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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has provided technical due diligence on behalf of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) for a trio of Nordic wind projects.  GIG has reached financial close on the portfolio of onshore wind farms: 43 MW Hornamossen wind farm located in Sweden’s Jönköping municipality 47 MW Tysvaer wind farm in Rogaland county, south western Norway 79.8 MW Buheii wind farm in Kvinesdal, southern Norway   The two Norwegian projects will provide Eramet Norway’s Norwegian smelters with predictably priced power throughout an 18-year power purchase agreement. Neil Marshall, Senior Project Manager at Natural Power, said: “We are delighted to have been able to support GIG, and the lenders, on another landmark transaction in the Nordic region. This represents the third major transaction where we have worked with GIG. Through our review of the projects, we were able to help identify  and mitigate the unique challenges which accompany the construction and operation of wind projects in this region, including climatic conditions, site topography and planning constraints. We were also able to help identify the benefits that can be realised in energy yield predictions by considering the projects as a portfolio, rather than individual sites.”  Now that the financing has been completed,

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Siemens Gamesa secures a 30-year, full-scope contract to service Senvion turbines at the Murra Warra wind farm in Victoria, Australia. This second agreement adds 226 MW to the company’s existing 135-MW Senvion service fleet in Australia, making Siemens Gamesa the largest Senvion service provider in Asia Pacific. Company’s knowhow of Senvion technology ensures performance continuity of Senvion’s most advanced onshore turbines powered at 3.7 MW with a 144-meter rotor. Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured a landmark 30-year contract to provide full-scope operation and maintenance services for the 226-MW Murra Warra wind farm, consisting of 61 Senvion turbines in Victoria, Australia. The project features Senvion’s most advanced onshore turbines powered at 3.7 MW with a 144-meter rotor, generating enough electricity to meet the demands of 420,000 Victorian households. As the first OEM to operate the wind farm, Siemens Gamesa has assumed responsibilities for servicing both the wind turbines and the electrical balance of the plant for a term of 30 years, which will ensure turbine performance and maximize the operational lifetime of the assets. The agreement marks the second order Siemens Gamesa has secured to service Senvion turbines in Australia, following the first to provide 20-year, full-scope operation and maintenance services at

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Shortly after the first pin piles were transported to Taiwan, Jan De Nul Group now announces that the first jacket foundations for the Taiwan Power Company Offshore Windfarm Phase 1 Project – Demonstration are ready to leave the South Korean fabrication yard of Samkang. Jan De Nul Group will transport 21 four-legged jackets from South Korea to the Taiwan offshore site in the coming weeks. The jackets will be shipped in five batches of three to five units on a self-propelled semi-submersible transport vessel. For this overseas transport, Jan De Nul Group has signed a contract with Taiwan based Hung Hua Construction Co., Ltd. During the load-out operations at the yard of Samkang, the crew on board of the transport vessel remains isolated from all activities near and on shore in order to avoid all risk of contamination with COVID-19. Jackets of up to 62 metres high The 21 jackets for the TPC Offshore Windfarm measure between 55 m and 62 m in overall length. The heaviest unit weighs approximately 1,100 tonnes, and the combined total weight is approximately 22,000 tonnes. The jackets include a 7.2 m high Transition Piece (TP) with a diameter of 5.4 m to support towers carrying the 5.2MW turbines. Each

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SeaMade is very pleased to announce that the export cable connections of the Seastar and Mermaid offshore wind farm to the Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) have been successfully tested and energized. As soon as the wind turbines and infield cables are getting installed, green energy will be provided to our Belgian households through these established connections with the shore grid. The consortium of DEME OFFSHORE and HELLENIC CABLES S.A. signed the contract for the design, supply, installation and commissioning works of the submarine high voltage cables for SeaMade’s combined project end of November 2018. Mathias Verkest – CEO : “Another important milestone for the SeaMade offshore wind farm as this is an essential step towards the actual production of green energy. A big thank you to the Otary team, all subcontractors and partners working extremely hard during these testing times whilst adhering to the highest health and safety standards. By the end of 2020, SeaMade will be operational with a capacity of 487 megawatts providing 485.000 households of green energy. I am very proud about the fact that SeaMade contributes significantly to Belgium’s binding goal of having 13% of our energy produced out of renewable energy sources by 2020. Half of this renewable energy production will come

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- Specialist CTV numbers unable to keep up with demands of maturing offshore wind market -  Project owners increasingly relying on vessel data to assess CTV “must haves” and design make up of fleets for site conditions  Bristol, 20th May 2020 – As the offshore wind market matures, project owners are faced with the reality that crew transfer vessel (CTV) operators are finding it increasingly challenging to match demand for vessel designs that perfectly meet the logistical challenges of each site.  That is, at least, according to Reygar Ltd., the leading provider of innovative remote monitoring and reporting platforms to the offshore wind industry. Guaranteeing maximum ‘time-on-turbine’ for technicians involves matching the challenges of servicing each asset site – inclusive of port depth, weather, sea conditions, and routing - to the vessel which performs best in those environments. Chartering a fleet that is well-matched to a specific project ensures that construction stays on track and operational assets are serviced quickly and efficiently – in contrast, the wrong vessel choice can result in reduced turbine access, excess fuel burn or technicians arriving at the site unwell and unfit to work. However, the recent uptick in permitting and increase in development of projects sited to

