Two bars and a Japanese hot tub create perfect place to host party

first_img6284 Sylvan Lane, Hope Island.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North4 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa23 hours agoMr Cummins said the Japanese- inspired hot tub he built was always a big hit with guests. “Geordie and I had 250 people here for a New Year’s Eve party,” he said. “We built it to use as an entertainer and it has been magnificent. The house is poised on a 2160 sqm blockOur only problem is we get an itch to start something new every 10 years. We plan to build another house and downsize.” The house has a commanding presence on 2160sq m but Mr Cummins says it feels like a private haven. Sit back and enjoy the views with a glass of red from your own bar“The balcony stretches across the whole side of the house with a sandfly screen and has a magnificent view,” he said. 6284 Sylvan Lane, Hope Island.ORIENTAL style combines with open plan spaces and a modern design in this striking Sanctuary Cove house. Homeowners Russell and Geordie Cummins built the five-bedroom house for entertaining. Two bars, a theatre and a cabana set the scene for a grand party. It has the space you need for a big house partylast_img read more

Alpha Offshore Taking Care of Turbine Blades at Egmond aan Zee OWF

first_imgAlpha Offshore Service is carrying out repair works on some 80 blades of the 44-metre Vestas V90 3MW turbines at the Offshore Windfarm Egmond aan Zee (OWEZ) in the Netherlands, after the company signed a contract with NoordzeeWind, a joint venture between Nuon (Vattenfall) and Shell.Photo courtesy of Nuon, Jorrit Lousberg.Alpha Offshore, a Sparrows Group company, started repairing blades in May and will continue the campaign during the summer months, with all materials necessary provided by the servicing company itself.The scope of work depends on the requirement of each blade, and could include tip replacement, laminate repairs, lightning damage and leading edge protection systems upgrades.To undertake the repair work, Alpha Offshore’s team will be using a variety of methods such as rope access and sky climber to safely and efficiently reach the blades. In addition to completing repairs, the team will be project managing the work, preparing risk assessment and method statements and completing reporting.“Due to the harsh environments the offshore turbines operate in strong maintenance and repair strategies are vital to ensure integrity. As a specialist in blade inspection and repair, Alpha Offshore has carried out more than 1000 blade repair projects to date,” said Mikkel Lund, chief executive officer at Alpha Offshore. “Our breadth of experience enables us to effectively address the issues faced by windfarm operators and by undertaking this repair work we can ensure the safety and integrity of operations at OWEZ.”OWEZ, the first large wind farm built in the Dutch sector of the North Sea, comprises 36 Vestas 3MW turbines and has been operational since 2006, generating enough electricity to supply 100,000 houses.last_img read more

Two Irish soccer players ‘sore’ after yesterday’s car crash

first_imgMartin O’Neill says Shane Duffy and Eunan O’Kane are “a little bit sore” after they were involved in a car crash on the way to Dublin yesterday.However the pair took part in training this morning and are expected to play some part in Thursday’s friendly international against Mexico.The incident happened when they were travelling from Derry to the Irish training camp in Abbotstown. Photo © Pixabay O’Neill says he is likely to experiment with a new 3-4-3 system in the game – a formation which has proved to be successful in the Premier League this year.The squad fly out to New Jersey for the game this afternoon.last_img