Akrocean has won a contract to deploy two WINDSEA LiDARs on a 2GW offshore wind project for a period of two years.Although Akrocean did not reveal the name of the project, it did state that the LiDARs are going to be installed “on the other side of the world.”According to the French company, both systems left the port of Antwerp for 40 days at sea and are expected to be installed at the project site by the end of the year.Offshore Energy and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) are developing the 2GW Star of the South offshore wind farm in Australia.The project developer showed an image of the WINDSEA LiDAR in the most recent newsletter concerning the measurement of wind and wave conditions at the 496km2 project site.The first set of investigations is expected to begin in October some 8 to 13km off the Gippsland coast in Victoria.
TWO brothers whose property empire they built from scratch collapsed during the economic crash have won a second landmark case against the Ulster Bank.Farmer’s sons Michael (pictured) and John Taggart once ran a business empire worth €600M and employed more than 100 people here in Co Donegal.Ulster Bank claims the Taggarts owe them £5M and €4.3M in personal guarantees and have been involved in a protracted legal battle to get the monies. The Taggarts have counter-sued the banks, claiming in essence that Ulster Bank brought an end to their empire – and the loss of 500 jobs – without proper cause.The Ulster Bank had vigorously opposed the Taggarts bid to have three cases heard together, arguing that such a ruling would be detrimental to the commercial life of Northern Ireland.But today Mr Justice McCloskey ruled that the cases, which had many common themes, should be heard together – ruling in favour of the Taggart brothers.The bank had previously won a summary judgement which would have forced the Taggarts to hand over €4.3M in personal guarantees allegedly linked to a Dublin land deal. But last July at the High Court in Belfast Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey set both judgements aside and ordered a full new hearing into the cases.In his judgement Mr Justice McCloskey noted that the Taggart brothers had been described in Sunday Independent in 2006 as “the richest people in the country.”He also noted that the Taggarts had contended during the hearing “that there is, as a minimum, a possible unexplained shortfall of some Stg£18M in repayments allegedly made by the Taggarts to the Plaintiffs (Ulster Bank) – some Stg£39M versus around Stg£21M.”In his ruling today Mr Justice McCloskey said: “I have formed the clear view that the joinder of all three actions is likely to save time and costs; will avoid duplication of effort and energies; will secure from the Court a single adjudication of all of the issues belonging to the dispute among the parties; will ensure that no party gains a litigation advantage to the possible detriment of the other; will preserve as level a playing field as possible; and will provide an equal measure of fairness to all parties.”The Taggarts began their property empire as teenagers on building sites in London before moving back to Drumsurn, Co Derry, where they oversaw property developments throughout Ireland. The brothers’ property empire went into administration in 2008, a year after the contended personal guarantees were allegedly signed.The court will reconvene on April 29 to decide on dates for a three-week trial – with May 7 or June 3 possible start dates.BEAT THE BANKER? DEVELOPERS WIN SIGNIFICANT COURT VICTORY AGAINST ULSTER BANK was last modified: April 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:BEAT THE BANKER? DEVELOPERS WIN SIGNIFICANT COURT VICTORY AGAINST ULSTER BANK
Source: Electric Vehicle News Jaguar I-PACE Sales Rise To 710 Globally In September Tesla Model 3 Production Hits Estimated 100,000 Units As first reported by Autocar, Jaguar might phase out all of its internal combustion engines in the next five to ten years in place of a fully electric lineup instead. Alongside the I-Pace, the outdated XJ will also be replaced with an electric offering, and the XE and XF could be replaced with similarly sized crossovers to compete with the all-electric Audi E-Tron.In a separate interview, design boss Ian Callum said that the new electric XJ will be a big step up from the current model – not just in terms of powertrain options, but also looks. “The design has to signify the message of a sports car. It’s not just a three-box sedan. It’s something people wanna get into and drive. And that has to be a message of its shape,” he said.The E-Pace and F-Pace might make room for a brand-new I-Pace in 2025, and the mid-engined J-Pace supercar – which should show up sometime in 2022 – won’t stick around for long. Jaguar will likely kill off the hybrid car in 2027, leaving only electric vehicles in its lineup moving forward.With four or five fully electric models in its lineup by the late 2020’s, Jaguar could sell up to 300,000 vehicles per year, according to the report. The switch to full EVs could also affect Land Rover, which will shift most of its pure gas engines to 48-volt hybrid systems similar to what is already available in the Range Rover Sport P400e.Even with all the information provided in this very in-depth timeline, plans could change between now and the next two decades. Factors like sales – or lack thereof – could ultimately decide Jaguar’s fully electric future.Source: Autocar The I-Pace was just the jumping off point.Everyone wants to take on Tesla, it seems… or maybe certain companies just see the benefit of electric motors over internal combustion engines. Whatever the case, Jaguar might be the latest in a laundry list of brands to do so. Following the initial success of the I-Pace, the British marque could switch to a fully electric lineup in as little as 10 years.More Tesla Vs. The World Why The Jaguar I-Pace Is Not A Tesla-Killer Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 12, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News