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Spain, September 05, 2018. Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion and turbine control equipment, announced today that a recent in-house R&D study allowed them to work out the optimal electrical power conversion designs for offshore wind turbines up to 15 MW. The research, taking into account the complex set of parameters at play in LCoE, enabled the company to develop a Medium Voltage Power Converter based on the parallelization of several conversion lines (core product) reaching up to the 15 MW power range. Ingeteam claims that its new design is the ideal solution for scaling up offshore turbine platforms and will present its converter and the associated research at the Global Wind Summit in Hamburg next month. Ingeteam’s R&D study assessed the complex relationship between the cost of the power conversion stage and its reliability and maintainability metrics (MTBF and MTTR respectively[1]) to determine the lowest LCoE. Based on the study findings, Ingeteam found that the optimal solution for the offshore wind market is a Medium Voltage Power Converter based on the parallelization of several conversion lines (core product) reaching up to the 15 MW power range. The power conversion line designed by Ingeteam offers the best investment/availability

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Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “Renewable energy can fulfil every part of the Scottish Government's Programme for Government - our industry can be the key to creating a healthier, wealthier and greener economy. “The £1.5 billion a year increase in infrastructure spending, a portion of which is to be invested in low-carbon energy, is to be welcomed, as is the commitment to help innovative companies move into export markets - a sector where our industry has a significant contribution to make. “We would urge the Scottish Government to make the most of its commitment to consulting on ‘a wider vision for housing in 2040’. That industry, and particularly its new-build sector, has an important role to play in the essential decarbonisation of our heat sector. “Expansion of Scotland’s electric vehicle infrastructure will make it easier for drivers to cut carbon and take advantage of the renewable power produced here in Scotland while embracing the shift to a smarter, more modern energy system. “We look forward to hearing from the Finance Secretary tomorrow on how the new Scottish National Investment Bank will help support low-carbon investment, and to working with the Scottish Government as its plans for Scotland develop in the coming

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NKT has successfully commissioned the high-voltage cable system project for the 659 MW offshore wind park Walney Extension in the Irish Sea. For NKT, the delivery comprises more than 139 km submarine cable and reinforces the company’s strong position within offshore wind. NKT has successfully commissioned the 220 kV HVAC cable systems for the offshore wind park Walney Extension in the Irish Sea. When fully operational later this year, Walney Extension will become the world’s largest wind farm contributing a significant amount of green electricity to the UK’s energy mix. NKT has designed, manufactured and commissioned the two 220kV extruded export cable systems as well as an underground cable system connecting the wind farm to the onshore power grid. All 220kV joints and terminations were also supplied and installed by NKT. - We are proud to be part of the ambitious project generating renewable energy in UK and we have seen great collaboration with Ørsted and other suppliers to the Walney Extension. In NKT, we are committed to the sustainable development of the global energy production, and this project reinforces our position as a leading provider of advanced high-voltage cable solutions connecting offshore wind parks to the power grid, says Executive Vice President

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Hamburg, Buenos Aires, 4 September 2018 - The Nordex Group has received an order from AES Argentina Generación, a subsidiary of the energy provider AES Corporation, for the delivery of 30 AW132/3300 turbines. The “Energética” wind farm is located in the Province of Buenos Aires near Bahia Blanca. The location is characterised by average wind speeds above 10 metres per second. The Nordex Group will be assembling the turbines locally in Argentina and will be manufacturing the 120-metre high concrete towers locally as well. The contract also comprises a multi-year service for the wind farm. About the Nordex Group The Group has installed wind power capacity of more than 23 GW in over 25 markets, generating sales of around EUR 3.1 billion in 2017. 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 - 4.8 MW class addressing the requirements of land constrained as well as grid constrained markets.

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As informed in Company Announcement no. 21 of 25 September 2017, NKT had signed a Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) for delivery and installation of export and array cable systems to the prospective offshore wind farm project Triton Knoll. The PSA was signed in a consortium with Boskalis Subsea Cables and Flexibles (previously VBMS). Innogy, the project owner, has now made the final investment decision for the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm, and the PSA is converted into a firm order for NKT. NKT President and CEO Michael Hedegaard Lyng says: - With this firm order, I look forward to further building our co-operation with the project owner of Triton Knoll, and also to being a substantial and reliable partner in the green transformation of the UK and European power supply. We firmly believe that offshore wind as well as the interconnectors markets will see further growth in the coming years to support the ambitious European renewable energy targets. NKT is well positioned to take part in it with our technological expertise and high-end solutions. As previously announced, the order represents a contract value for NKT of approx. EUR 115m (approx. DKK 857m) in market prices, equivalent to approx. EUR 96m (approx. DKK 715m) in standard

