The consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa has signed a conditional contract to build the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind farm in the Netherlands.Source: Van OordThe conditional contract includes the construction of the +380MW wind farm, as well as service operations for at least 16 years following completion.The consortium was named the preferred contractor for the project in August last year.Van Oord is responsible for the design, manufacture and installation of the foundations and cables, as well as the delivery of the equipment to install the turbines. Siemens Gamesa is in charge of the design, fabrication, and commissioning of the turbines and the onshore substation at Breezanddijk on the Afsluitdijk.An integrated design team will bring together professionals from both companies to collaborate closely on both the foundations and the wind turbines, Van Oord said.Windpark Fryslân is planned to feature 89 Siemens Gamesa SWT-DD-130 4.3MW turbines located in the IJsselmeer to the south of the Afsluitdijk near Breezanddijk.The final investment decision is expected to take place in the third quarter of 2019, with construction also expected this year and commissioning by 2021.The construction of the project includes the creation of a nature reserve island south of the Afsluitdijk, with a land area of 2ha and a submerged area of 25ha, which will be used as a work platform and, at the same time, will be developed into a bird sanctuary.
Greensburg, IN—Starting Monday, The Decatur County YMCA and The Greensburg Community School Corporation will offer free meals to anyone 18 years old or younger at the YMCA and GCHS west gym doors from 11:30a to 12:30p. Monday meals will be distributed for enough food for Monday through Wednesday and on Thursday meals will be distributed for enough food for Thursday and Friday. Please call 812.663.7176 ext. 1302 or email [email protected] and leave a message with your name, number of students, location of pick-up, and contact number. This service will continue until school resumes.
The 18-year-old is one of six signings Rodgers has so far brought to Anfield this summer, moving from Sky Bet Championship side Charlton. Gomez only made his senior Addicks debut last August but having impressed on the Reds’ pre-season tour of Australia, Rodgers is confident the versatile defender can contribute to his side right away. “He’s staying,” the Northern Irishman told a press conference after a 2-1 victory over Brisbane Roar. “I’ve seen enough in this period; you judge young players, I always bring them in and over pre-season have a good idea of whether we’re going to keep them or not. “Seeing him, in particular close at hand and his personality – he’ll be staying, he’ll get games.” Gomez was deployed at left-back as goals from Adam Lallana and James Milner guided Liverpool to a 2-1 success at the Suncorp Stadium. Rodgers revealed he had wanted to see the versatile defender on the left-hand side but believes he can slot him into numerous positions because of his adaptability. “He’s only 18 years of age, but seeing him play at left-back for the first time, he looked an outstanding athlete and a really good footballer,” Rodgers added. “I’ve seen him at centre-half and at right-back, but I wanted to see him at left-back – and I thought he was outstanding.” Former Manchester City midfielder Milner, another new recruit, was also singled out for praise after his 75th-minute strike sealed the victory against Brisbane. Like Gomez, Milner has often been utilised in a variety of different positions but Rodgers selected him in his preferred central-midfield berth. “We wanted more goals from midfield and you see James, that was the idea because when he plays in a central area he can really penetrate the box,” he said. “He got in a number of times, had a couple of shots that went close and then he got his goal. He’s a top-class operator and I think playing in this team and at Liverpool he’ll probably shine even more.” Milner’s move away from City was partly motivated by his frustration at being seen as a utility man. But Rodgers thinks the finest form of the England’s international’s career came when he occupied the middle of the park at Aston Villa and sees a big role for him in the post-Steven Gerrard era at Anfield. The Liverpool manager added: “He has played at right-back, wide on the left, wide on the right, as a striker, a midfield player – you always want players like that in your squad, but as a player you want to play in your favourite position. “Probably the best season James ever had was at Aston Villa playing as a central-midfield player. He’s going to be huge for us and working close at hand with him I can see why he’s regarded as a top-class professional.” Teenager Joe Gomez will have a chance to make his mark at Liverpool next season after Brendan Rodgers confirmed the defender will not be loaned out. Press Association
Immigration authorities revealed Saturday that four people have been arrested in connection with the 12 immigrants who came ashore and were detained on Friday in Palm Beach.Nestor Yglesias, the South Florida spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), says the arrests could be related to smuggling from the Bahamas, although the four suspects will not be charged until they make their initial appearances before a judge this week.Border Patrol agents, Sheriff’s deputies and Town of Palm Beach police officers captured all 12 people who were seen running from a small boat that came ashore on Friday, near the north end of Palm Beach Island.Of those who were apprehended on Friday, ICE officials said that nine were Chinese nationals, two were Cuban and one was Bahamian.Chinese companies have been increasing their investment and presence in the Bahamas during the past few years.
Esports Insider, the industry focused media platform, is delighted to announce the launch of the Esports Insider Forum Series (#ESIForum) — beginning on Thursday July 20th (18:30 – 23:00). The ESI Forum will welcome the finest professionals from in and around the industry at Fnatic’s Bunkr in Shoreditch, London. These Forums will take place on a monthly basis for relaxed evenings of food, drink, networking opportunities, panel discussions and more. Each month there’ll be a different focus, with the inaugural Forum focusing on why football clubs are entering esports and what the future will look like as the traditional sports world and esports industry continue to intertwine. We will be hosting a short panel discussion on the topic before encouraging everyone to have a casual natter with the help of copious amounts of beer and pizza. The fun doesn’t stop there. One thing that we all have in common is a passion for competition and video games. We’re expecting the highest calibre of competition as we host a FIFA tournament (in fitting with the Forum’s theme). There will be a small tournament fee, with all proceeds heading to the fantastic gaming charity SpecialEffect – who will also be in attendance on the night. The company do some incredible work and attendees will be able to try out of their adjusted gaming products at the Bunkr. SpecialEffect Events Coordinator, Tom Donegan stated: “We’re honoured to have been chosen as the charity partner for this exciting event. The ESI Forum gives us a fantastic opportunity to showcase our work and hopefully make some new friends too! “The esports community are incredibly supportive of what we do and really understand the importance of helping disabled gamers to compete on a level playing field. We don’t charge for any of our services, so the money raised through the Fifa tournament will also make a big difference.”Sam Cooke, Editor of Esports Insider commented: “We’re delighted to announce the launch of the ESI Forum and look forward to welcoming some of the brightest minds in esports to the Bunkr each month. With London becoming an increasingly busy space for ventures in and around esports the evening will provide the perfect opportunity to put faces to names and forge valuable business relationships for the future. Pizza, beer and unadulterated esports chat – it can’t get much better than that.” Did we mention there are 25 bags jam packed with the finest swag that will be handed out on the night to those that are first to sign up?Tickets are now on sale here. We’re keeping the Forum cosy so make sure you grab them before they disappear. The first 20 tickets purchased are £10 (excl VAT), with remaining tickets priced at £15.