In the UK, SMC has been hired for marine coordination services at the Triton Knoll offshore wind farm. Ørsted has four operational offshore wind farms in Germany and eleven in the UK. SMC has not disclosed which, if not all, projects will undergo foundation inspection. Specialist Marine Consultants (SMC) has been awarded two contracts by Ørsted for above-water structural inspection of the wind turbine foundations at the developer’s offshore wind farms in Germany and the UK. Prior to that, the company was awarded the same work on Taiwanese Yunlin offshore wind project. SMC recently won a contract to provide marine coordination services for the Formosa 2 offshore wind farm in Taiwan.
DEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin volleyball team heads into the 2005 season with high expectations coming off a successful 2004 season highlighted by an impressive NCAA tournament run. The Badgers advanced to the Elite Eight as they defeated the second-ranked Hawaii Rainbow Wahine before losing to eventual champion Stanford.Though last year’s stellar NCAA showing may add pressure for the relatively young Badger squad to live up to expectations, head coach Pete Waite welcomes the attention going into the new season.“Well, sure, (we’ll have to live up to expectations), but that’s where we want to be, though,” Waite said. “We want to be one of those top teams in the country and a premier program, so we’re really just still growing. The majority of our starters are still sophomores, so they’re still learning and maturing, but it’s a great blend of players and personalities, so they’re going to be really strong.”The Badgers ended last season with a No. 14 national ranking, but with six of seven starters returning from a year ago, they earned themselves a No. 10 pre-season ranking in the CSTV/AVCA Coaches’ Poll. However, Waite is well aware that pre-season rankings go by the wayside when the season gets underway.“Obviously, being ranked 10th nationally is a great honor, but it doesn’t mean anything until you start playing and you really have to prove yourselves,” Waite said. “And we have a tough schedule ahead of us. We know that and the team knows it.”Senior co-captains Aubrey Meierotto and Sheila Shaw return to lead this year’s squad. Shaw is coming off a banner season in which she earned unanimous all-Big Ten and honorable mention All-American honors.The Badgers’ youth was a slight problem early last year, especially with newcomers Jocelyn Wack and Jackie Simpson starting at libero and setter, respectively. However, Waite now believes that his team has rid itself of the learning bumps and should be well prepared for an exciting season.“Well, last year, with three freshmen starters and the libero being a freshman, they were just getting into college and the speed of the college game, and it took them about half the season to figure it out,” Waite said. “Once they did, they got on a great run and they really realized what a great team they could be. The spring season helped them mature, and over the summer they worked really hard in our camp and playing a lot of beach volleyball, so, individually, they put the time in to make them good and strong this year.”And with so many returnees, Waite believes that his team possesses a close-knit relationship that most others do not and that will contribute to much of the team’s success. Wisconsin lost only starting opposite hitter Jill Odenthal and reserve outside hitter Marian Weidner from last season’s rotation.“[Having so many returnees is] huge,” Waite said. “We can start at a higher point when we walk in the gym in preseason and, automatically, we were playing as well as we were in our last match starting at the beginning of the year, so if we go from there and improve, they’re going to do some amazing stuff.”While the Badgers are ranked No. 10 in the nation, two Big Ten teams are still ranked ahead of them — Penn State and Minnesota at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Wisconsin has finished fourth in the conference in each of the past two seasons.Nevertheless, the Badgers have their eyes set on the conference crown.“As a team, obviously we’d love to win a Big Ten championship, and we talk about that all the time,” Waite said. “We’re ranked 10th in the country, but there’s two more teams in the Big Ten ranked above us in the top 10 nationally, so it’s going to be a battle not just with those teams, but with the next four or five teams below us, so it’s going to be exciting. I think the fans will have a great time watching this team this season. I really encourage a lot more students coming out. We’re going to have a student section … and the Field House is going to be a really, really exciting place to play.”The Badgers open their regular season Friday as they travel to Colorado Springs, Colo., to play in the Air Force Falcon Invitational. Wisconsin is set to play San Jose State and Weber State on the first day of action and will look to get back in the swing of things sooner rather than later.“The competition is pretty good,” Waite said. “These are teams we haven’t really seen before, so we have to get on the court and figure out [how] they play. We’ll have scouting reports on them, and we’ll start doing that into this week, so we’ll learn more about them then.”
