A2SEA has won the contract to install sixty six-megawatt Siemens wind turbines at the 385MW Arkona offshore wind farm in the German part of the Baltic Sea.A2SEA will start turbine installation works in the summer of 2018. The company will use the offshore installation vessel Sea Challenger for the job.”We are very proud to be chosen by E.ON to install the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm. The contract cements A2SEA’s position in the installation market as a competent, serious contractor and our experienced crew both onshore and offshore is ready for yet another seamless, well-planned and safe operation. We look very much forward to working with the project team,” said Jens Frederik Hansen, CEO at A2SEA.The Arkona offshore wind farm, owned and developed by E.ON and Statoil, will be fully commissioned in 2019, providing electricity to the equivalent of 400,000 average German households.E.ON is in charge of building and operating the EUR 1.2 billion wind farm.
After the fire aboard the 40,263 dwt tanker Burgos was extinguished, the operator of the vessel, the Mexican state-owned petroleum company Mexican Petroleums (Pemex), launched the works on leveling the ship.The efforts in this second phase of operation on the tanker continued in the port area, where the vessel is currently located. A fence was placed with marine barriers surrounding the ship as a precautionary measure during the works, which were expected to be finalized yesterday.Loaded with more than 160 thousand barrels of gasoline and diesel fuel, Burgos ignited on September 24 while it was anchored off the coast of Boca del Rio, Veracruz.31 crewmembers, which were aboard the vessel at the time of the incident, were safely evacuated and transported to land.Pemex earlier said that an investigation would be launched to determine the exact cause of the incident.According to AIS data provided by MarineTraffic, the 2005-built tanker arrived to the Veracruz anchorage from the Mexican Port of Coatzacoalcos on September 23.World Maritime News Staff
In honour of his fallen fan who died while trying to follow his footsteps, the record was made official on 4 February 2017 where ‘Maddo’ took his KTM out onto the waters and rode it hard for a distance of 31.8km with a top speed of 72.4km/h. His late fan was the holder of the previous record at 27.3km who tragically died a few days after setting his world record riding his bike in the waters.Robbie Maddison filming for Red Bull On Any Sunday movie at Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, United States on the 4th of June, 2013.There’s no doubt that Robbie Maddison is one of the greatest motoring figures of all time when you combine all of feats together in a list. No words can truly explain how crazy and awesome Robbie really is. The only way to do so is by watching all of his videos. Without further a due, here’s “Pipe Dreams 2”. Enjoy!Image source: Red Bull–Ads– Look out, folks. The great motocross stunt rider from Down Under is out and about once again. This time, he’s going out onto the ocean again with his custom-built KTM 450 four-stroke wave-surfing beast.To those of you who have no idea who Robbie Maddison is, he’s arguably one of the most insane people on Earth. You might have never heard of his name but we’re confident that you might know a stunt or two that he had performed in the past few years.One of greatest feats was jumping onto the Arch de Triomphe in Paris and down again. Yes, he did that using a motocross bike on New Year’s Day of 2009 on board his Yamaha Z 250. Finding those particular sentences hard to believe? Check out the actual video below. Just don’t hurt your jaw when it hits the ground hard when you watch it in awe.If that wasn’t enough, Robbie went on to do something even crazier back in April of 2015 where he surfed a giant wave in the seas of Teahupo’o, Tahiti. Sounds normal? FAR FROM IT. You see, Mr Robbie Maddison here rode a gigantic wave in the ocean on a highly-modified dirt bike. This is the original ‘Pipe Dreams’ film that started it all. Check it out in the video, below.To follow that, the 36 year old from New South Wales had to push his boundaries even further. This time, he modified a KTM 450 four-stroke machine and took on the waters again by breaking the world record for longest distance ridden on water using a motorcycle. Australian stunt rider Robbie Maddison has gone out and done it again with yet another ocean-surfing short film called ‘Pipe Dreams 2’.In the video, Robbie Maddison surf across the ocean on board his highly-modified KTM 450 four-stroke machine.He also showed his record-breaking for the longest distance travelled on water using a motorcycle at a distance of 31.8km with a top speed of 72.4km/h.