The location of the proposed South Fork wind farm, about 35 miles from Montauk. Independent/Deepwater WindDeepwater Wind South Fork, LLC will continue its push for approval from the New York State Department of Public Service at another round of meetings scheduled next month designed to find common ground between the company and its critics. Deepwater Wind, now owned by Ørsted/Eversource Energy, is seeking a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for the construction of approximately 3.5 miles of submarine export offshore cable from under Beach Lane in Wainscott to the existing East Hampton substation by Cove Hollow Road. The project has been bogged down and still needs town and federal approval in addition to the state’s through an Article 7, which allows “interveners” — and dozens of them — to participate in the process. The Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott has emerged as the project’s most consistent critic. The group has peppered Ørsted/Eversource with requests for information, data, studies, and comparisons. One recent effort was to ask the department of public service to force the companies to provide documentation for dozens of questions the group has raised about the project. Ørsted/Eversource has sought to streamline the process by asking administrative judge Anthony Belsito to rein in the group’s motions. That strategy proved successful. Citizens for the Preservation of Wainscott acknowledged some of the information it requested is in the project application. For example, a side-by-side comparison of proposed landing sites, which includes two others in addition to Wainscott, the preferred landing point by Ørsted/Eversource. As it was argued, compelling the companies to develop a table comparing each of the proposed routes is somewhat redundant. Belsito ruled February 12 in favor of the companies on every motion that would have required more time. Additional settlement meetings have been scheduled for March 4 to 6 at East Hampton Town Hall. The meetings are not open to the public. Staff and intervenor testimony and exhibits will be presented on April 10, rebuttal and testimony exhibits will be displayed on May 15, and evidentiary hearings will take place from June 15 to 19. Belsito seemed to indicate a resolve to keep the application moving along. “I direct the CPW and Deepwater to make good faith efforts to resolve their discovery disputes in accordance with this ruling,” he wrote. The East Hampton Town Board and its trustees have yet to strike a deal with Ørsted/Eversource, though it is apparent a majority of each board will do so in return for the right financial incentives. At a February 6 meeting town supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc noted the companies have once again requested permission to test borings in Wainscott to glean the condition of the soil under the beach and along the path the pipe will carry electricity to the PSEG facility. The initial request was a year ago. Van Scoyoc signed off on the testing. “I disagree we should allow testing before the Article 7 is completed,” said town board member Jeff Bragman, a frequent critic of the wind farm. The first part of the project begins 2500 feet beyond the beach in the ocean where a hydraulic drill will penetrate the soil to a depth of at least 30 feet and emerge in the parking lot on Beach Lane about 500 feet inland. The installation of the cable will take place under the road beds. Some extensive excavation will be required for some of the equipment to be installed underground, leading to concerns from some neighborhood residents that contaminants in the soil will be [email protected] Share
LATVIA: National operator LDz has selected CZ Loko to remanufacture 14 Type 2M62U twin-section diesel locomotives used by its freight subsidiary LDz Cargo.LDz currently has a fleet of 30 Lugansk-built 2M62Us, dating from 1987, along with 40 of the older 2M62s and 33 single-section M62s. Two of the 2M62Us were repowered with Caterpillar engines by MÁV Szolnoki Járműjavitó in 2008, under a programme announced in 2005 that had been expected to cover the entire class.The 14 locomotives remanufactured by CZ Loko will retain only the bogies and underframes from the donor units, which will be extensively reconditioned and mated with new engines, traction equipment and bodyshells developed by the Czech builder.The locomotives are to be powered by MTU 16V Series 4000 R43 diesel engines rated at 2 200 kW, which have been ordered from the Rolls Royce Power Systems subsidiary and supplied through its local agency in Estonia, Baltic Marine.The first two engines are due to be shipped to the Czech Republic this year, to be fitted to the prototype conversion which is now being developed by CZ Loko. According to the supplier, the remaining 26 engines and other major components will be shipped in 2015-16 for ‘integration into the locomotives on a modular basis’.Whereas the prototype conversion is due to be commissioned and certified by CZ Loko before delivery, the remaining locomotives will be commissioned by LDz following delivery to Latvia.
CSKA’s rival in the Europa League – the Maltese Cyrins, made two transfers before the duel with the “reds”. As it is known, the Bulgarian runner-up will meet the team from the island country in the first qualifying round. However, Syrins made a double transfer before the coveted battle.The team attracted Samba Tunkare and Wilfried Domarau from Gzira United.The Maltese media write that the team is already in the final part of its training, after they are aware that they have drawn a Bulgarian grandmaster in the first round. Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.
Top two finishers in each of the five Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod race of champions heats advanced to Saturday shows.Three former race winners are in the Hobby Stock RoC. Lining up from first through 10th will be Matt Olson of Franklin, Minn., Tyler Henrichs of Americus, Kan., Chanse Hollatz of Clear Lake, Leah Wroten of Independence, defending winner Brandon Nielsen of Spencer, Jeff Ware of Columbus, Neb., 2012 winner Adam Armstrong of Beatrice, Neb., 2011 winner Shannon Anderson of Des Moines, Sal Hernandez of Columbus, Neb., and Jason Fusselman of Shelby.The aptly named Race of Champions sees another Minnesota driver, Fort Ripley’s Jacob Hagemann on the pole. Johnathon Logue of Boone, Tony Olson of Cedar Rapids, Dakota Sproul of Ellis, Kan., Kyle Olson of Cedar Rapids, Brett Meyer of Lytton, defending race winner Doug Smith of Lanesboro, Chad Ryerson of Wellsburg, Tyler Soppe of Sherrill and Mike Tanner of Smithville, Mo., round out the starting grid.Smith, Meyer and Soppe are the only three drivers to have qualified for the RoC previously. *** BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Hot laps are underway on the first day of the 35th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The Labor Day program at Boone Speedway begins with qualifying heats for the Stephenville Starter Race of Champions for the Hobby Stocks and BSB Manufacturing Race of Champions for Northern SportMods. Qualifiers for both RoC’s will head to the fan zone to determine where they’ll start in their respective Saturday event.The starting fields for two 25-lap qualifying features will be determined by 14 Hobby Stock heats. Twenty heats and the final 25-lap qualifier of the night are on tap for the Northern SportMods.“B” races for the Hobbies, a “B” qualifier and “C” races for the SportMods, and Modified, Sport Compact and Stock Car hot laps complete the card.