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Baker Hughes wins LNG equipment order for North Field East project

first_img Baker Hughes wins LNG equipment order for North Field East project. (Credit: wasi1370 from Pixabay.) US-based oil field services company Baker Hughes has secured a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) turbomachinery supply order from Qatar Petroleum, a state owned petroleum company, for the North Field East (NFE) project.The North Field, which is claimed to be the world’s biggest single non-associated natural gas field, lies offshore north-east Qatar peninsula.The NFE is the initial phase of the North Field LNG Expansion project that was announced in 2017, and the project will increase the LNG production capacity in the country to 110 million tonnes per year (Mtpa) from 77Mtpa.Under the contract, the company will be responsible for the supply of multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for the project, which is being operated by Qatargas.The contract is said to be the part of four LNG “mega trains” which represents an additional 33Mtpa of capacity.The North Field East project comprises latest compression technologyBaker Hughes said that each MRC train features three Frame 9E DLN Ultra Low NOx gas turbines and six centrifugal compressors across four LNG “mega trains” that will supply 12 gas turbines to drive 24 centrifugal compressors.The company will pack, manufacture and test the gas turbine/compressor trains at its facilities in Florence and Massa, Italy.The NFE project comprises latest compression technology which can reduce 60,000 tonnes of CO2 per train a year without any reduction in LNG production.The expansion project is expected to produce first gas by the end of 2025.The phase-2 of the North Field LNG Expansion Project is the North Field South project (NFS) that is expected to increase the country’s LNG production capacity to 126 MTPA from 110 MTPA.Recently, Baker Hughes has agreed to divest its surface pressure control flow (SPC Flow) business unit to Pelican Energy Partners, a private equity fund. The company will be responsible for the supply of multiple main refrigerant compressors (MRCs) for the project last_img read more

State Auditor Crouch Announces Launch of 21st Century Government Transparency Tour

first_imgState Auditor Crouch Announces Launch of 21st Century Government Transparency TourState Auditor Suzanne Crouch will hold a press conference in Evansville to announce the launch of the 21st Century Government Transparency tour which will seek the public’s input and participation on ways the Auditor’s office can improve Indiana’s Transparency Portal.What: Press conference announcing 21st Century Government Transparency TourWhen: Wednesday, February 10 at 12:30 p.m. CTWhere: Southwest Indiana Chamber – 4th Floor Lobby318 Main Street, Suite 401Evansville, IN 47708FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Your say: letter

first_imgI must respond to your News Insight item ’Crunch time for training’ (27 June), to address what seems to be a lack of understanding regarding the important and entirely positive developments currently underway in bakery training in the UK.You say that “a storm is brewing at the heart of bakery training”, when in fact there has never been a better period of collaboration among stakeholders in all parts of the sector, who are working together to find innovative and workable ways of improving skills. And to say there is seen to be “a growing gap between the theoretical needs of the industry and practical hands-on experience that courses need to give their students” simply scrambles the issue.Over the last two years, the problem that employers and training providers have been working in partnership to try to resolve is that there was a growing gap between the actual (not theoretical) needs of the industry and the often-irrelevant experience (whether theoretical or practical) that some courses gave to their students. For this reason, after much research and widespread consultation, the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in food manufacture have been reformed to make them much more respondent to demonstrating competence in the workplace. Consultation has been open to all with an interest in skills, and opportunities to get involved, either by simply responding to drafts online or by becoming a member of a consultative group, and this has been widely promoted.In addition, a range of new Vocationally Related Qualifications (VRQs) have been introduced. These are primarily for young people looking for a relevant course of study before seeking their first job, and for those of any age who want to develop their careers by acquiring knowledge and skills that are complementary to, or add value to their existing jobs. NVQs and VRQs are different qualifications to meet different needs. Neither is on the way out.As with all such developments, there is an onus on training providers at all levels to progress their own professional development by getting involved in open consultation processes and keeping abreast of completed changes, studying them, and getting to grips with the best way of implementing them. This is a necessary challenge for trainers if we are to improve skills in food and drink manufacturing.Funding for courses is a perennial problem, but this is an issue for training providers to resolve with the Learning and Skills Council. The sector skills council is responsible for strategic skills planning, not funding for courses.One of my senior colleagues offered to attend the bakery lecturers and trainers forum in Sheffield, referred to in your report, to answer questions, but the offer was not taken up. I hope Improve will be informed of the outcomes of the meeting, so I can find out if there is anything we can do to aid better understanding of the changes taking place.Jack Matthews, chief executive, Improve (the food and drink sector skills council)last_img read more

