Category: Press Releases

Trelleborg offshore companies renamed

THE COMPANIES which make up Trelleborg Offshore, the global leader in polymer and syntactic foam-based products for demanding offshore environments, have been renamed to underline the manufacturing, marketing and product synergies within the group worldwide. {pagebreak} The five principal companies will now be identified as Trelleborg Offshore followed by their geographical locations, replacing the well-known industry names of CRP, OCP, Emerson & Cuming… Read more »

Ningbo Solar extends manufacturing capability; installs eight DEK metallization lines

Ningbo Solar has purchased eight metallization lines from DEK Solar in a bid to extend its capacity to deliver high quality solar cells to the global marketplace. One of the world’s leading photovoltaic manufacturers, Ningbo Solar decided to implement the DEK PV1200 lines following an extensive evaluation period which yielded impressive results. {pagebreak} Ningbo Solar… Read more »

60 cents a kilowatt hour

French farmer commissions the second largest solar power plant in Bretagne 6 July 2009. On 1 July, Rémy Bresteaux, a farmer in Lassay-les-Chateaux, a village in the northwest of France , commissioned a solar power plant with a capacity of 205 kilowatts – the second largest in Bretagne . Bresteaux ordered the plant from the… Read more »

Rickmers-Linie appoints Greenport Shipping Agency as new agent in UAE and Bahrain

Rickmers-Linie GmbH & Cie. KG, global specialist for breakbulk, heavylift and project cargoes, has appointed Greenport Shipping Agency LLC, Dubai as its new agent in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain effective 1 October 2009. Rickmers-Linie and GAC, the previous agent in these locations, have mutually agreed to terminate the existing agency agreements. {pagebreak} As… Read more »

Rehm Thermal Systems Launches New Fast Fire Furnaces for Solar Cell metallization

Rehm Thermal Systems recently announced the launch of an advanced new series of firing systems for solar cell metallization. The RFS and RFS-D Fast Firing Systems offer a range of advanced process features and thermal control that enable PV manufacturers to move their processes to an entirely new level of efficiency and yield.  {pagebreak} Just… Read more »

Pihl wins 128 million USD harbour contract in Lebanon

E. Pihl & Son A.S.’s new contract includes an extension of Beirut’s container terminal.  In tight competition with other civil engineering contractors from Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Pihl has won a contract for an extension of Beirut’s container terminal in joint venture with Hourie who are a Lebanese based company. {pagebreak} The extension… Read more »

Willis Sees Positive Future for Offshore Wind as Insurance Market Expands

London, UK, June 23, 2009 – Ahead of the eighth annual British Wind Energy Association (BWEA) offshore wind event that starts in London tomorrow, the European-based Renewables team of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE:WSH), the global insurance broker, say that insurers are increasingly seeing offshore wind as an attractive investment area with considerable growth potential. {pagebreak}… Read more »

Solarfarm shadow program free download on Ades new website

At ADES new website you will discover videos, animations of ADES trackers and ADES future products as well as a presentation of company activities. Also, you will find the shadow SOLARFARM program for free download. The objective of the program is to facilitate the tasks of engineering design, customers and installers who want to implant… Read more »

BTU International to Highlight Next Generation Technologies at Intersolar 2009

NORTH BILLERICA, Mass., June 2009 – BTU International (Nasdaq: BTUI), a leading supplier of advanced thermal processing equipment for the alternative energy and electronics manufacturing markets, will highlight its next generation technologies in booth 8157 at Intersolar North America, on July 14-16, 2009 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. {pagebreak} “We are pleased to… Read more »

Phoenix Solar Singapore successful in its project business

• Photovoltaic power plants with a peak output of around 600 kilowatts • “Solar Pioneer Award” for two projects Sulzemoos 18 June 2009 / Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd in Singapore, a subsidiary of TecDAX listed Phoenix Solar AG, has during the last few months acquired a number of significant solar projects with a peak output totalling 600 kilowatts…. Read more »

Rickmers donate EUR 1 million to World Future Council

Hamburg, Germany, 12 June 2009. As part of their “175 Years of Rickmers in Shipping” anniversary, Hamburg shipowners and businessmen Bertram and Erck Rickmers have donated one million euros to the World Future Council (WFC). “On the occasion of the family’s 175th anniversary we would like to pay tribute to the past and at the… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plants

Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plants with a peak output ofmore than ten megawatts in the District of Furstenfeldbruck • Sparkasse Furstenfeldbruck to finance two solar parks for the first time • Major German bank to finance the third solar power plant {pagebreak} Sulzemoos 26 May 2009 / In the past few weeks, Phoenix… Read more »

