INNOSEA joins JIP consortium on Floating Solar

first_imgOther established members to the consortium include: BayWa, Blue C Engineering, Carpi Tech/Makor Energy, Ciel & Terre International, Compagnie Nationale du Rhone, Noria Energy, EDF – Électricité de France, EDP – Energias de Portugal, Equinor, Isigenere, Mainstream Renewable Power, Scatec Solar, Seaflex and Statkraft. Other new members include: Total SA, Acciona and SolarMarine Energy. Led by DNVGL, the consortium is aiming to develop the first recommended practice for the development of floating solar power projects; creating the first commonly recognized standard. Félix Gorintin, head of Floating Solar at INNOSEA, said: “Being invited to join such a leading consortium is a testament to the work INNOSEA has been doing in the sector. Creating a commonly recognised standard is a key part of the industry’s development. Not having common standards in place makes it difficult for investors to have confidence in projects and for standards to be enforced. We are looking forward to working with such a highly regarded collection of fellow members and to support the development of an industry, which is a key part of the future energy mix.” The standard will be based on a defined list of technical requirements for developing safe, reliable and sustainable projects. INNOSEA, a part of LOC Group, has been invited to join the Floating Solar JIP consortium, a group of 23 leading companies in the renewable energy arena. Joining the consortium is on an invitation only basis, requiring the approval of all existing members. Areas that INNOSEA will focus specifically include site characterization, energy yield, floaters, mooring and anchoring design. The invitation to join the Floating Solar JIP consortium, comes on the back of extensive work in the area, covering 30 projects and 690MWp. Projects included engineering and design work for 15 floating offshore developments, across 6 countries, Strategic Advisory Services for site investigation, mooring EPCI and owner’s engineering services. INNOSEA is supported by the wider LOC Group renewables team.last_img read more

Neymar sets up two goals as PSG cruise into League Cup final

first_imgThis was PSG’s second cup match in three days and coach Thomas Tuchel continued to shuffle his squad.Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, who were unused substitutes as PSG won in the French Cup at Lorient on Sunday, started while Mauro Icardi and Angel di Maria who began that game, shivered on the bench on a below-freezing evening in Champagne country.The home team, lying eight in Ligue 1, 20 points behind PSG, also made changes from its last league game, as coach David Guion reshuffled his midfield.Neymar set up the first goal for his fellow Brazilian Marquinhos, another star brought back after a coach-enforced rest, after nine minutes.Marquinhos, playing in central defence and as captain, raced in to meet an outswinging Neymar corner.He outleaped the static Reims defenders and his powerful downward header had rebounded into the roof of the net before goalkeeper Predrag Rajkovic could get close to it.After 31 minutes, Neymar again aimed for Marquinhos with an in swinging free kick.When the centre-back missed the ball it caught the man marking him, Alaixys Romao, by surprise and he nodded it toward goal where fullback Ghislain Konan sliced the ball into his own net.Marquinhos showed his appreciation after Neymar set up his goal at ReimsRead Also: Chelsea target axed by PSG after handing in transfer requestNeymar, who produced a combative display, and Mbappe, booked for a late handball, played the full 90 minutes even though the game was settled by the 77th minute.After 73 minutes, Reims midfielder Marshall Munetsi received a straight red card for scything down Marco Verratti.Four minutes later, substitute Nianzou Kouassi forced a rebound over the line to put PSG, eliminated in the quarter-finals last year, three up and sure of a place in the final.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… PSG will face Lyon, who beat Lille on penalties on Tuesday, in the final at the Stade de France on April 4. Neymar set up the first two goals with curling set pieces as Paris Saint-Germain won their French League Cup semi-final 3-0 away to Reims on a chilly Wednesday night.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World7 Breathtaking Train Stations Around The GlobeTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TV5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be Awesomelast_img read more

