EDS Completes Aberdeen Bay Work

first_imgEDS HV Group has completed its scope of work at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre (EOWDC), also known as the Aberdeen offshore wind farm.EDS, part of James Fisher and Sons, was sub-contracted by Boskalis for the cable termination and testing work.Located off Aberdeen Bay, the 93.2MW offshore wind farm has 11 wind turbines, including the two of the most powerful units ever installed – the MHI Vestas 8.8MW turbines.The EOWDC project has enabled Swedish energy group Vattenfall, the developers behind the wind farm, to trial new technology and is only the second commercial offshore wind farm worldwide to use a 66kV cabling system. Compared with conventional 33kV cabling less inter-array cabling is required, and this reduces construction costs, EDS said.EDS completed the cable termination and testing work on the 11 assets.In addition, EDS HV Management also provided HV consulting services to the EOWDC as part of a separate contract that included safety rules implementation, the supply of Senior Authorised Persons (SAPs), network and SCADA system review and commissioning support services.Ken Ritson, Group Managing Director of EDS, said: “66kV is quickly becoming the industry norm, and any change such as this needs to be carefully managed. EDS were happy to offer the enhanced level of competence and experience required to help to manage this change.”Overall, the EOWDC involved just over 21km of cabling from the offshore site to the substation in Blackdog, Aberdeenshire – similar to the distance from Aberdeen to Stonehaven.last_img read more

Old-Time Broadcasts

first_imgWhen Batesville and East Central played their varsity boys and girls double header last Saturday night, both games were broadcast on WRBI.  The big difference in broadcasting these days is that two sets of broadcasters were involved.  Jack Smith led the boys’ broadcast and Thomas Barnett led the girls’ broadcast.When I started doing play-by-play, I would do reserve and varsity boys games on the same night.  This is no longer done.  Only varsity games are broadcast these days.  I remember how hard it was to sit through both games.  It was never easy to get to a bathroom if you needed one.  Time and location was always a factor.I am sure that the reason for no reserve game broadcast any more is the lack of available sponsors.  The cost of broadcast time in the old days was much lower.  Last Saturday night, both games were available because there are different sponsors for the boys and girls.  If you are a shut-in or don’t like to travel at night, it is great that WRBI still brings you the varsity games.  Not every school or town has this luxury any more.last_img read more

The gaps after a drunkenness are not by oblivion but by the impossibility of generating memories

first_imgDrinking alcohol and not remembering anything when the hangover takes control, or even without a hangover, is one of the most typical symptoms of a binge. Another, less common, is the loss of knowledge due to excessive blood levels of alcohol. But how do they affect our body? Showcase of alcoholic beverages. Image: Reuters Beyond the headache that excesses can lead to with alcohol, neurobiological and psychic consequences must be taken into account. The study ‘Alcoholism; Clinical & Experimental Research ‘(‘ Alcoholism: clinical and experimental research ‘) explains what happens when a person fades after an important intake of this drink – the amount varies depending on the biology of each person. Alcohol directly affects the hippocampus, which is the area of ​​the brain in which memories are generated. Therefore, researchers at the Alcoholism Research Society have discovered that the ‘gaps’ that can occur after a person gets drunk are not due to forgetfulness but to the brain’s inability to generate memories over a period of time. that alcohol intake was already excessive. “Technically, a drunk individual may lose or not lose consciousness for a short time, but the truth is that memories of events are not formed for long periods of time during drunkenness,” says Ausim Azizi, one of the scientists involved in the study also collected in Very interesting.But the loss of consciousness can lead to more serious problems for people, which involve physical conditions – if drunkenness causes us to fall and damage a bone, for example – and mental – psychological damage that can eventually end up in psychological problems.last_img read more