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Long-standing customer again orders N163/5.X turbines Cold-climate version of turbines with anti-icing system and hub height of 159 metres intended for site north of the Polar Circle Hamburg, 14 April 2021. End of March, the global project developer wpd placed another order with the Nordex Group for N163/5.X turbines in Finland. The Nordex Group will supply 17 turbines from the Delta4000 series for the 96.9 MW "Nuolivaara" wind farm. The order also includes a Premium Service contract covering a period of 15 years and an option to extend by a further five years. The "Nuolivaara" wind farm will be built some 25 kilometres to the north-east of the centre of Kemijärvi, between the municipalities of Kemijärvi and Salla in the north of Finland. Due to the harsh, cold climate to the north of the Polar Circle, the Nordex Group will be supplying the turbines in the cold-climate version. This means that the turbines can be operated at temperatures down to -30°C. The rotor blades will be equipped with the Advanced Anti-Icing System. The system prevents the rotor blades from icing before ice starts to form. This reduces power losses significantly as the turbines can be operated continuously also in harsh

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8.5 megawatt hour battery storage facility will help rapidly balance grid fluctuations Development of battery storage is key to enhancing the role of renewables in Ireland’s clean energy transition RWE Renewables’ first European-based battery storage project has entered full operations in Ireland. The 8.5 megawatt hour (MWh) battery storage facility will be capable of providing a rapid delivery of electricity into the power grid in order to balance fluctuations resulting from the growing proportion of electricity generated by intermittent renewables. The site is located in Stephenstown, Balbriggan, in County Dublin and is the first of two battery storage facilities that RWE, one of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, will bring online in Ireland this year. Cathal Hennessy, Country Chair, RWE Renewables Ireland, said: “Stephenstown is a utility-scale battery storage investment, in a market which is already committed to renewable energies, and which provides dedicated support for battery storage. Ireland is an excellent starting point for RWE Renewables as we look to expand and grow our battery storage technology business and become a key partner in Ireland’s low carbon energy transition.” The Stephenstown battery storage plant will provide critical system services to help ensure a smooth flow of electricity into the grid, as Ireland

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Nearly £1 million of smart investment in the South East’s electricity network is set to pave the way for new generators of renewable energy to connect to the grid. UK Power Networks is rolling out new ‘load blinding relays’ across Kent, Surrey and Sussex to unlock capacity for new connections. The £932,000 project will see the devices installed on 80 transformers across 35 sites, from now until 2024. In total the new protection relay technology will release 469 Mega Volt Amperes (MVA) – unlocking enough capacity to install a rooftop solar panel on 127,445 houses. That’s the equivalent of connecting a new solar panel on every house in a town the size of Eastbourne, East Sussex. Installing the new smart devices is also significantly cheaper than replacing existing equipment or building new, and the South East was chosen because it already hosts many wind and solar farms. Director of Asset Management Barry Hatton said: “We’re excited about this programme because it shows just how far we can go if we think a bit differently and re-imagine what’s possible on our network. Strategic, smart, specific investment like this, is exactly how we plan to help enable Net Zero by 2050.” Traditionally, protection devices switch off

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Fraunhofer IWES and GERICS are launching a new research project to investigate climatic changes in wind and their influence on wind energy site assessment. When planning a wind farm, yield assessments are vital when it comes to estimating the wind conditions at the planned site and calculating the expected energy yields while taking various factors into account. The basis of this is normally formed by historical wind data as well as measurement data that are extrapolated into the future during the planning process. However, advancing climate change means that historical data might be less applicable for the future. Within the scope of the KliWiSt project, Fraunhofer IWES, together with the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), will be investigating the influence of climate change on wind energy site assessment in the coming decades. In addition, specific recommendations for action for the future determination of yield assessments for wind farms are also to be derived from this. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) is financing this research project to the tune of € 1.16 million through to 2024. With the Paris Agreement, the United Nations set out climate goals in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions so that any increase in the

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GEV Wind Power (“GEV”), one of the world’s leading wind turbine blade repair and maintenance providers has merged with Danish based Wind Power Lab (“WPL”), a leader in providing intelligent technology based blade solutions to wind park operators. The existing management teams, led by CEO’s David Fletcher and Anders Røpke, will continue to lead their respective businesses in this growth market. There remains a continued focus on producing more energy from renewable sources to drive down global carbon emissions in the coming years. This together with the cost of wind energy production being comparable to the cost of producing energy from fossil fuels, means that wind energy is becoming an increasingly attractive option. As a result, the number of wind turbines is forecast to grow at c.8% per annum over the next five years. GEV provides field blade repair and maintenance services to wind farm manufacturers and operators in the UK, Europe and the US, operating both onshore and in challenging offshore environments. Wind turbine blades are susceptible to erosion and weather damage, which affects aerodynamic efficiency and reduces their energy production (and can sometimes stop the turbine operating altogether). GEV specialises in providing highly qualified technicians to repair blades, reducing downtime

