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66 KV INTER-ARRAY CABLE SYSTEMS FOR THE HOLLANDSE KUST ZUID 3 & 4 WIND FARM Milan, 20 May 2020 - Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has finalised a contract for a project awarded by Vattenfall, a leading European energy company, to provide the submarine inter array cable systems for the Hollandse Kust Zuid III and IV offshore wind farm in The Netherlands, following Vattenfall’s successful bid for the permit to develop these non- subsidised wind farms. The award was already announced on 29 July 2019 and the notice to proceed is expected later this year. This project is an important addition to Prysmian’s growing portfolio of 66 kV inter-array cable systems, alongside projects such as Borssele III & IV, Hornsea 2 and Provence Grand Large. Prysmian shall design, test and supply about 170 km of 66 kV XLPE-insulated inter-array cables, as well as the related accessories. The cables will be produced in Nordenham, a Prysmian centre of excellence located in Germany. Delivery is due by 2022. “We are proud to support Vattenfall in this important project, providing The Netherlands with CO2-free electricity. Our 66 kV inter-array cables system, compared to 33 kV, can save up to 15%

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New packaging and control options from Alencon via the BOX platform allow for more cost-effective and flexible deployments for large scale power projects requiring DC:DC conversion including solar plus storage, PV repowering, battery augmentation and EV charging Hatboro, PA – Alencon Systems LLC is pleased to announce its latest innovations in DC:DC power conversion – the BOSS BOX and the SPOT BOX. These products are scalable, centralized units of DC:DC power conversion built on Alencon’s unique, galvanically isolated, bi-directional and uni-directional platforms. The BOSS BOX and SPOT BOX blend Alencon’s unique controls and hardware technology to offer project owners and developers the best of both worlds – the simplicity of a central location with the flexibility, granularity, resiliency and serviceability of modular components. The BOX platform targets projects requiring large amounts of DC:DC power conversion including large scale DC-coupled Solar + Storage, PV Repowering, EV charging, Battery Balancing and Energy Storage Augmentation among others.

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The campaign to clean up East Asia’s Mekong River – one of the world’s ten-most polluted tributaries – with zero emission, solar-powered boats wins gold in the Environment Effort category. The Q CELLS-supported campaign secures six awards in total. [Seoul, South Korea, May 19, 2020] The positive environmental impact of an innovative campaign to use solar-powered boats to sweep the debris and waste from one of the world’s most polluted rivers has been recognized at the New York Festivals Advertising Awards. The Clean Up Mekong campaign, which uses a fleet of specially designed boats, powered and propelled by Q CELLS’ Q.PEAK DUO-G5 solar panels, won six awards – one in gold in the category of Environmental Effort, and five in bronze - at the prestigious awards in New York. The Clean Up Mekong campaign is conducted by Hanwha in collaboration with Q CELLS, the Vietnam Environment Administration and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). It is one of Hanwha’s ongoing efforts to combat the effects of climate change and tackle energy poverty, while also encouraging responsible consumption in accordance with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The campaign was born to solve a pressing ecological problem using the core tenet

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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Rick Campbell as Head of Offshore to lead the development of the offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally. He is joined by Erlend Christiansen as Offshore Consents Lead in Ireland. Stephen Trotter, Managing Director at Natural Power, added: “Offshore wind plays a crucial role in achieving renewable energy targets, and will enable many European countries to continue decarbonising their power infrastructure in a cost-effective way. We are supporting clients with wind projects throughout Europe and so must ensure our team reflects this opportunity. We are delighted to welcome Rick and Erlend on board. Their skills and experience undoubtedly complement our existing offering, and ensures we are in a strong position to support the anticipated growth.” Having worked in renewable energy since 2006, Rick joins from Scottish Power Renewables and has been involved in offshore wind for more than ten years. He has experience of working across all stages of offshore windfarm consent activities from site identification to post-consent compliance, with a particular focus on stakeholder engagement. He has worked in a number of roles on the East Anglia offshore windfarm projects, one of the largest

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19 May 2020 – Global AIoT technology leader, Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (“Envision Digital”), today announces the launch of its German entity as part of its global expansion strategy. Part of the Envision Group, Envision Digital owns EnOS™ – the world-class AIoT operating system which currently connects and manages over 63 million smart devices and 120GW of energy assets globally. Envision Digital’s business in Germany will be led by Mr. Drazen Nikolic, who has been appointed as the Managing Director. Drazen joins from global management consulting firm, AlixPartners, where he was Managing Director. He brings 30 years’ of experience in technology-enabled business transformation, and has held leadership positions at global consulting firms and technology hardware companies. Drazen notably served clients such as European leading car manufacturers and key technology suppliers to the automotive industry. Headquartered in Singapore, Envision Digital has been playing an increasing role in smart city transformational initiatives globally. With the increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Germany, Envision Digital Germany will notably focus on home and office-based charging solutions as well as software and services supporting energy transition, decarbonisation for corporations and municipalities. Envision Digital brings together Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (into AIoT) to enable machine to machine,

