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Pairs Industry Leading Service with Market Leading Remote Sensing Value Hinesburg, VT, USA, September 10, 2018. NRG Systems, a subsidiary of ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE), today announced that it has acquired a portfolio of advanced technology developed by Pentalum, an Israeli company that specialized in remote sensing solutions for wind measurement. Founded in 2009, Pentalum pioneered low-cost Lidar solutions that have been deployed by customers in the wind resource assessment, wind farm operations, forecasting, and research markets globally. Pentalum’s principal innovation was their patented Direct Detect Lidar technology that is able to deliver the high precision and reliability of Lidar at a significantly lower cost compared to conventional Doppler Lidar technologies. Pentalum deployed this technology in their SpiDAR® Vertical Wind Profiler beginning in 2012 and it is now in use on five continents. NRG Systems’ President, Justin Wheating, commented, “NRG has played an active role in the global wind energy market for over three decades and we recognize the growing importance of Lidar in resource measurement and wind farm operations. Pentalum’s technology, when paired with NRG’s global sales and service capabilities, is a significant advantage for our customers, and a great new opportunity for customers who could not previously justify the

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Electrification of energy demand doubles: 45% in 2050 - 50% of all new cars in Europe are expected to be electrical vehicles in 2027. 80% of global electricity production will come from renewables. Major grid infrastructure growth: Total installed power line length and capacity will triple by 2050 to deliver a surge in electricity demand and address the dispersed nature of wind and solar. To speed up the transition regulators and politicians need to rethink electricity markets to provide additional flexibility including storage, demand-side response and interconnection capacity. London, U.K. (10th September 2018) – Rapid electrification of energy demand and the rise of energy from wind and solar sources will lead to massive growth of the world’s electricity transmission and distribution systems. This is one of the main conclusions of DNV GL’s Energy Transition Outlook 2018: Power Supply and Use report, which provides an outlook of the global energy landscape up to 2050. The report forecasts continuing rapid electrification, with electricity’s share of the total energy demand expected to more than double to 45% in 2050. This is driven by substantial electrification in the transport, buildings, and manufacturing sectors. In the transport sector, the uptake of private electric vehicles (EVs) will

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Pioneering wind farm will “turbocharge” the growth of low cost sector, says CEO The First Minister of Scotland today (Friday, September 7) said she took pride in the North-east’s cutting-edge European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC) saying it helps maintain Scotland’s reputation for low carbon innovation. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was speaking at the inauguration of the EOWDC which she officially opened during a visit offshore to Vattenfall’s 93.2MW facility in Aberdeen Bay. Two of the EOWDC’s 11 turbines have a capacity of 8.8MW and are the most powerful to have been deployed anywhere in the world. The FM joined the Swedish energy group’s CEO and President Magnus Hall, who said the pioneering EOWDC will “turbocharge” the growth of the offshore wind industry. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “I am proud that as part of this ground-breaking project, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbines are now up and running in Scotland. “The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre will maintain Scotland’s reputation for innovation in low carbon and renewable energy development and deployment. “A single rotation of one of these 8.8MW turbines will generate enough energy to power a home for 24 hours which truly shows the potential of this technology to strengthen Scotland’s renewable energy

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Following deliveries of crew transfer boats and other ProZero workboats to Norway, Tuco Marine has now concluded another delivery of a 15m high-pressure cleaning boat to Norwegian AKVA Marine Services. The 15-meter workboat is the second 15m High Pressure cleaning boat, AKVA Marine takes over from Tuco. And the delivery sea trails where handled by AKVA Marine Services, Managing Director, Karl Johan Ferkingstad and Fleet Manager Jarle Birkeland. The 15m ProZero HPC boat is built from composite materials. This reduces the structural weight of the vessel and ensures low maintenance and superior durability. Thanks to the low weight and the twin inboard diesel engines connected to the distinctive Volvo Penta IPS propulsion system with forward-facing, counter-rotating propellers, the vessel is capable of operating at more than 33 knots. The union of low weight and efficient propulsion results in impeccable control and handling, world-class fuel efficiency and minimal environmental impact. “We are extremely happy to deliver this fantastic vessel and once again prove that our ProZero workboat concept is a great tool for owners seeking top performance and reliability while also taking great care of the crews on board. And doing a second successful delivery to the same customer is always a pleasure” says

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The European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre in Aberdeen Bay opens today. The project, developed by Scottish Renewables member Vattenfall, boasts the world's most powerful turbines - one rotation of which will generate enough energy to power a home for 24 hours. Attending the inauguration event in Aberdeen, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:"This project is significant on a global stage. The developments and research which are taking place in Aberdeen place Scotland at the very forefront of offshore wind innovation and cement the city’s reputation as an energy powerhouse. "The supply chains which have comes together on projects like the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, and others including Beatrice and Moray East, further north, are already revitalising coastal communities. "With 25% of Europe’s offshore wind resource, the deployment of technology like these turbines – the most powerful in the world – presents an enormous opportunity for Scotland. "Industry and government, both in Edinburgh and London, must continue to work together to deliver offshore wind, reducing the carbon emissions which cause climate change and at the same time delivering economic benefits for the whole country."

