Hyundai Samho Boosts Orderbook with 5 New Ships

first_imgHyundai Samho recorded sales of KRW 1.6 trillion in H1 2019, a decrease of 35 percent from the corresponding period last year. However, the shipbuilding unit has seen its operating profit rise, according to Yonhap. South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, part of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), has received orders for the construction of five vessels.The orders include two liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers and three petrochemical carriers, Hyundai Samho said in separate stock exchange filings on August 26.The first contract, worth KRW 197.3 billion (USD 162.6 million), has been awarded by an undisclosed Asian shipowner. The 90,000 cbm petrochemical LPG pair is expected to be delivered by November 8, 2021.The second order, which amounts to KRW 210.5 billion (USD 173.5 million), was placed by another unnamed Asian shipowner. The three 115,000 dwt PC vessels are scheduled for delivery by September 9, 2021. World Maritime News StaffRelated:Hyundai Samho to Build LNG-Powered Bulker Pair for H-LineHyundai Samho Bags Order for Crude Carrier Pairlast_img read more

TGS finalizes Russian Sea of Okhotsk 2D survey reprocessing

first_imgThis reprocessing project is the second phase of a mission to provide greater offshore coverage of the region, following TGS’ original 2D Phase 1 Clari-Fi broadband reprocessing of 18,970 square kilometres in 2019. TGS has completed the reprocessing of a 21,631 square kilometres 2D seismic survey offshore Sakhalin Island, in the Russian Sea of Okhotsk. The reprocessing has been undertaken with the support of TGS’ Russian partner, DMNG. Following completion of the project, first data has been sent out to pre-funding customers and is now available to all industry customers. “Offshore Russia has long been an important region for TGS and the completion of the second phase of processing in the Sea of Okhotsk further strengthens our library of data here. There have been a number of significant discoveries of both oil and gas in recent years and our seismic data will be a core tool for explorers as they seek to further develop offshore hydrocarbon resources in the area in the years to come.” Kristian Johansen, CEO at TGS.last_img read more

Motive Offshore marks fabrication unit boost

first_img Business & Finance The further development of the fabrication division has seen vessel work scopes become a regular feature. Motive adds new Rentals Division manager “Our motto is “Back-Deck and Beyond” and the development of our Fabrication division provides succinct illustration of that confidence we – and our clients – have in our highly transferable skillset.” Categories: The shift in gear has been overseen by Colin Forsyth, Motive Fabrication general manager, who joined in August 2018. Forsyth comments:“With a highly experienced back-deck fabrication workforce already in place, it was clear that we could offer a turnkey fabrication service, which includes not only the production of assets, but also the associated installation, modification and maintenance. He believes the introduction of a holistic fabrication service is responsible for contracts boost in the offshore O&G and renewables. center_img Subsea assets specialist Motive Offshore has increased turnover by 115 per cent in 18 months, boosted by its fabrication services. Posted: 5 months ago This includes Peterhead, Aberdeen, Montrose and Blyth in Northumberland. James Gregg, Motive Offshore COO added: “Motive Fabrication has matured into a different beast over the past two years; its success is based on an innate confidence in the services we provide. The company expanded its Aberdeenshire HQ fabrication activity and also rolled out across a number of key UK ports. Posted: 5 months agolast_img read more

TechnipFMC nets Mero 2 subsea EPCI in Brazil

first_imgTechnipFMC has secured a large contract for Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) from Petrobras, the leader and operator of the Libra Consortium, for the pre-salt Mero field, located in the Santos Basin in Brazil. Arnaud Pieton, president Subsea at TechnipFMC, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded another EPCI contract by the Libra Consortium, which reinforces the long-standing relationship between Petrobras and TechnipFMC. By executing and delivering this new flagship project, we are looking forward to supporting Petrobras’s ambition in the pre-salt region and contributing to the development of Brazil.” It also comprises the installation and pre-commissioning of service flexible lines and steel tube umbilicals, as well as towing and hook up of the FPSO. The contract covers engineering, procurement, construction, installation and pre-commissioning of the infield rigid riser and flowlines for production, including the water alternate gas wells.center_img The offshore campaign is scheduled to start in 2022. Libra Consortium consists of Petrobras, Shell Brasil, Total, CNPC, CNOOC and Pré-sal Petróleo SA (PPSA).last_img read more

Should same-sex marriage become legal in New Zealand?

