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Seaspan Ship Management has selected Alfa Laval to help resolve steam balance and redundancy issues connected to sulphur-compliant fuels. The comprehensive solution – an integrated steam boiler plant comprising oil-fired steam production, waste heat recovery, advanced control and connectivity – will soon be implemented on eight Seaspan owned large container ships. Prior to the IMO global sulphur cap’s entry into force, Seaspan Ship Management made the decision to work with sulphur-compliant fuels on its container vessels. Like most container vessels, however, the Seaspan owned vessels have only a single oil-fired boiler and a waste heat recovery boiler on board. This provides no redundancy, which is problematic when using sulphur-compliant fuels. “The composition of low-sulphur fuels was uncertain when we first decided for them, but it quickly became clear that high paraffin content would be an issue,” says Arvin Dsouza, Fleet Manager at Seaspan Ship Management. “To avoid wax formation, the fuel temperature has to stay above the pour point at all times. But the existing boiler solution on the above-mentioned vessels can’t guarantee the required steam capacity as these vessels do not have heating coils in all the designated fuel oil tanks and rely on a shifter system. We chose to

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The Danish utility N1 is preparing to connect the Danish solar farm Vandel III to the power grid to support the transition to renewable energy. NKT has won the order of approximately 135 km of high-voltage power cables to reinforce the local power grid to ensure efficient distribution. NKT has been awarded the order for 135 km 72 kV XLPE power cable to connect the Danish solar farm Vandel III to the power grid. When fully operational Vandel III will be one of Europe’s biggest solar farms with a production capacity of 152.000 kWh which is enough to cover the supply for 34.000 households. For NKT, the project win marks one of the biggest orders for solar power and it clearly highlights the importance of reinforcing the power grid to meet the growing amount of renewable energy in the energy mix. -  We are proud to support N1 with an upgraded infrastructure for one of the most ambitious solar power projects in the Nordics. A reinforced power grid is essential if we are to make the global transition to renewable energy a success and huge infrastructure investments are required in all areas of the power grid to ensure sufficient capacity for efficient

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Buss Energy Group was responsible for the port logistics of the Trianel Borkum II wind farm project in the North Sea. Buss Terminal Eemshaven served as the base port for handling the storage, pre-assembly and shipping of the 32 wind turbines. Hamburg. This week the installation ship left the terminal for the last time to erect the remaining two towers in the Trianel wind farm Borkum II. It was the eleventh offshore project that Buss Energy Group has successfully completed at Buss Terminal Eemshaven. The commissioning of the 32 wind turbines with a capacity of around 200 megawatts is scheduled for mid 2020. The second expansion stage of the first purely municipal offshore wind farm is located 45 kilometres north of Borkum. The planned operating period is 25 years. https://youtu.be/7XbFCIDRBTc Buss Energy Group provided turnkey port logistics with corresponding engineering services, as well as quality and operational safety services for the project. These included in particular the unloading, storage and pre-assembly of large components for installation at sea. Buss moved many tons with its own equipment: the towers of the wind turbines weigh 380 tons each, the nacelles amount to 425 tons each. Every rotor blade measures almost 75 meters. Pre-assembly of

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Mammoet has strengthened its presence in Ukraine with the opening of a new office and yard in the country. Situated in the country’s capital of Kiev, the new office will help Mammoet to improve its local offering in the country. Mammoet has been providing services in Ukraine since 2011. Since first starting work in the country, Mammoet has served a range of sectors in the country such as petrochemicals, civil, maritime, metals, nuclear and renewables. Over the last couple of years, operations have included the load-in of port cranes at Yuzhnyy Port and the installation of sections of the Shyliavskiy bridge in Kiev, where SPMTs and jacking equipment were deployed. Mammoet has also undertaken motor replacements at steel plants, and wind farm projects, including Myrnenska Wind Farm – the biggest and most powerful wind farm in Ukraine. One of Mammoet’s most significant and high-profile projects has been its contribution to the installation of the New Safe Confinement structure over Reactor 4 at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. This required bespoke jacking and skidding solutions, with Mammoet developing a new skidding system to position the arch and deploying over 1,000m of skid tracks. “We’ve experienced a growing demand for our services in recent years and have

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Industry Leaders Unite in Support of Rapid Shutdown Standard SAN JOSE, Calif., May 13, 2020—The SunSpec Alliance is pleased to report that six additional SunSpec members have announced products and services supporting the SunSpec Communication Signal for Rapid Shutdown standard, bringing the size of the SunSpec Rapid Shutdown ecosystem to 12 companies. SunSpec Rapid Shutdown ecosystem participants include balance-of-system suppliers with stand-alone PV module-level initiators and transmitter products (APsystems, JMTHY, Midnite Solar, Stäubli and ZERUN); inverter manufacturers with integrated transmitters (Fronius, Ginlong and SMA); semiconductor companies (Texas Instruments) and SunSpec Authorized Testing Laboratories (CSA, Intertek and UL). “With the addition of these influential companies, the SunSpec Rapid Shutdown ecosystem is stronger than ever and has increased capacity to promote safety and standardization across the distributed energy landscape,” said Tom Tansy, chairman of the SunSpec Alliance. “As more solutions come to market to help integrators comply with rapid shutdown requirements, these leaders are ensuring safe deployment of solar and storage systems in the U.S.” Since it launched the SunSpec Communication Signal for Rapid Shutdown standard, the SunSpec Alliance has continued to hone and simplify the SunSpec Certification process and interoperability program. Important advancements include supporting the test requirements with the UL 1741 standard and mobilizing

