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July 25, 2017: NOF Energy Limited: ALE strengthen share in offshore market with Conbit acquisition

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ALE has increased their services and skills in the offshore sector by purchasing Conbit.

Conbit, a successful structural engineering and lifting contractor who specialise in the offshore engineering and maintenance and onshore tower markets, has a head office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Now Conbit are part of the ALE group, it means that ALE can now offer a full solution to cover all scopes of work in the sector.

"This is an increasingly competitive market to enter; by acquiring one of the forerunners in offshore, we are able to strengthen our overall service and position as heavylift leaders within this sector," explained Mark Harries, Global Managing Director for ALE. "We can now bridge our skills together and fill any gaps in our expertise to benefit our clients and the overall industry."

For more information on ALE, vi

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

July 25: NOF Energy Limited: ALE strengthen share in offshore market with Conbit acquisition

ALE has increased their services and skills in the offshore sector by purchasing Conbit.

Conbit, a successful structural engineering and lifting contractor who specialise in the offshore engineering and maintenance and onshore tower markets, has a head office in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Now Conbit are part of the ALE group, it means that ALE can now offer a full solution to cover all scopes of work in the sector.

"This is an increasingly competitive market to enter; by acquiring one of the forerunners in offshore, we are able to strengthen our overall service and position as heavylift leaders within this sector," explained Mark Harries, Global Managing Director for ALE. "We can now bridge our skills together and fill any gaps in our expertise to benefit our clients and the overall industry."

For more information on ALE, vi

Source: Company Website

July 20: NOF Energy Limited: Two New Headline Recruits for A&P Group & Peel Ports Group's Great Yarmouth Partnership

Global ship repair, defence, conversion and marine specialist A&P Group has made two headline appointments to deliver its new strategic partnership with Peel Ports Group, in Great Yarmouth.

The partnership demonstrates Peel Ports Group's and A&P Group's commitment to making Peel Ports Great Yarmouth a centre of excellence for renewable energy, with the creation of a marine services hub.

Jonathan Mills joins A&P Group from Marineserv UK Ltd as general manager to lead operations at the Port of Great Yarmouth. An experienced senior manager within the marine, renewable energy and oil and gas sectors, Jonathan will be responsible for delivering A&P's marine and ship repair services as well as the highly successful 24/7 mobile ship repair service, Afloat.

Dale Bezant joins as project manager, following time as a seasoned freelance project manager and estimator and as the project and operations manager for CLS Offshore. Both Jonathan and Dale will be based in A&P's new on-site office at Peel Ports Great Yarmouth.

Jonathan Mills said: "There's a very distinct opportunity for A&P to leverage its strong history of supporting wave, tidal and offshore wind developments in Great Yarmouth, as well as wider energy projects, and a real appetite for the whole host of ship repair and conversion expertise that A&P offers. I'm confident of a very strong response from the local market."

David McGinley, managing director of A&P Group said: "The appointment of Jonathan and Dale gives us the perfect blend of proven expertise, local knowledge, technical insight and seniority to ensure our customers enjoy the very best service, while also delivering on our shared vision to make Great Yarmouth a centre of excellence for renewables. We're pleased to welcome them both to A&P Group."

Since acquiring the Port of Great Yarmouth in December 2015, Peel Ports Group has been committed to bringing new opportunities for customers by investing heavily in projects such as a new Pound7m supply base for the offshore sector and related infrastructure.

July 17: NOF Energy Limited: Tele-Fonika Kable To Acquire JDR

JDR Cable Systems (Holdings) Ltd. ("JDR"), a leading supplier of subsea umbilicals and power cables to the offshore energy industry, today announces that it is to be acquired by TELE-FONIKA Kable ("TFKable"). The transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

TFKable is a leading global producer of wires and cables. Both companies have a long history of collaboration, with TFKable being JDR's important business partner providing water blocked power cores for its cable and umbilical systems. JDR's highly technical subsea systems, used in the global offshore oil, gas and renewable industries, allow its customers to power and control their offshore operations, and will enhance the range of cable solutions TFKable can provide to its customers.

Monika Cupial-Zgryzek, Chief Executive Officer of TFKable, commented: "TFKable is a strategic investor with long-term vision for JDR, sufficient resources to support its continued growth, and vast knowledge of the market. We highly appreciate JDR's experienced people, recognised brand name, technological competence and a successful track record with regards to numerous innovative products.

TFKable is planning to maintain JDR's operations in current locations, providing new opportunities for the local employees and business partners, and offering our customers innovative solutions."

