Statkraft, BayWa move ahead with second subsidy-free solar project in Spain

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Two sponsors of one of Spain’s iconic subsidy-free plants have sealed a deal to deploy a smaller successor in the same area, planned again without support from government money. Norwegian firm Statkraft will be the offtaker for Don Rodrigo 2, a new 50MWp zero-subsidy plant BayWa r.e. is already building near its 175MWp forerunner in Spain’s Seville province.The successor – under development near the town of Alcalá de Guadaira – should have wrapped up construction by the end of 2019, both firms explained in a statement this week. Once operational at its 162-hectare site, Don Rodrigo 2 will generate 100GWh in solar power and cover the electricity needs of around 30,000 households, the firms added.For BayWa r.e., the latest ground-breaking comes less than a year after Don Rodrigo was completed.“Solar power has truly come of age,” said Dr Benedikt Ortmann, managing director and head of solar projects at BayWa r.e., in this week’s statement. “This is just the beginning,” Ortmann added. “We are proactively looking for other projects and developers to work with in Spain and Portugal.”The subsidy-free project is the latest of a budding pipeline in Spain, which has gone from European symbol of policy u-turns to the continent’s zero-subsidy hotspot in a matter of years.More: BayWa r.e., Statkraft team up for Spanish subsidy-free solar successor Statkraft, BayWa move ahead with second subsidy-free solar project in Spainlast_img read more

Pacific Naval Force Seizes over a Ton of Cocaine

first_img The pursuit of a go-fast boat on the high seas, carried out by units of the Pacific Naval Force, enabled the seizure of 1,033 kilos of highly pure cocaine and one kilogram of coca paste on the waters of the Central Pacific, off the department of El Chocó, Colombia, on 30 January. The alkaloid was being transported on the vessel La Soberana II, which had put out to sea from the coasts of El Chocó. The vessel, the alkaloid, and the individual crewing the boat were taken to Buenaventura, where the judicial authorities weighed the substance transported and determined that it was highly pure cocaine. The naval units are continuing the search for two individuals who, according to the individual crewing the boat, were on board the vessel and jumped overboard upon observing the presence of the authorities. With this heavy blow, the units of the Pacific Naval Force prevented the entry of more than thirty million dollars into the logistical and financial structures of the narco-terrorist organizations that are criminally active in the Pacific region. So far in 2011, seizures already amount to nearly two tons, thanks to the rapid reaction of the units of the Pacific Naval Force. The units of the Pacific Naval Force will continue carrying out operations that make it possible to close spaces to those who make illegal use of Pacific waters, at the same time that the Force invites the community to report suspicious activity of any kind that threatens life and security in the region. By Dialogo February 01, 2011last_img read more

COVID-19 disruptions see Flutter revise 2020 guidance

first_img Tabcorp expects $1bn hit as ‘COVID and retail contractions’ take effect August 3, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 StumbleUpon FTSE100-listed Flutter Entertainment has become the first UK betting firm to revise its full-year 2020 corporate guidance.Issuing a market filing, Flutter anticipates that COVID-19 disruptions across core betting territories may result in a £90-110m decline in its group-wide full-year EBITDA results.Flutter governance has predicted that the COVID-19 outbreak will affect operations, as 78% of its group revenues are currently generated through bets placed on global sporting events.The estimated figures are based on the current assumption that the group’s UK and Irish shops will remain open, and that scheduled UK, Irish and Australian horse racing fixtures continue to run, albeit behind closed doors.A cancellation of horse racing events across the three regions, however, is expected to ‘incrementally reduce Group EBITDA by approximately £30m per month’.Commenting on the figures, Peter Jackson, Chief Executive, said: “The challenge currently facing our business and the industry more widely is unprecedented in modern times. Our focus, first and foremost, is on protecting the welfare of our employees and our customers and we will leave nothing to chance in this regard.“While our near-term profitability will be impacted by the essential measures being taken globally, the Board will remain focused on protecting shareholder value and managing the business through these turbulent times.”In its statement, Flutter confirmed that prior to the announcement of cancellations, trading in the quarter had been running ahead of expectations, which has largely been driven ‘by good customer momentum and favourable sporting results’. Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

GOC begins work on Amasaman land

first_imgThe Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) has begun earthworks their Amansaman land which has been earmarked for the Ghana OlympiAfrica Center.The said land was acquired over a decade ago for the project but was not used for its intended purpose. However, a wall built around it to deter encroachers from invading the land.The current administration of the GOC led by Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah is keen on bringing life back onto the site for Ghana to have her share of the OlympiAfrica Center.In view of this, GOC has secured a deal with Decker Engineering and Construction Limited to begin earthworks on the land to make it ready for the necessary architectural works to take place.The GOC held a media tour on the site for the media to have first-hand information on the project and the various facilities that would be built on the site.The President, Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah said Decker would clear and level the whole land for free and also prepare it for the first building to be erected on it. He said the GOC did not have the funding for the whole project but called on corporate Ghana to come on board to assist in giving the youth of Amasaman and the country as a whole a place to exhibit their talents.“We have great ideas but funding is the issue so any company that has the development of the youth at heart should come on board to partner with the GOC,” he said.Nunoo Mensah said the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) has agreed to give the GOC $150,000 to begin the work on the site.He, however, added that ANOCA has granted them permission to solicit for funds from corporate bodies to support the project and in return get a naming right for whichever project they support.The Municipal Chief Executive Officer of Ga West Assembly, Hon. Clement Wilkinson also added that he was delighted the project has begun and assured his office’s support in realisation the dream. He said his office would also give a portion of their Assembly’s consolidated fund to support the project because when it is completed his constituents would be the first to benefit.Architect in charge of the project, Mr. S.M Quartey from Atelier Architects mentioned that the first phase of the project would an office complex which would house the administrative part of the center and would comprise of offices, kitchen and a conference room.He noted that the next phase would be about five multi-purpose pitches plus an Olympic size football field with tartan tracks. Then a hostel facility would be added to the next phase to cater for the various national teams.last_img read more