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London, UK, 06/09/2018 Nylacast, an award winning manufacturer of engineered products will be showcasing a range of efficiency boosting polymeric technologies at Wind Energy Hamburg this September. Recent years have seen rapid evolution in the renewable energy sector, including wind, wave and tidal.  Applying over five decades of engineering know-how, industry knowledge and the custom formulation of engineering polymers, Nylacast are able to deliver increased product efficiency to client projects with zero compromise on performance. Having serviced the energy industries for five decades, the engineering company understands the many challenges presented by the arduous offshore and subsea environment conditions, with materials and solutions custom developed to combat them. Working closely with customers to deliver the highest advantages through materials technology, Nylacast offer a full engineering service from initial concept, design and chemistry through to end products.  This includes solutions which are low weight, low friction, corrosion resistant, dimensionally stable and with a high resistance to wear and abrasion.  The use of Nylacast polymers presents benefits unachievable by traditional materials such as steel, iron or bronze. The efficiency of renewable energy technology can be easily boosted through Nylacast polymers offering cost savings.  Lower whole life costs are achieved in addition to increased efficiency through reduced frictional

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The project is located in Tamaulipas The wind farm consist of 24 wind turbines 6 September 2018. GES is constructing a 96MW wind farm in Tamaulipas state (Mexico). The project includes civil works and high and medium voltage grid. The 24 wind turbines of the project are the fourth phase of Tres Mesas Wind Farm that was awarded to ENGIE in the third energy auction that took part in Mexico last year. GES was also in charge of the construction of the third phase, a 52 MW project. The good performance of the company was key for the awarding of this fourth phase. This time, GES will be responsible for the foundations and platforms of the wind turbines, the roads and space conditioning for the ancillary buildings and medium and high voltage electric infrastructures. 2018 is being a great year for GES Mexico. The company has already contracted a total of 442 MW in construction, 400 MW turbine installation and is maintaining 727 MW in the country. For more information: www.services-ges.com

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A new Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex deckhouse solution has been validated for product tankers with Framo ballast pumps. The solution allows Alfa Laval PureBallast 3 Ex to be installed on deck – without any changes to the ballast pumping system on board. Modern product tankers use submersible ballast pumps to eliminate the ballast pump room and create more space for cargo. This means their ballast water treatment systems must often be installed in a deckhouse. However, the filter backflushing sequence may require water pressure in excess of available pressures from today’s market-standard ballast pump design. “The situation is a Catch-22 for owners of product tankers, who may have to alter a functioning pumping system to support ballast water treatment,” says Anders Lindmark, Head of Alfa Laval PureBallast. “Working together, the technical teams for Framo pumping systems and Alfa Laval ballast water treatment systems have developed a deckhouse solution that removes this headache.” Type approved and validated with Framo ballast pumps The new deckhouse solution incorporates a booster pump unit into the PureBallast 3 Ex system, as well as other modifications to increase backflushing pressure. The modifications ensure that sufficient backflushing pressure will be generated by the ballast water treatment system itself. Reviewed by

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The world’s largest operational offshore wind farm, Walney Extension, will be officially opened at a ceremony in Cumbria today (Thursday 6th September). The 659-megawatt (MW) project, owned by Ørsted (50%) and partners PKA (25%) and PFA (25%), leapfrogs London Array to become the world’s largest operational wind farm. Walney Extension’s 87 turbines are capable of generating enough green energy to power almost 600,000 UK homes. Covering an area of 145km2 in the Irish Sea, the project becomes Ørsted’s 11th operational offshore wind farm in the UK. Utilising the latest technology from two of the world’s leading turbine manufacturers, Walney Extension features 40 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines and a further 47 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines – with blades manufactured in the UK (Hull and the Isle of Wight). The project has worked with key suppliers from across the UK, supporting the growth of offshore wind “clusters” around the country. More than 50 local suppliers, from Carlisle to Lancaster, were involved throughout construction. The completion of Walney Extension brings Ørsted’s total capacity operating out of Barrow up to 1.5 gigawatts (GW), which is enough to power more than 1.2 million UK homes. Ørsted’s ongoing operations and maintenance activities will support more than 250 direct jobs in the

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lobal subsea equipment specialist, Ashtead Technology, has underlined its commitment to continued growth with the appointment of Stephen Steele as corporate development director. Mr Steele brings more than 20 years of oil and gas experience to the business and will play a pivotal role in strengthening the company’s market position as it aims to drive further international expansion and widen its service offering. Based at the company’s UK headquarters in Aberdeen, Mr Steele will lead Ashtead’s acquisition activity while developing strategic partnerships to support the company’s robust growth strategy. Prior to joining Ashtead, Mr Steele was vice president of i-Tech Services at Subsea 7 where he defined and implemented the company’s life of field strategy to enhance project delivery and the provision of enabling technologies. He has also held a number of senior leadership roles, both in the UK and Norway, including vice president of sales, marketing and strategy at Subsea 7 and group supply chain director at Cooper Cameron, now OneSubsea. Allan Pirie, CEO of Ashtead Technology, commented: “We are in a great position to achieve our future ambitions as a business and Stephen’s appointment will be pivotal in driving forward the next stage of our development. He has significant experience in delivering business

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