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August 18, 2017: NOF Energy Limited: Arc Energy Resources: Fit For Nuclear

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Arc Energy Resources has been deemed Fit4Nuclear (F4N) by Nuclear AMRC, showing that the company is competent to apply its weld overlay cladding services to components destined for the nuclear supply chain.

In addition, Arc Energy Resources is a member of the Advisiry Board for NSAN (The National Skills Academy Nuclear). The board ensures that issues relating to key skills within the nuclear industry are being addressed.

The Fit4Nuclear programme ensures that suppliers to the nuclear industry meet the required standards that are necessary in order to supply for new build, operations and decommissioning.

For more information on Arc Energy Resources and the Fit For Nuclear scheme, please click here.

INDEX

SECTION 1 NOF ENERGY LIMITED PROFILE

SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

SECTION 3 NOF ENERGY LIMITED TOP MANAGEMENT

SECTION 1 NOF ENERGY LIMITED PROFILE

1.1 ACTIVITIES

NOF Energy Limited provides business development and support services for the oil, gas, nuclear, and offshore renewables sectors. It offers member to member business, networking and events, international business support, marketing and media, and industry intelligence services. NOF Energy Limited was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Durham, United Kingdom.

1.2 SUMMARY

Website: http://www.nofenergy.co.uk

Industry: Professional Services

SECTION 2 PRESS RELEASES: 2017

August 17: NOF Energy Limited: Tekmar Energy awarded it's first large contract in mainland China

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the European based market leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS) for Offshore Windfarms has recently been awarded a large contract to protect array cables on the 400MW Binhai North H2 Offshore Windfarm project, in the Jiangsu province of China.

This news comes after the successful supply and installation of its systems on the first project in Taiwan last year, the Formosa 1 demonstrator project. This clearly marks Tekmar's entry into the Offshore Windfarm industry in Asia.

The 400MW Binhai North H2 project is currently under contraction and aims to be completed and fully commissioned by the end of 2017. The cables and cable protection systems will be installed this summer.

Jack Simpson, Head of Offshore Wind Sales at Tekmar said, "Tekmar are extremely pleased to be working on this large and prestigious project in China. The Chinese Offshore Windfarm industry is still relatively new when compared to Europe however is set for ambitious growth in the future".

With more than 30 years' experience, Tekmar is the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of subsea cable, umbilical and flexible protection systems for the renewable energy and oil & gas industry.

Source: Company Website

August 14: NOF Energy Limited: Further awards mean it's all gold for px

The receipt of two new prestigious safety awards has shown Teesside based px group to be achieving a gold standard across the board.

The company, which runs potentially hazardous facilities across the UK - including power stations, gas processing plants and fuel storage depots - secured two further Gold Awards from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Awards for the St. Fergus Gas Processing Terminal, north of Aberdeen, one of the country's largest natural gas processing plants - and the gas fired Fellside Combined Heat and Power Station, in Cumbria - which provides steam and power to the Sellafield site and electricity to the National Grid - mean that px has achieved the top, golden safety standard at every one of the eight sites entered for judging.

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The St. Fergus Gas Processing Terminal

The RoSPA Awards scheme is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes from across the UK and overseas. Judges consider entrants' occupational health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement. The awards are now in their 61st year.

Mark Kenrick, Director of Safety and Risk Management with px group, said: 'Our objective is that we operate the plants under our care with zero harm to people, the environment or the plants themselves and our teams put a huge amount of effort into achieving this. This hard work has delivered thousands of hours of safe operations which, in turn, has been recognised by RoSPA.

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Mark Kenrick

'Credit for these awards goes to all our employees up and down the UK who, every day, apply the working practices which have kept them and the areas in which they work, safe.'

These latest accolades come after Gold Awards were achieved earlier in the year by the Port Talbot Biomass Power Plant, the gas fired Stallingborough Combined Heat and Power Plant, near Immingham, the Bramhall Fuel Terminal, near Stockport, the Inver Energy Fuel Terminal at Cardiff Dock, the Teesside Gas Processing plant ' which also secured an order of distinction after securing a Gold Award for the 21st successive year - and the group's headquarters in Stockton.

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Fellside Combined Heat and Power Station

An additional honour for this exceptional record saw px representatives invited to join the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, at a royal garden part at Buckingham Palace, held to celebrate RoSPA's centenary year.

