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Ampelmann, the global leader in offshore access solutions, has won five new offshore wind contracts over the course of September. These projects will see two A-type and three E-type systems installed on vessels operating in the North Sea. Four of the five contracts have been secured by Ampelmann’s recently opened office in Hamburg, Germany. This is an important achievement for the company as the offshore wind market continues to strengthen and Walk to Work (W2W) operations become increasingly important. To date, Ampelmann has enabled the safe transfer of 400,000 people and seven million kilograms of cargo in the offshore wind sector worldwide.  Among the new contracts is a five-month commissioning campaign with vessel owner Eidesvik. “After a successful collaboration last year, we are excited to work with Eidesvik again in the coming winter season,” said Tim Börner, Business Development Manager Offshore Wind at Ampelmann.  An Ampelmann E-type system has been installed on the Viking Neptun vessel to enable supporting works at the Merkur wind farm in the German North Sea. The E-type provides safe offshore access in rough sea waters and can compensate wave motions up to 4.5m Hs. In response to increasing demand in the region, Ampelmann has also expanded its team in

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New 83 Tonnes crane installed on offshore Wikinger substation in Germany Jan De Nul Group has successfully completed the installation of a new 83 Tonnes crane on top of the offshore substation of the 350MW Wikinger Offshore Wind Farm in Germany, 75 kilometres off the coast. This OWF, operated by Iberdrola, is connected to the German power grid and supplies green energy to approximately 350,000 homes on the island of Rügen. Offshore renewables is a business in which Jan De Nul Group is investing heavily to further strengthen its position in this industry. “In the past decade, we invested a lot in staff and equipment for our offshore activities. More specifically for the installation of offshore wind farms, we acquired two specialized offshore installation vessels: the Vole au vent in 2015 and the Taillevent this summer,” says Peter De Pooter, Offshore Renewables Manager at Jan De Nul Group. “Meanwhile more expansion plans are being developed within our new-building department. These investments are key for Jan De Nul Group’s growth.” About Jan De Nul Group Innovation, expertise and sustainability. This is the strength of Jan De Nul Group. Thanks to the passion and commitment of its employees and the hypermodern fleet, the Group is market

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Responding, Fabrice Leveque, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "It’s great to hear that Scotland continues to lead the rest of the UK in cutting harmful carbon emissions, thanks in large part to our renewable electricity sector. "However, we agree with the Committee’s view that more clarity is needed from the Scottish Government on how it will accelerate the integration of both cleaner heating in rural areas and large-scale heat networks in cities. "Scotland’s low-carbon heating sector faces an uncertain future and we urge the Scottish and UK Governments to work together to find a solution. "Similarly, to ensure that the great strides made in decarbonising electricity generation to date are maintained and continue into the future, government policies must be joined up across departments and aligned with carbon targets."

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Alpha Offshore Service has announced a company record after successfully completing over 4,000 offshore wind turbine blade inspections to date in 2018. This is an increase of 56% compared to 2017, which was previously its most productive period. The Denmark-based business which was acquired by Sparrows Group in 2017, specialises in the delivery of technical personnel, integrated engineering, maintenance, repair and inspection services to onshore and offshore wind developments. They currently employ more than 250 highly trained technicians, over 80 of which are blade specialists. The company has seen a steady increase in requests for support as the global renewables market goes from strength to strength and the demand for wind turbine maintenance gains traction. Next year is set to further surpass this record as Alpha already has 5,400 blades scheduled for inspection for customers in Northern Europe alone. The firm has worked on more than 500 windfarms in the USA, Europe and across Asia Pacific since the business was formed in 2007. Mikkel Lund, chief executive officer at Alpha said: “We have been successfully conducting wind turbine blade inspection and repairs for more than 10 years and our continued growth and strong reputation for delivering quality is a testament to our highly experienced

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Buss Group's terminal in Eemshaven signs agreement with wind turbine manufacturer Senvion / Order includes handling of components for 32 wind turbines for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II Hamburg, 21th September 2018. The Orange Blue Terminal and the international wind turbine manufacturer Senvion have signed an agreement for services for the Trianel Windpark Borkum II. As part of this major project, Buss will take care of all services upstream of and at the Dutch terminal: from planning, transport and interim storage on the terminal premises to pre-assembly and subsequent just-in-time delivery of the components to the quayside, ready for load-out. The planning phase should be completed before the end of the year. From spring 2019, a total of 32 wind turbines - consisting of approximately 75-meter-long type RE74.4 rotor blades, 64 tower segments and 32 nacelles - are to be transported successively to the Orange Blue Terminal. Around 80,000 square meters of the 250,000 square meter state-of-the-art heavy-duty terminal are used for storage, handling and pre-assembly of the components. "We have just completed the wind farm project Merkur. Now we look forward to our next project Trianel Windpark Borkum II, which, like every one of these major projects, will pose new challenges

