Race Bank Switches On

first_imgØrsted and its project partners, Macquarie and Sumitomo, officially opened the 573MW Race Bank offshore wind farm on 13 June at a ceremony in Grimsby, UK.Source: ØrstedThe launch of Race Bank boosted Ørsted’s operational offshore wind capacity in the UK to 3,047MW, adding to the combined capacity of 2,474MW that the company’s nine operational wind farms in the country produce.Located offshore North Norfolk, the Race Bank wind farm comprises 91 6MW Siemens Gamesa turbines, installed by the vessel Sea Installer at the end of last year.Ørsted collaborated with a number of UK suppliers on the project, including J Murphy, working on the onshore substation and onshore export cable installation, as well as JDR, who delivered the inter-array cables, which were installed by DeepOcean. Jan De Nul installed the export cables supplied by NKT.Engie Fabricom and Iemants supplied two offshore substations, with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) installing the first one in August 2016 and the second in March 2017.“Race Bank is a fantastic infrastructure project and underlines Ørsted’s contribution to the UK’s energy transition. It’s also another clear signal of our firm commitment to Grimsby and the Humber, and the UK supply chain for offshore wind,” Matthew Wright, Managing Director at Ørsted UK, said.“Race Bank is a hugely significant and innovative project, featuring the first ever turbine blades to be made in Hull and becoming our first wind farm in the UK to be operated using a new Service Operation Vessel. It’s also one of the fastest projects we have ever built, with a fantastic safety record, and this is testament to the hard work of the project team and the great relationship we have with our partners.”The Race Bank wind farm is operated from Ørsted’s East Coast Hub in Grimsby, while offshore maintenance is being carried out from the Edda Passat service operations vessel (SOV) that remains offshore with technicians working shifts of 14 days on and 14 days off.The project is owned by Ørsted (50%), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 (25%), Sumitomo Corporation (12.5%) and funds advised by the Green Investment Group, Arjun Infrastructure Partners and Gravis Capital Management (12.5%).last_img read more

Middle School Golf Results

first_imgThe BMS Golf team survived a soaked golf course last night at North Branch to gain another win. Batesville shot a team score of 196 to overcome St. Mary’s 211 and St. Louis’ 237.Drew Wagner led the Bulldogs with a 46 followed by Brett Wagner with a 48 and Dean Campbell with a 50. Other BMS golfers were Zach Wade (52 ), Sam Emmons (56 ), and Austin Pohlman ( 59).The Bulldogs have their last match Thursday at Hillcrest.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sheryl McCreary.The St Louis Golf team completed a second 3-way match Tuesday afternoon at North Branch golf course. Up against the Cardinals were Batesville Middle School and St Mary’s of Greensburg. St Louis scored a 237 with St Mary’s a 211 and Batesville a 196.Leading the scoring for St Louis was Jackson Wanstrath followed by Adam Voglesang, Abe Streator, Cody Mohr and Amelia Austin.St Louis will be competing in their last match of the season this Saturday at the Batesville Invitation at Cricket Ridge golf course.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.last_img read more

Syracuse prepares for intense, tight-game matchup against St. John’s

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 23, 2013 at 12:22 am Contact Kevin: [email protected] Syracuse has not participated in many close games this season. In its last nine games, only one final score has been within 12 points, and that was an 84-80 win against DePaul last Tuesday.But considering the way the team conducts itself in practice, Syracuse finds little trouble flicking the switch when it counts.“We have a lot of those in practice,” SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said, speaking on the simulation of down-to-the wire games. “Our games in practice, when we scrimmage, it’s either a blowout or it’s tight.”The experience of simulating tight games could prove critical as the Orange (15-2, 3-1 Big East) works its way through a pivotal stretch of the season. After falling to Connecticut 87-62 Saturday, Syracuse continues its three-game road trip Wednesday for a rare 11:30 a.m. tipoff at St. John’s (9-7, 3-1), where it hopes its practice habits pay off with a victory.The Red Storm is coming off of a 74-50 loss at No. 2 Notre Dame Sunday after three consecutive conference wins to open its Big East campaign. SU is unranked in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, but is No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, matching its highest-ever ranking in that poll.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday, the Orange hung within single digits of the Huskies for most of the first half, and trailed by 12 at the break. No. 3 UConn pulled away midway through the second half.Syracuse was hindered by the loss of senior center Kayla Alexander for most of the game, as Alexander drew two early fouls and played just 11 minutes. Alexander enters Wednesday’s game 16 points behind Nicole Michael (2007-10) for the most in program history.While Syracuse came away with a loss, it played tough for the duration of the game.Guard Rachel Coffey pointed to last year’s run in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament,when the Orange won a 74-73 overtime battle at Toledo in the quarterfinals before losing 74-71 at James Madison in the semis, an important educational experience for these types of games. In the Toledo game, Coffey forced overtime when she buried a 3-pointer with 2.4 seconds remaining in regulation.“We’ve been in a lot of games, like in the Final Four in the NIT, we had to make a shot at the end with two seconds to go, or something like that, to get into overtime,” Coffey said. “So we’ve kind of all been in every situation.”Wednesday’s matchup in Queens, N.Y., appears to be a more even matchup than Saturday’s. Although the teams have not played any common Big East opponents to date, SJU appeared to have found its stride prior to the Notre Dame letdown, with blowout wins against Seton Hall and Pittsburgh by a combined 55 points.St. John’s is led by senior guard Shenneika Smith, who averages 15.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in the season to date.“She always wants to make sure the team is winning,” St. John’s head coach Joe Tartamella told GoJohnnies.com. “We know what we are going to get from her each and every game.”In a potentially even matchup, the Orange will need to draw on its tight-game experience against St. John’s. If the game comes down to the wire.Against the Blue Demons, SU showed toughness down the stretch with patience and timely offensive rebounding, notably from veterans like Carmen Tyson-Thomas.It’s games like the one against DePaul that reinforce Hillsman’s rationale behind how much he makes his team run during practices. Whether the scenario involves a close game or a blowout, the team is trained to play hard and maintain intensity in all situations, Hillsman said.“It’s amazing. They’re always like ‘One more possession,’” Hillsman said. “I’m like, ‘You’re down 30, it’s not going to matter.’”Also helping the Orange in tense late-game situations is the fact that the team maintains a strong veteran contingent, one that’s seen its share of matchups come down to the last few possessions.Said guard Elashier Hall: “It’s what we live for.” Commentslast_img read more