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Ampelmann has been awarded a contract by Boa Marine Services Inc

Delft, 18th of August 2015 - Ampelmann has been awarded a contract by Boa Marine Services Inc. (BMSI) for providing a gangway solution for the ExxonMobil-operated Julia project in the Gulf of Mexico. The work scope of Ampelmann comprises transferring day- and nightshifts of personnel and 24 hours emergency evacuation stand-by.

The Multi-Purpose Vessel Boa Deep C. of BMSI is being fitted with an Ampelmann A-type gangway. The A-type is mobilized on a 23 meter pedestal so it is capable of landing at the platform at a height of 32 meters. The A-type provides a stable transfer platform in conditions up to 2.5 meters significant wave height thereby ensuring safe, efficient and reliable transfer of personnel.

Thomas Massink, Ampelmann USA: "As

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Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday, 19th August, 2015 - HANSA HEAVY LIFT has successfully transported a shiploader weighing over 560 metric tons from Nantong/China to Portland, Oregon/USA for Sandvik Mining and Construction.

HHL Richards Bay safely transported the shiploader, which measures 36.50 meters in length x 56.44 in width x 31.50 in height, discharging it at the Port of Portland where engineers installed it onto the pier.

"The biggest challenge was to lift the shiploader over the conveyor rail at the Port of Portland, whilst ensuring neither sustained damaged," said Gareth Hamer, Head of Cargo Management, Americas, HANSA HEAVY LIFT.

"We then completed the installation of the tripper car and por

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Siemens wins 100 megawatts onshore wind order in Australia

• 32 SWT-3.2-113 direct drive wind turbines
• Long-term service contract included
• Clean renewable energy for more than 70,000 households • Clean renewable energy for more than 70,000 households
• Project to be built in Hornsdale South Australia

Siemens and Neoen Australia have signed a contract for the Hornsdale Wind Farm project located in the state of South Australia. Consisting of 32 Siemens direct drive wind turbines, this project will provide clean energy for more than 70,000 households. The agreement includes also a long-term service contract. Neoen Australia is investing 250 million Australian dollars (approx.166 million Euros) in the project which will make a major cont

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Long-term maintenance contract for OWA (DEME Group)

Operation and maintenance of the 600 MW Dutch Wind Park

Zwijndrecht, 20 August 2015 - Offshore maintenance contractors Offshore & Wind Assistance (OWA) and EWE Offshore Service & Solutions GmbH (EWE-OSS) will use their expertise in the coming years to ensure that the Gemini offshore wind park operates smoothly.

The Gemini offshore wind park in the Dutch North Sea, located 85 km north of the Dutch coast, is to be one of the world's largest wind farms, both in terms of size as well as production (total capacity of 600 MW). Gemini is being built on two locations close to each other, ‘Buitengaats' and ‘ZeeEnergie'.

Offshore Wind & Assistanc

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Vestas receives 26 MW order for citizen-owned wind park in southern Germany

Windpark Kirchberg GmbH & Co.KG has placed an order of eight V126-3.3 MW for a 26.4 MW wind park in Baden Wurttemberg. With over 90 percent share, local citizens will own a larger share of this wind park than any other in southern Germany.

The turbines will be installed in the Hohenlohe region in northeast Baden Wurttemberg, with delivery expected to start in the first quarter of 2016 and commissioning expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2016. The project will utilise the Vestas-patented Large Diameter Steel Towers with 137 meter hub heights.

The contract comprises supply, installation and commissioning of the turbines, along with a 15-year full-scope service agreement (AOM 4000) as well as a VestasOnline® Busi

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