The 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.
New Dreams FC forward, Abel Manomey, says that the team’s approach was the key factor in his decision to sign for them in the second registration window of the Ghana Premier League.Manomey’s switch was confirmed by Dreams FC on Easter Monday and they added that he had signed a two-year deal with the Dawu-based team.Manomey joined as a free agent after he left Great Olympics in 2016 to pursue higher education at the University College of Winneba.He played for the school in this year’s GUSA Games and topped the scorers chart with 10 goals to make him the competition’s all time top scorer with 39 in six GUSA Games.He told Citi Sports that he was very pleased with what Dreams had to offer and thus, signing for them was the best decision for him.“I think what made the difference was their approach. They saw that I could be important to their team at this time of the season and what they put on the table was also a factor.However, I had to do a lot of consultation because I had already spoken to some clubs.I had a verbal agreement with Great Olympics but after thinking about it, everyone agreed that I needed a change of environment and a fresh challenge and that was what changed everything.”Fans of the team hope that Manomey’s goal scoring abilities will help them improve their scoring in the Ghana Premier League.Before the league was suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic in March, Dreams had scored only 10 goals in 15 matches played and they were 13th on the league log with 16 points.