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Hamburg, 20 September 2018 – On Tuesday 25 September the world’s leading expo for wind energy opens its doors. More than 1,400 exhibitors from 40 countries will present their innovations and services for the onshore and offshore wind industry at the Hamburg Messe fair site until 28 September. In nine exhibition halls, all international industry leaders and specialised suppliers to the entire value chain will be present. Taking place in parallel at the fair site, the global WindEurope conference will offer a highly qualified programme featuring more than 250 expert speakers who will cover current and future topics related to wind energy. Both of these top-ranking events jointly form the Global Wind Summit, the biggest and most important gathering of the wind industry worldwide. Numerous high-profile guests are expected to attend the Global Wind Summit, including energy ministers from various countries as well as the EU Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete. For four days, the Hamburg trade fair complex will be the meeting place of energy experts from around the world. The event organisers are expecting about 35,000 visitors from 100 countries. WindEnergy Hamburg is the only global industry expo for both, the onshore and the offshore

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A good opportunity for personal contacts and exchange for customers in the wind energy sector as well as manufacturers of components, spare parts and repair materials will once again be the leading trade fair WindEnergy 2018 in Hamburg taking place in September 2018. Like no other company, WINDSOURCING.COM is the world's largest retailer at the interface between manufacturers and customers. The company will once again be personally represented at the fair and present itself and a selection of its products and services. From the 25th to the 28th of September 2018, visitors can visit the Hamburg Messe site in hall A4, at booth 301.04. and inform themselves about products for the maintenance and repair of wind turbines. "This year we have decided to present our company and our products at the joint booth of the Cluster Renewable Energies Hamburg", says Seher Kaygusuz, responsible for Business Development and Marketing at WINDSOURCING.COM. "Hamburg is the number one wind energy location in Europe. As a Hamburg-based company, we are therefore very pleased about the broad network of various players in the wind industry in our city. The fact that Europe's most important leading European trade fair for wind energy is also taking place in

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Industry experts are being urged by Subsea UK to showcase the most advanced technologies and lead discussions on the current and future subsea challenges at next year’s flagship event, Subsea Expo. The 14th annual conference, which takes place at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre from 5-7thFebruary 2019, will examine and debate key industry topics including autonomous subsea systems, smart innovation, clean energy, and transformational technology. With the theme ‘Innovating the Future’, the event aims to stimulate high-level discussions on subsea technology and the rise of digitalisation. Looking at how they are accelerating the ability to deliver sustainable energy and achieve operational efficiency. Industry body, Subsea UK is calling for speakers to step up to the plate and discuss how embracing disruptive and enabling technologies can generate greater levels of transparency, efficiency, and performance. With 75% of exhibition stands now sold, Subsea Expo 2019 is expected to attract more than 5,000 visitors and over 150 exhibitors. The event is an opportunity for those in the industry to showcase new products, introduce different approaches and make their voice heard. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “The subsea industry has always been at the forefront of new technology; developing safe and efficient ways of working

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With its Hybrid Tower 2.0, Max Bögl Wind AG is introducing a new generation of high-performance turbines at heights never seen before. The optimized tower concept enables hub heights of up to 190 meters and makes hybrid tower construction even more cost-effective. Visitors at WindEnergy Hamburg can experience the new tower concept at Stand 211 in Hall A4 from September 25-28, 2018. WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s largest industry event for wind power, is being held at the end of September. Max Bögl Wind AG will be there exhibiting new advances to their hybrid towers which combine concrete and steel. The result is a tower concept that requires less material while ensuring the highest level of stability. Hybrid Tower 2.0 makes it possible to achieve hub heights of up to 190 meters in an efficient and cost-effective way. New turbine generations require new tower systems Broadly speaking, turbine capacity will continue to increase in the coming years. Political and economic demands make it a necessity to increase the general profitability of wind turbines. Turbines with capacities above 4 megawatts will become the norm and not the exception, even for onshore ones. “Turbines are getting more powerful while political and economic requirements are increasing,”

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Hamburg, 18 September 2018 – Making the global energy transition a success will take nothing less than a total transformation of the existing energy supply infrastructure. Greater flexibility, system-independent solutions and more investments in land and sea-based wind energy are prerequisites. A gigantic task that will require plenty of human brainpower and fresh ideas. With its newly created ‘Startup Area’, WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind industry expo, will for the first time provide a separate area for young, innovative enterprises to present disruptive ideas for a sustainable energy world as a springboard for successful entry into the world market. Apart from a joint exhibition stand for German newcomers, there will be 'speed-dating’ event for numerous young companies from many countries on two days of the fair. All in all there will be more than 1,400 companies from 40 different nations exhibiting at WindEnergy Hamburg from 25 to 28 September. The world’s leading wind industry expo has joined hands with the WindEurope conference to form the Global Wind Summit 2018 in Hamburg. Game-changing innovations from the technology-leading nation For the first time, the fair organiser Hamburg Messe is presenting a joint stand for young, innovative companies on behalf of the German Federal

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