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ASM Industries started in September the fabrication of 42 offshore wind tower sections to Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) for Fryslan Offshore Wind Farm. The project will be installed in Dutch waters and will be composed, in total, by 89 offshore turbines 4.3 T108.66. Fabrication activities are taking place at ASM Offshore, located in Aveiro Port, during the next months. “This is a very important milestone achieved. Our new facility has successfully been commissioned and ramped up, and this project is one more step towards our strategy to be involved in the most challenging and demanding projects in the offshore industry, cooperating together with the major leading companies, such as SGRE, contributing actively for the Energy Transition.” Adelino Costa Matos, CEO, said. ASM Industries has been also successful in securing a strong backlog for 2020 and 2021, “Over last months we have reached the highest Backlog in ASM Industries history, and our pipeline of Tenders gives us a strong expectation for the future ahead of us, consolidating our presence as one of the main fabricators of Wind Towers, Offshore Foundations and Marine Structures in a unique strategic location”.

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Collaboration will Increase Supply Chain Performance While Reducing Roadway Congestion (Norwalk, CT; October 26, 2020) – Norwalk-based First Harvest Navigation, a marine transportation company that connects family farms to urban and suburban neighborhoods, has selected Boston-based Sea Machines’technology to launch the first autonomous hybrid cargo vessel in the U.S. Powered by Sea Machines’ SM300 autonomous command and remote-helm control system, the U.S.- built, electric-powered Captain Ben Moore will also be the first hybrid cargo vessel to feature remote crew-assist technology and to generate zero emissions. Installation of Sea Machines’ SM300 aboard the Captain Ben Moore, a 63’ x 21.3’ aluminum catamaran, will take place in November 2020. Once complete, vessel’s intelligent capabilities will offer First Harvest Navigation redundancy and flexibility for crew shifts, with the capability to autonomously command Captain Ben Moore from the company’s land-based control station. In addition to autonomous control and remote vessel monitoring tools, the SM300 system also features obstacle detection and collision avoidance technology for added operational safety. Captain Ben Moore will enter service between Norwalk and Huntington, NY, to deliver food and other cargo faster, more reliably and more affordably than truck transportation to East Norwalk’s Harbor Harvest food market, while also reducing regional highway congestion. Comparable trucking

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In open letter to regulator, CEO Claire Mack says: "The next five years will be crucial in our collective quest to tackle the climate emergency and we must all make sure we do everything we can to set us on the right pathway" Letter signed by network operators, trade bodies, supply chain and more Ofgem must help “deliver, not delay, net zero” in its final price control determinations, a leading industry body has warned. Scottish Renewables has today published an open letter – signed by 17 businesses and organisations - calling on the energy regulator to ensure that the delivery of net zero is at the heart of Ofgem’s final determinations. It comes as Ofgem, which regulates the companies who own Britain’s energy networks, concludes a round of open hearings as part of its consideration of their future business plans. Commenting on the letter - sent to Ofgem's CEO Jonathan Brearley and Chairman Martin Cave - Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “With Ofgem set to publish its final determinations for electricity transmission and gas in December it is paramount that the regulatory framework has the flexibility and agility required to unlock the ambition and investment required to deliver, not delay, net zero. “Time is of

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26 October 2020: Independent expert study on Remote Sensing Devices confirms ZX 300 wind Lidar accuracy in all classes of complex terrain The Consortium for the Advancement of Remote Sensing (CFARS) has released its survey of Remote Sensing Devices operating in complex flow including the WindCube (Leosphere, a Vaisala company), Triton Sonic Wind Profiler (Vaisala) and ZX 300 (ZX Lidars). Ground-based Lidars and Sodars employ a variety of beam probing or scan patterns by which the horizontal wind speed, vertical wind speed and wind direction are derived - all assume homogeneous flow conditions within the scan / beam volume. In contrast, traditional meteorological masts equipped with cup anemometers provide a single measurement at the installation point of the sensor. In complex flow, often caused by terrain and fixed objects, the assumption of homogeneous flow conditions within the measurement volume introduces differences between lidar and cup anemometer. In situations like this a flow conversion technique can be applied. CFARS have compared the various techniques adopted when using a WindCube, Triton and ZX 300 remote sensor and presented the following analysis of the accuracy of each device pre- and post-conversion / correction of data to account for the complex flow:

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Events to showcase work of small and medium enterprises in economy and climate change fight The 2020 Scottish Renewable Energy Festival launches today (October 26) with a focus on small businesses and the contribution they make to Scotland’s economy and climate targets. The Festival, now in its second year, provides an opportunity for businesses in Scotland’s £5.5 billion-a-year renewable energy industry to shine a light on the projects, people and places which are leading the shift to a clean energy future. Scottish Renewables is holding a Renewable Energy SME Roundtable event with Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse MSP on November 4 to give small and medium enterprises the chance to showcase their successes to The Scottish Government. Throughout the Festival the industry body will also be running a social media campaign on SME businesses, with new analysis showing almost six in 10 of its 260 member organisations employ fewer than 250 people, meaning they fall into that category. Nick Sharpe, Director of Communications and Strategy at Scottish Renewables, said: “The SMEs in Scottish Renewables’ membership show every day how vital their contribution to the fight against climate change – and to strengthening Scotland’s economy – is. “These businesses are typically lean, innovation-driven powerhouses which are pushing the boundaries