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On Friday 15 May 2020, the shipping company Utkilen received delivery of their new vessel, Saltstraum, now ship number 4,000 worldwide in operation with Framo pumps on board. “It feels like an extra special celebration of ship number 4,000 with our pumps when we have such a good, long lasting relationship with the customer,” says Martijn Bergink, CEO at Framo. Norwegian supplier Framo has delivered pumps for chemical tankers since the end of the 1960s. The strong presence of chemical tanker companies in Bergen has enabled Framo to become an established supplier of cargo pumps in that region and globally which can handle any type of liquid cargo, even between different cargoes used on outbound and inbound voyages. Saltstraum is the third vessel in a series of four new chemical tankers ordered by Utkilen from Avic Dingheng shipyard in China to be fitted with pumps produced by Framo in West Norway. Saltstraum has capacity for 10,500 tonnes in a total, with 14 different stainless-steel cargo tanks, all fitted with Framo pumps. These ships represent a new era for chemical tankers, with the environment, energy saving, efficiency and simple maintenance top priorities in all the on-board solutions. “We are incredibly proud to take delivery of these

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Vehicle connectivity could potentially save between £4-6bn a year, with £400m alone saved by reducing congestion through lightning-fast data transfer between vehicles Connected vehicles could prove to be up to 20% more energy efficient than standard equivalents UK’s self-driving hub, Zenzic, says that enhancing connectivity between vehicles, drivers and cities can help reach the Government’s target of climate neutrality by 2050 New video launched today highlights the UK’s unique, comprehensive and coordinated connectivity testing capabilities for connected and self-driving vehicle technologies. London, 19 May 2020: Connected and automated vehicles could help pave the way towards a climate neutral Britain, according to Zenzic, the organisation dedicated to accelerating the self-driving revolution in the UK, as researchers call for radical changes to be made if the UK is to meet its 2050 net zero deadline. Research investigating the positive impact connected vehicles will have on our environment has highlighted how connectivity can boost a vehicle’s energy efficiency anywhere between 5% to 20%, with other aspects of connectivity such as freight platooning potentially bolstering this increase. Aside from it being environmentally beneficial, it’s estimated that vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure connectivity could potentially save between £4-6bn a year with £400m being saved from reducing traffic congestion

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ArcVera Renewables, a leading provider of consulting and technical services for renewable energy projects with more than 40 years of global experience, is now providing expert technical, financial, and independent engineering services for stand-alone energy storage or hybrid projects. With over 100-gigawatts of operating renewable energy projects supported across 6 of 7 continents, ArcVera is recognized as one of the top technical consultants in the industry. Leaning on its expertise in both high-frequency time series resource and energy storage, ArcVera will enable a reliable and durable integration of storage capacities into a renewable energy plant design. Its evaluations will also include assessments of the manufacture and supply chain to assure the plant can be built and performs as designed. Post-construction, ArcVera will evaluate and advise operations, asset management, software controls, and best-practice maintenance. "Energy storage technology is fast becoming an economic standalone or hybrid solution for renewable energy project developers. With our advanced technical expertise sitting at the intersection of resource and energy storage assessment, we can deliver the accurate and bankable insights they need to deploy storage capacities effectively. Such highly specialized skills are what clients want to be able to rely on to make confident project development decisions, lower their

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- Attackers use COVID-19 pandemic to launch new attacks on organisations -   London, UK; 19 May 2020 – Cyber criminals are evolving their tradecraft with new innovations and increasingly automating their attacks, according to the 2020 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR)launched today by NTT Ltd., a world-leading global technology services provider. In the UK and Ireland, Manufacturing became the most attacked sector representing almost a third of all attacks, while Technology was the most attacked sector globally. The GTIR also highlights the importance of cyber-resilience and security-by-design as cyber criminals look to gain from the COVID-19 pandemic. A comprehensive view of the threats impacting businesses in EMEA, the Americas and Asia Pacific, as well as emerging trends across different industries, the GTIR reveals that threat actors are innovating faster than ever before. Developing multi-function attack tools and using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities, attackers are investing in automation techniques; 21% of attacks globally were in the form of a vulnerability scanner. Despite efforts to layer up their defences, many organisations are unable to stay ahead of attackers, while others are struggling to do the basics like patching old vulnerabilities. UK manufacturing under attack Manufacturing regularly appears as one of the most

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Virtual Steering Committee Meeting on 5 May 2020 ETIP PV asks for linking the EU Recovery Plan with the "EU Green Deal". Eight new Steering Committee Members welcomed  The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) Steering Committee met for the time in a virtual Steering Committee Meeting on 5 May 2020. One focus of the meeting was the discussion on the EU Recovery Plan and the EU Green Deal. ETIP PV discussed the opportunities offered by linking the EU Recovery Plan with the "EU Green Deal". Investments and subsidies should only be done in climate-friendly, sustainable technologies. Marko Topič, ETIP PV Chairman: "Europe has the unique opportunity to take a huge step forward with the EU recovery plan in the area of green climate investments and to create numerous new jobs. Europe could be a front-runner in climate friendly industries and clean technologies.” To make this  happen ETIP PV suggest to set two goals: Create a 40 GW per year PV installation market in the Europe by the end of the European Commission mandate, with 10 GW of PV manufactured in the EU; Commit in the Sustainable Europe Investment Plan due to financing at least one GW-scale

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