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Luxembourg: Senvion S.A. ("Senvion" or the "Company") announced today that Steven Holliday has joined the Supervisory Board as its new Chairman effective June 15, 2017. Steven Holliday has been approved by the Supervisory Board to follow Stefan Kowski who stepped down as Chairman and retired from the Supervisory Board following the Annual General Meeting of Senvion's shareholders on 31 May 2017. Steven Holliday has a distinguished background that includes extensive and relevant board level experience. He led National Grid, an international electricity and gas company responsible for delivering energy across the UK and northeastern U.S., as Chief Executive for nearly 10 years and was a non-executive director of Marks & Spencer for 10 years. Steven Holliday has been Deputy Chairman and senior independent non-executive director at FTSE 100 listed ConvaTec since its 2016 IPO and is also the lead non-executive director at DEFRA, the U.K. government's Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. "Management and the Supervisory Board are very pleased to welcome Steven Holliday as Chairman. The Company continues to execute its growth strategy by driving innovation, quality and growth by focusing on our customers," said Jürgen Geissinger, CEO at Senvion. Steven Holliday takes on the Chairman role from Stefan Kowski who

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Hamburg, 15 June 2017. The Nordex Group has been awarded three new contracts covering a total capacity of 36 megawatts in France. Different project developers and power station operators have placed orders for the installation of a total of 13 N131/3000, N117/3000 and N117/2400 turbines. Work on the wind farms is to commence this year. Nordex will be installing its N131/3000 turbine in France for the first time. With a rotor diameter of 131 metres, it will be the largest turbine installed in France to date. The turbine will be able to generate large energy yields even in light wind regions and fits perfectly to the site conditions thanks to its very low acoustic output levels. With an installed capacity of over 1.7 GW, Nordex is one of the market leaders in France, servicing its customers’ wind power systems via a dense network of 15 service stations.

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Latest design approval granted to DCNS Energies’ foundation for floating offshore wind turbines (FOWTs) is validation for upcoming projects in France, the USA and beyond Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, June 13, 2017 – Bureau Veritas has issued a Preliminary Design Approval for a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation designed by DCNS Energies. The floating foundation is based on a semi-submersible floater, designed to be competitive, adapted to mass production, easily towable, connectable and dis-connectable, and adaptable to site conditions & local industrial environments. This approval was provided as part of the General Electric (ex-Alstom) and DCNS Energies Sea Reed project, a FOWT product development initiative supported by ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency. Matthieu de Tugny, COO, Senior Vice-President and Head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas, commented; "We are seeing increasing interest in FOWT technology as demand for wind power increases. FOWTs, fabricated onshore, can be installed in deep water and on variable seafloor topographies. Because of their low environmental impact during installation and application in deeper waters, we can see that demand for FOWTs will grow." A Preliminary Design Approval for Bureau Veritas implies that the Basis of Design has been approved. The design is feasible, achievable, and contains no technological show-stoppers that

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SEaB Energy, one of the UK’s brightest innovators of waste to energy technology, joins the latest Clean + Cool trade mission this week where it is expected to secure fresh funding and seal new customer orders. Southampton-based SEaB Energy, along with twenty other UK cleantech companies will join the Clean + Cool entrepreneur mission visiting San Francisco from 10th to 17th June 2017.  Clean + Cool Mission 2017 is backed by Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, and is designed to help CEOs explore cross boarder opportunities, find faster routes to market and discover ways to overcome some of the toughest challenges facing early stage businesses. Speaking, prior to leaving for the company’s third Clean + Cool Mission, Sandra Sassow, SEaB Energy’s CEO and Co-Founder, said: “Energy and waste are two of the biggest challenges that face cities around the world today. And let’s not forget how precious water is. Today, these are all managed centrally, requiring large facilities and expensive infrastructure. So, imagine a city where organic waste can be transformed into heat, energy and water, directly on site where the waste is produced, and where there is no requirement for garbage trucks, power lines or even water and sewer pipes” “This vision,

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Zug, June 12th 2017 - At the last meeting of the shareholders of ROMO Wind Holding AG, Massimo Derchi was elected as new member of the board. Massimo Derchi is currently strategic advisor of renewable energy and infrastructure companies. Prior to this position he was in charge of the renewable energy business of ERG Renew from 2011 to 2016. During his mandate, Erg Renew became the 1st wind power producer in Italy and one of the top 10 in Europe (onshore), present in Italy, France, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and UK. He also increased the ERG Renew owned portfolio assets from about 300 to 1700 MW. Jan Nikolaisen, Co-CEO of ROMO Wind:” Massimo Derchi is not only a great person with a high level of integrity, but he also brings valuable perspective and experience to us from a large and growing operator due to his previous position as CEO of Erg Renew.” The new Board member Massimo Derchi adds: “iSpin gives wind power operators a deep understanding of the actual wind conditions of their assets and I am very pleased to support Jan and the Board in making a solid business case out of it”. The Board of Directors of ROMO Wind consists of Christian

