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UPPSALA, Sweden (Mar, 1. 2019) – Marine Jet Power (MJP) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new sales office for Asia Pacific (APAC), headquartered in Perth Henderson, Western Australia.   In a celebration last week, company CEO Magnus Sörenson, CFO Erling Tomasson and EVP of Sales and Marketing Damian O’Toole, attended the opening of MJP’s new office, located in the Australian Marine Complex overlooking Jervis Bay. Co-located with IKAD Engineering, the new MJP APAC headquarters is ideally situated in the Henderson Industrial area of Perth Western Australia, offering close proximity to a number of shipyards and fleet operators in the area.   “Our commitment to the region is firm,” said MJP CEO, Magnus Sörenson. “Opening an office in Western Australia in addition to our existing office in South Korea will further strengthen our service capabilities in the fast-growing APAC market.”   The new office, led by Regional Director Paul Hague, will offer customers in-region support, from parts fulfilment to a local phone service for builders and operators in Australia and Southeast Asia.     “We are extremely pleased for the opportunity to be working with IKAD Engineering, their dedicated marine repair facility is well suited for the needs of MJP as we continue to grow in the

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Friday, March 1, 2019 — SABCA, a leading tier 1 aerospace industry supplier and DEME Offshore, a worldwide leader in solutions and services for the offshore energy market, have entered into a partnership for the development and deployment of Unmanned Vehicles to perform surveillance and inspection works in the offshore industry Complementing each other’s core experience and know-how, both companies are convinced that these innovative, advanced technologies have a game-changing potential to increase health and safety of their employees, lower the impact on the environment in the O&M phase of a project, and reduce the overall costs of these operations. Moreover, in the future, it is expected that unmanned vehicles will continue to contribute significantly to lower the Levelized Cost of Energy. “The DEME/SABCA partnership is a powerful combination, which is perfectly in line with our permanent search for strong technology partners. DEME’s understanding of marine technology and engineering expertise is uniquely complementary to SABCA’s drone developments for industrial applications in accordance with the highest safety and security aerospace standards. We believe this partnership helps to generate leading technology products and services for the offshore industry”, said Thibauld Jongen, CEO of the SABCA Group. “We work closely with our renewable energy customers to offer reliable and

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Fraunhofer´s test bench for rotor blade bearings of up to 6.5 meters in diameter has been successfully commissioned at the institute’s Hamburg facility, paving the way for automated continuous operation. Manufacturers and operators stand to benefit, as the accelerated tests – simulating 20 years of service in six months of testing – will enable them to increase the reliability of large rolling bearings and develop new calculation methods and designs. What’s more, a bearing can be validated on the test bench long before it is installed in a wind turbine, something never before possible in this manner. The aim is to lower development costs and reduce yield loss in order to make it more economical to operate wind turbines up to 10 MW. The noise of the seven hydraulic cylinders responsible for dynamic load application gives an impression of the force they transmit to the bearing. In laboratory testing they simulate rotor blade movement and rotor rotation during wind turbine operation, with all the load cycles that represent such an immense load on the rolling bearing. The cycle time of the main controller is one millisecond: the speed at which the human nervous system transmits signals. The commissioning phase was an

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Osbit Limited, the offshore technology and engineering company, has secured a contract with Global Marine Group to supply an advanced multi-function pre-lay and backfill subsea plough. The plough, named Scion 240, represents the fourth major trenching system contract Osbit has secured in two years and will deliver a step-change in ploughing technology. The Scion 240 reduces the cost of offshore wind by minimising the operational risk and the time required to install subsea cables. The system offers unrivalled single pass capability delivering boulder clearance and pre-trenching up to 1.7m in a single run, leaving a boulder cleared swathe and a ‘backfill-ready’ open trench with segregated spoil. The system is fully subsea adjustable and features an extensive surveillance suite for accurate route tracking and effective trenching. This extensive functionality is provided through Osbit’s class-leading control technology, which consists of an open source modular system incorporating Osbit Integrated Logistics Support (OILS) asset monitoring, packaged in an ergonomic control cabin. The Scion 240 can also be reconfigured into backfill mode, which uses the same control and surveillance suite to monitor the cable and trench profile, enabling reliable backfilling whilst ensuring the safety of the cable at all times. Osbit has an extensive track record in the design, build

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ALE has used their offshore engineering expertise to complete their full scope of work on one of the biggest offshore wind farms in the world, Ørsted’s Hornsea Project One. As well as deploying new and innovative equipment for the first time, ALE has been able to utilise the experience of their Conbit operation for the project’s structural engineering to provide a cost-efficient and safer solution for the project. ALE was contracted by GeoSea to provide the specialist offshore engineering alongside the marine transportation, sea-fastening, load-out and ballasting of over 100 transition pieces (TPs) in the UK. ALE’s scope on the project began with the load-out of the TPs, each weighing 337t and measuring 25m high, from the fabrication yard onto the barge. Conbit provided the engineering for cost-effective storage and SPMT stability during the ALE transport operations at the yard. For the structural engineering, the Conbit team performed the structural integrity and sea fastening calculations of the grillages on the barge deck of the SARAH S barge. Once on the barge, the TPs were transported on the River Tees to the discharge berth. The project was the inaugural job for ALE’s innovative SARAH S barge. It is 3m narrower than most North Sea barges,