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Hamburg, 13 April 2021. In March, the Nordex Group received an order from the VSB Group to supply turbines in the 3MW class in Poland. The project developer has ordered 11 turbines for a wind cluster in Poland totalling about 42 MW of installed capacity. The order also includes a Premium Service contract for the turbines covering a period of 20 years. The turbine type and the project name are undisclosed as per customer request. In autumn 2022, the Nordex Group will supply and install the turbines. The commissioning is planned to start end of the same year. "Following projects in Germany and Finland, we are now also pleased to equip Polish wind farms of the VSB Group with our turbine technology and thus contribute to accelerating the energy transition in Poland," says Patxi Landa, CSO of the Nordex Group. To date, the Nordex Group has sold turbines for projects over 700 MW in Poland, of which more than 240 MW are currently under construction. “It was a pleasure to work with Nordex on this important milestone for our first 100% own developed Polish project. We are looking forward to the start of construction work and the turbine delivery next year,” added

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As part of the Danish climate agreement of June 2020, it was decided to build two energy islands, in the Baltic and North Seas respectively, linked to offshore wind farms that together can provide 5 GW and cover the electric consumption for approx. 5 million households in Denmark and nearby countries. The global engineering, architecture and consultancy company Ramboll has been awarded one of the first pilot climate and seabed studies for the coming energy islands. Danes were recently introduced to a new concept, ’energy island’ which refers to an existing island, an artificial (physical) island or platform that functions as a hub for electricity production from nearby offshore wind farms, to be collected and distributed to one or more countries. The energy company, Energinet, has now asked Ramboll to map and recommend possible submerged cable routes and landing locations for the export of power from the future energy island near Bornholm, to Denmark and an adjacent country. ”The project is of major strategic importance since the result will help form the basis for decisions about import and export of energy from the new energy island, as well as how renewable energy from the islands will interconnect the countries. This will be vital

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Q CELLS announced today that it has secured tax equity investment for its Kellam Solar Project, located in Van Zandt County, Texas in the North ERCOT load zone. RBC Community Investments (RBC) arranged the tax equity and will retain investment oversight in the project. The project comprises 193,620 Q.PEAK DUO L-G8.3 and L-G8.2 solar modules, 20 inverters and will produce enough electricity to power approximately 15,000 homes. The Kellam Project has a rated capacity of 81MWp and is fully contracted to its offtaker under a 15-year busbar power purchase agreement for all energy and environmental attributes. Construction of the solar farm commenced in April 2020 and full commissioning with commercial operation under its power purchase agreement was achieved in December 2020. The project once again highlights Q CELLS’ strength as a developer, EPC contractor, and a vertically-integrated supplier of modules. For project operation, the Kellam Project has engaged a leading O&M provider alongside a third-party asset manager with substantial industry expertise. Yonette Chung McLean, Managing Director at RBC shared, "RBC’s investment in the Kellam Project demonstrates our continued commitment to the renewable energy tax equity market while supporting the investment initiatives and ESG goals of our investor partners. We are proud to partner

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Dirkshof orders 20 N117/3600 turbines Hamburg, 9 April 2021. End of March, the German project developer Dirkshof ordered twenty N117/3600 turbines from the Nordex Group for the citizen wind farm "Reussenkoege" in Germany. The order also includes a Premium Service contract covering a period of five years with a three-time option to extend by a further five years. The citizen wind farm "Reussenkoege" is a repowering project in North Friesland near to the North Sea coast. The plan is to replace turbines of the 2MW class. The installation of the twenty N117/3600 turbines, each with a capacity of 3.6 MW and a hub height of 91 metres, will commence 2021. Commissioning of the last turbine is scheduled for 2022. Karsten Brüggemann, Vice President Region Central of the Nordex Group: “We are pleased about the order from Dirkshof. The average wind farm in Germany consists of two to three turbines. This is the result of topography and population density as well as noise and shadow effects. Wind farms with twenty turbines like Reussenkoege are large by German standards. As this project shows, repowering can certainly involve a larger amount of turbines as a group of old turbines can be replaced by

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Completing work on the Hornsea One offshore wind farm last month, CBED has now moved on to commence work on Hornsea Two for the second part of the double contract with Ørsted to support offshore wind developments in the UK. Providing the daily logistics and accommodation for the Hornsea Two offshore workers becomes CBED’s 28th individual offshore project. The Hornsea Two project runs well into 2022. New look for CBED and Wind Innovation  At Hornsea Two, Wind Innovation also reveals CBED’s new visual identity with a nine metre-high and 32-metre-long logo covering the entire freeboard on both sides. Having been completely refurbished, Wind Innovation now has an orange deck and accommodation part emphasising the colour of safety at sea. Going forward, CBED emphasises the second-to-none "Offshore Experience" as first-mover in the offshore wind accommodation industry back in 2008. Offshore experience In 2008, CBED became the world’s first shipowning company offering logistics and accommodation solutions to the offshore wind industry. From the Lynn & Inner Dowsing commissioning project in 2008, across projects in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and not least the UK and what will become the World’s largest offshore wind farm. Over the years, these extensive experiences have formed into the tailormade walk-to-work SOV, Wind Innovation. In the future CBED will

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