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Hammerson banks on retail park exit to appease investors

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Dow-Mitsui chlor-alkali facility begins production

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Q&A: CarbonCure pursues new market opportunities

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The Netherlands: IHC Hydrohammer Confirms Rental Agreements with Ballast Nedam Offshore

first_imgIHC Hydrohammer, part of IHC Merwede, has announced that it will supply piling equipment for the offshore foundation installation of two European offshore wind farm projects to Ballast Nedam Offshore.The long-term rental agreement between two leading companies in the offshore wind energy market is for the delivery of an S-2000 piling hammer with a strike power of 2,000kJ.IHC Hydrohammer designs, builds and supplies hydraulic piling hammers and is known throughout the world for its innovative approach. Since the inception of IHC Hydrohammer technology, it has found applications in the offshore industry and continues to develop equipment to meet the demand for alternative sources of energy, such as offshore wind.The piling hammer will firstly be used by Ballast Nedam Offshore to install 39 monopiles for EnBW’s Baltic 2 wind farm. This offshore project is located in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the Baltic Sea, 32km north of the island of Rügen, and will supply 1.2 billion kWh of electricity annually to approximately 340,000 households.In 2014, Ballast Nedam Offshore will design, supply and install 80 monopile foundations for WPD’s Butendiek project. The company’s flagship heavy lifing vessel (HLV) SVANEN will be deployed for this offshore wind farm, situated 34km west of the German North Sea island of Sylt.IHC Hydrohammer’s Managing Director Jan-Albert Westerbeek says: “We’re proud that Ballast Nedam Offshore has again selected IHC Hydrohammer to provide this rental service. The previous collaboration between the two companies proved to be successful in different segments of the market and at several different international locations.“IHC Hydrohammer aims to be positioned as the market leader in and a total supplier of piling services for the offshore wind market. We believe that this agreement reinforces the decision to invest heavily in our rental fleet, which we will continue to tailor to meet the needs of the market.We wish Ballast Nedam Offshore every success with these two projects that will add to its already impressive list of credentials.”Ballast Nedam Offshore’s Commercial Manager Edwin van de Brug says: “Ballast Nedam is supporting offshore wind by supplying reliable support structures to our customers. Reliability is the key issue in offshore operations and we are therefore pleased with this agreement as IHC Hydrohammer will be an important factor in achieving optimal reliability during the installation phase.”[mappress]Press release, July 5, 2013; Image: ihclast_img read more

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Shipyard De Hoop Builds New Vessel for Nigeria

first_imgShipyard De Hoop has recently secured an order for the design and construction of an Intermix/Transmix vessel.The contract consists of a newly designed 68.23 x 15.77metre Offshore Service/Support Vessel (OSV) for Awaritse Nigeria Limited (ANL).Designed to operate in the Royal Dutch Shell (Shell Nigeria) and Chevron offshore oil fields near Nigeria, the OSV will be deployed for the discharge of Transmix liquids, a by-product of oil-production and oil-transport through pipe lines.The delivery of the OSV is scheduled for the last quarter of this year. This unmatched delivery time, for an OSV of this calibre, exemplifies the unique value of de Hoop’s experience with this type of work vessel. Customising proven concepts and “keeping it simple, stupid” (KISS) is the secret behind the straight forward design, which is competitive in overall costs (investment and running costs) and operational reliability.For this design, ANL chose a diesel-electric propulsion concept to achieve enhanced flexibility and economical superiority. The hull shape is based on a proven De Hoop design with excellent DP capabilities. The generators are located on the main deck, which not only allows much larger cargo volumes, but also easier access for maintenance. The resulting impressive tank capacities make this vessel stand out in its size range. Providing accommodation for a total of 30 persons, this DP2 class vessel has a cargo tank capacity of 800 cubic metres and allows for 500 square metres of deck mounted cargo. With a beam of almost 15.8metres, the vessel has a deadweight of 2600tons.To provide ample cargo pump capacity, there are two pump rooms: one in the aft ship (forward of the thruster room) and one in the forward area, just aft of the bow thrusters. The combination of pumps provides a Transmix transfer capacity of 1000barrels per hour. For hose handling and loading or unloading deck cargo, two knuckle boom cranes are fitted: one on starboard side aft and one on portside amidships both with a capacity of 10tons at a maximum outreach of 15metres.[mappress]Shipyard De Hoop, March 25, 2014last_img read more

