13 Cove Grove / Aamer Architects

first_img 13 Cove Grove / Aamer Architects photographs:  Albert K S LimPhotographs:  Albert K S LimCivil & Structural Engineer:J S Tan & AssociatesMechanical & Electrical Engineer:Chee Choon & AssociatesQuantity Surveyor:BKG Consultants Pte LtdContractor:Huat Builders Pte LtdLandscape:Nyee Phoe Flower GardenCivil:J S Tan & AssociatesStructural Engineer:J S Tan & AssociatesCountry:SingaporeMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!First Floor PlanRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The site is narrow and long, with a small frontage to the waterfront. To maximise the view to the waterfront, Aamer designed the house to curve like a boomerang so that all the bedrooms could have views of the waterfront. The geometry also allowed a twenty-five metre lap pool to be incorporated on one side at the ground level. This lap pool continues as a water feature that wraps around the living and dining spaces.  Save this picture!© Albert K S LimAamer also designed the main spaces of the first storey to be fluid and continuous so that, upon entry, one could see the waterfront straightaway. The connection to the waterfront is further reinforced by a linear timber deck that extends from the house into the pier. The clients also felt that such a spatial articulation gives the house a sense of spacious and makes it appear to be much bigger than many other rectilinear houses on similar plots at Cove Grove, Sentosa.Save this picture!© Albert K S LimWithin the boomerang-shaped house, Aamer further introduced at least two types of variations. In terms of elevational articulation, Aamer treated the two sides of the boomerang in a contrasting manner. For the curved side that faces the street front, it was expressed in a comparatively opaque and enclosed manner in the first storey, it is a solid stone cladded wall with narrow vertical slits, and in the second storey, it is a solid plastered wall, punctuated by small horizontal slits, that peels off from the main volume of the house.  Save this picture!© Albert K S LimOn the other side, the house opens toward the waterfront in a much more transparent and open manner through glass enclosure, timber deck and balconies. Aamer also varied the spaces of the house sectionally. In the first storey, the living and dining spaces were expressed as one fluid, continuous entity surrounded by water features and landscaping, while in the second storey, the spaces are compartmented into different bedrooms with their attached bathrooms and pockets of in between spaces.  Save this picture!© Albert K S LimIn the third storey, Aamer inserted a pavilion that serves as the home office cum study for the clients, who work from home, and surrounded it with a contemplative roof garden. 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A visit with Michigan political prisoner Rev. Edward Pinkney

