Kvaerner lands decommissioning gig with Shell

first_imgNyhamna expansion  Kvaerner noted it has been the main contractor for the expansion of the Nyhamna plant which will be completed in 2017. Kvaerner was also the main contractor when the first part of the plant was built in 2007.The expansion of the plant consists of two parts. The first part includes land-based compression of gas from the Ormen Lange offshore field with a new compressor which will maintain gas pressure at Nyhamna as the pressure in the reservoir drops.The second part includes export and process facilities for the Polarled pipeline which will transport gas from the Statoil-operated Aasta Hansteen field in the Norwegian Sea to Nyhamna, once the field becomes operational. The Polarled pipeline was completed in September 2015. The compression and export of gas through the 482-kilometer long pipeline is scheduled to start in the autumn of 2018.Shell is the operator for Ormen Lange and the gas plant at Nyhamna but once Aasta Hansteen becomes operational, Gassco will be the operator of Nyhamna with Shell in charge of technical operation.According to information from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate, the expansion will increase Nyhamna’s export capacity from 70 to 84 million Sm3 per day.Offshore Energy Today Staff Norwegian engineering and construction services company Kvaerner has been awarded a contract with Shell for the disposal and demolition of the subsea compression pilot at Nyhamna in Norway. The onshore Nyhamna facility processes gas from the Shell-operated Ormen Lange field located 140 km north-west of Kristiansund, in the Norwegian Sea.The gas from the field arrives onshore at the Nyhamna plant where impurities are removed and then piped through one of the world’s longest subsea pipelines, Langeled, which runs about 1,200 km from Nyhamna to Easington in England.An upgrade project, which will enable the plant to receive gas from more fields through a new pipeline, is currently in progress.Kvaerner said on Thursday that the scope of work of this new contract consists of removal and demolition of approximately 2 200 tonnes of modules. The modules will be transported from Nyhamna to Kvaerner’s facilities at Stord for dismantling and recycling. The work will start immediately and the first part, consisting of removal of modules from the test pit will be completed in 2017. The remaining modules will be removed in 2018, said Kvaerner.“This is an important contract for Kvaerner’s decommissioning unit, and yet again we prove our competitiveness in this marked,” says Guro Løken, SVP Decommissioning & Marine Operations in Kvaerner.last_img read more

Why do husbands fall in love with other women?

first_imgLifestyleRelationships Why do husbands fall in love with other women? by: familyshare.com – August 25, 2015 Share Share “Why did my husband fall in love with another woman?” It can haunt your every thought, but isn’t simply answered. Despite commitment and communication in a marriage, infidelity can still occur. Asking yourself “What went wrong” or “What did I do wrong” are painful questions, but they can help get you to the answer you are looking for. The saying goes that men are from Mars and women are from Venus. While that’s not entirely true, it does truthfully state that men and women are different…very different. Of course, this isn’t a secret; but the problem is that we rarely realize men and women are so different. When things might be going well for you, things might not be for your husband. Here are some reasons why he might choose to be unfaithful.He is looking for a friendMen hope to find a woman who is emotionally intimate; a woman who listens, who understands, a woman who is not afraid to talk about anything. That woman does not react impulsively, she understands without judging and doesn’t reply with “I told you.” While this type of woman can exist in his wife, not having this level of understanding may provoke a man to find someone who can fulfill another aspect of his relationship.Women adore playingMen might be looking for someone who is not afraid to be carefree and spontaneous. Marriage brings responsibility, no matter how good the marriage is. Men who feel tied down by commitment will seek a woman that likes to run from responsibility, someone who is a little childish and will indulge his habits of playing ball or video games. If this playfulness and fun attitude isn’t present in marriage, it could explain why he left.He wants an independent womanIt seems silly, but husbands often seek a woman who is independent. Though they’ve made a commitment in marriage, it’s not really what they want. They are looking for a woman who doesn’t really revolve around them or your family. It’s a bit paradoxical because that’s who you were before you got married. In essence, this type of man is chasing something he can’t ever have.He wants a happy womanMen want to make women happy. If it seems like happiness is a hopeless situation in his own marriage, he might see to make another woman happy outside of his marriage. Though you both have been happy together in the past, your relationship isn’t where he’d like it to be right now. He’s seeking to make someone else happy because he doesn’t think he can do the same for you.He is looking for something you don’t haveRecently, a friend told me: “I love feminine women.” It’s a selfish choice to think that your wife — the woman you are committed to — isn’t “what I want,” but it happens. It’s a shallow reason to cheat on your wife, but some men rationalize that they want to be with someone younger or with someone that is different from you.He hates tearsMy personal conclusion is that some men cheat on their wives because they hate feeling guilty or responsible for our pain and suffering. It seems easier to choose to do something so wrong, so they no longer are responsible for making things all better again. It’s a selfish way out of a situation, but it does give an escape: an escape that usually results in divorce.These reasons are hard to read, but they could give a glimpse into why this happened. Learn the ways you and your husband are different. Talk about things in depth; don’t ignore hurt feelings, complaints, or praise. Remember, it’s the lasting behaviors that create understanding and love…things that will hopefully prevent infidelity from every happening in your marriage. Tweetcenter_img 857 Views   one comment Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more

