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Titan Technologies Corporation has ordered two Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR measuring buoys for the surveying of the Zhangpu and Changle off- shore wind farms planned for off the coast of China's Fujian province. This will be the first time a floating LiDAR system will be used for off- shore wind measurements in China. The buoys will be used to precisely measure the wind conditions in the designated locations so as to allow precise calculation of the wind farm’s electricity yield. The projected wind farms are owned by the China Three Gorges Corporation (CTG). Many business hubs are located close to the coast in China: This, coupled with the state’s expansion targets, is stimulating the constant growth of the off- shore wind energy sector in China. CTG received the contract to build two wind farms with a capacity of 4 GW altogether and wants to obtain precise measurements of the conditions on-site using Fraunhofer IWES LiDAR buoy technology. Titan Technologies Corporation has been engaged by CTG to per- form the measurements. The company will also be completing the installation work, servicing, and data evaluation.

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Primary school pupils across England and Wales will benefit from a new teaching initiative that aims to encourage youngsters to take an interest in science and the natural world around them. Subsea Channel is a set of resources that aim to capture the interest and imagination of primary pupils in science subjects, supporting teachers to deliver the science curriculum in a way that makes it relevant and accessible to more young people. Developed by industry body Subsea UK, in partnership with teachers from North Tyneside Learning Trust (NTLT) Subsea Channel will be available to access by teachers across England and Wales from today (Wednesday 12th July). Aligned to the National Curriculum, this addition to the Subsea Channel suite of resources will provide teachers with lesson plans and videos that bring to life the real-life applications of the scientific principles they teach. The resource is made up of five topics: Marine Biology, Surveying the Seabed, Vessels, Diving, ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) and Robotics. The lesson plans have been developed to enable teachers to deliver the lessons in sequence, as a scheme of work or as individual programmes. Each come with teaching notes, information sheets and videos. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK said: “The industry’s

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Hamburg, 12 July 2017. In June 2017, Nordex has received further orders for 72 MW from Turkey. The customer Pakmem Elektrik ordered a total of 16 N131/3600 turbines for the "Cerit" project, to be delivered by the wind turbine manufacturer as of spring 2018. Pakmem Elektrik has also signed a Premium Service Agreement covering a period of fifteen years. Furthermore, Nordex is extending its customer base in Turkey and will be supplying Sur Enerji, a subsidiary of Sur Group, with four N117/3600 turbines for the "Kurtini" project as of October 2017. This Turkish firm has also signed a Premium Service Agreement for a period of ten years. The 57.6 megawatt "Cerit" wind farm for Pakmem Elektrik is the first one in Turkey to use the N131/3600 and is located in the province of Caglayancerit, 36 kilometres to the north of Kahramanmaras in the south-east of Anatolia. The manufacturer will install the turbines on 84 metre tubular steel towers on two adjoining ridges with altitudes of 1510 and 1865 metres, respectively. The average annual wind speed at the site is 6.6 m/s, for which the N131/3600 is designed. After completion in autumn 2018, the wind farm will provide an annual yield of

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The ribbon is cut to open the new Bergama, Turkey plant on July 11, 2017. Facility in Bergama to operate with 450 skilled employees Up to 80-meter rotor blades produced in Turkey for regional wind farms Bergama, Turkey - July 11, 2017 - LM Wind Power, a GE Renewable Energy business and leading designer and manufacturer of wind turbine blades, announced today that it has begun production at a new factory in Bergama, Turkey. The facility, which is located in Bergama Organized Industrial Zone (BOSBI), is expected to manufacture and distribute an annual capacity of 500 megawatts (MW) with the capability to expand to 1.5 gigawatts (GW). The Bergama facility is the first new blade manufacturing site of LM Wind Power since it became a GE Renewable Energy business earlier this year. It represents a $50 million commitment to Turkey and will create up to 450 additional skilled technical jobs for the region, which range from manufacturing operations, to technical engineering, services, administration and ancillary support. Of the current 287-employee workforce, 24 percent are female. Blade manufacturing requires a highly technical workforce and comprehensive training is a key component of ramping up a new LM Wind Power plant. The company inaugurated its Center

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A new UK-based company which aims to address the immediate and long-term skills needs of the global marine energy sector, has launched today (Monday 10th July). Headquartered in Cornwall, south-west England, UTM Consultants Ltd will leverage its extensive network together with its industry experience to source and supply the manpower solutions required to deliver complex ROV, survey, inspection, repair and maintenance projects to the oil and gas, renewable, hydrographic, marine, power and telecommunications sectors. Founded by managing director, Richard Tozer and operations director, Alex Meeks, the privately funded company will specialise in the acquisition and deployment of highly qualified and accomplished professionals from a range of technical and engineering disciplines. Prior to setting up UTM, Richard ran leading marine recruitment services company, GOSS Consultants before selling the business in 2013. Alex has extensive experience in sourcing personnel for the offshore sector, having previously led the survey division of an international survey and ROV recruitment firm. Richard commented: “With over 30 years combined experience in matching industry professionals with organisations seeking a specific skills set, we understand the challenges faced by companies and contractors alike. “The future of the industry relies on having the best people in the right jobs. Too many of today’s supply agencies are concentrating on the number of hires as opposed to the quality. Often recruiters fail to meet an employer’s exact role requirements as they don’t have the tools or the knowledge to match key competencies with high level labour demands. “By concentrating exclusively on very niche industry disciplines,

