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FEB 2018

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Page 39 of 52 February 2018 | ST 39 MacArtney Winches for Borkum Riffgrund The Borkum Riffgrund Offshore Wind Farm 2 is located in the North Sea approximately 55 km off the northwest coast of Germany and is one of the world's biggest offshore wind farms. It comprises 56 wind turbines and will power 460,000 homes annually. MacArtney provided winches for the wind farm to pull both interar- ray cables and export cables into the substation that forms the heart of the wind farm, collecting and exporting power generated by tur- bines through specialized subma- rine cables. Sparrows Expands Wind Energy Market Presence Sparrows Group has acquired Danish wind energy specialist Al- pha Offshore Service A/S. Already a supplier of capital equipment to the wind energy industry, the deal significantly strengthens the group's operations and maintenance capa- bilities in the sector. Alpha Offshore provides engi- neering personnel and inspection services to the energy industry, spe- cializing in the delivery of opera- tions and maintenance, and super- visory and commissioning services to onshore and offshore wind devel- opments. The company will contin- ue to be run under the same man- agement as a separate entity within the Sparrows Group, ensuring oper- ational consistency while providing access to a wider pool of expertise and resources. Canada Funds Clean Tech For Fisheries, Aquaculture The government of Canada launched a program that will pro- vide up to $20 million over four years to help Canada's fisheries and aquaculture industries incorporate existing clean technologies into their day-to-day operations. Poten- tial projects include helping fish harvesters convert their vessels to clean alternative fuels and reduc- ing energy use on aquaculture sites. Clean technology and innovation are key components of the govern- ment's approach to promoting clean economic growth. The Fisheries and Aquaculture Clean Technolo- gy Adoption Program will provide funding to help a sector made up of primarily small and medium-sized businesses adopt innovative clean technologies that otherwise may not be possible. Load Shackles for Tidal Energy Data Monitoring Strainstall has been selected to provide two of its load shackles to increase the survivability and reli- ability of a floating tidal energy con- verter (TEC) platform for Sustainable Marine Energy Ltd. (SME). PLAT-I hosts four SCHOTTEL SIT250 tur- bines. Following installation of PLAT-I by SME, instrumentation and data gathering are being carried out for a project in partnership with Swansea University. Strainstall's load shackles will be installed on PLAT-I to help better understand the effects of extreme conditions and fatigue loads on TECs. ST NEW class of ROV Propulsion COPENHAGEN SUBSEA A/S • Powerful and silent subsea thrusters from Copenhagen Subsea A/S have been developed with reliability as the highest design priority. The ROV thrusters are responsive, powerful and easy to integrate – and will provide vehicles with a unique combination of silent power and high maneuverability.

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