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Marine Renewable Energy Development Survey

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) are carrying out a survey to map the worldwide renewable energy network. The ICES Working Groups on Marine Benthal and Renewable Energy Development and on Marine Renewable Energy Development are seeking...

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Marine Renewables Canada Webinar: Spotlight on Wales

Marine Renewables Canada will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, May 17th at 5:00pm BST titled Spotlight on Wales: Marine Renewable Energy Projects, Progress, & Prospects. With €100.4 million of EU funding prioritised for marine energy in Wales over the next five...

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EMEC are recruiting

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) is the world’s leading test facility for wave and tidal energy converters, having supported more real-sea deployments than at any other site in the world. EMEC are looking for a Performance Test Engineer to deliver their marine...

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Minesto awarded consent for Holyhead Deep installation

  Leading tidal energy developer Minesto has taken yet another important step towards commercialisation of its unique Deep Green technology in Welsh tidal streams, as the company has received marine license for a 0.5MW installation in Holyhead Deep.  Consenting...

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WEFO Call for Small Scale Renewable Energy Proposals

Around £14m of EU funds are available for more small scale community renewable energy proposals. WEFO is looking for proposals that will demonstrate the ability of a community to produce its own energy source and manage it through a smart grid application. Proposals...

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Sustainable Severn Conference, Cardiff, 27 April 2017

Download agenda here. As the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary become the focus for new energy including tidal lagoons and Hinckley C, the estuary is entering a period of radical change. Building on the themes from the previous two forums of energy, environment and...

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Regen are recruiting

  Regen are currently recruiting for the following roles: Senior project manager Closing date: Recruiting immediately Location: Flexible Contract type: Permanent Hours: Full time Salary: Circa £35k per annum Summary: Working within Regen's senior management team,...

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MaRINET2 opens call for free access to testing facilities

    The MaRINET2 project has opened a call for applications. Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave...

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‘Renewable Energy and Fisheries – Plugging the Gap’

7th Annual IFM Specialist Conference  Coldra Court Hotel, Newport. April 25th – 26th 2017. With a Government drive to increase the proportion of energy we obtain from renewable sources there is increasing focus on reliable and predictable sources from the aquatic...

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Minesto hosts Ministerial visit

  On Thursday, Minesto hosted a visit from Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government in Wales, at their UK head offices in Holyhead. Among other things, the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government is responsible for the...

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Spring Edition of Wave & Tidal Energy Network Magazine

The latest edition of the Wave and Tidal Energy Network magazine has been released and it includes an article from Marine Energy Wales on page 4. Articles from many Marine Energy Wales members are also featured, including Wave Hub Ltd., Tocardo Turbines and Carnegie...

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Wave Hub Ltd welcomes funding for Pembrokeshire site

Wave Hub Ltd has welcomed today’s announcement by the Welsh Government of the award of £324,000 to enable a major feasibility study into the Pembrokeshire wave energy demonstration zone.   The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates,...

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Minesto Contract Notice

Swedish tidal energy developer, Minesto, has launched a tender for a Framework Agreement of general support services for a variety of marine operational needs, such as vessels and cranes for the tidal kite.  The Framework should have prices valid for one year, with...

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Swansea Bay City Deal is signed by Prime Minister

  The leader of Pembrokeshire County Council has headed to Swansea to hear more about the biggest ever investment for south west Wales – a total investment package of £241million. Cllr Jamie Adams joined UK and Welsh Government ministers to witness Prime Minister...

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Contract Notice – Wave-tricity

Wave-tricity is looking to procure two boats for transfer of personnel and equipment in the Milford Haven Waterways. The two vessels, a work and a support boat, will be stored on Wave-tricity’s pontoons during the 24-month contract. The contract also includes...

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Programme Released for Marine Energy Wales Conference

Marine Energy Wales will be hosting their 2017 Annual Conference on 30th March in Swansea, and today the highly anticipated programme has been released. The programme features 26 world class speakers and includes technology developers, supply chain, academia and...

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Wave-tricity’s pioneering Ocean Wave Rower goes to sea

Wave-tricity begin sea trials for its pioneering wave energy device. The sea trials for this exciting project have commenced and the robust, low maintenance device that can produce clean electricity for all, is being put through its paces. The device will underpin a...

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Transition Bro Gwaun Coastal Energy Event

Transition Bro Gwaun are hosting a FREE one day “Coastal Energy Event” in partnership with Renew Wales. Come and find out about a range of exciting community initiatives, developing local energy systems, partnership working and a mix of storage and energy supply...

