Vattenfall is seeking crew transfer vessels (CTVs) to assist during the construction and operations and maintenance (O&M) phase on the 406MW Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm project in the Danish North Sea.The vessels are to provide transport services to technicians and smaller cargo between the harbour of Esbjerg, optionally port of Hvide Sande, and the offshore wind farm.For the construction phase, Vattenfall will enter into contract with one party providing two CTVs, starting 1 March and 1 June 2018, respectively, and ending 31 January 2019. The charters of each of the vessels can be extended by up to around six months.For the O&M phase, Vattenfall is seeking a single provider of CTVs for a period of three years. The contracts are expected to start on 1 August 2018 and end on 31 July 2021. Each charter can be extended for a period of up to three years.Horns Rev 3 offshore wind farm is to be located off the Danish west coast, on the Horns Rev (Horns Reef) in a shallow area in the North Sea, approximately 25 kilometres northwest of the westernmost point of Denmark, Blåvands Huk.The sailing distance from the Esbjerg harbour to the site is approximately 35 nautical miles.The tender will remain open until 23 September 2017.Horns Rev 3 will comprise 49 MHI Vestas 8MW turbines, optimised at 8.3MW.
The Magpies head into Tuesday night’s home clash with Manchester United sitting in 18th place in the Barclays Premier League table and having slipped to 1-0 defeats in each of their last four games in all competitions. It has been glaringly obvious for some time that there are not enough goals in head coach McClaren’s team with £14.5million summer signing Aleksandar Mitrovic having found the going tough after being thrust into the limelight by the club’s failure to land an experienced and proven frontman during the summer and the injuries which have sidelined Papiss Cisse for much of the campaign and Emmanuel Riviere for all of it to date. However, now that Bordeaux’s Senegal international midfielder Henri Saivet has joined up, McClaren – who is also a member of the club’s board – is hopeful that those shortcomings will be and are being addressed. He said: “It’s good because I know what is going on. Sometimes you don’t, so we are all involved in the process and we hope that will get the job done. “If we were not doing everything to rectify it, I would be worried. If people weren’t backing us or trying, I would be worried.” On Saivet, he added: “Henri is someone the club have been watching for a while, and he has developed into an excellent player at Bordeaux. “This is someone with a very good mentality, who is a tough player and a winner. Those are key qualities you need in the Premier League and we are looking forward to seeing him pulling on the Newcastle United shirt.” The statistics are damning: McClaren’s men have scored only 19 goals in 20 Premier League games, and six of those came on a single afternoon against Norwich back in October. Mitrovic, 21, is currently the club’s only fit orthodox striker and he has just three goals to his name this season. McClaren said: “It’s not rocket science, is it? To win games of football, you have to score goals and at the present moment, we have to score two to win games because we are conceding one every game. Steve McClaren is convinced he will get the help he needs during the January transfer window to turn Newcastle’s season around. Press Association “It doesn’t matter how old you are, strikers want to score goals. They’re the worst people in the world when they’re not. But Mitro’s working damn hard out there, and we continue working and he will. “I’d be more worried if we weren’t working because it’s not just his responsibility. It’s [Moussa] Sissoko’s responsibility, it’s [Georginio] Wijnaldum’s responsibility, [Ayoze] Perez’s responsibility, [Florian] Thauvin, Siem de Jong, Papiss. “It’s everybody’s responsibility, not just the number nine.”