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After a record build time Aluminium Marine Consultants handed over MO4 to Mainprize Offshore this week for work as a Windfarm Support Vessel carrying both cargo, equipment and personnel out of the port of Hooksiel to the German windfarm sector on an eight-year contract with Deutsche Windtechnik on the Nordergründe windfarm. Bob Mainprize commented “We chose Aluminium Marine Consultants because of their flexibility and the company’s attention to detail and workmanship, this now means that MO4 will start to pay back four months earlier than any other builder could offer,” MO4 took a break from sea trials to attend Seawork where she showed off her expansive deck and cabin area, with the ability to increase to 24pax. She would require a small alteration that has been designed into the construction and layout of the saloon. Therefore, a quick and simple change over to 24pax-a joint venture approach between Mainprize offshore, AMC and Walker Marine Design to ensure all regulations were covered in full. With huge amounts of deck space both fore and aft MO4 can carry up to 30,000 litres of fuel or 20,000 litres of water and has provision for 4 x 20' containers and 30t of deck cargo, and has been

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Munich, 6 July 2017: BayWa r.e. has sold Eole de Plan Fleury and Les Renardières wind farms to Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., a developer, owner and operator of renewable energy projects, and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins, a Québec-based private pension plan. This follows the sale of the Montjean Theil-Rabier wind farm to the same partners last year and continues the successful relationship between the companies. BayWa r.e. will again retain the ongoing technical and commercial management of the plants. Closing of the transaction is expected during this summer. The two windfarms, located in Champagne-Ardenne, have a combined output of 43 MW.  Can Nalbantoglu, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. France SAS, with responsibility for the French wind project business, comments: “This second sale to Innergex and Régime de rentes du Mouvement Desjardins continues our successful relationship and the success of our business in France. For global investors in renewable energy, it’s essential their assets are well maintained and operate at peak efficiency. By using the latest turbine design technology, and through our ongoing technical and commercial management expertise, we’re able to ensure effective asset optimisation.”  Overall, BayWa r.e. has already erected and commissioned eight wind farms in France with a

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Twelve local organisations around Liverpool Bay are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants as part of Burbo Bank Extension Community Fund which was set up by DONG Energy in 2015. The lucky recipients will each receive a share of the £111,809 windfall available under the fourth round of funding awarded by the Fund. Each year for the expected 25 year lifetime of the Burbo Bank Extension offshore wind farm, approximately £225,000 will be made available for community projects, which will benefit the local area. The 12 new projects join 46 other groups who have already benefited from grant support through the Fund which has given away £450,000 since it launched in May 2015. The full list of organisations awarded grants under this round of the Community Benefit Fund are as follows: Book of You, Dementia Project in North Wales - £6,400 Swan Womens Centre Allotment Project, Bootle / Litherland - £13,814 The Growing Environment, Lansdowne Place, Birkenhead - £12,168 Stick’n’Step, Supporting Children with Cerebral Palsy in Wallasey - £10,000 Wirral Connect, Supporting Families Bereaved by Suicide - £4,500 Christchurch Parish Community Centre, Moreton - £11,250 Rhuddlan Town Council, Fresh Air Gym - £3,500 Emmanuel Baptist Church Community Café, Netherton - £25,000

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New turbine to be presented shortly Hamburg, 5 July 2017. In the second quarter, Nordex received contracts for the execution of a total of 13 projects with a combined capacity of 81 megawatts. These are already approved wind farms for which finance has been finalised and which are eligible for remuneration under German renewable energies legislation (EEG). The projects will be executed this year for the most part. The delivery contracts signed last quarter are increasingly orders for the latest-generation turbines that have a capacity of more than three megawatts and a rotor diameter of greater than 130 metres. They include the first wind farms to be fitted with a 3.6 megawatt turbine. In the late summer, Nordex will be presenting a substantially more efficient turbine to continue addressing trends in demand. The new turbine is already in the sales process. About the Nordex Group The Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 21 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of EUR 3.4 billion in 2016. It currently has roughly 5,000 employees. The production network comprises plants in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States and India. The product range primarily concentrates on onshore turbines in the 1.5 - 3.9 MW

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Hamburg, 04/07/2017. In 2015, WINDSOURCING.COM had already welcomed Sika Deutschland GmbH on board as a supply partner, and since then has been a trade partner for the Swiss manufacturer's entire wind energy product range. Sika Deutschland GmbH is a subsidiary of the globally active Sika AG, Baar/Switzerland and is one of the leading suppliers of construction chemical product systems and industrial sealants and adhesives worldwide. SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor: The revolution in wind turbine corrosion protection As a result of the "RepaKorr" joint research project, Sika Germany GmbH developed SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor. This product innovation is a revolution in the repair of corrosion damage to on- and offshore wind turbines. The solvent-free two-component coating dries four hours faster than conventional systems. The practical packaging in the form of mixing cartridges makes the product easier to process, so that industrial climbers only have to carry a low weight during their repair work, thus guaranteeing complete process safety with minimal waste. Other properties of SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor include a high level of impact and abrasion resistance. The product is impermeable and demonstrates color stability like two-component polyurethane top coats. Surface-tolerant SikaCor SW-1000 RepaCor provides corrosion protection with only one coat, such as a first coat

