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On June 20 during the Intersolar Europe exhibition, Technischer Überwachungs-Verein (short as TUV SUD) and Huawei jointly announced that Huawei SUN2000-90/95/100KTL smart PV inverter has passed the TUV certification for 1500 V inverters. The certification demonstrates Huawei's strong product innovation capabilities and leading position in the industry. It is understood that the SUN2000-90/95/100KTL 1500 V smart PV inverter adopts the fully digital design and has the following advantages: higher yields, smart O&M, and safe & reliable. Higher Yields——360 MPPT/Block, Reducing String Mismatch; Natural Cooling Design, Lower Self-Consumption; Higher Availability > 99.5%; Smart O&M——0-Touch Maintenance, No Preventative O&M; Quick Fault Recovery, No Need of Expert Onsite; Smart I-V Curve Diagnosis, Online Diagnosis on All Strings; Safe & Reliable——IP 65 Design, Complete Dust & Waterproof; No Fuse Design, Reducing Fire Risk from DC Fuses; Power Line Communication, Reliable Data Transmission.

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Guetenbach, 25 June 2018. RENA Technologies GmbH (Germany) has received the Terawatt Diamond Award for its RENA InCellPlate next-generation-metallization technology during the Shanghai New Energy Conference (SNEC) on May 30th, 2018. In the scope of the “SNEC 2018 Top 10 Highlights”, RENA’s solution for next level cost saving in metallization was awarded the top prize. The award was presented and handed over by Prof. Martin Green of the University of New South Wales, Australia. Peter Schneidewind, CEO of RENA Technologies GmbH, states: “We are proud to receive this outstanding award for our RENA InCellPlate technology. We are enabling cell manufacturers to take the next major step in the solar cell metallization: our solution allows for both massiv cost saving and cell efficiency increase. This is vital to further decrease the cost for solar energy.” The RENA InCellPlate technology allows replacing the screen printed and costly front side silver electrodes by a stack of electro-chemically deposited nickel (Ni), copper (Cu) and a thin capping layer of silver (Ag). “More than 0.04 USD/Cell can be saved in the cell fabrication process. This is a saving of more than 20% of the metallization cost,” concludes Peter Schneidewind.

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Paris, France 25th June 2018. The Wind Iris TC Lidar has been validated by DNV GL – Energy Renewables Certification to be integrated as a component of today’s advanced wind turbines with respect to Type Certification. Thanks to the extensive and trustworthy review of all necessary features including design for successful operations, advanced wind measurements capabilities as well as system reliability, lifetime and services, the Wind Iris TC has proved being completely mature and suitable technology to be integrated in an efficient manner into today’s leading-edge wind turbines meeting all the rigorous wind industry standards. “Wind Iris TC has a high level of maturity and is well prepared for an integration into a wind turbine with respect to Type Certification”, said Steffen Haupt, Head of Department Loads, Sie Conditions & Electrical Engineering. “A subsequent Type Certification process of the newly combined system will be initiated by the wind turbine manufacturer.” Validating the Wind Iris Turbine Control Lidar enables the acceleration of the development and further commercialization of Lidar Assisted Control technology. This means the industry can rely on an approved standard product for future validations, enabling faster, cheaper and low risk Lidar Assisted Control development and secure Type Certification of

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UK subsea companies are set to be given an insight into supply chain opportunities for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) ahead of the project going live later this summer. Those attending the lunch and learn at The Village Hotel in Kingswells on Tuesday (June 26), will also hear how they can get involved in blue energy project, which is being coordinated by the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG). Organised by Subsea UK, the seminar will feature presentations by Adam Ezzamel, Vattenfall’s project manager for the EOWDC and Morag McCorkindale, team leader, international trade and investment at Aberdeen City Council on behalf of AREG. The innovative 93.2MW 11-turbine EOWDC, developed by Vattenfall-owned Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, will trial next generation technology and once operational, boost the industry’s drive to produce competitive clean power. Supported by AREG from inception to development, and benefiting from €40 million of EU funding in 2009, the EOWDC is set for completion and first power this summer. Earlier this week, it was announced that Vattenfall and UK offshore wind research group ORE Catapult will collaborate to allow cost reduction and safety testing at the site. The Europe Leading Blue Energy (ELBE) project, is seeking to position Europe as the

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(Houston 25th June 2018). Global Maritime, a leading marine, offshore and engineering consultancy, has appointed Eric Frank to oversee its’ United States operations based out of Houston. Eric, who will also be responsible for Global Maritime’s Dynamic Positioning (DP) services throughout the US, brings 27 years’ offshore and onshore experience to Global Maritime and has been tasked with supporting the company’s continued growth across the region. This includes a number of recent contracts relating to bridge and port infrastructure assessments, mooring designs and rig moves, new build DP testing and trials, and marine warranty services. “Eric’s decades of industry experience, in particular in the drilling sector, will be of great benefit to Global Maritime as we look to widen our product portfolio and expand our US operations, said Egil Kvannli, CEO of Global Maritime. “We look forward to Eric replicating his 100% track record in delivering projects on budget, on schedule and with zero injuries with Global Maritime’s customers and prospects.” His words were backed up by Eric Frank: “When the opportunity to join Global Maritime came up, the decision was an easy one. I see enormous potential for the company and our dynamic positioning, marine warranty, and mission critical systems will

