MHI Vestas and CIP Confirm 589MW Order in Taiwan

first_imgChangfang and Xidao will have a joint installed capacity of approximately 589MW on completion, comprising a total of 62 MHI Vestas V174-9.5MW turbines. The projects will be split out over several phases. Changfang Phase 1 will comprise 10 turbines for an installed capacity of 95MW and will be installed in 2022. MHI Vestas and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have finalized the commercial agreements for the Changfang and Xidao offshore wind projects in Taiwan. The orders represent MHI Vestas’ first projects in the Asia Pacific region to reach financial close, which was completed late last week. “We are enormously grateful for the collaboration with CIP and look forward to bringing our trusted V174-9.5 MW, an IEC T classified turbine, along with local, green energy jobs to the people of Taiwan.”center_img “As our first firm orders in Asia Pacific, Changfang and Xidao are landmark contracts for our business and for our market position in Taiwan,” said MHI Vestas CSO, Henrik Jensen. Changfang Phase 2, comprising 47 turbines with an installed capacity of 446.5MW, and Xidao, comprising 5 turbines with an installed capacity of 47.5MW, will be installed in 2023. Ahead of the project, MHI Vestas and CIP collaborated on a comprehensive local supply chain ramp-up. Once complete, the full localization scope promises to create up to 5,300 jobs and NT$ 9.2 billion (circa EUR 264 million) in economic value for Taiwan in localized components alone, which does not include installation, commissioning, and operation and maintenance for the lifetime of the turbines.last_img read more

D’Tigers Jet out for 3×3 FIBA World Cup

first_imgThe senior men’s national 3×3 basketball team left Nigeria yesterday for the 2018 FIBA 3×3 World Cup holding in Philippines between June 8 and 12.The four-man team departed from the Murtala Mohammed International Airport aboard a Qatar Airways flight. It was led by the Director of 3×3 Nigeria, Frank Jituboh.The players for the competition include; Azuoma Dike, David Godwin and Lucky Subel all from Kano Pillars Basketball Club and captain, Yahaya Abdul. The captain expressed optimism that Nigeria, the current African champions can make an impression despite making their world cup debut.“We have been in camp in Abuja for the last 3 weeks and we are prepared for the task ahead. We are in high spirit and ready to bring more honor to Nigeria.”Yahaya said the experience they garnered in Togo during the FIBA Africa 3 Championship where they defeated Congo in the finals to win the title has prepared them for the challenges ahead in Manila, Philippines.Jituboh thanked the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) under the leadership of Ahmadu Musa Kida for total support given to the team.“Kida was the first person who saw the 3×3 vision and decided to invest in it through his AMK foundation when he was not even the President. I am not surprised that as the president of NBBF, he has continued to support the latest basketball format which has continued to grow.”The team is in Group D alongside Ukraine, Croatia, Jordan and Latvia.They are expected to play two matches against Ukraine and Croatia while on Sunday, it will be an encounter against Jordan and Latvia to determine their quarter final fate.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Clippers’ Doc Rivers: Avoiding injuries could be as simple as playing more basketball

first_imgThe Clippers’ list of injured players is long and varied. Blake Griffin has a concussion. Austin Rivers has an ankle impingement. Patrick Beverley underwent season-ending knee surgery. Danilo Gallinari has a gluteus maximus injury. Milos Teodosic has a plantar fascia injury.They’re not alone in missing key players because of injuries.The Golden State Warriors, the Clippers’ opponent Wednesday in Oakland, have taken to listing most of their top players on their injured list. Steph Curry sat out 11 games because of a sprained ankle and Kevin Durant has missed the past three games because of a calf strain.Chris Paul of the Houston Rockets has been sidelined for extended periods because of knee injuries and adductor injuries. James Harden, Paul’s teammate, is out because of a hamstring injury, missing last week’s showdown with the Warriors. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The San Antonio Spurs have been without Kawhi Leonard for most of the season because of a quadriceps injury and more recently because of a partially torn shoulder muscle. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said earlier this season he’s never seen a quad injury like Leonard’s.“Never, never,” Popovich said.Except that the Spurs’ Tony Parker had a similar quad injury that sidelined him.The list goes on and on around the NBA.“There’s a million theories,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said when asked earlier this week why there seem to be more injuries to key players around the league this season than ever before. “It’s a great question. I wish I had an answer. I don’t have an answer.”center_img Doc Rivers, who likes to joke that Doc is just his nickname and that he’s not an actual medical doctor, then offered one theory.“I wish all of them played more basketball,” he said. “Clearly, that’s not the whole reason, but I just think guys played basketball years ago. Just a lot of basketball. It’s not lost on me that Jamal Crawford is always healthy because he plays basketball.”NBA players are stronger, bigger and faster than when Rivers played in the league with the Atlanta Hawks, Clippers, New York Knicks and Spurs from 1983-96. He said he admires the dedication to their workout routines, but he wonders if they weren’t overdoing it.“Guys now do all the other stuff, which I think is important, but the game they play is basketball,” he said. “When the season starts, they haven’t played. They’ve been doing all the other stuff. Then the season starts and we ask them to play 40 minutes of basketball and their bodies aren’t used to it. That’s my second grade theory.”The Clippers’ injuries have nothing in common. It’s not as if they’ve suffered a string of sprained ankles. For example, Griffin’s concussion happened when the Warriors’ JaVale McGee accidentally struck him in the head during a drive to the basket.It could have happened at any time in any similar situation.Rivers acknowledged he’s just guessing about the reasons for all the injuries, but he does know one thing: There seem to be a lot more of them this season than in the past and it’s made a big impact around the league, and so far no team has been hurt more by them than the Clippers.“Sometimes it’s just freak injuries,” he said. “This year, there’s a lot of them. I don’t know the answer. I don’t have any clues there. These guys have muscles I didn’t even know about, literally, so I couldn’t hurt any of them because I didn’t have any of them.“I don’t know. There are a lot of injuries in our league right now.”last_img read more