First Flight Lands at New Eemshaven Heliport

first_imgWIKING Helikopter Service and DHSS have completed the first flight to the heliport in the Port of Eemshaven for the opening ceremony.Source: Groningen SeaportsOn 13 September, the helicopter brought Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Cimate Policy Eric Derk Wiebes who officially opened the heliport.The heliport has a primary aim of facilitating flights for the offshore wind industry and will mainly be used for the maintenance of turbines.According to Groningen Seaports, the infrastructure can also be used for ambulance and trauma flights, as well as for piloting ships. The flights are only operational in daylight, with an average of 15 flights a day.“Our ports were already very well connected by water, road and rail, but the opening of the heliport adds the air travel modality. As a result, offshore wind farms can be reached better and faster, which means that Eemshaven has become a much more attractive service port for the maintenance of offshore wind turbines,” said Groningen Seaports CEO Cas König.EMS Maritime Offshore (EMO) secured a contract at the end of 2018 to operate the new heliport, while Groningen Seaports remains the owner of the needed infrastructure.The total site covers an area of approximately 4.5ha, of which approximately 1.35ha is an airfield, including a take-off and landing area located in the north-western part of the port and parking stands.Depending on developments, a number of small buildings may be built in the future, such as a hangar and/or an office/work/reception area for the helicopter operations.Source: DHSSlast_img read more

Pogba buys American-style ring for France’s World Cup winners

first_img“It’s a small gesture after winning a World Cup with great players. I consider them my family. It’s a small gift from me.”Earlier on Wednesday France midfielder Blaise Matuidi tweeted a photo showing him and Pogba holding the boxes containing the enormous rings.“Unforgettable present for an unforgettable memory. Thanks from the bottom of my heart to the jewellery @paulpogba.” Matuidi wrote.Pogba said he had already made a similar gesture when he left Juventus, where he won four straight Serie A titles, for Manchester United.“I made a small gift to the players when I left,” he said.“It was a small gesture to thank them for the trophies, because we do not play alone, we never win on our own,” he added.Pogba hatched the plan with Antoine Griezmann, a fan of American basketball, where championship rings, which originated in baseball, are common.“A World Cup you do not win it alone, the players were there behind me, they supported me” and despite “criticism”, the group remained “bonded”, Pogba said.“A small gesture like that is nothing because a World Cup is for life, this ring you can lose, but the World Cup you do not lose that,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Midfielder Paul Pogba hatched the plan to give his France team-mates world championship rings with Antoine Griezmann, a fan of American basketball where such jewellery is common © AFP / Thomas SAMSONCLAIREFONTAINE-EN-YVELINES, France, Mar 20 – “The present has arrived,” said Paul Pogba on Wednesday, confirming he had given all his France team-mates world champion rings modelled on those in many American sports.“We handed them out to the players, the reaction was good, they thanked me,” Pogba told a press conference at France’s training centre.last_img read more