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Long-term Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) decisive lever for RWE’s 13.6 megawatt wind project in Sicily Sofidel will be the sole corporate off-taker contracting 26 gigawatt hours per year Green energy from Alcamo II contributes to Italian Sofidel Group, one of the leading companies in tissue paper production, achieving its sustainability goals: - 40% emissions per ton of paper set by 2030 RWE's renewable energy business in Italy is forging ahead: The company has completed the construction of its new onshore wind farm Alcamo II in Sicily. The green electricity produced by this wind farm has already been contracted to the Italian Sofidel Group on a long-term basis as part of a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Sofidel is one of the largest producers of paper for hygienic and domestic uses in the world, particularly well-known for its brand ‘Regina’. The contract enabled RWE to build this wind farm without having to rely on state subsidies. For its part, thanks to the agreement, Sofidel will come a great deal closer to meeting its ambitious climate protection goals and strengthens its commitment to a sustainable future for people and planet. The new wind farm consists of four Goldwind turbines (GW 136-3.4MW) with a total installed

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Jan De Nul installs 72 wind turbines of 8.4 MW at the Danish east coast. Despite the winter weather conditions and extra challenges due to COVID-19, the works are on schedule. The end of the installation campaign is planned for mid-June. For the largest offshore wind farm in Denmark, Jan De Nul Group is installing a total of 72 wind turbines of 8.4MW each on behalf of Vattenfall Denmark. All together, these turbines will produce enough green electricity for the annual needs of approximately 600,000 Danish households. Today, Jan De Nul is halfway: 36 windmills to go. On 27 January, Jan De Nul, Siemens Gamesa and Vattenfall successfully installed the very first wind turbine for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm. The last turbine is scheduled to be installed in mid-June, approximately 4.5 months after the start of this installation campaign. This offshore wind farm will become the largest in Denmark and will increase Denmark's offshore wind production by no less than 16 percent. Bert Reynvoet, Project Manager of Jan De Nul Group for the Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm: "We are proud that we can tick off this milestone nicely on schedule. All 72 wind turbines must be installed within a period

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Caba Grup orders 39 N133/4800 turbines Hamburg, 8 April 2021. The Nordex Group is further enlarging its footprint in Turkey: end of March, the Caba Grup ordered 39 N133/4800 turbines form the Delta4000 series for the second construction phase of the "Istanbul" wind farm. The order also includes a Premium Service contract for the turbines covering a period of 15 years. The Nordex Group had already received an order in 2019 for the first 24 MW construction phase "Istanbul-I" with five N133/4800 turbines, where currently the first turbine is being installed and the remaining turbines are under construction. The Nordex Group is now supplying a further 39 turbines of the same turbine type for the second construction phase totalling 187 MW. Delivery of the turbines for this second construction phase is scheduled for late summer 2021. The wind farm, located 50 kilometres northwest of Istanbul on the Black Sea, will comprise 44 turbines once completed. This makes the 211 MW wind farm "Istanbul" the largest single licensed project in Turkey to date. With an average annual wind speed on site of 8 metres per second, the wind farm is expected to produce an annual yield of 850 GWh.

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BW Ideol announced yesterday the final composition of its new board, with a majority of independent directors. The management will benefit from the support and guidance of five reputable and experienced international leaders from the maritime, offshore wind and banking industries. The Board of BW IDEOL AS is now composed as follows: Marco Beenen holds the position as Chief Executive Officer of BW Offshore. Mr. Beenen was appointed Chief Operation Officer of BW Offshore in 2016, responsible for the global operations and development of BW Offshore's fleet of FPSOs. Marco Beenen chairs the board of BW Ideol. Yngvil Asheim is the Managing Director of BW LNG and is responsible for BW’s move into LNG infrastructure projects. Ms. Asheim joined BW on 1 November 2010 as Managing Director for BW Fleet Management and became Managing Director for BW Shipping in October 2013; and Managing Director for BW LNG in November 2015. Ms. Asheim started her career at DNV as a surveyor in 1993 and held various positions within the classification society.

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The move follows a wave of industry demand in the region for advanced data analytics and field engineering to reduce operating costs Madrid office a gateway to growth in Southern Europe and Latin America 8th April, Madrid – ONYX InSight, a leading provider of predictive data analytics and engineering expertise to the global wind industry, has pushed forward its targeted commercial activity by opening a new office in Madrid. The move supports wind farm owners and operators across the Mediterranean (MED), while providing a strategic conduit to Latin American (LATAM) markets. As José Morais, Regional Manager for MED and LATAM at ONYX InSight, explained: “Governments across the Mediterranean and Latin America are accelerating their net-zero commitments. But raising capital to support further growth in wind energy requires a strong business case to investors. We are delighted to continue our investment, offering our innovative advanced sensing, software and engineering solutions to the wind sector in MED and LATAM and further afield. We can now provide on-the-ground support helping wind farm owners and operators by monitoring their assets and delivering actionable insights to streamline their operations and maintenance strategies to reduce those costs.” Established markets across the Mediterranean, such as Spain, have accounted for 10% of

