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The new facility will manufacture offshore wind turbine blades for multiple customers as LM Wind Power responds to demand for new offshore capacity in northern Europe. 23 March 2017 - LM Wind Power, one of the world's leading manufacturers of wind turbine blades, announced today that work on its new factory in Cherbourg, Normandy, has commenced. This was marked with a foundation stone ceremony at the construction site, chaired by French Prime Minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, in the presence of industry and representatives from the local partners, including Normandy region, the Manche Department, the local community of Cherbourg and the port authority, Ports Normands Associés (PNA).  The company brings an initial investment of more than EUR 100 million into the development of the Cherbourg site which is expected to grow to a capacity between 1.2 and 2.0 Gigawatts (GW). The ramp up to production of blades destined for European offshore wind farms is expected during 2018. The company aims to begin hiring and training after the summer, with a plan to reach more than 550 people at the facility once the first production lines are in place. The training will start in a new Center of Excellence, to provide the skills needed for

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13th WAB Offshore-Windenergy Conference The WINDFORCE conference has become the central meeting place for the offshore wind industry in Germany during its 13-year history. With more than 500 participants it is Germany’s key event for offshore wind. Offshore wind energy is the focus of the 13th WINDFORCE conference organized by WAB e.V. No other event hosts a greater density of national and international experts in the field. In addition to presentations and lectures, the special side event – the WINDFORCE DINNER – has become an important occasion for networking. Take advantage of this high profile conference to gain comprehensive insights into the offshore wind energy industry and meet decision-makers, business partners and clients at WINDFORCE conference 2017. We look forward to see you in Bremerhaven. Andreas Wellbrock (Managing Director, WAB e.V.) PROGRAMME Take a look into the detailed WINDFORCE programme: http://windforce.info/windforce2017/de/conference-programme/

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London & Perth; March 22 2017: Global Maritime, a leading provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the oil and gas sector, has appointed Perth native Hannah Crutchley as its new Group Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) Manager. Hannah will be based in Perth. Hannah has over 10 years experience in the oil & gas sector and will be tasked with ensuring that Global Maritime adheres to the highest health, safety, environmental and quality standards across its business operations. David Sutton, CEO of Global Maritime, said: “While we understand that targets and deadlines drive our industry, we remain committed to the highest standards of personal and environmental safety as well as solutions and services of the highest quality. Hannah and her experience in front-line HSEQ operations will be invaluable to us as we continue to strengthen our safety culture throughout Global Maritime.”  Hannah is an experienced HSEQ professional having primarily focused in Asia Pacific and Europe. Roles have included Department HSEQ Manager, Project HSEQ Manager and Site HSE Advisor for large-scale engineering, procurement, installation & commissioning (EPIC) projects. Her last position was as Country HSEQ Manager for subsea engineering, construction and services company, Subsea 7 in Australia.  Hannah has a B.Sc. in Health & Safety from Curtin

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SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded the construction monitoring contract of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, which will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase. Located almost 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, Race Bank Wind Farm’s offshore array will comprise of 91 state-of-the-art Siemens 6.3MW wind turbines and is expected to generate enough electricity for up to 400,000 homes across the UK. The renewable energy and grid integration consultancy helped bring the project to financial close for Firebolt RB Holdings Limited - the investment holding company owned by Macquarie Capital and Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5. Acting as technical advisor, SgurrEnergy’s engineers and consultants provided technical due diligence during the acquisition and project finance phases of the project. SgurrEnergy carried out a review of key technical and commercial aspects of the project including permits and consenting, civil, electrical and mechanical design, project participants, construction and project contracts, project schedule, operations and maintenance and a financial model review. The scope of the construction monitoring assignment includes regular monitoring of construction and installation, checking progress and confirming consistency with the final design and undertaking site visits including factory and a construction site visit. Marc Costa Ros, project

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In June 2017, Deutsche Windtechnik's French unit will begin providing maintenance for turbines from Vestas for the first time. The 22 V90 turbines generate a total output of 44 MW. The contracts are for full maintenance. The agreement will initially run for four years, but there is an option to extend it. Trinational cooperation is a convincing argument The French unit was established just last year, and this is a further milestone towards strengthening its presence on the service market in France. Holger Hämel, who shares managerial responsibilities for Deutsche Windtechnik X-Service and therefore also for operational management of the French unit Deutsche Windtechnik SARL with Severin Mielimonka, said: "Our strong network enabled us to use our resources and expand our portfolio in France to include full maintenance for the Vestas turbines." During the tender, the operator was particularly impressed by the close intra-company cooperation with Deutsche Windtechnik Service in Ostenfeld, Germany. It is the competence centre for Vestas wind turbines in the company, and it is already providing service for the operator in Spain. Thanks to this previous business relationship, Country Manager for Spain Melf Lorenzen was able to facilitate the initial contact between the operator and Mohamed Metahri, who serves