No qualms over Ighalo’s return to Eagles declares Osimhen

first_img When asked if the former Watford forward would not be a threat in the striking position if he eventually returns to the national team set up, Osimhen said, “Ighalo is welcome (to the national team). He did so well for us in AFCON and of course in the qualifiers. Victor Osimhen celebrates with compatriot Odion Ighalo following his move to Manchester United He is welcome anytime. Whether I am on the bench or I’m starting, it will be very good for me to try and watch him play and try to help the team also. He is welcome anytime, for me to be on the bench or playing, I have no problem with that. Read AlsoFinally Cyriel  Dessers gets Eagles call up as Rohr names 24 for S/Leone While reacting to Sunday’s victory, Osimhen said, “For me, it is important we get  that three points. So we have to keep hope for the Champions League spot and of course coming here to win is not an easy one because they have a very good and organized team. We gave our all and the win is most important.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Lille forward, Victor Osimhen has said that he would be delighted to see Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo return to Super Eagles. Since becoming the first Nigerian to feature for the English side after joining on loan from Chinese Super League Club Shanghai on deadline day, football fans in his native country are buzzing for the 31-year-old to come out of retirement ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. Ighalo announced his international retirement after helping Nigeria claim a bronze medal at the AFCON 2019 in Egypt where he emerge the tournament’s top scorer with five goals. Speaking with OJBSPORTS after helping his team to a 1-0 victory over FC Nantes in Sunday’s Ligue 1 encounter at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Osimhen however said Ighalo is an inspiration and he would be glad to lenrn from him. “Ighalo is a very big inspiration person, not just for Nigeria but the world football. For me, I draw some inspiration from him and try to learn from his game also. For me to see him and to have his jersey is one thing I would really cherished forever and I’m really happy he is a brother to me and we are very close.”Advertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?last_img read more

‘Robbery attempt’ in La Paz gas station foiled

first_imgILOILO City – Four men attempted torob a gasoline station in Barangay Baldoza, La Paz district. Police officers responded in the area after four unidentified men attempted to rob a gasoline station in Barangay Baldoza, La Paz, Iloilo City on Thursday night. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN The attempt, however, failed after thesuspects saw two motorcycles passing the area on Thursday night, a policereport showed. Officers of the La Paz police stationhave yet to identify the suspects./PNcenter_img The robbers then rushed and run awaytowards Barangay Loboc in Lapuz district. Police said the unidentified suspectspanicked when the gas station’s pump boy shouted for help. last_img

Madison-Milton Bridge Ceremony Set For Oct. 1

first_imgGovernor’s from both Indiana and Kentucky will attend the bridge dedication ceremony.MADISON, Ind. – The dedication ceremony for the new Madison-Milton Bridge will be held October 1.The $103 million bridge connects Madison, Indiana to Milton, Kentucky via U.S. 421.Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will be in attendance for the ceremony along with municipal leaders.Earlier this year, the bridge was moved from temporary piers to a permanent location.The historic bridge was replaced with a method called superstructure replacement, which involves building a new steel truss atop existing piers.The bridge was reopened to traffic April 17.last_img

