BEIS Nods to Fewer Hornsea Two Offshore Substations

first_imgThe UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has approved Ørsted’s application to reduce the number of offshore substations and increase the size of the topsides on the Hornsea Project Two offshore wind project.In February 2018, Optimus Wind Limited and Breesea Limited sent the application on behalf of Ørsted to the UK’s Planning Inspectorate to reduce the maximum number of offshore HVAC collector substations on the Hornsea Two from six to three.The application sought the width of the offshore substations to be increased from up to 60 metres to up to 90 metres, and the length from up to 60 metres to up to 70 metres. The maximum area would be increased from up to 3,600 square metres to up to 6,300 square metres.Following the review, BEIS noted that the proposed changes would have no additional significant environmental effects. Therefore, BEIS has amended the original Hornsea Two Offshore Wind Development Consent Order to include the requested changes.In September 2017, the Hornsea Project Two received a Contract for Difference for 1,386MW. The wind farm will feature Siemens Gamesa 8MW turbines installed some 89 kilometres from the Yorkshire coast.Just like on the 1.2GW Hornsea Project One, also being developed by Ørsted, the electricity generated on Hornsea Project Two will be collected and delivered to the grid via three offshore collector substations and one reactive compensation substation.The Hornsea Two wind farm is scheduled for commissioning in 2022.last_img read more

Antique has 467 landslide-prone areas

first_imgHowever, he said local disasterofficers and residents have to always remain alert, especially during rainydays. “I told them that when the rain ishard, they automatically evacuate the residents,” said Nuñez. DENR-MGB reported its findings in aSeptember report. The Office of Civil Defense (OCD) Region 6 confirmed it earlythis week. Nuñez said OCD Region 6 does notnecessarily advise the residents in these areas to evacuate “because some ofthe risks were minimal and there are no evacuation centers.” A total of 16 villages in NegrosOccidental, particularly in Cauayan and Hinoba-an towns and Sipalay City, arealso landslide-prone while four villages in Buruanga, Aklan province were alsoidentified as the same. “We are ready 24/7. They (municipaldisaster risk reduction and management councils) release situation reports fromtime to time,” he said. Out of the 4,617 villages in theregion, 467 landslide-prone areas are in Antique. The landslide-prone barangays are inthe following Antique towns: San Remegio, Anini-y, Barbaza, Belison, Bugasong,Culasi, Hamtic, Lau-an, Libertad, Patnongon, San Jose, Sebaste, Sibalom,Tibiao, Tobias Fornier, and Valderrama.center_img Iloilo province, meanwhile, has 72villages identified as prone to landslides. These villages are located in thetowns of Miag-ao and San Joaquin. According to OCD regional directorJose Roberto Nuñez, his office is continuously monitoring the barangays. ILOILOCity – Antique province has the most numberof villages prone to landslide in Western Visayas, according to the Departmentof Environment and Natural Resources – Mines and Geosciences Bureau (DENR-MGB). There was no casualty; preemptiveevacuation was immediately undertaken. He reported that a landslide occurredin Bacan village, Tubungan town, Iloilo on Nov. 7, following heavy rains. On Nov. 9, Nuñez led the inspection ofthe area together with Tubungan’s Mayor Roquito Tacsagon and municipal disasterrisk reduction and management office personnel. (PNA)last_img read more

Batesville woman killed in I-74 crash

first_imgBatesville, In. — A crash in Franklin County Wednesday night killed a Batesville resident according to the sheriff’s department.The investigation report says a car driven by Tyler Dewayne Bills, 27, Milan, was westbound at 9:27 p.m., just past the State Road 229 exit when he drove off the north side of the road and struck a tree.Bills was not injured. The front seat passenger, Breana J. McIntosh, 20, of Batesville, died at the scene. A backseat passenger, Dave Kelly Dee Burton, 25, of Moores Hill was transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment.last_img read more

