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Leading Marine Management System, SeaPlanner has been selected to support the construction of Formosa 1 Offshore Wind Farm Phase 2, as part of the SeaRoc’s strategic partnership with Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) who are contracted for deliver marine coordination services for the 120MW project. SMC will be responsible for managing all operational marine coordination activities during construction of the 20 6MW turbine wind farm, and will utilise the full capabilities of the SeaPlanner system to manage the safety and efficiency of the work. This includes inductions of all working personnel, management of personnel certification, live vessel, personnel and asset tracking, controlling access restrictions, Risk Assessment/Method Statement (RAMS) management, Permit to Work and Transfer of Control. Also working with the two companies and in alignment with their commitment to promoting local content, MDS, a local communications specialist, will be utilised to provide expert support to the operation. MDS have great experience in delivering communications, coastal radars surveillance and spectrum monitoring & DF solutions in-country, having previously delivered systems integration and services to the Taiwanese military, rail network, public safety (police & firefighter) and coastguard, amongst others.

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The Company Adds ZX 300 and ZX 300M to Its Remote Sensing Offerings March 19, 2019, Hinesburg, Vermont, USA – NRG Systems, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of smart technologies for a range of wind, solar, and meteorological applications, has announced that it will now sell and support ZX Lidars in North America. This will include the ZX 300 for onshore vertical profiling applications and the ZX 300M for near-shore or platform-based offshore applications. Both models capture finance-grade wind measurements from 10 to 200+ meters and are fully IEC classified and accepted by DNV GL as Stage 3 Bankable Lidars. NRG Systems, a global leader in wind measurement for over 36 years, offers the industry’s most complete portfolio of resource assessment technologies, including met mast systems, Direct Detect Lidar, and Doppler Lidar. David Hurwitt, NRG’s Vice President, Global Marketing and Product Management, said, “We’re very excited to pair ZX’s proven technologies with our sales, logistics, and service capabilities. The combination gives our customers absolute confidence that we can meet their complete measurement needs.” NRG Systems was one of the first companies to venture into remote sensing for wind more than a decade ago. Today, they offer a suite of support products and services

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Energy regulator Ofgem has today (March 19) said it is minded to turn down an application for a 600MW electricity interconnector between the Western Isles and the Scottish mainland in favour of a smaller 450MW connection, while approving a 600MW connection to Shetland. Responding, Hannah Smith, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Scotland’s remote islands have some of the best renewable energy resource in the world. “We welcome Ofgem’s minded-to position on the Shetland interconnector – the lack of which has left promising projects effectively locked out of the energy market for want of a network connection. “The decision to approve a smaller connection to the Western Isles – which is in an almost-identical situation – does, however, raise questions about whether consumers now and in the future will be denied access to the islands’ potential for low-cost renewable generation. “Renewable energy development is about delivering environmental, social and economic benefits, so the numbers on this decision are important. “Analysis by SSEN shows the cost differential between a 450MW and 600MW link is less than 5% of the total cost of the project; but would provide a third more capacity for new renewable electricity generation and deliver an additional 30% of socio-economic benefit to the Western

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Texo Group, the technology-led Integrated Asset Services specialist, has bolstered its already highly experienced engineering leadership team with the appointment of additional industry specialists, to help meet its growth in project opportunities and to head up its new office in the North East of England. Andy Kay (Managing Director), Garry Kennie (Engineering Director) and James Allan (Operations Director) are now joined by David Stark, James Russell and Andy Lovell. David Stark assumes the position of Construction Director, James Russell has been appointed as Equipment Director and Andy Lovell joins as Sales Director. James Russell and Andy Lovell will be based at Texo’s brand new Port of Blyth facility in the North East of England, where they will spearhead the development of the Group’s Renewable Energy and Equipment Supply strategy. The new personnel appointments further augment the vast experience of Texo’s engineering team; providing highly experienced sector specialists: Andy Kay, Managing Director, Texo Engineering James Allan, Operations Director – Fixed Platform specialist Garry Kennie, Engineering Director – MODU specialist David Stark, Construction Director – Oil and gas asset construction specialist James Russell, Equipment Director - Renewables and equipment specialist Andy Lovell, Sales Director – Renewables and equipment specialist Speaking on the appointments and new office opening, Texo Engineering’s

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Jumbo has been awarded an offshore decommissioning project in the North Sea by TAQA Energy BV, involving the removal, transportation and disposal of three subsea protection domes and piles. The removal operation will take place in the offshore series of fields located in the P15 block 35km North West of Hoek van Holland, Dutch North Sea, at a water depth of 26-28 metres. Project Details This project is part of the emergent North Sea decommissioning programme, where much of the offshore oil and gas infrastructure is reaching the end of its productive life and must be safely removed and disposed. Jumbo’s MV Fairplayer is the vessel chosen to execute this project in 2019/2020.  The team will recover and transport three subsea protection domes, each with a dry weight of 150t, as well as removing 9 piles. Furthermore, the pipelines and umbilicals at each dome will be buried with mattresses. By removing and transporting the structures to shore on one heavy-lift crane vessel, Jumbo can provide the ideal cost-efficient, reliable and safe decommissioning solution.

