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HUSUM | Hamburg, 17 December 2018: Following WindEnergy Hamburg, the industry is now looking expectantly towards Husum, where HUSUM Wind, the leading national wind trade fair will be held from 10 to 13 September 2019. 2019 represents a turning point in that the following year marks the end of the EEG subsidies for the first wind turbines, and also in that the industry is expecting an improved market situation once again that will start in 2020. When the who’s who of the industry come together in Germany’s model region for wind power, they will be comparing notes on current trends and solutions for the energy transition, while the agenda will also include discussion of the political environment.  HUSUM Wind, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019, has always been closely oriented on developments in the industry and tackles topics that are of particular importance to the German market. These include future post-EEG solutions such as continued use, repowering or dismantling and recycling of wind turbines. Leading suppliers from these sectors will be presenting their innovative concepts and services for the phase after 2020. “We will however still be providing a platform for such subjects as Power-to-X, energy storage, digitalisation and big

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ALE has demonstrated its wind expertise and turnkey capabilities as they start the receiving operations of wind components in Oman for the Gulf Cooperation Council’s (GCC) first-ever wind farm. The global heavylifting contractor has been contracted for the full turnkey scope for the Dhofar Wind Project, involving receiving, transporting and installing 13 wind turbine generators which consist of almost 100 components. ALE started to receive the components, comprising blades, tower sections, nacelles and hubs at Port of Duqm in September. Upon completion of custom clearance, all components were taken to ALE’s laydown area, close to the port, which was beneficial for the client. The components will be transported 590km overland to the Dhofar Wind Project site, two components of the wind turbine generator with each convoy. Due to the sheer size and scale of the convoy, with components measuring up to 65m long and weighing up to 100t each, the items will be escorted by the Police. Utilising ALE’s specialist equipment fleet, the components will be transported using blade trailers for the blades and conventional trailers for the tower sections, nacelles and hubs.

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Quimper, France, 17 December 2018. Sabella, a pioneering tidal and ocean stream turbine developer, has partnered with QOS Energy to improve the performance monitoring of its ground-breaking Ushant tidal energy project. The first 1MW tidal turbine of the plant, immersed 55 metres under water off the west coast of France, is equipped with more than 100 sensors gathering data every 5 minutes. It now uses QOS Energy’s powerful data intelligence platform to identify, assess and anticipate potential failures. Sabella’s 1MW D10 turbine was initially commissioned in 2015 in the Fromveur Passage, a strait that lies between Ushant Island and the Molène archipelago, off the coast of the French region of Brittany.  After undergoing key technology upgrades, the tidal turbine was redeployed for the second time in October 2018. Once again, the 400-tonne machine lies on the French seabed and captures the tide to provide renewable power to the 800 inhabitants of Ushant island. To optimise the turbine’s operation, QOS Energy and Sabella closely collaborated to develop specific data acquisition techniques and innovative analytics tailored to the constraints of the demanding sub-marine environment. “Operating and maintaining a utility-scale tidal turbine at such depth is particularly challenging, and data collection and analysis plays a vital

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For the third successive year, offshore wind has help to keep FoundOcean moving in a positive direction. Ever since the Scottish-based company was founded back in 1966, it has maintained a strong global presence in offshore oil and gas, and although the recent downturn did impact on the business, the effects of the downturn were largely mitigated through a number of timely business expansions into their international regions. However, even these strategic steps were significantly surpassed by the company’s activities in offshore wind. Since 2015, the company has mobilised to nearly 20 offshore wind projects. As for many offshore service companies, offshore wind has buffered the company from the full effects of the oil & gas downturn. As Jim Bell, the CEO of FoundOcean, points out, things are looking much more positive now, “With European wind projects forging ahead with renewed confidence, and with a rapidly developing South East Asian market, we are now having to rethink our business, particularly as we are also aware of a noticeable pick up in other sectors.” He continued, “We’re very excited about these emerging opportunities, and planning for growth is a much more welcome activity than the opposite.” The company’s flexibility and can-do attitude is one of

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018 — A world first and a major construction milestone was reached at Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm in the UK when Tideway completed the export cable installation. With an offshore export cable totalling 467 km, roughly the same distance as Amsterdam to Hamburg, it is the longest AC offshore wind cable ever to have been installed. Additionally, the cable manufacturing and installation were completed months ahead of schedule. When fully operational in 2020, Hornsea Project One’s 174 turbines will generate enough clean electricity for well over one million homes. The world’s largest offshore wind farm was the first project for Tideway’s new cable installation and multifunctional vessel ‘Living Stone’. With its 10,000-tonne cable capacity and cutting-edge dual-lane cable system, ‘Living Stone’ significantly improves cable installation production rates. The installation scope included laying export cables from three different offshore substations located up to 120 km offshore to the shore via a Reactive Compensation Station, as well as the installation of two interlink cables. Tideway also undertook the boulder removal, pre-sweepingand and cable pull-in to the substations, and are completing crossing installation and cable burial. Modular Offshore Grid After the successful installation campaign at Hornsea Project One, ‘Living Stone’ will be mobilised for

