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Recurring inspection of 30 wind turbines successfully completed Varel, 2021-07-27: On assignment from Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH, Deutsche WindGuard Inspection has now successfully completed recurring inspections on 30 wind turbines at the off- shore wind farm Global Tech I in the German North Sea. The contracted scope of services at this wind farm located around 180 kilometres northwest of Bremerhaven, Germany, comprised the inspection of tower and nacelle in accordance with the Standard Design of the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH). “We are pleased that Global Tech I Offshore Wind GmbH counts on our expertise and has commis- sioned us with the inspection of the technical condition and safety equipment,” says Jan Wallasch, Managing Director of Deutsche WindGuard Inspection, “with the highest level of thoroughness, our experienced offshore experts carefully inspected this year’s inspection scope of 30 turbines and also checked the monitoring and maintenance documentation. For this purpose, the team was stationed on board of the REM Inspector service vessel directly in the wind farm for four weeks in June.” “The working environment in the offshore wind farm is very dynamic because of sudden weather changes, among other things,” notes Frederik Modes, Head of Operations & Maintenance Wind Turbines Global

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Large component layout confirmed Following the approval of funding for the Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven at the former Luneort airfield, the project work started behind the scenes first of all. The first major step was to commission a general contractor to design specific layout plans for the facilities. This is a fundamental prerequisite for any necessary permits. The connection of the test field to the virtual grid of Fraunhofer IWES’ Dynamic Nacelle Testing Labora-tory (DyNaLab) large-scale testing facility and the generation of the electrolysis energy from wind power is a unique selling point.  There are numerous processes to complete before the complex system of electrolyzers, compressors, and the switchgear is coordinated – all without a blueprint, as there are no comparable projects at present. For example, the connection of the hydrogen, power, and data lines up to the Fraunhofer DyNaLab requires both expertise and creativity on the part of the general contractor Wenger Engineering. “The planned test field is a world first and represents a significant contribution to the energy transition for the region. We are very proud to be realizing this project in cooperation with Fraunhofer IWES,” explained Dr. David Wenger, CEO of Wenger Engineering GmbH. The Hydrogen Lab Bremerhaven should produce green

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The Scottish Green Energy Awards open today (July 27) Nominations invited for 11 categories across all renewable technologies Nominations for The Scottish Green Energy Awards – the UK’s largest celebration of renewables – open today (July 27). This year’s event will return as an in-person awards ceremony which will comply with the latest government guidelines to ensure the health and safety of guests. Nominations are open for 11 categories, with submissions welcome from all renewable energy technologies, from wind, hydro and solar to wave, low-carbon heat and more. Categories this year include the Best Innovation Award, Best Engagement Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award. The awards ceremony on December 2 will be hosted by comedian Jo Caulfield. Claire Mack, Chief Executive of Scottish Renewables, said: “I am absolutely delighted that we will be celebrating Scotland’s renewable energy industry in-person at this year’s Scottish Green Energy Awards. “In the year of COP26, the eyes of the world are on Scotland and The Scottish Green Energy Awards are another opportunity to showcase the critical role and impact the renewable energy industry is playing in our fight against climate change. “Each year I am inspired by the talent, passion and innovation showcased by those who are doing ground-breaking work to decarbonise our

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South Tyneside-based Metec UK has won a series of offshore renewables contracts worth over £6.5 million to supply the Dogger Bank Wind Farm phases A and B, and a second offshore substation in France amongst others. Metec UK manufactures sacrificial anodes for the long-term protection of steel jackets and foundations against corrosion used in the offshore renewable energy industry. The fast-growing company secured two six figure sum French renewables contracts in 2021 for two offshore substations, along with two multi-million pound contracts awarded by Smulders for the Dogger Bank Wind Farm. When complete, Dogger Bank will become the largest offshore wind farm in the world. Other contract wins include cathodic protection for port and harbour works linked to the push for renewable energy generation offshore. The operations and maintenance base for Dogger Bank, being built at the Port of Tyne, will be the main hub for the wind farm, which will eventually be capable of powering 6 million homes. The wind farm has already created or supported thousands of new jobs and will be built in three phases, Dogger Bank A, B and C. Dogger Bank A and B is a joint venture between SSE Renewables (40 per cent), Equinor (40 per cent) and

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Jan De Nul Group’s Cable Laying Vessel Willem de Vlamingh has successfully installed the four export cables with a total length of 34 km on the 376MW Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan. This milestone marks the next step in the development of the Formosa 2 Offshore Wind Farm. Thanks to her shallow draft design, the Willem de Vlamingh was able to position itself close to the beach thereby limiting the shore pull distance to around 1,250 metres. At the beach landing, the cables have been pulled through four HDD ducts into the transition joint bays. The Willem de Vlamingh also acted as Trenching Support Vessel which, together with TSHD Niña and a Starfish outfitted with an in-house designed jet-skid tool, in the meantime also successfully completed the export cable burial works. Local Supply Chain  For the installation of the export cables, Jan De Nul Group relied on its local supply chain network for the performance of the beach pull assistance works, dive support, the installation of the HDD ducts, as well as the supply and operation of support vessels. This local network was set up with the support of Jan De Nul’s long-standing partner Hung Hua Corporation. Installation of foundations and subsea cables For

