December 2, 2015 View post tag: ESPS Victoria Authorities View post tag: Op Atalanta Back to overview,Home naval-today ESPS Victoria Assists Somalian Fishing Boat ESPS Victoria Assists Somalian Fishing Boat Spanish Navy frigate ESPS Victoria, integrated into the counter-piracy operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean, assisted a fishing boat off the coast of Somalia on November 29.The ship was informed that the boat was running out of fuel and water.The rough weather prevented the use of the warship’s RHIBs and the Commanding Officer decided to dispatch the SH-60 helicopter.The boat was ordered to change course to facilitate the delivery of the requested help which subsequently enabled the fishing boat to continue sailing towards her homeport.With a crew of 200 people, the ESPS Victoria will remain in the area of operations for five months. This is the third time she participates in this EU deployment in the Indian Ocean.[mappress mapid=”17486″]Image: Spanish Navy Share this article
Coal losses prompt Spain’s Endesa to speed renewable energy investments FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Endesa SA is going all out on wind and solar power to replace money-losing coal plants in Spain and Portugal, executives said, after write-offs on the legacy assets dragged down the utility’s net income by 80% in 2019.Endesa, one of Spain’s largest utilities, is planning to close most of its remaining coal plants by 2021 in light of deteriorating market conditions for the fossil fuel, resulting from low gas and high carbon prices. To make up for the lost capacity, CFO Luca Passa said the company will aim to ramp up its spending on renewables.“The plan is to accelerate as much as we can,” Passa told analysts on a Feb. 25 earnings call, noting that Endesa already plans to increase its capital expenditure from €1.9 billion in 2019 to €2.2 billion in 2022. “If we have the opportunity to spend more capex, even in 2020, we will do so,” Passa said.Endesa, which is owned by Italian renewables giant Enel SpA, recorded impairments of €1.47 billion on coal-fired units in Spain and Portugal, which helped drag down its net income by €1.41 billion to only €171 million for the full year.Endesa already spent 40% of its investment in 2019 on new renewables and said last fall that it expects to spend a total of €3.8 billion on green power between 2019 and 2022. CEO José Bogas previously announced that the utility will replace its 1.1-GW coal plant in Teruel with 1.7 GW of renewables.As it stands, the company said it has 5.4 GW of new solar and wind capacity ready to come online, the bulk of it between now and 2022. Prodiel, a Spanish solar developer, sold 10 projects worth a combined 1 GW to Endesa in December 2019 and Passa said that around 100 MW of capacity from the deal could already come online this year.[Yannic Rack]More ($): Endesa doubles down on renewables to replace money-losing coal plants in Spain
PORT Mourant Training Centre-1 (PMTC-1) and Port Mourant females dominated the Berbice Volleyball Association’s (BVA) Inter-Club one-day tournament which was played at the PMTC’s Hostel compound, Corentyne, Berbice last Sunday.Four teams contested the male category while three teams participated in the female category. At the end, PMTC-1 males and Port Mourant females emerged victorious in the respective categories.After a round-robin play-off in both categories, PMTC-1 and PMTC-2 came out as the top teams in the male category.The two teams then engaged each other in a play-off to decide the winning team and PMTC-1 came from behind to win 2-1 after three intensive sets. They had lost the first set at 14-25, but rebounded to win the other two sets 25-18, 15-11.The other two teams in this category were Corriverton Jets and GUYSUCO Training Centre/Port Mourant.In the female category, Port Mourant females defeated Corriverton Jets 30-18 in the final to claim the top prize.The other female team who contested the tournament were the Falcons of Orealla.