Energinet Kicks Off Thor Feasibility Studies

first_imgEnerginet has commenced the feasibility studies for the Thor offshore wind farm in the Danish North Sea.Preliminary investigations start immediately, while the first vessels will begin working on the project site after the summer holidays, the Danish transmission system operator said.Energinet’s Board of Directors decided that approximately DKK 180 million (some EUR 24 million) will be used on the investigations.According to Chairman of the Board Lars Barfoed, it is important that thorough feasibility studies are conducted to make sure Denmark receives the best and most competitive bids for constructing and operating the project.“If bidders know the geology under the seabed, know the environmental consequences, wind conditions, currents, wave heights, etc., we remove a lot of uncertainties and risks and get a sharper price. This makes the offshore wind farm cheaper for Denmark and the Danes,” said Barfoed.Thor is the first of three 800MW offshore wind farms to be constructed in Danish waters before 2030, with an option for the developer to boost the wind farm’s capacity to up to 1,000MW.The project will be built off Nissum Fjord in the North Sea and is expected to feature 13-15MW turbines set to be operational between 2024 and 2027.last_img read more

Expo to Conduct Hemp Workshop

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—The Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, December 17 – 19 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, will hold a free program for farmers who are interested in or considering growing hemp in 2020.  Newly announced federal guidelines have led Indiana to begin to develop its own regulations on the commercial production of hemp.  State officials and regulators will outline these rules and provide additional information for those planning to plant hemp in 2020.Participants in the program include: Dr. Robert Waltz – State Seed Commissioner; Mark Boyer – Hemp farmer; Justin Swanson- Midwest Hemp Council; and Purdue Agronomy Hemp specialists. In addition to regulatory issues, agronomy information will be presented to help with production and crop protection decisions.  With no crop protection products currently licensed for use on hemp, growers will face a number of management decisions.Hemp presents an opportunity for Hoosier farmers to realize a new source of income from a growing industry.  While the crop represents a good deal of potential, there are considerable risks involved.  Those considering hemp in 2020 or at a future time would benefit from this event.The seminar will take place on Tuesday, December 17, at 1pm. Admission to the Expo and to the hemp seminar is free and preregistering at www.indianafarmexpo.com will provide a free parking voucher.last_img read more

Fellaini wants Di Maria to stay

first_img French television programme Telefoot tweeted a quote from Fellaini in which he said: “Angel di Maria would be a good signing for PSG. He is a world class player.” But the Belgian insisted that was not an accurate reflection of what he had said. Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini has said he was misquoted after reports suggested he had talked up the possibility of team-mate Angel di Maria joining Paris St Germain. “Seems I have been misquoted from @telefoot_TF1 interview !!!!” Fellaini tweeted. ” I said that Di Maria would be a good signing for any club as he is a great player. I also said if I were him I would STAY at @ManUtd”. United broke the British transfer record when they signed Di Maria from Real Madrid last summer for £59.7million, but though the 27-year-old Argentinian made a strong start to life in the Barclays Premier League his form dipped significantly in the second half of the season and he lost his place in the side. That has led to speculation that he could leave Old Trafford after only one season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Singida sink AFC on penalties in Super Cup

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards midfielder Whyvonne Isuza vies for the ball with Singida United’s Ally Kenny during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAKURU, Kenya, Jun 5- Hopes of a Mashemeji Derby in the semi finals of the SportPesa Super Cup were dashed when Tanzanian outfit Singida United beat AFC Leopards 4-2 on post match penalties in the quarter finals on Tuesday evening.The game was forced to penalties after a barren draw in regulation time and AFC will have only themselves to blame after missing a penalty in regulation time, Whyvonne Isuza seeing his 68th minute kick saved by Singida keeper Peter Manyika. Singida have now booked a date against defending champions Gor Mahia, the game set to Thursday at 3pm.On penalties, only Ally Kenny missed for Singida with Shafik Batambuze, Adam Miraji, Danny Lyanga and Sumbi Elynyesia scoring.AFC missed two of their four kicks with Baker Lukooya hitting the crossbar while Moses Mburu struck his effort wide. Robinson Kamura and Isuza scored AFC’s efforts.The light afternoon showers at the Afraha Stadium made the playing conditions difficult with the ground becoming slippery and players finding it tough to have their feet on the ground.It almost cost Singida the opener within the opening three minutes when Salum Kipaga slipped as he tried to pass the ball back to his keeper, but good for him AFC forward Ray Omondi was not fast enough to the ball allowing Kennedy Juma to race back and block his effort at stealing the ball.AFC Leopards midfielder Marvin Nabwire vies for the ball with Singida United’s John Tibar during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluSingida were doing all they can to pass the ball around despite the tough conditions of the Afraha pitch and they had a good chance in the sixth minute when Danny Lyanga’s header from a John Tibar cross was well handled by Ezekiel Owade in the AFC goal.Ingwe didn’t look organized in the opening minutes and they kept spraying stray passes with Singida picking them up and attempting to build up play.Amidst the confusion, Ingwe almost had the opener in the 22nd minute when Dennis Sikhayi’s dipping cross from the right headed on target, but Singida keeper Peter Manyika backtracked to turn the ball behind for a corner.Ingwe had an even better opportunity two minutes later when Brian Marita raced away from his markers on the right before slicing in a cross back, but Whyvone Isuza and Omondi clashed going for the same ball.The cross fell on Jaffary Owiti at the backpost but the youngster’s shot at goal was well handled by Manyika.On the other end, Owade almost gifted Singida the opener when he punched Deus Kaseke’s cross right into Habib Kyombo’s path, but the Tanzanian’s shot went wide.Owade made the same mistake in the 28th minute this time spilling Tibar’s shot from distance but the keeper dodged a bullet once again when Kyombo’s effort from the rebound unmarked inside the six yard box went wide.In the final seven minutes of the opening half, Ingwe had chances to break the deadlock.AFC Leopards winger Brian Marita wheels past Singida United’s Kennedy Juma during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluFirst Omondi’s connection from a Marita cross being saved by Manyika while in the second instance three minutes to half time the custodian parried away a stinging freekick from Robinson Kamura.The second half turned out to be a Peter Manyika show, the Tanzanian keeper standing tall in the Singida goal making crucial saves.Three minutes after the restart, Manyika pulled a brilliant double save, first acrobatically tipping behind a Kamura freekick for a corner and from the resultant set piece made a full stretch save to his left to punch away a ferocious shot from Victor Majid who picked the ball on the right.In the 65th minute, the custodian was once again well placed to pick out a stinging freekick from Marita.His AFC had a golden chance to break the deadlock just three minutes later when Owiti was hacked down inside the box by Salum Kipaga, but nothing could beat Manyika.The custodian made a brilliant leap to save Whyvonne Isuza’s penalty before bouncing back up to save Ray Omondi’s rebound.The ball fell kindly to Omondi once again from the save, but the forward who lacked sharpness on the day shot high over the bar.AFC Leopards midfielder Marvin Nabwire attempts to go past Singida United’s Daby Amara during their SportPesa Super Cup clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluWith 15 minutes left and Singida’s confidence increased by Manyika’s saves, AFC head coach Rodolfo Zapata made two changes, the ineffective Omondi coming off for Vincent Oburu while Baker Lukooya replaced Brian Marita.Nonetheless, nothing the two sides did could change the score-line.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more