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National Grid has confirmed that a record-breaking amount of clean electricity was generated by wind power in the UK on November 29 – achieving more than 6 gigawatts (over 6,000 megawatts) for the first time.From 2.30 till 3pm, wind power produced an average of 6,004 megawatts (MW), which accounted for 13.5% of the UK’s total electricity demand at that time – enough to power more than 3,410,000 British homes. National Grid measures electricity generation in half-hour periods.The previous record, set on 15th September this year, was 5,739MW. That particular record for a half-hour period was shattered several times on Friday, with wind regularly generating more than 13% of the UK’s total electricity demand, demonstrating a high consistency of supply.RenewableUK’s Director of External Affairs, Jennifer Webber said:“Wind energy is consistently setting new records and providing an ever-increasing amount of clean electricity for British homes and businesses. We’re generating from a home-grown source which gives us a secure supply of power at cost we can control, rather than leaving ourselves exposed to the global fluctuation in fossil fuel prices which have driven bills up. Wind gives us a way to make a smooth transition from old-fashioned fuels to a new low-carbon economy. We’re also generating tens of thousands of green-collar jobs for people now working in the fast-growing British wind energy industry.”[mappress]Press release, December 1, 2013; Image: Vattenfall
Claxton, an Acteon company, has won a major contract to provide conductor centralizers, internal centralizers, deck covers, drill bushings, support frames and associated services for the Martin Linge development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The first phase of Claxton’s four-year contract with Total E&P Norge AS covers 11 wells. The project agreement was finalised in September 2013 and first delivery is scheduled June 2014. Claxton worked closely with Total to identify the most effective centralizer solution for the development. A review of riser analysis reports and further investigation led to the development of simpler and more cost-effective centralizers than had originally been anticipated, particularly those for the splash zone.Ann Vicens, Structures Product Leader, Claxton said, “We are delighted to have secured this contract. It strengthens our relationship with Total and will clearly demonstrate how our engineering capabilities, which benefit from Claxton’s deep experience of well-conductor structural issues, can be applied in similar field developments. We focused our support on designing what Total needed rather than selling what we had, and working with Total is rewarding, as their approach to technical challenges is open and collaborative. This promotes healthy discussion and helps us in identifying the most appropriate solution.”Press Release, May 19, 2014; Image: Claxton
On 16 December a naming ceremony was held for the LNG carrier SCF Melampus, the third tanker in a series of vessels to be built under a partnership agreement between Sovcomflot and the shipyard STX Offshore & Shipbuilding.The first two tankers of the series, Velikiy Novgorod and Pskov, have already been put into operation on long-term contracts with Gazprom, with the design of SCF Melampus a continuation of this project, Sovcomflot said in a statement.Atlanticmax LNG carriers have a load capacity of 170,200 cubic metres and are equipped with triple-fuel diesel electric power generation systems.The ships have the enforced ice class ‘Ice2’ and are designed to operate at low temperatures and in harsh climatic conditions, according to the statement. LNG carriers of this type are able to transport gas from the majority of existing export terminals.Sovcomflot will receive the fourth LNG carrier in the series, SCF Mitre, in the second quarter of 2015.[mappress mapid=”16264″]Press Release; Image: Sovcomflot
City firms have already begun putting action plans in place to deal with the disruption caused by the London 2012 Olympics, the Gazette has learned. London 2012 organisers have written to all firms in the capital warning that capacity on rail and underground services will be stretched unless they take action, with passengers facing delays of up to an hour just to use certain key stations. Law firms including Linklaters, Simmons & Simmons and Hogan Lovells are putting together action plans more than a year before the Olympics begin on 27 July, including working from home and staggered start and finish times. One partner at another major City firm told the Gazette that it was expecting productivity to be half that of a normal month, due to transport problems, staff absence and the annual August slowdown. ‘You’re going to have to expect a major hit for the length of the Olympics and Paralympics,’ he said. ‘All firms are having to integrate it into their financial planning as you’ll be looking just to cover your costs during August.’
