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The 1,128 MW of wind power awarded in yesterday´s tender adds to the role of wind power in meeting the 2020 target The installation of these projects will translate into investments in excess of 4.5 billion Euros and the creation of between 25,000 to 30,000 jobs during construction AEE considers Energy Planning that includes 2030 targets and compliance with the Paris Agreement as well as a medium- to long-term tender calendar to be necessary Madrid, July 27th 2017. Wind power has been awarded 1,128 MW of the total of 5,037 MW in the Spanish tender held yesterday. This gives continuity to the industry's activity in order to achieve compliance with European targets. The sector is confident that all players involved - developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, local and state public entities, etc. - will work hand in hand so that all projects awarded in the last three tenders are fully functioning by the end of December 2019. It will be then when the effectiveness of the tenders will be proved. The Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) estimates that the installation of these projects will translate into investments in excess of 4.5 billion Euros and the creation of between 25,000 to 30,000

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Steady share of around 17% of the domestic market secured Tender design resulting in project delays in the absence of any adjustments Hamburg, 27 July 2017. The German wind power market is characterized by light and shadow at the moment. Whereas sales volumes in the industry are heading for a new record, the award of projects resulting in short-term revenues for producers is declining. According to calculations by the industry association, the capacity of new installed onshore turbine rose by eleven percent again in the first half of 2017 to 2,281 megawatts (MW). Nordex expanded by the same rate in this environment, maintaining its market share of around 17 percent. “This is a positive sign that proves that our current range is competitive in the hotly contested market. What is more, we are about to launch a far more efficient wind power system, which we are confident will attract strong demand in the foreseeable future,” says Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of Nordex SE. Over the first half of the year, the trend towards higher-output turbines with larger rotors continued. Thus, the average nominal capacity per turbine rose to around 2.9 MW. Says Landa: “Technically, a capacity well in

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The successful offshore installation of Floatgen’s innovative mooring system paves the way for the installation of France’s first offshore wind turbine. The mooring system components were assembled and installed on the SEM-REV test site which will host Floatgen, 22 kilometers off the coast of Le Croisic in western France. This highly innovative system was conceived and engineered by Ideol, the internationally recognized leader in floating offshore wind. It is composed of 6 nylon mooring lines, a worldwide premiere for a permanent mooring system of such dimensions. This installation took place as the construction of the concrete floating foundation built by Bouygues Travaux Publics in Saint-Nazaire is coming to an end. Once equipped with the wind turbine, the complete unit is expected to be tugged before the end of the year towards SEM-REV, the world’s 1st multiple MRE technology test site connected to the grid. Destined to equip other MRE systems, the mooring system designed by Ideol must satisfy two sometimes contradictory requirements: -  a cost-competitive manufacturing and installation enabling the production of electricity at the lowest possible cost -  the weathering of extreme environmental conditions such as high swell, biofooling, storms

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DONG Energy has today published a Preliminary Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) containing new information about its latest offshore wind farm development, Hornsea Project Three. The report is part of a wider formal public consultation that will run from today (27 July) to 20 September 2017. Hornsea Project Three offshore wind farm will be located over 120km off the north Norfolk coast and, if fully developed at 2.4 gigawatts (GW), could provide enough power to meet the average daily needs of well over 2 million UK homes. Over the past year, the company has held two rounds of public consultation events at various locations across Norfolk, and will now return in early September to present the latest plans including new 3D visualisations, and once again seek feedback from the local community. The PEIR, which is now available online, contains a refined cable route and proposed locations for both the onshore substation, which will be just south of Norwich near to Dunston and the onshore High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC) booster station near Little Barningham, should this be required. Stuart Livesey, Project Development Manager, said: “As we develop the project, it is crucial for us to keep returning to the community at various stages to ensure they

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•   Global revenues decreased by 7% to €2,693 million in the third quarter of fiscal year 2017 as a result of the temporary downturn of the Indian market. O&M service revenue expanded by 8%, to €300 million. •   The announced synergies of €230 million are now the 'minimum' and the company expects to realize these synergies in year 3, one year earlier than announced. •   Ricardo Chocarro, who has held important positions at former Gamesa for the last 18 years, has been appointed new Onshore CEO. •   Siemens Gamesa expects the renewable energy sector to improve with emerging markets continuing to play a particularly important role and new auctions in mature markets such as the Southern Europe. Global wind installations excluding China are expected to increase by 8% until 2020. Today Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy released its third-quarter of fiscal year 2017 results [1] (from April to June 2017). During this period, the company has accelerated its integration programme. The announced synergies of €230 million are now the 'minimum' and the company expects to realize these synergies in year 3, one year earlier than previously announced. Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa, said: "We are highly satisfied with the progress to date in integrating the two companies. Things are progressing

