Ørsted Opens Hornsea Two Offshore Construction Base

first_imgØrsted has officially opened the Hornsea Two Offshore Construction Base (HTOCB) at Humberside Airport in Lincolnshire.The building, formerly a police station at the airport, will now house around 30 Ørsted employees who will be working around the clock to construct the 1.4GW wind farm.Hornsea Two, located 89 kilometres off the Yorkshire Coast, will be able to power over 1.3 million homes when complete in 2022 taking the title as the world’s biggest offshore wind farm from the neighbouring 1,214MW Hornsea One offshore wind farm which is currently under construction.“The new offshore construction management office is the ideal location for our logistical project planning, and means we can move people and equipment offshore efficiently and safely using the heliport at Humberside airport,” Jason Ledden, leading the construction team as Senior Project Manager, said.”Not only have we been able to repurpose and redevelop a building that had fallen empty on the airport estate, we’ve also been able to utilise equipment and furniture from some of our previous projects in the region to ensure the build is sustainable and continue Ørsted’s green ethos.”Construction progress updateOnshore cable works have begun, undertaken by Preston-based VolkerInfra, and construction of the onshore substation is progressing. Most of the major contracts have now been awarded and offshore construction is due to begin 2020.All 165 turbines are being supplied by Siemens Gamesa, with the majority of blades being manufactured at their facility in Hull.Despite having fewer turbines than sister project Hornsea One, the project will use a newly manufactured larger blade to generate more power. The blades have been specifically developed for the site by the Siemens Gamesa site in Hull and are around the same length as ten busses.Ørsted’s East Coast Hub – the world’s largest operations and maintenance base, located in Grimsby, is expected to open later this month.last_img read more

Trojans prep for home matchup against Cardinal

first_imgAfter opening its season on the road and coming away with a victory against defending NCAA champion UC Irvine, the USC men’s volleyball team returns to the Galen Center to host one of its biggest rivals.Spiking it ·Junior Tanner Jansen finished with eight kills in USC’s straight-set victory over the top-ranked UC Irvine Anteaters on Jan. 11. He has 13 kills on the season entering Friday’s match against Stanford. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe No. 7 Trojans (1-1) will take on No. 2 Stanford on Friday night, facing off against a squad that has amassed a 4-0 record to begin the season.“They’re a really skilled team,” USC coach Bill Ferguson said. “They’re going to want to get [Stanford middle blocker] Eric Mochalski the ball quite a bit. Brian Cook and Steven Irvin are two of their pin attackers, and those three are what really make them go.”After being swept by UC San Diego in their opening match, the Trojans rebounded with an emphatic win over the Anteaters in straight sets (25-21, 25-23, 27-25). The victory not only enabled USC to earn its first win of the season but also allowed the team to avenge its tough loss at home to UCI in last year’s NCAA championship match.Sophomore middle blocker Robert Feathers shined on both sides of the court, registering a team-high 12 kills to go along with six blocks. Freshman outside hitter Alex Slaught and redshirt junior opposite Tanner Jansen each notched eight kills to pace the Trojan attack alongside Feathers, while the defense was anchored by freshman libero Brooks Varni (eight digs) and sophomore setter Micah Christenson (seven digs).“I liked that no one major stood out,” Ferguson said. “I thought everybody brought something to the table and it was a team victory. The thing that was very important to me was us responding to a bad loss and showing the perseverance to leave that behind and do well in the next match.”Ferguson’s club is attempting to make up for the departures of two key players in the team’s 2012 championship run–outside hitter Tony Ciarelli, the 2012 national player of the year, and All-American middle blocker Steven Shandrick. The Trojan squad consists of 18 underclassmen; of the nine players to start in each of the team’s first two games, only one — opposite Tanner Jansen — holds junior status.“We came out of our staff meeting wanting to make sure our guys were as professional as possible,” Ferguson said. “There are going to be some young guys who aren’t playing as much right now who need to be ready when their number is called. What we really want to see from our younger guys is how well they’re going to respond to adversity, because it’s going to come as the season progresses.”Though Stanford poses a tough challenge, the key to success for the Trojans will be limiting the strong Cardinal attack.“We’re going to expect to see a heavy load of Mochalski, Cook and Irvin. If we can hopefully alter or slow them down a little bit, we’ll have a better shot if we limit one or maybe even two of them,” Ferguson said.Last season, the Trojans defeated the Cardinal in each of the teams’ two meetings, once in Palo Alto in February and again in a late season home game in March. In the first matchup, USC knocked off then-No. 1 ranked Stanford behind 12 kills from Jansen.  Senior opposite hitter Maddison McKibbin also chipped in 10 kills in the team’s 3-2 win.In the second meeting, USC again outmatched its foe, this time more handily in a 3-1 win.  The Trojans’ defense was particularly strong, limiting the trio of Mochalski, Cook and Irvin to just 27 combined kills  The defense will have to contain those three again in order to improve their record to 2-1.USC and Stanford are set to square off at 6 p.m. at the Galen Center.last_img read more