Share EntertainmentLocalNews Local music artiste releases single by: – July 25, 2012 Sharing is caring! Share Tweet Share 53 Views 4 comments Charles “DeeBoxer” Leatham One young man, who has had a very troubled upbringing, has released a single which he believes can assist in marketing the island.Charles “DeeBoxer” Leatham who grew up in Copthall, is a writer, singer and producer and has released his latest single, “Put DA on the Map”. Although he has had a few brushes with the law, Leatham has grown to love boxing, as his nickname “DeeBoxer” suggests.He was introduced to the sport by a friend and it has assisted him in dealing with stress, as well as to quit drugs and alcohol, and has represented Dominica in boxing events in Venezuela, Antigua and Guadeloupe.In 2006, he was a finalist in the annual DOMFESTA song contest and has continued producing music although he did not win the competition.Hi hit singles include; “Fresh 4 the Val” which was released for 2011 Carnival celebrations and is featured on the “More Sewo DVD” and “Diss Songs” for Triple Kay.D.A on the MaP cleanDominica Vibes News
The 90-metre ASV 9020 has been developed by Damen to meet the specific needs of the offshore renewable energy industry with regard to achieving high-efficiency, low-cost wind farm maintenance. It combines walk-to-work capabilities with an innovative interior and comprehensive features that together ensure maximum efficiency in accommodating and deploying multiple maintenance teams. DP2 and an innovative hull ensure a wide window of operability and excellent seakeeping. “We are very pleased to be handing over Bibby’s second ASV 9020 Walk-to-Work vessel,” said Arjen van Elk, Damen sales manager for the UK and Ireland. “Following the celebrations of her naming ceremony earlier this year she is now fully ready to begin her first long-term contract. With two vessels in operation the ASV 9020 is most certainly a proven concept and Damen Shipyards Galati has once again demonstrated its ability to deliver sophisticated ships on time and to the highest standards.” The second of Damen’s innovative Accommodation Support Vessel (ASV) 9020 has been handed over to Bibby Marine Services at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. On her arrival in the North Sea, the Bibby WaveMaster Horizon will begin maintenance work off the coast of Germany on two EnBW and Enbridge-owned windfarms– Hohe See and Albatros – for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy and EnBW. Sea News, October 25 The build of what was to be the Bibby WaveMaster Horizon began in 2014 alongside that of its sistership, the Bibby WaveMaster 1, in anticipation of future demand. When Bibby Marine Services and Siemens Gamesa confirmed their contract at the end of 2017, Damen then accelerated construction to meet the required delivery date. This second order from Bibby was based on the very positive feedback that they have received from their clients regarding the Bibby WaveMaster 1. Author: Baibhav Mishra
Filtronic has announced that they have recently been awarded a preliminary, small contract, for the development of a packaged microwave High Power Amplifier.The work will be carried out in collaboration with Plextek RFI. The end customer is a major European defence equipment manufacturer and the programme is assessing technology options for future multifunction radars.Filtronic is a specialist designer and manufacturer of microwave and mmWave transceivers for the telecommunications and critical communications markets.
Baconaje will be entering the match with an impressive 10-3-0 win-loss-draw ring record, including eight stoppages, while Mangubat has a perfect 10-0-1 slate with 9 knockout wins.Meanwhile, Negrense Renz Rosia will be vying for the Philippine Visayas Professional Boxing Association super flyweight belt when he faces Ponciano Remandiman in the event that was presented by Omega Boxing Promotions.The Cadiz City, Negros Occidental native is hoping to return to winning ways after dropping his last three title matches, while Remandiman was on a hot streak with stoppage wins over his two opponents last year.The 30-year-old boxer parades a 14-7-1 win-loss-draw ring record with seven stoppage wins, while the 22-year-old Remandiman has 9-4-1 boxing slate, including five knockout wins./PN Boxer Arnel Baconaje of San Rafael, Iloilo ILONGGO boxer Arnel Baconaje hopes to capture the WBC Asia Silver Featherweight belt when he faces undefeated Tomjune Mangubat tonight at the Parkmall Mandaue in Cebu.The San Rafael, Iloilo native is in search for his second professional boxing championship after previously handling the Philippine Boxing Federation super bantamweight belt.The 25-year-old boxer has been on a roll as he have won all of his two matches via stoppages last year against fellow Filipino fighters Diosdado Cabintoy and Danny Tampipi.On the other hand, the 21-year-old Mangubat is hoping to get back to his winning ways after settling for a split draw against veteran Venson Delopere last year at General Santos City.
All the key information on Saturday’s BBL opponents can be found below.LEEDS FORCEOriginally established as Leeds Carnegie, the team rebranded as Leeds Force heading into their first year in the top-flight alongside the Bristol Flyers. The Force had a respectable first season in their inaugural BBL campaign, There’s no love lost between the Flyers and the Force, as they look to resume a long-term rivalry dating back to their time in EBL Division One.HEAD COACHMatt Newby – Newby is also Director of Basketball at Leeds University and has a strong focus on developing domestic talent. Like the Flyers, this is Newby’s second season in the BBL and he’ll be looking to finish the season on a high despite bowing out of the BBL Play-Off race last season.ONE TO WATCHZak Wells – After being sidelined with a serious injury for the majority of last season, Wells almost acts as a brand new signing for Coach Newby this season. The 7ft Brit earned a Great Britain call-up in July and went on to make his debut against the New Zealand Tall Blacks at the Copper Box Arena in London.FORMFlyers: LWLLLLForce: LWLLLLOFFICIALSTaking charge of Saturday’s game will be Andy Thackray, Steve Ferris and Paul Walton.LAST TIME OUTBristol Flyers slipped to their fourth straight defeat in the BBL after a disappointing performance away at Leeds Force – click here to watch the highlightsTICKETSGeneral admission tickets are SOLD OUT – Click here to book VIP tickets NOW.DID YOU KNOWFlyers and Force are the lowest scoring teams in the BBL, in terms of points-per-game, averaging 70.76 and 68.26 respectively