Rodgers has big plans for Sturridge

first_img While Luis Suarez’s position among the best in the game is not in doubt his partner up front still has some way to go. Sturridge is two years younger than his Uruguayan team-mate but Rodgers believes he can reach the same levels in a similar timeframe. Press Association Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side could be attacking the Barclays Premier League with two world-class strikers in the near future if Daniel Sturridge maintains his progress. “That was something which was very important for us as we had someone of that talent sat on the bench who could come on and change the nature of the game.” Sturridge will be pushing for a start on Saturday at home to Aston Villa, which will be the first game at Anfield for principal owner John W Henry since he appointed Rodgers in the summer of 2012. After a six-month adjustment period the team has been on the up ever since and Henry will be keen to witness the improvement himself as well as speaking to the manager about future plans. “We have regular contact any way, this is nothing more than them coming over to look at the developments of the club,” said the Reds boss. “We’ll go for a meal, talk about Liverpool and that will cover everything: transfers, where players are at in their development and the overall club. “They have been brilliant from a personal level and hopefully they get their rewards over the next number of years. “They took over a club a few years back which was in disarray in terms of ownership and stability and they were one of the main principal reasons I came to the club because of the vision they had. “When you talk about leadership they define leadership.” Liverpool’s finances received a boost after they signed a multi-million pound global partnership deal with American firm Dunkin’ Donuts. “Off the pitch I think we bat right at the top of the league in terms of our commercial activity and our performances,” said managing director Ian Ayre. “In the modern game we talk about financial fair play and the ability to operate in transfer markets and a big part of doing what we want to achieve here is generating revenue which supports what we do on the pitch.” “My opinion on Daniel has only been reinforced during the period I have worked with him,” said Rodgers of the player he signed for £12million from Chelsea a year ago. “Overall he has a wonderful opportunity in the next couple of years of being world class. “He has every tool, every quality to be a world-class striker similar to what Luis Suarez is. “We just need to get him onto the field on a regular basis and he gets a bit of luck in staying clear of injury and he can be that for sure.” Last weekend Sturridge marked his return to action after a seven-week injury lay-off with a goal in the 5-3 win at Stoke which took his personal tally to 12 for the season. That is still 10 behind the remarkable Suarez but Rodgers believes the spell the England international had on the sidelines means he can fully attack the second half of the campaign. “This little period out through injury has refreshed him mentally as well and he comes back for the second half of the season,” he added. “He made an immediate impact when he came on. last_img read more

Golden Bucks Place Second

first_imgAt Ellsworth on Friday, the Bucksport boys won five events but couldn’t overcome the superior depth of the Hampden Broncos, who took top honors in the seven-team meet.Team scores were Hampden 234, Bucksport 116, Caribou 86, Central 50, Ellsworth 47, Hermon 30 and Calais 23.Dom Kone and Vincent Tymoczko each won a pair of events for the Golden Bucks.For the host Ellsworth Eagles, the foursome of Jeremiah Roper, Ben Chapman, Brandon Duarte and Brian Batson opened the meet by winning the four-by-800-meter relay in 8:52.36.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textOn the girls’ side, Bucksport won four events and Ellsworth three as the Eagles placed third and the Golden Bucks fourth.Team scores were Hampden 173.5, Caribou 168.5, Ellsworth 79, Bucksport 67, Hermon 49, Central 48 and Calais 1.For Bucksport, Liz Beeson was a double winner, out-dueling Ellsworth’s Kara Beal in both hurdle events.Also winning for Bucksport were Kara Churchill with a long jump of 14 feet, 8.5 inches, and Taylor Zeigler-Miller with a javelin throw of 75 feet, 11 inches.For Ellsworth, Darien Lewis led a trio of Eagle runners to the top three spots in the 400-meter dash.Lewis finished with a time of 1:05.39, followed by Kalyn Jackson in 1:06.54 and Brianne Dunn in 1:06.82.Those three runners were joined by Sara Lyons in winning the four-by-800-meter relay in 11:06.27 and the four-by-400-meter relay in 4:39.28. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014center_img Latest Posts admin Latest posts by admin (see all)last_img read more

Leader of SU secondary to conclude career at Pinstripe Bowl

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ When the clock reads all zeroes inside Yankee Stadium on Saturday, it will be the end of an illustrious Syracuse career for safety Shamarko Thomas. He will leave as a first-team All-Big East performer, a member of the school’s top-10 list for career tackles by a defensive back and a potential NFL draft pick.Thomas, the unquestioned leader of the Syracuse defense this season, is known for being a ball of muscle with an infectious smile. He’s dished out vicious hits throughout his career, demonstrating the ability to play both the run and the pass while exemplifying a work ethic bordering on maniacal (Thomas has been known to push cars around on South Campus for extra workouts).In 2012, Thomas led the Orange in total tackles by a wide margin — 17 to be exact. His total of 84 (60 of which were solo tackles), was a career high. And his ball-hawking nature was demonstrated through three forced fumbles, two interceptions, one sack and one fumble recovery.His career at Syracuse has been an emotional one to say the least, as the Virginia Beach, Va. native lost both of his parents in the span of a year and took on the responsibility of caring for his siblings. He’s spoken openly about his desire to reach the NFL and support the rest of his family, meaning Saturday’s game against West Virginia is his final opportunity to impress scouts before Pro Day in the spring.Thomas and his secondary mates will be tested by West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, a precision passer who many are expecting to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Look for Thomas to go out with a bang — literally — and dish out a few more big hits in his final game for Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder Comments Published on December 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm Contact Michael: | @Michael_Cohen13last_img read more