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Atkins has been appointed by PowerChina Huadong Engineering Co. Ltd (HDEC) to design the offshore substation platform at State Power Investment Corporation’s (SPIC) 300MW Binhai South Phase 3 offshore wind farm in the Yellow Sea. Working collaboratively with HDEC, Atkins will be part of helping China to grow a self-sustainable domestic offshore wind industry and to realise its renewable energy ambitions. As one of the first British companies to work on a Chinese offshore wind farm, bringing a wealth of experience from its role in helping the European offshore wind industry to mature, Atkins’ scope covers ground engineering and structural work for the offshore substation topside and jacket foundation. This design contract represents an opportunity for China to benefit from lessons learned and innovations that have helped drive the European offshore wind industry forward, enabling it to be more cost competitive with other forms or electricity generation. Andy Thompson, Atkins’ market lead for offshore engineering, said: “This project is a tremendous opportunity for international collaboration that will benefit the evolution of offshore wind expertise and help ensure the industry continues to grow as a reliable source of energy.  In line with our strategic ambitions to expand our offshore wind business into new areas,

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Hamburg/Melbourne: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has signed a Delivery Partnership Agreement with RES Australia and its project partners for the 116-turbine Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria in a consortium with Downer and is now part of Senvion's conditional order book. The Delivery Partnership Agreement is for the early works which are currently underway and is a precursor to financial close of the project. The wind farm will feature the 3.7M144 turbine type, which is being designed for this project. This product extension is currently being developed and added to the Senvion portfolio for other projects. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: "We are very pleased to be collaborating with RES and its project partners on this significant project. This agreement demonstrates that our commitment to deliver optimised products for all wind conditions is highly effective and helps to consolidate Senvion's strong market position in Australia. It also showcases the confidence of strategic partners in our products." Raymond Gilfedder, CEO and Managing Director of Senvion Australia said: "The introduction of ambitious renewable energy targets in Victoria has injected new confidence in the local wind energy market. We are very excited to be working with RES Australia and its

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The fruit of a ground-breaking WFSV build partnership between Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) and Mainprize Offshore Ltd will be on the quayside (berth VB32) at Seawork International this year. With unique features such as a dedicated three-point mooring system, fuel transfer system and a draft of only 1.4m, the 23m WFSV MO4 has been designed and built to operate in shallow water conditions and take windfarm service vessels to the next level. “We chose AMC because of its flexibility and the company’s attention to detail and workmanship, coupled with its willingness to meet the tight deadlines the client required,” said Bob Mainprize, manging director, Mainprize Offshore Ltd. He pointed out that from the keel being laid up to the handover, the build time for the MO4 has been less than nine months. This has meant a build time saving of almost four months reducing build finance cost and risk. “This means that MO4 will start to pay back four months earlier than any other builder can offer,” Mr Mainprize added. MO4 is fitted with twin Caterpillar C32 diesel engines driving fixed pitch propellers that gives the vessel a service speed of 26 knots, even when fully loaded.

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Elisa Mikkolainen, 50, M.Soc.Sc. (Econ.), MBA, has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Meriaura Group. She will be responsible for maritime logistics as well as technical and crewing management. She will begin in her new position 17 July 2017. Elisa Mikkolainen has wide experience in shipping, mainly with chemical tankers but also with dry cargo.  Latest she held the position of Managing Director at Crystal Pool Ltd from 2010 to 2016. Before that, she worked both in chartering and operations with Crystal Pool Ltd and Kemira GrowHow Ltd.  Recently she has been active as Senior Advisor for maritime affairs at BSAG Baltic Sea Action Group Besides her work commitments, Elisa Mikkolainen has been a frequent lecturer at the Centre for Maritime Studies (University of Turku), Merikotka Maritime Research Centre and Border and Coast Guard Academy, and contributed to academic research projects. Jussi Mälkiä will remain Chairman of the Board for Meriaura Group, and Managing Director for Auramare Ltd. Beppe Rosin remains at the head of Meriaura Chartering and Operations departments as Vice Managing Director.

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PIRIOU has just secured the order for two wind farm support vessels for the British operator WIND ENERGY MARINE. Built by PIRIOU VIETNAM, these two WFSV* 26W are expected to be delivered in spring 2018 in Europe and to be operated in the North Sea. For Vincent FAUJOUR, CEO of PIRIOU, ‘These two orders make us very satisfied, especially as they are the first two vessels of a very new client. Support our customers in their development projects in making them benefit from our experience of the windfarm sector is a part of our DNA.‘ Andrew BAGSHAW, Managing Director of WIND ENERGY MARINE said this week: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with PIRIOU in what we expect will be a long term collaboration. Working with PIRIOU allows us to utilise our joint significant expertise and knowledge of servicing the offshore wind farm construction industry. Over time we plan to grow our fleet of vessels, which will be equipped with the latest vessel management systems designed to improve safety and vessel reliability".

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