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New study finds 250,000 Scottish 16-24-year-olds have taken a picture of a wind turbine Just one Scottish wind farm has now been tagged 13,000 times on Instagram More than a quarter of a million young Scots have taken a picture of a wind turbine while out and about in the Scottish countryside, a new study has found. Almost half (45%) of 16-24 year olds questioned said they had snapped a picture of a turbine - and three quarters of those (75%) say they did so because they like the way it looked. Scotland's wind farms are now social media stars, with Whitelee – the country’s largest – tagged almost 13,000 times on Instagram. Pollsters Survation also asked Scottish people aged 16-24 for their views of renewable energy. 90% said they feel renewable energy technologies like wind turbines have a role to play in tackling climate change. Industry body Scottish Renewables has hailed the results. Claire Mack, the organisation’s Chief Executive, said: “We already know that concern about the impacts of climate change is rising, and this new research shows the efforts we’re taking to tackle it are finding favour, too. “The UK Government’s own figures show us that support for onshore wind power is near an all-time high –

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One of the world’s leading renewable energy companies, RES, has won a contract to provide control point, balancing and asset monitoring services during commissioning and early operations at the 950MW Moray East Offshore Wind Farm. RES’ 24/7/365 Control Centre, based in Glasgow, will work as the interface between Moray East and National Grid to support the energisation of 100 turbines at the offshore wind farm. RES will also act as the eyes and ears of the wind farm during early operations to monitor the performance of the project and escalate faults if they occur. The contract to support the HV commissioning requires RES’ Control Centre to react 24/7 to requests from National Grid and relay instructions directly to Operations Engineers working on the project. Using live data from the wind farm RES’ Operational Controllers will also monitor the asset during early operations and use their knowledge and skills to escalate faults, helping to promptly bring turbines back online. RES’ Control Centre will also provide control point services under the balancing mechanism for Moray East Offshore Wind Farm, where the first turbine was installed in January. Charles McLuckie, RES’ Control Centre Manager, said: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with Moray East Offshore Wind Farm

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Hamburg, 7 April 2021. End of March, the Nordex Group received orders from the international wind farm developer Energiequelle for the supply and construction of twelve N163/5.X turbines in Finland. The orders for the wind farms “Takanebacken” and “Torvenkylä” also include a long-term Premium Service contract for the turbines covering 30 years. The 28.5 MW “Takanebacken” wind farm will be built in the municipality of Maalahti in western Finnish region of Ostrobothnia. The 39.9 MW “Torvenkylä” wind farm will be built 250 km up north near the city of Kalajoki. The Nordex Group will supply the N163 turbines in the cold climate version on tubular steel towers with hub heights of 148 and 118 metres. The turbines will be installed and connected to the grid in the course of 2022. “Takanebacken” and “Torvenkylä” are two follow-up projects of both companies in Finland. The Nordex Group is currently installing the 29.96 MW "Konttisuo" wind farm for Energiequelle in the municipality of Soini. In the Southern Ostrobothnian municipality seven N149/4.0-4.5 turbines will be installed.

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Aberdeen, Tuesday 6 April. Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets, and part of the Global Marine Group, has completed their cable installation campaign at Vattenfall’s Danish Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm. The initial phase of work, completed last year, saw Global Offshore utilise their multi-purpose PLP240 pre-lay plough, mobilised on the Havila Jupiter, to carry out route clearance totalling approximately 158km. The second phase, which commenced in September 2020, included the installation of 72 inter-array cables, utilising Normand Clipper, and the jet trenching of 72 routes using the Q1400 aboard sister vessel, Normand Cutter. Following the cable installations, the PLP240 returned to site to conduct backfilling operations, the first operation of its kind on an inter-array grid. Prior to the commencement of the second phase, Global Offshore upgraded the Normand Clipper for power cable work. With the addition of a 4,000 tonne cable carousel, two 15-tonne cable tensioners, a 25-tonne quadrant deployment frame and a fully integrated control system, the 127.5m cable-laying vessel enables Global Offshore to continue providing a flexible, efficient and reliable service for their clients despite the COVID-19 pandemic, with the extensive

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-       Explor trial in Canadian Rocky Mountains delivered in half the time required with 20% less labour-force for projects using conventional nodes or seismic cable projects   -        STRYDE’s globally proven seismic technology delivers high-density subsurface imaging for any industry requirement across any terrain London, 29 March 2021 – STRYDE, a pioneering seismic technology provider, today announces its ongoing work with Explor, a geophysical technology and data acquisition company. This agreement follows the culmination of a seismic imaging trial for a project on mountainous terrain in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Mountains present a significant challenge for any sector seeking to map the subsurface to determine the abundance of resources, from mining to water management to energy. The steepness and narrowness of mountain paths present a significant health and safety risk and can prevent large teams or vehicles from accessing different locations of the site, in some cases necessitating the use of helicopters to transport equipment. However, helicopters present not only a significant expense and source of carbon emissions, but a considerable health and safety risk. Any technology used in these locations therefore must require minimal intervention and enable independent operation. The mountain imaged by Explor was particularly inaccessible, reaching over 2000 metres in height,

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