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Hansa Heavy Lift GmbH has filed an application with the Hamburg District Court for the opening of insolvency proceedings. The court has appointed the experienced Hamburg restructuring expert, lawyer and tax consultant Dr. Christoph Morgen as preliminary insolvency administrator. He is a specialist insolvency solicitor and partner in the national law firm Brinkmann & Partner. Dr. Christoph Morgen will now get an overview of the current business situation and examine what the company’s first steps within the proceedings could be. Hansa Heavy Lift operates eleven heavy-cargo vessels. The company was founded in 2011. Hamburg, 12 December 2018

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GE Power Conversion partners with Sulzer for parts, services, and equipment In a move to increase services, parts and new equipment availability, minimize repair times, and reduce downtime, GE Power Conversion has signed an agreement with Sulzer, making it an authorized parts, new equipment, and service provider. GE electrical equipment, such as motors and generators, can now be maintained and repaired through Sulzer’s extensive service center network. As one of the world’s largest independent maintenance specialists, Sulzer offers considerable expertise and experience in the repair of large rotating equipment. GE Power Conversion is taking advantage of the Sulzer repair facilities and extensive repair expertise, backed by the technical expertise and know-how from GE PC, to ensure that customers with GE equipment receive an unparalleled service. The agreement between the two companies enables Sulzer to offer a wide range of services, including warranty work, that will ensure customers receive high quality repairs using original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts. Sulzer will offer service center repairs as well as a range of field services, including installation, start-up assistance, troubleshooting, routine maintenance, testing and monitoring. Jim Mugford, President and Global Head of Sulzer’s Electro Mechanical Services, explains: “We are dedicated to providing a superior service to a range

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Leer – 11th December 2018 – Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy. This turnkey cable supply and cable installation contract for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Project marks the continued success of a global renewables strategy for Subsea 7 in the US. The multi-million-dollar contract will see SOC, and Subsea 7 operating out of the Gulf of Mexico, perform the turnkey supply and installation of inner array grid cables for the CVOW Project located approx. 43km off the east coast of the US. The CVOW Project includes the development of two, 6-megawatt wind turbines on monopile foundations, which will be connected to the existing onshore grid by submarine cables. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, SOC will also provide associated materials and services including the supply of the submarine composite cables, cable protection systems and related accessories as well as post-installation termination, trenching and testing services. The project engineering works will commence immediately. The marine installation works are scheduled for execution in 2020. Welcoming the start of a new era for the business unit in

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•   The company will supply 57 of its Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform turbines to the Kola wind farm •   Second contract for Siemens Gamesa in growing Russian market Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a second order in Russia from Enel Russia, one of the country's independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 201 MW of wind turbines. The scope of the agreement includes supply, installation and commissioning of 57 Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform turbines at the Kola wind farm, located in Murmansk region, Russia. The Kola wind farm is due to be commissioned in 2021. The contract includes full scope O&M (operation & maintenance) services during the first two years with an option to extend. This order is part of the preliminary agreement signed with Enel in 2017 for the supply of 291 MW to two wind farms in Russia. The first order, the Azovskaya project with 90 MW capacity, was announced by Siemens Gamesa in early October 2018. With the delivery of its proven wind turbines, Siemens Gamesa will contribute to Russia’s targets to develop local renewable energy resources reaching 3.3 GW of wind installed capacity by 2024 and to ramp up a local wind energy industry.

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Longest ever AC offshore wind export cable system now installed Total offshore cable length of 467km, around the same distance from London to Newcastle Manufacture and installation completed months ahead of schedule Construction is progressing well on what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, as Ørsted announces the completion of export cable installation at Hornsea One months ahead of schedule. With offshore export cables totalling 467km, around the same distance as London to Newcastle, plus an onshore cable route of 38km connecting each of the three strings to the national grid, it is the longest AC offshore wind export cable system ever to have been installed. When fully operational in 2020, Hornsea One’s 174 turbines will generate enough clean electricity for well over one million homes. The electricity generated by the turbines 120km out at sea will pass through one of three offshore substations, before being carried by three high voltage subsea export cables (245kV), via the reactive compensation station, to shore. Duncan Clark, Programme Director for Hornsea Projects One and Two, said: “This record-breaking project is a step up in scale from the offshore wind farms we have today. It will be the first offshore wind farm in the world

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