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For the past 3 years, ALL NRG has combined the strengths of several leading Danish energy service providers to create a solid base for further development. PES went to find out how this has been achieved and why there is optimism in the air. Collecting industry know-how from its individual business segments, such as high voltage, mechanical wind, and inspection and advisory services has given ALL NRG the strength to develop their business in the right direction to respond to the latest market conditions. Until recently, the market consisted of smaller service providers offering fragmented solutions to manufacturers and developers in the wind-power industry. Now companies are gathering their forces as the market demands a turn towards large tender processes and full scope projects. In addition, the increasing demands for higher Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) levels has made it difficult for smaller companies to compete. First mover Even though the ALL NRG name is still fairly new to the industry, the companies behind it are far from newcomers to the business. The integrated ALL NRG has a list of references with which it is hard to compete. Having worked on more than 90% of the world’s municipally sponsored offshore wind turbines, the

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Words: Peter Hearn, Operations Manager, ActSafe In this, second of four articles, we see how ActSafe Powered Ascenders can be used for material lifting in the wind energy industry. What is an ActSafe Portable Powered Winch? A Portable Powered Winch is a Li-ion battery or petrol powered lifting apparatus that is certified for lifting both loads, personnel and for lowering operations. The winches use readily available, 11mm kernmantle ropes so only rope length limits the lifting distances. The Working Load Limit is 200 and 250kg so these winches are a flexible tool that makes it possible to lift a wide variety of cargo and facilitate positioning operations. Nacelle In wind energy maintenance time is money, particularly when offshore, where weather windows are short. What happens when your crew arrive onsite, with a restricted time opportunity to get the turbine back online and they are unable to get tools and material into the turbine because the installed lifting equipment is not fit for purpose? An Actsafe portable battery powered winch, with a lifting capacity of 200Kg will ensure your maintenance teams can complete the task. This will reduce the risk of prolonged downtime. It also means it’s not necessary to have a permanent chain hoist fitted to

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In October 2016 PES brought you the newly baptised Vol au Vent. It has certainly been a winner for Jan de Nul, with ongoing projects and planned improvements to increase the crane’s capacity and available deck space. The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project During the third quarter of 2017, Jan De Nul Group’s vessel Vole au Vent will start the installation of 5 MHI Vestas 8.3 MW turbines at the Blyth Offshore Demonstrator Project. This new project is located 5.7km off the coast of Blyth, Northumberland, UK. The Jan De Nul Group was awarded the contract in March 2016 after FID was achieved by EDF Renewables UK. The Blyth Offshore Demonstrator wind farm will have an initially installed capacity of 41.5MW of electricity, which is enough to provide approximately 34,000 homes of renewable energy. Third in a row This project will be the third project in a row for the Vole au Vent since it was acquired by Jan De Nul Group in 2015. The previous projects were the Bligh Bank Phase II project and the Tahkoluoto project in Finland. By the time the new project starts, the two previous projects will have been completed.

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• GES will be in charge of part of the electrical Works of a 120 MW wind farm, after finishing work at Gulf El Zyat • After concluding the installation of a 220 MW in Egypt, GES installation team Works in a new 40 MW Project • Company forecast includes new construction and installation projects during 2017 24th May 2017. GES has returned to the construction and installation activity in Egypt recently. In the last year, GES has been awarded with three new projects in the country. GES has a long experience in the O&M field in Egypt. The company has 200 MW in maintenance in the country and will add 40 MW more in the near future. The instability and the special market situation forced GES to slow down its construction activity during the past years. But in 2016 GES took the opportunity to get back to work in the country, undertaking part of the electrical works and the installation of a 220MW wind farm. A stable presence in Egypt made it possible to GES to commit the installation of such a huge project, integrating local workforce at the same time. This decision has been consolidated during the last few

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Fred. Olsen Renewables AS (Fred.Olsen Renewables) select Kongsberg Digital AS to provide a wind turbine independent data storage and data security solution. Statoil are partnering the project. Fred. Olsen Renewables (a wholly owned subsidiary of Bonheur ASA), Statoil and Kongsberg Digital have agreed to collaborate to verify the functionality provided by Kongsberg’s digital platform, Kognifai, at Lista Vindkraftverk. Lista Vindkraftverk is fully owned by Fred. Olsen Renewables and was built with support from ENOVA. Fred. Olsen Renewables is in cooperation with the private Fred. Olsen-affiliated company Natural Power Consultants managing and executing the service and maintenance activities on Fred. Olsen Renewables wind farms, and will test Kongsberg Digital’s solutions to verify the capability to capture and store all vital data streams. This entails storage of and access to such data and thereby gaining full and detailed information about their assets’ performance and condition. “The data from the turbines is at the heart of our work to improve the efficiency and maintenance of our wind farm assets. The information from the sensors and systems in the turbines gives us the opportunity to review turbine performance and assess component integrity. We believe Kognifai will make the data more readily accessible and will thereby enable more

