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Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm has seen its first significant infrastructure installed offshore. Six weeks ago, 10,000 tonnes of steel framework for the wind farm’s pin piles, reactor compensation and offshore substation jackets sailed from Batam in Indonesia to the UK. The first 4,800 tonne jacket has now been lifted and installed in to its final position for the site's offshore substation. Patrick Harnett, Ørsted Senior Programme Director for Hornsea Two said: ”We’re delighted to announce that we’ve now officially commenced our offshore construction for Hornsea Two with the installation of our offshore substation and reactor compensation jackets. "Through a remarkable feat of engineering together with our partners, we’ve overcome COVID challenges and are on track for fabricating the world’s largest AC offshore substation, which will be supported by this gigantic steel structure. The ambition and capability of our teams across the world has been remarkable as we continue to overcome obstacles with safe and efficient solutions.” ABOUT Ørsted The Ørsted vision is a world that runs entirely on green energy. Ørsted develops, constructs and operates offshore and onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage facilities, and bioenergy plants, and provides energy products to its customers. Globally, Ørsted is the market leader in offshore wind

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Lumani has recently acquired Green Lighthouse Developments (“GLHD”), which is developing a portfolio of large-scale solar PV projects in South West France Lumani Energy’s investment platform will seek further opportunities to support renewable energy development by creating and backing growth strategies and providing financial support The co-founders of Lumani Energy have deployed over €1 billion of equity and debt in France, UK, Spain, Italy and Cyprus Lumani Energy launches a new European renewable investment platform for supporting renewable energy pioneers. Lumani Energy is dedicated to supporting pioneers of renewable energy development across Europe, by creating growth strategies and providing financial support.   The renewable energy investment platform has been launched in parallel with the acquisition of Green Lighthouse Developments, a French renewables developer. Together they are developing a pipeline of large-scale solar PV projects in South West France.  Lumani Energy’s co-founders, Adrien Pinsard and Gintare Briola, share more than twenty years investment experience in renewable energy, deploying over €1 billion of equity and debt in France, UK, Spain, Italy and Cyprus. The duo has a wealth of experience in investing in greenfield and brownfield solar and wind projects, asset management and materialising the value of renewable assets in sale processes. They have also supported the

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Sentient’s DigitalClone software and Croda’s Rewitec additive used to extend the life of existing main bearings and gearboxes In 2019, Croda acquired Rewitec GmbH and began to offer Energy Technologies customers nano- and micro-particle-based additives to increase the durability of machinery by lowering friction and reducing wear. Sentient Science validated Rewitec’s DuraGear gearbox oil additives for use in wind turbine gearboxes in 2017. Sentient Science provides DigitalClone® for Wind Operations and Maintenance, which uses a unique combination of physics and data science to give a holistic view of the health and remaining useful life of an asset’s critical systems and components. This information is used for predictive maintenance programs to reduce operations and maintenance costs and ultimately to prolong asset life. Sentient is able to calculate and demonstrate durability improvements imparted through using Croda’s Rewitec technology, which provides asset owners the option of extending the lifetime of their assets instead of costly part replacements. “The competitive energy market is forcing energy producers to optimize maintenance practices and reduce operational expenses”, said Scott Gardiner, Business Development Specialist, Energy Technologies at Croda.   “Major correctives are the largest cost drivers in the wind energy market, specifically gearbox or main shaft replacement.  The cost of this replacement

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Scientists from the University of Aberdeen are developing new technology they claim will be a “game-changer” in enhancing production from North Sea gas fields. Nanotechnology is more commonly associated with medical sciences, with limited application in the oil and gas sector. But now, academics are pioneering a new method that harnesses nanotechnology to enhance the production efficiency of cyclic gas wells. The project is being led by Dr Roozbeh Rafati and Dr Amin Sharifi from the University’s School of Engineering.  It is supported by the Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC) and three industrial partners - Chrysaor Production UK Limited, Schlumberger and ChampionX. The work is based on the development of so-called ‘smart fluids’ using nanoparticles that significantly improve existing techniques that promote well production. Dr Sharifi said: “There are challenges associated with the gas production from mature reservoirs where reservoir pressure is low and gas production may become uneconomic using the current technologies. “We have been discussing these issues with oil and gas companies since 2018, and based on fundamental research has been carried out here at the School of Engineering, we are using nanotechnology to develop smart fluids that have the potential to overcome these challenges. “Over the next 15 months we aim to

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The company signed orders totaling 260 MW in the final quarter of FY20 (June-September), adding to the 150 MW closed in the first three quarters of FY20 205 units of Siemens Gamesa 2.X turbines will be installed Siemens Gamesa becomes one of the leading players in the growing Pakistani renewable energy market Siemens Gamesa has secured a series of orders for eight new wind farms in Pakistan during the company’s 2020 fiscal year, totalling 410 MW. These projects will position the company as one of the leading players in Pakistan’s nascent wind energy market. The central Asian country is rigorously building out electricity generating capacity, battling power blackouts. Partnering with an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor, Siemens Gamesa will supply, install and commission a total of 205 units of Siemens Gamesa 2.X turbines for eight projects with a combined capacity of 410 MW*. Of the eight wind farms package, two projects have already started construction, with commissioning expected in November 2020 and February 2021 respectively. When fully operational at the end of 2021, these eight wind farms will generate enough electricity to cover the annual needs of up to 600,000 local households with clean and affordable electricity, significantly alleviating the power

