Aibel Wins Ivar Aasen Platform Hook-Up Job

first_imgAibel has been awarded the contract for the hook-up of the Ivar Aasen platform in the North Sea.In addition, Det norske, as operator for the Ivar Aasen development, intends to award Aibel the contract for maintenance and modification tasks and operational support for Ivar Aasen. The combined value is approx. NOK 660 million.The Ivar Aasen platform is currently under construction at SMOE in Singapore and will be installed at the field in 2016.“We are very satisfied with this contract. For us it means that Det norske recognizes our expertise as a supplier, also with regard to services beyond maintenance and modification,” says Jan Skogseth, President and CEO of Aibel.Hook-up activitiesThe contract is divided into several stages, where work starts immediately at the EPC supplier (engineering, procurement and construction). This will continue for around a year and a half, primarily in Singapore and London.Planning and preparation for hook-up at the field will start in mya 2015. The actual offshore hook-up will start in the summer of 2016.Management, administration, planning and prefabrication will take place in Haugesund. At the most, the contract will be staffed by around 300 people. The contract is worth about NOK 390 million.Letter of intentDet norske also intends to award Aibel a contract for maintenance and modification tasks, as well as operational support for Ivar Aasen. This contract will have a duration of 6 years, with two option periods of two years each. The contract is worth about NOK 270 million.[mappress]Press Release, November 29, 2013last_img read more

U of L jumps in AP Top 25; UK holds No. 1 spot

first_img287 14. Louisville 2 4. Villanova 28-2 22. Butler Prv 1,026 14 24-7 1. Kentucky (65) 25. Boise St. 223 82 17 26-5 3. Virginia 8 — 11. Notre Dame 22-8 Record 13 Pts 24. Davidson 23-7 8. Maryland 24-7 4 The University of Louisville’s win over Virginia last Saturday resonated with Associated Press Top 25 voters, who boosted the Cardinals two spots in Monday’s rankings.U of L came in at 14th, while the University of Kentucky remained a unanimous No. 1 as it has the entire last month.Duke, Virginia, Villanova and Arizona rounded out the top five heading into postseason play for major-conference programs.Also from the Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame moved from 12th to 11th a week after it knocked off U of L at the KFC Yum! Center, and North Carolina came in at No. 19.Louisville coach Rick Pitino to coach Puerto Rico this summer; take U of L to BahamasFrom the Southeastern Conference, Arkansas dropped from 18th to 21st, while LSU received votes.Bracketology: Louisville basketball a No. 4 seed, but in which region?Associated Press Top 25 for Monday, March 9The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through March 8, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: 5. Arizona 7. Gonzaga 1,229 406 1,454 10 9. Kansas 2. Duke 525 18. West Virginia 21 22 1,360 1 11 15. Oklahoma 21. Arkansas 701 12. Wichita St. 23-8 6. Wisconsin 1,037 13. Iowa St. 28-3 30-3 15 5 3 780 19. North Carolina 26-5 339 772 31-0 21-9 20. SMU 12 — 16 1,103 587 28-3 6 30-2 9 17. Utah 16. Baylor 21-10 — 1,544 22-9 24-6 1,344 99 19 7 300 18 797 10. N. Iowa 1,444 24-7 23. Georgetown 1,040 1,625 20 28-3 23-6 24-7 786 28-4 29-2 20-9 23-8 Others receiving votes: Oregon 69, Providence 63, Ohio St. 40, BYU 18, Michigan St. 15, LSU 8, Iowa 7, St. John’s 6, San Diego St. 3, Stephen F. Austin 2, Dayton 1, North Florida 1, Purdue 1, Valparaiso 1.C-J Brackets Game | Louisville Courier Journallast_img read more