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Global blade inspection and maintenance specialist hired to deliver EOW inspections at Amakhala Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape Bhisho, 26 July 2017 – Blade inspection and maintenance specialist, Altitec, has completed end of warranty (EOW) blade inspections at the Amakhala Wind Farm in South African’s Eastern Cape. The inspections were undertaken in partnership with Nordex Energy South Africa (RF) (PTY) Ltd. Under the terms of the contract, Altitec carried out EOW inspections on 54 turbines, each with a height of 91m. Inspection work began on the first turbine blades in December 2016, and was completed this summer. Anne Henschel, Managing Director of Nordex Energy South Africa: at Nordex said: “We know that turbine blades that are regularly inspected and maintained to a high standard remain cost-efficient. By partnering with Altitec to deliver MWS services, our clients can be assured that their turbines will perform at optimal levels for as long as possible, reducing costs and improving overall wind farm performance in the process.” EOW inspections and maintenance are essential to the successful long-term operation and financial returns of wind farms such as that at Amakhala. With the end of the warranty period, responsibility for assessing turbines moves from the original manufacturer to the

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Earlier this year, GeoSea has awarded subsea technology company Seatools the contract for the design and delivery of an anode cage installation tool. The tool will be used for an automated anode cage installation operations, part of the construction of the Hohe See offshore wind farm. The anode cage installation aid, designed in close collaboration with GeoSea, will be deployed to accurately position, direct, and fasten anode cages. Exclusive about the tool and related operational procedures is that they are highly automated and do not require divers or ROVs. High levels of automation and an innovative installation procedure allow GeoSea to achieve high installation accuracy. In addition to system reliability, efficiency is a key performance criterion for GeoSea during the installation of 71 anode cages for Hohe See OWF. The anode cage installation tool is equipped with a survey system that monitors every step of the installation process. To guarantee uninterrupted operations regardless of circumstances, the tool is executed with a high level of redundancy and solid backup strategies. Because Seatools has all required engineering disciplines in house, the company is able to meet GeoSea ‘s stringent requirements and delivers a full-fledged solution.

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Jan De Nul Group’s fall pipe vessel Simon Stevin arrived at the Visnes Eklogitt quarry in Norway. She will load and transport a first batch of 32,000 tonnes of rock to the Borkum Riffgrund 2 offshore wind farm in Germany, where she will install scour protection layers onto the seabed for the 36 wind turbine foundations. In 2018, the offshore jack-up vessel Vole au vent will start installing the monopile foundations. This load of 32,000 tonnes is the first of four to be loaded, transported and installed by the Simon Stevin. The last three batches will be provided by the Rekefjord quarry and loaded in Eemshaven (The Netherlands), closer to the Borkum Riffgrund site. The Simon Stevin herewith kicks off another offshore wind farm project of Jan De Nul Group. The Group signed this contract in 2016, with Dong Energy, entailing the transport and installation of 36 monopiles, anode cages and transition pieces for the offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2. Additionally, Jan De Nul was also awarded the supply, transport and installation of scour protection for all foundations to be performed in 2018. Borkum Riffgrund 2 wind farm project The offshore wind farm Borkum Riffgrund 2 is located in the North Sea, within

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Accreditation as RE Certification Body granted by the IECRE / IECRE certificates for manufacturers of wind turbines / Harmonized system for worldwide certification of power plants Cologne/Hamburg, July 26, 2017. TÜV Rheinland has been audited and accredited as a certification body by the International Electrotechnical Committee Conformity Assessment System for Renewable Energy (IECRE). With this accreditation the company has been enabled to issue IECRE certificates for wind turbines as an independent testing organization. "This successful accreditation by the IEC has confirmed our expertise in the field of wind energy", says Matthias Laatsch, head of wind power at TÜV Rheinland. "It complements our accreditations and presents an important criterion for turbine-, system- and component manufacturers.” TÜV Rheinland has been active in the field of type and component certification for wind turbines for several years and is now listed by the IECRE as one of eight companies on the list of RE Certification Bodies (RECBs). The IECRE currently consists of 16 national committees from various countries. In October 2016, the organization launched a system for certification of renewable energy power plants. This system will close existing gaps in the fields of wind power, photovoltaics and marine energy and harmonize test procedures at a global

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Hamburg, 26 July 2017. The Nordex Group has signed two promising contracts with EDF Energies Nouvelles. The French utility has now ordered a total of ten turbines with a combined output of around 36 MW from Nordex. The turbines are for the “Espiers” and “Guilleville” wind farms that are being built around 100 kilometres south of Paris. “We view this signing as the commencement of a closer partnership with EDF Energies Nouvelles, which is planning to expand its international wind power activities. With our products, we will be able to support the company in achieving this goal efficiently and on a cost-optimised basis,” explains Patxi Landa, Chief Sales Officer of Nordex SE. The “Espiers” project comprises five N117/3600 turbines, while “Guilleville” will have four N117/3600 turbines and one N100/3300 turbine. These systems are amongst the highest rated turbines to have been installed in France. The contract also includes technical service for the wind farms. Nordex operates a service station in the immediate vicinity of both wind farms, thus ensuring optimum support.

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