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Growing the ABB Ability portfolio, ABB Turbocharging launches at Marintec 2017 in Shanghai its first digital turbocharging solutions for enhanced performance, perational flexibility and lower operating costs for marine customers.  These solutions will further harness the power of digitalization through connection to the vessel optimization system and ABB’s Collaborative Operations Centers for the marine sector. This combines the collective expertise of ABB in marine propulsion, optimization, advisory, and turbocharging, with digital connectivity. Tekomar XPERT for engine performance analysis Bringing marine customers actionable insights to improve their engine performance, ABB has acquired Tekomar XEPERT, a performance analysis and advisory software solution. Tekomar XPERT brings fuel savings across entire fleets through analysis of actual operation and performance data compared to sea trial and test data, identifying low performance on any engine at any load and providing recommendations for action. Available for all marine customers and currently in operation on over 1,000 vessels, Tekomar XPERT is targeted at two-stroke and auxiliary engines enabling increased efficiency of reporting and better collaboration for improved engine condition and maintenance. ABB Ability Digital SIKO for uncompromised reliability at optimized costs ABB has extended its SIKO concept (Sicherheitskonzept/safety concept) through the power of digitalization, bringing to market ABB Ability Digital SIKO for

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Product training: NEW REPAIR COATING MATERIAL FOR the wind industry The new corrosion protection coating SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor, developed in a research project, promises a significantly simpler, faster and more economical on-site repair of wind turbines. The free of charge product training in Hamburg provides insight into the application possibilities for wind turbines and gives technical advice how to use the product. WINDSOURCING.COM is the exclusive supply partner of Sika Deutschland GmbH for the new product in the aftersales service market for the wind industry in Europe and organizes the product training on the 17th January and 21st February 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. Damage to the corrosion protection coating cannot entirely be ruled out when transporting heavy components of an offshore wind turbine and when assembling them under extreme maritime conditions. SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor, an outcome of the “RepaKorr” joint research project offers wind farm operators a reduction of time and costs. The four to five-hour product training addresses all service companies occupied with the maintenance and repair of on and offshore wind turbines. The training consists of a theoretical part and practical exercises. The aim is that after the training the participants can use the product reliably themselves and can pass this

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Recently SMST ’s gangway was installed on board Jumbo’s DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV), Fairplayer. The gangway, the SMST Telescopic Access Bridge M Series, makes sure that the Jumbo personnel walks safely from vessel to windfarm structure during the installation of the 60 transition pieces in the Arkona offshore wind farm. The first landing of the modular gangway took place early November, after a short installation period in the port of Rotterdam, where the Fairplayer was outfitted for the job in the Baltic Sea. Since all of the transition pieces will be installed floating in DP2 mode, the use of a compensated gangway is necessary. Continuous access provided by the telescopic a c cess bridge supports the project ’s efficiency for walk to work operations. The modular Telescopic Access Bridge M Series, which SMST has immediately available for purchase or rent, is suitable for a variety of vessels and operational situations. It has a small footprint, is transportable by normal container truck, can be mobilized quickly in one lift and has a large operational window. The system is remotely controlled by vessel’s crew, doesn’t need large generators and is inexpensive to operate. The modular setup of the gangway enables working on

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Storage system comparison using new performance indicator LCOS available on company’s website Wittenberg, 4 December 2017 – TESVOLT has begun delivery of the new TS HV 70 generation of high-voltage storage systems, which store energy even more efficiently than before. To enable installers to compare different storage systems reliably and transparently, TESVOLT is also now offering an LCOS calculator on its website. This can be used to calculate and compare the actual costs per kilowatt hour stored (levelized cost of storage, LCOS) – making it the very first online tool to offer such a clear and comprehensive comparison. For TESVOLT’s high-voltage storage systems, the calculator gives an LCOS of 9 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour. Press photos are available here: http://www.tesvolt.com/en/presse/tesvolt-liefert-weltweit-hochvoltspeicher-fuer-9-cent__prr19.html New high-voltage storage system increases cost efficiency TESVOLT has adjusted various parameters to make its TS HV 70 high-voltage storage system even more efficient and, as a result, even more profitable. The system’s discharge capacity has been boosted to as high as 75 kilowatts, and customers can choose to install 14 or 16 modules. Thanks to its increased capacity, the high-voltage storage system achieves a particularly low LCOS of 9 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour stored. LCOS calculator brings greater transparency to the

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In October 30, 2017 Imeon Energy has signed a new partnership agreement with Swiss based battery manufacturer Leclanché, to resell its solar inverters for self-consumption with storage. Following the contract signature, Imeon Energy will supply Leclanché with its new generation of IMEON inverters integrating an Artificial Intelligence able to understand its environment in order to adapt its operating strategy to respect the objectives of the users (autonomy, backup