Rodgers focused for United clash

first_img “We know it’s going to be a difficult game because of the level of opponent but we’ll go in with the same aggression and confidence that we can cause problems for any opponent. “At the minute we have great confidence and over the course of the season the biggest thing we have is belief.” Where Liverpool have the advantage over United, who are 11 points behind, is in their attacking options. Rodgers can call on the top-flight’s two best strikers on current form in Luis Suarez (24 league goals) and Daniel Sturridge (21) while behind them the likes of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho are becoming increasingly important cogs in the set up. Sturridge is on a run of 12 goals in as many matches for club and country and Rodgers believes the 24-year-old is starting to mature into the striker he showed the potential of being at former clubs Manchester City and Chelsea. “He’s humble, but he’s also full of belief and confidence, which the best players have,” he said. “He’s a very mature young guy and he’s come into this club, scored the goals that he has as well as shown world-class traits. “He has been at two very good clubs before and it hadn’t quite worked out for him but when you come to Liverpool there are not many bigger. “Had it not worked out (at Anfield) it probably would’ve been difficult for him. “I told him when he came in that our aim over the next three years was to help him develop into a world-class player. “He’s got all the abilities and he must just continue showing them on the field. “He just needed a platform to develop and he’s made great strides since he’s been here,” the manager added. “At 24, he still has a lot more development and he’s focused on being the best he can be.” Suarez will debut a revolutionary pair of knitted boots at Old Trafford but Rodgers has no concerns about the change of equipment. “If he scores goals in them it doesn’t matter. As long as they get the job done,” he added. Press Association The Reds’ last won at Old Trafford in 2009, which was the last time they genuinely contended for the Premier League but ultimately finished four points behind their arch-rivals. Their title drought is into its 24th year now and while Rodgers insists his side remain outsiders he does not want to start drawing comparisons with other teams who have either won, or come close, to lifting the championship. “The performance back in 2009 (a 4-1 victory) was a terrific one, but it’s a different group of players, different mentality and different managers,” he said. “We will go into the game with the belief we can win – and that will be no different. Nothing will move us from that. We’ll be ready for it.” A win on Sunday would take Liverpool beyond their points total for the whole of last season (61) but having got within touching distance of a shot at the title, that will not be sufficient. They have registered just 15 league wins at Old Trafford in 80 visits over 118 years and the last time they finished above United in the table was in 2001-02. But if they are to keep in touch with Chelsea, who began the weekend seven points ahead having played one match more, they must return with three points. “It’ll be another marker for us. We’ve had a number of those statistics this year,” said Rodgers. “We hadn’t won away at Tottenham for quite a while and we performed there. “We hadn’t won at Southampton, which is a real tough away game, for 11 years and we won there – we’ll take the very same approach going into this game. Manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to focus on the future and avoid comparisons with the teams of Liverpool’s past as they head to Manchester United looking to maintain a title challenge. last_img read more

No panic for Newcastle

first_img However, Press Association Sport understands that managing director Lee Charnley, who along with chief scout Graham Carr has been handed the responsibility of identifying Pardew’s replacement by owner Mike Ashley, will not be rushed as he attempts to get the right man. Charnley has held talks with a series of potential candidates, but sources on Tyneside insisted on Monday that no appointment is imminent despite Carver’s plea and the increasing impatience of fans who fear the club’s season is drifting. Club insiders are adamant that they will do their homework before making a formal offer, although their hands could be tied to an extent with several of the leading candidates currently in work. Former Lyon boss Remi Garde, one of those to have spoken to Newcastle, has indicated he would rather take over during the summer should he be the successful applicant, while the likes of St-Etienne’s Christophe Galtier, Ajax counterpart Frank de Boer, Derby manager Steve McClaren and ex-Mainz chief Thomas Tuchel have distanced themselves from the post because of the existing contractual arrangements. As a result, there is a growing feeling that Newcastle may have to wait to get their man, and that could yet mean a short-term arrangement with Carver having been touted as a stop-gap solution to the problem. The 50-year-old and his players flew out to Dubai on Sunday for a few days of warm weather training, a trip which was planned long before an FA Cup fourth round defeat at Leicester meant they have no fixture this weekend. As a result, the current plan is to train back on Tyneside on Saturday morning and then start the process of preparing for the resumption of league action at struggling Hull on January 31, a fixture which could prove hugely significant for both clubs whether or not Pardew’s successor is in place by then. Newcastle won the corresponding fixture last season 4-1, although the game is remembered more for their then manager’s head-butt on Tigers midfielder David Meyler, and a repeat this time around would go some of the way towards steadying a ship which has rather slipped its moorings in recent weeks. Caretaker boss John Carver urged the club to make an appointment – he has asked to be considered for the vacancy himself – in the wake of Saturday’s evening’s 2-1 home defeat by Southampton with a fortnight having passed since Alan Pardew’s exit for Crystal Palace. The Magpies have won none of the four games they have played under Carver and have taken just a single Barclays Premier League point from the nine they have contested during that period to slip out of the top half of the table. Newcastle will not panic as they continue their search for a new head coach.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

