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CN's rail network spans Canada and mid America, from the Atlantic and Pacifc oceans to the Gulf of Mexico. Combined with the railroad's ability to work with connecting rail carriers throughout North America and the fact that CN provides service at more ports than any other North American railroad, CN offers attractive shipping solutions for companies shipping within North America and internationally.{pagebreak}PES: North AmericaCN provides a greener way to ship wind turbine componentsWith wind turbines helping the world shift to a greener energy supply, more and more environmentally conscious manufacturers - and their customers - are interested in utilizing a greener transportation mode to get their winturbines to their destination. CN is in a strong position to support this important emerging market, with a shipping solution that is truly seamless, and a defnite green advantage.Emissions reduction is an integral part of CN's day-to-day activities. The railroad's new EPA Tier 2-compliant locomotives produce approximately 40% less nitrogen oxides than unregulated locomotives and consume up to 20% less fuel. In fact, CN can move one tonne of freight 197 kilometres on just one litre of fuel. Automatic stop/start devices shut locomotives down when they are not in use, and a low-idle feature ensures

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Making wind tower maintenance easier and more efficient, international premium shrinkwrap supplier Dr. Shrink offers its new TowerMinders. Instead of crews using the traditional rope with rags tied around it to stabilize work platforms on towers, they can now utilize this innovative rolling ball system to make the job easier and safer.{pagebreak}TowerMinders eliminates all rope marks and will not damage or mar the surface of the tower. This unique system is comprised of a set of virtually indestructible balls that roll with very little friction. Once threaded onto rugged rope and secured, they effortlessly roll up and down the tower, leaving no damage behind. The balls fit on rope up to 2.5 cm in diameter.Incredibly simple to install, it requires no tools. One TowerMinders set includes 36 balls and 36 15 cm spacers constructed from HDPE. Headquartered in Manistee, Michigan, USA, Dr. Shrink is an international full-service, full-circle supplier of shrinkwrap and accessories. The company's innovative products include vapor corrosion intercept plastic and capsules to prevent corrosion, vents to eliminate mold and mildew and zipper access doors to provide easy access to covered assets.ContactDr. Shrink315 Washington StManisteeMI 49660 USA.Phone: +1-231-723-2685Fax: +1-231-723-9586 drshrink@dr-shrink.comwww.dr-shrink.com 

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London, UK, June 23, 2009 - Ahead of the eighth annual British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) offshore wind event that starts in London tomorrow, the European-based Renewables team of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global insurance broker, say that insurers are increasingly seeing offshore wind as an attractive investment area with considerable growth potential.{pagebreak}The UK is a world leader in offshore wind energy. With nine offshore projects operational and a further seven currently under construction, the UK will have doubled its wind capacity to 1,500 megawatts by the end of 2009. The UK government's target is to generate up to 20 percent of Britain's electricity from renewables by 2020, 33,000 megawatts of which will come from offshore wind energy. "Offshore wind is a significant opportunity for the insurance industry, with the market expected to grow nearly 30-fold between now and 2020," said Michael Buckle, Executive Director of the Willis Renewables team, part of Willis Global Markets International. "That growth will be driven by some 40 to 50 new wind projects, each with multi-million pound construction premiums. So it is no wonder that insurers are seeing offshore wind as the next big growth area." Despite the growth potential of offshore wind

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Even heavy-duty wind generation equipment needs protection from the elements. Ensuring turbine blades remain in top shape during storage and in transit, international premium shrinkwrap supplier Dr. Shrink introduces the revolutionary Wind Bag.{pagebreak}A blade enclosure system, the company's thick 10 mil shrinkwrap is used to make covers for wind turbine blades, protecting them from weather damage. Available up to 60 meters in length, the Wind Bag is easy to install and apply. Covers to protect blade ends against water and mold damage are also available.Dr. Shrink's thick mil shrinkwrap is constructed from 100% virgin resin and contains maximum UV inhibitors for long-term storage. Unlike tarps, this premium shrinkwrap will not move or chafe surfaces.Dr. Shrink is a full-service, full-circle supplier of premium shrinkwrap and accessories including, vapor corrosion intercept plastic and capsules to prevent corrosion, vents to eliminate mold and mildew and zipper access doors to provide easy access to a covered asset. Environmentally-responsible, the company offers the REBAG® system, a shrinkwrap recycling program available in the US and Canada.Contact Dr. Shrink, 315 Washington St., Manistee, MI 49660 USA. +1-231-723-2685; Fax: +1-231-723-9586. drshrink@dr-shrink.com; www.dr-shrink.com. If you have questions about this press release

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What's happening:BWEA UK Wind Week 2009: 13 - 21st June 2009.The UK's biggest celebration of wind energy takes place over 9 days this June, with over 20 wind farms and supporters opening their doors across the country.{pagebreak}UK Wind Week will be promoting the benefits and opportunities offered by wind energy in terms of sustainability, economic prosperity and energy security.* The UK is the windiest country in Europe - we could power our country several times over using this free fuel. A modern 2.5MW turbine at a reasonable site will generate 6.5 million unites of electricity each year, enough to meet the annual needs of over 1,400 households, make 230 million cups of tea or run a computer for 2,250 years.* Wind energy is the fastest growing source of electricity in the world.* 80% per cent of people in the UK are in support of wind energy, according to official Government surveys~* Together, wind, wave and tidal can supply over 30% of the UK's electricity by 2020, resulting in £70 billion of investment.* The wind, wave and tidal sectors are set to create 60,000 direct jobs in the next decade, up from 5,000 today, providing a major contribution to the EU's