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Russians press on with reform

first_imgAT THE end of August the Board of Russia’s Ministry of Railways expected to authorise implementation of the second stage of the national railway reform programme. The ’Concept of Structural Reforms of the Russian Railways’ was formally approved by government in 1998 (RG3.98 p138), and this has now been substantially revised to reflect operational and financial performance in the last two years. Results to date have been positive, and helped by rising industrial production, freight traffic is once again increasing – tonnage hauled in the first half of this year was up by 17% over the same period in 1999.When the Presidents of the 17 RZD Regional Managements met in the summer, they voted to retain the centralised management structure but to separate strategic from operational functions that are at present integrated within the Ministry of Railways. This could mean the establishment of the operating railway as a joint stock company that would remain under government ownership for the foreseeable future. The Presidents also agreed to promote the development of competition within specific sectors, to make the railway more attractive to investors, to continue with a programme of asset renewals and application of modern operating practices, and to improve staff motivation.There is little doubt that the 86660 km network remains fundamentally important to the Russian economy. The need for modernisation of rolling stock and infrastructure is huge, and moves to encourage investors cannot come too soon. In this sense, legislation to carry through the second stage of the reform programme is urgent. With Railways Minister Nikolai Akyonenko counting on the support of President Vladimir Putin, progress may be rapid.Aksyonenko says that 70bn roubles will be invested this year. Reports suggest that the prototype Sokol high speed train may enter trial service this month between Moscow and St Petersburg. We wish it every success, as apart from cutting journey times on RZD’s flagship inter-city route, it may draw attention to the future role of the national railway. One Sokol trainset will not transform rail’s image as successfully as the launch of AVE services did in Spain in the early 1990s, but it may help. If investors are to be wooed, then RZD needs to exploit every opportunity.last_img read more

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Florida Immigrants major targets for scammers, says FTC

first_imgA look at some of the top stories making the news today, March 17, across your Caribbean-American community in South Florida.Immigrants in Florida have become a key target for consumer scammers, says the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Speaking at the recent Scams Discussion Panel held yesterday at Miami-Dade Main Public Library, FTC spokespersons and local immigration advocates warned the community to watch out for fake debt calls, immigration cons and automobile fraud. All immigrants, regardless of status, are encouraged to report such crimes to authorities without fear of ramifications.Guyanese import-export company, Talford-Guyana Agro Industries, is relocating close to the Miami International Airport. The move is expected to generate new jobs and tax base for the area.  According to Dee Talford, owner-operator for the two companies, the goal is to have the company’s palm and soy products “all major grocery stores.”The 11th annual Jazz in the Gardens festival gets off to a stylish start tomorrow at the Jazz in the Gardens Opening night party, hosted by Rick Party, starting 5 pm at Café Iguana. Tomorrow’s festivities jump off a weekend of spectacular music, with Usher, Aretha Franklin and Babyface performing this year at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens.In sports, the West Indies are off to a blistering start at the ICC World Cup in Mumbai, defeating England by six wickets with 183 runs. The win is much thanks to a rapid century, including 11 sixes, from Chris Gayle, making it the third fastest century in T20 internationals. The West Indies will next face defending Champions Sri Lanka on Monday.What’s trending:FIFA authorities are requesting tens of millions in damages from defendants in the U.S. investigation into FIFA’s corruption. In its statement to federal authorities, the current FIFA officials argued that they were victims of corrupt leadership.For Today’s Weather Forecast:Partly cloudy in Broward County with a high of 87 and a low of 66. For Miami-Dade, partly cloudy with a high of 86 and a low of 66.For more information on these and other stories, visit caribbeannationalweekly.com. Remember to pick up this week’s copy of our Caribbean National Weekly at your nearest Caribbean outlet.last_img read more

