Siemens Gamesa’s Gearboxes for MHI Vestas-Powered Princess Amalia OWF

first_imgImage source: EnecoSiemens Gamesa has won a tender for the supply of gearboxes for Eneco’s ten-year-old Princess Amalia offshore wind farm (Prinses Amaliawindpark) that features 60 V80-2.0MW wind turbines delivered by Vestas and maintained by MHI Vestas, which will continue to carry out the regular preventive maintenance for the next five years.The scope of work for Siemens Gamesa comprises providing gearboxes, new or refurbished, for the purpose of exchange on the wind turbine generators at the wind farm. This includes maintaining a stock/pool of three to four gearboxes and an additional supply of up to two gearboxes per campaign, according to Eneco’s call for tenders issued last year.This is the latest of several new contracts signed as part of Eneco’s “smart asset management” set-up for the offshore wind farm, for which the government subsidy period has expired.Arjan Donker, Operational Manager Offshore Wind at Eneco: “We have an extensive portfolio of both existing wind farms and projects in the pipeline. Consequently, it is essential to continuously keep an eye out for better, smarter and more cost effective management and maintenance possibilities. This is particularly important for a wind farm that has to operate without financial support in the form of subsidy.”Along with Siemens Gamesa’s gearboxes, the developer has chosen GEV Windpower for the maintenance of rotor blades and ØER Energy, a subsidiary of the Norwegian company NSG Wind, for supplying technicians specialised in the replacement of main components.Since the beginning of this year, all transport and lifting services are provided by MPI Contractors, which will use one of its crane vessels. Eneco said that, in the coming years, the costs related to replacement of the main components will be minimised by optimising the use of the most expensive component – the crane vessel.“This makes it possible to combine the replacement of a number of main components, such as gearboxes, generators and/or rotor blades, in a single maintenance operation. In addition, we have opted for a flexible planning mechanism, which gives MPI Contractors room to optimise the use of their crane vessel in several projects,” the company stated.The 120MW wind farm, operational since 2008, is located 23km off the coast of IJmuiden, the Netherlands.last_img read more

Katie Ledecky

first_imgKatie Ledecky is an 18-year old swimmer for the United States.  She recently graduated from Stone-Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda Maryland.  She swims the 400, 800, and 1500 meter freestyle events.  She has been compared with the great Janet Evans, the last American to dominate these events.At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Russia, she will be chasing after the World Record she has set and re-set the last 3 years.  She not only wins these races, but she dominates them like Evans did in her era.  In her last races, she won the 400 by 10 meters, the 800 by 45 meters, and the 1500 meter by the same distance.  The 1500 meter swim was the only one in which Janet Evans ever had a larger margin of victory.last_img