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Life Cell Marine Safety has been included in a new initiative aiming to support local fishermen operating from coastal locations between Hartlepool and Saltburn by the Sea, who have traditionally used the fishing grounds in and around the windfarm. The new programme, developed by EDF Energy Renewables, aims provide essential safety equipment for personnel and vessels in line with Marine and Coastguard Agency for fishing vessel operators. The scheme will provide Life Cell models to local fishermen, ensuring they have essential safety equipment in a readily accessible location in the event of an emergency. The Life Cell is used as a flotation device, which can float free or be easily removed from a vessel. The bonus is that it can also be safely and easily removed after each day’s fishing to reduce the possibility of theft of essential safety equipment. James Wilson, local fishing liaison officer with EDF Energy Renewables, said: “Our aim has always been to ensure that the wind farm can co-exist safely and effectively with local fishing activities. “We have maintained close contact with the local fishermen at all stages of the project and we are delighted to be able to provide support for this very important local activity

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SeaRoc Group will be exhibiting at the upcoming Offshore Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition next month, giving visitors the opportunity to see first-hand, the new features of its marine management system, SeaPlanner™. SeaPlanner™ has undergone major redevelopment over the last 18 months, providing a faster and more flexible system with the most advanced capabilities that help improve operational efficiency, reduce cost and improve health and safety. Key features include: Portfolio Management – clients can now manage multiple sites from a single, centralised system that is accessible by all stakeholders at any location. The benefits of which are substantial as it means processes become standardised resulting in cost savings and improved efficiencies. Reporting – analysis of data is crucial for maintaining an efficient and economic project. This is now made simple for clients as they have access to a range of reporting tools where data can be exported and manipulated at any time. Data Protection & Security – SeaPlanner now complies with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) being released in May 2018 as well as a host of updates to further increase the level of security and data encryption for your project information.

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SeaRenergy further extends its services in the offshore wind business and is now offering CMID´s (Common Marine Inspection Documents ). CMID´s will be carried out by our inhouse Accredited Vessel Inspector (AVI). CMID provides a standard format for the inspection of offshore vessels.  Its use helps to promote safety and efficiency. The aim of the CMID is to provide a measure for vessel safety and environmental assurance, safety of personnel, and protection of the environment.  For the vessel operator a CMID may help to reduce the number of third party repeat inspections on individual vessels by providing a consistent, transferrable format. This format equally meets the requirements of the vessel operator and the client. SeaRenergy is an independent provider of comprehensive services for all offshore wind industry stakeholders. We are involved in the whole value chain from T&I concept design and installation to operations and maintenance. We offer consulting and engineering services, as well as offshore marine services (e.g. transport, logistics, construction site safety) and the full range of offshore professionals .

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Global Investment Manager Specializing in Lower Carbon and Renewable Infrastructure Assets Sees Significant Opportunities in the North American Wind Power Market Looks to Build Out and Grow Scout’s Project Pipeline Representing over $1.7 Billion of Investment Houston, TX, May 17, 2017 — Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners (“Quinbrook”), a global investment manager specializing in lower carbon and renewable energy infrastructure assets, has acquired Scout Clean Energy (“Scout”), a Colorado-based developer and operator of U.S. wind power projects. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Scout is developing a 1,600-megawatt (“MW”) pipeline of U.S. wind power projects that in aggregate represents more than $1.7 billion in total capital investment and would generate enough emissions free power to serve the needs of nearly a half-million American households. Led by wind industry veteran Michael Rucker, the Scout development portfolio is currently diversified across nine U.S. states. The majority of Scout’s projects qualify for U.S. production tax credits (“PTCs”) for wind, which were recently extended by US Congress for an additional four years. “Quinbrook’s investment in Scout aligns with our long-term strategy of building a larger scale portfolio of on-shore wind power projects in the United States. Investing in innovative and experienced development teams  like Scout is key to

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LM Wind Power, a world leading designer and manufacturer of blades for wind turbines, today announced the addition of yet another blade factory to its global manufacturing set up. The new facility will be located in the Baodi district in the north eastern part of China, 40 km from LM Wind Power's existing plant in Tianjin that was established in 2001 as the first foreign wind industry company in the area. The Baodi facility will be LM Wind Power's fourth Chinese blade plant and the company's 15th worldwide. LM Wind Power expects to create 500 jobs and start production in July 2017. LM Wind Power CEO, Marc de Jong, said: "It is a great pleasure to announce this new blade plant in China as another example of the strong demand for LM Wind Power products and the rapid growth of the company right now. We would like to thank our local partners, represented by the Jiu Yuan Industrial Park in Baodi and our launch customer, GE Renewable Energy, for helping us realize this exciting new project. The Baodi site is a great location for serving our local and global customers in China, with close proximity to the highway and only 50 km

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