September 28

Bluefort Drops Anchor at Wikinger

first_imgThe M/V Bluefort floatel has arrived at the Wikinger offshore wind farm in the German Baltic Sea to provide a home for up to 200 workers as they commission the project’s 70 Adwen 5MW turbines.The newly refurbished 142-metre M/V Bluefort will provide accommodation throughout the commissioning phase of the 350MW Iberdrola-owned wind farm, sited some 30 kilometres north-east of the German island of Rugen. The vessel is supported by four CTVs and will be in operation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Bridgemans Services Group LP (BSG) invested more than EUR 6 million in a complete refit of Bluefort in 2016.“We wanted a specifically designed vessel able to meet all the operational, technical and budgetary requirements of clients while offering those staying on-board top class facilities including superior en-suite cabins, lounge areas, restaurants, a cinema, hospital and gym,” BSG President Brian Grange said.Wikinger is Bluefort’s second offshore wind project, having supported MHI Vestas in the Belgian waters of the North Sea in 2017. The vessel is represented by global shipbroker Clarksons Platou’s Offshore Renewables team.Clarkson Platou’s David Matthews said: “BSG’s Bluefort is a winning solution for offshore projects, with its impressive size and flexibility to change. To accommodate 200 people with 34 crew, working 24 hours a day is staggering. The CTVs work 24 hours with a second crew sleeping on board the mother ship. The teams are well rested, entertained and comfortable when off-duty. We look forward to seeing Bluefort support more offshore wind projects in the years to come.”Photos: Flying Focus for BSGlast_img read more

September 17

AJ Long reportedly wearing cast on right hand, expects to be ready for camp

first_imgSophomore quarterback AJ Long has his right hand in a cast due to a broken bone, per Syracuse.com. Long is listed as the third-string quarterback on the preseason depth chart behind senior Terrel Hunt and sophomore Austin Wilson.SU head coach Scott Shafer told Syracuse.com that he expects Long to be ready for preseason camp.Last season, Long stepped in for the injured Hunt, completing 89-of-165 passes for 935 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for as many touchdowns – two – as all the Syracuse running backs combined. Long’s debut came against then-No. 1 Florida State, when he connected on 59.3 percent of his passes for two touchdowns to fellow freshman Steve Ishmael.The Orange has six quarterbacks on its roster, also carrying freshmen Eric Dungey and Kenterius Womack, along with sophomore walk-on Zack Mahoney in addition to the aforementioned three. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 21, 2015 at 8:47 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more