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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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Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) has bid farewell to VOS Start, Vroon BV’s first DP2, subsea-support, walk-to-work (W2W) vessel. The 80m VOS Start arrived at Oranjewerf on 1 June from her build yard in China for the installation of a motion-compensated gangway system - the first of its kind - by Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth, the extended installation of a Kongsberg reference system (including a ‘windfarm module’), and an active heave-compensated crane from SMST. In the eight weeks that she was in the yard, the vessel also underwent a wide range of other upgrades and preparations for her first charter. The VOS Start is the fourth in a series of new vessels for Vroon that they have brought to Oranjewerf for finishing off following their initial build in China. However, this is the first time that Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf and Vroon have worked together on a W2W vessel and, with Barge Master and SMST both Dutch companies, it was logical to do the final installations in the Netherlands with all the necessary expertise and support close by. Other local specialist suppliers also contributed to what has been, owing to the W2W element, the most complex upgrade yet for a VOS subsea

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The Ammonit Wind Tunnel GmbH has been accredited by the German accreditation body (DAkkS) as independent calibration laboratory according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025. Additionally, Ammonit Wind Tunnel GmbH meets the high quality standards of MEASNET for anemometer calibration. After the successful accreditation by the German accreditation body DAkkS and confirmation of the MEASNET membership, Ammonit Wind Tunnel starts calibrating wind sensors in its wind tunnel in Bargeshagen near Rostock (Germany). Ammonit Wind Tunnel is an accredited independent calibration laboratory according to DIN EN ISO / IEC 17025 for flow measurands – flow speed of gases. Ammonit Wind Tunnel successfully attended the MEASNET / IECRE Round Robin Test and became member of the MEASNET group in April 2017. The wind tunnel meets the high MEASNET requirements for anemometer calibration. Based on its DAkkS accreditation and the MEASNET membership Ammonit Wind Tunnel is able to calibrate anemometers in its own wind tunnel according to IEC 61400-12-1. Calibrated wind speed sensors are essential to perform high quality energy assessments for wind farm projects. Ammonit Wind Tunnel is a subsidiary of WIND-consult GmbH and Ammonit Measurement GmbH. The new company founded in 2015 pools the competences of Ammonit Measurement and WIND-consult in the field

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Ledbury, UK — 25 July 2017 - An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted ZephIR Lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on the test site in Janneby, Germany which demonstrates the product is compliant with best-practice guidelines developed in the EUDP UniTTe programmes – widely regarded and accepted as industry benchmarks for installations of turbine-mounted Remote Sensing Devices (RSDs). In the verification, the ZephIR DM nacelle-mounted lidar was mounted horizontally on a raised platform (FW-MM) - 180m away from two reference met masts (T-MM-N and T-MM-S) equipped with calibrated anemometers at DNV GL’s test site, located 20 km southwest of Flensburg, Germany. A series of tests and subsequent analysis was undertaken by DNV GL on the performance of the ZephIR DM with respect to: -          Verification of inclinometers. ZephIR DM uses highly sensitive positional sensors to account for turbine sway and nod to ensure a true Hub Height measurement is reported at several rotor diameters in front of the turbine within +/- 1% of Hub Height. -          Availability. ZephIR DM achieved a 100% availability of both system and data during the performance verification. A Continuous Wave lidar, all power from the system’s laser is focused at each measurement range, which helps to ensure the highest

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The first of five 11,500-tonne floating offshore wind turbines has been towed into place at the Hywind development, 15 miles off the coast of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire. The device was towed across from Norway, where four more are waiting to be brought over for the trial scheme which is expected to power about 20,000 homes. Responding, Lindsay Roberts, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: "This is a hugely exciting development for a ground-breaking project. "The potential global market for floating offshore wind technologies is significant, so it's fantastic to see Scotland once again at the forefront of an innovative, burgeoning industry."