Aqueous Gears Up For Headlining Denver Show

first_imgAqueous is on a tear right now. The Buffalo-based groove-rock quartet is hot off two fiery sets at Summer Camp Music Festival, where the band debuted an Oystertune cover, “Pseudo Suicide”, and invited moe.‘s Vinnie Amico to join them during a cover of Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”. Following upcoming appearances at Disc Jam Music Festival (6/7) and Mountain Music Festival (5/31), Aqueous will shift gears to a more intimate setting, performing a headlining show at Denver’s Bluebird Theater on June 9th.Fans are eager to see Aqueous headline the Bluebird, particularly given the past year they’ve had. As previously reported,Aqueous has been taking the live music space by storm over the past year. The group has been touring nationally in support of heavyweights like Umphrey’s McGee, moe., and Papadosio, as well as playing numerous national and regional music festivals like The Peach Music Festival and Summer Camp Music Festival. They’ve certainly played shows in Colorado—like last year’s inaugural Canyon Jam at the Mishawaka Amphitheatre and a support slot during UM’s most recent New Year’s run at Denver’s Fillmore Auditorium—but Aqueous has yet to headline their very own high-profile show at one of the city’s historic venues. On June 9th, Aqueous will finally headline a Denver venue in their own right, taking over the historic Bluebird Theater. For the upcoming performance, the band will be joined by Colorado’s own Evanoff, a trio that blends analog and digital sounds to create a style they call “dream rock.”“Denver is by far one of AQ’s favorite cities to play music in; Colorado just seems to totally get it, and some of our favorite sets of the past year have gone down out there,” shared guitarist and vocalist Mike Gantzer in March. “We’re gonna go really big for this Bluebird show, and we can’t wait to rage properly with the CO fans on this one!”Tickets for Aqueous’ headlining performance at Denver’s Bluebird Theater on June 9th can be purchased here. For more information about the Bluebird Theater performance or any of Aqueous’ other upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Asian Allure aims to debunk conceptions about culture

first_imgThe Asian American Association of Notre Dame will host Asian Allure, its annual showcase celebrating Asian culture and heritage, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. in Washington Hall. This year’s show includes traditional songs, dances and a fashion show.“Asian Allure is a multicultural performance where we gather and unite all of the Asian cultural clubs together to perform different acts — whether it’s a dance or a song — that highlight unique elements about their culture,” senior and president of the Asian American Association Sid Magdaong said. Observer File Photo Students perform a dance for Asian Allure in 2014. This year’s program aims to address misconceptions about Asian culture.While there are several, more specific cultural clubs, the Asian American Association (AAA) is a conglomerate of all of these clubs. Senior Alyssa Ngo, director of the show, said Asian Allure is an opportunity for the cultural clubs to come together and celebrate Asian culture in general.“There’s a number of different clubs [within the Asian American Association],” Ngo said. “Most of the clubs, since they’re more specific to their student demographic, they do most of their own events. … A lot of the events that [the Asian American Association] usually puts on are mostly social events or events for us like a movie watch or food or things like that. So there’s not that many events that the clubs put on for not just us. … In terms of events that we put on that wider campus audience and other people can come see what AAA is about — this is it.”This year’s theme is “Behind the Curtain,” which seeks to dispel common misconceptions about Asian culture, Ngo said.“Behind the Curtain is a play on the show theme — we’re all on stage behind the curtain,” she said. “The reason why Asian Allure is called ‘Asian Allure’ is because we recognize that to a Western audience the Asian continent is kind of mysterious — it’s mystery, it’s exotic, it’s foreign — this is allure. I wanted to express the show is this demystification of Asian culture, to kind of pull back the curtain and say, ‘This is what we’re really about and here are some things that you didn’t know about Asian culture, here are some things that maybe you thought you knew but you actually didn’t.’”Ngo said Asian Allure provides members with the opportunity to share their culture with their non-Asian friends.“A lot of people really look forward to it every year,” she said. “It’s meant a lot to a lot of people as the thing to invite other friends who are outside of the [Asian] community to say, ‘This is what I do, these are my people, this is my culture.’”For many members of the Asian American Association, sharing Asian culture with the campus through Asian Allure is one of the best parts of their year, Magdaong said.“Asian Allure is one of my favorite events that our organization puts on every year,” he said. “It’s really amazing to see all these different clubs gather for two nights this week where they can just showcase these parts of their culture that are very important to them and letting the audience and the broader Notre Dame community know more about that. I just think that’s fantastic.”Tags: Asian Allure, Asian American, Asian American Association, Asian Heritage, Behind the Curtainlast_img read more