Champions League final eight set to be played behind closed doors

first_img The other outstanding tie will see German champions Bayern Munich entertain Chelsea at the Allianz Arena in pole position having won 3-0 in the first leg. The winners of those four ties will join the already-qualified quartet of Atalanta, RB Leipzig, Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight. The latter stages will be played out in a unique final eight straight knockout format in Lisbon in August, starting on August 12 with the first quarter-final and concluding with the final at Benfica’s Estadio da Luz on August 23. All quarter-final and semi-final ties will be one-off matches. The Portuguese capital was announced as the venue in June but has since registered worrying numbers of coronavirus cases, with lockdown restrictions reimposed last week on 19 neighbourhoods across the northern periphery of Lisbon. The restrictions concern some 700,000 people and will remain in place for at least a fortnight. The Europa League will also be completed with an identical format, a final eight in Germany, with the final in Cologne on August 21. However, none of the last-16 ties have been completed, with only six of the eight first legs having been played. Benfica’s home stadium, the Estadio da Luz, will host the 2020 Champions League final Read Also: Ronaldo shows off ripped body as he recovers from AC Milan loss The other two ties – Inter Milan v Getafe and Sevilla v Roma – will be played as one-off ties in Germany. The women’s Champions League will be completed with a final eight in San Sebastian and Bilbao in Spain’s Basque Country between August 21 and 30. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 However, following a review, UEFA has decided to allow those sides who were supposed to be at home to play the matches in their own stadiums on August 7 and 8. It means that Italian champions Juventus will host Lyon in Turin looking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg played in France in late February. Loading… “Several elements were taken into account by UEFA when making a decision, such as the protection of the health of all those involved in the matches as well as the public at large; a responsibility to provide the safest environment for matches in order to guarantee the progress of competitions; as well as ensuring sporting fairness within a very inconsistent landscape (with some countries allowing and some forbidding stadium attendances),” European football’s governing body said in a statement. It added that “in light of the current situation, the UEFA Executive Committee felt it prudent to conclude that UEFA matches should take place behind closed doors until further notice.” UEFA said the decision had been made “in agreement with the national associations and authorities of the final eight tournaments’ hosts Germany, Portugal and Spain”. It also confirmed that “irrespective of any future decision, for reasons of sporting fairness”, all matches in the qualifying rounds of next season’s European competitions which are due to be held as a single-leg ties – so not including the play-offs for the Champions League – will be played behind closed doors. – Last-16 venues decided – Meanwhile, the remaining last-16 games, which were postponed in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, will not be played on neutral grounds when they finally go ahead in August. UEFA had indicated last month that the matches could be played in the northern Portuguese cities of Porto and Guimaraes depending on the health situation around the continent. The final eight of this season’s Champions League in Lisbon is set to go ahead behind closed doors after UEFA confirmed Thursday that all matches in European competitions would be played without spectators “until further notice” because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision also affects the four outstanding last 16, second-leg matches, as well as the remainder of this season’s Europa League and the women’s Champions League final eight, to be played in Spain in August. Manchester City will defend a 2-1 lead when they entertain record 13-time champions Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium, while Barcelona will host Napoli at the Camp Nou with that tie poised following a 1-1 draw in the first leg. Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The Worldlast_img read more

Crawford County on schedule for April 4 Deery Series opener

first_imgDENISON, Iowa (Jan. 23) – The 2015 Deery Brothers Summer Series will take its first green flag at Crawford County Speedway. After inclement weather washed out numerous attempts to bring the series back to Denison last spring, the upcoming IMCA Late Model tour travels to Crawford County for open­ing night action on Saturday, April 4.In all, the 29th annual series currently has 16 dates. The first 15 of those events pay $3,000 to win and a mini­mum of $300 to start. Additional tour dates are still pending. “It’s nice to have our highest paying race as the series finale at the Yan­kee Dirt Track Classic at Farley Speedway,” Tour Director Kevin Yoder said. “That feature pays $7,500 to win so it should make for an exciting conclusion to the series.” The one previous Deery race at Denison was held in 1994. Kossuth County Speedway in Algona has also hosted just one tour event, in 2008, and brings the series back for a July 2 show. “If we get all our races in, this year’s schedule is geographically balanced within our Late Model area,” Yoder noted. “That should give more drivers in central and western Iowa the chance to follow the series.”Four events are on the initial series schedule before the start of the weekly IMCA Late Model point season: April 4 at Denison, April 11 at West Liberty Raceway, April 17 at Farley and April 18 at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City.The series is at Quad City Speedway in East Moline, Ill., on May 3 and at Boone Speedway for the traditional Memorial Day show on May 25. Marshalltown Speedway hosts the June 2 race. After visiting Algona, the series is at West Liberty Race­way July 7, Independence Motor Speedway on July 8, Dubuque Speedway on July 12 and back at Quad City on July 22. Liberty 100 shows are qualifying on Sept. 4 and two $3,000 to win features on Sept. 5. The Sept. 7 Labor Day feature during the IMCA Speed­way Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s brings the tour back to Boone with that even­ing’s winner earning a bonus based on their number of sanctioned weekly starts during the season and a possible $4,500 payday. Farley’s Sept. 18 and 19 Yankee Dirt Track Classic brings the series to a close.Non-qualifier pay at each of the first 15 races is $100. Sunoco Race Fuel feature qualifier draw­ings for $250 in cash will be held each night and drivers with perfect attendance earn shares of $2,000 in cash after the series season is complete. Casey’s General Store is also back on board as title sponsor of the redraw and will give $100 gift cards to all drivers with perfect attendance throughout the series.“There are no changes in race night procedures and most sponsorship programs are back in place,” Yoder said. “We have a very good series again in 2015. We always sharpen the pencil and look for ways to make it better every year.” The Deery Brothers Automotive Group returns as title sponsor of the series. The champion will earn $5,000, with point fund shares to the top 10 and pro-rated for drivers not competing at all events. Drivers finishing outside the top 10 in points but with perfect attendance are guaranteed $500.Defending champion is Justin Kay of Wheatland. Darrel DeFrance of Marshalltown has perfect attend­ance through the series’ first 434 events.last_img read more