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DONG Energy are delighted to announce their plans for a new £75,000 Skills Fund. This forms part of the company’s £465,000 East Coast Community Fund annual commitment announced earlier in December last year. £55,000 will be available through an open application process to experienced organisations that can develop and deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related training or education courses, a one-off event, or a programme of targeted events. The full £55,000 may be awarded to one organisation, or split between a number of groups that apply. The minimum grant organisations can apply for is £10,000, and the closing date for applications is 14 September. A further £20,000 will be targeted at four colleges within the Fund’s coastal area of benefit, and will be used to help finance local students who are unable to access traditional funding streams for support. Natasha Nanuck, DONG Energy’s Stakeholder Advisor said “We are really pleased to launch the Skills Fund which will commit £75,000 each year for 20 years to help to improve local skills and employment opportunities. This is just part of DONG Energy’s £9.3 million investment for community and environmental projects in coastal areas of Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and North Norfolk over the next two

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Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth demonstrating innovative motion compensated gangway for the offshore industry Barge Master and Bosch Rexroth have jointly introduced an impressive new mo- tion compensated gangway to the offshore wind market. After numerous sim- ulations and virtual tests, the first actually manufactured gangway is currently being tested onshore at the Bosch Rexroth facilities in Boxtel, the Netherlands. At June 21st this location was transformed into a presentation area, where the visitors were informed about the partnership between the two companies, and allowed to have a close look at the complex technology on the demonstrated gangway. Soon, the gangway will be installed on the offshore support vessel VOS Start of fleet operator Vroon. This ship –with the state-of-the-art gangway- will be used to transport technical personal to offshore wind turbines.

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Friday, July 7, 2017 — Today, DONG Energy and Siemens signed an agreement with Belgian GeoSea stating that GeoSea will acquire the full ownership of A2SEA. A2SEA will continue to operate out of Denmark with offshore wind turbine service and installation.  DONG Energy and Siemens have been owners of A2SEA since 2009, when both companies needed to consolidate their position in the offshore wind market. However, owning A2SEA is no longer within the scope of their core businesses and therefore the divestment came naturally. The Belgian company GeoSea operates within complex marine engineering projects and is owned by DEME Group, a world leader in highly specialised fields of dredging, marine engineering and environmental remediation. Thomas Dalsgaard, Executive Vice President in DONG Energy and Chairman of A2SEA, says: "I'm pleased that we've now found a new owner of A2SEA. A2SEA is a pioneer in the industry and one of the leading players in the market for offshore wind turbine installation. Owning an offshore wind turbine installation company, however, isn't within the scope of our core business and we've therefore been looking for a new owner." Thomas Dalsgaard continues: "With the new owner, I feel confident that A2SEA will be in very good hands. GeoSea is in

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Voltalia (Euronext Paris, ISIN code: FR0011995588), an international player in renewable energies, today announces the start of construction works at the French solar power plants of Canadel (10.4 MW) and Castellet 2 (3.8 MW) located in the southern-France region of Var. Awarded during the CRE III tender in December 20151, these projects are both located in the sunniest region of France. The Canadel plant will be located in Brignoles and the second plant, called Castellet II, will be adjacent to the first plant of the same name commissioned by Voltalia in July 2013, following the CRE I call for tender (2012). Each benefitting from a 20-year power sale agreement, the plants should be commissioned by year-end 2017, in accordance with the terms of the call for tender. Voltalia has chosen to equip these sites with SunPower high performance E-Series solar panels which are among the most efficient on the market. SunPower, a majority-owned subsidiary of Total SA, will produce the majority of the solar panels in its French facilities. Following the announcement in January of the construction of a solar plant in addition to the current hydro and thermal infrastructures at Oiapoque (Brazil), the installation of a second plant at the Castellet site in

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Jan De Nul Group’s offshore jack-up vessel Vole au vent installed the very last blade of the last wind turbine at the Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland. “The installation team did a fantastic safe and efficient job. We installed all ten 4.2 MW turbines within the contractual time frame” says Peter De Pooter, Manager Offshore Renewables at Jan De Nul Group. The first phase of the construction of the wind farm was completed already in 2016. The second phase started in April 2017 and was, thus, successfully completed. The Vole au vent will soon demobilize and start preparations for her next project in Blyth (UK).  Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm in Finland In 2016, wind power producer Suomen Hyötytuuli Oy chose Jan De Nul NV, member of Jan De Nul Group, as the main contractor of marine construction for the new offshore wind farm in Tahkoluoto, Finland. The construction of the wind farm started in April 2016 with seabed preparations for the foundation and cable installation. The works resumed in April 2017. The Vole au vent successfully completed the installation of the 10 gravity based foundations early June. The Tahkoluoto offshore wind farm was constructed by five international suppliers: Siemens, Technip, ABB, Prysmian, and

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