Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement under which ESB will acquire up to 35% stake in the Oriel offshore wind project in Ireland. The companies will also work together on the Clogherhead offshore wind farm, as Parkwind plans to acquire up to 35% in this project, for which ESB holds a foreshore license to commence site investigations.The Oriel project is located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Dundalk and is planned to begin commercial operations in the early 2020s.Parkwind got onboard the Oriel project in October 2017, when the company agreed on investment to become a strategic partner in the 330MW offshore wind farm.Parkwind’s co-CEO Francois Van Leeuw said: “Since its entry into the Oriel project, Parkwind has performed a lot of development activities, opened offices in Dublin and is today delighted to welcome ESB to the Oriel project team. We look forward to working with ESB and local stakeholders in making the Oriel and the Clogherhead projects a success.”ESB’s offshore wind plans for off Clogherhead in County Louth emerged in the media in February 2018, after the company submitted an application for a foreshore licence to the Ireland Government’s Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.ESB Chief Executive Pat O’Doherty stated: “Under our Brighter Future Strategy, ESB is completely transforming the way we generate electricity, replacing high carbon generation with low carbon and renewable alternatives. Today’s announcement represents a significant investment by ESB in offshore wind, which we anticipate will account for the bulk of Ireland’s future zero carbon electricity. “Our collaboration with internationally respected developers such as Parkwind in the delivery of the Oriel and Clogherhead projects underscores our commitment to further involvement in the development and construction of offshore wind farms in both Ireland and the UK,” O’Doherty said.
4 He found time to crack a joke with the playersCredit: Getty – ContributorDele Alli slams ‘arrogant’ Spurs as Marcus Rashford ruins Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United return JOSE MOURINHO has told his Spurs players to stop feeling sorry for themselves – and start showing anger.Mourinho’s winning start in North London came to a sudden stop with Wednesday’s sub-par defeat at old club Manchester United.4 Jose Mourinho has told his players to unleash their inner rageCredit: Getty – Contributor4 Mourinho looked relaxed kitted out in sliders as he watched Spurs’ Under-23sCredit: Alamy Live News4 The boss got down to business on the training ground earlierCredit: Getty – ContributorDefeat dropped Tottenham to ninth place, nine points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea.And Mourinho suggested he was not impressed with his players’ reaction.Mourinho said: “I’m hoping for a reaction. That’s what we think.“One of the things I said to the players was that I saw a sad dressing room, a sad place – and that’s not what I like after a defeat.“After a defeat you cannot be sad. You have to be more than that. You have to be raging, angry, not sad.“Being sad will not resolve your problems. You need that mentality.“It’s obvious we have problems, that’s no doubt. We have players with quality, a great human dressing room.“But we have to change the feeling of feeling sorry for mistakes and sadness for bad results. We need to be more than that.”Spurs have conceded two in each of their first four games under the Portuguese, who agreed: “You are right. We are conceding too much, some cheap goals and have to try to stop it.“The best way to do that is to work and we didn’t have time to work on the training pitch this week.“But we have to sort out the defence without losing what we have in attack.“We’ve conceded two in each game but scored in all of them and could’ve scored even more than we did.”One of the stand-outs for Mourinho so far has been Dele Alli, who has scored four goals in the last three matches.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onemost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsThe Spurs boss added: “It’s more about him than me.“There was the natural frustration of a fantastic player who knows he was under-performing. Of course you sometimes need external sources of motivation but that’s not enough. It must also come from yourself.“He’s now doing it. He’s working well and playing well and I’m really happy.”