Petronas lifts first topside module for PFLNG1

first_imgPress Release, September 24, 2014; Image: Petronas The topside module lifting marks another major construction milestone for the facility, as it signifies the near completion of the PFLNG1, which will be the world’s first floating LNG facility in operation, Petronas said in a statement.The first topside module, on which power generation and control functions instruments are to be installed, weighs about 2,000 tonnes and this is equivalent to the weight of approximately 100 ordinary cargo containers.A 3,600-ton marine crane was used to conduct the lifting operation by DSME. There are 20 remaining modules weighing approximately 40,000 tonnes that are to be installed on the hull and the topside module lifting is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2015.Petronas Vice President and Venture Director of LNG Projects – Domestic, Datuk Abdullah Karim said, “It is meaningful that the PFLNG1 construction is approaching another step closer towards successfully becoming the world’s first operational floating LNG facility, with the first module lifting achieved on the 13th month since commencement of topsides construction.”“The topside is the heart of this floating LNG facility where pre-treatment and liquefaction process for the gas will be carried out. Therefore, the safe and successful installation of the topside is critical to the delivery of the project,” he added.Petronas has appointed Technip and DSME as a consortium to jointly develop the PFLNG1 facility with LNG capacity of 1.2 mtpa, 365-metre length, 60-metre width and 33-metre height.Once the construction and installation phases complete in 2015, PFLNG1 will be moored in Kanowit field located 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.Once operational, the PFLNG1 will change the landscape of the LNG business and at the same time play a significant role in Petronas’ efforts to unlock and monetise gas reserves especially in Malaysia’s remote and stranded fields. Petronas commenced the lifting of the first topside module for its floating liquefied natural gas (PFLNG1) facility at the Quayside of Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea. last_img read more

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Straightpoint partners with Onursan

first_imgThe Istanbul-based company is a specialist supplier to the marine safety industry. According to Straightpoint, the partnership represents Onursan’s entry into the modern load cell marketplace, having previously only offered analogue and dated digital technologies.Barbaros Onur, general coordinator at Onursan, said: “Reliable force measurement technology is becoming increasingly important to our customers, who work in the hazardous marine environment. We have experimented with alternative measuring products to complete load tests, for example, but we have experienced problems. The reputed quality and durability of Straightpoint’s portfolio, therefore, appealed to us.”Onur expects the products to be used with cargo cranes, winches, and periodic testing of launching equipment as well as other safety installations onboard vessels.In addition to its headquarters in Istanbul, Onursan has facilities in Izmir. www.straightpoint.comwww.onursan.netlast_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Eyes 5-0 Start Tonight at Spring Hill

first_imgLIVE VIDEOLIVE STATS CONFERENCE’S BEST          ­In three of UWF’s first four games, Jason Laatsch has led UWF in scoring and scored a season-high 17 points last week against Spring Hill. As a sophomore in 2014-15, Laatsch led the team in points in five games. Last year, Laatsch led the team in just one contest. Laatsch currently ranks 13th in the GSC with 14.3 points per game, 13th in three-point field goal percentage (40.9%) and 10th in three-point field goals made per game (2.3). As one of 34 remaining undefeated teams in NCAA Division II, UWF has received votes in the National Basketball Coaches Association poll and currently rank ninth in the South Region according to the D2SIDA poll. UWF currently has the 30th most votes in the national NBCA poll. LAST TIME OUT AGAINST SPRING HILL UWF ranks at the top of the Gulf South Conference in numerous statistical categories, and is one of just three teams left in the league that is still undefeated. West Florida ranks first in the GSC and 12th in the nation with 15.5 offensive rebounds per game. UWF is first in the league and ninth in the nation in scoring defense, allowing opponents to just 61.8 points per game. West Florida is second in the GSC and ninth in the nation in three-point defense, allowing opponents to just a 25.3% success rate from beyond the arc. UWF’s 3.8 turnover margin is the best mark in the conference. At 18.5 turnovers per game, UWF leads the conference and has the 27th highest average in Division II. With 3.75 offensive rebounds per game, Austin Somerfield stands second in the conference and 31st in DII. EMERGING LEADER NATIONAL RECOGNITION  Print Friendly Version MOBILE, Ala. –  With a 4-0 start, the University of West Florida men’s basketball team will eye its second 5-0 start since the team started 9-0 in the 1997-98 season tonight at Spring Hill. The Argos and a struggling 0-8 Badgers squad begin play at 7:00 p.m. UWF used a 54.6% field goal percentage in the second half to distance themselves from the Badgers in a 74-56 win over Spring Hill on Nov. 22. Jason Laatsch led the team with 17 points, while Austin Somerfield, Deangleo Legrier and Darryl Tucker were also all in double figures with point totals of 15,10 and 11, respectively. UWF is now 9-3 all-time against the Badgers, and extended its win streak when playing the Badgers to five with last week’s win.For information on all UWF athletics, visit GoArgos.com 31% of UWF’s point total this year have come from new additions to the team, led by Darryl Tucker who is averaging 8.3 points per game. 39% of UWF’s rebound total have come from newcomers as well, which is also led by Tucker who is averaging 6.5 rebounds per game. UWF’s newcomers, consisting of Herni Ventoniemi, Tucker, Moter Deng, DJ Thorpe and Marvin Jones, have combined to shoot 42.9% (36-84) this season. IMPACT ADDITIONSlast_img read more

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Argentina removes boastful banner from team base

first_imgArgentine media visiting the “Cidade do Galo” (Rooster City) sports compound in Belo Horizonte ahead of the team’s arrival found a triumphalist sign on the gate saying “Welcome future champions.”Juan Carlos Crespi, an Argentine football association official, admitted late Saturday it was his idea and that it didn’t go down well with captain Lionel Messi and coach Alejandro Sabella, both modest men.Their concerns appear to have been duly noted. Photos Sunday by Argentine newspaper Clarin showed the sign had been taken down and replaced by a simple “Welcome.”Argentina arrives Monday and opens against Bosnia on June 15.last_img

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