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To provide best-in-class preventive and predictive maintenance services, combined with workshop services for clients operating worldwide in the offshore oil, gas, marine and renewables industry, the Dutch Van Aalst Group recently set up Nortek Services AS in Kristiansand, Norway. The fact that Nortek's services unconditionally meet the needs of the market was confirmed with a first contract soon after its foundation. A hydraulic gangway for a ferry must be constructed on behalf of an undisclosed Norwegian customer. According to Wijnand van Aalst, CEO of the Van Aalst Group and Safeway, the initiative to launch Nortek stems mainly from the rapid growth currently taking place at a number of Van Aalst companies. Safeway from the Netherlands has achieved remarkable global success with its motion- compensated gangways and Techano in Norway, market leader in the development and supply of load handling and lifting equipment in the aquaculture industry. “Now is the time to support this growth with excellent services and to also become the market leader in the field of global services. We intertwine the service for Safeway with the highly competent Safeway operator as first tier of the maintenance, 24/7 the support from Nortek fits perfect to provide remote access and if needed

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Market focus is on expanding customer engagement through mobile apps and web portals, which provide added value when integrated into utility customer programs July 2, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new report from Guidehouse Insights analyzes the smart home market across five major regions, examining four major business models and seven technology types, with 10-year forecasts and market sizing through 2029. The market for smart home data analytics is developing into the most important corollary market to smart home devices. New analytics capabilities are driving the adoption of smart meters, thermostats, fire detection devices, security devices, plugs, lighting, and other devices while delivering added value to homeowners and utilities. Most significantly, increasing device-level data processing is expanding the range of valuable analytics capabilities while lessening the demands on offsite servers. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @WeAreGHInsights, annual smart home data analytics revenue to increase from $5.5 billion in 2020 to $24.1 billion in 2029 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17.8%. “Given analytics’ increasing value to consumers, utilities, and other stakeholders, along with the falling cost of data storage and analytics, this market is expected to experience significant growth over the next decade,” says Daniel Talero,

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Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “We welcome the commitment of the UK Government to invest in research and development in technology such as zero-emission vehicles, hydrogen and carbon capture use and storage, which will help in tackling climate change. "The UK's remarkable marine energy resource means we currently lead the world in the development of technology to capture clean energy from the sea, but despite our world lead both tidal stream and wave power are effectively locked out of the UK energy market. “Industry is calling on the UK Government to recognise that wave and tidal are at a different stage of development to mature renewable energy technologies like wind and solar power, and to support them until they can compete. "Investment in these technologies would provide a huge opportunity for the UK and would allow these devices, and the skills which they’re helping create, tap into an enormous potential global market, driving supply chain and social benefits for the whole of the country.”

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Jan De Nul Group’s offshore installation vessels Vole au vent and Adhémar de Saint-Venant have left the United States after having successfully completed the installation of the Coastal Virginia Demonstrator Offshore Wind project. Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC selected Jan De Nul Group to install a 12MW demonstrator Offshore Wind Farm, 27 miles off the coast of Virginia. The Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, owned by Dominion Energy, is based on an Ørsted design and is only the second offshore wind farm in U.S. waters, after the 30MW Block Island Wind Farm, commissioned in 2016 at 3 kilometres off the coast of Rhode Island. Moreover, the Coastal Virginia wind farm contains the very first offshore wind turbines in U.S. Federal Waters. “This contract is another important milestone for Jan De Nul’s international expansion in offshore wind farm construction”, says Philippe Hutse, Offshore Director of Jan De Nul Group. “After having expanded into Asia with the completion of the Formosa 1 Phase 2 project and with two further offshore wind projects under construction in Taiwan, Changhua OWF and Formosa 2 OWF, we are proud to have been able to support Dominion Energy and Ørsted in the U.S.” Jan De Nul scope The scope for Jan

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Network of over 100 Mayors and local government leaders along with Siemens UK call on Chancellor and PM to invest £5bn into Local Energy Recovery as part of stimulus package £5bn of development funding would unlock £100bn worth of schemes; increasing the current pipeline of £0.85bn by more than 100 times £40bn for energy efficiency to make good on manifesto pledge on retrofitting leaky homes Call for a Net Zero Development Bank in order to finance schemes and avoid duplication (21 different grants through BEIS); alongside rebalanced system from large power stations to regional energy projects LONDON >  A coalition of local leaders and businesses have joined forces to call on the Government to pledge £5bn toward local energy projects[1] in the upcoming stimulus package. This would net a return of £100bn to support the British economy, including £40bn for energy efficiency. The package could create over 300,000 jobs, helping to level up all parts of the country and build back better. The plans could also cut energy bills and save the NHS money. The call for investment in energy efficiency follows the Prime Minister’s speech today and the urgent need for a national programme of home insulation, which was

