Edinburgh-based engineering consultancy QED Naval is completing final stages of Subhub tidal platform commissioning ahead of its deployment at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).QED Naval completed initial commissioning and testing of Subhub’s ballast control and instrumentation system at a site within Belfast’s Titanic Quarter, the consultancy informed through social media.The platform was recently transported there for the final stages of commissioning that will include the fitting of the X-beam that supports three tidal turbines.Beforehand, QED Naval completed the initial outfit and furnishing of all the internal ballast systems for all the hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and control systems.This variant of the Subhub, called Kraken, has been designed for Schottel SIT 250 turbines each rated at 70kW.After the final ballast testing, Subhub will be deployed at the Falls of Warness test site, operated by EMEC, for various testing activities.
Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield TEMPE, Ariz. — Griffin Canning returned to Angels camp Saturday morning with an elbow full of healing fluid and an optimistic attitude.Canning, who said he received a platelet rich plasma injection Friday in an effort to help his bothersome elbow, said he’s heartened that tests have not shown any structural damage.“There’s no joint (issues), no ligament issues,” Canning said. “It’s just kind of some stuff rubbing against each other in there. So hopefully I’ll just get this injection and get some of the inflammation out of there and get going.”Canning is scheduled to be re-evaluated in three to four weeks. Even if he is fully cleared to resume throwing at that time, the time he would have missed by then would likely mean missing at least the first month of the season on the injured list. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Brandon Marsh, who has been out with inflammation in his non-throwing elbow, was set to take batting practice in the cage on Saturday. Marsh could return to action in an exhibition game as soon as next week. …Two-way player Jared Walsh is just getting over a sore elbow that prevented him from pitching or playing first base for a couple weeks. Walsh said he’s expecting to get back to first base in a game in the next week, and he will start throwing bullpens to rebuild as a pitcher. Initially the Angels will only be able to use Walsh to pitch in games with a margin of at least six runs because of new roster rules. He will need to pitch 20 innings and start 20 games as a position player before he can qualify as a two-way player, which would not subject him to the pitching restrictions…David Fletcher’s younger brother, Dominic, played the end of Saturday’s game against the Angels. Dominic, who was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks last summer, was playing in his first big league exhibition game. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Manager Joe Maddon said he’s encouraged with what he’s heard so far.“When I talked to him, he’s pretty optimistic as well as me,” Maddon said. “I don’t have that other than the fact that nobody has told us anything horrible. Just play along with the medicine and take it from there.“I really believe that he wants to get back out there, and that matters a lot. The athlete matters a lot. If somebody’s injured, if they truly indicate that they want to go back out there and they work hard to do that, much better chance of that happening.”NO RETALIATIONMaddon said he planned to talk to his players before their season-opening series against the Houston Astros to discourage them from retaliating against the team in the wake of the sign-stealing scandal. There has been speculation that Astros players would get hit by more pitches this year as pitchers punish them for their violations in recent seasons.“I think this has been bandied about enough,” Maddon said. “There’s no other way. It’s been sliced and diced. It’s been in the veg-o-matic long enough. Let’s go play baseball. Let’s get things back together properly. Let’s be civil about this and move on.”Maddon said his pitchers will still pitch inside, and he trusts the umpires to be able to differentiate between a pitch that gets away and one that was intentional.Many in baseball will be watching closely because the Angels will be the first team to play regular-season games against the Astros since the scandal became public.“If we can set the right example out of the chute, I think it’d be very impactful,” Maddon said.ALSOThe Angels saw a presentation about coronavirus before their workout on Saturday. Maddon said it didn’t include any information that players wouldn’t have known if they’d been keeping up with the news. The Angels have discussed options for limiting their interaction with fans, including pre-signing autographs. …Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The track record for the use of such injections is not good with the Angels, though.Garrett Richards, Andrew Heaney, Shohei Ohtani and JC Ramirez all had similar injections, and each eventually needed Tommy John surgery. The difference is that each of them had had a tear, of some degree, in their ulnar collateral ligament.So far, the tests do not show that for Canning. Canning said surgery “is not on the table yet.”“Just getting some second opinions and stuff from the MRIs and other scans, I think we can really feel good about what’s going on in there,” Canning said. “Obviously this is the best option for me right now after talking to these other doctors and our training staff.”In the meantime, he said his elbow feels sore, which he was told is “pretty normal.” He said he will “hang out for the next couple days and then get going.”