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GEV Wind Power has announced the appointment of Paul Idziak as Chief Executive Officer of GEV Wind Power US LLC (GEV). Paul has also been appointed to the Board of GEV Wind Power Lab Group. Paul is a seasoned wind energy executive with leadership experience across various disciplines, enjoying an outstanding record of building profitable business divisions for Shermco Industries and Infrastructure & Energy Alternatives Services Group (IEA), a wind farm installation and services contractor, where he recently served as Vice President of Business Development. David Fletcher, Chief Executive Officer of GEV Wind Power Lab Group spoke about the appointment: “We are delighted to welcome Paul to the business and board of GEV, bringing his many years of experience leading renewable divisions in the United States. We look forward to Paul helping us to drive our US growth strategy going forward, with the aim of achieving our goal of being the partner of choice to our North American based clients, for all their blade maintenance requirements”. Paul Idziak added, “I am thrilled to be joining GEV to continue my career focusing on the wind energy sector and be part of the transformation of the industry over the coming years, as the maintenance market continues

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Welcoming the launch of the UK Government’s Innovation Strategy setting out a long-term vision and 10-point plan for delivering innovation-led growth in the UK, Andrew Jamieson, Chief Executive of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, said: “The offshore renewable energy sector has a massive role to play in meeting the UK Government’s ambition of becoming a science superpower and, in so doing, making a huge contribution to both ‘levelling up’ some of the most deprived areas of the country and delivering net zero. “ORE Catapult’s innovation infrastructure lies at the heart of this opportunity, and we are already seeing rich rewards from investment to date. Partnering with companies like GE Renewable Energy to bring their game-changing Haliade-X offshore wind turbine to market, and supporting hundreds of UK SMEs to develop new technologies and services, is creating thousands of jobs across the country, growing our local supply chains, lowering the cost of energy and accelerating our transition to a low-carbon economy”. About the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult ORE Catapult was established in 2013 by the UK Government and is part of a network of Catapults set up by Innovate UK in high growth industries. It is the UK’s leading innovation centre for offshore renewable energy. Independent

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The German wind turbine manufactuer starts to use the battery-powered high-end traverse systems from ematec Memmingerberg (jm). The German wind turbine manufacturer Enercon will in future rely on cutting-edge technology made in Germany. Enercon is the first wind turbine manufacturer worldwide to use six completely emission-free rotor blade lifters from the specialist provider ematec AG from Memmingerberg (Bavaria). The so-called RBC-D-Green-Line rotor blade lifters from ematec are completely battery-operated and, thanks to a redundant double drive system, they work absolutely fail-safe. They are considered to be the most innovative and universal traverse systems on the world market for the single blade assembly of wind turbines. As the first manufacturer ever, ematec has succeeded in developing rotor blade lifters that automatically adjust and balance themselves to the respective rotor blade. In addition, the RBC traverse systems are the only ones that are able to take on all currently available rotor blade types from 45 metres to 110 metres. For ematec, the order from Enercon is the largest single order in the company's 23-year history. “This order is just amazing! It's great that Enercon is working with us to set a new benchmark on the world market. Our RBC lifting system is really unique in terms

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The Scottish Government has announced that a programme to tackle fuel poverty and improve energy efficiency will receive an extra £9 million of funding this year to support a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and help fuel poor households save money on their heating bills. Responding, Morag Watson, Director of Policy at Scottish Renewables, said: “Heat makes up more than half of the energy used in Scotland. Focussing on its decarbonisation is crucial if we are to meet our climate change targets, which include the ambitious goal of producing 50% of all energy from renewable sources by 2030. “Using renewable technologies like heat pumps and solar panels to reduce fuel costs and cut carbon emissions is a win-win. In addition, the jobs which this latest funding will support enable businesses in the low-carbon heat supply chain to continue to upskill as we look towards net-zero and the end of gas for heating.” ​ The Scottish Government's press release is available on its website. An image of Morag Watson is available here. To find out more about how The Scottish Government can accelerate the decarbonisation of heat, see our manifesto for May's election.

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The leading safety science and service provider to the renewables industry has been chosen by the world’s largest offshore wind developer to certify turbines and foundations at 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 and 242MW Gode Wind 3 projects Northbrook, Illinois, July 20, 2021 - UL, the global safety science leader, and one of the world’s top testing, inspection and certification providers for renewable energy projects, has been selected by Ørsted to deliver project certifications for the wind turbine and foundation at 900MW Borkum Riffgrund 3 and 242MW Gode Wind 3 wind farms. Project certification, part of the licensing process of offshore wind farms located in German waters, will help ensure the design, manufacturing, transport, installation, commissioning and operation complies with the highest standards of safety. Despite Germany’s robust long-term offshore wind outlook, the industry has struggled to bring projects to market in 2021 with a pause in the formalized auction process resulting in no offshore capacity being added this year. However, domestic market conditions have not slowed down pre-construction planning and development. Kai Grigutsch, managing director of UL’s wind certification services, said, “UL has been at the forefront of global wind certifications for almost 20 years, helping developers navigate the safety, reliability and performance risks for

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