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Asahikawa, Japan and Zug, Switzerland – January 17, 2019: Hokutaku Ltd. and Romo Wind AG announced their exclusive partnership for the distribution of iSpin technology based products and services in Japan. Hokutaku Ltd. will provide Romo Wind’s product and service portfolio to the Japanese market and will support the full life cycle from the distribution, installation, commissioning, and maintenance to measurements and analysis of iSpin measurement data. With its advanced and accurate wind measurement capabilities including turbulence intensity, yaw misalignment and inflow angle measurements, in addition to wind speed and direction, the iSpin equipment is an enabler for load calculations and assessments as well as the optimization of the turbines in terms of yaw misalignment correction. “With iSpin technology, Hokutaku Ltd. customers will be enabled to detect and correct yaw misalignment, therefore increase the revenues and reduce loads of the wind turbines. In addition the iSpin technology will allow for the first time to measure the performance of all the wind turbines in a wind farm as well as other important wind site conditions” Brian Sørensen, CEO Romo Wind adds. “The ability to measure accurate wind speed, yaw misalignment, turbulence intensity and inflow angle is key for the optimisation of wind turbines in

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Cargostore Worldwide is undergoing expansion with plans to open a depot in Den Helder, Netherlands to meet the growing demand for DNV certified CCU’s in the Dutch oil and gas industry. This comes only months after Cargostore’s recent expansion into Eemshaven which was strategically located to service the offshore wind industry. By operating both depots simultaneously Cargostore will be able to diversify their service and support both industries more effectively. Similarly to Eemshaven, the depot in Den Helder will operate a rapid response service whereby customers can request equipment on an ad-hoc, fast turnaround service which further cements Cargostore’s  position as a leader in fantastic customer service in the DNV container industry. Like Eemshaven, the expansion utilises DHSS yard space which extends Cargostore’s relationship with their long-term partner. Offshore Sales Manager, Northern Europe, Dennis Schouwenaar will be based in Den Helder, ensuring Cargostore’s motto of “Global Reach, Local Touch” is reaffirmed with this expansion. https://cargostore.com/

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Europe’s wind industry will converge on one of the continent’s most flourishing wind hubs this spring: Bilbao. From 2-4 April, Bilbao will host the WindEurope 2019 Conference & Exhibition, the most important gathering for the wind industry, attracting 8,000 professionals and over 300 exhibitors from 50 countries. The 2019 WindEurope Conference & Exhibition in Bilbao will build on the tremendous momentum achieved in recent years by wind power. According to the IEA, wind is now on course to be the EU’s largest power source well before 2030 – overtaking coal, nuclear and gas. In Bilbao, there will be several high-level sessions outlining the steps for a win-win synergy between the wind industry and policymakers. The reasons for this are very clear: “Wind energy is a key enabler of the energy transition, providing reliable, competitive and sustainable electricity,” says Event Ambassador Ignacio Galán, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Iberdrola. With the correct policies in place, the wind industry can actually deliver the kind of future that policymakers so often like to speak of. Prosperity and jobs, investments and growth, clean and affordable energy: these are not slogans, but concrete (and achievable) ambitions for wind energy. Speakers include the Spanish and Portuguese Energy

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The Association of the Construction Industry, Environmental Technology and Mechanical Engineering (VDBUM) awards the PiPECrawler the 2019 sponsorship prize. At the annual main meeting in Willingen, the global innovation in underground pipelines made of polyethylene (PE) won first prize in the category “Developments from Industry”. “We are delighted to receive recognition from our colleagues,” said Peter Schmid from the Transport and Equipment sector of the Max Bögl Group about receiving the award. He introduced the PiPECrawler and its applications to around 1,200 guests: “We have developed a platform-based machine for laying thermoplastic pipes that is oriented towards industrial processes. This means that we can achieve three times the previous laying speed and can also work well in difficult terrain with grades and curves.” The PiPECrawler has already been in use since September 2018 at a remarkable construction site: the Naturstromspeicher Gaildorf natural energy storage pilot project, the world's first Water Battery that combines a wind farm with a pumped storage hydro-electric power plant. There, PiPECrawler lays the PE pressure pipe connecting the upper basins with the power station and the lower basin in the valley. Michael Hirth, project manager at Naturspeicher GmbH, only has good news: “Thanks to the self-propelled platform on which

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Pioneering insulation business makes leap towards 2020 pledge with low-cost green power generation onsite. Amersfoort, 21st February 2019 – EWT Direct Wind has delivered a DW52 900kW wind turbine at the manufacturing site of global industrial insulation business, Kingspan, at Holywell in North Wales. Marking a key milestone towards meeting Kingspan’s pledge to become a net-zero energy company by 2020, this project minimises the company’s environmental impact whilst cutting grid energy consumption and energy expenses. EWT’s 900kw DW52 model wind turbine, identified as the technology best suited to Kingspan’s needs, will ensure that 90% of the power produced is consumed on-site when production lines are operating at full capacity, nearly 24-hours a day. In quieter work periods when the turbine is producing more power than needed, Kingspan will feed the excess into the national grid at a wholesale rate, helping to minimise potential losses. By matching Kingspan’s energy needs to suitable turbine technology, the project will reduce site overheads for the business, while providing long term security against rising electricity prices that will increase business competitiveness, and improve sustainability. To fund the development and construction of the wind turbine, Kingspan agreed a long-term energy supply contract with the developer Sirius Renewables Group, for the lifetime of

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