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African summit ends with no deal on Mali crisis

first_imgWest African leaders seek end to Mali political crisis African Union Summit Concludes Four African leaders expected in Mali for crisis summitcenter_img Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger, is seen after a meeting in Bamako on July 23, 2020 as West African leaders gather in a fresh push to end an escalating political crisis in the fragile state of Mali. In an exceptional one-day summit, the presidents of Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Niger have scheduled meetings with Malian President and leaders of a protest movement clamoring for his resignation. / AFP / MICHELE CATTANIWest African leaders ended a day-long summit in Mali on Thursday without a deal to soothe the country’s escalating political crisis.Five of the region’s leaders met Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and leaders of a protest movement clamoring for his resignation, as a long-running jihadist insurgency threatens to throw the country into chaos.But the intervention failed to seal a deal and Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou — at the talks along with the leaders of Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria — said Western African bloc ECOWAS would hold a summit Monday.“Nothing has moved for the movement,” said one of the protest leaders, imam Mahmoud Dicko, after holding talks with the presidents.Earlier as the foreign leaders arrived Thursday morning, a small group of demonstrators gathered outside the airport.“We’re here to demand IBK’s resignation and ensure our comrades who have been killed are not forgotten,” said Yaya Sylla, a young protester, using the acronym by which Mali’s leader is known.Supporters of the Imam Mahmoud Dicko and other opposition political parties attend a mass protest demanding the resignation of Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita at Independence Square in Bamako, Mali June 5, 2020. REUTERS/Matthieu RosierThe June 5 Movement, named after the date when the protests began, has tapped into deep anger over Keita’s perceived failure to tackle the dire economy, corruption and the eight-year jihadist revolt.Malians are also incensed at the disputed outcome of long-delayed parliamentary elections in March and April that handed victory to Keita’s party.The summit came on the heels of a five-day mediation mission from the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which ended Sunday without reconciling the two sides.The West African leaders discussed proposed solutions that had been crafted in behind-the-scenes talks between the president and opposition this week.The Institute for Security Studies think-tank warned Thursday that there was an “unfavorable prejudice” towards the presidents, however, with some perceiving the leaders as protecting their own narrow interests.“The search for solutions will have to take into account the need to improve the daily lives of Malians,” the think-tank said.– Deepening crisis –Keita, who came to power in 2013, has come under increasing pressure to end Mali’s long-running jihadist conflict.FILE – In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)The poor nation of some 20 million people has been struggling to contain an insurgency that has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes since 2012, despite the presence of foreign troops.In the latest violence, a French soldier was killed and two others were wounded in a suicide car bomb attack in northern Mali Thursday, according to France’s presidency and the French army.But much of the current tension was sparked in April, when the constitutional court tossed out 31 results from the parliamentary elections, benefiting Keita’s party and sparking protests.Tensions then ratcheted up into a crisis on July 10 when an anti-Keita rally organised by the June 5 Movement turned violent.Three days of clashes between protesters and security forces left 11 dead and 158 injured in the worst political unrest Mali had seen in years.Seeking a way out, ECOWAS mediators suggested forming a new unity government including opposition members and appointing new constitutional court judges who could potentially re-examine disputed election results.But the June 5 Movement had already rejected any outcome that did not involve Keita’s departure.– Possible compromise? –Despite the apparent failure of the ECOWAS mediators, the president’s camp and opposition figures had quietly been talking all week and the June 5 Movement notably suspended protests ahead of the forthcoming Eid festival.Brema Ely Dicko, a sociologist at the University of Bamako, had suggested the opposition might be prepared to accept Prime Minister Boubou Cisse’s resignation instead of Keita’s.“The M5-RFP is obliged to keep up the pressure to at least get something,” he said, using the opposition coalition’s formal acronym.A European diplomat in Bamako who declined to be named said that the opposition may have overplayed its hand in demanding Keita’s departure.“Nobody wants to open the door to a period of political instability in Mali, which remains the epicenter of the Sahel security crisis,” he added.Relatedlast_img read more