first_imgMassive Magazine (The Voice of Massey University Students) 17 Feb 2012The state has no authority to reinvent marriage Bob McCoskrie – National Director, Family First NZThe state did not invent marriage. It has no authority to re-invent it. Marriage is not a state invention. It is instructed by nature, reinforced by religion and normally protected by the state. Marriage is a universal and natural social practice.  Every culture has had some institution that resembles what we know as marriage associated with procreation. Every society needs marriage. Marriage is the only institution we have that creates an area of social reality independent of state control. The legalisation of same-sex marriage would turn the most intimate of human relationships into a legal and political construct.People should be allowed to love and decide for themselves Jimmy Jansen – Uni-Q Wellington“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination” (Leviticus, 18:22).Thank God the Old Testament is not legally binding. Homosexuality, despite being a mortal sin, is not a demonic manifestation of personal corruption or parental negligence, but a naturally occurring sexual preference expressed through sex and character. In a contemporary world, marriage, though laced in moral, religious and legal implications (ask any divorcee), is an expression of love. Gay marriage is no different and should not only be legalised, but celebrated. read more

Sex education plea: Parents urged to teach their children 16 August 2012PARENTS are being urged to play a bigger role in educating their children about sex after the country’s largest health board said schools had “failed” in their attempts to limit the number of teenage pregnancies. A new campaign has been launched by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to encourage parents to talk to their children from a young age about puberty, relationships and sexual health.It came as the health board’s senior health improvement officer, Jo Zinger, said sex education in schools had not done enough to tackle the problem of teenage pregnancies.“Schools have failed so far in terms of educating young people on these issues and teenage pregnancies have gone through the roof,” she said.“I don’t think it’s solely their fault and schools will still have a role to play, but this campaign is about helping parents to ensure they offer the right guidance to their children at the right time.” read more

How the father-daughter bond affects sexual behaviour

first_imgYahoo NZ 21 June 2013Being daddy’s girl is more that just a special and treasured bond – it could mean girls are less likely to display risky sexual behaviour later in life.According to a new study conducted by researchers from Texan Christian University, daughters who lack a father figure are more likely to be sexually promiscuous.The researchers quizzed 64 female students about their father-daughter bond and asked them to answer questions on sex and condom frequency.Girls who had an unstable or non-existant relationship with their fathers were more likely to lose their virginity at an earlier age and display risky sexual behavoiurs.Those whose fathers were absent during their childhood also showed more sexually permissive attitudes on the questionnaire. For instance they were more likely to agree that ‘sex without love is OK’. read more

“Dear Brittany Maynard, I Feel You, Cancer is Tough.”

first_imgA message from experienced UK cancer patient Marcel Schreur to Brittany Maynard who struggled with this devastating disease. Marcel is deemed by Specialists as a medical phenomenon. LIBá captured his deeply moving story to help inspire Brittany and others in similar situations to keep on fighting and to appreciate the beauty of life. Even in the darkest of times. Find out more by visiting: www.liba.colast_img

Government committee: let people choose gender

first_imgStuff 18 August 2017A transgender boy is among those celebrating a win for people whose gender does not align with the sex they were assigned at birth.A Government committee has ruled on the side of gender diversity, saying people should to be able to choose their own gender.Currently those wanting to change their sex on their birth certificate have to go through a potentially costly court process, and prove they have had medical treatment or gender reassignment surgery.The Human Rights Commission and other social advocates say this is discriminatory, and have been arguing for a change for more than a decade.This week, the Government Administration Committee recommended Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne commission a review of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Act with a view to changing it.This would mean anyone can change the sex details on their birth certificate based on “self-identification” and by filling out a sex declaration form through Internal Affairs.READ MORE: SELECT COMMITTEE REPORT read more

Drug-affected driver apologises to crash victims’ families for killing two people

first_imgStuff 29 August 2019Family First Comment: “Woolley was found with cannabis and a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and drug tests confirmed both substances in his system.”But weed never killed anyone eh.#saynopetodope#VoteNOA man who caused a double fatal crash while on a cocktail of drugs has apologised to his victims’ families.Anaru Freedom Woolley, 27, has pleaded guilty to causing the deaths of Kevin Hanks, 40, and Macauley Arnott, 13, when he collided with their vehicle at an intersection on State Highway 2, near the Tui brewery in Mangatainoka, on April 4.Hanks’ two sons, Koben​ and Kasen​, were passengers in the Northern Wairarapa crash. Koben, 13, suffered a head injury and was in an induced coma in Auckland’s Starship children’s hospital, while Kasen, 15, suffered minor injuries.In the Palmerston North District Court on Thursday, defence lawyer Steve Winter apologised for the “irreplaceable” losses his client had caused.“Mr Woolley has specifically asked me to do that,” he told the group of about 15 family members.“He is very sorry at the loss he has caused your family.”A forestry worker from Dannevirke, Woolley was found with cannabis and a pipe for smoking methamphetamine, and drug tests confirmed both substances in his system.READ MORE: read more