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Marin Teknikk to Design Oceaneering’s Subsea Vessel

first_imgMarin Teknikk AS has entered into a contract with BAE Systems for delivery of design & engineering of a Subsea Support & Construction Vessel to Oceaneering International Inc.The vessel is to be built by BAE Systems Southeast Shipyard in Alabama, USA, and will be ready for delivery by the end of the first quarter of 2016. The vessel will be U.S. flagged and documented with a coastwise endorsement by the U.S. Coast Guard.The vessel will be used to augment Oceaneering’s ability to provide subsea intervention services in the ultra-deep waters of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GOM). These services are required to perform inspection, maintenance, and repair (IMR) projects and hardware installations.MT6022 MSSCV is an advanced Subsea Support & Construction Vessel developed for demanding operations worldwide. The vessel will have a length of 107 meters and a breadth of 22 meters, accommodation for 110 persons, a 250 T offshore crane, in addition to arrangement for 2 WROV’s (unmanned submarines) for operations down to 4000 meters depth.The contract will be a solid contribution to the order book for Marin Teknikk.In close cooperation with the customer Marin Teknikk has designed a functional vessel with high focus on safety, which also follows up the new generation of environment-friendly, modern and advanced multifunctional offshore construction vessels.The design emphasizes the reduced fuel consumption together with latest environmentally diesel electric technology with reduced exhaust emission, and large cargo capacity on and below deck (1170 sqm). The vessel will be built according to ABS class with the new SPS code, ICE Class D0, Well-Stimulation (WS-ready), ENVIRO, Clean Design etc.[mappress]Press Release, October 21, 2013last_img read more

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Infographic: Giants of the Sea

first_imgDo you know which are world’s biggest ships? This infographic shows you 6 largest ships in the world, dominating their respective classes, ranging from container shipping to the cruise industry.Take a look at the infographic and try comparing their sizes with the sizes of the famous buildings to get a better perception of how big they really are.Five of the above ships have already started operation, with the 1,601ft -long (488m) floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) ship, Prelude, still under construction.Click here to enlarge the photo.World Maritime News Staff; Infographic: DNVlast_img read more

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All too human

first_imgSubscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited access Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletterslast_img read more

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Helping those in need of shelter: Article 25’s charity auction

first_imgTo continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our community Stay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe now for unlimited accesslast_img read more

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AAPA welcomes Obama’s bill

first_imgObama announced the availability of USD600 million in Transportation Infrastructure Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants for this fiscal year and outlines the basics of his administration’s proposal for a four-year USD302 billion transportation reauthorisation bill.Key provisions to the ports included a new USD10 billion multimodal grant programme for rail, highway and port projects; a doubling of funding for the TIGER programme; USD4 billion to attract private investment in transportation infrastructure; and the goal of improving project delivery and the federal permitting and regulatory review process.House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Dave Camp, also proposed to dedicate USD126.5 billion to the Highway Trust Fund to fund highway and infrastructure investment, while the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also held events aimed at gaining support for a surface transportation reauthorisation bill.”The overwhelming bipartisan passage of water resources legislation in both the Senate and the House last year, the importance President Obama continues to express in investing in America’s ports and the many calls from policymakers on both sides of the aisle on the unquestioned need to improve America’s transportation infrastructure makes us hopeful that all parties will be able to work together to identify a means to provide the needed investments in port-related infrastructure,” commented AAPA president, Kurt Nagle.www.aapa-ports.orglast_img read more

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CM Labs and Antycip form partnership

first_imgCM Labs now has a presence in Antycip’s offices in the UK, France and Italy. The company’s headquarters will remain in Montreal, Canada.Through the partnership, CM Labs now provides local training throughout Europe, including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.Speaking about the partnership, Michel Pronier, ceo of Antycip, said: “The result is a net benefit for the construction and ports sectors in Europe, as there are now simply better options when it comes to leveraging simulation to train and develop a workforce that is facing a skills shortage.”Earlier this month, CM Labs launched a crawler crane operator training tool that focuses on tandem operations, as HLPFI reported here. CM Labs said the pack can be deployed in multiple configurations, with operators working on a range of its Vortex training simulators.www.cm-labs.comwww.antycipsimulation.comlast_img read more

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US unemployment rate falls to 4.3 pct., matching 16-year low

first_img Published: August 4, 2017 8:41 AM EDT US unemployment rate falls to 4.3 pct., matching 16-year low Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July, a second straight month of robust gains that underscore the economy’s vitality as it enters a ninth year of expansion.The Labor Department says the unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent, matching a 16-year low first reached in May.Growth in Americans’ paychecks, however, remains stubbornly slow. Average hourly pay rose by 2.5 percent from a year earlier, the same tepid annual pace as in June. That’s below the 3.5 percent to 4 percent that is typical when the unemployment rate is this low.Still, the hiring data suggests employers remain optimistic about their businesses and future consumer demand. The solid job gains may also fuel greater consumer spending, which would bolster economic growth. Related Articles:Gartner Inc. plans to expand, create 800 new jobsSWFL gained nearly 3,200 new private-sector jobs within the last yearMacy’s is closing 68 stores, cutting 10,000 jobs SHARElast_img read more

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Faced with pensions time bomb, Kenya asks government workers to pay…

first_imgKenya’s Finance Minister Ukur Yatani holds up a briefcase containing the Government Budget for the 2020/21 fiscal year in Nairobi, Kenya, June 11, 2020. REUTERS/Baz RatnerKenya launched a contributory pension scheme for hundreds of thousands of government workers on Wednesday, to prevent a crisis in the government’s finances from growing retirement obligations.The East African nation, which is facing reduced tax revenue due to the coronavirus crisis and ballooning debt repayments, has been spending 2.9% of its annual budget on pensions payments, the ministry of finance said, in a plan that does not involve contributions by individual workers.Its annual pension bill is projected to climb to more than 100 billion shillings ($926.78 million) in the financial year started last month, from 27.9 billion shillings in 2013/14.“If unchecked, the spiralling pension costs will rapidly get out of control in the very near future,” Julius Muia, the principal secretary at the finance ministry, told an online launch ceremony.Under the new scheme, which will kick in next January, employees will be allowed to contribute up to 30% of their monthly salary to a fund, which is expected to collect more than 3 billion shillings every month.The scheme will be managed by an independent board of trustees, said Ukur Yatani, the finance minister.Related Zimbabwe public workers accept government pay offer Kenya Government promises executive action on dopingcenter_img Kenya government appoints national spokespersonlast_img read more

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