Ferrari’s Leclerc crashes in Baku qualifying

first_img0Shares0000Charles Leclerc’s stricken Ferrari is lifted from the track © AFP / Alexander NEMENOVBAKU, Azerbaijan, Apr 27 – Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc smashed his car into the same wall as Robert Kubica to force a second delay to qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix on Saturday.Leclerc came to grief at Turn Eight in Q2 where Kubica had also crashed his Williams in Q1. The Monegasque driver, running on the harder compound ‘medium’ tyres despite falling temperatures, was angry with himself for pushing too hard in tricky conditions at the castle turn.“I am stupid, I am stupid,” said Leclerc.The session was halted again to allow for a clean up of debris on and damage to the circuit.Earlier Kubica’s accident was further bad news for the luckless Williams team.On Friday their British rookie driver George Russell escaped unhurt when his car was wrecked after running over a loose drain cover at high speed in opening practice, which was abandoned and cancelled.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

High Tide DMC hires Lori Uebler as VP of Sales for North

first_imgLori UeblerHigh Tide DMC hires Lori Uebler as VP of Sales for North America and CanadaHigh Tide DMC is pleased to announce the hiring of Lori Uebler as VP of Sales for USA and Canada Lori will be responsible for all sales throughout North America and Canada, building and maintaining relationships both nationally and internationally. Lori has over 16 years of experience in all facets of the hospitality industry, while focusing on the meetings and incentives over the last 6 years while she worked for AMResorts. Ms. Uebler is considered an expert in Mexico and the Caribbean meetings and incentives. In her role with High Tide DMC as VP of Sales for North America and Canada, Lori offers a world-class commitment to her clients, her goal will be to service all clients with her utmost care and attention through dedication, honesty and friendship. We are excited to have Lori join High Tide DMC; she is a polished professional who brings an extensive amount of experience and knowledge, in business development, account management and client service to the role. Lori Uebler Contact Information:Phone Number: 610.393.5017 Email: lori@hightidedmc.comWebsite:  www.hightidedmc.comAbout High Tide DMCHigh Tide DMC is a local US, owned DMC, dedicated to providing a real experience on Customer Service, we are known for our tours, transfers and our hospitality throughout Mexico. We have been bringing groups both large and small to Cancun for over 20 years. During that time we cultivated solid relationships and trust with every reputable vendor, from renting an umbrella at the beach to the decision makers at the best resorts throughout the region, we have built solid relationships that go far beyond the traditional business relationships. Over time our contacts and vendors became friends and in some cases, nearly family. From bellmen to General Managers, the term “Mi Casa Su Casa” has a unique and true meaning with High Tide DMC. Through the years, we have spent countless holidays, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions with our friends from Mexico, so when we decided to combine forces, not only was it seamless, but it was built by people with a rich and long history.Source = High Tide DMClast_img read more