Anniversary in Hamburg: 175 years Rickmers

* Five generations in shipping – a family’s history* Chronicle “175 Years Rickmers” to be published by Hoffmann und Campe * Top-level symposium on the global crisis at the Hotel Atlantic in Hamburg* Senate reception and celebration with international guests {pagebreak} Hamburg 9 June 2009. Their family has been involved in shipping for 175 years…. Read more »

The Rickmers Group

The Rickmers Group is a diversified group with activities in the business fields of liner shipping, shipowning and shipmanagement, investments and real estate as well as maritime related services. The Group is based in Hamburg, Germany and has more than 20 offices and a widespread agency network all over the world. Rickmers Group employs more… Read more »

The Entrepreneurs of the Rickmers Family since 1834 – Milestones

Ever since the Bremerhaven-based Rickmers shipyard (Rickmers Werft) was founded by Rickmer Clasen Rickmers in June 1834, his descendants have been active in the shipping industry, by now in the fifth generation. First Generation: Rickmer Clasen Rickmers (1807 – 1886) {pagebreak} R.C. Rickmers was born on the island of Heligoland. Following his apprenticeship as a… Read more »

E.R. Capital Holding

E.R. Capital Holding is active in the fields of shipping, real estate, private equity and renewable energies. The companies within E.R. Capital Holding employ a total of 2,750 people on land and at sea. The group is owned by Erck Rickmers. Shipowning and shipmanagementE.R. Schiffahrt is a ship owner and ship management company focusing on… Read more »

Phoenix Solar extends project development cooperation with Burgerservice Trier

• Cooperation agreement extended to include the years 2010 and 2011 • Plans for photovoltaic projects with a volume of around EUR 100 million Sulzemoos 04.06.2009 / Phoenix Solar Energy Investments AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, {pagebreak}  signed a cooperation agreement for another two… Read more »

New blade enclosure system keeps wind turbines in top form

Even heavy-duty wind generation equipment needs protection from the elements. Ensuring turbine blades remain in top shape during storage and in transit, international premium shrinkwrap supplier Dr. Shrink introduces the revolutionary Wind Bag. {pagebreak} A blade enclosure system, the company’s thick 10 mil shrinkwrap is used to make covers for wind turbine blades, protecting them… Read more »

Trina Solar to Open Warehouse in California

Trina Solar, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules, today announced the planned establishment of a warehouse operation in The Port of Oakland, California. The warehouse is strategically located in California, which in 2008 had a total of 530MW of… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG to build photovoltaic power plants with a peak output of more than ten megawatts in the District of Furstenfeldbruck

• Sparkasse Furstenfeldbruck to finance two solar parks for the first time • Major German bank to finance the third solar power plant Sulzemoos 26 May 2009 / In the past few weeks, Phoenix Solar AG (ISINDE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, started construction work on three photovoltaic power plants in Türkenfeld, Hohenzell and… Read more »

Media Calling Notice: BWEA UK Wind Week 2009: 13 – 21st June 2009

What’s happening:BWEA UK Wind Week 2009: 13 – 21st June 2009. The UK’s biggest celebration of wind energy takes place over 9 days this June, with over 20 wind farms and supporters opening their doors across the country. {pagebreak} UK Wind Week will be promoting the benefits and opportunities offered by wind energy in terms… Read more »

Safts new Smart VHT Ni-MH Modules specifically designed for small off-grid renewable energy systems

• Booming renewable energy systems market needs clean, reliable energy storage • Smart VHT Module offers plug-and-play installation and maintenance-free operation in applications including signage, remote monitoring and navigation. {pagebreak} Paris, May 28, 2009 – Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, now offers a range of Nickel–Metal Hydride… Read more »

ADES Obtains Quality Management System Certification

ADES Obtains Quality Management System Certification of the UNE-EN-ISO 9001:2008 Norm for Solar Trackers and Wind Turbines Based in Zaragoza, Spain, ADES has successfully passed the ISO:9001 audit by the certification authority TÜV Rheinland. {pagebreak} The scope of certification includes – Design, – Manufacturing, and– Assembly of solar trackers and wind turbines. With the ISO… Read more »

We’re becoming a Part of the American Energy Turnaround!

