HOCHTIEF to build another special-purpose wind farm ship

first_imgThe vessel, dubbed “Vidar,” is to start operating in 2013 to meet the huge demand for special-purpose equipment in this booming market. Vidar will be HOCHTIEF’s fourth heavy-duty craft, following its sister vessel, Innovation, as well as the jack-up platforms, Odin and Thor.It will be used for the company’s own offshore construction contracts and will also be chartered out. Rainer Eichholz, a member of the HOCHTIEF Solutions Executive Board, says, “We are banking on the move to alternative energy sources and accommodating market players’ huge demand with our special-purpose vessel.”Like HOCHTIEF’s other heavy-duty equipment, the new special-purpose jack-up vessel will also speed up installation and servicing times for the latest generation of offshore power plants. Vidar’s main features will be a 1,200 tonne crane, a loading capacity of up to 6,500 tonnes, a powerful engine allowing speeds of up to 12 knots, and the ability to work in water depths of up to 50 m, making it one of the most powerful lifting vessels in Northern Europe, says HOCHTIEF.The financing of the vessel is by means of an operate-lease structure with a subsidiary of Santander acting as the lessor, and with the involvement of KfW IPEX Bank, Norddeutsche Landesbank, the Spanish CaixaBank, andBankhaus Lampe.Dr. Carsten Wiebers, global head of ship financing at KfW IPEX-Bank comments: “In the light of the German Energiewende (support of energy efficiency and renewable energies) offshore wind energy is gaining a growing importance. One of the largest restraints is currently the lacking capacity for installation of such offshore wind farms. With the financing of the construction vessel, KfW IPEX-Bank, one of the largest ship financers world wide, provides a contribution to the Energiewende and supports the maritime industry.”Like the other heavy-duty members of the fleet, Vidar will be built at the Crist shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. Parallel to this order, HOCHTIEF Solutions has commissioned the construction of three large work pontoons. In addition, work is currently underway at Crist on the fit-out of the Vidar’s somewhat larger sister vessel, Innovation, which is to be operated and chartered out from mid-2012 by HGO InfraSea Solutions, a HOCHTIEF joint venture withGeoSea, Belgium.Innovation’s first assignment will be at the Global Tech I wind farm, which HOCHTIEF Solutions will be building in the German North Sea.HOCHTIEF reports that numerous project proposals for and inquiries about Vidar have already been made.www.hochtief.delast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, January 30, 2019•8:02 a.m. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 1300 block N. B, Wellington.•8:20 a.m. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the 100 block N. Elm, Wellington.•9:55 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 400 block N. A, Wellington.•9:55 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 400 block N. A, Wellington.•2:23 p.m. Officers investigated theft in the 900 block S. A, Wellington.•2:50 p.m. Richard D. Hefley, 58, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed railroad signal.  •5:25 p.m. Officers took a Courtesy Motor Vehicle accident report in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.•6:19 p.m. Officers responded to a juvenile complaint in the 400 block W. 8th, Wellington.•8:36 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic dispute in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.•9 p.m. Nicholas A. Reyes, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.last_img read more

Thatcher’s Monday Pool League

first_imgBlack Moonies6204484266 Diva Sports Bar64024941812 Thirsty Beaver650156342215 Retox Outback Bar64024644212 Honeybees62044050-106 Results & Standings Feb. 12 (week 6) TeamPWDLFA+/-Pts. Results: Black Moonies 7 – 8 Honeypot, Diva Devils 10 – 5 Leks Bar, Full Moon 4 – 11 Diva Sports Bar, GB Retox Outback Bar 4 – 11 Moonies Kitchen, Honeybees 9 – 6 Khao Noi Sports, Thirsty Beaver 11 – 4 Pride Pride63034248-69 Full Moon61053753-163 Moonies Kitchen650154361815 Leks Bar61053753-163 Khao Noi Sports63034248-69 Honeypot63034446-29 Diva Devils6303454509last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane: Changes may come, players, the coach…

first_img Zidane hinted there may be a lot of change coming to Madrid in the summer, even regarding his own position, adding: “Next year there might be changes, players and coach. But for now we must keep going as we have something to aim for.” 27/02/2016 Of the defeat, he said: “I’m not happy with the game, not happy with the defeat, what happened, how we played. what’s important for me and the team is to think about the next game.” CET Sport EN The Real Madrid coach saw his side lose 1-0 at home to rivals Atletico Madrid, leaving them nine – potentially 12 – points behind Barcelona at the top of La Liga.  A constant theme in the press conference was Zidane stating the problems his side face “are not just physical, they are mental”. Zidane said “the league is over” but also insisted “we’re not going to throw the season, we still have challenges. This is what I have to say.”  He insisted Madrid would continue fighting, especially in the Champions League. Zidane said: “We have things to do. we have the Champions, we have league games. We have to keep going. It’s a tough moment, when you lose a derby at home it’s always fucked up. Sorry for the word.” Upd. at 19:44 Zinedine Zidane has hit out his players, saying they are mentally weak and there may be changes next season.last_img read more