On 11 May, Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) installed the 11th set of jacket foundation piles at the Beatrice offshore wind farm in Outer Moray Firth. The 580MW offshore wind farm will consist of 84 Siemens 7MW offshore wind turbines and two HVAC Offshore Transformer Modules (OTMs).The first two sets of piles installed were the ones that will later accommodate the foundations for the OTMs.Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) announced the start of the piling works on 27 March. After the arrival of SHL’s heavy lift vessel Stanislav Yudin at the site on 1 April, the Pile Installation Frame (PIF) was installed at the seabed and the first piles were then driven to final penetration.At a wind turbine/OTM location, each of the four piles for a jacket foundation is lifted, upended, lowered into the 700-tonne PIF and then hammered in.The jacket foundations are being produced by Smulders, Bladt and BiFab.According to BOWL’s Notice to Mariners, the piling works are scheduled to take place until the end of October.The project – developed by a joint venture partnership between SSE (40%), Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (35%) and Red Rock Power Ltd. (25%) – is expected to become fully operational in 2019.The wind farm is being constructed with a tier 1 supply chain comprising SHL, Subsea 7, Nexans and Siemens.
Fugro, a Dutch provider of offshore and onshore geotechnical and survey services, has won a long-term contract for the provision of rig positioning services to Norwegian oil major Statoil.Fugro said last week that the contract included positioning of all Statoil-operated rigs and associated vessels on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.The company added that its specialized satellite positioning systems, and all available navigation satellites including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and Galileo, would be permanently installed on the Statoil-operated rigs and vessels.According to Fugro, the robustness and accuracy of these satellite systems, which is better than three centimeters, in conjunction with the company’s latest navigation software and technology developments, will ensure the best possible service for Statoil.Also, by remotely configuring the offshore systems from Fugro’s onshore bases, mobilization time will be reduced, and fast-track operations will be enabled, the company stated.
Facebook Twitter Google+ Second-seeded Syracuse (15-5, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) fought past No. 3-seed Virginia (11-5, 4-4) 15-12 on Friday night in the ACC tournament semifinals.UVA sprinted out of the gate, taking a three-goal lead in the first seven minutes. SU’s defense would settle in, though, as the Orange responded with a 7-2 run to close out the half.Freshman Emily Hawryschuk led the way for the Orange, scoring three goals and assisting two others. Tewaaraton nominee Riley Donahue added four goals, tying a career high. The junior leads SU this season with 67 points.Freshman goalie Asa Goldstock saved six of the 18 shots sent her way, while also picking up four ground balls.Kasey Behr, who scored four goals the last time UVA played SU, was limited to one score. Avery Shoemaker added three goals and an assist herself.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThis marked the second time this season the Orange have faced off against the Cavaliers. On March 5, SU crawled back from a nine-goal deficit to beat UVA, 16-15, in the Dome. Senior attack Devon Parker guided the way with five goals.Syracuse’s victory sets up a rematch with the No. 1-seed University of North Carolina on Sunday at 1 p.m. Less than two weeks ago, the Orange upset the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, 13-11. Hawryschuk recorded four goals in that game. SU’s last ACC crown came in 2015 when Syracuse defeated North Carolina.“It was a solid effort,” Syracuse head coach Gary Gait said. “We can definitely play better. We need to play better to compete against North Carolina. Like last night, we called a timeout and that settled us down and we made plays.” Comments Published on April 28, 2017 at 11:56 pm Contact Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org | @nick_a_alvarez