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Alfa Laval PureNOx technology has long been the choice for water treatment in Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR), one of the main strategies for Tier III NOx compliance. Soon it will be channelled into two differentiated systems, PureNOx LS and PureNOx HS, optimized according to fuel sulphur level and the updated specifications of engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions. Built on Alfa Laval’s leading expertise in centrifugal separation, PureNOx technology has proven successful in thousands of hours of EGR operation at sea. In response to new specifications from MAN Energy Solutions, with whom Alfa Laval has cooperated closely in PureNOx development, PureNOx will soon be released in two streamlined versions according to fuel sulphur level: PureNOx LS (Low Sulphur) and PureNOx HS (High Sulphur). “By taking advantage of the new EGR specifications, we will provide optimized and more compact water treatment systems that lead to more cost-efficient EGR,” says Ayla Körlof, Global Business Manager, Alfa Laval PureNOx. “The centrifugal separator module, which will be identical for PureNOx LS and PureNOx HS, will be 50% smaller than that of today’s PureNOx Prime.” Sales start for both PureNOx systems is expected at the end of 2018. PureNOx LS – effective bleed-off water cleaning PureNOx LS, which will be used

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Spain, September 05, 2018. Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced today that a recent in-house R&D study allowed them to work out the optimal electrical power conversion designs for offshore wind turbines up to 15 MW. The research, taking into account the complex set of parameters at play in LCoE, enabled the company to develop a Medium Voltage Power Converter based on the parallelization of several conversion lines (core product) reaching up to the 15 MW power range. Ingeteam claims that its new design is the ideal solution for scaling up offshore turbine platforms and will present its converter and the associated research at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg next month. Ingeteam’s R&D study assessed the complex relationship between the cost of the power conversion stage and its reliability and maintainability metrics (MTBF and MTTR respectively[1]) to determine the lowest LCoE. Based on the study findings, Ingeteam found that the optimal solution for the offshore wind market is a Medium Voltage Power Converter based on the parallelization of several conversion lines (core product) reaching up to the 15 MW power range. The power conversion line designed by Ingeteam offers the best investment/availability

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Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Renewable energy can fulfil every part of the Scottish Government's Programme for Government - our industry can be the key to creating a healthier, wealthier and greener economy. “The £1.5 billion a year increase in infrastructure spending, a portion of which is to be invested in low-carbon energy, is to be welcomed, as is the commitment to help innovative companies move into export markets - a sector where our industry has a significant contribution to make. “We would urge the Scottish Government to make the most of its commitment to consulting on ‘a wider vision for housing in 2040’. That industry, and particularly its new-build sector, has an important role to play in the essential decarbonisation of our heat sector. “Expansion of Scotland’s electric vehicle infrastructure will make it easier for drivers to cut carbon and take advantage of the renewable power produced here in Scotland while embracing the shift to a smarter, more modern energy system. “We look forward to hearing from the Finance Secretary tomorrow on how the new Scottish National Investment Bank will help support low-carbon investment, and to working with the Scottish Government as its plans for Scotland develop in the coming

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NKT has successfully commissioned the high-voltage cable system project for the 659 MW offshore wind park Walney Extension in the Irish Sea. For NKT, the delivery comprises more than 139 km submarine cable and reinforces the company’s strong position within offshore wind. NKT has successfully commissioned the 220 kV HVAC cable systems for the offshore wind park Walney Extension in the Irish Sea. When fully operational later this year, Walney Extension will become the world’s largest wind farm contributing a significant amount of green electricity to the UK’s energy mix. NKT has designed, manufactured and commissioned the two 220kV extruded export cable systems as well as an underground cable system connecting the wind farm to the onshore power grid. All 220kV joints and terminations were also supplied and installed by NKT. - We are proud to be part of the ambitious project generating renewable energy in UK and we have seen great collaboration with Ørsted and other suppliers to the Walney Extension. In NKT, we are committed to the sustainable development of the global energy production, and this project reinforces our position as a leading provider of advanced high-voltage cable solutions connecting offshore wind parks to the power grid, says Executive Vice President

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Alfa Laval is introducing a new UV reactor size to the Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 family. Optimized for 50% more flow than the current largest reactor size, the 1500 m3/h version will enable streamlined and cost-effective configurations for tankers and other vessels with large ballast water flows. The 1500 m3/h reactor will join an existing PureBallast 3 range that comprises 170, 300, 600 and 1000 m3/h reactor sizes. Alone or in combination, the reactors enable PureBallast 3 system flows of 32–3000 m3/h, with multiple systems handling even larger capacities. With the introduction of the 1500 m3/h reactor, PureBallast 3 systems will become even more optimized for large ballast water flows of 1000 m3/h or more. A 3000 m3/h system will be achieved with just two reactors, for example, while a 1500 m3/h system will go from two reactors to one. Having fewer reactors will reduce the complexity and cost of installing a large-flow ballast water treatment system. Since UV systems are already smaller and more cost-effective to install than electrochlorination systems, this may further shift the balance towards UV among tankers and other vessels with large ballast water flows. “Many ship owners are reconsidering what they’ve been told about ballast water treatment for large

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Hamburg, Buenos Aires, 4 September 2018 - The Nordex Group has received an order from AES Argentina Generación, a subsidiary of the energy provider AES Corporation, for the delivery of 30 AW132/3300 turbines. The “Energética” wind farm is located in the Province of Buenos Aires near Bahia Blanca. The location is characterised by average wind speeds above 10 metres per second. The Nordex Group will be assembling the turbines locally in Argentina and will be manufacturing the 120-metre high concrete towers locally as well. The contract also comprises a multi-year service for the wind farm. About the Nordex Group The Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 23 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of around EUR 3.1 billion in 2017. It currently has roughly 5,000 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 - 4.8 MW class addressing the requirements of land constrained as well as grid constrained markets.