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The technology group Wärtsilä signed in January a contract with Babcock International Group plc to design and build a number of switchboards and distribution boards for the world's first offshore reactive compensation station, a vital part of transmitting to shore the electricity produced sustainably by the offshore wind farm. The Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm is currently under construction at Babcock Rosyth in Scotland. Upon completion, the wind farm, operated by DONG Energy, will be the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Wärtsilä will supply the Wärtsilä Low voltage switchboards for the world's first offshore reactive compensation station. Wärtsilä UK Ltd specialises in the design and build of switchboards and control systems for the power generation and renewable energy markets. The company's switchboards are designed to withstand harsh offshore conditions, enhancing the reliability of the installation. The reactive compensation station enables the high voltage AC system to work with cable lengths longer than those previously used for offshore wind, and will be located between the offshore wind farm and shore. Hornsea Project One is located 120 kilometres off the Yorkshire coast in Northern England and will span an area of approximately 407 square kilometres. Work to construct the reactive compensation station is

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How many cities could be powered by the wind energy generated in Breeze? What is the highest ever recorded wind speed? How tall would all wind turbines be if stacked on top of each other? Those are some unusual questions you might not have asked yourself before. Designed by Greenbyte, the company behind renewable energy software Breeze and Bright, The Breeze Winfographic is a playful infographic representation of the vast amount of data generated from the 8GW of wind farms connected to Breeze over the last 3 months. “At Greenbyte, we're used to monitor and analyze data in a highly efficient way through Breeze's flexible data studio and dashboards, but what if one takes a less scientific approach to examine the data Breeze collects? The Breeze Winfographic highlights some of the more unusual yet impressive facts related to wind energy and Breeze that you probably didn't know about.” – says Fredrik Larsson, CMO at Greenbyte.

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Chelmsford, Monday 3 July 2017. CWind, a leading provider of services to the offshore wind industry, announced today that DONG Energy, one of the key energy groups in Northern Europe, has granted CWind a two-year extension to its existing three-year Crew Transfer Vessel contract at the West of Duddon Sands Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea. CWind, the offshore power focused business of Global Marine Group (GMG), will provide vessels for Operations & Maintenance (O&M) to the 108-turbine West of Duddon Sands site, including a summer campaign to ensure the site remains operating at peak performance throughout the busier summer months. The contract extension builds on CWind’s solid track record over the first three years of the project. “This extension to our contract with DONG Energy is a fantastic achievement that reflects the great service we consistently deliver to customers,” said Lee Andrews, Managing Director at CWind. “Winning a contract from a paper-based submission, as we did three years ago, is one thing, but securing an extension demonstrates our actual on-site performance levels and customer satisfaction. We have delivered on service and exceeded expectations in many areas, and we are determined to do the same over the next two years, relying

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Hamburg, 3 July 2017. The Nordex Group has secured a follow-up order from Norway. For Midtfjellet Vindkraft AS, a long-standing customer, the manufacturer will be supplying eleven N117/3600 turbines for the Midtfjellet III wind farm on the island of Stord in the south-west of Norway. Delivery and installation of the turbines is scheduled for spring 2018. The owner of the project is the joint venture comprising Aquila Capital, based in Hamburg, and the local energy suppliers and power plant operators Fitjar Kraftlag SA, Østfold Energi Vind AS and Vardar Boreas AS. The customer also signed a Premium Service Agreement for a period of five years with the option to prolong it twice for five years. Midtfjellet III is an extension of the Midtfjellet I and II, with a total of 44 turbines and 110 MW, installed by Nordex in 2012 and 2013. As of 2018 the number of Nordex turbines there will be increased to 55, then with 149.6 MW. With average wind speeds of 8.4 m/s, in future the eleven new N117/3600 turbines alone will generate more than 138,800 MWh of additional clean electricity a year for the municipality of Fitjar. Nordex is fitting serrations to the trailing edge of

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Munich, 3 July 2017: BayWa r.e. has sold its 16.4 MW Bishopthorpe windfarm to the renewable infrastructure fund Greencoat UK Wind PLC, managed by Greencoat Capital. The windfarm, located South of Grimsby, was originally acquired by BayWa r.e. following a competitive tender. Delivered to a strict timeline, there was significant interest in the sale.  BayWa r.e’s new dedicated UK service business, BayWa r.e. Operation Services Limited, is continuing to provide ongoing operations management. Matthias Taft, Board Member of BayWa AG, responsible for the energy business, comments: “We have a highly successful track record of acquiring projects and delivering them on time and on budget. Through our engineering and technical expertise, we’re also able to ensure design optimisation to maximise efficiencies. This makes us attractive to developers looking to partner and investors looking to acquire. We’re very pleased to see our relationship with Greencoat continue with the sale of Bishopthorpe.” While the ending of subsidies has resulted in a slowing down of the UK project development market, BayWa r.e. remains positive about immediate opportunities and the longer-term outlook for the UK market. “Onshore wind is a well-established technology and attractive to investors looking for long-term and reliable returns.” Adds Mark Evans, Managing Director of BayWa

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