‘We’ve got some weary boys’ – Langer on Australia’s packed schedule

first_imgBy Alex MalcolmCOACH Justin Langer says there is no opportunity to rest his weary senior players with each series as important as the next as Australia continue to search for their best T20I and ODI combinations.Australia travelled home from South Africa on Sunday after being trounced 3-0 in the ODI series. They did win the preceding T20I series 2-1.But there is no chance to rest as they head straight to Sydney for a three-game ODI series against New Zealand which ends in Hobart on March 20, followed by a three-match T20I series in New Zealand starting on March 24 in Dunedin.The majority of Australia’s senior players, with the exception of Mitchell Starc, will then head to India for the IPL.Langer conceded his senior men who play all three forms for Australia, including Steven Smith, David Warner, Pat Cummins and Starc are feeling the pinch.“The truth is we’ve got some weary boys at the moment, particularly our senior players,” Langer said after the third ODI in Potchefstroom.“They play so much cricket! When you think about what they’ve done since we started the World Cup, they went straight from the IPL, which is almost a year ago, straight to the World Cup, straight to the Ashes, straight to what has been a golden summer for us until probably these last three one-dayers. We’ve got some weary boys. We know we’ve got six more games to play and then they’ve got to go again.”Australia rested Cummins and Starc from the third ODI after the series had already been lost in South Africa. Starc was given leave to head home early to watch his wife Alyssa Healy play in the Women’s T20 World Cup final in Melbourne.But both are preparing to play in Friday’s first ODI against New Zealand at the SCG. Langer said there is currently no room in the schedule to pick and choose when players rest.“The challenge is: which series is less important,” Langer said, “because South Africa here is a really important series. Coming back after (what happened) two years ago, that was a really important series for us. And I’ve got to say it’s been a great series or a great time here both in the hospitality and the way we’ve been treated; the way everyone has looked after us has been brilliant. So that’s an important series.“Then we play New Zealand who made the World Cup final. They’re a very good team and great rivals so that becomes a pretty important series.The T20s we’re pushing for the World Cup, so that’s a pretty important series. So there are not too many now in international cricket where you think maybe we can take the foot off it, because as soon as you do, you get beaten, like we have today and it’s a terrible feeling being beaten.”Australia were beaten comprehensively in the ODI series, failing to make more than 271 in any of the three games. They have now lost seven of their last eight ODIs dating back to the final pool game in the 2019 World Cup against South Africa at Old Trafford. South Africa have also beaten Australia in six of the last seven ODI meetings since Langer took over as coach in 2018, and 11 of the last 12 dating back to September 2016.“The truth is we’ve got a bit of an eye to the T20 World Cup. Obviously, we’ve got two (T20 World Cups) in a row,” Langer said. “We’ve still got another four years until the next one-day World Cup. That said, we haven’t played good enough cricket.“It’s very disappointing. South Africa, it reminded me a bit of great German soccer teams, they’re so disciplined, they’re so fit, and their processes are just so disciplined all the time. They’ve got the better of us in one-day cricket so far, for some time now, and we respect how they play their one-day cricket and they were too good for us this last three.“We’ve got to work out. I think England are showing their cards a bit about how they’re playing their one-day cricket with a bigger picture view. So, we’ll have those discussions in the next few weeks.“We’ve probably learned lessons from that in the past as well when the guys are playing all three forms, and playing IPL, how we keep them really sharp. We know how brilliant cricketers they are, but even the best of the best, staying 100% sharp all the time is really hard to do. They’re mentally tough guys but it’s a real challenge for us.”Australia have selected the same squad for the series against New Zealand with the exception of Jhye Richardson, who has been released to play the Sheffield Shield for Western Australia.Gillette ODI series against New ZealandFirst ODI: March 13 at SCG. 14:30hrs AEDT, Fox Cricket & KayoSecond ODI: March 15 at SCG. 10:30hrs AEDT, Fox Cricket & KayoThird ODI: March 20 at Blundstone Arena. 14.:30hrs AEDT, Fox Cricket & Kayo.last_img read more