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GE Will Provide LV5 1,500-Volt Solar Inverters GE and EPC Construtora Quebec Will Also Collaborate on the Verde Vale III Project in Brazil for the Full Electrical Balance of Plant Solution In Total, GE Has Provided More than 1 Gigawatt of Solar Inverters to Brazil’s Solar Industry GUANAMBI, BAHIA STATE, BRAZIL – 03 Sept 2018 – GE Power (NYSE: GE) was chosen by EPC Construtora Quebec, a Brazilian engineering company, to provide its 4.4-megawatt (MW) and 2.2-MW LV5 1,500-volt inverters and skids for the 14-MW Verde Vale III project in Guanambi, Brazil. This project is owned by Vientos Solutions, an owner and operator of energy infrastructure assets in emerging markets. Compared to its 1,000-volt peers, the LV5 1,500-volt inverter technology from GE’s Power Conversion business has a higher voltage, enabling a simpler and more efficient farm infrastructure layout given the same target of energy output. This technology can also deliver reduced system cost as well as operating expenses. More importantly, it has obtained accreditation of the Brazil’s Bank of Economic and Social Development, meaning that it meets the local content requirement. GE will provide the full service to EPC Construtora Quebec, managing the assembling, the commissioning and the maintenance needed to

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New inverter provides modular, scalable solution for large-scale ground mount projects ROCKLIN, Calif., August 23, 2018—SMA America announced today that the new Sunny Highpower PEAK3 inverter is now available for ordering in North America. Fulfilling the increasing need for flexibility, simplicity and performance in large-scale solar projects, the product will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2019. Designed for larger distributed generation and utility-scale projects, the Sunny Highpower PEAK3 incorporates SMA’s latest inverter technology. Using the PEAK3 inverter as a modular building block, customers benefit from a scalable, cost-effective 1,500 VDC solution for large-scale ground mounted solar installations. “The utility-scale PV market is evolving and demanding more flexibility and scalability,” said Nick Morbach, executive vice president of SMA’s Residential and Commercial business unit. “At the same time, our customers are looking for more cost-effective solutions for behind-the-meter distributed generation projects. The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 delivers on both of these needs. SMA continues to develop industry-leading technology that will provide its customers with more options for their PV projects.” The Sunny Highpower PEAK3 is available in two models. The 125 kW / 480 VAC version can be used for interconnection to standard behind-the-meter commercial services, and the 150 kW / 600 VAC version offers

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As informed in Company Announcement no. 21 of 25 September 2017, NKT had signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) for delivery and installation of export and array cable systems to the prospective offshore wind farm project Triton Knoll. The PSA was signed in a consortium with Boskalis Subsea Cables and Flexibles (previously VBMS). Innogy, the project owner, has now made the final investment decision for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, and the PSA is converted into a firm order for NKT. NKT President and CEO Michael Hedegaard Lyng says: - With this firm order, I look forward to further building our co-operation with the project owner of Triton Knoll, and also to being a substantial and reliable partner in the green transformation of the UK and European power supply. We firmly believe that offshore wind as well as the interconnectors markets will see further growth in the coming years to support the ambitious European renewable energy targets. NKT is well positioned to take part in it with our technological expertise and high-end solutions. As previously announced, the order represents a contract value for NKT of approx. EUR 115m (approx. DKK 857m) in market prices, equivalent to approx. EUR 96m (approx. DKK 715m) in standard

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Launching a report showing a record high deployment of onshore wind in the UK in 2017, industry body RenewableUK is today warning that the future growth of the industry and investment in new infrastructure is at risk without a change in Government policy. In 2017 a record 2,611 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind came online in the UK – over 20% of all onshore wind capacity in the UK. The new capacity was overwhelmingly installed outside of England, with 1,673MW in Scotland, 356MW in Wales and 247MW in Northern Ireland. New onshore wind capacity added in 2017 represents an investment value of £5.3bn retained in the UK. Of this, 87% (£4.7bn) of this was spent in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, the Government’s policy of blocking onshore wind from competing for new power contracts, known as Contracts for Difference, means that the industry faces a steep drop off in new investment and new capacity coming online. Onshore wind is the lowest cost option for new power in the UK, with a recent economic analysis from BVG Associates showing that contracts for new onshore wind would provide a payback to consumers of over £1.6bn. Commenting on the report, RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “2017 was a record-breaking year for onshore wind in the UK, with more new capacity coming on line than ever before. This technology

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