Julia Small, RoSPA's Head of Awards and Events, said: 'These awards are the most prestigious in the world of occupational health and safety and held in high regard around the world, as winning one demonstrates an organisation's commitment to maintaining an excellent health and safety record.

August 14: NOF Energy Limited: Training providers HTL Group and Safety Technology announce collaboration

Global training providers HTL Group and Safety Technology have collaborated to provide industry with an even greater portfolio of courses.

HTL Group are renowned for their ever growing controlled bolting equipment range and their suite of technical courses including ECITB approved Mechanical Joint Integrity training and testing covering MJI 10, 18, 19, 21, 22, 30, 31 & 32 as well as TMJI 10 through to TMJI 32.

Meanwhile Safety Technology have become established as a leading safety equipment and GWO Basic Safety Training Provider to meet the working at height safety demands of the wind energy sector.

Together the providers will deliver their combined range of courses at dedicated training centres in: Northumberland, Manchester, Aberdeen, South Wales, South Shields, Doncaster, Great Yarmouth & USA as well as onsite at customer's premises.

Bob Fogerty, Director of Training, HTL Group Comments:

'The collaboration of the HTL Group and Safety Technology training divisions highlights the demand for training in industry. Our courses have been designed with the energy sectors' requirements at the forefront, ensuring we can provide worldwide recognised courses with delivery which exceeds our clients and industry's expectations.

Offering an increased number of training centres, the collaboration also allows our client's a greater choice of impressive training facilities to choose from.'

Mike Dickens, Managing Director, Safety Technology Comments:

'The team at Safety Technology are excited for the collaboration with HTL Group, together we will offer the full range of GWO safety training and further courses which are ideally suited to the Wind Industry. By combining our skills and experience we can collectively deliver a multitude of globally recognised courses from a number of locations which offer excellent training facilities for delegates.'

August 14: NOF Energy Limited: Tekmar Energy awarded it's first large contract in mainland China

Tekmar Energy (Tekmar), the European based market leading specialists in cable protection systems (CPS) for Offshore Windfarms has recently been awarded a large contract to protect array cables on the Binhai North H2 Offshore Windfarm project, in the Jiangsu province of China.

This news comes after the successful supply and installation of its systems on the first project in Taiwan last year, the Formosa 1 demonstrator project. This clearly marks Tekmar's entry into the Offshore Windfarm industry in Asia.

The 400MW Binhai North H2 project is currently under contraction and aims to be completed and fully commissioned by the end of 2017. The cables and cable protection systems will be installed this summer.

Jack Simpson, Head of Offshore Wind Sales at Tekmar said, 'Tekmar are extremely pleased to be working on this large and prestigious project in China. The Chinese Offshore Windfarm industry is still relatively new when compared to Europe however is set for ambitious growth in the future'.

With more than 30 years' experience, Tekmar is the market leader in the design, manufacture and supply of subsea cable, umbilical and flexible protection systems for the renewable energy and oil & gas industry.

Source: Company Website

August 14: NOF Energy Limited: North East Engineering Firm Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Established North East firm Dyer Engineering is celebrating 40 years in business and has marked the occasion by brewing a special beer for its staff.

The Annfield Plain-based company was founded in 1977 by father and son John and Paul Dyer, and originally manufactured pipe fittings as well as supporting the local mining industry. 40 years later the company employs 150 people and has diversified to serve clients in a wide-range of industries, including rail, defence, automotive manufacture and oil & gas, providing specialist fabricated and machined, metal components.

Dyer Engineering, which is on target to turnover Pound12 million this year, was acquired by Graeme Parkins and Richard Bradley in 2013, after Paul Dyer made the decision to retire.

Graeme and Richard continued the Dyer vision of a company that exists to provide good jobs for local people. Since its foundation Dyer Engineering has provided employment for hundreds of people and is proud of the number of staff with long service records - 6 people have been there for more than 20 years, and 27 more for more than 10.

As part of a workforce celebration of the firm's 40th anniversary staff were presented with bottles of a specially brewed beer, named Morrison Busty, after the Morrison Busty Colliery, which occupied the site Dyer's premises are on, between 1927 and 1973.