Expanding the data

first_imgBy Faith PeppersUniversity of GeorgiaMonique Leclerc is testing a theory that could turn the science of carbon measuring on its ear. If her theory proves true, it could have far-reaching implications from Wall Street to the rain forests.”For more than a decade, I’ve studied the exchange of carbon between ecosystems and the atmosphere. The approach now considered our method of choice ‘par excellence’ needs substantial rethinking,” said Leclerc, a University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences biometeorologist.”The current model of quasi-ad-hoc carbon-exchange monitoring stations limits in-depth studies,” she said, “particularly for large terrestrial ecosystems, including forests, wetlands and grasslands ecosystems that cover a large portion of the Earth’s surface.”Expanding the way data on carbon sequestering is gathered could drastically change the common carbon sequestration estimates from terrestrial ecosystems that feed into local and regional assessments, mitigation and remediation and even the basis for carbon credits traded on international markets.To improve the data collection system in the southeastern United States, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded $900,000 to Leclerc and colleagues at the Savannah River National Laboratory and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The group will harness cutting-edge technologies to generate new information about the carbon cycle. “This will give us more solid, valid data,” Leclerc said. Our lab “has an excellent existing infrastructure and sees a genuine opportunity to refine our understanding, measurement methods and protocols of data analysis associated with the magnitude of carbon uptake by terrestrial ecosystems,” she said.The data will be entered into regional models. This will enable scientists to create more accurate simulations of how the climate changes. “This also tells us how well our proposed or enacted solutions are working out,” she said.Leclerc plans to work literally day and night. She plans to test her theory on reasons behind the inadequacy of the current methods to determine the amount of gases exchanged between the surfaces (forests, agriculture, cities) and the atmosphere.”Plants don’t stop working at night,” she said. “We need to measure accurately the amount of carbon dioxide given off at night by the vegetation. Between 40 percent and 60 percent of the net carbon exchange between the forests or crops and the atmosphere happens (at night).”My greatest hope is that this project will help us get a more reliable picture of the amount of net carbon sequestered on a daily, seasonal and annual basis,” she said.Central to their project is the creation of a unique carbon flux super site at the SRNL near Augusta. Scientists agree that this area is one of the most productive regions of the U.S. and accounts for 48 percent of the carbon uptake in the country.At Leclerc’s latest site, “many towers and an excellent infrastructure, coupled with a fine group of scientists, have played in our favor,” she said. “But where these tall towers are placed is as critical as the interpretation of the data collected on them.” Leclerc is particularly interested in the coupling between atmospheric ‘rivers’ of fast-moving air hundreds of meters above the surface and how they impact and skew the interpretation of the nighttime CO2-atmosphere exchange.Researchers think that measurements at this new location add value to the international and national monitoring networks. It fills the information gap for the highly productive region of the U.S. on the net ecosystem exchange between the existing flux-monitoring stations at Duke University and sites in Florida.last_img read more