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Global Soft Landing Center for Small and Medium-sized German Companies engaged in the "Renewable Energies" Industry to be launched in the USA in June 2009!Official Announcement and "Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony" to take place on May 6th 2009 at the WINDPOWER® 2009 in Chicago, Illinois{pagebreak}Düsseldorf/Philadelphia, April 20, 2009. The new American government is bringing the energy turnaround forward, also under the omen of the bank and financial crisis. On February 17th 2009, the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009" was decreed. This act, amongst others, aims at strongly supporting renewable energies in the USA.The act contains tax incentives and new investments amounting to approx. 787 Billion USD. Thereof, approximately 43 Billion US-Dollars are planned for the new „green energy infrastructure". The new and longer-termed planning horizon is also of great significance for projects within the field of "renewable energies" as well as advancement of commercial projects.Windboom USA - A Huge Market creates Opportunities for German Businesses Even during the past years, the American wind industry boom has demonstrated what is possible: 8.358 MW of wind-produced electricity went on line in the USA in 2008 alone. Compared to 2007, this was equal to a 50%-increase. During the past five years, the average annual growth

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Tentec, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of bolt tightening equipment will be exhibiting its new Aero series of Bolt Tensioning Tools for Wind Power Generation alongside its exclusive distributor, HTS Beijing, on stand 1B25 at Windpower Asia 2009.{pagebreak}The exhibition is taking place in Beijing, China from 8-10th July.The Aero range comprises bolt tensioning tools suitable for a complete wind turbine bolting installation or maintenance programme on many different types and models of wind turbines. By listening to customer requirements these feature rich, powerful bolt tensioning tools are packed full of operator requested features including quick release swivel fittings, automatic piston reset and intuitive operation. The products are manufactured from aircraft quality high-strength tensile steel and are compact and lightweight for ease of handling.Although the tools for wind turbines are new, Tentec has been providing a wide range of alternative industries with bolt tensioning equipment for over 20 years. The name Tentec is synonymous with high quality products and the technical expertise and problem solving capabilities means that Tentec are the tools of choice throughout the petrochemical, offshore and nuclear industries. to name but a few. As further verification of the quality of Tentec products, the company holds ISO9001 accreditation

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The rapid expansion of the wind power generation market, fueled by both private and government initiatives, requires a similarly rapid increase in the production of wind turbine components. This is particularly true in the manufacture of turbine blades, which continue to grow in both demand and size.To maintain or increase output efficiency, larger blades must meet the divergent need of also being lighter in weight. Therefore, fiberglass and epoxy-based composites have replaced aluminum and steel as primary manufacturing materials.{pagebreak}Larger blades also require increased precision in the production process.To help increase accuracy and production speed, Carter Products introduced their CPS 3-D laser alignment system."Historically, the hand measurement of materials and layup of composites has been extraordinarily time-intensive. We have documented reductions of 50% in labor hours using our alignment systems," says Peter Perez, President of Carter Products. "With turbine blades being backordered for 1-2 years, this additional automation will really help eliminate that bottleneck."Carter's initial project was with a large manufacturer with plants in the U.S., Mexico and China. Due to the proprietary nature of their production process, the company has asked not to be identified."Our customer has experienced exponential growth in their turbine blade business,"

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 PES meets Niels Stolberg, President and CEO of Beluga Shipping GmbH, the world's market leader in the project- and heavylift sector, and discovers that the US wind industry is a highly important and burgeoning market segment for the company. PES: Welcome to PES magazine. Firstly, can you give us a basic overview of Beluga Shipping as a company and how it operates with regards to the wind energy industry in the USNiels Stolberg: Project- and heavy-lift carrier Beluga Shipping GmbH is a specialist for the safe and sound transportation of complex cargo, founded back in 1995. Our headquarters are located at the banks of River Weser in Bremen, Germany. Our twelve international branch offices on five continents form a global network which enables direct customers' approach{pagebreak}. Being at eye level with the business partners, relying on faithful personal contact and mutual trustfulness mirrors our corporate philosophy. The service package we can provide for is complex. Beluga Shipping embodies the full range of competencies as a professional logistics service provider and ocean carrier. According to the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics, Beluga Shipping is the world's market leader in the project- and heavy-lift sector. By means of a strategically

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Modern gears are performing heavier work and carrying greater loads than ever before. Gear manufacturers are redesigning, modernising and using finer steels to produce precision gears that will give better performance. This has never been truer than in the wind industry and the gears designed specifically for use in wind turbines. Furthermore, there is an increasing demand from all industries for more power in smaller packages.{pagebreak}Gears are used to transmit this power, and the same squeeze is on the gearbox - so how is it therefore possible to increase the load capacity of gears? Lubricant manufacturers have helped in addressing this need by developing better gear oils to help carry these increased loads safely. Lubrication Engineers Inc., ‘The Lubrication Reliability SourceTM' continues with extensive research and testing programs, to develop higher performance gear lubricant..

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