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Alfa Laval has signed fleet agreements with Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA for the supply of PureBallast 3, the third generation of Alfa Laval’s ballast water treatment technology. Under the agreements, Alfa Laval will provide dozens of Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA vessels with PureBallast 3 systems – the vast majority of which will handle large flows of more than 1000 m3/h. The agreements with Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA come as many ship owners shift their focus from individual ballast water treatment systems to complete fleet solutions. Over the past year, clarifications of the ballast water management legislation have made it easier – and more important – to maintain a wider, more long-term perspective. “Leading actors like Polsteam and Nova Ship Tech SA are now pursuing ballast water treatment system retrofits in earnest,” says Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. “In light of recent directives from authorities, they are keen to secure not just the right technology, but also a stable partner who will be there to support them in the long term.” Large systems and strong partnership Polsteam’s fleet agreement expands upon a previous investment in PureBallast 3 systems that the company made in mid-2017. With the installation

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Solidify position in core markets with modular product portfolio Hamburg/Courbevoie: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has concluded six contracts in Belgium totalling 32 megawatts (MW). Four wind projects are located in the Flanders region and two others in the Walloon region from different clients. In the Flanders region, Senvion has concluded contracts with customers including EDF Luminus for Eeklo wind farm, Aspiravi for Scherpenheuvel-Zichem-Bekkevoort and Webbekom wind farms and Eneco for Zelzate wind farm. Eeklo wind farm consists of six Senvion wind turbines combining MM92 and MM100 types. Aspiravi's wind farms total three 3.4M114 wind turbines at 119 metres hub height and the Eneco's wind project comprises one 3.4M114 turbine at 116 meter hub height. The commissioning of these wind farms will be completed in the last quarter of this year. The scope of the Flanders projects includes maintenance agreements up to fifteen years. In the Walloon region, Senvion has concluded with Wind4Wallonia2 - a joint subsidiary of ENGIE Electrabel and Walloon intermunicipalities - two contracts, consisting of two Senvion MM92 wind turbines for Soignies wind farm and one Senvion MM100 wind turbine for the extension of the existing wind farm Leuze en Hainaut. Both wind farms are expected to

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On the market for a year now, HOPPECKE's high-performance large hybrid storage system has been given a new name that precisely describes its unique advantages. The sun|systemizer scalecube has a modular structure and can therefore be configured individually for every customer requirement. Not only is the storage capacity scalable, also the lead and lithium storage technologies can be precisely combined. The container solution avoids high construction costs, brings flexibility and offers a unique security concept. "With the new name scalecube, we want to emphasize even more how flexible we design the large scale storage system. We have the right shoe for every foot, so to speak. This makes our solution interesting for a wide variety of applications. It stabilizes our power grid, but is also used in industrial plants to buffer peak consumption, resulting in considerable investment savings. In addition, the field of application of renewable energy, including climate-neutral electric mobility, is becoming increasingly important," says Frederik Süllwald, International Key Account Manager Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) at HOPPECKE. In addition to the first large-scale hybrid storage system built as a model and reference project directly on the HOPPECKE site in Brilon, further storage systems have already been built all over the

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Today, the jack-up installation vessel "Sea Installer" will start the installation of the Rentel wind turbines in the North Sea. Start of the installation of the offshore wind turbines Rentel NV has started the offshore installation of its wind turbines. The jack-up installation vessel “Sea Installer” of DEME loaded the first wind turbine components for the Rentel wind farm in the port of Ostend. The wind turbines will be installed offshore in the days to come. The installation of the 42 wind turbines will be completed after the summer. The first wind turbines are expected to already generate green energy before the summer. Ready-made construction kit All components of the wind turbines for the Rentel wind farm were constructed onshore and are currently stored in the port of Ostend. There, the different components of the tower were assembled into one tower. This means that a construction kit consisting of a tower, a nacelle and three rotor blades is created for each wind turbine. This is necessary to facilitate the installation at sea. Nathalie Oosterlinck, CEO Rentel: “The kick-off for the offshore installation of our wind turbines is the start of the last phase of the construction process. I wish all

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From 7 until 10 May 2018, ELA Container Offshore USA Corp. will be exhibiting at the biggest US-based windpower exhibition. Hosted by the American Wind Energy Association. The AWEA Windpower 2018 will be held in the McCormick Place Convention Centre in Chicago, Illinois (US). At booth #3223-8 in the German pavilion, ELA Container Offshore USA Corp. will be represented by Mr. Hans Gatzemeier, President & CEO of ELA Container Offshore USA Corp. and Houston (TX) based Mr. Daniel Melcher, Business Development Manager for the Americas. “Being the biggest event for the wind energy industry in North America, the AWEA Windpower 2018 offers the perfect platform to show our dedication to the US-market.”, says Hans Gatzemeier,. “It´s a great opportunity to gain more in-depth knowledge of the wind industry in the US and expand our already existing network even further.”, according to Daniel Melcher. The ELA Container Offshore USA Corp. will exhibit for the first time at the AWEA Windpower as part of the German Pavilion. “We are excited about the upcoming AWEA 2018 in Chicago, as an exhibitor as well as a participant of the fair, we look forward to great events, information exchange and an interesting fair.”, so Daniel Melcher continues. All

