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VivoPower International PLC Announces Major Expansion of Data Center Power Services in Australia – US$24 million in New Contracts

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LONDON, Nov. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VivoPower International PLC (VVPR) (“VivoPower”), an international solar power company, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary in Australia, Kenshaw Electrical Pty Limited (“Kenshaw”) has significantly expanded its power services activities with one of Australia’s leading data center groups, Canberra Data Centres (“CDC”).

Kenshaw’s strong track record with CDC for the supply and installation of power generators has resulted in a record volume of new contracts worth US$24 million. As a result of this increased business, Kenshaw has also announced the opening of a new office in Canberra to support CDC, as well other customers and emerging business opportunities in the region.

CDC is the fastest growing data storage and security provider in Australia, delivering secure, reliable, green, sovereign owned and customizable data centre solutions and services. With leading energy efficiency innovations and technology, CDC has the ability to operate in ‘island mode’ – by using onsite power generators and recycled water to transfer to fully independent, off grid operations if needed. This reliability and resilience is provided, in part, by the power generators supplied by Kenshaw, and has helped CDC to become the largest provider of data storage to the Australian government.

“We are very pleased to have been awarded this major contract by a long-time customer, a testament to the commitment of Kenshaw to reliable customer service and delivering value for money. This important success further demonstrates both the leadership of Aevitas and the significant growth opportunities in Australia beyond power generation, which supports our strategy to diversify our business to ensure future growth and sustainability,” said Carl Weatherley-White, Chief Executive Officer of VivoPower.

Adam Malcolm, General Manager of Kenshaw, said, “We are pleased with how the relationship with CDC has evolved based on our joint commitment to excellence in every aspect of what we do: quality, timeliness, safety, and environmental responsibility. We are privileged to be working with CDC for these projects and appreciate the opportunity it provides to us expand our service geographically within Australia.”

About VivoPower
VivoPower is an international solar power producer that develops, owns and operates PV solar projects in a capital efficient manner. VivoPower partners with long-term investors, suppliers and developers to accelerate the growth of its portfolio of solar projects. In addition, the Company provides critical energy infrastructure solutions to commercial and industrial customers throughout Australia.

About Aevitas and Kenshaw
Together with J.A. Martin Electrical Pty Limited, Kenshaw is part of the Aevitas Group Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VivoPower. Founded in 1981, Kenshaw specializes in generator design, turn-key sales and installation; generator servicing and emergency breakdown services; electrical motor service and repair, customized motor modifications; non-destructive testing services including crack testing; diagnostic testing such as motor testing, oil analysis, thermal imaging and vibration analysis; and industrial electrical services.

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