Ole Miss athletics receives donation of $25 million

first_imgOXFORD – Ole Miss alumnus Gerald “Doc” Hollingsworth has given the equivalent of $25 million to the school’s athletic department, the largest donation it’s ever received.The contribution will be split with $10 million going to the Forward Together campaign, which will be used to support the north end zone expansion at the football stadium. The remainder will go into a trust that will establish an athletic scholarship fund named after Hollingsworth.“Transformational is the only adequate word I can summon when I think about Dr. Hollingsworth and the impact he has had on our entire university,” athletic director Ross Bjork said in a news release. “‘Doc’ continues to give to academic and athletic programs of the university, and his impact will be felt for eternity.“Everyone who experiences Ole Miss as an alumnus, fan, coach, faculty, staff, student and student-athlete will see the difference his contributions have made to our beloved athletics program and university.”The field at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium was named after Hollingsworth following a $3 million contribution toward the $13 million in private funds needed to complete expansion in 1998. That raised his donations to Ole Miss to more than $5 million at the time.Hollingsworth’s donation comes shortly after former player Bill Jordan donated $1 million to the Forward Together campaign, a contribution that will lead to the indoor practice field in the Olivia and Archie Manning Athletic Performance Center being named in his honor.The Ole Miss athletic department has received a $25 million contribution, its largest ever.The Ole Miss athletic department has received a $25 million contribution, its largest ever.Hollingsworth earned his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Ole Miss in 1953 and attended two years of medical school there before completing his medical degree at Harvard.He said his favorite memory was watching Ole Miss beat Maryland in 1953 and celebrating with his classmates by rushing the field.“I hope it will motivate and stimulate other people to donate to the university because I think it’s a great school and the money will be put to good use to provide scholarship aid to students who would not be able to attend the university otherwise, as well as provide for needs they might have,” he said in a news release. “I’m just hoping that young people will have the great experience and the great benefit I derived from going to Ole Miss.“I’m fortunate to have this money available and it just seemed like a need the university had. I’ve benefited tremendously from the university and from my relationships and friendships with the people there in the athletic department over the years, and I just wanted to show my appreciation and possibly stimulate others to dig deep and also give aid to the university.”Contact Daniel Paulling at [email protected] Follow @DanielPaulling on Twitter.last_img read more

Newcastle have made good personal offer to midfielder – Can get…

first_imgTwo Portuguese outlets link Newcastle United to the Guangzhou Evergrande midfielder Nemanja Gudelj this Monday. Newspapers Jornal de Notícias and O Jogo both include the Magpies in the list of clubs who want the the 27-year-old. Starting with Jornal de Notícias, they focus on saying Sporting plan to continue with him at the club, after his loan spell during this season.Since Gudelj’s contract with Guanghzou expires in December, the Lions’ expectation is that he tries to break his deal with the Chinese side and leave them for free this summer.Meanwhile, Newcastle, Betis, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are all interested in the signing, but haven’t made offers to the club so far. Sporting would actually have an advantage as the midfielder wants to keep playing for them.Embed from Getty ImagesBut O Jogo brings a different version of the story. They say Sporting don’t have the conditions to compete with the others.It’s claimed that the same four sides have offered something closer to the €3m net he makes at Guangzhou per season, while Sporting can only pay one third of it.The English and the Spanish leagues are also said to be more attractive for the player, and that’s why the Lions believe they should go for new targets from now on.Now with Rafa Benitez’s departure from Newcastle announce today, perhaps it will take a little longer until the Magpies check if Gudelj would be part of their next manager’s Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50Undolast_img read more

