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Hamburg, 23 September 2016. Interdisciplinary collaboration across sector boundaries: the Nordex Group has formed a partnership with Lufthansa Aerial Services (LAS) for drone-supported inspection of its wind turbines. In doing so the manufacturer intends to draw on the experience of a global aviation expert that has know-how in research, development and automation and itself uses drone-assisted inspections in the construction industry or for aircraft. For Nordex Service customers this offers additional possibilities for continuously monitoring the status of rotor blades using the very latest technology. One important area of application for drone technology is the close-up inspection of rotor blades without the need for rope teams. Rotor blades have to be inspected regularly as they are exposed to the wind, weather and considerable strains and in this way might develop wear from erosion. With the aid of the services offered by LAS the Nordex Group can develop and implement timely and specific service and repair instructions. Furthermore, by collecting a large amount of data the manufacturer can monitor the ageing of the turbines and find out for each specific type at which intervals a rotor blade has to be inspected or serviced with a view to preventive maintenance. "Lufthansa Aerial Services is

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Hamburg, 23 September 2016. With eight new orders for projects in August, German sales recorded a successful month in the Nordex Group's domestic market. The manufacturer is supplying a total of 28 turbines with altogether 71.7 MW to various customers for wind farms from Lower Saxony to Bavaria. The largest of the new projects is near Cologne in North-Rhine Westphalia, where the Nordex Group will be supplying eight N117/2400 turbines on 120-metre tubular steel towers to the "Heinsberg-Randerath" wind farm. The manufacturer is also responsible for laying the foundations. The turbines are due to be commissioned in the first half of 2017. Following installation the Nordex Group will service the 19,2 MW wind farm for a period of 15 years on the basis of a Premium Service contract. The Nordex  Group - a profile The Group has installed around 20 GW of wind energy capacity in over 25 markets. In 2015 Nordex and Acciona Windpower generated combined revenues of EUR 3.4 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of more than 5,000. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and in the near future India. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 1.5 to

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The independent service provider (ISP) Deutsche Windtechnik is now expanding its European services to include Scandinavia: The new subsidiary Deutsche Windtechnik AB, which has its headquarters in the southern Swedish municipality Varberg, is the first company to offer Scandinavian operators, investors and energy suppliers a high-quality, cost-effective alternative to service by turbine manufacturers. Linus Sturesson has taken on the position of managing director for the Swedish business unit. He brings comprehensive knowledge of the Swedish wind energy industry to the table. A project manager and a service manager, both from the wind energy sector, will join him in the near future. In addition to Varberg, the company also has a sales office in Stockholm. Independent full service for the first time in Sweden "Wind energy is the future of the Swedish energy supply. Hydropower's potential has largely been exhausted", Linus Sturesson said. "The remuneration for wind power in Sweden is very low. This makes it even more important to optimise the costs of wind farms. Our range of services focuses exclusively on maintenance and offers operators interesting savings potential as an alternative to service by the manufacturer." Ongoing negotiations with various prospective clients are an indicator that contracts will be signed in the

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Munich, 21 September 2016: As a prominent company in the renewable energy sector, BayWa r.e. will be represented at the world's leading expo for wind power, with a stand at this year's WindEnergy Hamburg (Germany). From 27 to 30 September, the company will showcase its extensive portfolio of services for the wind energy sector at Stand 532 in Hall B7. BayWa r.e. is active around the world as a specialist in the development, engineering, funding, turnkey construction and operations management wind energy plants. To date, the company has completed wind farm projects with a total installed capacity of significantly above 1 gigawatt. "The fact that we are so successful in the increasingly competitive wind energy sector is down to our close proximity to the customer on the one hand, and our ability to respond and adapt our service portfolio quickly to changing circumstances, on the other. We have 25 years of experience in this sector to rely on, as well as our technical expertise and high quality standards, all of which make us ideally equipped to face the challenges of the future," explained Matthias Taft, Board Member of BayWa AG, responsible for the energy business. In Europe, BayWa r.e. was recently able to add to its already impressive statistics,