Men’s hockey travels back to Michigan for series with Michigan State

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team will travel to Michigan for a second straight weekend, this time heading to East Lansing for a two-game series with the Michigan State Spartans.Wisconsin (4-22-4, 2-12-2 Big Ten) will look to build momentum as their season nears the finish line with the Big Ten tournament on the horizon. This weekend’s series at Michigan State (14-14-2, 8-6-2 Big Ten) will be their last regular season road trip of the season.For a team as young as the Badgers, the second half of the season can almost be like a new season because of how much freshman players grow in the first half of the year.Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves believes that growth is starting to become apparent.“Now you’re starting to see their individual talents shine through,” Eaves said. “We’re seeing that and that’s a good thing. When this all comes together we will have something special.”Eaves said he is encouraged about the direction that his team is heading, citing their ability to stick together as a reason for their growth over the season.“We have had to rely on each other, and I think we’ve had to be there for each other in terms of honest feedback, in terms of what we are trying to do in certain areas,” Eaves said. “I would say one of the reasons that we are having the continued growth that we have is because of the fact that everybody is there for each other.”According to Eaves, Michigan head coach Red Berenson commented after the game that the Badgers seemed much improved since the last time the Wolverines played Wisconsin, despite losing the series by a combined score of 8-2. However, Eaves also added that losing is never fun and was hopeful the losses will make his team even hungrier to snap their three-game skid.“You try to keep things in perspective,” Eaves said. “When you lose a couple games like that where you have a chance going into the third period and you come away empty, there is a taste in your mouth that is not pleasant.”The Badgers and Spartans should be plenty familiar with each other considering they played each other just two weeks ago. Wisconsin took game one of that series 2-1 while Michigan State shut out the Badgers 3-0 the following night at the Kohl Center.Despite playing Michigan State so recently, Eaves was skeptical of how much the experience will help his team more effectively combat Michigan State’s defensive, “pack it in” style of play.“I hope it does, but having played against teams that play like this, it’s hard to not want to try to skate through them,” Eaves said.Wisconsin will be spending plenty of time in the state of Michigan this month. When the Badgers play in the Big Ten Tournament in Detroit in a few weeks, it will be their third trip to Michigan in the month of March.The Badgers sit at the bottom of the Big Ten standings, but have a chance to jump Ohio State and gain a higher seed in the conference tournament if they finish strong. The Badgers close out their regular season next weekend at home against the Buckeyes. However, Eaves said he is only focused on their next game.“I haven’t even looked at [the standings],” Eaves said. “It’s about Friday night, us getting better and us playing our best hockey. I don’t care who we play. When we go to Detroit, it’s about trying to play three good games.”Wisconsin and Michigan State will face off both Friday and Saturday night in East Lansing at 6:00 p.m.last_img read more

Irish soccer squad injury worries

first_imgArter damaged his Achilles during Bournemouth’s 2-0 win over Southampton while O’Shea was taken off during the first half in Sunderland’s 2-all draw with Crystal Palace.Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will hope both are available for the friendly matches against Switzerland and Slovakia at the end of the month.Tipperary’s Shane Long damaged his knee during the Saints loss at the Vitality stadium but manager Ronald Koeman says the Gortnahoe native’s injury is not that serious.last_img read more

McCarthy target for Burnley

first_imgBurnley are the latest club to be linked with Everton and Ireland midfielder James McCarthy.According to the Sun the move could involve a swap deal for defender Michael Keane.Newcastle have also been linked with McCarthy in recent weeks. Photo © Pixabay Meanwhile hosts Russia take on Portugal in Group A of the Confederations Cup in Moscow at 4pm this afternoon.European champions Portugal opened with a two-all draw against Mexico while Russia beat New Zealand.Mexico take on New Zealand in Sochi at 7pm.last_img read more

Kisner and Matsuyama joint leaders at US PGA

first_imgPhoto © – Tipp FM Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy’s two-over at half-way while Graeme McDowell missed the cut. Kevin Kisner and Hideki Matsuyama are the joint-clubhouse leaders at the US PGA Championship at eight-under.In-form Matsuyama, who won at Firestone last week, completed a round of 64 after a weather break of more than an hour on day two at Quail Hollow – which has left a host of players still to finish their second rounds.Shane Lowry had a triple-bogey on the 17th after that delay and after a second-round 69, the Offaly man is one-over into the weekend.last_img read more