Truck series hits Talladega for first time

first_imgThe NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series will race at Talladega Superspeedway today for the first time, and it is making an impression on some of the veteran drivers. Ron Hornaday Jr., a two-time Truck Series champion and driver of the No. 33 Chevrolet Silverado for Kevin Harvick Inc., was 16th fastest in practice at the 2.66-mile tri-oval on Thursday. “You know what? I have raced in a lot of places,” Hornaday told the Sporting News, “but I have never raced on anything this smooth.” The track was recently repaved for the first time in 26 years. The NASCAR Truck Series and Nextel Cup Series are scheduled to race at Talladega this weekend. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John PhillipsMike Skinner posted the fastest time in Truck Series practice sessions. His fastest lap was at 193.980 mph. Skinner’s time was more than 5 mph faster than the pole-winning time for the Cup Series race in the spring. Elliott Sadler won the pole at 188.511 mph. Talladega is the biggest track for NASCAR races. The next biggest is Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Mark Martin won the pole for the Truck Series race in February at Daytona at 178.628 mph. Irwindale Speedway: The NASCAR Late Models open invitational will offer the largest purse of the year to the winning driver tonight at Irwindale Speedway. The winner of the Late Model open invitational will earn $2,000. This will be the only 100-lap Late Model race of the year and could attract drivers from all over the West Coast to enter. Any car that meets the track’s requirements for entry into its Late Model division will be allowed to enter the race. The Late Model entries will be making a switch in tires for the open invitational. The track is requiring cars have Hoosiers instead of Goodyears for the race. Late Model teams have used Goodyear tires all season and in every season since the track opened in 1999. One driver said he thinks the track will make the switch permanent next year. Canyon Country’s Aaron Staudinger, the top rookie in the Late Model division, said the open invitational is a great opportunity for Hoosier to collect data from the teams and supply tires to the track. The track made the NASCAR Super Truck drivers switch to Hoosiers earlier this year. The decision to change tires was not popular with the Super Truck drivers. Staudinger said the change, in particular with his car, will have its benefits in the open invitational. “From where we’re sitting, we’re a top-five car looking for any little bit to put us out front,” Staudinger said. The track is not letting the Late Model teams test the Hoosiers before the race and will not be supplying tires to teams until the day of the race. Newhall’s Travis Thirkettle, winner of eight Late Model races at Irwindale Speedway this year and the track’s division champion, is expected to be one of the regulars entered in the race. Acton’s Chris Houwen and Valencia’s Dana Moore have entered Late Model cars in races at Irwindale Speedway this year. The NASCAR Super Trucks, Mini Stocks, Pure Stocks and the Cisco Burger Figure 8 Championships are scheduled to race tonight at Irwindale Speedway. Gates open at 4 p.m. Races start at 7. American Le Mans Series: Lowe’s Fernandez Racing announced its driver line-up for its American Le Mans Series team that will begin competition in 2007. Adrian Fernandez, owner of the No. 15 Acura-powered team, will be joined by Luis Diaz in the LMP2 prototype entry for the 2007 season. Honda Performance Development, based in Santa Clarita, is providing engines and technology development for the Acura-powered teams in the American Le Mans Series. It is Acura’s first year competing in the ALMS. “I am thrilled to announce that Luis and I will be teammates in the ALMS next season,” Fernandez said at the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta last Saturday. “We tried to put a program together a few years ago where Luis and I would compete together, so this has always been in the back of our minds.” Diaz, a 28-year-old driver from Mexico, won the 2006 Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series championship with co-driver Scott Pruett and Chip Ganassi Racing. In addition to announcing its 2007 driver line-up, Lowe’s Fernandez Racing also unveiled the team’s Acura Lola, which will make its competition debut at the 12 Hours of Sebring in March. Honda Performance Development will be preparing engines for three ALMS teams in 2007. Honda Performance Development currently provides engines for every team in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series, including for both of Fernandez’s teams. “We are happy to welcome Luis to the Acura family,” said Robert Clarke, president of Honda Performance Development. “We first met Luis when he substituted for Adrian in the 2002 Mexico City race and later did some test driving for Fernandez Racing. His obvious talents in sports car competition the past few years alongside those of Adrian’s will be a valuable asset for not only our winter testing program but a strong effort next season.” [email protected] (818) 713-3715 NASCAR CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES John Deere 250 Site: Talladega, Ala. Schedule: Today, race (Speed Channel, 12:15 p.m.). Track: Talladega Superspeedway (tri-oval, 2.66 miles, 33 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 250 miles, 94 laps. Last race: Mike Skinner raced to his first victory of the year, passing Ted Musgrave with 20 laps to go and holding on to take the Smith’s Las Vegas 350 on Sept. 23. The victory was his first since Sept. 8, 2005, in Richmond. Fast facts: Series leader Todd Bodine finished 12th last race and has a 91-point lead over Johnny Benson with six races left. … Skinner has won six poles this season. … Joe Nemechek has entered the race, his first Truck Series start since January 1998. … Mobile native Rick Crawford will be the only home-state driver in the race. … Mark Martin has started nine of the series’ events this year and has won four of them. Martin has won two Nextel Cup Series races (April 1995, May 1997) and one Busch Series race (April 1997) at Talladega. Next race: Kroger 200, Oct. 21, Martinsville, Va. On the Net: www.nascar.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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