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Ofgem approves SP Energy Networks and DNV GL collaboration to implement local flexibility market, entitled Project FUSION DNV GL to advise on implementation of the Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF) DNV GL is a founding member of the USEF foundation and a principal designer of the framework Project FUSION set to deliver customer benefits in excess of £200m by 2050, and reduce carbon emissions in Great Britain by more than 3m tonnes London, United Kingdom – 6 December 2017: DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, secured a leading role in advising the British utility company SP Energy Networks on the adoption and implementation of a local flexibility market in East Fife, Scotland. The UK Office of Gas and Electricity Markets and National Regulatory body Ofgem has approved funding for SP Energy Networks five-year innovation project, called FUSION, a submission under the 2017 Electricity Network Innovation Competition (NIC). FUSION plans to implement and trial an innovative smart energy network solution, as an economic alternative to manage DNO network constraints. The project is set to save customers benefits in excess of £200m, as well as reduce carbon emissions in Great Britain by more than 3m tonnes. The flexibility

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Maximizing Productivity and Minimizing Costs Wind turbines can achieve an online availability of about 98%, giving operators approximately one week in the year when planned maintenance can be completed. It is essential to use this time efficiently, concentrating on the most important issues, which can be identified using preventative maintenance techniques. Jason Horton, Regional Operations Director (South) at Sulzer, looks at the benefits of creating a partnership with a specialist maintenance provider in terms of improved lifespan and reliability of wind turbines. Preserving the reliability of a wind turbine is essential for keeping it operational and cost effective. By working to prevent potential failures, condition monitoring and repair work can be planned ahead of time, ensuring that any downtime is minimized. This concept can include predictive maintenance procedures such as vibration analysis as well as onsite repairs or modifications to resolves issues. Since wind turbines were first commissioned on an industrial scale, the technology and design of the components has progressed rapidly, enabling units over 1 MW to be installed with an expected working life of around 20 years. As each new design comes to market, it incorporates the lessons learned from its predecessors but also has the potential to introduce its own issues. Planned

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Project completion in three new countries highlights ongoing success Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has announced the completion of installation of several wind farms in three of its newly entered markets within Europe totalling 130 megawatts (MW). The installation of 33 Senvion 3.4M114 turbines was recently completed at the 112 MW Egersund wind farm, in Rogaland, Norway. The project with Norsk Vind Egersund AS will have a total rated output of 112 MW and will produce enough green energy to power approximately 20,000 Norwegian households. In Serbia, the country's Minister of Energy inaugurated the eight MW Malibunar wind farm featuring four Senvion MM100 turbines. Malibunar wind farm is located about 56 kilometers northeast of Belgrade and will supply 7,200 Serbian households with clean electricity.The start of operation marks Senvion's successful market entry in the Balkans. Senvion has also completed installation of its first wind farm in the Republic of Ireland. Teevurcher wind farm, located in County Meath, northwest of Dublin, features five MM82 wind turbines with a total output of 10 MW. The wind farm will supply enough clean energy to power approximately 7,000 Irish homes per year. Jürgen Geissinger, CEO of Senvion, said: "The completion of installation and start of

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Growing the ABB Ability portfolio, ABB Turbocharging launches at Marintec 2017 in Shanghai its first digital turbocharging solutions for enhanced performance, perational flexibility and lower operating costs for marine customers.  These solutions will further harness the power of digitalization through connection to the vessel optimization system and ABB’s Collaborative Operations Centers for the marine sector. This combines the collective expertise of ABB in marine propulsion, optimization, advisory, and turbocharging, with digital connectivity. Tekomar XPERT for engine performance analysis Bringing marine customers actionable insights to improve their engine performance, ABB has acquired Tekomar XEPERT, a performance analysis and advisory software solution. Tekomar XPERT brings fuel savings across entire fleets through analysis of actual operation and performance data compared to sea trial and test data, identifying low performance on any engine at any load and providing recommendations for action. Available for all marine customers and currently in operation on over 1,000 vessels, Tekomar XPERT is targeted at two-stroke and auxiliary engines enabling increased efficiency of reporting and better collaboration for improved engine condition and maintenance. ABB Ability Digital SIKO for uncompromised reliability at optimized costs ABB has extended its SIKO concept (Sicherheitskonzept/safety concept) through the power of digitalization, bringing to market ABB Ability Digital SIKO for

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Product training: NEW REPAIR COATING MATERIAL FOR the wind industry The new corrosion protection coating SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor, developed in a research project, promises a significantly simpler, faster and more economical on-site repair of wind turbines. The free of charge product training in Hamburg provides insight into the application possibilities for wind turbines and gives technical advice how to use the product. WINDSOURCING.COM is the exclusive supply partner of Sika Deutschland GmbH for the new product in the aftersales service market for the wind industry in Europe and organizes the product training on the 17th January and 21st February 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. Damage to the corrosion protection coating cannot entirely be ruled out when transporting heavy components of an offshore wind turbine and when assembling them under extreme maritime conditions. SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor, an outcome of the “RepaKorr” joint research project offers wind farm operators a reduction of time and costs. The four to five-hour product training addresses all service companies occupied with the maintenance and repair of on and offshore wind turbines. The training consists of a theoretical part and practical exercises. The aim is that after the training the participants can use the product reliably themselves and can pass this

