PD&MS Energy Scoops BP Norway Contract

first_imgPD&MS Energy, a leading UK oil and gas engineering consultancy, has secured a call-off engineering contract with BP Norway. The contract will see the Aberdeen-based business deliver engineering, procurement and offshore construction services for drilling upgrades for BP in Norway.This latest agreement for PD&MS follows on from a significant win for similar work on BP’s entire UK North Sea platform drilling assets.Simon Rio, managing director of PD&MS Energy, said: “We are delighted to be awarded yet another contract with BP. We are extremely proud of what we have achieved over the past four to five years with BP and this latest contract covering Norwegian assets is testament to their confidence in the services we provide.“The contract award is a further endorsement of PD&MS capabilities in the UK and international markets and one which will further strengthen our position as one of the leading engineering firms specialising in drilling facilities modifications and upgrades.”PD&MS Energy, which now has over 200 onshore personnel on board, recently secured additional office space in its Atholl House and Exchange Street premises to facilitate the continued growth of the business and to meet the increased demand for its services.The multi-disciplined engineering business delivers full project design and management services to the oil and gas industry, focussing mainly on brownfield engineering, including upgrades and fabric maintenance for fixed platforms and mobile offshore drilling units (MODUs).Established in 2002, PD&MS Energy’s services include project management, detailed design and design verification and engineering across structural, piping/mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, process and HVAC disciplines, to the oil and gas production, drilling and marine industries.[mappress] Press Release, August 27, 2013last_img read more

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Gastech: Unprecedented Opportunities in LNG Shipping

first_img[mappress]Source: Gastech, March 25, 2014 Delegates to Gastech 2014 were told that there were enormous growth opportunities with the development of new technology and improved safety measures. “Today’s growth is completely unprecedented,” said Andrew Clifton, General Manager for the Society for International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators. “We have more ships and terminals than ever before, and we currently have 400 vessels with over 100 more on order,” he said. “Within 3 to 4 years, we’ll have a fleet of over 500 LNG vessels in service. It’s certainly worth mentioning that, as recently as 1997, there were only 100 vessels in service.”Tamunoiyala Koko, Team Leader – Halifax for Lloyd’s Register, presented his risk assessment for LNGC ships transiting through the Panama Canal after the Panama Canal expansion project, which will accommodate most of the world’s LNG fleet and larger ships, and is expected to be completed in July 2015. “The HAZID project takes into account all credible scenarios and accidental evidence such as human error, mechanical failures, communications errors, extreme weather, and other possibilities,” Koko said. These incidents can result in possible LNGC ship grounding, and collision with other passing ships, including large vessels. The study was carried out from February 28 to March 2, 2012, looking at up to 170,000 cubic meter capacity ships with an estimated 100 LNG vessel transiting through the Panama Canal each year once the expansion is completed. “All of the scenarios considered had at most a medium risk,” he said. This risk is acceptable if sufficient controls are in place, according to the study. For 7 out of 11 medium risk hazards, no additional controls were necessary.KH Joh, Principal Engineer at Samsung Heavy Industries, introduced his company’s new membrane-type cargo containment system for LNG tankers, which has received approval in principle and general design approval from classification societies. The new design includes a reinforced corrugated primary membrane and more robust secondary membranes made of stainless steel for improved containment system integrity. The structural capacity for the sloshing load is enhanced, reducing the cargo filling limit. The new system will “increase the transportation efficiency” and “improve operational flexibility” for LNG carriers and offshore floating vessels, Joh said.Choi DongKyu, Deputy Director and Head of the Energy System R&D Team at Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, discussed MEGI propulsion for LNG carriers, calling it an attractive way for achieving high fuel efficiency. “The system minimizes the conversion loss since the MEGI engine directly drives the propeller without any energy conversion. Despite its higher fuel efficiency, the system does have a disadvantage, requiring high pressure for fuel gas,” he said. Some amount of BOG must be left in the tank because of the low fuel consumption of MEGI consumption.Delegates who opened the Gastech 2014 technical stream conference on Tuesday morning paid their respects to Robert J. Lakey, Gastech’s longest-serving chairman, who passed away this year.last_img read more