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Record Figures Anticipated for Welsh Marine Energy Event

Marine Energy Wales will be hosting their 2017 Annual Conference on 30th March in Swansea, and with a month to go tickets are selling fast. Exhibition space is sold out, and the site visit of Tidal Lagoon Power is fully booked. In 2016, Marine Energy Wales was...

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Over 100 MPs urge government to back tidal lagoons

More than 100 MPs from all parties have urged the government to make a swift decision in favour of pressing ahead with the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project, which was endorsed by former Conservative energy minister Charles Hendry in last month's Hendry Review on Tidal...

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Marine Energy Wales’ reaction to Minesto Expansion

Press release: 15/02/2017 Last week it was announced that Minesto intend to scale up their Holyhead Deep project by increasing the planned installation of their tidal array to 80MW. A scoping report has been submitted to Natural Resources Wales following the...

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GWave launches Wave Hub Project

American wave energy developer, GWave has announced its plans for a 9MW wave energy project to be deployed at Wave Hub, Cornwall.     GWave, based in Portland, Maine, USA has spent the past decade developing its Power Generation Vessel (PGV) technology, an...

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RenewableUK – Wave & Tidal 2017

23 February 2017 | QEII Centre, London UK Bringing the Ocean Energy Race to the heart of Westminster. The UK’s world-beating natural resources are inspiring new marine energy industry clusters around its coastline, in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Wales,...

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New tender alert – Minesto

Minesto is looking for a supplier of load cells that will be used for its Deep Green tidal power plant. Swedish tidal energy developer will use the load cells to measure tether and struts force on its 500kW tidal power plant planned for deployment off Wales. The load...

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Job Opportunity – Wave Hub

Wave Hub Ltd is currently recruiting a Pembrokeshire Demonstration Zone Project Manager. Wave Hub Limited’s main responsibilities are to manage, operate and maintain three offshore deployment sites for demonstrating wave and tidal energy technology. The main site is...

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Tidal Lagoon Power’s Response to the Hendry Review

Plans for a £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay have been backed by a government-commissioned review. Charles Hendry's independent report into the technology's viability said it would make a "strong contribution" to the UK's energy supply. He said it was cost effective...

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Marine Energy Wales Conference 2017 – Tickets on sale

The inaugural Marine Energy Wales Annual Conference will build on 7 successful years of Marine Energy Pembrokeshire seminars and will mark the launch of the new pan-Wales body. The Conference will be held at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea on Thursday 30th March 2017....

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Minesto orders commercial-scale wing

Minesto has finished the procurement of yet another subsystem for the first commercial-scale Deep Green demonstrator, as they have placed an order for what presumably is the most characteristic part of the Deep Green system; the wing. It is Green Marine out of...

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Marine Industries Advisor Job with NRW

NRW are recruiting for a Marine Industries Advisor. This job helps to ensure that the marine environment and natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained and enhanced in the present and for the future. The successful applicant will do this by providing expert...

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New jobs advertised with SEACAMS2

Several exciting new positions have just been advertised with the SEACAMS2 team. SEACAMS 2 a £17 M three year project at Bangor and Swansea universities, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is an investment in the potential offered by the marine...

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Wales and Canada strengthen marine energy ties

Marine Energy Wales have signed an agreement with Marine Renewables Canada to share knowledge and support development of marine energy. The two organisations have been key drivers for marine energy in their respective nations, and share many aims and objectives. This...

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MarineSpace and Aquatera sign MoU

MarineSpace and Aquatera are delighted to enter a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on projects across a number of sectors.The two companies have already worked successfully together on a number of projects including jointly managing the Offshore...

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MEW presenting at ITES Awards Dinner

David Jones, Director of Marine Energy Wales will be presenting at the 6th Annual International Tidal Energy Summit (ITES) Awards Ceremony and Dinner on 22nd Nov (London) to put the spotlight on Wales’ role as an industry leader. He will be discussing Wales’ growing...

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Ocean Energy Forum Strategic Roadmap

 The Ocean Energy Forum Strategic Roadmap has been delivered to the European Commission on 08 November 2016 after over two-years’ work by the Ocean Energy Forum stakeholders.  The Roadmap identifies the path to follow on European leadership in ocean energy and...

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Sustainable Energy and Energy Efficiency Workshop

Do you work in the Energy and Environment Sector? Are you aware of the EU funding that is available? The Energy and Environment sector is fast becoming one of prominence and unrivalled importance in Wales, as a result The Swansea Bay Regional Engagement Team will be...

