The first section of the second export cable which will connect the Beatrice offshore wind farm to the Scottish grid arrived in Peterhead on Monday, 29 January, Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited (BOWL) said. The first section of the 220kV cable is expected to be installed next week, BOWL said.The first 70-kilometre export cable was installed by Nexans’ cable laying vessel Nexans Skagerrak in December 2017.Nexans started installing the first of two export cables for the 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm at the end of September.In May 2016, the company won a contract for cable works on the wind farm together with Siemens, who is in charge of supplying, installing and commissioning the wind farm’s turbines.The Beatrice offshore wind farm, located in the Outer Moray Firth off Scotland, will consist of 84 Siemens 7MW wind turbines and two Siemens Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs), all placed on top of jacket foundations.The wind farm is expected to deliver first power by July 2018, with the full commissioning scheduled for 2019.
MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (CMC) – Head coach Graeme West has urged his players to make the most of the opportunity by getting among the runs and wickets, as West Indies-A chase a series win in the upcoming three-match four-day ‘Test’ rubber against touring Sri Lanka A.The two teams face off in the opening match at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium starting tomorrow, with several regional players hoping to press their claims and impress selectors.“Sri Lanka has come with a good mix of experienced and very promising players, so it would be pleasing to record a series victory against them or any other visiting side for that matter,” the Englishman said.“Apart from this, it would be good to see batsmen like Montcin Hodge and John Campbell, as well as Vishaul Singh, who has had an opportunity to play for the senior team, and captain Shamarh Brooks get significant scores.”Singh was the leading scorer of the Windies-A tour of Sri Lanka last year with 324 runs at an average of 64 while Brooks gathered 249 runs at nearly 50 per innings.Hodge, meanwhile, was one of seven batsmen to pass 600 runs in the last first class season with Campbell compiling nearly 500 runs.Two relatively untested pacers, the Jamaican pair of Reynard Leveridge and Oshane Thomas, have been included in the squad and West said the series would provide both with an important challenge.“It will also be a big test for two of our fast bowlers, Reynard Leveridge and Oshane Thomas,” West explained.“They have just five matches between them, but they have great ability and can bowl quickly so it will be important to see if they can keep it going throughout a day and a four-day match.”He continued: “In the spin bowling, we have players that are familiar with the A-Team set-up and have been consistently performing in regional tournaments, so it would be a good opportunity for them to push their claims by taking wickets and bowling effectively in the conditions that we find throughout the series.”The series represents the first one in 12 months for Windies-A, following their full tour of Sri Lanka last year October.Of that squad, several players progressed into the Test arena, featuring in series against Pakistan in the Caribbean and on the recent tour of England.West urged players who had already made their mark to reproduce their form against the Sri Lankans, noting this was the only route into the international side.“The players that have progressed to the senior team over the last 12 or 18 months have done it on the backs of some consistent performances in A-Team matches,” he pointed out.“More of the same is required from the team, as a collective to do well, but with strong contributions from each individual.“We have players in this squad at different points in their career but there are a few of them that will feel they need to really make a move forward over the next few weeks, and ahead of the start of the next regional season, so this is a really great opportunity to get ahead of the game.”The second ‘Test’ bowls off at the same venue on October 19, with the final match – a day/night contest – set for Sabina Park in Kingston from October 26 to 29.
The former NBA payer was at the office to thank the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, for supporting road races and marathons instead of football.The towering star was received on arrival at the Marathon Office by General Manager Marathon Yusuf Alli, Consultant to the Marathon Bukola Olopade, Head Communications and Media Olukayode Thomas, and Secretary of the Organising Committee, Olumide Bamiduro.Oyedeji does not have anything against football but he believes the sports is getting more than enough attention from government at all levels as well as from sponsors,“I thank Governor Ambode for choosing to support marathons instead of football. Having a marathon in Lagos is a very good development, it will raise the level of our athletes who partake in road races and marathons and bring the best out of them. I am glad and excited to be here to show support for the marathon, Lagos State and Lagos at 50 celebrations,” he said.Oyedeji also posits that marathons and road races are now part of the criteria for assessing global destinations and the Access Bank/Lagos City Marathon has put Lagos on the same level with cities that have international marathons worldwide.“I admire Ambode, he is a great sports lover who takes delight in empowering and developing the youth, he is taking Lagos to a greater heights and making giant strides in all areas of human endeavour.”The founder and president of Olumide Oyedeji Foundation that has empowered close to 50,000 kids in about 15 years from different parts of the world urged the governor to support other sports like VolleyBall, Basketball, Handball, “ and especially Table Tennis, a sport which Lagos was champion of in Nigeria’’.Meanwhile, distribution of kits to participants in the marathon event will commence from February 1, 2017 and end February 9, 2017.According to the GM Alli, runners are to come to Molade Okoya Thomas Hall, venue of the 2017 Access Bank Lagos Marathon Expo with the identification cards to collect their kits. The office will open at 9 am and close at 6pm.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Access/Lagos Marathon*Distribution of kits to begin Feb 1A special visitor came calling at the Access Bank /Lagos City Marathon Office, Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on Tuesday; it was the nation’s former basketball star, Olumide Oyedeji.