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UK and Netherlands-based subsea provider N-Sea has announced that it has been awarded two £multi-million contracts. Managed and supported by N-Sea’s Aberdeen base, the first is a three-year contract, awarded by an international operator.  The workscope will take place across a number of the operator’s UK North Sea assets and includes air diving inspection, repair and maintenance, in addition to light construction requirements from its diving support vessels and dive daughter craft. Additionally, and following an initial framework contract award in 2018, N-Sea will also undertake a two-year project for another North Sea operator, comprising inspection, repair and maintenance on two of its North Sea assets.  The project will see N-Sea provide its client with a variety of services similar to the highly successful scopes already provided in 2018. Commenting on the awards, N-Sea Chief Operating Officer Roddy James said: “Given that the North Sea market is still in recovery phase, we are delighted that we continue to build a genuinely robust orderbook within the region. “These contracts have been awarded by returning customers and is entirely reflective of the quality and experience provided by our project teams, who consistently deliver above expectation, and maintain a focus on providing safe and efficient operations for

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Scottish Renewables Annual Conference to hear from Scottish and UK Governments Event will ‘shine a light’ on issues facing sector Brexit, climate change and the future of our energy system will all be up for debate at Scottish Renewables Annual Conference in Edinburgh next month (March 12-13). The industry body’s flagship event will bring together the Scottish and UK Governments, industry, commentators and delegates for a two-day look at the “vast array of opportunities and challenges” facing the £5.5bn-a-year sector. Speakers include: Scottish Government Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse Vicky Dawe, Deputy Director, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK Government Ofgem Chair Professor Martin Cave Chris Stark, Chief Executive, Committee on Climate Change Professor Ian Hunter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Anthony Legg, Director - Head of Power & Utilities, EY Dwindling Westminster support, rising fees and a lack of innovation funding are all hampering green energy, which employs 17,700 people in Scotland, from Shetland to the Borders. Offshore wind projects now being developed in Scottish waters are some of the largest private infrastructure investments ever made in the UK, while Scotland’s tidal and wave energy sectors continue to lead the world. Scottish Renewables represents around 260 organisations working in renewable energy. Chief Executive Claire Mack said: “It is more than fair to say

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Luxcara, one of the leading asset managers for renewable energy investments, has acquired the Finnish wind power project Välikangas, which has a projected capacity of 100 MW. The produced electricity will be sold to an off-taker on the basis of a power purchase agreement (PPA). The wind farm has been developed by and will be built with ABO Wind as construction manager. Connection to the grid is envisaged for summer 2020. “We continue to be convinced by wind power in the Nordics and are happy to realize this Finnish wind project on the basis of already established business partnerships thanks to our existing wind projects in other countries”, says Dr. Alexandra von Bernstorff, Managing Partner of Luxcara. The wind farm lies in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia and has excellent wind conditions. It was acquired for a portfolio for institutional investors and will provide more than 90.000 households with clean energy. About Luxcara Luxcara is an independent asset manager offering institutional investors equity and debt investment opportunities in the international renewable energy market. The ownermanaged company was founded in 2009. Luxcara acquires, structures, finances and operates renewable energy and related infrastructure projects as a long-term buy-and-hold investor. The company specializes in structuring freemarket power purchase agreements. Luxcara’s

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 — Over the past decade the activities of GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea have experienced strong growth in a fast-evolving offshore energy market. Today we will be taking a new step in our ambition to provide the most comprehensive offering of solutions, services and equipment to our oil, gas and renewable energy customers. The activities of our subsidiaries GeoSea, Tideway, A2Sea and EverSea are integrated into the DEME Offshore activity line. By integrating all of our offshore activities, expertise and capabilities into a more agile organisation, we will be able to fulfil the future requirements of our customers even more rigorously. For our renewables customers, DEME Offshore provides flexible and tailored solutions, including foundation/turbine Transport & Installation, cable installation and Operations & Maintenance activities up to full Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contracts. Bart De Poorter will assume the role of General Manager for our DEME Offshore renewables activities. For oil & gas and other offshore customers, DEME Offshore’s services include landfalls and offshore civil works, rock placement, heavy lift, subsea construction, umbilical laying and the installation and decommissioning of offshore platforms. Lucas Bols will take the role of General Manager for the oil & gas and other offshore

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Rotterdam, 20 February 2019 - Rotterdam based companies SeaOwls and Ulstein Design & Solutions, have decided to each go their own separate ways in the offshore wind industry. The patent rights of the SOUL concept were developed under the cooperation of both companies and will continue to be held by both SeaOwls and Ulstein. Each company will pursue its own business opportunities based on the shared patent. The innovative heavy lift jack-up vessel design concept is the safest and most efficient solution to transport and install the world’s largest and powerful offshore wind turbines in the coming decades. SeaOwls and Ulstein are committed to assist their clients to build the most suitable jack-up vessel to enable the industry to take the next step to a sustainable world. For more information, please visit www.seaowls.com and www.ulstein.com.

