December 22, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS New Orleans Elects PHIBRON 1 SSOY View post tag: Elects A Sailor assigned to amphibious transport dock ship USS New Orleans (LPD 18) was named Amphibious Squadron One (PHIBRON 1) 2014 Senior Sailor of the Year (SSOY), Dec. 5.Hospital Corpsman 1st Class (SW) Mara Gonzales, who has been assigned to New Orleans for the past two years, was announced as the recipient of the prestigious award during an awards ceremony held aboard the ship.Gonzales had been previously selected as the ship’s SSOY.Her prior duty assignments include Navy Medical Center Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia; Naval Branch Health Clinic Bahrain; Naval Branch Health Clinic in Little Creek, Virginia, and Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes.Gonzalez will next participate in the competition for the Expeditionary Strike Group Three (ESG 3) SSOY title.New Orleans’ command leadership also recognized three other Sailors this month: Gunners Mate 2nd Class Haley Kurkowski as the Sailor of the Year; Information Systems Technician 3rd Class Christopher Rossmeisl was selected for Junior Sailor of the Year; and Fireman Joseph Harris was selected for Blue Jacket of the Year.Press release, Image. US Navy USS New Orleans Elects PHIBRON 1 SSOY View post tag: Navy Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: SSOY View post tag: USS New Orleans View post tag: Naval View post tag: PHIBRON 1 View post tag: americas
A2Sea’s wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) Sea Installer has arrived at the Port of Oostende, Belgium, to load the first turbines destined for installation at the Rentel offshore wind farm.Source: Port OostendeThe WTIV has been moored at the head of the REBO offshore wind terminal, where Siemens started the loading procedure of its 7MW turbines.According to the port, two wind turbines will be transported to the offshore site per sailing, which means that 21 trips will be made in total, with an average turnaround time being about four days.The 87-meter tall towers are transported vertically, with the blades protruding 26 meters on the starboard side and 13 meters on the port side, which means the total width of the transport is 78 meters, the port said.The assembling of the wind turbines for the Belgian offshore wind project started in the Port of Oostende in mid-February after the first parts arrived at the REBO terminal.The 309MW Rentel wind farm will comprise 42 7MW Siemens Gamesa turbines expected to deliver first power to the grid by the middle of the year, while the entire wind farm is scheduled for full commissioning by the end of 2018.
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