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Photo l -r: Graeme Parkins, Managing Director ' Paul Dyer, Founder ' Richard Bradley, Finance Director

Dyer Engineering is a member of NOF Energy, the business development organisation for companies in the oil & gas, offshore renewables and power sectors and in recent years has established itself as a key player in the sector with significant investment in large scale fabrication, machining and painting facilities.

Dyer Managing Director Graeme Parkins said: 'The story of Dyer Engineering is one of a business with family values at its heart and passionate about everything we do.

August 10: NOF Energy Limited: DLM sweep up another award

It was a night to remember for Dynamic Load Monitoring (DLM) at this year's South Coast Business Awards, where DLM won the Sustainable Business of the year at the glitzy black tie event held at the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton at the start of the month.

The Daily Echo awards aim to reward the best in local business and recognise the achievements of companies and individuals across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Sustainable business of the year award sponsored by Meacher's Global Logistics were looking for a company who achieved a sustainable business growth model, embrace sustainability and embedded it within their company culture, demonstrated how customers have engaged with the sustainability policy and demonstrated an innovate sustainability model.

DLM entered the awards back in April by submitting an application to the Daily Echo's online portal. DLM were delighted to hear they had been shortlisted along with three other companies. They were asked to do a 30 minutes presentation to three judges, from the category sponsor Meachers Global Logistics; award sponsors Santander and overall sponsors Trethowans. The judges visited the DLM offices in Nursling, where DLM were able to expand on answers given in the first application and demonstrate examples of their sustainable habits within the workplace.

Jeff Halford, Director at DLM, comments 'We are thrilled to have won this award. It really is a great achievement for us. We have recently expanded our business to encompass a brand new office space, showcasing the latest in sustainable equipment such as LED lights, motion censored lighting system and eco-friendly air conditioning. We also enlisted the help of Sustrans, national sustainability charity to promote cycling to work which helped us to support the staff who wanted to cycle.

August 10: NOF Energy Limited: TTE celebrates successful Independent School Inspectorate Re-accreditation

The TTE Technical Training Group has achieved success in its latest Educational Oversight inspection through the Independent Schools Inspectorate.

The Middlesbrough-based training provider achieved an 'excellent' for its students' welfare, including health and safety, and a 'good' grading across a variety of other categories, for the 2017 inspection round.

This latest achievement follows on from TTE's last OFSTED inspection, which resulted in it becoming the only Grade 2 Engineering and Process training provider in the Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland area, and the renewal of its ISO 9001: 2015 certification and for the first time, achieving ISO 14001: 2015 for environmental management.

Primarily, the Educational Oversight inspection focuses on the quality of the curriculum, teaching and learners' achievements, students' welfare, including health and safety, the effectiveness of governance, leadership and management and whether the published standards are being met. Inspection includes observation of classes, examination of students' work, interviews with both students and staff, and analysis of the provider's documentation.

TTE

The Educational Oversight report praised several areas of TTE's training provision including its commitment to health and safety

The report praised TTE's premises as secure, well-equipped and well-maintained. Detailed Health and Safety policies and procedures, described as 'excellent' are very effectively implemented and regular safety checks are carried out to ensure that high standards of Health and Safety are maintained.

Attendance levels at TTE were 'excellent' and admission and attendance records are accurately maintained and appropriately managed. The report also praised the pastoral and welfare support available in addition to the induction arrangements and calendar of social events.

Student achievement was also highlighted as very good and a large majority of students complete their courses and successfully gain their qualifications.

TTE achieved a 'good' rating for the quality of the curriculum and the way in which students are effectively placed on the most appropriate courses to meet their goals.

The tutors were regarded as vocationally experienced, qualified and plan learning that makes good use of a range of high-quality learning resources.

The report also highlighted the effectiveness of TTE's governance, leadership and management as 'good' and senior leaders provide effective strategic and operational oversight.

August 08: NOF Energy Limited: Petrofac partners with Energy Institute

Petrofac has been awarded a research study from the Energy Institute's Process Safety Committee in a bid to help improve maintenance management performance across the oil and gas industry.

Under the terms of the agreement, Petrofac will conduct interviews and deliver a workshop with several international Operators, industry bodies and regulators. The purpose of these will be to assess the measures and key performance indicators (KPIs) currently used by the industry to manage maintenance.

