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Burbo Bank Extension, a new offshore windfarm capable of meeting the electricity demand of well over 230,000 homes, will be officially opened at a ceremony in Liverpool today. The wind farm is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50%) and its partners PKA (25%) and KIRKBI A/S, parent company of the LEGO Group (25%). It is the first offshore wind farm in the world to make commercial use of the MHI Vestas V164-8.0 MW wind turbines. Just one of these wind turbines produces more energy than the whole of Vindeby, the world’s first offshore windfarm constructed by DONG Energy 25 years ago in Denmark. Henrik Poulsen, DONG Energy Chief Executive, said: "Burbo Bank Extension showcases the rapid innovation in the offshore wind industry. Less than ten years ago at Burbo Bank, we were the first to install Siemens 3.6MW wind turbines and in this short time, the wind turbines have more than doubled in capacity. “Pushing innovation in this way reduces the cost of electricity from offshore wind and will help to advance the offshore wind industry across the world. “The project has also helped to develop the UK supply chain. It is the first offshore windfarm to use UK manufactured blades and the order

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ELA Container Offshore GmbH delivered an Offshore Office Container to Heerema Marine Contractors. The container was placed on board their Semi Submersible Crane Vessel (SSCV) Thialf and was used as a control room to operate their anchor winches. Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) is a world leading marine contractor in the international offshore oil and gas industry and excels at transporting, installing and removing offshore facilities. These include fixed and floating structures, subsea pipelines and infrastructures in shallow waters, deep and ultra-deep waters. The Thialf is their largest SSCV and capable of a tandem lift of 14,200 t (15,600 short tons). Its two cranes provide for a depth reach lowering capability as well as a heavy lift capacity to install topsides. This multi-functional dynamic positioned SSCV is customized for the installation of foundations, moorings, SPARs, TLPs, and integrated topsides, as well as pipelines and flowlines. "Originally HMC was looking for a 10ft office container to monitor the work. However we managed to convince them in using our standard 20ft offshore office container to serve as a control room. The container was needed on short notice and we managed to adjust the interior for installing their monitors and further inventory", explains Frank ter Haak, Business Development Manager Netherlands

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Robust remote sensing system achieves milestone across 3700+ deployments in 45 countries around the globe Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has announced that its Triton Wind Profiler, a leading remote sensing system, will soon hit a major milestone, reaching 20 million hours of collected wind data since market introduction in 2008. The data have been gathered over 3700 deployments, spanning 45 countries and six continents, where Triton has been used to provide accurate wind measurements at sites both under development and in operations. In addition, Triton units have achieved a fleet-wide median up-time of 99.93% - a testament to the robust nature of the device. Commenting on this milestone, Pascal Storck, Head of Renewable Energy at Vaisala, said: "The Triton is a real workhorse when it comes to all aspects of wind measurement worldwide and reaching 20 million hours shows the system's leading position in the market. That's just shy of 2,300 years of collected wind data, and that number not only demonstrates Triton's consistency and reliability, but also reflects a growing appreciation among developers and operators for the system's versatility compared to traditional met masts and other available measurement options." Vaisala's Triton global deployment statistics serve to

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To promote their latest product, Ravestein decided to bring their widely discussed Skylift to Seawork, to demonstrate to the world how it works. A lot of times we are on an exhibition with our scale model and photo’s, people still don’t believe the barge is actually submersible without the use of cranes, and/or ballast systems, owner Cees Ravestein explained. After 15 years with a stand they decided to go bigger this year with their 60x28x4,5m submersible platform with a payload of 3000 tons. Every day from 14.00h the platform will be lowered down to show how easy it submerges. There will be also a possibility to come on board the Skylift for a drink and chat. Employees of Ravestein will be on board to answer all questions you may have. Inside the marquees, the stand will be still there if you want to have a more extensive chat, or want to view all other heavy maritime steel structures Ravestein can build, like Caissons, Lock Gates, RoRo Linkspans and Backhoe dredgers. For the last 40 years, Ravestein has been the market leader when it comes to heavy maritime steel structures. This event, to see the Skylift in action, you can not miss out. Ravestein happily

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Following the recent merger with the safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS, the global reach and product range of Survitec has been enhanced greatly and for customers this means an improved choice of fire prevention & suppression systems, maintenance, service & liferaft rental solutions. Survitec will be at Nor-Shipping 2017 from 30th May - 2nd June exhibiting this expanded range of critical survival & fire safety systems in Oslo. Visitors to Nor-Shipping will be able to learn about the complete Survitec offering for the cruise, ferry, cargo, tanker and offshore shipping markets. Our experts will also be on hand to introduce the latest water mist & nitrogen inert gas fire prevention units on display. See how you can keep your crew and cargo safe with reliable, flexible and space saving fire prevention solutions. In a challenging market, Survitec has the resources and group wide capability to manage worldwide asset integrity programmes and equipment rental packages that can help ship owners and managers reduce their operating costs. Already well known for its world leading life saving equipment and service support, Survitec supplies the marine industry with everything from Liferafts and MES, lifejackets, lifeboats and survival suits to pyrotechnics, electronics, rope and fire prevention