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North Shields based manufacturer, Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) recently handed over a purpose built pre lay plough to marine service providers Boskalis, for use at Ørsted’s offshore wind farm Hornsea Two. The multi-functional pre lay plough will be used by Ørsted contractor, Boskalis to install 380km of export cables which will ultimately connect Hornsea Two’s offshore substation to the site’s onshore substation in Killingholme, Lincolnshire. Once complete, Hornsea Two will host an array of 165 wind turbines, each standing over 190m above sea level. The wind farm, which will become the world’s largest generating 1.4GW, will be able to power well over 1.3 million homes in the UK with clean electricity. The pre lay plough, named Megalodon by Boskalis, was manufactured on the north bank of the Tyne by SMD who employ over 240 people, and will benefit from features such as an active steering, multi modes, specialized share design and remote-control access. Paul Davison, Managing Director of SMD said: “This is our third pre-lay plough delivered to date. Together with the Boskalis Innovation team we have developed innovations for this plough which reduce seabed impact and reduce vessel fuel consumption whilst burying to protect the crucial offshore wind infrastructure that is the

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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, has appointed Rick Campbell as Head of Offshore to lead the development of the offshore business and explore new opportunities both within the UK and internationally. He is joined by Erlend Christiansen as Offshore Consents Lead in Ireland. Stephen Trotter, Managing Director at Natural Power, added: “Offshore wind plays a crucial role in achieving renewable energy targets, and will enable many European countries to continue decarbonising their power infrastructure in a cost-effective way. We are supporting clients with wind projects throughout Europe and so must ensure our team reflects this opportunity. We are delighted to welcome Rick and Erlend on board. Their skills and experience undoubtedly complement our existing offering, and ensures we are in a strong position to support the anticipated growth.” Having worked in renewable energy since 2006, Rick joins from Scottish Power Renewables and has been involved in offshore wind for more than ten years. He has experience of working across all stages of offshore windfarm consent activities from site identification to post-consent compliance, with a particular focus on stakeholder engagement. He has worked in a number of roles on the East Anglia offshore windfarm projects, one of the largest

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SG 14-222 DD offshore wind turbine released with nameplate capacity of 14 MW; can reach 15 MW with Power Boost 222-meter rotor diameter uses massive 108-meter long B108 blades Lifetime avoidance of approx. 1.4 million tons of CO2 emissions per machine compared to coal-fired power generation +25% Annual Energy Production increase vs. predecessor machine Light 500-ton nacelle weight enables optimized substructure at lower cost Prototype ready in 2021; commercially available in 2024 The winds of change have never been stronger, especially when it comes to meeting the world’s needs for clean, renewable energy. Siemens Gamesa’s new SG 14-222 DD offshore Direct Drive wind turbine now sees the light of day as a part of the solution. With an unprecedented 14-megawatt (MW) capacity - reaching up to 15 MW using the company’s Power Boost function, a 222-meter diameter rotor, 108-meter long blades, and an astounding 39,000 m2 swept area, the newest Siemens Gamesa wind turbine stands tall in a world currently undergoing enormous upheaval. "We’ve gone bigger for the better,” states Markus Tacke, CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, who continues: “Safely and sustainably providing clean energy for our customers and society-at-large is at the core of all we do. The new SG

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Hamburg, 18 May 2020. The Nordex Group will be the supplier for Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm in the UK. The 240 MW South Kyle wind farm in Scotland will consist of 50 N133/4.8 strong-wind turbines, and the Group will maintain the machines on the basis of a Premium Service Contract with a term of 10 years. The Nordex Group booked the contract for this project in the first quarter of 2020, and the company’s regular customer Vattenfall has now given the green light for the construction of the wind farm. The South Kyle Wind Farm will be built on land largely utilised for commercial forestry. Located 5km to the east of Dalmellington and between East Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway. The Nordex Group will install the 50 turbines on tubular steel towers, with a blade tip height of 149.5 metres. “Vattenfall is a very important partner for our activities in Europe. We are pleased to equip South Kyle with the strong-wind N133/4.8 turbine from the Delta4000 series. Our highly efficient technology is particularly important to maximise electricity production," says Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group.

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Siemens Gamesa to expand nacelle assembly facility in Taichung with hub and backend assembly, subject to Hai Long 2’s Industrial Relevance Proposal approval Production scope significantly broadened, transition to future turbine technologies in the Asia Pacific region supported Four conditional supplier contracts also signed for localized nacelle components to be fed directly to Siemens Gamesa’s Taichung factory Suppliers will create two new production plants and two new production lines for nacelle components, combining with Siemens Gamesa’s footprint into an export-ready industrial complex in Taiwan Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy plans to expand its nacelle assembly facility in Taichung to form a regional offshore wind nacelle industrial hub together with Taiwan-based suppliers. The first project to be supported by the broader manufacturing plant will be the 300 MW Hai Long 2 project. The expansion is subject to certain conditions including Hai Long 2’s Industrial Relevance Proposal (IRP) being approved by the Taiwanese authorities, and final investment decision by the project partners. Siemens Gamesa was named as preferred supplier for the offshore wind turbines in November 2019. The facility is currently under construction and will start production in 2021 to deliver nacelles to Orsted’s Greater Changhua 1&2a offshore wind power project. Once the nacelle assembly

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