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Risk management and compliance specialists Pentagon Assurance are celebrating a contract to provide quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) expertise in relation to subsea trenching services for Yunlin Offshore Wind Farm in Taiwan. The project will see the South Shields firm providing QHSE advice and support safety, reduce risk and costs associated with the export of equipment from the Port of Blyth in Northumberland to Singapore and Taiwan. Pentagon Assurance are highly experienced in the offshore energy sector and high hazard environments, this appointment will deliver on their responsibility for coordinating Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (HIRA) including management of the risks associated with subsea cable burial, vessel mobilisation, sea fastening, equipment loading with the added complexities introduced to the project by coronavirus COVID-19 for transit of project staff. Director Barry Cooper said: “To be awarded this contract at any time would be great news and in the current economic context it’s fantastic to have some good news to share. In addition to the conventional risks associated with this type of project, the coronavirus COVID-19 has introduced a range of additional considerations which we need to factor in. Employee Health, Wellbeing and Safety, are core to both our and our clients values so

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Top vendors are playing multiple roles through turnkey services or strategic partnerships to drive down costs and enable financing innovation May 27, 2020 – Boulder, Colo. – A new Leaderboard Report from Guidehouse Insights evaluates the strategy and execution of 15 distributed energy storage integrators, with ENGIE, Enel X, Tesla, Honeywell, Con Edison Battery Storage, EDF, and NantEnergy ranked as the leading market players. The number of cities, states, and businesses committed to carbon reduction goals is swelling, and the demand for onsite generation of renewable energy is mounting. In this environment, distributed energy storage is poised to take a leading role in the new energy paradigm shift, delivering cost savings, grid support, and other bottom-line benefits. As the market matures, the role of distributed energy storage systems integrators has become the key position in the value chain for ensuring projects are successfully built and profitable. Click to tweet: According to a new Leaderboard report from @WeAreGHInsights, ENGIE, Enel X, Tesla, Honeywell, Con Edison Battery Storage, EDF, and NantEnergy are the leading commercial and industrial energy storage systems integrators. “The seven leading vendors in this space have focused on playing multiple roles through turnkey services or strategic partnerships across the project delivery value

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May 27th, 2020, North America – Atlantic Wind Transfers based in Quonset Point, Rhode Island has secured its second long-term O&M Crew Transfer Vessel (CTV) contract in the U.S. to provide offshore marine support services for the Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbines to be installed for the first offshore wind project in U.S. federal waters. The project is being developed by Richmond, Va.-based Dominion Energy. Atlantic Wind Transfers was selected by Dominion Energy through a competitive bid process and this contract solidifies the company’s role as a leader in crew transfer vessel services for the U.S. market along the East Coast. The crew transfer vessel will be based out of Virginia’s Hampton Roads region. Atlantic Wind Transfers is the first CTV owner/operator in the U.S.; operating the “Atlantic Pioneer” built in 2016 originally under a contract with Deepwater Wind for the installation and operations & maintenance of the five GE 6 megawatt turbines off  Block Island, Rhode Island. The Atlantic Pioneer currently has a long-term contract with Ørsted providing offshore marine support services for the Block Island Wind Farm, transporting GE technicians/cargo along with Ørsted personnel performing maintenance year-round. Atlantic Wind Transfers was selected based upon its marine experience and safety track record in

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Installations of SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines at 2.6-GW Dominion Energy project expected to be completed by end of 2026 SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine features nameplate capacity of 14 MW; can reach 15 MW with Power Boost With this announcement, the total conditional order backlog for the new SG 14-222 DD amounts to 2,940 MW, following an additional conditional order announced today in Taiwan Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will conditionally supply SG 14-222 Direct Drive offshore wind turbines to the massive 2,640-MW Dominion Energy Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project. This project will be home to Siemens Gamesa’s latest offshore turbine variant having the capability to produce up to 15 MW with a 222-meter rotor. The exact quantity of turbines to be deployed is subject to final project site conditions. All turbine installations are expected to be completed by 2026. The agreement is subject to certain conditions including Dominion Energy’s final investment decision, governmental permitting, and other required approvals. Once online, the project is expected to provide enough clean energy to power 650,000 homes at rated wind speed, avoiding 3.7 million tons per year of carbon emissions compared to fossil fuel-based power generation. Siemens Gamesa was named

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DHSS AWARDED A NEW HELICOPTER SERVICES CONTRACT BY MHI VESTAS OFFSHORE WIND FOR BORSSELE III & IV. MHI Vestas Offshore Wind has awarded DHSS with a contract to manage helicopter services for crew change during the installation & commissioning phase of wind turbines at the 731,5 MW Borssele III/IV offshore wind project in the Dutch North Sea. DHSS will be in charge of coordinating the transport of passengers, luggage, and cargo from its logistics hub at Den Helder Airport to the offshore wind project and back. “This contract award is an example of our solid relationship with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind, which is built on trust in the partnership approach, based on mutual expertise and transparency”, says Wim Schouwenaar, CEO of DHSS.

