October 16

Governor Wolf Announces Funding to Expand Juniata County Industrial Park to Meet Growing Demand

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Funding to Expand Juniata County Industrial Park to Meet Growing Demand SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 15, 2018center_img Economy,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced new funding to expand the Juniata County Industrial Park by nearly 60 acres.“Awarding this grant removes a long-standing barrier to economic growth in the region – no room to grow,” Gov. Wolf said. “This helps to solve that problem by significantly expanding available land and matching that with the necessary infrastructure to make the industrial park a place for businesses to set up shop and grow.”The Juniata County Industrial Development Authority was awarded a $2 million grant to acquire about 59 acres adjacent to the existing industrial park near Mifflintown, which will allow for the addition of 12 lots with sizes ranging from 1.5 to 2.6 acres. The grant will also fund the expansion of necessary infrastructure, including storm sewer, sanitary sewer, access road, and potable water to the first phase of the project.The Juniata County Industrial Park is home to 24 business that employ more than 460 people. With only four small-size vacant lots, the industrial park has faced growth constraints. Further expanding the industrial park is expected to spur economic growth by providing space for businesses to develop in Juniata County.“Increasing the capacity of the industrial park will bring more family-sustaining job opportunities to our area,” Senator Jake Corman said. “With access to a well-trained workforce, highways and other local resources, employers know that Juniata County is a great place to locate.”Supported through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) program, funding will support critical expansion projects, some of which will provide opportunities for additional economic development.last_img read more

September 28

MHI Vestas Inks 100-Turbine Deal for Moray East OWF

first_imgAfter being selected as the preferred turbine supplier for the Moray East offshore wind project in October 2017, MHI Vestas today (21 August) signed a conditional agreement with Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Limited for the supply and installation of one hundred of its V164-9.5 MW offshore wind turbines. Image: MHI Vestas Offshore WindThe 950 MW offshore wind project, located 22km off the coast of Scotland, won a Contract for Difference (CfD) from the UK Government in 2017, under which it will supply electricity at GBP 57.50/MWhr.MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan, said: “With this conditional agreement, we are exceptionally pleased to see Moray East move one step closer to Final Investment Decision.” “The supply of 100 units of our V164-9.5 MW turbines, the most powerful commercially available turbine in the world, is confirming MHI Vestas Offshore Wind’s strong UK pipeline,” Kavafyan said. “This translates into clean energy jobs locally and across the UK through our production of blades on the Isle of Wight and the local offshore wind supply chain.”Moray Offshore Windfarm (East) Ltd – a joint venture company owned by EDP Renewables (56.7%), ENGIE (23.3%) and Diamond Generating Europe Limited (DGE) (20%) – recently announced Fraserburgh as the preferred Operations and Maintenance (O&M) port for the project.The O&M port will provide the principal onshore base from which the wind farm will be operated, and from which routine maintenance activities will be undertaken.DEME Group’s subsidiary GeoSea will be responsible for the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) of wind turbine foundations and three offshore substation foundations, and will also transport and install the three OSS topsides.Offshore WIND Stafflast_img read more