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Wales becomes Lead Partners of Ocean Energy Europe

09 November 2016. Brussels. The Welsh Government made formal ties with Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) today to facilitate structured engagement and collaboration. The move is evidence of the strategic importance of Wales in the ocean energy sector as both an early market...

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Marine Energy Wales is launched

Wales is quickly becoming a global leader in the marine energy sector and the establishment of a new body Marine Energy Wales will drive forward the development of this new industry.A growing number of world leading technology developers are capitalising on Wales’...

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Wave-tricity award contract to Mainstay Marine

Wave-tricity are delighted to announce that the contract to build their new energy device has been awarded to Mainstay Marine Solutions, Pembroke.This first major work package of the innovative wave energy converter development project will see Wave-tricity bring the...

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Technical progress for Minesto

In October, Minesto’s quarter-scale sea trials of the Deep Green technology have reached new highs of electricity generation. The results correspond to full power production for a full-scale power plant.Quarter-scale sea tests of Minesto’s unique technology for...

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Marine Energy Pembrokeshire’s response to Tidal Energy Ltd.

"At a time when this new sector is really gathering momentum in Wales it is disappointing to hear that a Welsh based company, who have played a key role in the sectors development has gone into administration. It highlights the challenges of being at the forefront of...

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Marine Power Systems receive Innovate UK funding

Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based wave energy developer, has received £200,000 from Innovate UK to develop next-generation WaveSub wave energy device.The 12-month project to deliver the modelling, design, build, test and validation of MPS’ next-generation...

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Minesto Job Vacancy: HSQE Manager

Minesto are currently advertising for a Health, Safety, Quality & Environment Manager to be based in their Holyhead offices on Anglesey.Minesto is one of the world’s leading developers of innovative tidal power technology.The company was set up in 2007 to...

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Marine Energy Supply Chain Gateway

The Marine Energy Supply Chain Gateway (MESCG) is a database of suppliers supporting the UK’s marine energy industry.Welsh Government is working alongside six partners to provide a comprehensive guide to the marine energy supply chain in the UK.  It brings together...

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Tidal Lagoon Power – Job Vacancies

Tidal Lagoon Power (TLP) is looking to expand its team with various job openings. The job vacancies can all be viewed on their website here.Current opportunities include:Development AssistantEEP Development CoordinatorPolicy CoordinatorNumerical ModellerSenior CFD...

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Minesto invites AC/DC tenders

Swedish tidal energy developer, Minesto, has launched a tender to acquire an AC/DC converter that will be used for its tidal energy project off Wales.Minesto is looking for a feasible contractor or a consortium of contractors that can deliver an AC/DC converter,...

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Job Vacancy – Transition Bro Gwaun Tidal Project

Transition Bro Gwaun (TBG) are a community group based in Fishguard, Pembrokeshire and are one of a growing number of transition initiatives around the world. They are currently looking into a community-owned tidal turbine project off Strumble Head and are advertising...

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Tidal Lagoon Sector Worth Over £70 Billion To UK Industry

Tidal Lagoon Power today (3rd October 2016) launches ‘Ours to Own’, a report on the scale of the British industrial opportunity as presented by tidal lagoons, available here.  The company has at the same time launched a tender for the design and construction of a new...

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SEACAMS 2 secures funding

More than £16m of EU funds will be invested in two North Wales projects, Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford has announced. The funding will boost businesses in the marine energy sector and training programmes for people affected by long-term unemployment and economic...

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Marine Licensing Fees Review Stakeholder Event

A formal public consultation seeking your views on proposals to change the fees and associated charges for marine licensing in relation to Wales was launched on 5 September 2016.Welsh Government will be holding a half day stakeholder event on the 10 October 2016 in...

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Tidal Lagoon Power Contract Notice

Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay Plc wishes to engage the services of an experienced hydraulic modeller experienced in the application of numerical computational fluid dynamic (CFD) assessment and physical hydraulic modelling of hydropower schemes. The work will involve...

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Menter Môn seeks legal services for Morlais tidal zone

Menter Môn, the third-party manager for the Morlais tidal energy project, is looking to appoint legal services provider to support the proposed development of a tidal array off the coast of Anglesey, Wales.The engagement will require legal work that will include...

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Consultation on proposed changes to marine licensing charges

Welsh Government are consulting on proposed changes to the fees and associated charges for marine licensing, which would:Move towards a system of full cost recovery, enabling the licensing authority to provide a fair and adequate provision of servicesImprove the...