Madison man gets the maximum sentence for Cross Plains burglaries

first_imgVersailles, In. — A Madison man has been sentenced for his role in a series of burglaries in the Cross Plains area.Christian Stewart, 23, was sentenced to the maximum, 42 years, by Judge Jeffrey Sharp after being found guilty as charged of conspiracy to commit burglary while armed with a deadly weapon.Stewart was convicted following a four-day jury trial in December of 2018.Court documents say Stewart and his younger brother, and his girlfriend committed the crimes during the morning and early afternoon of May 16, 2017.  At both scenes, the burglars were extremely destructive and left the buildings completely ransacked.During the Sentencing Hearing, Ripley County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane Tucker argued for the maximum sentence. Tucker urged the Court to take into consideration Stewart’s numerous prior convictions and probation violations including a previous burglary in Jefferson County that he was on parole for while he committed these crimes.Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel said, “We are very pleased with the outcome of this case and hope that this sentence can help bring some closure to the victims of these terrible crimes.  The Defendant’s criminal conduct combined with his extensive criminal history and apprehensible behavior in the jail warranted the maximum sentence.”last_img read more

Veterans Remembrance Road Race scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 11

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s edition of the Veterans Remembrance Road Race is scheduled to be held Sunday, Nov. 11, in Ellsworth.2018 marks the fifth running of the race, which drew 130 runners to downtown Ellsworth last year. Judson Cake of Bar Harbor was the overall winner with a time of 21 minutes, 37 seconds, and Cecilia Dube of Orono was the top female runner with a place of sixth and a time of 27:51.Registration for the race costs $20 on race day or $15 for those who register prior to Friday tomorrow, Nov. 9. Race-day registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Down East Family YMCA’s James Russell Wiggins Center. The race itself will begin at 9.A portion of the registration fees will go toward The Summit Project and the Maine Veterans Project. For more information, contact Down East Family YMCA Fitness Director Robin Clarke at 667-3086.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Peterson nails late jumpers as SU fights off Clemson to end regular season with road victory

