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The full service provider WIND NOW starts anew in the market with a 5-year-full-maintenance-contract for three wind farms of one of Sweden’s largest project developers, Arise AB. WIND NOW is thereby positioning itself as an independent service provider in Germany as well as the Scandinavian region at the time of the company's foundation. Berlin, March 1st, 2021 – The agreement with Arise has been ongoing since 1st January 2021. Under the terms of the agreement, WIND NOW assumes full responsibility for all components and guarantees decreasing operating costs as well as continued high availability. WIND NOW has installed its own service base for Arise at its headquarters in Halmstad, from where the three wind farms in Brunsmo, Kaphult, and Fröslida, with 21 GE turbines (all 2.5 and 2.75 MW) are serviced around the clock. With the use of a state-of-the-art 24/7 control room from Green Wind Group, WIND NOW ensures operational planning and spare parts procurement. "Together with an extended lifetime and the planned refinancing, this service contract is an important puzzle piece for achieving long-term profitability in our wind farms," says Daniel Johansson, CEO of Arise, who is counting on a long-term cooperation with the German service provider. "We are pleased,

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First power flows on schedule, despite impact of Covid-19 Successful commissioning of transmission system ensures export to UK National Grid RWE has taken a significant step towards achieving full power at its Triton Knoll Offshore Wind Farm, with the first generation of electricity. The generation milestone follows the successful delivery of vital onshore and offshore electrical infrastructure on schedule, and despite the challenges of constructing during the Coronavirus pandemic. The RWE-led Triton Knoll project began successfully installing its 90 offshore wind turbines in January and has since completed the required commissioning activities on the project’s transmission system to enable the export of power to the UK National Grid for the first time. Tom Glover, Chief Commercial Officer RWE Renewables and RWE UK Country Chair said: “Achieving first power at Triton Knoll reinforces our position as a leading player in offshore wind and demonstrates our commitment to helping deliver the UK’s ambition to grow offshore wind capacity to 40 gigawatts by 2030. Today’s milestone is the result of many years’ collaboration with our local and national supply chain partners, and local communities with whom we have worked hard to deliver local benefits, jobs and investments, while investing in new renewable energy for

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On February 26th at 6.30 pm at the Civic Wind Farm of Neungörs, the permanently blinking obstruction warning light was turned off and replaced with a demand-controlled lighting system (ADLS). The residents around the windfarm reap the profits of maximum switch-off times of the hazard beacons thanks to the newly installed innovative ADLS system. Lanthan Safe Sky was the first company to receive licensing approval for the transponder-based ADLS system and was able to successfully establish the approval processes for switching off the hazard beacons at night. Walldorf/Neuengörs, February 26th, 2021 It’s a moment which Eike Schuldt, General Manager of the Civic Wind Farm Neuengörs-Weede, has long looked forward to. The constantly blinking hazard warning lights were switched off permanently on February 26th at 6.30 pm and, thanks to the on-demand ADLS, will only light up in future when aircraft are actually in the vicinity. “Public acceptance of wind energy plays a crucial role in its viability for the future. The transponder-based ADLS represents an important building block for us as local operators, in that a maximum switch-off time of the obstruction warning light represents an enormous relief for both residents and the environment. We promised our local communities a swift

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Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said:  "The north of Scotland is already at the heart of our renewable energy story, with its winds, rainfall, long daylight hours, forestry resource and tides all providing the energy we need to run our lives sustainably. "This report shows the potential for that contribution to increase in future, bringing with it the economic and environmental benefits Scotland will need if it is to meet its net-zero target."

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Iberdrola Financial Highlights Underlying EBITDA of €10.71 billion in 2020 (+8%), excluding the impacts of COVID-19 and exchange rates 75% of EBITDA was contributed from regulated activities (Networks and Renewables) 76% from a A-rated countries Offshore wind power contributed €585 million after growing by 72% Reported Net Profit of €3.61 billion, up by 4.2% (+10%, excluding impact of COVID-19) Gross investments grew by 13.3% to €9.24 billion. Of this amount, 92% was concentrated in the Networks and Renewables businesses Improved results allow Iberdrola to propose shareholder remuneration for 2020 of €0.42 gross per share, a 5% increase on the prior year In full year 2021, the Group expects to achieve net profit of between €3.7 billion and €3.8 billion. The dividend is expected to be €0.44 per share Operating Highlights Despite the challenges brought about by the pandemic, the company installed 3,000 new megawatts (MW) of renewable generation capacity in 2020. Further installations in Q1 2021 have taken the Group’s total installed renewables capacity to 35,000 MW Iberdrola continued to strengthen its future growth prospects, increasing its project pipeline by 25 GW to 74.4 GW. The company has 17.4 GW of green projects under construction and development (8.7 GW of solar

