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Leer – 11th December 2018 – Seaway Offshore Cables (SOC), in combination with Subsea 7, has been awarded its first US offshore wind project by Ørsted Wind Power North America LLC who are constructing the project for Dominion Energy. This turnkey cable supply and cable installation contract for Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) Project marks the continued success of a global renewables strategy for Subsea 7 in the US. The multi-million-dollar contract will see SOC, and Subsea 7 operating out of the Gulf of Mexico, perform the turnkey supply and installation of inner array grid cables for the CVOW Project located approx. 43km off the east coast of the US. The CVOW Project includes the development of two, 6-megawatt wind turbines on monopile foundations, which will be connected to the existing onshore grid by submarine cables. In addition to the submarine cable installation works, SOC will also provide associated materials and services including the supply of the submarine composite cables, cable protection systems and related accessories as well as post-installation termination, trenching and testing services. The project engineering works will commence immediately. The marine installation works are scheduled for execution in 2020. Welcoming the start of a new era for the business unit in

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•   The company will supply 57 of its Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform turbines to the Kola wind farm •   Second contract for Siemens Gamesa in growing Russian market Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured a second order in Russia from Enel Russia, one of the country's independent power producers (IPP), for the supply of 201 MW of wind turbines. The scope of the agreement includes supply, installation and commissioning of 57 Siemens Gamesa 3.X platform turbines at the Kola wind farm, located in Murmansk region, Russia. The Kola wind farm is due to be commissioned in 2021. The contract includes full scope O&M (operation & maintenance) services during the first two years with an option to extend. This order is part of the preliminary agreement signed with Enel in 2017 for the supply of 291 MW to two wind farms in Russia. The first order, the Azovskaya project with 90 MW capacity, was announced by Siemens Gamesa in early October 2018. With the delivery of its proven wind turbines, Siemens Gamesa will contribute to Russia’s targets to develop local renewable energy resources reaching 3.3 GW of wind installed capacity by 2024 and to ramp up a local wind energy industry.

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Longest ever AC offshore wind export cable system now installed Total offshore cable length of 467km, around the same distance from London to Newcastle Manufacture and installation completed months ahead of schedule Construction is progressing well on what will become the world’s largest offshore wind farm, as Ørsted announces the completion of export cable installation at Hornsea One months ahead of schedule. With offshore export cables totalling 467km, around the same distance as London to Newcastle, plus an onshore cable route of 38km connecting each of the three strings to the national grid, it is the longest AC offshore wind export cable system ever to have been installed. When fully operational in 2020, Hornsea One’s 174 turbines will generate enough clean electricity for well over one million homes. The electricity generated by the turbines 120km out at sea will pass through one of three offshore substations, before being carried by three high voltage subsea export cables (245kV), via the reactive compensation station, to shore. Duncan Clark, Programme Director for Hornsea Projects One and Two, said: “This record-breaking project is a step up in scale from the offshore wind farms we have today. It will be the first offshore wind farm in the world

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Focus on cutting carbon from heat and transport – and build on success of electricity sector, Scottish Renewables says Wave and tidal energy also prioritised in Draft Budget submission Scottish Renewables has called on the Scottish Government to back renewable energy in its Draft Budget, which is expected to be announced tomorrow (December 12). The industry body has submitted an extensive package of measures to Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work Derek Mackay designed to support Scotland’s successful renewable energy industry as it continues to “deliver the economic benefits of tackling climate change”. The submission asks that the Scottish Government use its Draft Budget to: Support the transition to a low-carbon economy through investing in the decarbonisation of Scotland’s heating sector Invest in developing innovative technologies which play to Scotland’s strengths – for example our world-leading tidal and wave energy sectors Work to meet local energy ambitions through creating an environment in which small-scale renewables can thrive Optimise Scotland’s tax and fees systems to ensure that Scotland’s diverse renewable energy businesses and capacity can continue to grow Ensure adequate resourcing across all levels of Government to enable efficient processes, support local, low-carbon energy development and ensure that the ambitions contained in the

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Three innovative 20 meter long rotor blades that were developed within the context of the SmartBlades2 project will be assessed under natural weather and wind conditions in Boulder, Colorado (USA), over the next four months. For this purpose, the rotor blades, which were designed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy Systems (IWES) and built by the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), have been successfully installed in the United States at the Department of Energy's National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Among others, the field campaign aims to clarify how well the rotor blades – designed with bend-twist coupling – are able to effectively dampen peak loads during strongly variable wind speeds. The results will serve as a basis for the further development of smart rotor blades. The SmartBlades2 project is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and is being carried out by the Research Alliance Wind Energy, with its partners DLR, Fraunhofer IWES and ForWind, in collaboration with industry partners from GE, Henkel, Nordex Acciona, SSB Wind Systems, Suzlon, Senvion and WRD Wobben Research and Development. Longer service life, greater yield Rotor blades equipped with

