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Paris, France 25th June 2018. The Wind Iris TC Lidar has been validated by DNV GL – Energy Renewables Certification to be integrated as a component of today’s advanced wind turbines with respect to Type Certification. Thanks to the extensive and trustworthy review of all necessary features including design for successful operations, advanced wind measurements capabilities as well as system reliability, lifetime and services, the Wind Iris TC has proved being completely mature and suitable technology to be integrated in an efficient manner into today’s leading-edge wind turbines meeting all the rigorous wind industry standards. “Wind Iris TC has a high level of maturity and is well prepared for an integration into a wind turbine with respect to Type Certification”, said Steffen Haupt, Head of Department Loads, Sie Conditions & Electrical Engineering. “A subsequent Type Certification process of the newly combined system will be initiated by the wind turbine manufacturer.” Validating the Wind Iris Turbine Control Lidar enables the acceleration of the development and further commercialization of Lidar Assisted Control technology. This means the industry can rely on an approved standard product for future validations, enabling faster, cheaper and low risk Lidar Assisted Control development and secure Type Certification of

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UK subsea companies are set to be given an insight into supply chain opportunities for the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) ahead of the project going live later this summer. Those attending the lunch and learn at The Village Hotel in Kingswells on Tuesday (June 26), will also hear how they can get involved in blue energy project, which is being coordinated by the Aberdeen Renewable Energy Group (AREG). Organised by Subsea UK, the seminar will feature presentations by Adam Ezzamel, Vattenfall’s project manager for the EOWDC and Morag McCorkindale, team leader, international trade and investment at Aberdeen City Council on behalf of AREG. The innovative 93.2MW 11-turbine EOWDC, developed by Vattenfall-owned Aberdeen Offshore Wind Farm Ltd, will trial next generation technology and once operational, boost the industry’s drive to produce competitive clean power. Supported by AREG from inception to development, and benefiting from €40 million of EU funding in 2009, the EOWDC is set for completion and first power this summer. Earlier this week, it was announced that Vattenfall and UK offshore wind research group ORE Catapult will collaborate to allow cost reduction and safety testing at the site. The Europe Leading Blue Energy (ELBE) project, is seeking to position Europe as the

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(Houston 25th June 2018). Global Maritime, a leading marine, offshore and engineering consultancy, has appointed Eric Frank to oversee its’ United States operations based out of Houston. Eric, who will also be responsible for Global Maritime’s Dynamic Positioning (DP) services throughout the US, brings 27 years’ offshore and onshore experience to Global Maritime and has been tasked with supporting the company’s continued growth across the region. This includes a number of recent contracts relating to bridge and port infrastructure assessments, mooring designs and rig moves, new build DP testing and trials, and marine warranty services. “Eric’s decades of industry experience, in particular in the drilling sector, will be of great benefit to Global Maritime as we look to widen our product portfolio and expand our US operations, said Egil Kvannli, CEO of Global Maritime. “We look forward to Eric replicating his 100% track record in delivering projects on budget, on schedule and with zero injuries with Global Maritime’s customers and prospects.” His words were backed up by Eric Frank: “When the opportunity to join Global Maritime came up, the decision was an easy one. I see enormous potential for the company and our dynamic positioning, marine warranty, and mission critical systems will

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Wagenborg has awarded Barge Master with a contract for a second 3D motion compensated crane to be installed on their new walk-to-work vessel the Kasteel- borg. The fact that Wagenborg and Shell/Nam have selected Barge Master for an additional BM-T40 motion compensated crane showcases the success of the first one, which was installed on the state-of-the-art Walk-to-Work vessel Kro- onborg. Increased workability The first motion compensated crane on the Kroonborg has increased the work- ability from approximately 180 to 330 days per year. “The crane works quite hap- pily in three metre seas,” Haije Stigter, former programme manager at ONEgas/ Shell, notes - adding that it “works like a dream”. The Barge Master Crane, as configured for the Kroonborg, makes it possible to continue safe and stable crane operations even in the North Sea’s famously rough conditions. It is able to lift 32 metres above sea level at a reach of up to 20 metres or 15 tonnes at a reach of 10 metres. Gert Vanderheyden, former project manager at Shell: “It’s really an amazing piece of equipment. When you see it for New walk-to-work vessel The BM-T40 motion compensated crane will be mounted on the ‘Kasteelborg’ by Royal Niestern Sander. Earlier this year,

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Order from utility Furnas for a 123-MW wind farm Hamburg, 25 June 2018. The Nordex Group has been awarded a contract for the delivery and installation of the “Fortim” wind farm. With a capacity of 123 megawatts, the project will comprise 41 AW125/3000 turbines. Installation work will be commencing at the beginning of 2019. The customer is the Brazilian utility Furnas, a subsidiary of Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. - Eletrobras. The contract also includes service for a period of at least five years. In addition, the project will have a large portion of local content. Thus, Nordex will be producing the turbines at its Brazilian plant and the 120-metre high towers at a further Group facility not far from the wind farm. The project is located in the state of Ceará in north-eastern Brazil. This coastal location is characterised by strong wind conditions with low turbulence for which the AW125/3000 has been designed. The wind farm will have a capacity factor of a good 40 percent.