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South Africa’s Denel made $99 million annual loss, ministry says

first_imgSouth Africa budget expectations FILE PHOTO: Denel company logo is seen at the entrance of their business divisions in Pretoria, South Africa, December 4, 2018. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo South Africa’s state defence firm Denel made a 1.7 billion rand ($99 million) loss in the 2019/20 financial year, the ministry that oversees the company said on Wednesday.Denel, which makes equipment from armoured vehicles to missiles for the South African armed forces and clients around the world, is suffering a liquidity crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic.It has struggled to pay salaries and has yet to publish its results for the financial year ended in March.A Denel spokeswoman said the company’s financial audit process was underway and would be finalised at the end of October.The public enterprises ministry said in a presentation to parliament that Denel’s latest annual loss was caused by a significant decline in revenue.Denel needs to find funds soon to honour a court ruling that it must pay outstanding salaries and meet statutory obligations, such as paying into its employee pension fund.Its former chief executive told Reuters last month that Denel may not survive the next few months unless the government lets it use some promised bailout funds to generate revenue rather than repay debt.But the finance ministry says it cannot amend Denel’s bailout terms before the October budget.If such an amendment is made, funds could only flow early next year, it said in a statement to Reuters earlier this week.The public enterprises ministry added on Wednesday that it had appointed Rand Merchant Bank as an adviser to ensure it chooses the best funding option for South African Airways (SAA), which is under a local form of bankruptcy protection.SAA creditors have approved a restructuring plan for the state airline, but it cannot be implemented until the government finds the requisite fundRelated South Africa Rastafarianscenter_img South Africa Elections Coveragelast_img read more

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Dumfries Market Festival Set For Comeback

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInCurtailed after only their first monthly event due to Covid-19 lockdown, The Guild (Dumfries) CIC is delighted to announce that applications are now open for Dumfries Market Festival to return in September.The long-awaited monthly street market community event will be held in the heart of Dumfries town centre.  If you’re a maker, creative, designer, artist, food producer, street food vendor or indie business and keen to find new ways to get your products in front of new customers and gain exposure for your brand, be part of a community of makers and be involved in a social enterprise project, then apply today.Director Leah Halliday says, “We are keen to collaborate with makers, designers, artists, food producers and creative indie business owners from across the region. This will be a super addition to the town centre, and we hope will show that Dumfries is open for business while promoting the “Shop Local” message.”Relaunching on Saturday 12th September from 10am until 3pm, visitors will be able to enjoy a whole host of marvellous makers and so much more. The Guild strives to create an exciting, vibrant and experiential community festival and makers market, although safety of the public and their volunteers is paramount.Monitoring guidance from Scottish Government Route Map concerning public events, The Guild are ensuring that physical distancing and hygiene measures are in place, as well as restricting numbers in confined spaces as per Phase 3 of lockdown easing.Director Kirsten Scott added, “We would like to be able to add to the festival atmosphere by once again, encouraging musicians and local bands to perform at the Plainstanes while keeping audiences safely distanced. The performance element of our launch in March was so well received and we feel live music is something that many of us are missing at this time”. Director Natalie Farrell also added, “We couldn’t do all of this without our amazing community of volunteers and we would ask that if anyone has some free time to help and skill share, with jobs such as building and dismantling stalls or event management and marketing, please get in touch.”The deadline to take part in the relaunch in September is midnight on Wednesday 12th August.Application criteria, terms and conditions and application forms can be found at https://www.theguilddumfries.org/pages/dumfries-market-festivalFacebook  @theguilddumfriesInstagram  @theguilddumfriesTwitter @guilddumfrieslast_img read more

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