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Con Edison Development (CED), one of America’s largest owners and operators of renewable energy infrastructure projects, today announced the acquisition of Big Timber Wind, LLC, a 25-MW wind project that will provide Montana residents with low-cost electricity. CED purchased the company from BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC, a renewable energy developer, wholesaler and energy solutions provider.  Big Timber Wind has substantially been completed and is expected to come online in the upcoming weeks. “This is an attractive asset with a long term 25 year utility offtake contract, which is rare in the current market. Con Edison Development has been great to work with and we would like to thank them for transacting in relatively short order,” said Florian Zerhusen, CEO of BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC. “It was a pleasure to work with BayWa r.e. Wind. We are always looking for ways to expand our clean and renewable energy services nationwide. This acquisition plants a Con Edison Development flag in the state of Montana, supporting our continued growth across the region,” said Mark Noyes, President and CEO of ConEdison Development. About Con Edison Development Con Edison Development (CED) develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure projects.  The company is one of the largest owners and operators

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Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy today welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to its offshore wind turbine blade manufacturing factory at Alexandra Dock, Hull. On arrival at the site, Her Majesty drove the full 75 metre length of the turbine blade that featured as an art installation in the Queen Victoria Square, in Hull city centre, as part of the Hull City of Culture 2017 celebrations. Her Majesty was driven in to the factory building, where the giant turbine blades are hand crafted. Presented to Her Majesty were leading figures in Siemens Gamesa, both from the UK and abroad, including Global CEO Markus Tacke, UK Managing Director, Clark MacFarlane and CEO of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser and Siemens PLC, Juergen Maier. Clark MacFarlane accompanied Her Majesty on a short tour of the factory, taking in a visit to the moulds where the mammoth 75 metre turbine blades are handmade as a single, unbroken section. Clark introduced The Queen to employees including apprentices working on the blades under construction and they explained their work. Following this, The Queen met representatives from two organisations closely associated with Siemens Gamesa in Hull, Greenpower and Pathway Plus. Siemens Gamesa aided Greenpower, an organisation teaching school children the benefits of renewable

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Luxcara, one of the leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, has announced the completion of the Norwegian onshore wind farm “Egersund”. The project was secured in December 2015 for a portfolio of institutional investors. The onshore wind farm comprises 33 turbines and has a total capacity of 111.2 Megawatts. A power purchase agreement of 15 years was already signed in November 2016 and the financial close with long-term financing was finalized in March this year. Built on a plot of more than seven square kilometers in size, Egersund is located five kilometers from the western coast of Norway. The site offers outstanding wind conditions that promise continuous power production and a reliable return on capital for the investors. “We are pleased to have completed construction on schedule. With Egersund, we provide our investors access to one of the most profitable locations in Europe for ecologically sustainable power production. Norway will continue to gain importance as an energy-generating country, as has been demonstrated by the construction of electricity transmission lines between Norway and Germany as well as between Norway and Great Britain," says Dr. Alexandra von Bernstorff, Managing Partner of Luxcara. We are happy to send you high-resolution pictures on request. About Luxcara Luxcara is an

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NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a more sustainable planet, has announced the hire of Barry Logue as the company’s Lidar Wind Energy Solutions Manager. Logue, a veteran in the remote sensing space, will be responsible for all sales and account management for NRG’s Lidar products and services in North America. Logue previously served as the Global Applications Manager for Vaisala as well as the Director of Sales at Second Wind, where he helped establish new applications for remote sensing in wind resource assessment as well as operational data reporting. As a member of both U.S. and international standards committees, Logue played a pivotal role in the release of new best practice and formal standards for remote sensing devices in wind energy applications encompassing the entire wind farm lifecycle. He earned his MBA from Suffolk University in Boston and has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University. “I was impressed by the dedication and commitment NRG Systems has to the renewable energy industry and the impact the company has had, and will continue to have, on our global and individual well-being,” said Logue. “NRG Systems considers its staff to be a key element of its continued success and

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In the past nine months of 2017 financial year, the Nordex Group (ISIN: DE000A0D6554) generated EUR 2,319.5 million in sales (9M/2016: EUR 2,339.5 million). Accordingly, the company is at a stable high level year-on- year and within the scope of its expectations. In the third quarter the Group generated EUR 818.3 million in sales (Q3/2016: EUR 855.5 million). The Service division boosted its sales by 21 per cent, to EUR 227.5 million, making a substantial contribution to the business volume of the Group. In addition, the production output increased owing to short-term supply commitments. Turbine assembly performance was up by 26 per cent, to 2,452 MW; in the rotor blades segment, the number of units produced increased by 30 per cent, to 626 rotor blades. In this context, the share of production accounted for by factories catering to markets outside Europe rose substantially. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation amounted to EUR 181.9 million (9M/2016: EUR 203.9 million), corresponding to an EBITDA margin of 7.8 per cent (9M/2016: 8.7%). In the third quarter the operating result came to EUR 64.4 million (Q3/2016: EUR 67.3 million), equivalent to an EBITDA margin of 7.9 per cent. The expected development of earnings is essentially attributable to declining capacity utilisation. The personnel cost quota

