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Companies with an interest in developing innovative subsea technologies are being invited to take part in the second call for a three year initiative which forges R&D partnerships between Scotland and Japan. Industry body Subsea UK and NSRI, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise has today (6th December) announced the latest call for companies to drive forward R&D between Scotland and Japan, as part of a partnership between Scottish Enterprise and the Nippon Foundation. The second call for projects follows the success of the first phase of the initiative, which saw Scotland and Japan invest a total of £8.8million into five collaborative R&D projects. Companies can now step forward to be part of the second annual call, which will see up to a total of £15million invested into R&D projects over three years. Organisations are being asked to get involved by identifying how their offerings meet the needs of the evolving subsea sector under the theme of the ‘Blue Economy’. The call will include the wider underwater industries, focussing on renewables, aquaculture and carbon capture storage. The current market value of the ‘Blue Economy’ is valued at £50billion with Scotland currently achieving £7billion, mainly from oil and gas. The global market is projected to

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 Mr. Jan Willem Ruinemans, current CEO at ZF Wind Power Technology, leaves ZF in March 2019  Mr. Mitja Schulz nominated as new HeadLommel, Belgium. After more than 8 years, Jan Willem Ruinemans has decided to leave ZF in March 2019. Mr. Ruinemans leaves the company at his own request in mutual agreement, and wishes to seek new challenges outside the company. Jan Willem Ruinemans joined the company in 2010 and became CEO of ZF Wind Power Technology in January 2013. During this time, he led the acquisition and integration of Hansen Transmissions and Bosch Wind Gearboxes into ZF Wind Power Technology, one of the global leaders in gearbox solutions for the wind energy industry. Mr. Rehm, Board Member of ZF: “Jan Willem Ruinemans was instrumental in growing successfully ZF’s wind gearbox business. Under his leadership, the company has built a solid position worldwide, with a strong customer base and a unique product portfolio. The ZF Board would like to thank Jan Willem for his vision and efforts during his time at ZF and we wish him all the best in his future challenges.”

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•   The center stands as one of the three major technology hubs for SGRE globally •   It will employ 700 people by 2019 and will concentrate on digital technologies Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has inaugurated its new centre in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. This centre is one of the three major R&D hubs for SGRE globally, with Spain and Denmark. The centre will support global engineering and technology requirements pertaining to software and design engineering for onshore and offshore wind turbines. It will further concentrate on new age digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning thus positioned to build the next generation smart wind turbines for Siemens Gamesa. Employing a total of 500 employees currently, the centre’s employment is expected to grow to 700 by the end of 2019. “We are happy to inaugurate our new technology centre in Bengaluru. With digitalization positioned as a key strategy for our growth globally, we are looking at developing impactful technologies that will help us create better value for our customers and society at large. Given India’s pool of talents and proficiency in both digital and mechanical technologies, we believe that this centre will be one of the key answers in achieving our vision,” said Antonio De

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Hamburg, 5 December 2018. The Nordex Group has received another contract for the construction of a wind farm with large turbines in Sweden. The company is to supply six N131/3900 turbines for the "Slageryd" wind farm for its customer and international renewables company BayWa r.e. The order also includes a Premium Service contract covering 15 years with the option to extend. The customer will be installing the local infrastructure and performing the related electrical work itself. The Nordex Group will be delivering the turbines in summer 2019. Following completion at the beginning of 2020 the 23.4 MW wind farm will be handed over to a fund managed by Taaleri Energia. The "Slageryd" wind farm will be built in Jönköping county and is the first project by the Nordex Group in the south of Sweden for many years. Nordex has already realised seven projects totalling 110 MW with BayWa r.e., in Germany, the US and Poland. Nordex is also familiar with Taaleri, the final customer: since 2013 the company has supplied Taaleri with turbines with more than 260 MW for several wind farms in Finland. The Nordex Group - a profile The Group has installed more than 23 GW of wind energy

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Peikko Group’s Norwegian sales office Peikko Norge AS has received a substantial order to supply rock foundation technology to Guleslettene wind park, located in the municipals of Flora and Bremanger, in the western region of Norway. Peikko will deliver all steel components for the 47 foundations of the wind park. The deliveries comprise FATBAR rock anchors, tower adapter plates with tower connection bolts, drilling templates and an assembling system, and special reinforcement steel technology. Peikko is also responsible for the foundation design and structural calculations. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between March and November 2019. The wind park is estimated to be operational by the end of 2020. The project developer in this undertaking is Zephyr, who is also responsible for the project implementation on behalf of their investor BlackRock, the world’s biggest asset management firm. Vestas will deliver 47 pieces of their V136-4.2 MW turbines with a hub height of 90 meters. Stangeland Maskin AS has been assigned to the civil work of the infrastructure, with the establishment of internal roads, hardstands, and preparation of the wind turbine location spots. Their subcontractor NCC Florø will perform the technical assembly of steel components and casting works of Peikko’s Rock Anchor