David Currie, JDR's Chief Executive Officer, commented: "This acquisition creates a strong platform for JDR to enhance its position in offshore energy cables and umbilicals. It demonstrates the value JDR's leadership has created through targeted investment in subsea technology, services and manufacturing facilities, and the talent and expertise of our staff. This news marks the next exciting chapter of our business."

Jonathan Guest, Principal at Vision Capital, JDR's selling majority owner, commented: "Our investment in manufacturing facilities has transformed JDR, tripling revenues and growing the business to become a leading supplier to the oil, gas and renewables industries.

July 14: NOF Energy Limited: STATS Group Sign Master Service Agreement With Oman's PDO

Pipeline technology specialist, STATS Group, has signed a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

PDO is the foremost exploration and production company in the Sultanate of Oman and accounts for more than 70% of the country's crude oil production and nearly all of its natural gas supply.

An MSA allows both parties to negotiate future contracts quickly and provides a solid foundation for developing future business. The agreement covers pipeline isolation and localised hydrostatic testing services and follows years of safe and successful work on behalf of PDO.

The MSA will run for three years, with option for a two-year extension, and includes the isolation and testing services for PDO's oil and gas condensate, multi-phase pipelines and associated facilities.

The scope of supply is to include an initial site survey, a client-witnessed FAT (Factory Acceptance Test) in STATS' Abu Dhabi workshop, mobilisation of equipment and manpower and subsequent demobilisation.

Source: Company Website

July 13: NOF Energy Limited; DeepOcean Awarded Contract From Statoil For Remote Hyperbaric Tie-In Of Oil Export Pipeline On Johan Sverdrup

DeepOcean has been awarded an EPCI contract for performing remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline on the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea.

The award covers project management, engineering, procurement and installation of the 36 inch oil export spool and remote hyperbaric tie-in of the oil export pipeline to the Johan Sverdrup riser platform with Statoil's remote welding spread from the Pipeline Repair System (PRS) base on Killingoy, Haugesund. The award is part of Statoil's Marine Wave #2 tender program.

The onshore project team will work out of DeepOcean's offices in Haugesund, Norway. Offshore execution will be performed with DeepOcean's construction vessel Edda Freya and is scheduled for 2018 or 2019. DeepOcean's Commercial Director for Subsea Services, Rolf Ivar Sordal, said: "We are extremely pleased to receive this award and perform the world's first planned subsea remote welding tie-in with our state of the art SURF construction vessel Edda Freya, and we are looking forward to cooperate with Statoil and the PRS pool contractors on this interesting and ground breaking project".

Source: Company Website

July 04: NOF Energy Limited: Newcastle's CMR to Power Ahead Following Engine Development Funding Award

Newcastle's CMR Group has won funding support from Innovate UK for a new electrical wiring harness being developed for industrial diesel and gas engines used in harsh environments.

The firm, which specialises in marine control instrumentation and electrical engineering, is set to invest the five-figure cash sum in a major research and development programme to design and develop a new generation of 'people-centred' harnesses.

An electrical wiring harness is a piece of equipment that forms the backbone of an electronic engine, connecting the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) to various important parts such as sensors, actuators, injectors and ignition control that help an engine to perform efficiently.

Source: Company Website

June 29: NOF Energy Limited: DeepOcean Awarded Export Cable Installation Contract by NSW for the Merkur Offshore Wind Farm in Germany

DeepOcean has been awarded a contract by Norddeutsche Seekabelwerke GmbH (NSW) for export cable transportation, installation and trenching services, all related to the Merkur offshore wind farm development located in the German Bight.

Project Description

The Merkur offshore wind farm is located 45km north of the island Borkum in the North Sea, within the exclusive economic zone of Germany. With 66 turbines each rated at 6MW, Merkur will have a total capacity of 396MW.

NSW is contracted by TenneT Offshore GmbH (TOG) to establish the grid connection between the Merkur offshore substation and the DolWin gamma converter platform. The designated export cable connection will comprise of two parallel 150kV rated HVAC cables.

One of the specific technical challenges of the Merkur grid connection is the fact that the export cable corridor crosses nine live cables and one commissioned offshore wind farm.

Source: Company Website

June 28: NOF Energy Limited: Eddie the Eagle helps celebrate soaring success of aspiring TTE engineers

TTE has celebrated the achievements of its Study Programme students and employer-sponsored Apprentices at a special event, which was held at Middlesbrough Theatre.

Guest of Honour at the event was Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, more commonly known as Eddie the Eagle, who shot to fame during the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Eddie gave an inspirational speech about the endurance and motivation behind his Olympic dream, to an audience that included students and their families, representatives from colleges, sponsoring employers, local and international industry and members of the North East business community.