Steve Johnson, Vice President Asset Management, Petrofac Engineering & Production Services, said: "Maintenance performance affects a number of areas, including safety, production and cost. Yet, there is currently no common approach to defining and reporting maintenance KPIs across the industry. We are delighted to be part of a project that will address this by looking at how KPIs can be better used to drive improvement going forward."

Once Petrofac has received and analysed the input information, it will deliver a research report to the Institute's Process Safety Committee that intends to better inform member companies on good practice relating to optimising maintenance measures and KPIs. This work will help to determine whether there is a desire to standardise these maintenance measures and KPIs across the upstream oil and gas industry.

Dr. Mark Scanlon, Head of HSE Good Practice, Energy Institute, said: "Petrofac was selected to lead this technical development project because its specialised asset performance consultancy has particular experience of working with the key international standards ISO 20815 and ISO 14224. By capturing industry experience of these standards and translating it we will better enable industry to report and optimise maintenance management measures and KPIs.

"The Energy Institute welcomes Petrofac's engagement with its collaborative technical work programme, which carries out research and knowledge development for 40 energy company partners, delivering independent good practice on behalf of the wider industry."

Source: Company Website

August 03: NOF Energy Limited: PwC acquires Optimisa Research to expand its global research & insight services

PwC has today [2 August 2017] announced that it has acquired the UK research business, Optimisa Research, significantly expanding the capacity of its existing global research to insight consulting business. Together the new merged teams will become PwC Research, providing connected insight to local, national and international businesses. The deal will provide PwC clients with significantly increased qualitative and consumer-led research capabilities. It will also strengthen the national and regional reach of PwC Research with additional capacity in London, Belfast and Leeds.

Optimisa Research is a full service agency with offices in London and Leeds and has over 30 years' experience in conducting qualitative and quantitative projects. The company has an annual turnover of around Pound4m and employs forty-five staff, who will all join PwC from today. PwC's research to insight consulting business is a global Centre of Excellence for research, insight and analytics and is based in Belfast, delivering research services for global clients, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to national governments. With the acquisition of Optimisa, the new business, PwC Research, will now comprise more than 100 research professionals and analytics consultants in Belfast, Leeds and London. Announcing the acquisition, PwC partner and PwC Research leader, Honor Mallon, said:

"Incorporating the extensive skillset of the Optimisa team with our existing business is key to differentiating our service and accelerating growth.

"We are already providing research and insight to PwC clients globally and this acquisition will expand our capacity to deliver integrated quantitative and qualitative insights to both business and consumer-facing clients. Optimisa has distinct strengths in the financial services sector - a key industry sector where we are already particularly active.

August 02: NOF Energy Limited: Global OEM returns to Offshore Europe with brand new product launches

HTL Group, global OEM of controlled bolting and fluid power solutions return to this year's SPE Offshore Europe at stand 1F45. Showcasing a range of innovative new products, HTL's friendly team look forward to welcoming visitors to their stand to discuss and demonstrate these latest innovations. Following the relocation and launch of the group's 'HTL Group Scotland' facility in Dyce, Aberdeen, the OEM is ideally located to offer the full range of controlled bolting equipment, joint integrity tooling, portable machines, cutting and maintenance tools and fluid power solutions to industry.

Driven by a 'can do' culture, the group is wholly focused on delivering safe and cost effective solutions backed up by globally recognised approved training, asset management, site based, and engineered to order services, all of which will be showcased on the stand. Outside Marc Gerrard, Business Manager, HTL Group Scotland Comments: "The team at HTL Group Scotland are very excited to be attending Offshore Europe this year.

Offshore Europe is the ideal platform for us to show and share our latest innovations with industry professionals who would benefit from our ever expanding product and service solutions. We have some exciting new products to bring to the show this year which have been designed ultimately to make our client's lives easier."

Whilst at Offshore Europe, the OEM will be launching at least three brand new products demonstrating their lasting commitment to providing the industry with innovative customer first solutions. If you haven't registered to attend and would like to book your free place, please visit http://www.offshore-europe.co.uk/ to register.

Source: Company Website

SECTION 3 NOF ENERGY LIMITED TOP MANAGEMENT

George Rafferty, CEO

Over 20 years experience supplying to the energy industry, extensive network nationally and internationally.

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