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Santiago de Chile, Chile, 25 February 2021 - DNV GL, the independent energy expert and assurance provider, today announces that it has provided Sonnedix with technical due diligence for eight operational photovoltaic plants located in Chile under the category of Small Distributed Generation Mechanisms (PMGD) totalling 40 megawatts (MW). The purpose of the review was to evaluate technical risks and mitigation measures relative to typical industry practice as well as to advise on the status of any issues that could jeopardize the performance and impact the base case for the acquisition. The result was key for an acquisition decision, which will include 19 MW of operational solar PV plants with a further 21 MW to be added once the assets become commercially operational. “This is another important step for Sonnedix and pushes the expansion of solar energy in Chile” said Santiago Blanco, Executive Vice President and Regional Director of Southern Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Africa for Energy Systems in DNV GL. “Despite challenges caused by the global pandemic, continuing the implementation of renewable energy projects is key. The project demonstrates that through virtual site visits, projects can stay on track to accelerate the energy transition remotely.” Sonnedix, a global solar

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Container specialist Cargostore Worldwide announced today that Andrew Hart has been appointed new CEO of the company. Currently VP Offshore and formerly CEO of Freight Forwarders Kenya and AFEX Group, Mr Hart will succeed Justin Farrington Smith and assume responsibilities on 1 March 2021. Outgoing CEO Mr Farrington Smith said, “Having led Cargostore since 2016 and through its second change in ownership to Connection Capital 12 months ago, time is now right for me to step down from my full-time position to pursue other business interests, undertake some Non-Executive Director roles and devote more time to running our farming operation in rural North Buckinghamshire. I remain a committed investor in Cargostore and I know that with Andrew’s vison and enthusiasm for the business it will continue to prosper”. Peter Williamson, Chairman of Cargostore Worldwide said, “Justin created an unmatched focus on the customer in his time at Cargostore which enabled us to move into new sectors and new geographies and created huge value for the company”. Mr Hart brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the team, having operated in several roles within project logistics in the Middles East and Africa. As CEO of AFEX Group (a Lonrho Company). Andrew led this remote

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Chelmsford, Tuesday 23 February. CWind, a leading provider of project services, CTVs and GWO-accredited training courses to the offshore wind industry, and part of the Global Marine Group, delivers the world’s first hybrid powered Surface Effect Ship (SES), the CWind Pioneer. Named the CWind Pioneer to demonstrate its position at the forefront of crew transfer vessel innovation, the vessel was developed in response to an industry-wide push to develop and deploy innovative technologies that reduce CO2 emissions, while cost-effectively servicing windfarms located further offshore. The CWind Pioneer achieves this through a hybrid diesel and battery electric power system which enables the vessel to operate purely on battery power while in harbour or at standby in the windfarm, resulting in a decrease in fuel burn and CO2. With surface effect hull form and heave compensation technology, the CWind Pioneer can operate at speeds exceeding 43.5kts, and can transit and transfer safely in sea states in excess of 1.8m Hs, while minimising motion and acceleration through its air cushion motion control system, resulting in a smoother, more comfortable CTV experience for technicians and crew. The overall design and build, with 24 passenger capacity, pays particular attention to technician and crew health, safety and comfort,

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 — DEME Offshore has been awarded a substantial Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for the foundations at Parkwind’s Arcadis Ost I offshore wind farm. The next-generation XXL monopiles will be the largest ever installed in Europe with a weight of around 2,000 tonnes each. The Arcadis Ost I wind farm is developed by the Belgian offshore wind specialist Parkwind and has a capacity of 257 MW. The wind farm will be located in the Baltic Sea, northeast of the island of Rügen in the coastal waters of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany. Manufactured by Steelwind in Germany, the 28 XXL monopile foundations will be about 100 m long and weigh around 2000 tonnes each. One of the 28 foundations will support the offshore substation. The monopiles for the wind turbines will not be equipped with common transition pieces but will have a direct connection with the turbine tower. DEME Offshore will deploy the DP3 offshore installation vessel ‘Orion’ for this project. ‘Orion’ is a front runner in the industry - effectively a mega monopile installation machine - and will be equipped with a tailor-made, motion compensated gripper system able to handle enormous foundations of up to 2,500 tonnes. Bas Nekeman, Business Unit Director DEME

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Taipei, 22nd February 2021. CWind Taiwan has been awarded a contract by Van Oord to charter a survey boat for the near-shore cable route survey of Ørsted’s Greater Changhua 1 & 2a Offshore Wind Farms. "Starting this March, CWind Taiwan will use a Taiwanese-flagged survey boat, Ocean Surveyor 3, to support Van Oord to conduct multibeam surveys of the wind farms. To ensure optimal accuracy of the survey data, CWind Taiwan is refitting Ocean Surveyor 3 with a moon pool prior to project commencement

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