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Launching a report showing a record high deployment of onshore wind in the UK in 2017, industry body RenewableUK is today warning that the future growth of the industry and investment in new infrastructure is at risk without a change in Government policy. In 2017 a record 2,611 megawatts (MW) of onshore wind came online in the UK – over 20% of all onshore wind capacity in the UK. The new capacity was overwhelmingly installed outside of England, with 1,673MW in Scotland, 356MW in Wales and 247MW in Northern Ireland. New onshore wind capacity added in 2017 represents an investment value of £5.3bn retained in the UK. Of this, 87% (£4.7bn) of this was spent in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. However, the Government’s policy of blocking onshore wind from competing for new power contracts, known as Contracts for Difference, means that the industry faces a steep drop off in new investment and new capacity coming online. Onshore wind is the lowest cost option for new power in the UK, with a recent economic analysis from BVG Associates showing that contracts for new onshore wind would provide a payback to consumers of over £1.6bn. Commenting on the report, RenewableUK’s Executive Director Emma Pinchbeck said: “2017 was a record-breaking year for onshore wind in the UK, with more new capacity coming on line than ever before. This technology

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UK-based JDR Cables, owned by the TFKable Group, has won a multi-million pound contract to supply inter-array cables and termination work for Ørsted’s record-breaking offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project Two. When operational in 2022, the wind farm will supply clean electricity to over 1.3 million homes, and surpass its sister project Hornsea One, as the world’s largest offshore wind farm. The contract includes 100km (around the same distance as Hartlepool to Leeds) of inter-array cables, all to be assembled in JDR’s Hartlepool facility. Inter-array cables link turbines together, and carry the clean electricity generated by the turbines to an offshore substation, which converts it to a higher voltage for transmission to shore. The project is Ørsted’s first in the UK to use 66kV for its array cables, having used 33kV for previous projects. Using cables with a higher voltage helps to reduce electrical losses during transmission. Patrick Harnett, Engineering, Procurement and Construction Director for Hornsea Project Two at Ørsted, said: “This contract builds on experience from previous projects including Race Bank offshore wind farm, which we opened earlier this year, and Hornsea Project One, currently in construction. “As our wind farm projects have grown in size, and distance from shore, so too have the contracts we place

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Wood is continuing to support Statkraft on Fosen Vind, the largest onshore wind power project in Europe. The 1 GW project, which is located in central Norway on the peninsula of Fosen, comprises six onshore wind farms with the combined capacity to power up to 170,000 Norwegian households when complete. The clean energy team is currently installing 29 guyed lattice meteorological masts and performing data monitoring and analysis for the site calibration phase as part of a power performance testing (PPT) contract. This will be followed by the installation of power monitoring equipment fitted to a number of the wind turbine generators for the power curve test phase. Steve Noble, VP of Wood’s clean energy business, said: “We are pleased to be supporting Statkraft on this milestone project. “As the largest onshore wind power project in Europe, Fosen Vind will provide thousands of homes with clean energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Being awarded a contract of this size and scale is testament to the technical expertise we hold in power performance testing.” It is expected that the wind farms, which will generate 3.4 TWh power annually, will be completed and commissioned by 2020.

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Lars Jønholt Halvorsen has been appointed Managing Director of Semco Maritime Norway as per 1 August. Based in Bergen, Halvorsen now heads all Semco Maritime activities in Norway, including the rig facilities at Hanøytangen, Bergen, as well as Semco Maritime’s offices in Kristiansand and Stavanger. Lars Jønholt Halvorsen joins Semco Maritime from a position as Deputy General Manager and Senior Project Manager at Enhanched Drilling, and before that he held a position as Vice President at Odfjell Drilling. Senior Vice President Lars Skov, Head of Semco Maritime Rig Projects, emphasizes Lars Jønholt Halvorsen’s extensive experience from the Norwegian oil and gas industry. “Lars has in-depth knowledge of the rig industry in particular as well as the Norwegian oil and gas industry in general. Furthermore, he is known as a leader with a strong focus on lean operations, ensuring high quality and efficient deliveries for our customers.” Lars Jønholt Halvorsen holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering.

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RIMS (Robotics In Maintenance Strategies) continues in their quest in the practical integration of drone technology in the world maritime surveying with yet another class society approval for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces, this time from ClassNK. Over the past 12 months RIMS have successfully secured class approvals from multiple societies; Bureau Veritas, Lloyd’s Register, ABS, RINA, KRS and now ClassNK. The certification for the use of Remote Inspection Techniques (drones) during surveys of enclosed spaces, from these classification societies opens the option of drone use to more shipowners and managers for inspections. The use of drones during surveys enables remote live on-screen object inspection, which can result in the elimination of the use of costly access equipment such as scaffolding and cherry pickers. The technology used in this way in turn then offers additional substantial benefits to shipowners and managers such as; reduction in the time to carry out a survey, minimising of risk, as well as cost savings. David Knukkel, CEO, RIMS said; “We want to ensure we can offer our services as an option to all, and we shall continue to put our efforts into obtaining further class approval to ensure this is the

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