Kriegers Flak OSS Topsides Touch Down in Baltic Sea

first_imgHeavy lift vessel Rambiz has installed the Kriegers Flak substation topsides in the Danish Baltic Sea, Energinet reports.The installation of the KFE module which will connect the Danish and the German grid.The Kriegers Flak A and the Kriegers Flak B substations will collect the power generated by Vattenfall’s 605MW Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm and deliver it to the mainland.The Kriegers Flak E module, part of the KFB substation, will also provide a link between the Danish and the German grid and enable the exchange of renewably sourced power.‘The KFBE substation was installed first and is the largest of the 2 substations. Its installation consisted of 2 separate lifts: first the KFB topside, after which the KFE module was placed on top. The smaller KFA substation was installed shortly after, whereby all 3 lifts including allowance works were completed in only 2,5 days,” Scaldis, the owner and operator of Rambiz, told Offshore WIND.The KFBE substation is part of the Combined Grid Solution project run by Energinet and the German transmission systems operator 50 Hertz.“With this installation, we have passed the most expensive risk in the project. The loss of a platform from the crane would delay the project for more than a year and have huge consequences. Therefore, it is a great relief to see all three platforms in their right place,” said Energinet’s Project Manager, Jens Chr. Hygebjerg.The platforms are expected to be powered on October 1, 2018, but before the connection can be put into commercial operation, additional work needs to be done both on land and at sea, Energinet said.The Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm is expected to become operational by 2022.Photos: Energinetlast_img read more

On the beat: Syracuse rides hot streak in conference play, Florida State preview

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Since losing to No. 6 North Carolina on Jan. 9, Syracuse has won six of seven games against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents. The Orange has supplanted itself right in the thick of the standings, and faces another conference foe in Florida State on Thursday at 7 p.m.Daily Orange men’s basketball beat writers Jesse Dougherty and Matt Schneidman recap what’s unfolded thus far this season, and preview the home matchup for SU against the Seminoles. Follow along @DOSports for coverage of Thursday’s game and throughout the rest of this season. Commentscenter_img Published on February 9, 2016 at 11:33 amlast_img read more

What time is the MLB trade deadline 2019? Top targets, predictions, new rules

first_imgTrades are caffeine pills for baseball fans, bringing a jolt to good and bad teams alike.For contenders, it’s about filling roster holes ahead of postseason chases without eroding too much farm system talent. For others, it’s one of the few times in the season where something of tangible value occurs, the incoming prospects from major deals providing a fleeting dose of optimism. 1B/OF Trey Mancini, Orioles — The Orioles are pretty limited in terms of MLB trade chips, but Mancini is an exception as a productive 27-year-old. His defensive shortcomings in the outfield mean his destination team might keep him at first base or designated hitter, somewhat sinking his value, but there’s still room on several competitive rosters for a powerful right-handed batter.OF Nicholas Castellanos, Tigers — Like Mancini, Castellanos is a well-regarded hitter with a less stellar track record in the field. He requested a trade this past offseason, didn’t get moved, and recently trashed his home stadium to reporters. He seems probable, then, to join an offensively challenged team this month.2B Dee Gordon, Mariners — Gordon can be extremely frustrating when he plays like he has so far in 2019, not getting on base and not doing anything spectacular in the field. But every couple of years, the speedster hits well enough to be a net positive, and the selling Mariners will hope another team bites on that chance. The peak of trade season, of course, is the trade deadline. Over the next couple of weeks, expect dramatic changes to the landscape of the league.Sporting News identified the top deadline trade targets for contenders and explained the logistics of trade season below:MORE: Here’s how to watch “ChangeUp,” an MLB whiparound show, for free on DAZNWhat time is the MLB trade deadline in 2019?Date: July 31Time: 4 p.m. ETThis year’s trade deadline is at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 31. That’s a hard deadline with the elimination of baseball’s August waiver deadline in 2019.How does the MLB trade deadline work?The MLB trade deadline marks the final date of the season in which teams can make standard trades with other organizations. This year, teams can no longer make deals through waivers in August, meaning July 31 is truly the last opportunity to meaningfully add to a roster through acquisitions.TRADE TRACKER: Here is every deal made before the deadlineWhy did the MLB trade deadline rules change?The league consolidated its transactional period in part to up the drama of the main July 31 deadline, but also to simplify the processes and force teams to finalize their rosters earlier in the campaign.READ MORE ON DEADLINE NEEDSCubs bullpen trouble | Could Giants keep Bumgarner?Top trade deadline targets, predictionsNote: These are just some of the impact players potentially on the move this month. As with most deadlines, almost every team will be somewhat active, and surprises will be plentiful.PitchersSP Matthew Boyd, Tigers — The operative word here is cost control. Boyd won’t hit the open market until 2023, and his magnificent strikeout stuff this year suggests he could be a No. 2 or No. 3 starter on a good team moving forward. What might halt a deal this month, though, is Detroit’s asking price, which reportedly comprises multiple elite prospects.SP Marcus Stroman, Blue Jays — Stroman is enjoying a resurgent year on the hill and has AL East pitching experience. He’s also made five playoff starts in his career, further assuring contenders he can fit right in. The Yankees are the early favorites for a guy who seems likely to move on from Toronto, but they’ll certainly have significant competition for the right-hander, who will be under contract through 2020. UPDATE: Stroman was traded to the Mets on Sunday.SP Madison Bumgarner, Giants — Twenty years ago, someone with Bumgarner’s profile — a playoff legend with declining stuff but nearly a decade of success — would fetch anything the Giants wanted. Now? We’ll see. He’s a rental with a 3.86 ERA. His current version does not stand out as the prototype for putting a team over the edge. But his history might just be strong enough to transcend modern baseball trade approaches and help San Francisco get the assets it needs to rebuild. Also of note: The Giants are on a winning run, which might keep them from dealing their ace.SP Zack Wheeler, Mets — Wheeler is on the IL at an unfortunate time for the Mets, who are reportedly determined to move the right-hander. If he can return before the deadline, however, there’s probably a team out there willing to gamble on his impressive pitch repertoire on a rental basis. It’s reportedly likely he’ll move elsewhere.RP Kirby Yates, Padres — Though the Padres are near .500, they’re still amassing prospects for the future to install around their already capable young core. Yates and several other veterans, then, could be on the move soon.RP Raisel Iglesias, Reds — Iglesias is under team control through 2021, so a trade for the closer would require significant assets. The Reds are under little pressure to move a man with 80 saves and counting in the past four years. Still, established relievers are in high-demand at this time of year, which will at least garner phone calls to general manager Nick Krall.RP Mychal Givens, Orioles — The Orioles have been abysmal in almost every facet this year, but Givens is a power arm out of the bullpen that could interest some contenders. Not a blockbuster move, but a potentially helpful one nonetheless.HittersOF Yasiel Puig, Reds — After an abysmal start to the campaign, Puig has been at his best since June 1, slugging 12 home runs in his past 40 games while batting .318. If the Reds don’t make a surprise leap into contention soon, a potential playoff team might bring in Puig to give its offense added firepower. His hot hitting belongs on a roster with higher aspirations this season. UPDATE: Puig was traded to the Indians on Tuesday in a deal that netted the Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer.last_img read more