Leeds owner Massimo Cellino makes stunning admission

first_img Massimo Cellino 1 Massimo Cellino has risked a further backlash from Leeds supporters by admitting he interfered in first-team matters during the defeat at QPR last weekend.The club’s controversial owner, who has seen off five managers in two years, revealed to the Daily Mirror he went to the away dressing room at half-time of the Championship clash at Loftus Road to tell current boss Steve Evans to make a tactical change.Leeds were drawing the match at the time and went on to lose 1-0, with Charlie Austin scoring the winner with his first touch.Cellino told the Mirror of his tactical switch: “Didn’t work anyway. We lost the game.”The revelation comes as Leeds prepare to stage a walkout during Saturday’s visit of Hull in protest at the Italian’s handling of the club.Supporters will stream out of the Elland Road stands in the 17th minute – a number Cellino has a superstitious dislike of.Cellino is currently fighting a second Football League disqualification for tax evasion, while a string of managerial changes and supporter rows have brought terrace dissent to a head.Having told Leeds Fans United – a supporters group aiming for fan ownership – he would sell them the club, he then changed his mind three days later and said he would not be attending any further matches or contemplating selling the club until the new year.But he was present at QPR and news of his interference will further infuriate supporters of the Championship club.last_img read more

Corvus Energy To Supply Battery Packs For Fjord1 Electric Ferries

first_img Leclanché To Supply Kongsberg With 45 MWh Batteries For Electric Vessels Stena To Launch Electric Ferries With Up To 50 Miles Of Range Source: Electric Vehicle News Canada Gets Its First Fully Electric Vessels: 2 Massive Ferries Norwegian ferry operators are also switching to electricityCorvus Energy, based in Richmond, British Columbia, grows on market leader in energy storage systems for maritime applications. According to the Canadian company, it provided more battery packs to electric ferries than all other providers of energy storage systems combined.Just recently Corvus Energy was selected by Norwegian Electric Systems to supply energy storage systems for five new all-electric ferries being built by Havyard for Norwegian ferry operator Fjord1.The total number of battery systems ordered from Corvus Energy is now over 40. We guess that usually each of those packs is from hundreds to several MWh of capacity depending whether it’s a hybrid or all-electric.See Alsocenter_img ““Fjord1 continues to forge a very progressive path towards environmentally sustainable operations with these additional all-electric ferries,” says Stein Ruben Larsen, Senior Vice President Sales at NES, a total system integrator of electric systems for the global marine market. With respect to their ESS selection, he remarks, “The proven reliability, safety and performance of the Corvus ESS was important in awarding this contract to Corvus Energy.”“Corvus Energy is honoured to once again be selected by NES to provide Energy Storage Systems for Fjord1 ferries,” says Roger Rosvold, Vice President Sales at Corvus Energy. “NES are skilled and experienced electrical system integrators, and our close partnership with them in designing and delivering these innovative solutions is key to accelerating the adoption of energy storage systems.”The leading manufacturer of energy storage systems for maritime applications, Corvus Energy provides battery power to more ferries than all other providers of energy storage systems combined. Beginning with the first zero-emission ferry, Ampere, Corvus Energy’s ESSs have now been selected for over 40 similar short distance hybrid and all-electric ferries globally.Fjord1’s fleet modernization is impressive—the result of winning a number of tender competitions where low- or zero-emissions were specified by Norwegian authorities in an effort to reduce emissions from the ferry fleet. To date, Corvus Energy has supplied ESSs on eight Fjord1 electric ferries operating on four Norwegian coastal routes.“It is a pleasure to work with the technical team at NES. They are highly experienced in integrating batteries into electric power and propulsion systems and we easily get all the information we  need to calculate the energy storage capacity correctly,” says Tommy Sletten, Team Leader Technical Sales Support at Corvus Energy.”Source: Corvus Energy via Green Car Congress Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on February 7, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News The Fjord1 ordered electric versions of Havyard 932 ferries – 67 meters in length and space for 50 cars. Batteries will be delivered this year, while the ferries will be fully operational by January 1, 2020.“These five latest all-electric ferries are of Havyard 932 design and will be built in Havyard Shipyard in Leirvik, Sogn. Each ferry is 67 meters in length, holds 50 cars and will be equipped with air-cooled Corvus Orca Energy ESS that will supply electrical power to the ferry’s NES all-electric power and propulsion system. The Corvus equipment is scheduled for delivery in 2019 and all five ferries will be fully operational on four additional routes in Norway by January 1, 2020.”More from the press release:last_img read more