Global Soft Landing Center for Small and Medium-sized German Companies engaged in the “Renewable Energies” Industry to be launched in the USA in June 2009! Official Announcement and “Virtual Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony” to take place on May 6th 2009 at the WINDPOWER® 2009 in Chicago, Illinois {pagebreak} Düsseldorf/Philadelphia, April 20, 2009. The new American government is bringing the… Read more »

MECASOLAR & PROINSO awarded orders for 14 MW for Italy, Greece & Spain

* Both companies, who form part of the OPDE Group, will supply fixed structures, trackers, modules and invertors for solar photovoltaic plants located in the regions of Puglia (Italy, 10.5 MW); Kilikis (Greece, 1 MW) and Valladolid (Spain, 2.5 MW). * MECASOLAR confirm the excellent reception on the national and international market for its new… Read more »

Sputnik and Sunflow dedicate megawatt plant on 20 former NATO bunkers in Markt Taschendorf

With a total output of one megawatt the solar power plant on the former ordnance depot is one of the largest in Franconia. Twenty-seven inverters made by the Swiss manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG turn the power generated by the 5,700 solar modules into the alternating current used on the grid. {pagebreak} The solar modules generate… Read more »

Intersolar North America announces 2009 exhibition expansion

Exhibition Triples Growth In Just One Year Intersolar North America, the most diverse global business-to-business exhibition in the United States dedicated to the transformation of the solar marketplace, today announced that growing demand in booth sales has prompted organizers to open another floor, tripling the size of last year’s exhibition and bringing the 2009 total… Read more »

New Bolt Tensioning Tools for Wind Power Generation on Show in China for the First Time at Windpower Asia 2009

Tentec, a leading UK designer and manufacturer of bolt tightening equipment will be exhibiting its new Aero series of Bolt Tensioning Tools for Wind Power Generation alongside its exclusive distributor, HTS Beijing, on stand 1B25 at Windpower Asia 2009. {pagebreak} The exhibition is taking place in Beijing, China from 8-10th July. The Aero range comprises… Read more »

Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing to Announce New Simple Drainback System

Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing to Announce New Simple Drainback System at SOLAR 2009 PERRY, KS, May 4, 2009 – Solar Heat Exchange Manufacturing, an innovative leader in the solar water heating industry, will introduce its newest product, the Simple Drainback Solar Water Heating System for residential and commercial applications at the ASES SOLAR 2009 tradeshow… Read more »

Phoenix Solar AG presents its results for the first quarter of 2009

• The financial crisis, the long, protracted winter and declines in the price of solar modules dominate quarterly results • Orders in hand of EUR 248 million are higher as against first quarter of 2008 Sulzemoos 14 May 2009 / Phoenix Solar AG (ISIN DE000A0BVU93), a leading photovoltaic system integrator listed on the TecDAX, is today releasing the figures… Read more »

Head’s Up: SVTC to Announce Green Jobs Platform for Solar

With the Solar industry still in its infancy, it has a unique opportunity to incorporate principles of social and environmental justice into its global supply, production, and recycling operations. Tomorrow, the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition (SVTC) will announce its Green Jobs Platform for Solar to generate discussion and gain support for the principles it outlines…. Read more »

Efficient Automation Solutions for the Solar Industry

KUKA Systems supplies new innovative photovoltaic solutions The PV industry is striving for thinner wa-fers and high efficiency photovoltaic cells. In addition to the need for higher automation and reliability KUKA Systems’ Energy Team has designed a new generation of wafer gripping solutions which is based on KUKA’s top selling KR Sixx and Scara Robots…. Read more »

Industrial Laser Now On Offer from InnoLas Laser GmbH

New Product Series ‘InnoLas NANIO Industrial DPSS Lasers’: Flexible and Robust Lasers for Industry Krailling, May 2009: InnoLas Laser GmbH launches a new product series of solid state lasers which have been optimised for industrial use and in which the company’s long years of expertise in the development of high-capacity first-class laser sources are incorporated…. Read more »

DEK shows next-generation solar metallization solutions at Shanghai

DEK is showing its next generation solar metallization line solutions at the SNEC PV Power Expo 2009 event in Pudong, Shanghai from the 6th to 8th May. The screen printing specialist is previewing details of its latest high-throughput PV3000 silicon cell metallization concept and running its state-of-the-art PV1200 metallization line live in Hall 6, Booth… Read more »

MECASOLAR launches its new Fixed Structures and Single-axis solar trackers

• These two new product ranges will be presented at the SOLAREXPO and INTERSOLAR trade fairs being held next May in Munich and Verona, respectively. • Both products add to the company’s catalogue, joining the dual-axis solar panels currently designed and manufactured by the company and which enjoy high-level market penetration in the European market…. Read more »