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Position as Special Envoy for Denmark will play a key part in the efforts to ensure tangible results at the UN Climate Summit in September 2019 in New York. Ditlev Engel brings more than 20 years’ experience in the energy sector to the role. Engel will take on this temporary assignment in addition to his current position as CEO of DNV GL – Energy. Copenhagen, Denmark –4th December 2018 - Ditlev Engel, CEO of DNV GL’s Energy business, has been appointed by the Danish Government as Denmark’s special envoy for Climate and Energy until the end of September 2019. He will take on this temporary assignment in addition to his current position as CEO of DNV GL – Energy. As special envoy, Ditlev Engel will strengthen Denmark’s global partnerships, promote private investments in the green transition and generally support Denmark’s international climate action in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit in New York September 2019. The focus will particularly be on green climate investments to achieve higher country ambitions. Concrete action in support of the Paris Agreement targets will have to be displayed. With more than 20 years’ experience in the energy sector, Ditlev Engel brings a wealth of knowledge

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Benefits of renewable energy power purchase agreements highlighted Contracts used by world’s biggest companies to fix prices ‘now available at all scales’ Scottish Renewables announced today that it has released two new guides to corporate renewable energy sourcing, developed in conjunction with leading global advisor Schneider Electric Energy & Sustainability Services (ESS) and global developer Brookfield Renewable. The guides are designed to help UK businesses benefit from renewable energy. The world’s most iconic businesses – Microsoft, Nestle and Amazon, among many others in 75 countries – are already buying renewable energy direct from generators via power purchase agreements (PPAs). Now UK firms at all scales can join them with similar deals, which typically fix electricity prices for more than a decade. Scottish Renewables, Schneider Electric ESS and Brookfield Renewable developed the documents to explain the mechanics of PPAs to businesses and renewable energy generators. Hannah Smith, Senior Policy Manager at Scottish Renewables, said: “As businesses look for certainty in this time of change, entering into a renewable energy power purchase agreement can offer a number of benefits such as locking in energy prices and increasing business sustainability. “For the renewable energy sector too, teaming up with businesses can provide a stable buyer for power and provide a different

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Monday, December 3, 2018 — DEME’s subsidiaries Dredging International, GeoSea and Tideway have secured major contract awards for the 487 MW SeaMade Offshore Wind Farm in Belgium. The project reached financial close on December 3, 2018. SeaMade stands for a combination of two offshore wind projects in Belgium, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW). The project will include 58 wind turbines and will be located 40-50 km off the coast from Ostend. Otary NV has the majority interest in the SeaMade project. Via DEME Concessions the DEME Group is one of the Otary shareholders. The contract awards include: Foundations, turbines and inter-array cables – The Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract for the 58 foundations and the inter-array cables will be undertaken by Dredging International. The cables will connect each turbine to the relevant offshore substation. The foundation type will be a monopile foundation. With a hub height of 109 metres and a rotor diameter of 167 metres, the wind turbines will be the largest installed thus far in the Belgian North Sea. Substations - Each of SeaMade’s two wind farms, Mermaid and Seastar, will have its own offshore substation, which will collect electricity produced, convert it from 33 kV to 220 kV and

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Key facts: SeaMade NV is responsible for the simultaneous development of both the Mermaid and Seastar offshore wind farms, resulting in the single largest wind farm financed and built in Belgium. SeaMade is a partnership between Otary, ENGIE Electrabel and Eneco Wind Belgium. Financial close is reached on schedule, only two years after Financial close of the Rentel offshore wind project. The latter successfully completed its construction activities last summer, while SeaMade will start its construction activities in summer 2019. The SeaMade project attracted a very high level of interest and commitment from both the offshore wind industry and the financing community. SeaMade is financed by a unique group of public and private equity investors, while commercial lenders, multilateral institutions and export credit agencies provide non-recourse debt financing. SeaMade will build 58 wind turbines with a total capacity of 487 MW and will be connected through two offshore substations to the Elia Modular Offshore Grid. SeaMade has a key contribution to Belgium’s objectives in terms of development of renewable energy. As of 2020, SeaMade will deliver renewable energy for 485,000 households, also allowing for a reduction of more than 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year Significant contribution to Belgium’s climate

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• Project to utilize 58 SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbines; 17-year Long Term Service agreement with logistics included • SeaMade is the name of two combined offshore wind projects, previously known as Mermaid (235 MW) and Seastar (252 MW) • Clean energy to be provided to 485,000 households • Installation and commissioning expected to be completed before the end of 2020 Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) today received the order for the 487 MW SeaMade offshore wind power project in Belgium from customer Seamade NV. It includes supply and commissioning of 58 units of the SG 8.0-167 DD offshore wind turbine and a 17-year Service agreement. The project consists of the two combined sites: Seastar, a 252 MW offshore wind power plant with 30 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines and Mermaid, a 235 MW offshore wind power plant with 28 SG 8.0-167 wind turbines. SeaMade NV is a partnership formed of the Otary RS NV (70%), Engie Electrabel NV (17.5%) and Eneco Wind Belgium SA (12.5%). Offshore construction is to commence in 2019 and be completed in 2020. SGRE will provide the logistics solution along with remote monitoring and diagnostics for the following 17 years in order to ensure their long-term availability and performance. “We are

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