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Despite industry challenges, opportunities are emerging for new competitors to establish a footprint in the future automotive market  July 1, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights evaluates the strategy and execution of 21 electric vehicle (EV) upstarts, with Rivian, NIO, and Nikola ranked as the leading market players. Interest in and adoption of battery electric vehicles (BEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) continues to grow globally, driven by declining costs from battery innovations and supportive government policies. However, challenges remain concerning costs, limited model availability in certain vehicle classes, and gaps in charging infrastructure solutions. These challenges may be limiting in the near term, but they present opportunities for new competitors to establish a footprint in the future automotive market. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @WeAreGHInsights, Rivian, NIO, and Nikola are the leading EV upstarts. “Leading upstarts have distinguished themselves within the industry in a first mover capacity and have either deployed EVs or are near to deployment,” says Scott Shepard, senior research analyst with Guidehouse Insights. “Rivian is a first mover in the North American pickup truck market and has secured significant partners and investors including

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innogy’s renewables and gas storage businesses as well as stake in KELAG integrated into new RWE – 2,700 employees switch to RWE Group New RWE enlarges global footprint – sites on 4 continents and in 40 countries Rolf Martin Schmitz, CEO of RWE AG: "This is the day we have been working towards for two years. The new RWE has been completed. It is a new, bigger and more diverse company, with a clear goal. By 2040, we will be carbon neutral. This will take us far beyond what other companies are aiming for. Our team has an outstanding position – with a strong renewables business, which is channelling all its energy towards growing internationally and can now hit the ground running. With a fleet of flexible and conventional power stations, which build a reliable bridge to the new energy era. And with energy trading operations with the expertise to seize opportunities on global energy markets." Final step of one of the largest transactions in German industrial history: today, the major asset swap between RWE and E.ON is finally completed, as RWE takes over the innogy activities. As a result the wind, solar and hydropower businesses as well as the biomass,

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Eurus Energy Group (“Eurus”), a leading Japanese renewable energy company, announced today the start of commercial operation of Windpark Deil, a 21 MW wind farm located in the municipality of West Betuwe in Gelderland, the Netherlands. Windpark Deil consists of five Vestas V136-4.2 MW wind turbines, each with a hub height of 140 meters, a rotor diameter of 136 meters and a rated power of 4.2 MW. The construction of the wind farm has been managed by YARD ENERGY, from which Eurus acquired the project in 2018. The power generated at Windpark Deil, which will be sufficient for supplying renewable electricity for more than 26,000 households, will be sold to Eneco Group. With the successful completion of the construction of Windpark Deil, the total capacity of Eurus’ wind farms in the Netherlands now stands at 148.5 MW. Adding three wind farms under construction, the capacity in the Netherlands is expected to reach 300 MW in 2021. Hidenori Mitsuoka, Managing Director of Eurus Energy Europe, states: “The Netherlands is aiming at reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels under the National Climate Agreement. We are proud to be part of the nationwide effort to achieve the goal

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Demand for ‘non-damage’ cyber risk cover increases in line with reliance on remote working practices and digital monitoring systems London, June 30, 2020 - GCube Insurance (GCube), the leading provider of insurance services for renewable energy projects, has emphasised that renewable energy asset owners relying more heavily on digital systems during the current period of lockdown – and beyond – must adapt to increased exposure to cyber threats such as ransomware, denial-of-service and human error. Recent cyber-attacks on global renewable energy businesses have underlined the scale and nature of this previously under-reported threat and have added to the already significant demand for GCube’s non-damage cyber risk insurance product as increasing numbers of firms seek to mitigate their potential exposure to business interruption and other cyber losses. The emergence of Covid-19 has led to an unprecedented lockdown worldwide, leading many renewable energy companies to take advantage of remote monitoring systems and working practices to try and ensure ‘business as usual’ despite the disruption. Though cyber-attacks such as ransomware and denial-of-service remain significantly under-reported in the renewable energy industry, recent high-profile examples in the UK, the US and Portugal have provided additional public demonstration of the need for asset owners to invest in cyber insurance products which can provide

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Research from Cornwall Insight Ireland highlights that as the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across Ireland, energy demand in the Single Electricity Market (SEM) has increased. Weekday demand has risen by 3% (3GWh) on average, with current weekday demand levels averaging 94GWh since the lockdown restrictions started to ease on 18 May. Joe Camish Analyst at Cornwall Insight Ireland said: “This increase in demand can, at least in part, be attributed to the easing of lockdown restrictions. On 18 May, the Irish government started its Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business, which saw the easing of COVID-19 measures over a series of five phases, this has since been accelerated. “In fact, since the start of phase 1, peak power levels increased by 7% (0.3GW) on average, with current peak demand sitting at around 5.0GW. “Although demand has increased, it is still relatively modest. This is partly due to many workers still being advised to work from home if possible, while many larger industrial or commercial businesses have either only recently restarted operations, or are operating at a reduced capacity. Demand will also be dampened by the natural change in demand patterns as wemove deeper into the summer. “As further restrictions are lifted the energy demand will

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