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ZX Complex Flow Solver launched with ZephyScience expertise at the core Varel, 2021-01-07: With the introduction of a solution to allow the standalone use of wind lidar ZX 300 in complex terrain, Deutsche WindGuard has made a successful start to 2021. The new “ZX Complex Flow Solver” (ZX CFS) is the result of a joint development with the leading computational wind engineering organization ZephyScience, supported by lidar OEM ZX Lidars. Fully based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), ZX CFS identifies, quantifies and resolves the relative differences between lidar and cup anemometer measurements witnessed in complex terrain. “Deutsche WindGuard has been supporting lidar applications since 2004,” says Johannes Cordes, Wind and Data Analyst at Deutsche WindGuard’s Wind Resource Assessment team. “While stand-alone lidar measurements in flat terrain have already had a high acceptance in the past, we see the particular challenges of stand-alone measurements in complex terrain well addressed and appropriately treated with the ZX CFS application. The design and structure of this service provides the best available solution for bankable wind resource and energy yield assessment based on stand-alone lidar in complex terrain.” In complex, non-benign terrain, the assumption of homogeneous flow conditions within the measurement volume introduces differences between lidar and cup

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Northern Offshore Services A/S (N-O-S) is increasing its presence on the British west coast by providing Ørsted with multiple vessels. N-O-S will provide crew transfer support to Ørsted’s UK West Coast Hub through provision of 7 CTVs over the next three years. The first vessels will start in beginning of 2021 and will be accompanied by more vessels gradually until the summer. The N-O-S CTVs will operate on Walney, Walney Extension, West of Duddon Sands, Barrow, Burbo Bank and Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farms - using Ørsted’s Barrow and Liverpool operations sites as base ports. Howard Shields, Head of UK West Operations at Ørsted, said: “Our West coast offshore wind farms have a total capacity of more than 1.8GW and are an important source of clean, renewable electricity. We have an excellent operations team that ensures our offshore wind farms continue to operate efficiently and effectively. A reliable CTV service is a vital tool in maintaining our excellent operational performance track record.” “We are pleased to have been selected for this scope, and this award is based on many years of good cooperation between N-O-S and Ørsted. This long-term agreement will further strengthen our position and commitment in the UK market.” Says Fredrik

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Long-standing customer orders 33 N163/5.X turbines First turbines on tubular steel towers with a hub height of 159 metres Hamburg, 7 January 2021. At the end of December 2020, the Nordex Group received another order for N163/5.X turbines in the Delta4000 series. wpd placed an order with the Nordex Group for 33 turbines for the 188 MW "Karhunnevankangas" project in Finland. The order also includes a Premium Service contract covering a period of 15 years and an option to extend by a further five years. Installation and completion of the wind farm in the north of Ostrobothnia in western Finland is scheduled for 2022. The turbines will be supplied in a project-specific operating mode of 5.7 MW, resulting in a total output for the wind farm of 188 MW. For the first time the Nordex Group will be installing the turbines on tubular steel towers with a hub height of 159 metres. The height of the rotor blade tips of 240 metres means that the turbines reach higher wind strata with less turbulence at the site, which is located near the coast.

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The company will deliver 29 SG 3.4-132 wind turbines to state-owned utility Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP) for the Assela project The 100 MW wind farm will help power over 400,000 Ethiopian households The wind farm is set to be commissioned by Spring 2023, and will save more than 260,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year Siemens Gamesa has signed its first wind power project in Ethiopia with state-owned electricity company Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP), strengthening its leadership in Africa as the country begins to expand its green energy capacity to meet ambitious renewable targets. The 100 MW Assela wind farm will be located between the towns of Adama and Assela, approximately 150 km south of the capital, Addis Ababa, and will contribute to clean and affordable power for the country’s electricity grid. The country has set an ambitious target to supply 100% of its domestic energy demand through renewable energy by 2030. According to the African Development Bank, Ethiopia has abundant resources, particularly wind with a potential 10 GW of installation capacity and having installed 324 MW at present. “Siemens Gamesa is intent on expanding its leadership across Africa, and in turn help a growing transition to green energy across the continent. So,

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Contract to supply 10 SG 5.8-155 turbines to Swedish Independent Power Producer Rabbalshede Kraft The deal between the two companies also includes a 25-year service agreement for the closely located sites at Femstenaberg and Lursäng sites near Strömstad Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform continues to break ground in Sweden and globally onshore Siemens Gamesa has signed a 66 MW deal to supply Swedish wind energy supplier Rabbalshede Kraft with its Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, as the take up for this market-leading turbine gathers strength in the Nordic region. The contract is the first with Rabbalshede Kraft in 11 years, with a renewed collaboration now to supply one of the most competitive platforms in the onshore segment offering customers a low Levelized Cost of Energy. The deal will also cover a 25-year service agreement. The contract will see Siemens Gamesa install seven turbines at the Femstenaberg site, which will form landmarks along the E6 highway linking Gothenburg with Oslo. Three other turbines will be installed around 5-6 kilometers away at the Lursäng site. Installation is due to begin in the summer of 2022. “Sweden has been fast to embrace the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform, offering one of the most powerful turbines on the market.