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WEATHER: A low level trough is affecting the area

first_imgLocalNews WEATHER: A low level trough is affecting the area by: – March 15, 2017 Share 445 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share The Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles, issued at 12PM on Wednesday 15 March 2017, indicates that a low level trough is affecting the area.“Cloudiness and scattered showers are expected mainly across the central and southern portions of the island chain during today. Persons in areas prone to flooding, landslides and falling rocks should be vigilant and exercise caution. Moderate seas are expected during the next 24 to 48 hours with waves peaking near 8.0 feet. Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution,” the advisory indicates. Forecast for this Afternoon: Mostly cloudy and breezy with scattered showers.Forecast for Tonight: Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy and breezy with a few scattered showers.Wind: East north easterly to East south easterly @ 20 to 40 km/h .Sea Conditions: Moderate in open water.Waves: 2.0 to 2.5 meters or 7.0 to 8.0 feet.Warning/Advisory: Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution.Sunrise: 6:13 AMSunset: 6:16 PMLow Tide: and 12:30 PMHigh Tide: 5:52 AM and 6:31 PMlast_img read more

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Marina lease workshop Monday

first_img Share RelatedMarina issue remains unresolvedBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Public use versus private membership in the Laguna Vista Marina was debated at a packed City Hall here Tuesday during a joint workshop between the Town Council and members of the Laguna Vista Recreational Association (LVRA), with both parties ultimately agreeing to bring-in their…April 14, 2017In “News”New marina lease under considerationBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS A 16-page proposed lease agreement, with a survey that provides meets and bounds of the 2.7 acre tract where the Town of Laguna Vista’s marina is located, is in the hands of members of the Laguna Vista Recreation Association Inc. The Town Council recently…May 6, 2016In “News”Meschi resigns council seatBy MARTHA McCLAIN Special to the PRESS Laguna Vista Councilman Gary Meschi resigned his Place Five seat here Wednesday. In his resignation letter, Meschi cited personal reasons for the resignation, but also said he could not work with a Council that did not make decisions in the best interest of the…July 14, 2017In “News” By MARTHA McCLAINSpecial to the PRESSA workshop to hash-out details of a new lease between the Town of Laguna Vista and the Recreation Association, which oversees operations of the local marina, is scheduled April 10 at 6:30 p.m.The meeting is open to the public, Mayor Susie Houston said. “We cannot have a private meeting. I believe everyone in Laguna Vista can attend,” she said.The proposed 25-year lease would require the association pay the Town $100 per month rent, construct a fence around the marina, pay for installation and fees for utilities including gas, electric, water, sewer and telephone.The current $1 per year lease agreement, signed by then Mayor Robert Moore in 1971, stipulates that the marina property “shall be for recreational and social purposes primarily for the inhabitants of the Village of Laguna Vista.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here.last_img read more

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UK receiver Baker out for season

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-17:6e69cac0c3ca0d1bbef25b20 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-836918-3907605686001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. Rivalry week got off to a rough start for Kentucky when coach Mark Stoops announced Monday that freshman wide receiver Dorian Baker suffered a season-ending knee injury last week in practice.Baker, who started two games and played in 10, caught 19 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown. His production tailed off during the Wildcats’ five-game losing streak, though, as he had just five receptions for 39 yards in that time. RELATED: Can Kentucky corral U of L’s DeVante Parker? RELATED: Kentucky’s Stoops: U of L’s Bonnafon ‘cool’The rookie receiver suffered a non-contact injury — which will require surgery — when he cut awkwardly in a drill last week. Stoops said even if UK beats Louisville to reach the postseason, Baker would miss the bowl game.In other injury news, Stoops was “hopeful” starting quarterback Patrick Towles, who sprained his left ankle against Tennessee and was in a protective boot after that game, would be at full strength this week.As for Kentucky’s “banged-up” secondary, Stoops said the bye week was helpful in getting the defensive backs healthy and “they should be out there this week ready to go.” Backup offensive tackle Kyle Meadows (ankle) “probably will be a long shot to play.”Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

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