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The UK subsea sector will have the opportunity to strengthen its international presence at the largest oil and gas exhibition in Australasia next month. Industry body, Subsea UK, will be seeking to enhance its business networks between Australian and British companies to exploit current oil and gas developments at this year’s AOG (Australasia Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference), which takes place from 13 – 15 March 2019. Now in its 38th year, the conference theme, ‘An Energy Shift’, will highlight the changing trends in the industry, including the rising oil and gas market, new uses for liquified natural gas (LNG) and renewables. Under the Subsea UK banner, four British companies - Rotech Subsea Limited, Ashford Instrumentation Limited, Viper Innovations Limited and Neptune Engineering will display their products and services to oil and gas companies, service providers, engineers, technical professionals and suppliers. Neil Gordon, chief executive of Subsea UK said: “As the sixth most powerful country in the Asia-Pacific region and the 13th largest economy in the world, Australia boasts an outstanding economic track record, which offers a wealth of opportunities for the UK subsea sector. “Recent reports from the government show LNG exports have risen by 41% overall. In addition, with all Australian states

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The first turbine at the world’s biggest offshore wind farm has been installed and is now producing electricity. When fully operational, Hornsea One offshore wind farm will be nearly double the size of the current world’s largest, Walney Extension, and capable of powering well over one million UK homes with renewable electricity, generated by wind. The project is located 120km off the Yorkshire Coast and will consist of 174 Siemens Gamesa 7MW turbines. Having set sail from Hull on February 5th, where the majority of blades were manufactured, the first turbine was installed just five days later. The wind farm is a joint venture between Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, and Global Infrastructure Partners. Ørsted, recently voted as the world’s most sustainable energy company, began offshore construction just over a year ago, and expects the project to be completed by Q1 2020. Claire Perry, Energy & Clean Growth Minister said: “The UK renewables sector is thriving. Last year we saw the world's largest wind farm open off the coast of Cumbria, and today it’s joined by an even bigger one starting to produce power for the first time. “British innovation is central to our modern Industrial Strategy and our upcoming sector deal will

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Global commissioning of onshore wind turbines declined 3% in 2018, partly due to a slowdown in India and Germany. Growth is expected to bounce back in 2019, with a 32% jump to 60GW London, New York and Tokyo, February 14, 2019 – Developers commissioned a little over 45GW of onshore wind turbines globally in 2018 compared with 47GW a year earlier. Just four manufacturers accounted for more than half, or 57%, of the machines deployed: Denmark’s Vestas, China’s Goldwind, GE Renewable Energy of the U.S. and Spain’s Siemens Gamesa. The latest data from BloombergNEF (BNEF) show that Vestas extended its lead in the industry, with 10.1GW of its onshore turbines commissioned in 2018 – a global market share of 22% compared with 16% in 2017. The statistics draw on BNEF's global database of wind projects and extensive information from the industry. China’s Goldwind rose from third to second place, lifted by a strong performance in China, where it captured a third of the 19.3GW market. The company’s global footprint, however, remains limited: only 5% of Goldwind’s 6.7GW were commissioned outside China. GE came third with 5GW – six out of every ten GE turbines were commissioned in the U.S. Both GE and Vestas

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29 January 2019: Local engineering consultancy Energy3 delivers ZX Lidars to wind farm developer for wind resource campaigns RES (Renewable Energy Systems), a leader in the development, engineering, and construction of wind, solar, transmission, and energy storage projects globally has confirmed that a fleet of Lidars have been deployed in Australia in support of wind farm development in the country. RES has been developing renewable energy in Australia since 2004 and has more than 800MW of installed or under construction wind projects. The company were supported by New Zealand-based wind engineering consultancy Energy3 who provided expert advice and on-the-ground services for the Lidars. “The ZX 300 wind Lidars supplied by ZX Lidars are being used as both a sole wind measurement sensor but also to enhance met mast installations” confirmed Llion Parry, Development Project Manager at RES. “Lidars provide great coverage at a range of measurement heights, combined with their leading accuracy at these remote, often complex sites.” ZX Lidars provides vertical and horizontal profiling wind Lidar to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind measurements are a cornerstone in the development, construction and operation of wind farms globally. About RES RES (Renewable Energy Systems) is a global

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Leading renewable energy and infrastructure consultancy Natural Power, has appointed Andre Louis Ferdinand as a Senior Engineer in the inspections service team, based in North America. Andre joins from Ascent Technologies, a Texas-based firm specialising in developing software for commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Ascent Technologies was acquired by Natural Power earlier this month. Craig Gordon, Global Head of Inspections at Natural Power, said: “Andre is a very welcome addition to the team at Natural Power. His expertise, knowledge of the market and experience of working throughout the Americas will be invaluable to our business as we continue to grow and expand our global inspections service.” . Andre has a degree in Aeronautics and a strong background in advanced aerodynamics. He is also is a commercial helicopter and unmanned aircraft pilot with more than nine years of experience flying in severe weather conditions. He has a strong understanding of unmanned aircraft systems principles, and has indeed developed specialist UAS relevant software. At Natural Power, Andre will be leading the development, evaluation and distribution of unmanned aerial system software used in the commercial UAS operations. Jim Adams, President of Natural Power in North America, added: “We are beyond thrilled to bring Andre on to our growing US

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