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Global blade technician leaders gather at the Altitec Summit to review cutting edge blade repair skills and coordinated approaches to maintenance, in response to growing industry demand for blade services London, 22 March 2017 – Blade inspection and repair provider Altitec hosts its blade supervisor summit near Berlin this week, with discussion focused on the leadership and communication challenges of managing global technician teams on multiple sites and developing maintenance relationships with turbine OEMs. Thirty of the wind industry’s most experienced blade technicians and supervisors are meeting this week to review training and repair procedures, discuss project and team management and share tips, advice and observations on blade repair, gathered from work on wind farms around the world. With more than 150GW of installed wind capacity in Europe alone, Altitec, one of the most experienced contractors in the industry, has identified a pressing need for more technicians with the experience to lead fleet maintenance. As the industry grows, new wind farms continue to come online, and older assets approach end of warranty, Altitec is investing in the skills and knowledge of its supervisors to increase the number of technician teams it can deploy across windfarms in the coming years. All Summit participants are

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- Commitment to new markets continues Hamburg/Edinburgh: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed its first contract in the Republic of Ireland with renewable energy investor NTR on behalf of NTR's wind investment fund. The contract will see Senvion supply five MM82 wind turbines for the Teevurcher wind farm in County Meath. Once operational, the project will have an installed capacity of 10.25 megawatts and will generate enough renewable electricity to power over 7000 Irish households annually. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: "The contract for Teevurcher wind farm is a significant milestone which reflects the clear global growth strategy of Senvion. The Republic of Ireland offers promising opportunities for Senvion and we look forward to building on further success thanks to our diverse portfolio of products which is well suited to the wind conditions there." Turbine components will start to be delivered to the site in summer 2017 and installation and commissioning is due to be completed towards the end of the year. Senvion also concluded a long term service and maintenance contract with NTR for the project. This is the second contract to be signed between Senvion and NTR following the conclusion of the agreement last year to

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• "Katoen Natie" project located in Beveren, "Sibelco" in Dessel • 15-year service-contract included EDF Luminus, the second largest player in the Belgian energy market, has ordered wind turbines at Siemens Wind Power for two projects located in the Belgian municipalities of Dessel and Mol as well as in Beveren. The nine 3.2 megawatt (MW) machines of the Siemens D3 product platform will be installed at the wind projects "Sibelco" and "Katoen Natie – Loghidden City". The customer, EDF Luminus, is mainly owned by Électricité de France (EDF) with a 63.5% stake. The wind energy order includes a service and maintenance agreement for a period of 15 years. The two wind power plants have a combined generation capacity of 28.8 MW. The 19.2 MW Katoen Natie wind farm is located in the port of Antwerp on the territory of Beveren municipality. The 9.6 MW Sibelco wind farm is located in Dessel and Mol. Both projects will be equipped with the Siemens SWT-3.2-113 wind turbine with a rotor diameter of 113 meters and a rating of 3.2 megawatts. The nacelles of the Katoen Natie project will be mounted on towers with a hub height of 127.5m. For the Sibelco projects it is in and

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Accuracy and resilience of Triton remote sensing system in extreme climates allows pioneering wind energy producer Puhuri to exploit wind potential in sub-zero Arctic conditions The Triton Wind Profiler manufactured by Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has shown exceptional performance across two winters in the northern reaches of Finland. With two Tritons measuring the wind for Finnish developer and operator Puhuri Oy, Vaisala has demonstrated the unmatched resilience of the system in extreme winter conditions and the strategic and logistical advantages of remote sensing for wind energy firms in cold climates across the globe. "We build and operate wind parks in some of the world's most challenging weather conditions," said Teppo Hilakivi, Technical Expert at Puhuri Oy. "Vaisala's Triton is the only practical way to reduce the uncertainty in our annual energy projections, allowing us to improve the profitability of our development process." Wind energy developers are increasingly exploring wind potential in northern latitudes, encouraged by high wind speeds and a clear route to project permitting far from population centers. Innovation in cold-climate wind turbine technology, such as anti-icing and heating systems, has accelerated the expansion of the wind energy in markets such as northern Europe and Canada. However, while

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Bergen, Norway; March 20 2017: Vryhof, a trusted partner to many of the offshore industry’s leading players, and its business unit Deep Sea Mooring (DSM), a leading provider of offshore mooring services, have launched a new engineering unit to support the company’s offshore oil & gas, renewables and aquaculture operations across the globe. The new unit, which is just one element of Vryhof that also includes anchoring technology specialists Vryhof Anchors and Moorlink, a provider of mobile and permanent mooring solutions, will be home to some of the industry’s leading engineers with previous experience as oil & gas operators, rig owners and vessel designers. The unit will provide expertise in hydrodynamic and vessel motion analysis; advanced mooring analysis (including for offshore wind turbines and offshore fish farms); dynamic positioning (DP) analysis; flexible and rigid riser analysis; complex marine operations (including offshore crane operations and subsea operations); and probabilistic and deterministic stability analysis for all ship types and floating structures. A main element of the new unit’s activities and a key differentiator in the marketplace will be one of the industry’s largest servers with parallel processing capabilities. This will enable Vryhof and DSM to carry out 120 simultaneous engineering simulations, thereby shortening computational times, reducing assumptions and

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