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We are pleased to announce the launch of our new subsidiary company Collett (Ireland) Ltd. Collett have been operating across UK, Ireland and Europe for over 40 years, servicing our clients transport requirements with our specialist vehicles and trailers as and when required, and furthermore with our freight forwarding services, whilst dealing closely with our network of preferred sub-contractors. However, due to increased volumes and planned workload that is anticipated, along with successfully winning orders for projects in the Irish market, the time is right to stretch our arms across the Irish Sea and open our own Irish Company. This demonstrates our commitment to the Irish market and to build stronger ties with our clients and suppliers. The company is registered in the Irish republic, in order to satisfy the Irish Tax and fiscal regulations and we have recently been granted a ‘Road Transport Operator Licence’ by the Department of Transport in Ireland to operate legally within the province and avoid falling foul of the EU cabotage regulations. The Company is now operational and we are busy delivering the Tullahennel and Meenwaun Wind Farm projects. In the meantime we have had very positive feedback for future projects and look forward to building a successful

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IJmuiden 3-10-2017: Zbridge BV announced today that the Zbridge W2W system has been contracted by Østensjø Rederi onboard of the of the Construction Support Vessel Sun Enabler. The Zbridge system was mobilized mid-august in IJmuiden and is currently working successfully at the Race bank windfarm of DONG Energy. The Zbridge W2W System is developed by Ztechnologies together with a hydraulic and controls Technology partner. The Zbridge is a Bureau Veritas certified W2W system. The patented system compensates the movement of the vessel for pitch, roll and heave. The Zbridge W2W system provides direct access with an elevator for personnel and cargo to the +18 meter level of the offshore structure. This improves safety, comfort and allows continuous access for personnel and cargo up to 500kg without undocking the system. In order to further develop the Zbridge operation, Ztechnologies has established Zbridge BV. Zbridge BV will focus on: maintaining safe an efficient operations, marketing of the Zbridge W2W systems and further develop the Zbridge concept. Currently the planning phase for the Zbridge new build program has commenced. The Zbridge W2W system is offered as fully operational rental package or can be procured with a service level agreement. Zbridge BV will be present at

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After having been awarded the project last December 2016 by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd (HHI), Jan De Nul Group’s preparations for the subsea cable laying work for ADMA-OPCO’s NASR Full Field Development Package 2 Project off the coast of Abu Dhabi in the Arabian Gulf are in full swing. The preparations are lead from Jan De Nul Group’s office in Abu Dhabi by a dedicated team of project management and project engineers. The offshore work scope involves the cable installation services of three 132kV subsea power cables and ten 11kV subsea power cables, totaling over 200 km of cable. Jan De Nul Group is mobilizing its cable laying vessel Isaac Newton to perform the loading, transport and laying of the cables. Thanks to its large carrying capacity, the Isaac Newton is able to install all 200 km of cables in 2 trips only. The first cable sections will be loaded at Nexans’ facilities in Norway as of 10th October 2017. The cable protection works, which comprise of pre- and post-lay mattress installation, post-lay trenching and subsea gravel installation, will be performed by Jan De Nul Group’s multipurpose vessel Daniel Bernoulli. This will be the first project for the Daniel Bernoulli, following

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Following the profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and the recent divestment of the upstream oil and gas production, the DONG Energy name is no longer suitable for the company. Therefore, DONG Energy has today called for an Extraordinary General Meeting to ask the shareholders of the company to approve a change of the company name to Ørsted. Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said: “DONG was originally short for Danish Oil and Natural Gas. With our profound strategic transformation and the divestment of our upstream oil and gas business, this is no longer who we are. Therefore, it is now the right time to change our name. “Our vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Climate change is one of the most serious challenges the world faces today, and to avoid inflicting serious harm to the global ecosystems, we need to fundamentally change the way we power the world – from black to green energy.” Henrik Poulsen, CEO of DONG Energy, said: “2017 will be remembered as the year when offshore wind became cheaper than black energy, as demonstrated by the recent tenders for offshore wind in Germany and the UK. It has never been more clear

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Hamburg, 2 October 2017. The Nordex Group has added a further chapter to its success story in Argentina with an order for 26 N131/3900 turbines for the “Pomona” wind farm. The contract will be executed on a full EPC basis, including civil and electrical engineering, procurement, construction and manufacturing, delivery and installation of the wind turbines. Preparations for construction will be commencing in 2017, after which the wind power systems will be installed in the beginning of 2019. In addition, a ten-year full operation and maintenance contract has also been signed. The customer is Independent Power Producer Genneia, which has significant experience thanks to numerous projects in Argentina. The wind farm will be installed in Pomona, Rio Negro, where mean wind speeds of 8.6 m/s are measured. With a tower height of 120 metres, the turbines will be able to make optimum use of these winds. Additional to Pomona, Nordex has previously received two contracts for a combined 148 MW under the firsts Argentinean tender in early 2017. The new order comes from the RenovAr 1.5 tender, awarded to the client in November 2016.