September 17

Badgers lay down law on Governors, 70-3

first_imgFreshman running back James White had 145 yards and four touchdowns in Wisconsin’s demolishing of FCS opponent Austin Peay. The Badgers set a modern school record for points scored in a game.[/media-credit]Seventy points. Six hundred and eighteen total yards. Three hundred and eighty-five push-ups for Bucky.Those were the numbers for the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) and their unfortunate mascot Saturday afternoon, as UW demolished Austin Peay (2-2) 70-3 at Camp Randall Stadium.Many starters were pulled at the end of the second quarter or shortly thereafter, but the first half featured plenty of scoring – 49 points to be exact -with 35 coming in the second quarter. In total, Saturday’s effort was a modern-era record for Wisconsin, with the previous high being 69 against New Mexico State in 1962.“During the course of the week, what we really preached to the kids was to play the game the way it needs to get played,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “It doesn’t matter what your opponent is. Respect all, fear none. Get them to play a four-quarter game no matter who was in there.”Austin Peay won the opening coin toss but elected to defer to the second half, opening the figurative floodgates from the start. After a nine-play, 68-yard drive, fullback Bradie Ewing scored his first touchdown of the season on a seven-yard run up the middle.“That inside belly play was something we hadn’t really shown yet this year, so I think that caught them a little off guard,” Bielema said of Ewing’s touchdown. “It was good to get that on film.”Five minutes later, running back James White scored from 18 yards after taking the ball from quarterback Scott Tolzien and bouncing it outside around left tackle. The freshman sensation scored four touchdowns on the day and rushed for 145 yards on 11 carries after leapfrogging Montee Ball on the depth chart as the No. 2 running back.“It gives you a lot of confidence,” White said of his performance. “But you have to keep that pride and confidence inside of you and just keep it in your head, don’t be going around talking about things like that. It helps you do better and I got better today and I’m just going to have to keep getting better each day.”The Governors’ only points on the day came on a 51-yard field goal by Stephen Stansell early in the second quarter. Four plays later, White scored again, this time taking the ball 66 yards to extend the score to 21-3. After another punt from APSU – UW forced nine on the day – tight end Lance Kendricks improved on his already stellar season with a seven-yard touchdown grab from quarterback Scott Tolzien. Kendricks led all players with six catches for 103 yards, and Tolzien was a masterful 15-of-17 for 217 yards and three touchdowns.Wisconsin played without its top two receivers in Nick Toon (turf toe) and David Gilreath (concussion), as well as star linebacker Chris Borland (shoulder), but with the burgeoning Tolzien-Kendricks connection firing on all cylinders, the absences were of little consequence.“This week, I got a lot more work,” Kendricks said. “They tried to get me the ball a little bit more as a single receiver. That’s paid off, though, just in case [the receivers] go down in the game, I’m real comfortable in doing that.”With Austin Peay unable to mount any offense – the Governors finished with 157 yards on the day – Wisconsin was able to score quite rapidly. With 6:12 remaining in the first half, Ewing hauled in a three-yard pass from Tolzien for his second touchdown of the game.Three minutes later, star running back John Clay finally found the endzone on a 12-yard run. Clay finished with 15 rushes for 118 yards. Later, with only 35 seconds left until halftime, Tolzien stayed calm in the pocket and lofted a beautiful touch pass to backup tight end Jacob Pedersen in the back of the endzone for a 10-yard touchdown.“Continuing to put the pressure on like that, that was the nice part about today,” Tolzien said. “Just kind of keeping the gas pedal down.”That pedal stayed down in the third quarter, as backup quarterback Jon Budmayr replaced Tolzien and finished six for seven with 55 yards. After a rough fall camp, Budmayr’s efficient performance Saturday should give the Badgers confidence in their backup quarterback situation moving forward.White added to his touchdown total with two in the third quarter, one from 11 yards out and another from 19. That last score marked the ninth consecutive scoring drive for UW. The Badgers’ last score came with 4:15 remaining the game, as Ball took it in from 10 yards out. Overall, Ball rushed for 65 yards on 11 carries.While the offensive free-for-all will grab the headlines, the most impressive aspect of UW’s game might be the clean effort put forth. After beginning the season with three sluggish, mistake-ridden performances, the Badgers did not turn the ball over Saturday and had only one penalty for 15 yards. In addition, Wisconsin improved on its red zone scoring, putting touchdowns on the board all nine times the team was inside the 20-yard line. Previously this season, UW had scored on only 75 percent of redzone opportunities and produced touchdowns only 56 percent of the time.The Badgers now head in to the Big Ten portion of their schedule, which they will kickoff next weekend at Michigan State (4-0).“Everybody’s drinking the same Kool-Aid,” Bielema said. “I think everybody’s buying into what we do around here will have success if you go out and do the things we ask you to do.”last_img read more