SBM Offshore to Deploy WEC Prototype Off Monaco

first_imgDutch-based O&G floating production specialist SBM Offshore has taken the next step in its wave energy converter project, as it plans to carry out sea trials offshore Monaco from 2021.SBM Offshore has been developing this new generation of breakthrough wave energy converter (WEC S3) since 2009.The support of “Investissements d’Avenir” of the French State, entrusted to ADEME has facilitated SBM Offshore in this next step to put a prototype in the open sea.While the WEC S3 has undergone basins tests over the past years in its development, based on the simulation of wave action, the sea trials from 2021 should facilitate the next step in industrialization of the technology.The sea trial will test the system in real conditions to assess the system behavior, material ageing and power conversion systems, as well as allowing optimal integration in the marine life environment. At the same time, the prototype will deliver the first kWhs to the grid, SBM Offshore explained.Didier Beynet, SBM Offshore Monaco Country Director, said: “While continuous R&D basin tests have validated the feasibility of our wave energy technology, the step towards industrialization requires a prototype to be tested at sea, which will be connected to the electricity grid. We extend our sincere appreciation to the Monaco government for facilitating this significant milestone, particularly given the international support for renewable energy demonstrated by the Principality under the leadership of HSH Prince Albert II.”Described in simple terms by SBM, the prototype is a ‘floating rubber tube’, 60 meters long and 1.2 meters in diameter, which will be submerged at approximately 4 meters water depth. The sea footprint of the experimental site is approximately 300 meters by 80 meters with the anchors.last_img read more

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now more closer than ever to play for Milan?

first_imgNumerous world media reported that Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is now more closer than ever to returning to Milan in January.Ibrahimovic was sold to PSG during the summer of 2012, but admitted he did not want to leave San Sira.Rumors about his return have been around for months, and the Sky and Calciomercato state that the player and club are getting closer to the deal.  Currently, Zlatan’s agent Mino Raiola is in contact with the technical director of Milan.It is believed that Ibrahimovic will agree to an annual salary of four million euros, but the problem is the length of the contract. Ibrahimovic wants a guaranteed 18-month contract. His contract with LA Galaxy expires at the end of the upcoming MLS season, so compensation will also be needed.Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays as a forward for LA Galaxy. Primarily a striker, he is a prolific goalscorer, who is best known for his technique, creativity, strength, ability in the air, and his powerful and accurate striking ability. He is currently the third-most decorated active footballer in the world having won 32 trophies in his career. He has scored over 500 senior career goals for club and country.Ibrahimović began his career at Malmö FF in the late 1990s, where consistent standout performances earned him a move to Ajax. At Ajax, Ibrahimović gained a reputation as one of the most promising forwards in Europe, and departed two years later to sign for Juventus. He excelled in Serie A in a strike partnership with David Trezeguet, before joining domestic rivals Inter Milan in 2006, where he was named to the UEFA Team of the Year in both 2007 and 2009. In addition, Ibrahimović would finish as the league’s top scorer in 2008–09 and win three straight Scudetti. In the summer of 2009, he moved to Barcelona in one of the world’s most expensive transfers, before returning to Italy the following season, joining Milan in a deal that made him one of the highest-paid players in the world. He won another Scudetto with Milan in the 2010–11 season, before joining Paris Saint-Germain in July 2012. During his four-season stay in France, Ibrahimović won four consecutive Ligue 1 titles, three Coupes de la Ligue, two Coupes de France and was the top scorer in Ligue 1 for three seasons. He was named in the FIFA World XI for 2013. In October 2015, he became PSG’s all-time leading goalscorer and finished his PSG career with 156 goals in 180 competitive matches. After a brief stint with Manchester United, where he captured the UEFA Europa League and two domestic trophies, Ibrahimović joined LA Galaxy in 2018.last_img read more

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Wellington Police Notes: Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Friday, July 1, 2016 to Monday, July 4, 2016: Friday, July 1, 2016•12:45 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of gasoline in the 1400 block E. 16th, Wellington by an unknown suspect.•1 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated indecent liberties in the Wellington.•1 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 100 block N. Washington, Wellington.•3:21 p.m. Officers investigated a jewelry burglary in the 300 block N. Elm, Wellington. Jewelry was returned to owner.•5:21 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•Alyssa D. Leon, 23, Wellington was served a summons to appear for criminal damage to property.Saturday, July 2, 2016•12:59 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by known suspect(s) in the 400 block E. Maple, Wellington.•9:37 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of services in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington by known suspect.•10:50 a.m. Officers investigated criminal trespass in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington by known suspect.•2 p.m. Tommy L. D. Farley, 23, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.•2:09 p.m. Officers investigated possession of depressant, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding in the 100 block W. 15th, Wellington.•2:21 p.m. Colton L. Wilson, 26, Wichita, was arrested, charged and confined with possession of depressant, possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.•4:45 p.m. Rosario Delgado, 39, Bentley, was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•6:23 p.m. Officers conducted a welfare check in the 900 block W. 7th, Wellington.Sunday, July 3, 2016•1:40 p.m. Timothy T. Wood, 28, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for defective brake light.Monday, July 4, 2016•12:24 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•1:18 a.m. Officers took a report of a trespass warning in the 900 block E. 7th, Wellington by known subject.•8:38 a.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 700 block S. Washington, Wellington.•9:27 a.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block N. Stewart, Wellington.•10:58 a.m. Officers investigated a theft and criminal trespass in the 1400 block N. Day, Wellington by unknown suspect(s).•1:22 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1500 block N. Day, Wellington.•2:09 p.m. Officers investigated a burglary and theft in the 300 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•2:47 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 1400 block N. Michigan, Wellington by known suspect.•3:02 p.m. Mallory J. McIntire, 31, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft.•7:21 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1500 block N. Keyes, Wellington.•10:41 p.m. Officers investigated possession of stimulants, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of law enforcement officers in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect(s).last_img read more

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