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Hamburg, 02 October 2017 – SAL brings together complex heavy lift shipping and installation support into one specialist team. SAL is pleased to announce its next steps as a leading heavy lift project carrier and marine installation provider. Today SAL is launching its Marine Projects department, a team dedicated to complex heavy lift shipping and marine installation support. The team will be headed by Sune Thorleifsson (Head of Projects) who explains: “Ma- rine Projects is a natural evolution of services for which SAL is already well known. For more than 35 years SAL has pushed benchmarks as a heavy lift carrier and in re- cent years we have increasingly supported marine installation and decommission projects with our unique heavy lift vessels. With Marine Projects, we work with com- plex transport and / or installation services including DP on a uniform platform.” Marine Projects is based in the SAL headquarters in Hamburg as an integrated part of SAL Heavy Lift GmbH. In addition, a new branch office will be established in Rot- terdam where Erik ter Horst, Matthieu Moerman and Michiel Rijkaert – all of whom are well known in the Benelux region as offshore specialists – will be based. This of- fice will

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Arnhem, The Netherlands – 2nd October 2017 - DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, today published an update of its GRIDSTOR Recommended Practice (DNVGL-RP-0043) for grid-connected energy storage. The updated version incorporates the latest storage technologies and market developments and provides the most up to date recommendations on safety, operation and performance for grid-connected energy storage systems. GRIDSTOR is an independent set of recommendations combining all key standards and guidelines with credible industry experience and insights, to help guarantee the safe implementation and operation of energy storage systems for all stakeholders such as end users, manufacturers, investors or insurance companies. It has been updated by an international consortium including experts from 15 global organisations. As the energy storage sector undergoes rapid developments and innovations, the Recommended Practice requires regular updates. Currently over 200 other guidance documents are available that can be applied to grid-scale energy storage systems or components. As the grid-scale energy storage market is rapidly growing, it relies on independent risk mitigation, to ensure growth happens with the required quality and safety standards, further enabling the energy transition. Energy storage is a key measure to provide flexibility, as increasing renewable generation are needed to

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•   23 units of SWT-DD-130 Onshore Direct Drive OptimaFlex wind turbines to be supplied to Sørfjord Vindpark project •   Installation in Tysfjord, Norway planned for summer 2019; completion planned for autumn 2019 •   Five year service and maintenance contract included Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will supply the Sørfjord Vindpark onshore wind power plant in Northern Norway with 23 units of their Onshore Direct Drive OptimaFlex wind turbines. The SWT-DD-130 turbines will each feature a rated capacity of 4.2 MW and a 130 meter diameter rotor. All turbines will be installed on towers with 80 meter hub heights. A five year service and maintenance agreement is included. Installation start is planned for summer 2019 with completion planned for autumn 2019. “We are proud to deliver the latest innovations from our Onshore Direct Drive platform with the SWT-DD-130 to the Sørfjord Vindpark. They will be installed alongside the Nygårdsfjellet wind power plant which we installed in 2011. We are happy to cooperate with Fortum on the Sørfjord project. Together, we’ve created a strong foundation to reach Fortum’s future ambitions within the generation of renewable energy”, says Hans Joern Rieks, CEO of North EMEA, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. “Sørfjord Vindpark has attractive, unique wind conditions that will be efficiently harnessed with the

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•      The company will install 25 G114-2.0 MW wind turbine generators for Zephyr Power (Pvt.) Limited (“Zephyr Power”). The project is located in Gharo, Thatta District. Siemens Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in its Asian strategy with its maiden order in Pakistan. The company, in consortium with Sumec Hardware and Tools, has secured an order from the independent power producer Zephyr Power for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) of a 50 MW wind farm in Gharo, in the district of Thatta. The scope of Siemens Gamesa is the supply of 25 of its G114-2.0 MW, including environmental kits designed to maximize performance in high dust and high temperatures sites. Installation of the turbines at the Zephyr Power wind farm project is scheduled to begin towards the end of 2017 with the project slated for commissioning in August 2018. Indeed, this range of turbines has become a benchmark in the wind sector due to its availability and capacity factor, noteworthy flexibility and low power density. Besides this maiden order in Pakistan, Siemens Gamesa's Asian footprint also extends to Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka, China and India, having installed over 10 GW in these markets. Further information is available

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•   It also is the country's first large commercial hybrid project •   The scope includes connecting a 28.8-MW solar facility to an existing 50-MW wind farm Siemens Gamesa has been mandated to develop India's first large commercial hybrid wind-solar project, where a 28.8-MW solar facility will be connected to an existing 50-MW wind farm. This is the first project of its kind for the company and evidences its determination to explore business opportunities that add value for its customers. Under the terms of the agreement reached with one of the country's leading independent operators, Siemens Gamesa will provide an end-to-end turnkey solution. Specifically, it will handle the design, engineering and commissioning of the new solar plant (including the supply of photovoltaic inverters made by Gamesa Electric) and its hybridisation with an existing wind farm, equipped with the Siemens Gamesa turbines. The project, located in the in the state of Karnataka, is scheduled to be up and running by the end of 2017. “This is a very important milestone for our company. We are truly proud to be rolling out this new hybrid solution - namely the optimal combination of solar and wind power technology - on a commercial scale”, underscored Ramesh Kymal, CEO of Siemens Gamesa's

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