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Acciona Energía to replace 90 older wind power systems with 12 new turbines Hamburg, 4 December 2017. The Nordex Group has won a 30-MW order to renovate one of Acciona Energía’s oldest wind farm in Spain. In the second half of 2018, it will upgrade the 30-MW wind farm “El Cabrito” with twelve multi-megawatt turbines. In this connection, Acciona Energia has opted for eight N100/3000 turbines and four AW70/1500 turbines that fit optimally in the existing wind farm layout. The contract provides for the delivery of the turbines as well as a guarantee for an initial period of two years. The wind farm was originally constructed around 25 years ago and was one of the first projects of its kind at that time. Accordingly, the 90 turbines, each of which have a nominal capacity of around 330 KW, are now showing their age. With a capacity that is up to ten times greater, the twelve new turbines will produce an increased energy yield despite having the same nominal capacity, whilst simultaneously lowering the operating costs. At the same time, the landscape will also be improved aesthetically thanks to the substantially lower number of turbines. “El Cabrito” is situated on a mountain range near

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Industry body urges organisations to step forward with game changing technologies Industry body Subsea UK in partnership with Scottish Enterprise has today announced that it has opened an R&D funding call for innovation projects to drive forward research and development projects between Scotland and Japan that will help solve the industry’s most complex technological challenges. The project forms part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed between Scottish Enterprise and Japanese philanthropic organisation, The Nippon Foundation at SPE Offshore Europe in September. The strategic agreement aims to help both countries capitalise on opportunities in the growing subsea sector. The two parties will provide equal funding, totalling approximately £15million to support joint projects between the two countries that maximise the use and development of digital technologies and challenge conventional industry methods and techniques. Subsea UK, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, with support from NSRI and ITF will coordinate and pioneer a programme of research and development activities to accelerate the introduction and adoption of new and disruptive technologies. The joint projects will address challenges identified by industry, capitalising on Scotland’s world renowned subsea engineering expertise to develop solutions that will push the boundaries and increase each country’s respective share of the sector – which

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Ørsted’s Offshore Substations for the Hornsea Project Two Offshore Windfarm Ørsted has selected Semco Maritime as Electrical Engineering Consultant (EEC) to develop electrical and mechanical basic engineering design of the 1.4 GW Offshore Substation (OSS) as well as for a Reactive Compensation Station (RCS). The engineering effort from Semco Maritime will build the basic requirements for the project and lay a solid basis for a successful execution of the project and installation of the OSS and RCS. The Hornsea Project Two Offshore Windfarm will be built 89 km off the Yorkshire coast and will become the world’s largest wind farm when it is expected to be operational in 2022. “We are very pleased that Ørsted has chosen to engage us this early in the project’s development phase and we are proud to be able to build solutions based on our experience and successful completion of 16 Offshore Substations since 2002” says Tommy Flindt, Director Technology, Semco Maritime. Ørsted is a close business partner to Semco Maritime currently working closely together on delivering offshore substations for the Hornsea Project One Offshore Windfarm. “ We see great potential in carrying over learnings and concepts from the Hornsea One project to this new project. We will focus

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Once again, Jan De Nul Group pockets three DPC Innovation Awards: one for Dredger Design, one for Dredging Equipment and another one for Safety. The awards are presented by IHS Dredging & Port Construction, the industry’s leading trade magazine, and focus on the most innovative projects the industry has to offer. Best Dredging Design: Hopper vessels with exhaust gas treatment systems Jan De Nul Group ordered four Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (TSHD) equipped with exhaust gas treatment systems in order to reduce harmful emissions to a level lower than any other vessel, including those using LNG as a fuel. Common practise in road freight, but unprecedented within the dredging industry. The deliberate choice was made not to opt for LNG. It is a fact that methane, as a greenhouse gas, has a lot more impact on global warming than the CO2 emitted when burning diesel fuel. Furthermore, by the use of easily available fuels, unlike the limited availability of LNG, lower emission can be guaranteed, worldwide and continuously. Thanks to this innovative technique, the hoppers will correspond with the future European requirements for inland waterway vessels: a standard much more stringent than the applicable requirement. Best Dredging Equipment:   Sediment Transfer Unit design and construction

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World-first renewables projects and the people who made them happen honoured Evening in Edinburgh hears from Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson Cutting-edge energy generation technology and the people who help Scotland make a global renewable energy impact are among some of the winners at the 2017 Scottish Green Energy Awards.The event, which took place in Edinburgh last night (Nov 30), saw winners across 11 categories receive trophies for their work in the country’s 26,000-strong renewables industry. Among those receiving awards were: MeyGen, the world’s largest tidal stream array, in the Pentland Firth off Orkney (Outstanding Project Award). A community hydro scheme near Ullapool which was saved from closure by Locogen, an Edinburgh renewables business (Best Community Engagement Award). Gareth Davies, MD of globally-active consultancy Aquatera and passionate advocate of marine energy (Outstanding Contribution Award) Last night’s winners were drawn from a shortlist of 40, compiled by a panel of 10 judges, from almost 100 entries. Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson MSP addressed the 1,200-strong audience at the event, which was hosted by TV's Hardeep Singh Kohli at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “This year’s Scottish Green Energy Award winners are helping Scotland change the way it thinks about

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