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New supply vessel, Lizrix, offers 2200cbm of capacity and ability to segregate five grades Falmouth, UK (June 25, 2018) In a bid to meet customer needs beyond 2020 World Fuel Services (WFS) is pleased to announce a recent investment at its current supply location in Falmouth, UK, to upgrade facilities and the introduction of a new supply vessel. WFS currently stores and supplies marine diesel and fuel oil from the Falmouth terminal, which forms the deepest harbour in Western Europe and provides an advantageous position at the start of the European ECA zone, offering ECA-compliant fuel to vessels entering or exiting Europe. The investment includes an upgrade of the terminal facilities and an extension of exiting bunkering options with the introduction of Lizrix, a new 2200cbm capacity cargo vessel, which provides the ability of segregating up to five grades and has a pumping rate of 3-400 cbm/hr. The terminal upgrade enhances on WFS’ portfolio of physical supply locations and their ongoing commitment to customers with regard to the service, integrity and quality.  The investment at Falmouth allows WFS to enhance its customer provision and experience at this key location for Europe, leading up to 2020, and beyond. About World Fuel Services Corporation Headquartered in Miami, Florida, World

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Arnhem/Berlin, 25 June2018. From the 11th to the 14th of June, SCiBreak AB tested a DC circuit breaker module prototype at the KEMA laboratories of DNV GL in Arnhem, as part of the EU project PROMOTioN. A fault current of 10.8 kA was delivered by low-frequency short circuit generators and was interrupted against a transient interruption voltage exceeding 40 kV. SCiBreak is a project partner of the PROMOTioN project. The project seeks to address challenges to the development of meshed HVDC offshore transmission grids on the basis of cost-effective and reliable technological innovation in combination with a sound political, financial and legal regulatory framework. The current tests by SCiBreak verify the functioning of a novel technology concept and constitute a major milestone for the project. Testing in the project has previously been done with equipment from Mitsubishi Electric. Testing breakers from different manufacturers supports the project objectives in several ways. Models of the breakers can be created so that analysis of multivendor operation in HVDC grids becomes possible. Furthermore, standardized test methods and test circuits are being developed. The fault current was interrupted, and the corresponding energy of 0.6 MJ (MegaJoule) was dissipated in surge arresters included in the module. An artificial zero-crossing

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Wagenborg has awarded Barge Master with a contract for a second 3D motion compensated crane to be installed on their new walk-to-work vessel the Kasteel- borg. The fact that Wagenborg and Shell/Nam have selected Barge Master for an additional BM-T40 motion compensated crane showcases the success of the first one, which was installed on the state-of-the-art Walk-to-Work vessel Kro- onborg. Increased workability The first motion compensated crane on the Kroonborg has increased the work- ability from approximately 180 to 330 days per year. “The crane works quite hap- pily in three metre seas,” Haije Stigter, former programme manager at ONEgas/ Shell, notes - adding that it “works like a dream”. The Barge Master Crane, as configured for the Kroonborg, makes it possible to continue safe and stable crane operations even in the North Sea’s famously rough conditions. It is able to lift 32 metres above sea level at a reach of up to 20 metres or 15 tonnes at a reach of 10 metres. Gert Vanderheyden, former project manager at Shell: “It’s really an amazing piece of equipment. When you see it for New walk-to-work vessel The BM-T40 motion compensated crane will be mounted on the ‘Kasteelborg’ by Royal Niestern Sander. Earlier this year,

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The board of directors are very pleased to welcome P-O Sverlinger as new CEO of MMT Group. Managing challenges such as growth, structure, people, performance, and technology have for a long time been on P-O’s agenda. P-O comes from the management consultancy firm Triathlon Group where he is one of two founders and has been the CEO for more than 15 years. During his time at Triathlon, the firm has grown into a sizeable, stable and successful international Management Consultancy with a client base in large and medium sized Nordic industrial companies. From this role, he is well acquainted with the operations of consultant firms and emphasizes the importance of good customer relations and skilled and enthusiastic employees. P-O holds a M. Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and has earned a Ph.D. degree in management of professional service firms with a specialty in technical consultants serving the construction industry. He has been an officer and a clearance diver in the Swedish Navy. “We are welcoming P-O and wishing him all success in his role as CEO – I am confident that together we will continue the successful development of MMT.” says Johan Berg, Chairman of the Board of MMT Group.

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Order from utility Furnas for a 123-MW wind farm Hamburg, 25 June 2018. The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the delivery and installation of the “Fortim” wind farm. With a capacity of 123 megawatts, the project will comprise 41 AW125/3000 turbines. Installation work will be commencing at the beginning of 2019. The customer is the Brazilian utility Furnas, a subsidiary of Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobras. The contract also includes service for a period of at least five years. In addition, the project will have a large portion of local content. Thus, Nordex will be producing the turbines at its Brazilian plant and the 120-metre high towers at a further Group facility not far from the wind farm. The project is located in the state of Ceará in north-eastern Brazil. This coastal location is characterised by strong wind conditions with low turbulence for which the AW125/3000 has been designed. The wind farm will have a capacity factor of a good 40 percent.

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