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Fraunhofer IWES has now extended its index for the German Bight for the year 2017. The index provides information on how high the maximum available natural energy yield was compared to previous years. This evaluation helps operators to quantify performance losses and to identify and resolve the causes. Overall, the final index for the past year was between -2.0 and +0.9 percent compared with the years 2007-2016. In 2017, the months of January and July-September stand out with an especially low yield far behind average and trailing up to 20 percent behind the corresponding results of the preceding 10-year period. However, the very windy months of February, March, and October were able to compensate for this poor result. Altogether, the offshore wind conditions in 2017 compared well to the average. Regional differences in the wind index can be traced back to differences in the storm tracks as well as the importance of coastal effects. Wind farm clusters further away from the coastline are characterized by positive wind indices and clusters closer to the coast slightly negative ones. These findings were confirmed by the comparison of FROENIX simulation data with the production data of multiple offshore wind farms in the German Bight. The

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18 June 2018: ZephIR Lidar has announced that its ground-based vertical profiling wind Lidar has successfully met the full conditions for satisfying the IEC 61400-12-1: 2017 Ed. 2 standard.  The concluding analysis demonstrates very low uncertainties and validates again that Lidar is an acceptable technology for inclusion in the wide variety of wind campaigns and applications including resource assessment, site calibration and power curve measurements. “Lidar is IEC classified. Let me say that again

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Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has advised longstanding client Tekmar, an offshore wind company, on admission of its shares to trading on AIM and its £61.8m fundraising from institutional investors. Tekmar is a market-leading technology provider of protection systems for subsea cable, umbilical and flexible pipes and offshore engineering services. The proceeds of the Placing will provide approximately £10 million (before expenses) to fund Tekmar's future expansion and acquisitions. The majority of the proceeds will be used to pay down group debt and exit Elysian Capital and Opera Finance, the private equity houses who backed an MBO of Tekmar in 2011, a transaction on which WBD originally advised on. Tekmar was advised by a multidisciplinary WBD team led by corporate partners Robert Philips and Leon Miller. Robert Philips of WBD commented: "We've been working with Tekmar for a number of years and we're delighted to have advised the business on this next step of its corporate evolution on the back of our strong track record acting on IPOs. This transaction shows that our corporate team can advise  clients throughout multiple stages of their lifecycle, from MBO to IPO. "This is a very exciting development for Tekmar and we look forward to continue working

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ScutiX develops wind and solar farms to power its on-site data centres Frankfurt/Waghäusel. The high levels of computing power required by the IT-sector for emerging business models in almost every industry, not to mention the up-and-coming blockchain and crypto industries, are just some of the main drivers behind rising electricity demand worldwide. Computing and sharing capacities, electricity consumption and costs are all rising rapidly. In November 2017, for example, the Bitcoin network consumed more energy than Ireland. The IT industry as a whole is hitting an energy wall. As a result, the green energy revolution must pick up pace in order to safeguard the long-term interests of our planet. ScutiX, which is a start-up, was founded to play a leading role in this endeavour by providing a self-scaling infrastructural solution for the generation of green power. ScutiX is led by CEO Aydonat Atasever, who is also a founder of the ScutiX idea. He built his reputation as a successful internet and e-commerce entrepreneur. Another of the ScutiX founders and investors is the German renewable energy company WIRSOL, which is headquartered in Waghäusel, Germany. On 25-26 June WIRSOL managing director Peter Vest will be attending the World Blockchain Summit in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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Acting on behalf of developer Energiekontor, leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy, Natural Power has been appointed as Owner’s Engineer for the construction phase of Withernwick Wind Farm Extension, located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Cheetham Hill Construction Ltd started balance of plant construction work on site this month, and the project is scheduled to be commissioned during early 2019. After signing a long-term corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) with a global company in the consumer goods industry, Energiekontor has achieved financial close for this wind farm project, which is believed to be the first UK wind farm that is financed without the requirement of government subsidies or support mechanisms. Ralph , Construction Director at Natural Power, said: “We are delighted to be working on another project with Energiekontor, in particular, this ground-breaking subsidy-free scheme. As our industry continues to and deliver better and more cost-effective renewable energy, we are working hard to be at the forefront and support our clients by providing comprehensive services delivered by our experienced and knowledgeable team to guide and advise our clients in delivering successful projects.” Natural Power will provide owner’s engineer and project management services during the construction, turbine installation and electrical commissioning phases of

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