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WE15T/ Hamburg, 22 September 2016 WindEnergy Hamburg will be opened next Tuesday, 27 September, by Sigmar Gabriel, Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and Vice Chancellor of Germany. The world’s leading expo for wind energy will be held for the second time in Hamburg, from 27 to 30 September. More than 1,200 exhibitors will present their innovations for the onshore and offshore industry during the four days of the expo. This year the specialist conference WindEurope Summit will be held in parallel to WindEnergy Hamburg for the first time (from 27 to 29 September). Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who has taken on patronage of WindEnergy Hamburg, will underscore the importance of the wind industry in the course of the combined opening ceremony for the world’s leading expo and the conference at CCH – Congress Center Hamburg, before an audience of high-ranking international guests and representatives of industry and government. Other speakers include EU Energy Commissioner Maroą ©efčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission.  From Tuesday to Friday, the site of Hamburg Messe und Congress will be the meeting point for experts from the energy sector from all parts of the world. WindEnergy Hamburg is the showcase for the global industry, for dialogue and presentation of their

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ROMO Wind's patented iSpin wind measurement technology has been installed on two of the Vestas V80 turbines in Energiekontor’s company-owned Thüle wind farm in Lower Saxonia, Germany, enabling wind measurement directly at the spinner.  The result of the measurements: both turbines were affected by yaw misalignment of 8 degrees, and after correction on average 3.2 percent more production could be achieved. Now the wind farm operator plans to equip further turbines with the iSpin spinner anemometer:  "The iSpin system is very lucrative for us. At Thüle wind farm alone we expect to gain 20,000 Euros more revenue through better measurement data. The data of the turbine manufacturers is not sufficient for that”, says Carsten Schwarz, head of operations of company-owned wind farms at Energiekontor AG.

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Hamburg, September 21, 2016. The Hamburg-based distribution company WINDSOURC- ING.COM presents its expanded product and service portfolio for wind energy technology at the „WindEnergy Hamburg 2016“ trade show. From 27 to 30 September visitors can get to know for example the newly incorporated Kema® product line for the maintenance and repair of wind turbines. Furthermore, the offer of the distribution specialist includes repair services for electronic wind turbine components which the company will also present at its booth (A1.318). „After the successful premiere at the WindEnergy Hamburg 2014 trade show much has happened”, says Stefan Weber, Managing Director of WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH. “We were able to record a strong growth and doubled our sales every year since then. Furthermore, we were able to build up relations with further important supply partners, such as brand manufacturers like BASF and Sika who chose and qualified our company as their distribution and logistics partner for the wind energy service market.” Currently customers can chose from an online distribution portfolio of more than 20.000 prod- ucts. In addition the company has access to a worldwide supply network with more than 200.000 items. Everything a "wind miller" needs out of one supply source WINDSOURCING.COM continuously strengthens its position as the world’s

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With the order for a mobilisation task for ”Seajacks Scylla”, Semco Maritime now strengthens its position further in the offshore wind industry. This strategically important scope of work will be completed at the dockyard in Esbjerg. Semco Maritime will be granted the assignment of fabricate and installation of new sea fastening on “Scylla”, the world’s largest vessel for installation of offshore wind turbines. That became when Semco Maritime and Scylla’s owner, Seajacks, signed the agreement for a modification of the vessel’s deck with flexible sea-fastening’s device. Semco Maritime is to construct a special module, which will render it possible to adapt “Scylla’s” freight deck to accommodate different sizes of towers and blades, which are to be safely transported to the assembly area under harsh weather conditions as well. Seajacks has designed the solution, which is to be constructed on land and mounted on “Scylla” when she arrives in Esbjerg in November, explains Lars Skov, Head of Rig Projects at Semco Maritime.

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· Leading German offshore conference to take place directly after the first round of German offshore tenders · Keynote speakers include Michael Hannibal, CEO Offshore at Siemens Wind Power, Wilfried Breuer, CEO at TenneT Offshore and Gunnar Groebler Senior VP Wind at Vattenfall Hamburg, Germany – 21st September 2016 – For the first time the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts DNV GL and the EEHH “Renewable Energy Hamburg” cluster are jointly organising the “Hamburg Offshore Wind” (HOW) conference. The event will take place on 5th April 2017 at the Hotel Hafen Hamburg. The event will start on the evening of 4th April 2017 with a political opening speech by a top-level representative and a networking dinner. The conference is expected to take place directly after the first round of German tenders at the end of March 2017, for new offshore wind parks that are to be built after 2020. The conference will deal with how the role of offshore wind energy will develop in respect to future energy supply in Germany and Europe under the changing political conditions after 2020. Under the motto “Offshore Wind after 2020– tenders as a way to reduce costs?!”, leading executives and representatives of the offshore

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