Marco Reus was delighted to have netted a hat-trick on his comeback in Borussia Dortmund’s record 8-4 hammering of Legia Warsaw in the Champions League after six months out on Tuesday night.“That was an important step for me, it’s how you imagine your first day back will go,” said Reus with a grin.“I’ve worked hard for this moment and I am pleased that I could help the team.”The Germany winger led the way in a record-goal haul for a Champions League game.The 12 goals in Dortmund on Tuesday bettered the competition’s previous record of 11 set when Monaco beat Deportivo de La Coruna 8-3 in November 2003. With Dortmund already through to the last 16, the huge win keeps them top of Group F, two points clear of Real Madrid with one match to go.Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa and Legia’s Aleksandar Prijovic also finished with two goals each thanks to some poor defending by both teams.Reus, who captained Dortmund, made his return after 185 days out with an adductor injury which sidelined him for June’s European championships.It was his first match since Dortmund lost the German Cup final to Bayern Munich on penalties in Berlin on May 21.Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel was delighted with Reus’s return as he welcomed back one of his key stars on a night when the goals flowed.“You couldn’t have expected him to score three times in his first game back,” enthused Tuchel.“This is extraordinary and a fantastic performance,” he added in praising his team.“This is the quality which has been missing for months and Marco has been sorely missed.”But Tuchel admitted Dortmund have clear defensive frailties to fix.He said he was feeling sorry for goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller, who was often left brutally exposed by his defence.“It was surreal, I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Tuchel.“There is clearly room for improvement in terms of defence, especially on a counter-attack.“I felt really sorry for Roman and we have to address these blatant errors.”Ex-Germany goalkeeper Weidenfeller, 36, back in the starting line-up after first-choice Roman Burki broke his hand in Saturday’s 1-0 league win over Bayern Munich, was unhappy with his defence.“There are points we should talk about, we must behave differently in defence,” he fumed.“We’re playing here in the Champions League, you have to give a different account of yourself.“It was a great game for the spectators, but we should not have leaked four.”Tuchel had made nine changes to the side which beat Bayern on Saturday and Prijovic took advantage of sloppy defence to chip his shot home and stun the Dortmund crowd on 10 minutes.Even though Uefa had banned Warsaw’s fans from this particular match for previous bad behaviour, a small band managed to get into the stadium and cheered their side’s opener.But Borussia roared back with five goals in 16 minutes.Their first three goals came in 198 seconds when Kagawa headed home on 17 minutes, then slotted a second just a minute later.To compound Warsaw’s problems, a clearance punch from goalkeeper Radoslaw Cierzniak clattered off Nuri Sahin’s chest and into the Legia goal to make it 3-1 on 20 minutes.Prijovic pulled another goal back for Warsaw on 26 minutes, and could have claimed a hat-trick when his chip hit the crossbar moments later.Dortmund’s French winger Ousmane Dembele made it 4-2 when he beat several defenders to fire home on 29 minutes.He then helped Kagawa set up Reus for his first on 32 minutes.Dembele weighed in with his third assist of the night with a superb cross to allow Reus to claim his second and Dortmund’s sixth on 52 minutes.Warsaw midfielder Michal Kucharczyk pulled a third goal back for Legia on 57 minutes before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang came off the bench to hit the post for Dortmund.Dortmund defender Felix Passlack then scored his first Champions League goal before Hungary striker Nemanja Nikolic netted Warsaw’s fourth in the final 10 minutes.Reus wrapped up his hat-trick in the 93rd minute when he converted Aubameyang’s final pass at point-blank range.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
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