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Climates vary from state to state, country to country, in differing degrees but all four seasons bring unique risks for T&D network operators trying to manage vegetation risk. The lightning strikes of summer storms coupled with the season’s tinder dry conditions heightens risk of wildfire, winter brings snow, with the additional weight on branches increasing breakage and therefore risk; spring signals thaw and resultant floods as well as rapid vegetation growth that is hard to stay on top of; and fall brings a shower of fallen – often dry – leaves and fire risk with it. Nature doesn’t work according to predictable or convenient timetables and a utility has to ensure it has the tools and systems in place to cover large distances of ground in fine detail to effectively manage and stay ahead of the risks. With 2020 on track to be one of the hottest years on record, the National Interagency Fire Center has warned of increased fire risk across America’s West Coast. While Arizona tackles the fifth largest fire in the state’s history, Washington and Oregon are preparing for the highest increase in wildfires versus the annual average of anywhere in the US.

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The capacity of non-traditional flexible generation technologies is increasing substantially in GB, and in parallel, the market for trading and optimising such assets continues to develop. Cornwall Insight’s latest research shows there is ~10.8GW* of operational flexible capacity across front-of-the-meter gas and diesel engines, battery storage, Open Cycle Gas Turbines (OCGTs) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) technologies. While much of this capacity will be self-traded by the asset owners, a growing amount is instead being traded under third-party PPAs/optimisation deals. Cornwall Insight’s ‘Flexible asset PPA market report’ highlights that well over 4GW is under some form of third-party PPA, with future growth set to be dominated by new battery storage and gas assets. Under such PPAs, providers aim to optimise assets across a range of revenue streams, including forward and intraday wholesale markets, the Balancing Mechanism, Grid Balancing Services or other new services as they arise. The below graph highlights the recent PPA/optimisation deals which have been announced publicly. Tim Dixon, Wholesale Team Lead at Cornwall Insight, said: “The number of market participants that are providing PPA/optimisation deals is also growing, according to the Flexible Asset PPA Market report. Currently, there are more than 20 offtakers (broadly defined as licenced parties) identified to be active

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NKT was awarded the order to repair two interconnectors between Denmark and Norway. The operation has been successfully completed and the power cables Skagerrak 1 and 2 are now back in operation. The national power grids between Denmark and Norway are connected through four HVDC-links crossing the Skagerrak strait with the capability to carry 1700 MW of energy between the two countries. When the Skagerrak 1 and 2 were damaged, the Norwegian grid operator Statnett awarded NKT the order for the cable repair of the 250 kV MI-insulated HVDC power cables. The operation was completed by mid-October after quick mobilization and efficient execution bringing the two power cable connections back in operation. While the cut-and-seal operation and deburial were carried out by Statnett, NKT performed all other repair activities. A third-party construction vessel – Olympic Zeus – was quickly converted into a cable repair vessel by mobilizing NKT’s Cable Handling System Additionally, NKT delivered the repair joint kits, performed the jointing, and cable burial. - Time and accuracy are crucial for the success of power cable service operations to minimize the down time of the cable connections essential for the exchange of energy between countries. Once again, we demonstrate that we are quick and efficient

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In order to reverse climate change, we need pioneering organizations to take bold actions to support the scale-up of much-needed climate solutions, such as Climeworks’ direct air capture technology. Shopify is one such pioneer. Climeworks has been chosen, by Shopify, as one of those solutions Pioneering actions like this can inspire others and help scale the technology Last year, Climeworks made its carbon dioxide removal solution available to the public, allowing people and organizations to have carbon dioxide permanently removed from the air in their name. Since then, many pioneers have joined Climeworks’ mission to reverse climate change and now Shopify is one of them. Climeworks has been chosen as one of the climate-positive projects that Shopify supports through its Sustainability Fund. With this fund, Shopify commits to give a minimum of USD $5 million annually to the most promising, impactful technologies and projects fighting climate change. Climeworks is thrilled to reveal that Shopify will be purchasing permanent storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide. This is a win-win for Shopify and Climeworks as this purchase helps to scale and commercialize climate technology for massive impact on the long term. Shopify choosing to purchase carbon dioxide removal from Climeworks, shows that businesses are convinced of

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Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract by Seaway 7, Subsea 7’s renewables business unit, to provide 86 integrated cable protection systems for RWE’s Kaskasi offshore wind farm project, located in the North Sea, Germany. Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system will be used to protect inter array grid power cables on the project, from over-bending, abrasion, and fatigue. Daniel Bate, Sales Manager for renewables at Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation, states: “’We are delighted that Seaway 7 has chosen Trelleborg’s NjordGuard cable protection system on what is a milestone project for us. Trelleborg have now supplied over 30 offshore wind projects worldwide, with this one seeing us continue to provide industry-leading protection solutions to the offshore wind market, whilst continuing our relationship with Seaway 7.” Production of the 86 NjordGuard cable protection systems will take place in Trelleborg’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in the North of England. Project engineering works will commence immediately, with installation activities scheduled for execution at the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022. NjordGuard is an integrated cable protection system designed and developed to protect offshore wind farm power cables in wind turbine generators and offshore substations. Easily assembled on a cable lay vessel to allow speedy installation, the

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