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GE begins testing of innovative two-piece onshore wind turbine blade

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享ReNews.Biz:A prototype of GE’s 5MW-plus Cypress onshore wind turbine platform has started operating for the first time at a site in the Netherlands. Installation of the 5.3MW machine started late last year at Wieringermeer and the unit is now generating electricity at full-power, the company said.GE will continue to operate the prototype during the months to come in order to validate the performance of the platform.GE Renewable Energy chief executive Jerome Pecresse said: “We’re delighted with the progress our team has been able to make in bringing our innovative, high-tech turbine to market on an accelerated schedule.“We are confident that Cypress, with its two-piece blade design, will be a game changer for the industry. We’re hearing equal enthusiasm from our customers across the globe, who tell us they appreciate the potential of Cypress to help them both lower the cost of onshore wind and gain added flexibility in siting turbines.”The new machine offers a 50% increase in annual energy production compared with GE’s 3MW platform.Group company LM Wind Power as well as GE’s onshore wind business and global research centre combined to design the two-piece carbon blade for the turbine. The improvements from the longer rotors help to drive down levelised cost of electricity and the proprietary blade design allows these larger turbines to be installed in locations that were previously inaccessible, GE said.More: Dutch debut for GE onshore giant GE begins testing of innovative two-piece onshore wind turbine bladelast_img read more

Barrolle Slips in Championship Hunt

first_imgDisappointed fans of Mighty Barrolle, in their dominant red attire, were spell-bound and cheerless last Sunday, when the Kanyan Pepper’s boys failed to defeat Timber Wolves at the Sports Commission on Broad Street, writes Leroy M. Sonpon, lll.The virtually youthful Wolves whipped Mighty Barrolle 47-61 points.The Rollers’ defeat narrowed their hunt to put an end to their decades-long title drought, but Coach Otis Nyanneh is still optimistic of clinching the title, arguing that every team loses, and that is part of the game.Barrolle’s win last week against Bardnersville Celtics, 71-62 points favored them alongside LPRC Oilers and NPA Anchors for their title hunt.But their latest defeat to Wolves may probably be their turning-point to remain empty in their title hunt.Earlier, Supreme Sisters whipped Commissioner 33-23 points and K-Delta continued their winning spree when they thrashed Phoenix 64-47 points.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Qatar hits back at rivals with Neymar soft power play

first_img“The announcement of Neymar’s transfer to PSG was piloted among the high ranks in Qatar as a sort of communications strategy that would overshadow the debate around all other considerations, namely terrorism,” said Mathieu Guidere, an expert in the geopolitics of the Arab world.“For days now, nobody has mentioned the negative — it’s all about the Neymar transfer.”The transfer comes as Qatar faces its worst political crisis in decades, with Saudi Arabia leading a four-state bloc that suspended all ties with Doha last month over accusations the emirate had close ties to Islamist extremist groups and Saudi Arabia’s regional rival Iran.Qatar has denied the allegations, arguing that the sanctions aim to bring gas-rich emirate to its knees.– ‘International soft power’ –On June 5, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain pulled their ambassadors from Qatar, ordered all Qataris to return home and banned Qatar from using their ports or airspace.The Saudi-led bloc later publicly released a 13-point list of demands as a condition for the end of the sanctions.The list includes the closure of Qatari broadcast giant Al-Jazeera, which the bloc accuses of hate speech and encouraging extremism over its airing of the tapes of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed in a US operation in 2011.Qatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG), has risen as a key broker over the past two decades in the multiple conflicts and clashes of the Arab world.The tiny emirate has also leveraged power through massive investments in real estate abroad, including hotels, as well as in aviation, media and professional sports.In his first and only speech since the start of the crisis, Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, openly said he would be turning to “sources of soft power at the international level”.With the Neymar transfer, Doha may be looking to cash in its cache of soft power.“This is a soft power stunt. Qatar needs to demonstrate to the world… that, despite all the allegations, Qatar is the most resilient country in the Middle East by far,” said Andreas Krieg, a political risk analyst at King’s College London.“Having the best player in the world shows the rest of the world that if Qatar is determined, they still have the largest assets to draw from and if needed they will use the money that they have to further their agenda,” Krieg told AFP.– ‘At whatever price’ –Qatar’s ties to international football go back several years and the Gulf state is to host the 2022 World Cup.International sports broadcaster beIN SPORTS was a subsidiary of Al-Jazeera, and between 2013 and June 2017, FC Barcelona athletes wore jerseys bearing the Qatar Airways logo.“For the time being, Qatar’s opponents are paralysed by this circumvention strategy, as none of them has that level of media leverage in the field of international sports,” said Guidere.On the flipside, one argument backing Neymar’s decision to leave Barca, on top of reportedly tripling his wages, is to move out of the shadow of Lionel Messi.If the Neymar transfer goes through, it would more than double the previous record of 105 million euros ($124 million) that Manchester United paid Juventus last year for France’s Paul Pogba.The transfer will hardly dent Qatar’s budget.Qatar has moved to boost business with the West since the start of the Gulf crisis, which analysts says threatens the unity of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council.Doha has signed two major contracts in recent weeks, both military: a $12 billion acquisition deal to purchase F-15 fighters from the United States and a $6 billion deal for navy vessels from Italy.“The per capita reserves they have are the greatest in the world,” said Krieg.The cost of the potential Neymar transfer “sends a very strong signal to the sporting world and a very strong signal of defiance towards the UAE and Saudi Arabia,” he added.“They wanted this player and they used the money to buy him at whatever price.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar won two La Liga titles, a Champions League and three Spanish Cups with Barcelona © AFP/File / PAU BARRENADUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug 3 – With the anticipated transfer of football phenomenon Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, Qatar is hitting back at its Gulf rivals with a high-profile soft power play.Paris Saint-Germain — owned by sanctions-hit Qatar — are poised to sign Brazilian forward Neymar from Barcelona for a world-record transfer fee of 220 million euros ($256.54 million), more than doubling the previous record.last_img read more