Fred. Olsen Windcarrier has been awarded a contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy for the transport and installation of wind turbines on the 336MW Galloper offshore wind farm off Suffolk, UK.Specialist jack-up vessel Bold Tern will mobilise in early September from the Port of Esbjerg, heading to site with a full deck of SWT 6.0-154 turbines before heading to the Port of Hull to continue operations.The vessel will be joining the 56-turbine project to ensure timely completion and will be on contract for at least 30 days with options, the company said.Fred. Olsen Windcarrier agreed the contract and carried out mobilisation within 6-8 weeks after initial contact. Time and cost for mobilisation have been significantly reduced by reengineering the existing grillage from the Veja Mate installation project, which was completed in the German EEZ earlier this summer, according to the company.”This is a perfect demonstration of industry pulling together to advance a positive outcome for a project located on a site which is known to have some challenging characteristics. Fred. Olsen Windcarrier is looking forward to bringing our experience and capabilities to the project, working with the local supply chain in the East of England” said Martin Degen, Commercial Manger, Fred. Olsen Windcarrier.Swire Blue Ocean’s wind turbine installation vessel Pacific Orca installed the first turbine at the site mid-May.Development and construction of the GBP 1.5 billion Galloper offshore wind farm is led by innogy SE on behalf of the project partners, UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), Siemens Financial Services and Macquarie Capital.
… becomes youngest of 16 South Africans to take 100 Test wicketsFAST bowler Kagiso Rabada led a ruthless bowling performance as South Africa completed an innings and 254-run win on the third day of the second Test against Bangladesh at Mangaung Oval on Sunday.It was the biggest win in South Africa’s Test history, surpassing the innings and 229-run victory over Sri Lanka in Cape Town in 2000-01.Rabada took 5-30 as Bangladesh were bowled out for 172, a slight improvement on their first innings of 147 in reply to South Africa’s 4-573 declared.Rabada, 22, who had match figures of 10-63, became the youngest of 16 South Africans to take 100 Test wickets. He was playing in his 22nd Test. Only Vernon Philander (19) and Dale Steyn (20) of his compatriots have achieved the feat in fewer matches.It was Rabada’s third 10-wicket haul in Tests. He took his tally of Test wickets in 2017 to 54, the most by any bowler this year.It was another poor performance by Bangladesh on a pitch which had bounce but was not especially bowler-friendly.A small group of Bangladesh supporters cheered during a bright fifth-wicket stand of 43 between Mahmudullah, who top-scored with 43, and Liton Das, who made 18. But their team gave them little else to applaud.Rabada and Duanne Olivier were aggressive from the start of play, when Bangladesh resumed on 0-7. They sent down numerous short-pitched deliveries and three batsmen were struck on their batting helmets, including captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who had lengthy treatment on the field after ducking into a bouncer from Olivier with his score on 11 soon after the mid-morning drinks break. He was hit on his helmet near the temple area.Rahim was dazed and lay down next to the pitch while the Bangladesh team physiotherapist and South African team doctor attended to him. He carried on batting for another 50 minutes until he was lbw to Wayne Parnell for 26 in the last over before lunch.The Tigers skipper was reportedly back in hospital for further scans following his innings.It isn’t the first time the diminutive batsman has been struck in Test cricket; Rahim was stretchered off the field after being hit behind the left ear by a bouncer from New Zealand’s Tim Southee in Wellington in January but was released from hospital the same day.Mominul Haque was hit by a bouncer from Rabada two balls before hooking the same bowler to be caught at deep square leg for 11, while Mahmudullah was hit by Olivier before he had scored.SOUTH AFRICA 1st innings 573 for 4 decl (A. Markram 143, F. du Plessis 135no, H. Amla 132, D. Elgar 113)Bangladesh 1st innings 147 (L. Das 70; K. Rabada 5-33)Bangladesh 2nd innings (Overnight: 7-0)Imrul Kayes c de Kock b Olivier 32Soumya Sarkar c du Plessis b Rabada 3Mominul Haque c Maharaj b Rabada 11Mushfiqur Rahim lbw b Parnell 26Mahmudullah c Elgar b Rabada 43Liton Das b Phehlukwayo 18Sabbir Rahman c du Plessis b Phehlukwayo 4Taijul Islam b Rabada 2Rubel Hossain b Rabada 7Subashis Roy not out 12Mustafizur Rahman b Phehlukwayo 7Extras (lb-6 nb-1) 7Total (all out, 42.4 overs) 172Fall of wickets: 1-13 S. Sarkar,2-29 M. Haque,3-63 I. Kayes,4-92 M. Rahim,5-135 L. Das,6-139 Mahmudullah,7-145 Sa. Rahman,8-145 T. Islam,9-156 R. Hossain,10-172 M. RahmanBowling: K. Rabada 11 – 1 – 30 – 5,D. Olivier 11 – 1 – 39 – 1,K. Maharaj 6 – 1 – 30 – 0, W. Parnell 5 – 0 – 31 – 1,A. Phehlukwayo 9.4 – 2 – 36 – 3(nb-1).