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Rhenus Offshore Logistics B.V., the Dutch company that was founded in March 2017, took over the overall logistics concept for personnel and materials for a corrosion protection campaign at the two platforms known as “Buitengaats” and “ZeeEnergie” at the Gemini wind park. Rhenus Offshore Logistics Netherlands, a co-subsidiary of the German Rhenus Offshore Logistics, worked very closely with Vroon Offshore Services during this project. The “Vos Prime”, a multi-functional platform supply vessel that was equipped with a special Ampelmann gangway and was therefore suitable for the crossover manoeuvres, was used at the Gemini wind park during the project. The vessel operated by Vroon Offshore Services provided work and residential space for the project team consisting of 40 people as well as 20 crew members. This eliminated the need to transport the employees from the base port of Eemshaven and back every day. 934 trips were completed overall between the vessel and the substations. Other supply and transport vessels were also deployed. Rhenus regularly used a crew transport vessel to travel between the base port and the platform supply ship when there was a change of shift. Rhenus and Vroon provided supplies of fairly large amounts of food, drinks, tools and the rubbish

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18 months of meteorological data from over 200 devices in the U.S. Northwest now freely available to improve wind forecasting in areas of complex terrain The Wind Forecasting Improvement Project (WFIP2), a $5.0 million collaborative study coordinated by Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has completed the largest ever deployment of measurement technologies to assess the causes of wind speed variability and their impact on wind energy generation in complex terrain. The 3-year project, based near the Columbia River Gorge, now advances into its 12-month final phase, as Vaisala and its project partners use the data collected to enhance the underlying forecasting models used to predict wind variability in areas of challenging topography. Simultaneously, the measurement campaign data have been made open-source to help improve the global standards of wind energy modeling and to aid further research. Enhancing grid integration and profitability in remote regions As onshore wind development and operations are increasingly undertaken in regions of challenging topography worldwide, demand for a better understanding of atmospheric flow and wind behavior in complex terrain is increasingly urgent. Currently, the uncertainty associated with

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•   ‘Tolo 1 Wind Farm’ in Indonesia will consist of 20 wind turbines of the type SWT-3.6-130 •   Construction on site in Jeneponto, South Sulawesi, commissioning in early 2018 •   Scope includes engineering, procurement, construction and long-term operation and maintenance With the ‘Tolo 1’ onshore wind project, Siemens Gamesa has secured its first order in Indonesia for the gearless SWT-3.6-130 wind turbines. The wind power plant developed by Equis Energy, the largest renewable energy IPP (independent power producer) in the Asia-Pacific region, will be installed by late 2017. Commissioning is planned for early 2018. Equis Energy has signed 5-year contracts with Siemens Gamesa for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) as well as operations and maintenance (O&M). The ‘Tolo 1’ wind power plant will be installed in Jeneponto on the south-coast of the central Indonesian island Sulawesi. For the installation work, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy is working in consortium with one of the largest Indonesian construction companies PT PP (Persero) Tbk. The wind project will be connected to the Indonesian energy grid via a local substation and a purpose-built 150 kilovolt (kV) transmission line. The type SWT-3.6-130 direct-drive turbines –each with a rating of 3.6 megawatts and a rotor-diameter of 130 meters –will be installed on steel towers with

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Subsea engineering analysis consultancy, AgileTek, has completed the first use of its revolutionary AELCloud system on a project for geo-intelligence and asset integrity provider, Fugro. The work required a substantial number of simulations of subsea power cable installation operations to be performed to verify procedures, component sizes and weather windows. Some of the results were required at critical milestones within the larger project, and AELCloud allowed AgileTek to scale server capacity on demand to meet these deadlines. AELCloud is an online platform developed by AgileTek which runs analysis and simulations on both cloud and the client’s own local servers. It drastically reduces the time traditionally needed to run simulations, and ensures information amassed is high-quality and traceable. On this subsea installation project alone, AgileTek ran approximately 27,000 OrcaFlex simulations which equated to around 57,000 hours, or just over six years of simulation time. Eight terabytes of simulation file binary data were saved, and AELCloud processed a total of 1.5 billion data points for critical metrics in the system. Data at this scale cannot be stored on a laptop or processed with Microsoft Excel, which is why AgileTek has invested in a distributed digital data store with built in redundancy and a highly efficient query

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Zurich, Switzerland, July 19, 2017 – ABB’s Static Compensation SVC Light® technology to enable voltage stabilization and enhanced power quality for East Anglia ONE windfarm ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light® Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies for millions of consumers. The order was booked in the second quarter of 2017. The UK government has set a target to meet 15 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. Contributing to this goal, the East Anglia ONE project is expected to provide in total, 714 megawatts (MW) of renewable wind energy from 102 wind turbines to meet the needs of over 500,000 homes. The offshore wind farm is located approximately 43 kilometres (km) off the Suffolk Coast in the southern North Sea. STATCOM is part of ABB’s family of FACTS (Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems) technologies that help reduce losses, enhance the capacity and flexibility of power transmission systems and contribute to more efficient and reliable grids. As

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