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As wind turbine design advances and existing fleets age, there is a case to be made for implementing system upgrades, but how do you know if it is worth the initial investment? VANCOUVER, BC: Clir Renewables has released a new software feature to support the validation of turbine upgrades. Whether it is a software or hardware upgrade validation needn't only be theoretical. As the design of wind turbines advances reviewing the performance of the existing fleet can highlight areas where improvements can be made by upgrading the current hardware or software. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and third-party companies are regularly offering owners ways to improve the performance of current turbines. These upgrades can be physical changes to the turbine like aerodynamic enhancements such as vortex generators, gurney flap or leading edge tape. Software-based changes could include new blade pitching algorithms, improved yaw control or increased cut-out and re cut-in wind speeds. Loads on turbine components may be increased, depending on the nature of the upgrade. The benefit of increased Annual Energy Production (AEP) should be carefully weighed against the implications of increased loading. As owners know, no two sites are the same so how can they be sure investing in these upgrades will increase AEP? By

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Co-op Energy taps into knowledge base from world’s largest technical energy advisor Bristol, UK – 10 December 2018 – DNV GL today announced that it has partnered with Co-op Energy to provide advanced forecasting of renewable energy assets to more than 50 community energy projects across the UK. The partnership allows Co-op Energy to take advantage of DNV GL’s deep knowledge and expertise for gigawatt scale renewable energy projects, to provide accurate forecasting services for its fast-growing portfolio of Power Purchase Agreements. By enabling knowledge transfer from large scale global renewables ventures to community projects, DNV GL can ensure that Co-op Energy’s projects benefit from accurate forecasting to enable the company to provide the most efficient service to its customers, take on more sites and offer fairer prices. DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook report forecasts that the world will experience a surge in global electricity production, with renewable sources powering an estimated 80% of global electricity production in 2050. As electricity demand increases, the ongoing growth of decentralised renewable energy generation, such as community projects, will be vital and matching supply and demand through accurate forecasting will become critical. Community energy projects have an emphasis on local engagement and focus on collective action to

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Leading ROV and hydrographic survey company, Rovco, has been awarded further funding to develop the next stage of its integrated live 3D vision and artificial intelligence (AI) survey technology. This brings the combined total in technology grants for the UK subsea services company to £1.46 million. The funding has been awarded by Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency. The next stage, AUV3D Phase 2 continues from the successful Phase 1 project and trials proving the technology at the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s test centre. In collaboration with ORE Catapult and ScottishPower Renewables, the funding will support additional research into the cutting-edge 3D vision technology by applying machine learning and AI based analysis to 3D survey and cable burial data. During the 18-month project, Rovco aims to achieve live transmission of 3D subsea models to shore. As the project progresses Rovco will also commercialise its proven technology, bringing pioneering subsea survey technology to market in live 3D computer vision. Rovco predicts the integrated technology, which utilises advanced computer vision and AI systems with ROV platforms, could transform the way offshore inspections are carried out and reduce costs by millions each year. Brian Allen, Rovco chief executive and founder, said: “We are excited to be partnering

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•   Moray East project has a capacity of 950 MW representing Siemens’ largest UK grid access project to date •   Siemens to deliver onshore substation and three offshore transformer modules (OTM®) •   After commissioning Moray East will provide enough clean energy to power almost one million UK homes Siemens has been awarded an order to connect the Moray East offshore wind farm to the grid. Moray East is being developed by a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables, a subsidiary of the Portuguese utility Energias de Portugal, ENGIE, a global energy and services group based in Paris, and Diamond Generation Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. The Siemens’ scope of supply covers all necessary components, such as the offshore transformer modules (OTM®) which transform the output of the wind turbines from 66 kilovolts (kV) to the transmission voltage of 220 kV, as well as the onshore station which transforms the electricity into 275 kV for feeding it into the national transmission grid. This project will be the 11th offshore wind farm to be connected to the mainland by Siemens in the UK. Moreover, Moray East marks the largest offshore grid connection in terms of transmission capacity and order entry Siemens has delivered or been

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Scotland’s world-leading tidal energy sector and Dundee’s new V&A museum are among winners Project which brought 24-7 power to Fair Isle also honoured A tidal turbine which smashed power generation records in 2018 has been handed a top award by Scotland’s renewable energy industry. The Scottish Green Energy Awards, which took place in Edinburgh tonight (December 6), saw winners in 11 categories receive trophies recognising their work in the sector, which employs 16,000 people. Orbital Marine Power’s pioneering SR2000 tidal turbine scooped the Best Innovation Award after generating more power in one year than had been produced by Scotland’s entire wave and tidal energy sector in the 12 years prior to its launch. GI Energy and Dundee City Council took home the Carbon Reduction Award for the innovative design and installation of a 100% low-carbon heating and cooling system at the V&A Dundee - a first in the UK. Last night’s winners were selected by a panel of 12 judges from a shortlist of 51. Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “This year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards once again showcase the incredible innovation, commitment and passion of those working within our industry. “They are continuing to push the boundaries of innovation, with the many pioneering projects

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