first_imgAs Clemson climbed nearly all the way back, Syracuse went to its leading scorer.Holding only a two-point lead with 1:45 left, Alexis Peterson stepped back at the top of the key and knocked down a crucial jump shot.And after Clemson’s Shelbie Davenport made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one, Peterson hit a nearly identical shot, again at the top of the key to keep the Orange in the lead with 58 seconds left.“That really won the game for us,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “… It was huge. If she doesn’t make those, it’s a way different situation.”No. 23 Syracuse (21-8, 11-5 Atlantic Coast) held off a late Clemson (9-19, 1-14) run to secure the 60-55 win on Thursday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. Four Syracuse players finished in double-figures, a stat that Hillsman has highlighted as a goal for each game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEarly in the second half, Diamond Henderson suffered what appeared to be a serious left knee injury. Later in the game, she sat on the bench with ice on her leg and Hillsman said she will be evaluated when the team returns from the road.SU has already secured a first-round bye in next week’s ACC tournament and will receive a double bye if Duke loses to North Carolina on Sunday.Either way, Hillsman said if his team can hit shots and get organized in its full-court press like it did on Thursday, Syracuse could make a deep postseason run.“We can turn people over and create offense with our defense,” Hillsman said, “and you never know how far we can go.”Early on in Thursday night’s game, it looked as if the Orange would close out the regular season with an easy win. Forcing Clemson into 13-first half turnovers, SU led by 10 at the half and by 16 with 15 minutes left.“We did a very good job of applying our pressure and everything,” Hillsman said, “so we came out and made our stops early and was able to get our defense set.”But with a 50-36 lead and 11 minutes left in the game, Clemson made a 19-6 run. Nikki Dixon and Tiffany Lewis combined for 13 of the Tigers’ points as CU took advantage of SU’s 1-for-11 stretch from the field — which Peterson ended by hitting the two jump shots at the top of the key to push the Orange to 58 points.Said Hillsman: “We just got organized and got some rebounds and I thought that was the key.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 26, 2015 at 11:03 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschwedslast_img read more

3 things to know from Naesean Howard’s 2nd court appearance

first_imgFormer Syracuse football player Naesean Howard appeared in court for the second time since allegedly stabbing current SU defensive backs Corey Winfield and Chauncey Scissum.Here are three things to know from the court appearance.1. Howard was ordered to have a mental health examWhen Howard approached the bench on Friday, he and his then-lawyer, Stuart LaRose, had sent a letter to Judge James H. Cecile requesting a mental health exam. The exam will determine whether Howard is competent enough to proceed with the case and understand the charges against him.2. He changed his representationAdvertisementThis is placeholder textAlthough LaRose represented Howard in court today, the former SU football player and his family informed LaRose after the hearing they had retained Irene Aurora Flores as his new representation.Flores said she hadn’t had a chance to completely review the case, but that Howard was held in the 5c section of the downtown jail, an area for inmates dealing with mental health issues. She also said Howard may have had one-on-one supervision while he was still in jail. Earlier this week, Howard was released from jail on $40,000 bond.“There’s more to the case than going up to them and doing what he allegedly did,” Flores said.3. Howard is due in court next monthCecile set Howard’s next appearance in court for May 19. After being arraigned on Monday, his appearance in court on Friday was supposed to be set for a preliminary hearing, but the case will be put in front of a grand jury instead. Comments Published on April 22, 2016 at 11:29 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Related Stories Witness details alleged stabbing, South Campus partyDino Babers: ‘It’s a blessing both of these young men are still with us’Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard bonded out of jailcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Softball: Wisconsin falls to Oregon in NCAA tournament