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DNV GL’s vendors due diligence evaluated the operational portfolio of T-Solar in Spain and Italy with a total of forty-five existing photovoltaic projects totalling 173.8 MW of installed capacity and 1,287 MW of installed capacity in pipeline projects Due Diligence also included review of two Concentrated Solar Power Plants for clean energy storage Madrid, Spain, 23 December 2020 - DNV GL, the world's largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, carried out a vendor due diligence for T-Solar Global Operating Assets that was key for the company sale transaction. The review of the company’s operational and pipeline portfolio included sixty-nine assets and was prepared for potential investors. The whole scope took more than two months and around twelve experts to complete it. A total of forty-five existing photovoltaic projects totalling 173.8 MW of installed capacity and twenty-four projects under development combining a total of 1,287 MW of installed capacity in both countries was reviewed during the process. The successful completion of DNV GL’s analysis was a key step towards the company sale process. In addition to the PV plants, DNV GL experts evaluated two Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants with 55 MW of installed gross power capacity in Spain.

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São Vitor Wind Farm is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2022 and will consist of 75 SG 5.8-170 turbines, boasting one of the largest rotors on the onshore market Deal is largest ever for the Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform and for the company in Brazil, and includes a service and maintenance agreement Contract is with Essentia Energia, a Brazilian renewable energy platform of Patria Investments, leader in alternative asset management in Latin America, and the electricity generated will be sold to a leading utility in Brazil through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) Siemens Gamesa has signed a record order for its sector leading Siemens Gamesa 5.X platform in a 465 MW deal with leader in alternative asset management in Latin America, Patria Investments, to supply the São Vitor wind farm in the northeast of the country. The wind farm will be equipped with 75 Siemens Gamesa 5.8-170 turbines with OptimaFlex technology, operating at 6.2 MW. The wind farm, in the state of Bahia, is forecasted to be in operation by the end of 2022. Essentia Energia will provide the energy produced at the site to a major electricity provider in the country through a Power Purchase Agreement

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BVG Associates to analyse best-practice from other industries to help Scots supply chain Research commissioned by Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council A new report to help Scottish SMEs win business in the global offshore wind market has been commissioned by the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council. Its Supply Chain and Clusters group is working with BVG Associates on the study to help businesses which want to win work do so by reviewing how contracts are awarded in other sectors. Analysts will investigate best-practice in offshore wind as well as the oil and gas, aerospace and automotive industries and others to provide a blueprint for supply chain companies to get involved in the sector, which is to expand from 1GW today to more than 8GW by 2030. Stephen Thompson, Supply Chain and Clusters Lead for the Scottish Offshore Wind Energy Council (SOWEC), said: “Recognising that pre-qualification, accreditation and contractual terms can be a significant barrier to entry and success for many companies, BVG Associates will look at best practice in other sectors and at how to achieve standardised processes, as well as how to increase opportunities for Scottish companies to succeed more widely. “The results of this work will enable SOWEC to drive forward changes to the supply chain process

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Responding, Helen Melone, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said:  "We welcome the publication of the Scottish Government’s Hydrogen Assessment and Hydrogen Policy Statement and their recognition that green hydrogen produced from renewable energy is the future. "With 25% of Europe’s wind resource Scotland has the potential to become a global leader in green hydrogen, delivering 310,000 jobs and £25 billion of GVA by 2045. "The Scottish Government has committed to working in partnership with industry to maximise the economic and environmental benefits which hydrogen can deliver on the road to net-zero. Scotland’s renewable energy industry, and in particular its offshore and onshore wind sectors, look forward to delivering green hydrogen as part of the just energy transition we must make to tackle the carbon emissions which cause climate change."

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Keppel Shipyard delivers its fifth Ultra-Low Emission vessel to Jan De Nul The Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd., successfully delivered the 6,000 m3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger Ortelius to Jan De Nul Group. This vessel is an identical copy of the Ultra-Low Emission vessel Sanderus, in service since February 2020 and currently at work on the River Scheldt in Belgium. Ortelius is the fifth dredger delivered by Keppel O&M to Jan De Nul Group, following the delivery of three 3,500 m3 Trailing Suction Hoppers Dredgers (TSHD) and one 6,000 m3 TSHD, the Sanderus. All five are Ultra-Low Emission vessels (ULEv), equipped with a two-stage catalytic filter system. Built to the requirements of the EU Stage V and International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) Tier III regulations, Ortelius is diesel-electric driven and able to dredge to a maximum depth of 35 m. It features a shallow draught, is highly manoeuvrable, and suitable for working in confined areas. Mr Robby De Backer, Director of Newbuilding Department of Jan De Nul Group: "Ortelius, like all our new dredgers showcases the capabilities of dredging at the lowest levels of emissions to date. Our teams closely worked with the Keppel teams to overcome the challenges caused by COVID-19 and

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