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VivoPower International PLC Announces Contract for the New Carroll Cotton Gin

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LONDON, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR, the “Company”) ”), an international solar and critical power services company, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, J.A. Martin Electrical Pty Limited (“J.A. Martin”) has been awarded a contract by Carroll Cotton Company to complete the engineering, switchboards, switchroom and field installation at Carroll Cotton’s new cotton gin, located in the Upper Namoi Valley of New South Wales.

The AUD$20 million gin project, of which the J.A. Martin electrical works contract is a significant proportion, is expected to be completed by the start of the next ginning season in March 2021. The new cotton gin will have capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes of cotton annually – about 10% of Australia’s total crop.

The easternmost cotton gin in Australia, Carroll Cotton is an independent cotton gin and one of the last remaining family-owned and operated gins in the country. Carroll Cotton works closely with local growers and delivers tailored ginning services to maximize returns, utilizing world-best practices and years of market expertise. They have been fully accredited as a “myBMP” company by Cotton Australia, recognizing them for demonstrating Best Management Practices and providing responsible services to Australia’s cotton industry.

The project represents another win for the J.A. Martin team in the cotton industry. Along with previously announced delivery of a 3.4 MW solar farm at the Cubbie Station cotton gin in Queensland, this contract further solidifies J.A. Martin's position as a leading provider of solar and electrical power projects and services to the Australian agriculture industry.

About VivoPower

VivoPower is an international solar and critical power services business, providing critical energy infrastructure generation and distribution solutions to a diverse range of commercial and industrial customers, including the development, construction, and sale of photovoltaic solar projects.

About J.A. Martin

J.A. Martin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of VivoPower in Australia. Founded in 1968, J.A. Martin specialises in delivering industrial electrical engineering and power services, including solar engineering design, procurement and construction (EPC).

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