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Luxcara, one of Europe’s leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, and MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO, have initiated and structured a project bond to finance the wind farms Skinansfjellet und Gravdal in Norway. Similar to the financing of the wind farm Eikeland-Steinsland in July 2018, a lower three-digit million euro amount of projects bonds has been privately placed with investors of the Munich Re group, the Austrian insurance company UNIQA and one further European insurance group. Equity is provided by a renewable energy fund for institutional investors, which is advised by Luxcara. The wind farms Skinansfjellet and Gravdal are located in windy Southern Norway and belong to the Bjerkreim cluster, which Luxcara acquired in 2016. The Bjerkreim cluster has a capacity of 294 MW. The financing is based upon a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Facebook. “By broadening the institutional investor base compared to the wind farm Eikeland-Steinsland, we have proven our ability to structure and place project bond financings of renewable energy projects and thus addressing the individual needs of institutional investors in this regard. We are already looking forward to realizing more attractive debt financing solutions of solar and wind projects in the near future“,

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Hamburg, 18 March 2019. Since mid-March the Nordex Group has been producing turbines from the Delta4000 range in series. The first N149/4.0-4.5 turbines being manufactured in Europe in continuous flow production are now leaving the production line in Rostock, Germany, for orders already in excess of 700 MW. In future this plant will handle the assembly of turbines from the Delta4000 series in a fully flexible sequence together with other turbine models. In order to ensure a smooth start to the series, the first N149 nacelles, hubs and drive trains have already successfully passed through the continuous flow production process optimised for this product series. "The start of series production for the Delta4000 range – actually for the N149/4.0-4.5 – marks a major milestone for the entire company. Over the past few months the whole team has been working hard to prepare for the series start for this new turbine platform," says José Luis Blanco, CEO Nordex Group.   More than 400 employees work in the Rostock production facility and produce nacelles, hubs and drive trains as well as the control cabinets needed for them.

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Tuco Marine Group has added a new member to the ProZero series of carbon fibre-based workboats – the ProZero 7,5m SOLAS FRC MrK 3. The new ProZero FRC showcases the trademark lightweight materials technology of Tuco Marine Group. Reliable, flexible and lightweight construction combined with full SOLAS compliance produces a boat which goes beyond the existing standards and adds a range of benefits for the end users. Tuco Marine Group has just launched the SOLAS compliant ProZero Mrk 3 Fast Rescue Boat as part of the carbon fibre-based ProZero line. With its lightweight construction, operational capacity is increased – the rescue craft can respond faster and cover more area over longer periods of time. The new FRC is a third-generation design built around the already well proven ProZero 7,5-meter Fast Rescue Boat. The first two iterations of the 7,5-metre FRC design have been developed and tested thoroughly during the ProZero development project for which Tuco received funding under the Horizon2020 SME Instrument programme. This development project ended in 2018, but Tuco Marine has continued to refine the project results and implement them in the ProZero series. The third generation FRC represents the highest level of refinement yet. The carbon fibre materials technology secures

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The developments which have taken place in flow assurance over the last thirty years are set to be discussed at an event run by Subsea UK in Aberdeen this month. A number of experts will explore the challenges and new developments taking place in flow assurance at the one-day conference, which will take place on Thursday, 28 March at Norwood Hall Hotel. Sponsored by Proserv, speakers at the event will include representatives from; Wood PLC, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre (OGTC), Tracerco, Xodus, OneSubsea, Advisian, Assured Flow Solutions, Blue Gentoo and Crondall Energy. The conference will explore the new technology being developed to improve flow assurance, including developments in data management, fluid chemistry, scanning equipment, sensors and predictive maintenance. The challenges presented by traditional wax management will also be discussed. Attendees will also be given an update on the ongoing study to consider the economic impact of applying Pseudo Dry Gas technology to stranded gas fields in the West of Shetland. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK, said: “One of the key challenges in ensuring that offshore operations are cost effective is ensuring that there is no disruption to the flow from a pipeline, making effective flow assurance vital to ensuring the success

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019 — DEME Offshore, formerly GeoSea, has announced the selection of Tier One suppliers for its Moray East offshore windfarm foundation contract, many of which are based in the UK. The 950 MW wind farm is being developed by Moray Offshore Windfarm East Ltd (MOWEL) which is a joint venture company owned by Diamond Green Limited (33.4%), EDPR (33.3 %), ENGIE (23.3%) and CTG (10%).The project was initiated following the award of a £57.50/MWh Contract for Difference (CfD) by the UK Government in 2017. DEME Offshore’s announcement of Tier One suppliers for its EPCI works marks the culmination of around 1.5 years of work, which it carried out under an early works’ contract for the design and procurement of 100 wind turbine foundations, plus three offshore substation platform foundations. DEME Offshore will perform the transport and installation of each of the foundations and the three topsides for the offshore substation platforms. High level of UK local content The offshore installation works will be undertaken from northern Scottish ports, including the Port of Invergordon which has been lined up by DEME Offshore to act as a staging facility under a multi million pound contract. A major portion of the fabrication works (including all

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