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WinGD continues drive to digitisation with Shipdex™ Maintaining the rapid pace to apply the latest digital technology to its low-speed diesel and dual-fuel engines and corporate processes, engine designer Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD) has announced its participation in the Shipdex™ community. The Shipdex™ organisation has introduced a version of the S1000DTM specification for digital data exchange applied in the aerospace and defence industry, and adapted for the marine sector. This S1000D™ specification standardizes electronic dissemination of technical data to equipment makers, shipyards and ship owners. WinGD is committed to making all its technical documentation available to ship builders and operators in a digital form, which complies with the precisely defined and internationally established standards in Shipdex™. The primary scope of Shipdex™ is to allow manufacturers and customer to create a technical documentation repository where all the data is collected and managed under quality, configuration and version control. In addition, the Shipdex™ protocol allows the automatic import of technical data into the Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) at shipyards and on board vessels. “With important data, such as our Operation Manuals, Maintenance Manuals and Spare Parts Catalogue, converted into Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP), we can compile,

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The Spanish wind converter supplier consolidates its world number one rank with leadership in key wind energy growth markets and a 10 GW addition in just two years Spain, 14 November 2017. Ingeteam, an independent supplier of electrical conversion equipment, has announced today that it surpassed the milestone of 40 GW of installed wind power capacity worldwide thanks to record sales of its converter product lines. This significant achievement underpins the growth the company experienced in its core markets, with an addition of an impressive 10 GW globally in just two years. Earlier this year, the company landed the world’s top spot among independent suppliers of wind power converters, after setting a new record year for its converter deliveries in 2016. To date, a total of 40,175 MW of wind turbines have been equipped with Ingeteam’s technology, strengthening its position as world’s leading independent supplier of wind power converters. This performance is largely due to Ingeteam’s establishment of a leadership position in Brazil and India, two of the world’s largest emerging wind energy markets. Over the last two years, the company has respectively supplied 1,878 MW in India and 1,240 MW in Brazil. “We owe our success to our consistent ability to meet

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The Dutch company OutSmart B.V., which specialises in Power Plant Management, has made changes to its board of directors. At the beginning of November, Dennis Schiricke became the sole CEO of the company. Erwin Coolen and Maarten de Keijzer, who formed the board of directors of OutSmart together with Dennis Schiricke, Jens Landwehr and Geert Timmers, are leaving.  OutSmart is focusing more on power plant management, and this has led to the board of directors being restructured. Over the last few years, OutSmart has developed into a mature organisation and shifted from being a lean consultancy company to a professional, independent operations company that specialises in power plant management and related services for onshore and offshore wind farms,” Dennis Schiricke said of the strong entrepreneurial development at OutSmart. Erwin Coolen and Maarten de Keijzer, both founders of OutSmart, have served in various roles within the organisation during that period, for example as Senior Project Manager, Business Developer. OutSmart B.V. would like to thank both Erwin Coolen and Maarten de Keijzer for their inspiration, dedication and tireless work in building up the company. About OutSmart B.V. OutSmart is an independent company providing power plant management and management services for renewable energy sources in north-western Europe.

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UK subsea company Rovco has been awarded a three-year contract to support one of the world’s largest offshore windfarms, Gwynt y Môr, which lies eight miles off the coast of North Wales in the UK. Rovco will be providing its ground breaking underwater ROV 3D visual survey solution, alongside traditional video, blueview sonar and cathodic protection analysis techniques. Gwynt y Môr consists of 160 turbines that generate enough energy for more than 400,000 homes across the country. It extends over an area of about 80km² and includes two offshore substations and 134kms of onshore cable installations. The contract with windfarm operator innogy was won in a competitive tender. It will see the Bristol-based ROV firm provide inspection services to the 576MW windfarm’s offshore assets as part of its ongoing maintenance plan. Rovco will deploy its Sub-Atlantic Mojave ROV from its fleet, kitted out with 3D inspection equipment as part of the bespoke inspection programme. These observation class ROVs are best suited to the issues associated with the strong currents found in the Liverpool Bay area. This announcement is the latest in a series of significant contract wins for Rovco since the business launched in September last year. To date, it has worked with clients in

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017 — GeoSea, the geotechnical and offshore solutions specialist of the DEME Group, announces it has acquired the majority of the shares (72,5 %) of G-tec, the Liege (Belgium) based contractor specialised in offshore geotechnical and geological site investigations, marine geophysical and environmental surveys and deepsea engineering services. The other shares are owned by SRIW (Sociéte Régionale d’Investissement de Wallonie). G-tec was founded on an academic background in 1993, and currently employs over 40 highly skilled staff. The company also owns the unique offshore geotechnical investigation vessel ‘Omalius’. The company has a consolidated turnover of around 20 mio € and operates in the markets of offshore renewables, oil & gas, civil works and offshore mining. The highly specialized activities and know-how of G-tec represent a strategic fit, enabling the DEME-group to further reinforce its fully integrated services to the offshore renewables, oil & gas, civil engineering and offshore mining market. Geotechnical investigation from the GeoSea jack-up vessels is already part of the current offering. Furthermore, some years ago DEME took over from G-tec a concession in the Pacific Ocean for the exploration of manganese nodules. GeoSea does not expect the transaction to have immediate large effects on its results. ABOUT DEME GROUP The

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