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The independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik and the Danish project developer and operator European Energy A/S are expanding their cooperation in the area of onshore maintenance. The companies already have a number of existing agreements, and representatives of both companies signed an additional full maintenance contract for the Briesensee and Gaurettersheim wind farms on Wednesday at the Husum Wind trade fair. The agreement will run for ten years. The new full maintenance contract will come into effect in 2019 and includes all maintenance activities in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications, including repairs and replacement of large components and rotor blades, if necessary. Deutsche Windtechnik guarantees an energetic availability for the turbines of 97 percent. Long-term partnership with a view to the future The companies have cooperated for a long time already, and European Energy A/S is once again putting full confidence in Deutsche Windtechnik. "Based on our previous experience with Deutsche Windtechnik, we are very interested in further expanding our good cooperation," said Jan Hendrik Wunsch, technical manager for wind turbines at European Energy A/S. "Even though the exhibition halls had to be evacuated due to the storm with gale-force gusts, we were able to get together at the exhibition grounds on Wednesday and

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The world’s biggest wind industry meeting reflects wind energy success story WindEnergy Hamburg and WindEurope Conference to be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe site in 2018 GWS1 / Hamburg, 15 September 2017 / Wind energy has made its breakthrough – in the energy market, in technology development and cost reduction and in its geographical reach. Starting from a European base, wind energy has now become a global success story.  Over 70 non-European countries have highlighted wind energy in their national climate and energy plans, and more than 90 countries are now using wind turbines to generate power. The Global Wind Summit, to be held in Hamburg in 2018, reflects this breakthrough. Comprising (1) WindEnergy Hamburg, the world’s leading wind industry expo, and (2) the WindEurope Conference, the Global Wind Summit 2018 will be the biggest and most international meeting point for business, networking and information for the whole of the wind industry – onshore and offshore.  These two top-level meetings will be held in parallel at the Hamburg Messe exhibition site from 25-28 September 2018. The Global Wind Summit brings together decision makers from business and government to discuss the current market situation and explore future perspectives.  It showcases the latest technical

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HUSUM | 15 September 2017 – HUSUM Wind was once again the home of the wind industry for a week. Visitors and exhibitors discussed technical innovations and political conditions, made new contacts and filled their order books. They made a positive assessment of the exhibition week, which once again underscored the diversity and dynamics of the German market.  A total of around 700 exhibitors from Germany and 25 other countries came together in Husum. Despite the turbulent course of the fair, visitor figures remain stable compared with 2015. The appreciation shown by the foreign exhibitor and visitors who showed such interest in the know-how available in the German wind market was also very satisfying.  Many discussions emphasised the importance of reliable framework conditions and a clear commitment by the government to a growth course in the wind sector and a transition of the energy system to 100 per cent renewable energy. HUSUM Wind clearly showed that the wind industry is a motor for German industry that is highly relevant with regard to future-oriented jobs and Germany in general as an export nation. This year’s focus themes of sector coupling and offshore wind in particular rang in the next level of

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HUSUM | 14 September 2017 – After the forced break at HUSUM Wind yesterday afternoon, this morning the exhibitioners were able to present their innovations as usual and enter into discourse with colleagues and visitors. “We are pleased we were able to open all the exhibition halls again today. Our team having fixed all the damage last night, it looks almost as though nothing ever happened. The mood is excellent and the encouragement from the exhibitors has been a great motivation for us”, said Peter Becker, managing director of Messe Husum & Congress. Businesses, associations and politicians sit together at the same table in Husum and discuss the strengths and potentials of the wind industry in a relaxed atmosphere. Daniel Günther, Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein: “We want to use wind power more and better here in Schleswig-Holstein. Through sector coupling or better storage possibilities, for example. To this end we must create more opportunities in the EEG (Renewable Energy Sources Act).” Hans-Dieter Kettwig, Managing Director ENERCON: “As manufacturers we must bear in mind where the electricity we produce actually goes, and we have to work towards acceptance of wind energy at the same time. Instead of always higher and bigger, for every location we have to

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Hamburg, Didsbury, 14 September 2017. After installing and commissioning a total of 862 turbines in the UK and Ireland, the Nordex Group has now reached the 2 GW milestone of installed capacity in these two countries.   Just under 1.5 GW of this is in the UK as well as what is fast approaching 600MW installed in the Republic of Ireland.  An additional milestone of three quarters of a gigawatt installed throughout both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has also been reached.  At typical capacity factors, this represents enough power for 1.3 million homes, resulting in a market share of installed turbines of around 20% in the Republic of Ireland and around 10% in the UK. The Nordex Group installed its first turbines in the UK in 2001 and in Ireland in 2003.  “We have built a strong team locally with over 230 staff who work increasingly closely with our HQ team,” says Rich Furniss, Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.  “Our markets have special features:  high wind speeds; complex terrains; difficult site access for components; challenging planning conditions such as noise restrictions; demanding grid connection requirements; and high expectations on HSE management are standard.  Much of our business is