A series of awards were presented to students training at TTE whose programmes are funded by Derwentside College, Redcar & Cleveland College and South Tyneside College. The awards highlighted the achievements of a number of students training in electrical, instrumentation and process disciplines.

The prestigious Managing Director's Award was presented to Azeem Ahmed. Currently an unsponsored learner, Azeem has gained double distinctions throughout the year and is also TTE's highest-ever BTEC achiever.

Awards were also presented to sponsored Apprentices who have either excelled in their training at TTE's facility in South Bank, Middlesbrough or during their time as part of the workforce of their sponsoring employer.

The awards also recognised the role TTE young people and staff play in the local community. Among them was Bethan Lyans who was presented the Learner Community Award for giving up numerous hours of her time to work voluntarily with 6-8 year-olds across Teesside, is the leader of a local Beaver Scout group and is heading out to Tanzania for 38 days to build a school for a small community.

TTE staff who have supported the leaners both inside and outside of the workshop were also commended for their efforts.

June 28: NOF Energy Limited: GE Oil & Gas And Eni East Africa Sign Long-Term Partnership To Develop Gas Resources Offshore Of Mozambique

Two, five-year contracts signed for subsea production systems, equipment and services for Mozambique offshore development projects, with additional extension options totaling 25 years

Orders secured for equipment and services for Coral South FLNG, the first phase of Eni East Africa's (EEA) development plans for Rovuma basin Area 4 gas resources

Agreement sees GE becomes the first subsea supplier in Mozambique and East Africa, unlocking future growth opportunities in the region.

London, June 27 2017: GE Oil & Gas (NYSE: GE) has signed a long-term agreement to collaborate with EEA, on the offshore Mozambique developments it operates. The move underlines GE Oil & Gas's commitment to expand its global footprint while supporting local investment in Africa, and re-affirms its leadership in large bore technology and cutting-edge subsea equipment and services.

Since 2014, teams from GE Oil & Gas and EEA have been co-developing efficient, cost-effective technical solutions to ensure operational reliability and equipment availability to avoid loss of revenue through unplanned downtime. This was achieved through six-months of front end engineering and design (FEED) work, leveraging GE's in-house engineering capabilities and portfolio of standardized products.

The agreement comprises a multi-year contract to supply subsea production systems, ancillary equipment and services. It covers the Coral South FLNG project and is the first phase of EEA's strategically-important development plans for the Rovuma basin Area 4 gas resources. The agreement also covers Area 4 future potential upstream projects. It includes a separate five-year aftermarket services contract for Life of Field of the subsea infrastructure, plus one five-year option and five three-year extensions.

GE Oil & Gas has secured orders for the Coral South FLNG from EEA for the supply of seven xmas trees, three 2-slot manifolds with integrated distribution units, MB rigid jumpers, seven subsea wellheads with spare components, a complete topside control system to be installed on the FLNG facility, and associated Services equipment and support including IWOCS and Landing Strings, tools, spares and technical assistance for installation, commissioning and start-up.

Underlining GE's ongoing commitment to localization and investment in Mozambique and the SSA region, 20 local graduate engineers have been employed in the last three years to support GE Oil & Gas customer operations.

June 28: NOF Energy Limited: Eddie the Eagle helps celebrate soaring success of aspiring TTE engineers

TTE has celebrated the achievements of its Study Programme students and employer-sponsored Apprentices at a special event, which was held at Middlesbrough Theatre.

Guest of Honour at the event was Michael 'Eddie' Edwards, more commonly known as Eddie the Eagle, who shot to fame during the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.

Eddie gave an inspirational speech about the endurance and motivation behind his Olympic dream, to an audience that included students and their families, representatives from colleges, sponsoring employers, local and international industry and members of the North East business community.

A series of awards were presented to students training at TTE whose programmes are funded by Derwentside College, Redcar & Cleveland College and South Tyneside College. The awards highlighted the achievements of a number of students training in electrical, instrumentation and process disciplines.

The prestigious Managing Director's Award was presented to Azeem Ahmed. Currently an unsponsored learner, Azeem has gained double distinctions throughout the year and is also TTE's highest-ever BTEC achiever.

Awards were also presented to sponsored Apprentices who have either excelled in their training at TTE's facility in South Bank, Middlesbrough or during their time as part of the workforce of their sponsoring employer.

The awards also recognised the role TTE young people and staff play in the local community. Among them was Bethan Lyans who was presented the Learner Community Award for giving up numerous hours of her time to work voluntarily with 6-8 year-olds across Teesside, is the leader of a local Beaver Scout group and is heading out to Tanzania for 38 days to build a school for a small community.

TTE staff who have supported the leaners both inside and outside of the workshop were also commended for their efforts.

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