MBB : Q&A with Keith Jarrett, Asheville Citizen-Times

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on March 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img As a No. 1 seed, it is expected that Syracuse’s opening game in the NCAA Tournament would be a ‘David versus Goliath’ situation. With 16th-seeded UNC Asheville, that is the case — both figuratively and literally.The tallest player the Bulldogs play in their main rotation is 6-foot-5 Quinard Jackson. Meanwhile, Syracuse will be going to battle with 7-foot Fab Melo, 6-foot-8 C.J. Fair and 6-foot-7 Kris Joseph in its starting lineup. UNC Asheville outrebounded its opponents on the season as a whole, but such a performance against Syracuse seems like a monumental task.Syracuse (31-2) and UNC Asheville (24-9) play on Thursday at 3:10 p.m. in Pittsburgh in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Daily Orange spoke to Keith Jarrett, a senior writer for the Asheville (N.C.) Citizen-Times who covers the Bulldogs, about SU’s first opponent and what the Orange should expect.The Daily Orange: I’ve looked at their roster and their schedule and results. The biggest problem, I think, for them going against Syracuse is their lack of size. How did they make it through this season without having much size?Keith Jarrett: You’re absolutely right about the lack of size. They have pretty much a seven- or eight-man rotation and the tallest guy is (6 feet 5 inches). And obviously their starting front line and their sixth man, who’s a small forward/power forward, is also (6 feet 4 inches). The way to combat that is they really — it’s almost a four-guard offense and so all the guys come out and shoot 3s and they really are good at flashing to the basket.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textObviously that’s good at their level. Whether they can do that against Syracuse is probably the ultimate question. But they take advantage of their quickness against bigger teams, but rebounding and trying to play interior defense against Fab Melo and guys like that is going to be a real challenge for them.So do you think the focus for them offensively is going to be trying to get hot from 3-point range?KJ: I think that will have to be a big component. And they can shoot the 3, they have two really good guards, J.P. Primm and Matt Dickey, who are both pretty good 3-point shooters. A couple of their forwards, Chris Stephenson and Jeremy Atkinson, will also go out and shoot the 3 and they’re going to have to do that.Syracuse’s zone is so long and so effective, that’s going to be more of a challenge than normal, but like I said a lot of that slashing to the basket, when Melo’s at the other end, a lot of that, they’re not going to be able to finish like they do against the High Points and the Radfords that they play in their league. So I think undoubtedly they’re going to have to hit probably 15 3s or more to really have a chance to be competitive.They played Pittsburgh tough last year for a while. How much do they think last year’s experience helps them?KJ: I think it will help tremendously, because they’re a veteran team. The top six that play a lot are four seniors and two juniors. And only one of those juniors is a transfer, it’s just his first year, so these other five guys have played together three or four years. So they’re going to be over that deer in the headlights, this is the first time thing because they played last year.They’ve played, Coach (Eddie) Biedenbach’s schedule, he’s been at UNCA for 16 years now, they have played four or five defending national champions. They play North Carolina, Duke, Tennessee, Connecticut on a regular basis. That’s their nonconference schedule. So they are more tested than most 16-seeds to playing big games, big arenas, in front of very hostile crowds. So that gives them a little bit of an edge. I think that, and being a veteran team, that gives them an edge over most 16-seeds that are probably a lot more scared.What player do you think is going to be most important for them in this game. Is it going to be Dickey or Primm?KJ: I think definitely those two because they’re the leading scorers, they’re the leaders of the team, and they’re the guys that really have to play well for them to succeed. They’re going to have to be hitting their 3s, they’re pretty good defensively in making steals, they have a lot of assists, they’re really important to the team.I think the other guy is Chris Stephenson. To attack that 2-3 zone they’re going to have to get the ball in the middle, and that’s going to be Stephenson and he’s going to have to make good passes or kick it out or take it to the basket. So I think if he plays well they’ve got a much better chance to at least stay competitive.Does UNC Asheville typically play man-to-man defensively? What type of defense do they play?KJ: They normally do but I don’t think they can do that a lot against Syracuse. I think they’re going to have to go zone. Just the sheer size mismatch, they’ll probably play a whole lot more zone than they normally do because otherwise (Syracuse is) just going to be pounding it inside and they’ll just out-athlete them if they don’t play a lot of zone I think.Finally, what is the team’s confidence level like going to Pittsburgh this week?KJ: I think as confident as you can be. I talked to a couple of the guys before the announcement and they were pretty much like ‘Well, nobody wants to see Kentucky the way they’re playing.’ And Kentucky did lose. ‘And nobody wants to see Syracuse because of that athleticism and the bad mismatch.’ So that certainly wouldn’t have been their preference, but this is a veteran team that feels like they’re ready to make some noise and I think they are confident.It’s not an arrogance, even the coach is saying things like ‘We have to play our best, and we have to get Syracuse on an off night.’ So they know the monumental task ahead of them but they’re a pretty confident bunch just because this is their last run, they’re going to lose four starting seniors off this year’s team. So I think they’re going to be proud to do what they can to pull what would be an incredible last_img read more

Andray Blatche to join Gilas for Fiba Qualifiers in February

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gilas Pilipinas team manager Butch Antonio guaranteed that the 31-year-old center will be available for the national team’s tough draw against Australia on February 22 at Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne and a rematch versus Japan on February 25 at home at Mall of Asia Arena.“We have already made communication,” he said as the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) has already reached out to Blatche’s mother ballclub Xinjiang Flying Tigers and the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA).FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAntonio is confident that there won’t be problems when it comes to Blatche’s availability with a new protocol in place.“We sent a letter already and we’re just waiting for their response because that’s the protocol now. You have to write a letter to the team through the CBA and you will just have to wait for their reply, but more often than not, they will release him. It’s just a matter of when,” said Antonio. Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Antonio said that SBP has detailed to the CBA when the Gilas Pilipinas needs Blatche to join its training and when he can return to his mother team in China.“The general notion in the CBA is when one team releases, everybody who’s part of a national team gets released all at the same time. It cannot be later. It can be earlier if the team allows, but more often than not, they’ll all be released at the same time,” he said.Blatche has seen limited action this CBA season with Xinjiang due to his hamstring injury, averaging 12.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.4 steals, 1.2 blocks in 20.5 minutes of action in the five games.He last played on December 1 in the Flying Tigers’ 99-115 defeat to Jiangsu Nangang Dragons.But the soft-spoken executive is upbeat that Blatche will be at full strength once rejoins Gilas.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIRERSo far, Andray Blatche is still the man for Gilas Pilipinas.The naturalized center is expected to don the national colors in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers in February.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Lady Chiefs eye elims sweep OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments “We’re in touch with his agent and he seems OK. I think he has healed,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenselast_img read more