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Providing essential maintenance and repair services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) requires a very high standard of service to be delivered. Companies that hold such contracts must have considerable expertise and resources. Individual customers can take advantage of these standards and facilities to ensure their projects are delivered efficiently and professionally. Ross Barraclough, Regional Operations Director (North) for Sulzer, looks at how the partnerships formed by a maintenance service provider can benefit the wider customer base. As a manufacturer, it is essential to offer your customers an aftersales service that will provide maintenance and repair services, to ensure continued, reliable operation of your equipment. However, with more complex or high-volume products, supporting an aftersales service can require considerable investment in facilities and personnel. Take, for example, high voltage motors and generators. This equipment is of high value, either financially or as an essential part of a process, so the speed in which repairs can be delivered becomes crucial. By carefully selecting a maintenance and repair partner that can deliver the necessary service within the best possible timeframe, it is possible to support every customer to a point that they receive immediate attention. Creating the partnership It is this ability, coupled with an extensive, worldwide network

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The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult has detailed how some of that money will be spent, alongside additional investment of more than £850,000. Responding, Stephanie Conesa, Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “Scotland is home to approximately 25% of Europe’s offshore wind resource and we are now starting to build out projects which will harness this potential. “This money, targeted at supporting innovation to reduce costs, improve health and safety and widen educational opportunities, will help the sector continue to develop, bringing jobs and investment to Scotland and reducing carbon emissions. “Scotland is already emerging as an international centre for offshore wind innovation and further investment will help this industry grow as new technologies, like floating offshore wind, are developed in our seas."

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Transaction is part of the expansion strategy into Nordic onshore plants Project benefits from state-guaranteed feed-in tariff for twelve years Hamburg, 19 June 2018 – The investment company Aquila Capital – a specialist in alternative investments – is acquiring the “Ykspihlaja” project, an onshore wind park close to the Finnish town of Kokkola. The wind farm has four Nordex N131 turbines with a capacity of 3.6 megawatts (MW) each. The location has average wind speeds of 7.3 m/sec at the hub height of the turbines, thus allowing for a capacity factor of 41 percent. This is the first wind energy investment by Aquila Capital in Finland. The project supplements the company’s extensive existing wind energy portfolio in Scandinavia. “The move in to the Finnish wind energy market is a logical step for us and an important element in our expansion strategy in the field of renewable energies – particularly in northern Europe. Thanks to its natural features and stable political framework, the region is key to the success of the Europe-wide energy transition,” says Roman Rosslenbroich, co-founder and CEO of Aquila Capital. The transaction follows just a few months after the acquisition of three Swedish wind energy projects with a total

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Four-year study demonstrates feasibility and commercial viability of offshore wind in India and sets a global benchmark for offshore wind power Gujarat’s and Tamil Nadu’s most promising offshore wind development areas identified to provide companies and government institutions with a starting point for future detailed offshore front end engineering design (FEED) studies The Government of India calls the reports “The beginning of India’s journey from Onshore to Offshore – A dream comes true.” Manchester, UK - 19th June 2018 - DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, is today showcasing the final reports in a study which demonstrates the commercial and technical feasibility of the offshore wind market In India. Co-funded by the European Union (EU), GPCL and ReNew Power the Facilitating Offshore Wind in India (FOWIND) project will enable organisations to make future investments in the region. India has made strong commitments under the UN Paris Climate Agreement and announced ambitious renewable energy goals in 2015, targeting 175GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022, including 60GW from wind energy. To date, offshore wind development has largely been concentrated within Europe, but this is changing and DNV GL is supporting the Government of India in

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ADITYA BIRLA Chemicals (ABC) is a Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) supplier for resin systems for rotor blades of the SGRE wind turbines and has selected the Hamburg-based trading company WINDSOURCING.COM GmbH as their exclusive partner for the distribution of 1kg repair kits for SGRE rotor blades. The repair kits are now being sold exclusively by WINDSOURCING.COM in the wind energy after-sales service market in Europe. Epotec® YD 580SP / TH 9253, TH 9254 - Repair kit for Siemens rotor blades Epotec® YD 580SP / TH 9253, TH 9254 is an epoxy lamination system consisting of resin, Epotec® YD 580SP and hardeners, Epotec® TH 9253, TH 9254 with fast or standard reactivity. The system offers an excellent combination of processing properties and fits most laminate manufacturing techniques under varying environmental conditions.  The repair kit consists of EPOTEC® YD 580SP resin and two variants of hardener. With the fast hardener TH9253 or the standard hardener TH9254 it is delivered in a 1kg repair kit set. Depending on the choice of hardener, this system can be processed between 15 and 50°C and is ideal for wet lamination processes.  It can also be used for resin transfer molding (RTM), pultrusion, filament winding, vacuum and pressure