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Hamburg, 1 October 2020. End of September, the Nordex Group received a 24 MW order from its regular customer Sancak Enerji in Turkey. For the "Baglar-3" wind farm, the Nordex Group will supply five N133/4800 strong-wind turbines. The order also includes a Premium Service contract over a ten-year term. The "Baglar-3" wind farm will be built in the Konya province, near its provincial capital of the same name, about 200 kilometres south of Ankara. Due to the very humid and cold winters at the site, the Nordex Group will supply the turbines in the Cold Climate Version (CCV). The N133/4800 will be installed on tubular steel towers with hub heights of 110 meters. With a mean annual wind speed of 8 meters per second, the strong-wind turbines are ideal for the location. Installation will begin in summer of 2021. The Nordex Group will purchase the rotor blades, anchor cages and towers for the turbines locally in Turkey. As a result of this local production, Sancak Enerji - like all Nordex Group customers in Turkey – will benefit from a higher feed-in tariff. "Baglar-3" is the third wind farm that the Nordex Group will equip with turbines for Sancak Enerji. In 2014, the Group

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CO2 and greenhouse gas emissions are one of the world’s most pressing challenges. The transportation sector represents almost a quarter of Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, but shifting to more sustainable transportation is challenging. To combat this researchers from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and from Tilburg School of Economics and Management have developed a new powerful customized algorithm providing cost-efficient operational decisions, encouraging the use of sustainable transportation, and helping businesses cope with customers who demand on-time deliveries. Synchronizing rail and road shipments calls for the development of a new generation of algorithms that can deliver fast, cost-efficient support to decision makers. In their recent paper, Dr Ioannis Fragkos and Prof. Rob Zuidwijk from Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and Dr Joris Wagenaar from Tilburg School of Economics and Management develop a way to navigate this challenge. “Transportation services need to deal with an increasing customer demand, stricter requirements for on-time delivery, disruptions and travel delays and an urge to become more sustainable. Companies try to address some of these requirements by taking kilometres off the road, thereby switching to more sustainable modes of transportation, for example rail, but such a transition has been slow and challenging,” says

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The successful development and testing of technologies for a meshed HVDC offshore wind transmission grid such as HVDC circuit breakers, HVDC gas insulated substations, HVDC system control, and HVDC system protection systems within the project is completed - technologies can be commercially marketed immediately  Focus: a full-scale pilot project at sea along with the initiation of the development of common system operation guidelines and grid codes for standardisation of technologies are now absolutely necessary to respectively enable and demonstrate the benefits of multi-terminal HVDC networks  Politics must push the development of the required technical, regulatory, and economic frameworks necessary for the organic step-by-step development of meshed offshore HVDC networks  Pragmatic regional collaboration and coordination must be initiated at all stakeholder levels to implement PROMOTioN recommendations to create a level regulatory playing field including agreements on technical compatibility, asset classification, governance, market models, planning and permitting systems, support schemes, decommissioning, and conflict resolution Berlin/Arnhem, 21 September 2020. The EU-funded Horizon2020 project ‘Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks’ (PROMOTioN) presented its research results at a final online conference today. The event, titled ‘North Sea Grid for the European Green Deal: How to unlock Europe's Offshore Wind potential - a deployment plan

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Revolutionary floating DP3 heavy lift installation vessel is the first to be built in Taiwan. Wednesday, September 30, 2020 — In a strong signal highlighting its confidence in the offshore wind sector, CSBC-DEME Wind Engineering (CDWE) held a strike steel ceremony today in Taiwan, when work officially began on its pioneering installation vessel ‘Green Jade’. Representatives from the Hai Long and Zhong Neng offshore wind farm projects, the American Bureau of Shipping and the CR Classification Society were delighted to witness this important moment in Taiwan’s maritime and industrial history and join in the celebrations with CDWE and CSBC, the shipyard that will build this unique vessel. ‘Green Jade’ is the first floating DP3 heavy lift and installation vessel to be built in Taiwan and she will sail under the Taiwanese flag. Being built at CSBC in Kaohsiung, ‘Green Jade’ will feature an exceptional combination of high transport and load capacity, impressive lifting heights and green technology. The vessel has a 4,000-tonne crane capacity and DP3 capability, which will enable CDWE and its customers to transport a multitude of the next generation, multi-megawatt turbines, jackets and components in a single shipment, making it extremely cost effective. Mega monopiles and jackets in a single shipment At 216.5

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Ørsted, the global leader in offshore wind, has announced a £100,000 regional investment as a founding partner in the Eureka! Mersey project to develop a world-class science and discovery centre in the Wirral. At a crucial time for regional investment, the new partnership aims to continue the regeneration of the Wirral waterfront and address a potential “skills gap” by boosting engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects. The visitor attraction, situated just two minutes’ walk from Ørsted’s King’s Wharf Operations & Maintenance base, will address themes closely aligned with the Liverpool City region’s Local Industrial Strategy, such as Low Carbon and Innovation. It also strongly aligns with the region’s “Build Back Better” principles to economic recovery aimed at reshaping the local economy and society in a way that’s greener and more inclusive. By making STEM subjects exciting and accessible, Ørsted & Eureka! hope to boost aspiration in science-based careers, such as offshore wind. To ensure the highest impact among the target audience (six to 14-year-olds), the centre’s content is being designed in close collaboration with local schools and industry. Over the past two years, Ørsted has worked closely with the Eureka team and pupils at The Mosslands School, Wallasey to co-create wind-energy

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