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin softball team ended their NCAA women’s College World Series run Sunday, falling to Oregon for the second time that weekend.The Badgers (35-17, 11-11 Big Ten) started off their tournament run with a bang, taking down the University of Missouri (29-28, 7-16 SEC) Friday night with a 7-2 victory. This win allowed Wisconsin to continue on in the tournament and face the University of Oregon (50-6, 17-6 PAC-12) the following Saturday.Saturday’s game was a nail-biter between the Big Ten and the Pac-12, with Wisconsin challenging Oregon every step of the way. The Badgers managed to take the lead early on in the series, with a 5-2 edge over the Ducks heading into the sixth period.Softball: Wisconsin heads to NCAA tournament for sixth timeFor the sixth time in 20 years, the University of Wisconsin women’s softball team has earned a spot in the 2017 Read…The Ducks managed to come back with four runs in the final three innings, and the Badgers would win up falling 5-6. Since the World Series is a double-elimination tournament, the Badgers still had a shot at moving on in the tournament, as long as they managed to beat the University of Illinois-Chicago (39-22, 20-4 Horizon).Wisconsin had a short turn-around, with less than two hours between the two games Saturday. UIC had previously lost to Oregon Friday, and they were still fighting for their place in the tournament.With a 2-0 victory for the Badgers, Sunday’s game was scheduled, with a rematch between Oregon and Wisconsin taking place at 6 p.m. Wisconsin was hoping to find redemption in their second meeting with the Ducks, but the only thing they would find was disappointment.Softball: Errors and missed opportunities haunt Wisconsin in sweepAfter an extensive road trip, the Wisconsin Badgers softball came home to a scrappy Nebraska team, dropping their first series Read…Oregon is a team that is known for creating tremendous scoring opportunities, and once they get a scoring streak started, it is hard to stop them. The Badgers managed to hold the Ducks back Saturday, but they did not have the same luck Sunday.The Ducks started a scoring run early on in the first period, managing to take four runs from the Badgers. Oregon would continue this momentum in the fourth, when they would manage to garner another five runs in the period.The Badgers struggled to keep up, with inning after inning resulting in a scoreless scoreboard for UW. After the Ducks managed to score their ninth run in total, and the Badgers failed to score in the top of the fifth period, the game was called in Oregon’s favor.The Badgers might not have gotten the ending that they wanted, but they still managed to create some waves during their short appearance at the College World Series. If this year is indicative of anything, it is that Wisconsin is showing early signs of becoming a national powerhouse.Softball: Badgers improve on best start in program historyThe University of Wisconsin softball team continued rolling in this young season, improving to 12-2 on the year after the Read…last_img read more

Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson suffers first defeat the season

first_imgFormer Opposition Leader McKeeva Bush will be the next premier of the Cayman Islands, after striking a deal with eight independent candidates who won seats in last week’s general election and announcing that his Cayman Democratic Party (CDP) would join forces with the incumbent People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) to form a new government. Bush, who served as premier from 2009 to 2012, heads the CDP which won only three of the 19 seats in the Legislative Assembly in last Wednesday’s polls.Three Jamaicans are among six people now in United States Border Patrol custody, in connection with a suspected human smuggling case. The Jamaicans  were nabbed along with an Israeli, a Jordanian, and another person who claimed to be a US citizen. They were on a 36-foot cabin cruiser, approximately 11 miles east of Fort Lauderdale, when they were intercepted by a Coast Guard vessel. During initial questioning, the vessel operator reported they had two people aboard, but the Coast Guard officials who had boarded the boat discovered four additional people on the cruiser.Jamaica National Money Services (JNMS) celebrated its 20th Anniversary in South Florida with a service at the Merrell United Methodist Church yesterday. Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett, Broward Commissioner Dale Holness, State Rep Barrington Russell, Mayor of Lauderdale Lakes Hazelle Rogers were among the dignitaries in attendance. JNMS Regional Manager Carmen Bartlett led the Greetings on behalf of JNMS. Earl Jarrett, CEO and JN Group Chairman, gave official remarks, and JNMS team member Susan Palmer, motivated the audience with a ministry in song.And in sports.Jamaica’s Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson suffered her first defeat this season when she placed third in the women’s 200 metres at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugeneon on Saturday. Thompson, who won the sprint double at the Rio Olympics last Summer, clocked 21.98 seconds as American Tori Bowie won the race quite easily in 21.77 seconds. Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, the 400meters gold medalist in the 2016 Rio Olympics, finished second. Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers placed fourth, and American Allyson Felix was fifth.Here’s what’s trending…The Trump White House is reportedly considering a major personnel shake-up, in response to the latest in a string of Russia-related scandals that have kept the administration on the defensive for weeks. Trump returned to the US from a nine-day international tour on Saturday – a day after the Washington Post reported that Jared Kushner, his son-in-law and senior aide, sought to set up secret “back channel” communications between Russia and the Trump presidential transition team in December 2016.For Today’s weather forecast.It will be mostly sunny in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 91 and a low of 77. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to ask your child’s doctor about the HPV vaccine that prevents many types of cancer, protects girls and boys, and is recommended at age 11 or 12.last_img read more