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Recently SMST ’s gangway was installed on board Jumbo’s DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV), Fairplayer. The gangway, the SMST Telescopic Access Bridge M Series, makes sure that the Jumbo personnel walks safely from vessel to windfarm structure during the installation of the 60 transition pieces in the Arkona offshore wind farm. The first landing of the modular gangway took place early November, after a short installation period in the port of Rotterdam, where the Fairplayer was outfitted for the job in the Baltic Sea. Since all of the transition pieces will be installed floating in DP2 mode, the use of a compensated gangway is necessary. Continuous access provided by the telescopic a c cess bridge supports the project ’s efficiency for walk to work operations. The modular Telescopic Access Bridge M Series, which SMST has immediately available for purchase or rent, is suitable for a variety of vessels and operational situations. It has a small footprint, is transportable by normal container truck, can be mobilized quickly in one lift and has a large operational window. The system is remotely controlled by vessel’s crew, doesn’t need large generators and is inexpensive to operate. The modular setup of the gangway enables working on

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Acciona Energía to replace 90 older wind power systems with 12 new turbines Hamburg, 4 December 2017. The Nordex Group has won a 30-MW order to renovate one of Acciona Energía’s oldest wind farm in Spain. In the second half of 2018, it will upgrade the 30-MW wind farm “El Cabrito” with twelve multi-megawatt turbines. In this connection, Acciona Energia has opted for eight N100/3000 turbines and four AW70/1500 turbines that fit optimally in the existing wind farm layout. The contract provides for the delivery of the turbines as well as a guarantee for an initial period of two years. The wind farm was originally constructed around 25 years ago and was one of the first projects of its kind at that time. Accordingly, the 90 turbines, each of which have a nominal capacity of around 330 KW, are now showing their age. With a capacity that is up to ten times greater, the twelve new turbines will produce an increased energy yield despite having the same nominal capacity, whilst simultaneously lowering the operating costs. At the same time, the landscape will also be improved aesthetically thanks to the substantially lower number of turbines. “El Cabrito” is situated on a mountain range near

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Industry body urges organisations to step forward with game changing technologies Industry body Subsea UK in partnership with Scottish Enterprise has today announced that it has opened an R&D funding call for innovation projects to drive forward research and development projects between Scotland and Japan that will help solve the industry’s most complex technological challenges. The project forms part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed between Scottish Enterprise and Japanese philanthropic organisation, The Nippon Foundation at SPE Offshore Europe in September. The strategic agreement aims to help both countries capitalise on opportunities in the growing subsea sector. The two parties will provide equal funding, totalling approximately £15million to support joint projects between the two countries that maximise the use and development of digital technologies and challenge conventional industry methods and techniques. Subsea UK, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, with support from NSRI and ITF will coordinate and pioneer a programme of research and development activities to accelerate the introduction and adoption of new and disruptive technologies. The joint projects will address challenges identified by industry, capitalising on Scotland’s world renowned subsea engineering expertise to develop solutions that will push the boundaries and increase each country’s respective share of the sector – which

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Ørsted’s Offshore Substations for the Hornsea Project Two Offshore Windfarm Ørsted has selected Semco Maritime as Electrical Engineering Consultant (EEC) to develop electrical and mechanical basic engineering design of the 1.4 GW Offshore Substation (OSS) as well as for a Reactive Compensation Station (RCS). The engineering effort from Semco Maritime will build the basic requirements for the project and lay a solid basis for a successful execution of the project and installation of the OSS and RCS. The Hornsea Project Two Offshore Windfarm will be built 89 km off the Yorkshire coast and will become the world’s largest wind farm when it is expected to be operational in 2022. “We are very pleased that Ørsted has chosen to engage us this early in the project’s development phase and we are proud to be able to build solutions based on our experience and successful completion of 16 Offshore Substations since 2002” says Tommy Flindt, Director Technology, Semco Maritime. Ørsted is a close business partner to Semco Maritime currently working closely together on delivering offshore substations for the Hornsea Project One Offshore Windfarm. “ We see great potential in carrying over learnings and concepts from the Hornsea One project to this new project. We will focus

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28 November 2017, Amsterdam– Envision Energy, a leading global smart energy solution provider, today announces the global release of its latest international product portfolio including its largest wind turbine to date at WindEurope in Amsterdam. Envision’s new EN148-4.5 MW turbine is the latest evolution of Envision’s 4MW platform, equipped with a 148-meter rotor and a flexible nominal capacity to maximize energy capture in medium to high wind speed environments. This turbine enables Envision to support the demand for lower levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) by bringing a large rotor diameter to sites with up to 9m/s average wind speed. This turbine model’s flexible architecture allows Envision to optimize site parameters to deliver the maximum energy output possible for each site – globally. Also new to the global market along with the EN148-4.5 MW turbine are Envision’s EN140-3.0 MW and EN131-2.5 MW turbines, ideal for low wind speeds. The new EN131-2.5 sets a new benchmark on full load hours to support renewables on the path to becoming a base load power plant solution. Envision founder and CEO Lei Zhang said: “Envision is continually innovating to create the renewable energy ecosystem. Natural energy such as wind and solar are clean, free, and abundant. Our EN148-4.5

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