The Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) plans to start a new industry competition next month with the aim of reducing emissions and fuel consumption in offshore wind vessels.OWA is now calling on the industry to respond to a Request for Information (RFI) to inform the scope of the competition.The RFI is the first stage in the competition that will have an estimated funding envelope of circa GBP 400,000. The results from the RFI will help gauge the current interest and development levels, and assist efforts to tailor the competition to best suit industry needs.The initial focus will be on systems, subsystems, and technology that support the operation of Crew Transfer Vessels (CTV). However the industry’s view for larger vessels such as Service Operations Vessels in the future is also worth consideration, the Carbon Trust said.The project is being led by BMT Defence and Security UK (BMT DAS) and Black & Veatch, commissioned by the Scottish Government and nine OWA industry partners – EnBW, EON, Iberdrola, Innogy, Ørsted, Shell, SSE, Equinor, and Vattenfall.
Area Girls Tennis Sectional ScoresWednesday (5-15)ConnersvilleRushville 3 Union County 2Franklin County 5 Connersville 0GreensburgGreensburg 3 Southwestern 2South DearbornEast Central 5 South Dearborn 0Batesville 5 Milan 0The Batesville High School tennis team posted a 5-0 win over Milan in the first round of the IHSAA sectional at South Dearborn.The Lady Bulldogs were led by senior Sophie Brown with a 6-0 and 6-2 win over Maitri Patel at No. 1 singles. Kate Poltrack and Jenna Ertel were also winners at No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. Poltrack defeated Margo Taylor 6-0 and 6-3, while Ertel beat Lucy Ortt 6-1 and 6-0.The No. 1 doubles team of Corinne Stone and Betsy Harmeyer were 6-0 and 6-1 winners over Delaney Bushhorn and Cheyenne McMullen. Maggie Walsman and Lily Esser teamed up for a 6-2 and 6-3 win over Cici Bailey and Maddy Schmidt at No. 2.Courtesy of Batesville AD Bryan Helvie.