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Naval Energies’ floater Design Basis applicable for the Groix & Belle-Ile wind farm and calculation and design methods applicable for Naval Energies’ floaters in general is now certified by DNV GL, a world-class certification body particularly involved in renewable energies and offshore wind energy in particular. Obtaining this demanding certification demonstrates that Naval Energies’ calculation and design methods are applicable for the company’s semi-submersible floater technology and are aligned with DNV GL’s floating wind standard and recommended practice. The detailed assessment carried out by DNV GL's experts focused on the overall calculation methods related to hydrodynamics, structure, anchoring and tank test campaigns. It resulted in an approval, documented in a certification report, of the calculation and design methods applicable for Naval Energies’ semi-submersible floater. This certification shows that Naval Energies' calculation and design methods are applicable for the company's current and future floating wind projects. Laurent Schneider-Maunoury, President of Naval Energies, said: "Our objective is to produce, for the pilot farm of Groix & Belle-Île, of which we are partners, but also for future commercial farms in France and worldwide, a floater with the highest standards combining quality, durability and of course technical and economic performance. This certification, issued by an independent

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ProGARM, the UK’s leading Arc Flash protection specialist, is celebrating a string of recent appointments within the firm, following its recent business success. Protecting contractors in the Wind Energy industry, the specialist PPE provider has welcomed four new recruits over recent months; Maciej Stachaczynski as an Internal Account Manager, Lynn Palmer in Customer Services, Jemima Pridham as Internal Sales Assistant and finally Celina Suehring as Internal Sales Executive for the company’s German operation. The new recruits joined the company before and during the COVID-19 pandemic – a time of uncertainty for many businesses. However, having enjoyed significant growth, the company is investing in its business to ensure constant innovation, quality development and consistent availability of its products, which are already blazing a trail in the health and safety industry. Tony Arnett, Managing Director at ProGARM, said: “We’re thrilled to have been able to welcome new members to our team during the last few months, which have proven challenging for so many of us. “Every one of the new team members has been a huge asset to the business throughout this time, and has helped us to maintain our growth. “Like most businesses, we’ve had to adapt our ways of working and consider our existing supply

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Responding, Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said:  "We welcome the Committee on Climate Change’s 2020 Progress Report to the Scottish Parliament which highlights that Scotland’s renewable energy industry is leading the way in Scotland’s efforts to become a net-zero economy by 2045. "The report echoes our message that net zero and climate adaptation must be at the heart of government policy. The CCC clearly sets out that Scotland can, and must, become the first UK nation to set out a net-zero-compatible plan to achieve our climate commitments and deliver a green recovery with renewable energy as its foundation."

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The independent service provider has signed a long-term service agreement for five additional U.S. wind farms, setting another milestone In October 2020, Deutsche Windtechnik adds a further wind turbine technology to its global service portfolio. For the first time, Deutsche Windtechnik will provide service for Mitsubishi wind turbine generators (WTGs). A major service contract comprised of 564 WTGs was signed between affiliates of Leeward Renewable Energy LLC and Deutsche Windtechnik Inc. The large-scale integration of this new technology is an important step for Deutsche Windtechnik as it continues to build its U.S. presence. The contract encompasses almost half of all Mitsubishi 1000 and Mitsubishi 1000A wind turbines installed in the U.S. The turbines are located at five Leeward wind farms: Caprock and Aragonne Mesa (New Mexico), Buena Vista (California), Sweetwater (Texas) and Cedar Creek (Colorado). Sweetwater and Cedar Creek are the largest of the five sites, with a capacity of 336 MW. Melf Lorenzen, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Windtechnik Inc., emphasized the importance of this development: “These new agreements are an important milestone for our U.S. business unit as we continue to expand our service into new states. At the same time, we are delighted to be entrusted with a new wind

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The decarbonisation of the power sector is accelerating through the rapid expansion of low marginal cost renewable generation. As a result, the current electricity market design and the marginal price-based determination of the price of power risk acting as an ever-growing barrier to investment needed to fulfil the net zero ambition, and may need to be reformed. These issues are explored in a new report from Cornwall Insight – The net zero paradox – challenges of designing markets to bring forward low marginal cost resources. The net zero paradox Current electricity market design – which relies on the marginal plant setting the price – means that wholesale prices will increasingly become influenced by zero marginal cost generators, such as variable renewables. Long-range power price forecasts understandably reflect the level of renewables required to reach legally binding climate targets, and the depressing effect of this on projected prices could act to discourage the development of new low carbon capacity, particularly if investment returns rely on wholesale power assumptions. So, this is not just a problem for tomorrow when lower prices are realised, but an issue for today when modelling expected prices. Due to this, Cornwall Insight suggests that there is a strong case for the government