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Wave-tricity Contract Notice

Cornwall-based developer Wave-tricity have issued a speculative contract notice for the refit and refurbishment of their test barge. Earlier this month the company received EU funding to test their device off the coast of Pembrokeshire.The contract is for the...

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Tidal Lagoon Power contract notice

Tidal Lagoon Power are tendering for the procurement of a scoping study and trials to identify the most appropriate method(s) for fish tagging and tracking in the Severn Estuary order to inform the modelling and assessment of impacts on fish for Tidal Lagoon...

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Coastal Communities Fund Webinar 31st August

The Coastal Communities Fund supports the economic development of UK coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs, so that people are better able to respond to the changing economic needs and opportunities of their area. Applicants can apply...

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Pembrokeshire’s New Marine Energy Hub opens

A Marine Energy Hub has been set up in Pembrokeshire through a joint initiative between Marine Energy Pembrokeshire (MEP) and the Port of Milford Haven. The hub is located on the doorstep of one of the world’s best marine energy resources and is a dynamic worksite...

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Labour forecasting reports for Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay

In early 2015, Welsh Government commissioned SEMTA and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to produce labour requirement forecasts specifically relating to the manufacturing of turbines for, and construction of, the proposed Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon...

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Minesto applies for Anglesey licence

Minesto has filed a marine licence application for its Deep Green tidal energy scheme off northern Wales.The application together with the supporting environmental statement (ES) was filed with National Resources Wales, starting off the consultations with the Welsh...

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Wales’ marine energy sector powers up

Wales is positioned to become a major player in the global marine energy sector with a growing number of world leading developers stating their interest in developing projects in Welsh waters. The drive to develop this new industry in Wales is set to continue post –...

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Marine Power Systems signs contract with Hunger Hydraulic

Marine Power Systems (MPS), a Swansea-based company that is developing revolutionary technology designed to capture the energy from ocean waves, has recently signed a contract with Hunger Hydraulic UK for the supply of hydraulic cylinders and seals for the company’s...

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Ocean Energy Europe appoints new Presidents of the Board

Ocean Energy Europe has elected Thierry Kalanquin (DCNS) and Simon de Pietro (DP Energy) as its new co-Presidents. The pair will combine the expertise of an industrial scale technology manufacturer and a prominent renewable energy developer to help steer Europe’s...

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Minesto Contract Notice

Minesto is developing a 500kW tidal power plant in form of a “flying” kite tethered to the sea bottom. Minesto is looking for a supplier of a tether Rope that will attached the kite to the bottom joint. The tether should be comprised of a poly-urethane fairing...

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Minesto Contract Notice

Minesto have issued a contract notice for a Marine Mammal Detection Sonar System (MMDS). They are looking for a feasible supplier or a consortium of suppliers that can deliver a complete MMDS system that can detect and track marine mammals within 60 meters from the...

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Minesto presents tidal kite to the Prince of Wales

Swedish tidal energy developer Minesto got the chance to present its Deep Green tidal technology to HRH Prince Charles during the opening ceremony of Marine Centre Wales.The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences...

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Mainstay Marine secures funding for growth

A Pembrokeshire marine engineering company has secured investment from Finance Wales and Barclays to support expansion plans.Mainstay Marine Solutions began trading two years ago with a staff of 31, and has since created an additional 50 jobs, including naval...

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Minesto Contract Notice

Minesto is developing a 500kW tidal power plant in form of a “flying” kite tethered to the sea bottom. Minesto is looking for a supplier of a tether Rope that will attached the kite to the bottom joint. The tether should be comprised of a poly-urethane fairing...

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Ocean Energy Europe 2016, Brussels, 8-9 November

Ocean Energy Europe 2016 is the most important gathering of the year for the ocean energy industry in Europe. It brings together over 400 professionals for two days of networking, business intelligence and best practice exchange.The programme features leading industry...

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Review of Tidal Lagoons – Call for Evidence

Earlier in the year The Department of Energy & Climate Change announced that the Independent Review of Tidal Lagoons would be led by industry expert Charles Hendry, supported by a team of seconded civil servants. The review will assess the strategic case for tidal...

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Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone Breakfast Meeting – 30th June

The next breakfast event organised by the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone in conjunction with Business Wales will take place on Thursday 30th June. The event will take place in the Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembroke Dock and will start at 8:00am with breakfast rolls...

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