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Thursday, May 14, 2020 — DEME Concessions, a subsidiary of the DEME Group, completes the sale of its stake (12.5%) in the Merkur Offshore Wind Farm. The consortium comprising of funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group (50%), InfraRed Capital Partners (25%), DEME Concessions (12.5%), GE Energy Financial Services (6.25%) and ADEME, acting on behalf of France “Investments for the Future” programme (6.25%) has successfully completed on 12 May 2020 the sale of 100% of Merkur Offshore GmbH, one of the largest operational wind farms in Germany, to APG, the Dutch pension investor and The Renewables Infrastructure Group Limited (“TRIG”) , the FTSE 250 London‐listed investment company advised by InfraRed Capital Partners. The transaction leads to a capital gain of €62 mio for DEME. Merkur Offshore GmbH is a Hamburg‐based company which has been responsible for the planning and construction of a 396‐MW offshore wind farm located c. 45 kilometres north of Borkum Island in the German North Sea. The project comprising of 66 General Electric (“GE”) Haliade‐150 6‐MW offshore wind turbines was fully commissioned in June 2019. The project benefits from a guaranteed Feed-in-Tariff until 2033 and has a 10-year O&M agreement with GE Renewable Energy for the service and maintenance of the

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Taipei, 14 th May. 2020. CWind Taiwan has announced the successful execution of a seabed survey for DEME along the gas pipelines in the Anping area. The gas pipelines are located 8.6km northwest of Anping port, in Southern Taiwan. Scouring is regarded as a great risk for the pipelines and surrounding pipeline system. In order to ensure the safety of the system, CWind Taiwan undertook a series of multibeam surveys in the adjoining area, including the slopes they traverse, to provide a better understanding of current conditions. CWind Taiwan worked alongside its joint venture partner IOVTEC and their Taiwanflagged survey vessels, Ocean Surveyor 2 & 6. Since 2015, CWind Taiwan and IOVTEC have been delivering bathymetry survey services to public and private sector customers including two Taiwanese offshore wind farms in 2019. The whole project was delivered within just two weeks, utilising the fleet already deployed around the country. With a detailed knowledge of Taiwanese waters and a local fleet, CWind Taiwan has provided DEME with critical subsea intelligence to enable more informed decision making with regards to the seabed condition for their future rock-dumping work. Ethan Wang, Commercial Director of CWind Taiwan, commented, “We feel honoured to support DEME on this project. By

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In accordance with the measures taken by the Swiss Federal Council to contain the spread of coronavirus, the 20th ordinary General Meeting of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd (SIX Swiss Exchange: MBTN) was held on May 13, 2020 at the company’s headquarters in Thun, without any of the shareholders being physically present. 232'256’247 registered shares were represented by the independent voting proxy, corresponding to about 34% of the share capital entered in the commercial register. At today’s ordinary General Meeting in Thun, the shareholders of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd approved all proposals of the Board of Directors: The General Meeting of Shareholders approved the management report, the annual financial statements and the consolidated financial statements for the 2019 financial year. The 2019 remuneration report was approved in a consultative vote. The General Meeting of Shareholders approved the appropriation of the net result and granted discharge to the members of the Board of Directors and the Executive Board for the 2019 financial year. Current Board members Dr. Franz Richter and Andreas R. Herzog were  re-elected by the General Meeting. Mark Kerekes and Urs Fähndrich were newly elected to the Board of Directors. Dr. Franz Richter was chosen as the Chairman of the Board

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As Great Britain (GB) is starting to move through the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been some indications that the energy market could be passing its trough. Tim Dixon, Wholesale Team Lead at Cornwall Insight, looks into how GB gas & power prices may shape up over the summer months, considering whether the COVID-19 recovery could spark a lift for the markets not typically seen at this time of year. National Balancing Point (NBP) Gas “Gas consumption heading into the summer is considerably lower than the levels typically observed in April/May. The impact of lockdown measures and one of the warmest Aprils on record have contributed to low levels of gas demand on the National Transmission System (NTS). “Looking ahead to the summer, demand on the NTS – which is already 10% lower than typical levels for the time of the year - is currently forecast to fall even further, with demand potentially breaching the 122mcm consumption level seen in August last year. “Gas storage in the UK is well-stocked at a five-year high for this time of year. With the continued arrival of LNG tankers to GB terminals, the gap between gas supply and demand in the country continues to widen. “These factors

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Offering an industry leading product guarantee period for single-glass modules London, 12 May 2020 – Sharp Energy Solutions Europe has extended the product guarantee retroactively from 10 to 15 years for its solar module types NUJB, NUJC, NUAC, NUJD and NDAF. The new guarantee is valid for products delivered to the end user from 1 April 2020 onwards. The 15-year limited product guarantee, which starts on the delivery date to the end user, is now offered across the entire NUJB, NUJC, NUAC, NUJD, NDAF series for modules installed in the European Union and in the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United Kingdom. The increased product guarantee period is industry-leading for single-glass modules and the guarantor is Sharp Electronics GmbH in Hamburg, Germany, where the local service team is based. Klaus Schaefer, Manager of Solar Service Support Department at Sharp says, “We are confident in the reliability and durability of our products and this new 15-year product guarantee shows our commitment to support both our existing and prospective customers long-term with quality Sharp products. This new guarantee will also give our customers across the European Union and thirteen additional countries the

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