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Paris, France 18th June 2018. Leosphere has announced that Windcube, its ground-based Lidar, has successfully met the full conditions for the IEC 61400-12-1 ed2 2017 standard. The IEC 61400 12 1, ed. 2 [1] standard sets a scheme to assess the uncertainty of remote sensing devices (RSDs), involving a calibration test for every unit and a classification for every type of instrument. The calibration gauges the accuracy of measurements in the context of prevailing environmental conditions during the test, and the extent to which this calibration may be affected by other environmental conditions on other occasions. To assess the influence of these changing conditions on the accuracy of the RSD, a sensitivity analysis or classification is needed in which the deviation between the RSD and reference mast measurements is analysed with regard to different environmental variables. The conditions of the standard require measurements on at least two different units, and one unit at two different sites – in other words, at least three measurements – in order to assess sensitivity to the environmental parameters. In the classification exercise, which was conducted independently by Deutsche WindGuard Consulting GmbH, Windcube achieved all three classifications, meaning it is now fully compliant with the standard.

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chiedam, Netherlands - June 18, 2018 – In order to service the emerging US offshore wind markets, GustoMSC and Barge Master join forces in the development of a motion-compensated feeder solution. This solution offers a flexible and cost-effective alternative for installing the first wave of US projects. Combining the strengths of both companies creates a strong and advanced technical organization with commercial representative offices in the United States, through which prospective clients will be served. GustoMSC and Barge Master adopted an integrated approach in order to comply with the Jones Act and overcome the operational restrictions of US ports. The motion-compensated platform BM-T700 will be placed on a US flagged offshore vessel or a seagoing barge in order to feed the wind turbine components fast and safely to the offshore installation site to be installed by a wind turbine installation jack-up. Barge Master introduced the BM-T700 platform in 2013 and it has proven itself in various projects. By compensating the motions of the vessel, the platform creates a stable lift-off base for a maximum weight of 700 tons in sea states up to Hs 2.5 meter and is Lloyds certified under the lifting appliances rules. As a result, the operations

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SeaRoc Group continues to support the expansion of offshore wind in South East Asia with the delivery of three separate consultancy projects across the region. Taiwan - SeaRoc facilitated and chaired a Design Risk Assessment workshop for the Formosa I Offshore Wind Farm. The workshop covered the full project scope, including all major sub-suppliers (Wind Turbines, Foundations, Installation and Electrical Balance of Plant). As a result, SeaRoc were able to supply a report and recommendations to the project. Japan – an industry trade association for wind power in Japan, contracted SeaRoc Group to produce a report in partnership with The Carbon Trust on the European experience of Construction and O&M for Offshore Windfarms. Korea - SeaRoc Group were commissioned by Hyundai Engineering & Steel Industries in South Korea to produce a report on the role of Marine Coordination and regulations governing offshore wind farm construction. This report included details of the infrastructure, equipment, systems, regulations, personnel and training requirements for carrying our safe and effective Marine Coordination. Steve Pears, SeaRoc Group Managing Director commented: “South East Asia is a growing market in terms of offshore wind, with a number of projects already in development and many more in planning. We are

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18 June 2018: Details of a novel three year project to enhance the energy assessment and revenue forecasting for the proposed Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm 15km off the Angus coast in the East of Scotland demonstrates significant benefits of adopting bespoke technology to gather data. A ZephIR wind Lidar system was installed on an existing lighthouse structure thanks to a custom-built solution developed by SgurrEnergy (now Wood). This innovative solution not only negated the need for an independent offshore structure but the Lidar also took a comprehensive data set at heights from its installed location up to the projected turbine height, required no servicing and reported no major faults for the duration of the project. The project was carried out in cooperation with the Northern Lighthouse Board. The ZephIR wind Lidar, attached to the world's oldest surviving sea-washed lighthouse at Bell Rock in Scotland, achieved up to 95% data availability and conducted measurements remotely at heights of more than 180m above the sea during the 3 years of detailed wind direction and wind velocity measurements. These data sets were taken to complement the wind data from an offshore met mast. At the end of the campaign the Lidar and supporting

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Utility orders 31 turbines with a total capacity of 95 MW Hamburg, 18 June 2018. The Nordex Group has won yet new orders from Spain. The company will supply a total of 31 turbines with a combined capacity of 95 megawatts. Nordex will begin with the installation of these wind farms starting in March 2019. Two of the wind farms will be built near Zaragoza, the third one near Cuenca. The investor for the wind farms is an international utility with whom Nordex has been in business for many years in a number of other markets. For all three projects, the energy company opted for the AW132/3300 and AW132/3000 series, which is among the best-selling turbines from the Nordex Group. They will be installed on towers ranging between 84 and 112.5 metres in height, depending on the location. The orders also comprises a service and maintenance contract for the parks for a duration of up to three years. Profile of the Nordex Group The Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 23 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of around EUR 3.1 billion in 2017. It currently has roughly 5,000 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the

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