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Spain, May 07 2018. Ingeteam and Indar, independent suppliers of electrical conversion equipment, will exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2018, to be held this year in Chicago, United States, May 7-10. At this occasion, Ingeteam will present its latest developments in the field of O&M predictive maintenance with its Ingeboards data analysis platform, as well as a broad range of cutting-edge wind energy products. One of the largest wind energy events in North America, AWEA WINDPOWER 2018 expects to host thousands of industry professionals, who will have the opportunity to share their vision for wind power. At stand #2440, Ingeteam and Indar will showcase their latest products and O&M services, including power converters, generators, turbine controllers, Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS), Smart SCADA management systems and innovative developments related to the provision of operation and maintenance services for onshore and offshore wind farms. Ingeteam offers low and medium voltage wind power converters, optimized for DFIG and FC topologies and specifically designed to fulfil the strictest grid codes. Air cooled, air/water cooled and full water cooled solutions for harsh environments, up to 15 MW. The power converters are designed to increase reliability, boost efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. The company is the world’s number one

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SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif., May 3, 2018 – Rafiki Power and Trojan Battery have been named as finalists for the Intersolar Europe “The Smarter E Award” for a microgrid project in Tanzania.  The remote microgrid features maintenance-free, non-spillable Trojan deep-cycle Solar AGM batteries as the energy storage solution and provides electricity to homeowners and businesses which previously never had access to power. Rafiki Power means “friendly power” in Swahili and it is the brand name established by E.ON Off Grid Solutions for its projects in Tanzania. Rafiki Power is responsible for supplying electricity to more than 70 residents, businesses and local law enforcement in Ololosokwan, Tanzania. The remote operation of those systems is enabled by the Asset Monitoring and Management Platform (AMMP), Rafiki Power’s unique smart microgrid monitoring and management platform. The winner of “The Smarter E Award” will be announced at Intersolar Europe in Munich at 5 p.m. on June 20, in the Smarter E Forum, Hall B2, Booth B2.570.  Finalists were selected based on exceptional pioneering projects in the areas of solar, storage, energy management and clean transportation, through groundbreaking innovative projects. The energy storage provided by the Trojan Solar AGM batteries has increased the standard of living of the residents,

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Responding, Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "We’re delighted to hear that Windhoist has secured its first work in Scotland’s growing offshore wind sector. "This partnership shows how SMEs can benefit from offshore wind, and also that companies can utilise their expertise in one sector to secure contracts in another. Windhoist’s ambition in this area is admirable and should be commended. "In successfully securing this contract to carry out onshore turbine preassembly work for the Beatrice offshore wind project, Windhoist is continuing to support the development of engineering skills in Scotland."

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The solution supports a new model of energy generation HERZELYA PITUACH, ISRAEL — May 3, 2018 —SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in smart energy, is launching an innovative solution for grid services and virtual power plants, to support a shared energy economy. SolarEdge’s grid services offer aggregative control and data reporting enabling the pooling of PV and storage in the cloud for the creation of virtual power plants. Offering benefits to all stakeholders, the solution will provide utilities with the tools to leverage distributed energy generation systems to more efficiently meet demand. Energy retailers will enjoy protection from price peaks and PV system owners can increase their revenue from joining this new energy economy. With the increasing proliferation of PV and storage around the world, the energy production industry is transitioning from a centralized system to a distributed network in which energy is produced closer to the location it is stored and consumed. This provides PV and storage system owners with a new revenue stream opportunity by selling their self-produced and stored energy. However, the new complex network of distributed generation requires sophisticated management platforms to provide real-time, aggregated control of the demand and supply of energy. “With the

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As one of the first companies in Germany, SeaRenergy successfully implemented the Safety Culture Ladder into its organization. TenneT introduced this new safety certification to the offshore wind industry as a tool to further increase safety awareness and enhance safety culture within the organization. SeaRenergy has already been working on a high safety standard before and has achieved 741 LTI free days until today. With a high level of safety awareness as an integral part of its company culture, SeaRenergy managed to step up directly to stage 3 of the Safety Culture Ladder. “We are proud that the Lloyd Register on behalf of the NEN acknowledged our efforts to make safety awareness part of the DNA of SeaRenergy over the last 8 years”, Dr. Benjamin Vordemfelde, Managing Director of SeaRenergy said, “with the Safety Culture Ladder we now have a tool to measure the safety awareness of our team, which will help us to improve the all over safety not only on TenneT projects but in the offshore wind industry in general.”

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