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The independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik and the energy supplier Vattenfall are expanding their cooperation in offshore maintenance: On the one hand, Vattenfall has extended the duration of its cooperation agreement with Deutsche Windtechnik in the area of maintenance for all steel structures at the offshore wind farm (OWF) DanTysk. On the other, the service provider is now also responsible for these important maintenance tasks at Vattenfall's second major offshore wind farm project, the OWF Sandbank, which went into operation in July 2017. The new contract includes inspection, maintenance and repair of all foundation structures (monopiles for the wind turbines and jacket structures for the offshore substations), the transition pieces, and the internal cabling for the wind farm, above as well as under water. There will be further collaboration during construction and production monitoring as well as in the areas of fault elimination work and switching operations. Proven, forward-looking partnership "Deutsche Windtechnik and Vattenfall have been cooperating successfully for three years on the DanTysk OWF," said Christof Huß, Head of Operations DanTysk/Sandbank at Vattenfall. "The trust relationship that has grown over time, our proven communication channels, working methods and structures, particularly in the areas of work preparation, logistics and project management, can now

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New 3.7M144 and 3.6M118 machines offer higher yields and increased performance Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, today launches its new products, the 3.7M144 EBC and 3.6M118 NES turbines, at the HUSUM Wind fair in Germany. The turbines are especially well suited for low and high wind sites respectively and are available for sale immediately. Both turbines feature the Senvion Next Electrical System (NES) to meet the grid requirements in all Senvion target markets. The 3.6M118 features an optimized rotor design for very high yields and is mounted on a steel tower with a standard hub height of 91 meters, with project specific hub heights also available. The 3.7M144 is designed to be one of the quietest systems in its class with its strengths at low wind speeds due to aerodynamically optimized blades and serrations at the blade edges. With a nominal output of 3,700 kilowatts and a larger rotor, the new turbine leads to a yearly energy yield 6.7% higher than its sister models. The Senvion 3.7M144 was first announced as the selected turbine to be used for a 429 MW project in Australia that Senvion signed a Partnership Agreement for in June 2017. Servet Sert, Chief Technology Officer

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Peter Morton of Wight Shipyard Co Ltd has bought a stake in Aluminium Marine Consultants (AMC) and takes his place on the board, securing the IOW boat build business well into the future. Commercial Director Mr Rob Stewart said: “We are looking forward to working together having been neighbours for some time. With a healthy order book, the future for AMC, the Isle of Wight and UK boat building looks very positive indeed.” He added that AMC will remain separate and continue to trade under the same name but will benefit from Wight Shipyards Co Ltd’s experience, backing and support going forward. Peter Morton added: “AMC has such a strong reputation in the industry. By combining forces, we feel that we are better placed to monopolise aluminium boatbuilding in Europe.” Wight Shipyard Co (WSC) is one of Europe's leading high-speed craft and aluminium builders. It specialises in High Speed Ferries, while its sister company Southampton Marine Services (SMS) provides yacht construction and restoration services. In 2016, WSC delivered a new 40-metre high speed passenger ferry for Red Funnel. Operating the Isle of Wight services between Southampton and Cowes, this was the first fast ferry to be built in Britain in 16 years. AMC meanwhile is renowned

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In addition to its focus on increasing internationalisation, the leading independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik will also be presenting its new brand identity at the trade fair Husum Wind 2017. The brand relaunch prominently features large-format photographs of Deutsche Windtechnik employees in their highly specialised working environments as well as the company's refreshed design, which includes a new trademark. The new brand identity is not associated with a strategic realignment of the company. Instead, it underlines the company's fundamental culture of renewal and makes it easier to recognise the brand in an international environment. "Since its inception, Deutsche Windtechnik has experienced steady growth. We began in Germany, expanded later into other European countries, and in early 2018, our company will be entering the North American market. We have always remained faithful to our beginnings. Despite increasing internationalisation, for example, our company is still called Deutsche Windtechnik. Admittedly, in some countries this can be a language challenge, but at the same time it is also a unique selling point and recognition feature," board member Matthias Brandt said. "We wanted to further strengthen our brand with an even more distinctive brand identity, precisely because we are active internationally. A certain amount of change

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DONG Energy has been awarded a contract to build its Hornsea Project Two offshore wind farm, at the lowest-ever price for offshore wind in the UK. At 57.50 £/MWh, the strike price for the Contract for Difference (CfD) is 50% lower than the previous round of CfD allocations just two years ago, demonstrating the rapid reduction in cost across the industry. With a massive capacity of 1,386 megawatts (MW), enough to power over 1.3 million UK homes, Hornsea Project Two will become the world’s biggest offshore wind farm, surpassing the giant 1,200MW Hornsea Project One which DONG Energy is currently constructing. Hornsea Project Two will be built 89 kilometres from the Yorkshire coast and is expected to be operational from 2022. Hornsea Project Two will contribute significantly to DONG Energy’s ambition of reaching a total offshore wind capacity of 11-12GW by 2025. Samuel Leupold, Executive Vice President and CEO of Wind Power at DONG Energy, said: “We’re delighted to be awarded a Contract for Difference for Hornsea Project Two, which is another important step towards fulfilling our vision of making offshore wind the most competitive form of electricity generation. “We have always promoted size as a key driver for cost. The ideal size of an

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