The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has issued a tender for geotechnical and ground model work at the North of the Wadden Sea Islands offshore wind farm zone.The tender comprises two lots in which two companies will be selected to respectively carry out a geotechnical survey and develop an integrated ground model at the 700MW zone also known as Ten Noorden van de Waddeneilanden (TNW).By awarding contracts to two parties, RVO.nl said it aims to improve the quality of the data provided and reduce the resources required to go from soil data collection to wind farm design. The objective is to conclude an agreement for each lot.The deadline for submitting applications for the tender is 18 November by 2:00 p.m. local time.North of the Wadden Sea Islands is part of the government’s Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap 2030 which sets out plans for the development of 7GW of offshore wind capacity in the 2024-2030 period.In addition to this 700MW zone, the wind farms to be prepared in the coming years will be located at the 1.4GW Hollandse Kust (west) and the 4GW IJmuiden Far Offshore (IJmuiden Ver) zones.
BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Lionel Messi scored in his 700th match for Barcelona and also set up goals for Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann as the Catalans beat Borussia Dortmund 3-1 yesterday to seal a spot in the Champions League knockout stages as Group F winners.Suarez put Barca in front at a packed and rocking Camp Nou in the 29th minute after having an earlier effort ruled out for offside, before the Uruguayan set up Messi on his landmark night four minutes later.Griezmann finished off a pass from Messi to further stretch Barca’s lead in the 67th minute and get a much-needed goal for his confidence after failing to score in his previous six appearances for the club.Dortmund’s England forward Jadon Sancho scored an impressive consolation strike for the Germans in the 77th minute and then forced Barca keeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen to turn a shot on to the crossbar. But the visitors’ strong finish could not tarnish a therapeutic win for Barca, who had come in for scathing criticism for their recent poor displays against Leganes and Slavia Prague.Ernesto Valverde’s side top the group with 11 points from five games, Inter Milan are second on seven while Dortmund are third, also on seven, with Slavia bottom with two.
DDTV: Paddy McGrath is confident ahead of Donegal Ulster SFC final with Monaghan on Sunday but is wary of the challenge presented by Malachy O’Rourke’s side.McGrath feels that if Donegal can perform to the best of their ability then he has no doubt they can win on Sunday in Clones.However, the teak tough corner-back knows the threat posed by Monaghan and knows they need a huge performance if they’re going to be able to retain their Ulster SFC title. McGrath was speaking to Charlie Collins for Donegal TV as part of their preview on the Ulster SFC final.Collins also spoke to Darrach O’Connor who has been a peripheral figure this season due to injury problems.O’Connor started the All-Ireland final last year and enjoyed a superb debut season.However, injuries have meant he will start Sunday’s game on the bench but says he is focused and ready if he gets the call to go in to action. To watch both interviews simply click play on the video above.DDTV – COUNTDOWN TO CLONES: MCGRATH -“IF WE PLAY TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY, THEN WE’LL WIN” was last modified: July 13th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal tvGAAnewsPaddy McGrathSportUlster SFC