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Hamburg, 6 October 2020. At the end of September, the Nordex Group has received a major order to supply 62 N149/4.0-4.5 turbines for a wind farm in the USA. The machines will be supplied in the 4.8 MW operating mode. The 297 MW wind farm will be built in the Midwestern United States, construction work is due to start in spring 2021 with commissioning scheduled for the end of the same year. The project and customer are undisclosed. The Nordex Group - a profile The Group has installed more than 29 GW of wind energy capacity in over 40 markets and in 2019 generated revenues of EUR 3.3 billion. The company currently employs a workforce of more than 7,900. The joint manufacturing capacity includes factories in Germany, Spain, Brazil, the United States, India, Argentina and Mexico. The product portfolio is focused on onshore turbines in the 2.4 to 5.X MW class, which are tailor-made for the market requirements of countries with limited space and regions with limited grid capacity.

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Chief Executive of industry body says shortlist “is always a source of pride for the industry – and never more so than in this extraordinary year” Finalists announced today in 11 categories Underwater robots, wildcats and smart radiators are all key parts of projects which have been shortlisted for the 2020 Scottish Green Energy Awards, announced today (Oct 5). Cameras which can plot underwater obstructions with millimetre accuracy, a Highlands wilderness reserve which is using hydropower to fuel conservation programmes and a heat project which uses excess wind electricity to heat islanders’ homes are all through to the finals of the annual awards. This year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards will see 44 individuals, companies and projects vie to scoop prizes in 12 prestigious categories at a virtual ceremony on November 26. The shortlist includes projects, people and businesses from across Scotland and all major renewable energy technologies, both on and offshore. Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, which runs the awards, told how the shortlist “is always a source of pride for the industry – and never more so than in this extraordinary year”. She continued: “Time and again we’re amazed by the ingenuity and persistence shown by companies in our sector. “This year has thrown up

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The Forests of Siemens Gamesa global initiative will plant 50,000 trees this year close to its operations working alongside several reforestation partners. Together the trees will extract over 1 million kg of CO2 out of the atmosphere Reforestation projects will start this year in Spain, Brazil, France, Morocco and Mexico and, where possible, employees will participate as volunteers. The projects will be extended to other countries in 2021 The initiative forms part of the company’s new Social Commitment strategy aimed at reducing poverty, improving the environment and promoting STEM education Siemens Gamesa is taking a step forward in its mission to provide a cleaner, more sustainable future through the launch of The Forests of Siemens Gamesa, a global reforestation program which will help restore woodland areas across the countries where the company operates. This global initiative forms part of the company’s social commitment efforts to help meet the UN’s Agenda 2030 for a better planet, and will see it plant over 50,000 trees this year working with several reforestation partners. When mature these trees together will extract over 1 million kg of CO2 out of the atmosphere. The initiative forms part of Siemens Gamesa’s Social Commitment area helping to drive the company’s

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Leading renewable energy consultancy and service provider, Natural Power, was recently appointed by BayWa r.e. Wind LLC as Independent Engineer of Record for its 250-MW Amadeus Wind project located north of Rotan, Texas, which is currently under construction. Chris Mertes, Head of Advisory at Natural Power in North America, said: “We appreciate the opportunity to serve as Independent Engineer on Amadeus in support of tax equity and construction debt financing. Natural Power and BayWa r.e. take the role of Independent Engineer seriously, and the experience and results we provide will be of significant benefit to the wind project’s long-term success.” The team undertook a full review of the project’s engineering designs, turbine technology, operating contracts, financial models and permits prior to construction commencing. Beneficial aspects were highlighted, and areas of potential risk were flagged for further investigation and resolution. We will continue to support the project with construction monitoring through completion. Once operational, the project will deploy GE wind turbines across nearly 25,000 acres of federal, state and privately held lands, and could generate enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 75,000 homes annually. Florian Zerhusen, CEO, BayWa r.e. Wind LLC, said: “BayWa r.e. selected Natural Power for this critical role based on

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Registration closes on the 22nd October The countdown is on for the Global Offshore Wind 2021 virtual conference and exhibition. That means you can soon immerse yourself in the world of offshore wind, interact with game-changing companies and individuals from the sector and get up-to-date with all the latest news. RenewableUK is delighted to bring you this event virtually for the first time this year, ensuring you don’t miss out despite everything going on. We would like to take this opportunity to announce our industry partners who have made this event possible and thank them for their continued support: Event Partners GE Renewable Energy Mainstream Renewable Power MHI Vestas Offshore Wind Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult Ørsted RWE ScottishPower Renewables Shell Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy SSE Renewables Country Partner Department for International Trade Global Markets Partner Global Wind Energy Council You can engage with these and many more companies during the conference – just book your virtual meetings when you register for the event. Find out more at https://events.renewableuk.com/gow20 Global Offshore Wind 2020 virtual conference and exhibition 28-30 October #RUKGOW20  

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