Holiday Safety

first_imgThe holiday season is a great time for families to get together to decorate and celebrate. If celebrating is a family affair, safety can be too.University of Georgia Cooperative Extension recommends delegating safety responsibilities to different family members so no one person spends has to spend the holiday season as the safety Grinch. Delegating safety roles can help spread the burden of holiday-season tasks and help everyone feel included in holiday preparations.  One person in the household should cover each of the tasks below. If you have a small household, you can double-up on assignments.Appoint a “safety captain.”This person should oversee the walkway and porches to make sure they are safe for the guests and delivery people. Job duties might include:Removing leaves, twigs or other debris from the walkways and porches.Making sure outdoor lighting along pathways and on the porch is in working order.Securing extension cords so they do not present a trip or fall hazard.Commission a “keeper of the light.”This person is in charge of the candles, decorative lighting and fireplaces. Job duties might include:Making certain no candles are burning and that decorative lights are unplugged when everyone goes to bed or leaves the house.Checking the batteries in the carbon monoxide (CO) detector or installing a CO detector if the home does not have one.Keeping the area around fireplaces free from all types of combustibles. Try to keep things at least three feet from the fireplace.Empower the “keeper of the tree.”This person is in charge of the tree. Job duties might include:Keeping the tree watered if it is a live tree.Making sure all portable heaters are at least three feet away from the tree.Monitoring electrical cords to make sure pets have not chewed on them.Picking up decorations and ornaments that fall or are knocked off the tree.For more information about keeping homes safe during the holidays, visit read more

Make cybersecurity part of your credit union’s fabric

first_imgIn today’s ever-present cyber threat environment, financial institutions are frequent targets.Credit unions continue to fall victim to a variety of cyberattacks, including malware infections, phishing scams, denial-of-service attacks, cryptojacking, and ransomware.These attacks not only cause monetary losses, they can also contribute to a loss of trust between the credit union and its members.Cybersecurity is one of the most dynamic risks for organizations to manage. And unfortunately, only 42% believe their company is effective at managing cybersecurity, according to Deloitte. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fujifilm says significantly boosts capacity for COVID-19 treatment Avigan

first_imgJapan’s Fujifilm said it has expanded manufacturing capacity to “significantly increase” production of its anti-flu drug Avigan that is being tested as a treatment for COVID-19.Fujifilm expects to increase the production of Avigan up to 100,000 treatment courses by July 2020, about 2.5 times more compared to the beginning of March when the company first began its current production run, and then to 300,000 by September, it said in a statement on Wednesday.Fujifilm is allocating additional capacity at its Fujifilm Wako Pure Chemical facility in Japan to produce the ingredients used to make Avigan. The company has also made partnerships with domestic and overseas companies for manufacturing processes and the production of raw ingredients.Fujifilm is conducting clinical trials of Avigan on patients of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in Japan and the United States.Topics :last_img read more

Marcus Rashford reacts to former Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal’s retirement news

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Mar 2019 6:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link777Shares Rashford scored four goals in his first two games for United (Picture: Getty)‘I am a pensioner now. I have no ambition to be a technical director or a TV pundit,’ Van Gaal told Dutch TV show VTBL.ADVERTISEMENT‘My wife Truus gave up her job for me 22 years ago, and followed me when I went abroad. I told her I would quit as a coach when I turned 55, but instead kept going until I was 65.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘She is entitled to have a life with me outside of football. I can say she is very happy.’While winning the FA Cup was the highlight of Van Gaal’s managerial career at United, he also gave Rashford his debut against Midtjylland in the Europa League back in February 2016.The striker scored in twice in game, contributing to the eventual 5-1 scoreline over the Danish side.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsBut more notably, the England international made his Premier League debut against Arsenal three days later and he again scored twice in a 3-2 victory.The 21-year-old took to Twitter after hearing the news, thanking the 67-year-old for giving him his debut back in 2016.Thank you for opening the door & trusting in me. Enjoy retirement boss 👌🏾— Marcus Rashford (@MarcusRashford) March 11, 2019 Van Gaal also managed Ajax and Barcelona in his career (Picture: Getty)Marcus Rashford has publicly thanked former manager Louis van Gaal following the Dutchman’s recent retirement from the sport.Van Gaal announced his retirement nearly three years after leaving his position as the manager of Manchester United.During his spell at Old Trafford, he won the FA Cup along with racking up 54 wins in 103 games in charge.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Marcus Rashford reacts to former Man Utd manager Louis van Gaal’s retirement news Rashford has scored a total of 43 goals for United so far in his career.The club’s next fixture is against Wolves in the FA Cup on March 16.MORE: Maitland-Niles hails Arsenal team spirit after victory over Man UtdWill Rashford ever win the Premier League with United?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultscenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more