logical to do the final installations in the Netherlands with all the necessary expertise and support close by. Other local specialist suppliers also contributed to what has been, owing to the W2W element, the most complex upgrade yet for a VOS subsea

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The Ammonit Wind Tunnel GmbH has been accredited by the German accreditation body (DAkkS) as independent calibration laboratory according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025. Additionally, Ammonit Wind Tunnel GmbH meets the high quality standards of MEASNET for anemometer calibration. After the successful accreditation by the German accreditation body DAkkS and confirmation of the MEASNET membership, Ammonit Wind Tunnel starts calibrating wind sensors in its wind tunnel in Bargeshagen near Rostock (Germany). Ammonit Wind Tunnel is an accredited independent calibration laboratory according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 for flow measurands – flow speed of gases. Ammonit Wind Tunnel successfully attended the MEASNET / IECRE Round Robin Test and became member of the MEASNET group in April 2017. The wind tunnel meets the high MEASNET requirements for anemometer calibration. Based on its DAkkS accreditation and the MEASNET membership Ammonit Wind Tunnel is able to calibrate anemometers in its own wind tunnel according to IEC 61400-12-1. Calibrated wind speed sensors are essential to perform high quality energy assessments for wind farm projects. Ammonit Wind Tunnel is a subsidiary of WIND-consult GmbH and Ammonit Measurement GmbH. The new company founded in 2015 pools the competences of Ammonit Measurement and WIND-consult in the field

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Ledbury, UK — 25 July 2017 - An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany which demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programmes – widely regarded and accepted as industry benchmarks for installations of turbine-mounted Remote Sensing Devices (RSDs). In the verification, the ZephIR DM nacelle-mounted lidar was mounted horizontally on a raised platform (FW-MM) - 180m away from two reference met masts (T-MM-N and T-MM-S) equipped with calibrated anemometers at DNV GL’s test site, located 20 km southwest of Flensburg, Germany. A series of tests and subsequent analysis was undertaken by DNV GL on the performance of the ZephIR DM with respect to: -          Verification of inclinometers. ZephIR DM uses highly sensitive positional sensors to account for turbine sway and nod to ensure a true Hub Height measurement is reported at several rotor diameters in front of the turbine within +/- 1% of Hub Height. -          Availability. ZephIR DM achieved a 100% availability of both system and data during the performance verification. A Continuous Wave lidar, all power from the system’s laser is focused at each measurement range, which helps to ensure the highest

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Munich, Melbourne, 25 July 2017:  BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy developer, wholesaler and energy solutions provider, has sold the 20MWp Hughenden solar plant to Australian infrastructure investment specialists, Lighthouse Infrastructure. The plant, located in Hughenden, Queensland, is one of BayWa r.e.’s first solar projects in Australia. With construction now underway, the installation is being funded through a 13-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with one of the leading Australian energy retailers. Matthias Taft, Board member of BayWa AG responsible for the energy business, commented on the sale: “The sale of our first Australian solar project, so soon after entering the market, is testament to our growing success in the region and the strength of Australia’s rapidly expanding solar sector and desire to reduce high electricity prices through renewables. “We are very pleased to be working with Lighthouse Infrastructure. The company has a clear mission to increase solar generation in Australia, which we very much share. We will continue to operate and manage the Hughenden plant following its completion and look forward to a long-lasting relationship with Lighthouse Infrastructure to deliver cleaner energy for Australia.” This will be the second utility scale solar PV investment made by Lighthouse Infrastructure, who were advised in

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Commercial storage systems reduce electricity costs through load management Wittenberg, Germany, 25 July 2017 – With the relaunch of the tesvolt.com website, the storage manufacturer TESVOLT is introducing a free tool for calculating the most cost-efficient storage solution for capping load peaks. From now on, installers and end customers can go online to determine the optimal configuration for a storage system, which improves load management and thus reduces the electricity costs for commercial and industrial companies; all in just a few clicks. The configurator calculates the customers’ requirements in order to cap load peaks, while also making allowances for factors such as storage size, or preferred level of flexibility when charging and discharging. At the end of the process, a compact overview displays any variations between the custom-made solution and the most economically viable option. User-friendly handling – for personalised solutions “Regardless whether newcomers to storage or professional installers – we want to relieve our customers of having to calculate the economic efficiency of various different product combinations themselves. Our tool reaches a suitable offer quickly, simply, transparently and free of charge, and if so desired, can be installed by our specialist partners,” says Daniel Hannemann, Managing Director at TESVOLT. The tool is already available

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The first of five 11,500-tonne floating offshore wind turbines has been towed into place at the Hywind development, 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. The device was towed across from Norway, where four more are waiting to be brought over for the trial scheme which is expected to power about 20,000 homes. Responding, Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "This is a hugely exciting development for a ground-breaking project. "The potential global market for floating offshore wind technologies is significant, so it's fantastic to see Scotland once again at the forefront of an innovative, burgeoning industry."

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