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The project includes the design and supply of an innovative rock-anchored tower solution that significantly reduces the concrete and environmental footprint. Nabrawind has closed an order for the supply of four towers in a wind farm located in Namibia and developed by the renewables Franco/Namibian company InnoSun Energy. The beginning of the works will be undertaken during the second half of the present year. In the Namibian wind farm, Nabrawind will implement an innovative tower with the Nabralift transition piece as the foundation. The self-erecting Nabralift tower (capable of overpassing 200 meters high) integrates a transition piece that joins its frame estructure and the standard tubular tower.

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Jan De Nul kicks off the construction of its next generation Offshore Jack-Up Installation Vessel Voltaire. The steel cutting ceremony took place on Monday at the Cosco Shipping Shipyard (Nantong) CO. Ltd in China, in the presence of Jan De Nul representatives, the shipyard and BV Classification Society. The Voltaire is specifically designed to transport, lift and install offshore wind turbines, transition pieces and foundations for current and future developments. The vessel will have better operational limits compared to the existing Jack-Up installation vessels. Not only will this vessel be ready for the future of offshore renewables, it will also be deployable for the oil and gas industry, and for decommissioning of offshore structures. All these activities will be performed in a sustainable way thanks to lower fuel consumptions and emissions through Jan De Nul’s in house developed ULEv technique (Ultra Low Emission vessel). Voltaire’s key features The Voltaire is equipped with a main crane of over 3,000 tonnes and a DP2 system. The vessel has an operating depth of over 80 meters, a payload of about 14,000 tonnes and accommodation for 110 persons. With her four legs, the Voltaire can lift itself above the sea level for stable working conditions. First seaworthy installation

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New SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used for the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project Further discussions ongoing regarding deployment of new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline Siemens Gamesa’s manufacturing footprint in Taiwan will drive the introduction of the turbine in Asia Pacific, starting with the Hai Long 2 project Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) and Hai Long Offshore Wind (Hai Long) announce that the new SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine is intended to be used at the upcoming 300 MW Hai Long 2 project in Taiwan. The deployment of the new turbine for the rest of the 1,044 MW Hai Long pipeline is also being considered. The exact number of units for the first 300 MW of the project remains to be confirmed based on site-specific conditions. The preferred supplier agreement as published in November 2019 remains subject to contract and final investment decision from the consortium partners, Canadian independent power producer Northland Power Inc. and Taiwan-based developer Yushan Energy, jointly owned by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in Japan and Yushan Energy Pte. Ltd. in Singapore. The Hai Long offshore wind power plant was awarded through the 2018 grid

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The Haringvliet Zuid energy park combines a large-scale solar farm (38 MW) with a wind farm and a battery storage system Construction has begun in the province of South Holland BELECTRIC will also take on the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the photovoltaic system Kolitzheim (Germany) – BELECTRIC is constructing a solar power system for Vattenfall’s first full hybrid power plant. The Haringvliet Zuid energy park will consist of a wind farm (22 MW), a battery storage system (12 MW) and a large-scale photovoltaic system constructed and commissioned by German solar power specialist BELECTRIC. The solar power system alone will cover an area of around 30 hectares and boast an installed capacity of 38 MW. The hybrid power plant designed to generate and store renewable energy will be built on the island Goeree-Overflakke of the province of South Holland, around 30 kilometers southwest of Rotterdam. Construction has already begun on the large-scale photovoltaic system. BELECTRIC also plans to assume the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the solar power system for an initial period of two years. “The Netherlands is currently one of the most dynamic – and innovative – markets in Europe,” explains Ingo Alphéus, CEO of BELECTRIC Solar & Battery

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As part of its maritime brand building, Scana ASA changes the name of its portfolio companies Scana Skarpenord, Scana Offshore and Scana Subsea to Skarpenord, Seasystems and Subseatec, respectively. From Scana Skarpenord to Skarpenord Today, Scana Skarpenord is one of the leading suppliers of hydraulic valve control systems for the oil, gas, and shipbuilding industries. In addition, the company also focuses on retrofits and services related to its own products. Now Scana Skarpenord changes name to just Skarpenord. “Skarpenord is a well-established and well-known name, which reflects a great industrial history from Rjukan over the past 60 years and is recognized both at home and abroad. With the name change we now want to cultivate the Skarpenord name even further. The company will continue to have a unique position in the market and will focus on product development to fit today’s and future the customer needs,” says Styrk Bekkenes, CEO of Scana ASA. Scana Skarpenord was established in the late 1960s as a department in Norsk Hydro, Rjukan Fabrikker. In 1985, Skarpenord left Norsk Hydro and became an independent company, and in 1989 Scana Industrier acquired the company. Skarpenord continues as part of the Scana grouping. Read more at www.skarpenord.no

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