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-     The company registered record revenues and profitability prior to the merger with Siemens Wind Power. -     The results are in line with the guidance for 2017. In the first quarter of 2017, prior to the merger with Siemens Wind Power, Gamesa obtained €100 million net profit, 39% more than in the year-ago quarter. These results were boosted by record quarterly revenues, amounting to €1,546 million, and profitability, with an underlying EBIT margin of 11.7%. The figures for the first quarter are in line with the most recent targets for 2017 and do not include the merger with Siemens Wind Power, which was completed on 3 April, giving rise to a world leader in renewable energy. Gamesa key figures January-March 2017 (vs. Jan.-Mar. 2016) Figures in euro ·         Revenues: 1,546 million (+45.3%) Sales: 1,490 MWe (+40.5%) Underlying EBIT[1]: 181 million (+52.8%) Underlying EBIT margin: 11.7% (+0.6%) EBIT: 173 million (+46%) Net profit: 100 million (+39.4%) Net cash: 257 million (vs. 194 million) Record revenues and profitability Revenues increased by 45% in the first quarter to €1,546 million as a result of strong growth in wind turbine manufacturing and sales and in the contribution by services. In the first quarter, the wind turbine business increased revenues by 48% to €1,412

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- Q1 revenues up 7.7% to EUR 392 million - Adjusted EBITDA EUR 21 million in Q1, with a margin of 5.5 % - Firm orders increased 31 % year on year to EUR 353 million - Successful refinancing completed, annual savings of EUR 14 million Hamburg: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, posted first-quarter results in line with expectations. Lower operational expenditures delivered first proof that the company's restructuring program, announced in early March, is already bearing fruit. In the first three months of the year, Senvion continued diversifying its portfolio by expanding the 2MW platform, and saw orders rise strongly. Senvion's first quarter revenues hit EUR 392 million, an increase of 7.7 % compared to the same period 2016. While onshore revenues came in at EUR 227 million, offshore revenues grew strongly on year on year basis to EUR 91 million. Senvion's services business contributed the remaining EUR 73 million in quarterly revenues and remained stable compared to the first quarter in 2016. Senvion CEO Jürgen Geissinger said: "Our Q1 results are in line with our expectations, showing continued growth in revenues, while in the period we have implemented a significant part of our cost reduction program." Given the sound development

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LOUIS, May 10, 2017 – ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ESE) today announced that it has acquired NRG Systems, Inc. (NRG), doing business as Renewable NRG Systems, located in Hinesburg, Vermont. NRG, founded in 1982, is the global market leader in the design and manufacture of decision support tools for the renewable energy industry, primarily wind. NRG serves electric utilities, wind turbine manufacturers, renewable energy developers, research institutes, and government agencies in more than 150 countries (www.NRGsystems.com). The business, which will join Doble Engineering as part of ESCO’s Utilities Solutions Group (USG) operating segment, has annualized sales of approximately $45 million (with nearly half of its sales coming from international markets) and operating margins in the mid-teens. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. NRG’s expertise spans both resource assessment products and wind plant optimization equipment such as turbine control sensors, Lidar, and condition based monitoring systems. The products are used during both the pre-development stage of a project and the operational stage when project owners need to optimize the performance of their assets. The company’s products and applications are targeted at the following market segments: Wind Resource Assessment which is the systematic collection of wind data at potential wind farm sites to allow

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Hamburg/Courbevoie: Senvion, a leading global manufacturer of wind turbines, has won five contracts in Belgium totaling 45 megawatts (MW) for the Senvion 3.4M114, 3.0M122 and MM100 turbines. The five contracts are with a range of clients and consist of three projects located in the Walloon region and two in the Flanders region. Nivelles project, located in Walloon and developed by Ventis S.A, has been agreed on a turnkey basis with Senvion responsible for the foundation works and the delivery of four Senvion 3.4M114 turbines. The installation and commissioning are planned for summer 2017. Senvion will also install five MM100 turbines for the Molenbaix wind farm, developed by Eneco and the Cooperative CLEF, and four MM100 turbines for the Moulins Saint Roch wind farm, developed by Ipalle. The commissioning is due to be completed at the beginning of 2018 for Moulins Saint Roch and in spring 2018 for Molenbaix. In the Flanders region, the Meerhout wind farm, developed by Engie Electrabel and which will be operated by Wind4Flanders, will consist of three 3.4M114 turbines. Minderhout wind farm, developed by Storm, will be equipped with one 3.0M122 turbine at 180 metres tip height. Both Meerhout and Minderhout are planned to be installed for autumn

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The UK unit of the independent service provider Deutsche Windtechnik, which is active throughout Europe, has just announced a major success. The investment group Zephyr and Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. have just concluded an agreement covering the maintenance of 61 Siemens type SWT 2.3 wind turbines. The agreement covers full maintenance, including selected large components, for a period of five years commencing in June this year. The 61 turbines are located at the Causeymire and Farr wind farms in the north of Scotland. Both wind farms will be serviced from stations located nearby. In total, that means that Deutsche Windtechnik Ltd. is now responsible for looking after 168 wind turbines distributed over six wind farms, principally in the north of the country. Throughout Europe, Deutsche Windtechnik now maintains over 2,900 wind turbines. The UK service market is changing “Farr and Causeymire are important assets in the Zephyr portfolio. During our discussions with Deutsche Windtechnik, we have been impressed with the capabilities they have developed in the UK and a willingness to work with their customers to help drive the operational performance of the wind farms,” said Huw Griffiths, Managing Director Zephyr Investments Ltd. “We are looking forward to working with Deutsche Windtechnik at

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