Julius Yego Leads Last Batch of Athletes into Asaba

first_imgThe last set of expected athletes at the African Championships all arrived in Asaba ahead of yesterday’s Opening Ceremony.Leading in the last set of athletes to the Delta State capital was former World Champion in the Javelin event, Julius Yego.According to Olukayode Thomas, Head of Media and Publicity for the African Championships, Yego who came in with Team Kenya said they were happy to finally be on the in Asaba to compete with the rest of the continent. While admitting that the past days have been hectic for Team Kenya and some few other countries, Yego who is one of the top names at this year’s championship said they would have to catch their breath fast and get ready for action.Despite the glitches in their travel schedule, Team Kenya remains resolute in their plan to conquer the continent in Asaba.Speaking on arrival at the Asaba Airport, the Leader for Team, Peter Mutai said they have gotten behind them their delayed travel to Asaba and are now focus on winning as many medals as possible.“We are glad we are here now, as I said when we came for the DRM meeting we are coming to win as many medals as possible. Despite the hiccups here and there which of course it happens; especially with the number of people coming into Nigeria at the same time we are still focused on taking all the medals. This is a big team from Kenya, with almost 65 athletes and we are focused on what we came here to do,” Mutai stated.Aside from Team Kenya, the remaining batches of athletes from Egypt, Cameroon, Sierra Leone, South Sudan among others all arrived yesterday before the opening ceremony.The Asaba 2018 is a record-breaking event as 52 countries are on parade for the next five days in the newly-completed Stephen Keshi Stadium.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Cross: An unexpected goodbye

first_imgThis is not an article I believed I would have to write, at least not at this point in my college career. I am leaving The Badger Herald, and this is my goodbye and thank you for everything, from start to finish.The reasons for my departure are complicated, but boil down to a new beginning in the Wisconsin Athletic Department as a reporter, which will prevent me from continuing on at the Herald. I wouldn’t feel comfortable writing a piece like this if I didn’t know that my dream position is waiting for me next semester and that this paper was the biggest reason for getting me there.When I first walked into the Herald offices at as a bright-eyed freshman, I sat down on a couch in front of my future bosses and mentors, Chris Bumbaca, Eric Goldsobel and Nick Brazzoni as they opened a package. Inside that package was a signed football from the ESPN “College Gameday” crew, and I knew right then and there that I wanted to do whatever it was these guys were doing on a daily basis.I started as a men’s soccer beat reporter and experienced what it was like to write for a team that didn’t seem to win home games, especially when wind chill didn’t reach more than 10 F, and I couldn’t figure out the bus system. Despite the struggles, the enjoyment I felt from writing about that team and publishing stories for a probable audience of three people convinced me I was doing something right or losing my mind.I went on to men’s hockey in the winter, football in the spring and was thrown into an editor position I had no proper training for, or was probably right for, the third week back on campus this year. That first month, the phrase “learning curve” took on a whole new meaning to me.Just by saying yes to an editor position, I suddenly had six articles to publish, two meetings, one print issue and my own personal beat to cover weekly.Through it all, however, my own personal friend and superior editor David Hayes, alongside the unending wisdom of Bumbaca, got me through probably the toughest adjustment of my college career. I got to visit The Big House for a game against Michigan, step on the field of The Camp during an Ohio State game overtime and watch in agony as the Badgers fell in Indianapolis.The experiences I have had over this short two year period are some of the most amazing moments of my life, but don’t even compare to the relationships I have had with my colleagues and friends along the way. I still have my credential tags from Lucas Oil Stadium, and I still scroll through pictures of the memories I will never forget, but the relationships I built are what will truly be carried with me as I move on to the next chapter.From the editors I mentioned, to the amazing writers I had, to every other staff member that helped me along the way, the Herald has pushed me to become a professional and a journalist, in every sense of the words. Two years ago, I would have never believed the skills I would develop in the second floor office of an otherwise abandoned restaurant complex would be second to none, but nothing is closer to the truth.I understand my words won’t, and shouldn’t, mean as much as Bumbaca’s or Nolan Beilstein’s, but I hope those who read this know how much I truly loved working at this paper. I got the opportunity, as an underclassman, to experience sights that my 8-year-old self, watching SportsCenter every day before school, wouldn’t believe.I am now working in the Athletic Department of my dream school, something my soon-to-be 21-year-old self still can’t even believe. That dream, however, comes at a price: leaving a job that has given me nothing but joy two years too short.Thank you to everyone who read my articles and supported my work. The positive feedback I have received over what seems like a long, but not long enough, two years is overwhelming.I hope those who make it this far, especially at the Herald, know that I put just about everything I had into this paper, from Day 1 to today. I didn’t finish what I had originally set out to, but I started something that I never intend to finish: becoming the best journalist I can be and representing the Herald along the way.last_img read more