first_imgBy David Sole and Marcina ColeColdwater, Mich.Rev. Pinkney and Marcina Cole at the prison visitor center earlier in 2015.In rural, south central Michigan, several hours from Detroit, sits Lakeland Correctional Facility. Upon our arrival we noticed the sun reflecting brightly off the triple row of 12-feet-high razorwire, coil fencing surrounding the extensive state prison. After passing through metal detectors, pat-downs and shoe, sock and feet inspections, we entered the visiting room to the warm embrace of the Rev. Edward Pinkney.Rev. Pinkney, a leading African-American activist in Benton Harbor, Mich., was tried and convicted in late 2014 by an all-white jury for supposedly altering five dates on a recall petition against Benton Harbor’s mayor. Not one shred of evidence was presented that Pinkney committed these alleged acts.The prosecutor, Michael Sepic, could not produce one witness to say that Rev. Pinkney was the culprit. Judge Sterling R. Schrock allowed Sepic to tell the jury, “You don’t need evidence to convict Mr. Pinkney.” All the prosecutor showed the jury was that Rev. Pinkney was a speaker at press conferences and chaired meetings of his organization, BANCO (Black Autonomy Network Community Organization). That was enough for this gang of racists to convict and sentence him to 2.5 to 10 years in prison.As we sat and talked, we were amazed at Pinkney’s energy and optimism after six months behind bars. He had petitioned the authorities to be transferred to Lakeland, which is not far from his spouse Dorothy, making visits much easier. Previously he had been at Marquette prison, a 10-hour drive from his home.But Rev. Pinkney was also somber about his situation. “Lakeland has 1,400 prisoners, and I’d say 70 percent are lifers,” Pinkney told us. “Being here is serious business. Every day is a challenge. Many of these guys have been here 20, 30, 40 or more years. Today ‘life imprisonment’ means just that — they will never get out.”Helping those ‘who will never get out’In his short time among these men, Pinkney has done what he always does — organize and assist people. “I spend most mornings and afternoons in the law library helping inmates with legal research. Then a group of lifers asked me to help them better organize their group meetings, which I am doing. The Muslim prisoners invited me to speak to their Friday prayer session when they found out about my case and history of activism.”Rev. Pinkney receives many books and periodicals from supporters. Part of the work we do in the Detroit-based Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions and Utility Shutoffs and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice is fundraising for his legal appeal. We also send a monthly donation to help pay for his daily phone calls to his spouse. He often calls in to our weekly Monday evening meetings.Rev. Pinkney is a voracious reader, so we send him one or two books a month and gave him a subscription to Workers World newspaper, which the prison allows in. “I share the books and articles you send me. As soon as I am done they go hand to hand,” he said. He noted that he could use more good reading material.Pinkney’s activism and kindness have won him the respect and admiration of many of the prisoners, but not all. “I’d say that 90 percent of the prisoners here love me and 10 percent hate me. That 10 percent resent my getting so many visitors, when many of them never get a visit. They resent the many books and letters I get. They resent that I will get out of this prison sooner or later and maybe they won’t.”This small group of hostile prisoners poses a problem for Rev. Pinkney and could endanger his safety. “I try to avoid confrontations and de-escalate situations. But I don’t let them bully me. Several tense situations have arisen. Everyone here knows what goes on, and some of the Muslim brothers have taken to escorting me through the facility when I am done at the library each day. I told them I could take care of myself, but they insist,” said Pinkney. “Another danger is that my friends and supporters might take it upon themselves to physically confront those who might threaten me — and that would also drag me into a situation involving the prison authorities. So I have to chill my friends out.”Don’t sweep this injustice ‘under the rug’Rev. Pinkney was looking forward to his appeal, which is being filed soon. His hope of getting an appeal bond and going home was strong. He has high hopes that he will be released soon because there was no evidence to convict him of felony crimes. But he also knows that there is a “criminal enterprise in Berrien County” that put him in prison in the first place.The court officials, Benton Harbor Mayor James Hightower and behind them the power of the Whirlpool Corporation headquartered there will be working overtime to try to stop him from returning home. “I am asking all my supporters to get the word out in the next 30 days after the appeal is filed. Get this out to the news media so that this injustice can’t be swept under the rug and the appeals court is forced to deliver justice,” Pinkney urged.For information on how to help free this political prisoner, visit bhbanco.org.Send letters (no cards, books or objects — only letters) to Rev. Edward Pinkney #294671, Lakeland Correctional Facility, 141 First St., Coldwater, MI 49036. Send a book to Rev. Pinkney only through Schulerbooks.com using this address and his prisoner number.Order a “Free Rev. Pinkney” white T-shirt (sizes M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) for a $10 donation plus $3 shipping (proceeds go to his legal expenses) at moratorium-mi.org., or mail your order and payment to Moratorium NOW!, 5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI 48202.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Clarity sought on whether or not Donegal County Council provide funding to City of…

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleSarcoma sufferer warns lives will be at risk when specialist’ contract expiresNext articleKillybegs turned out in huge numbers to welcome back Seamus Coleman admin 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – June 28, 2016 WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Clarity sought on whether or not Donegal County Council provide funding to City of Derry Airportcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Homepage BannerNews Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter A Derry and Strabane Councillor is seeking clarity on whether or not Donegal County Council provides funding to the City of Derry Airport.Cllr. Patsy Kelly has called for a report on the matter to be brought before the committee in the coming months.He says if the findings into the report suggest Donegal County Council and other councils in the north do not contribute then funding should be sought from the areas that use the airport:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/patsy530.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

New ‘Wild Atlantic Way loop’ to Glenveagh being explored

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook New ‘Wild Atlantic Way loop’ to Glenveagh being explored RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The idea of a ‘Wild Atlantic Way loop’ to Glenveagh National Park via New Mills, Churchill and Gartan is being considered by Donegal County Council. The authority say that such a loop would be a significant additional tourism attraction in the area.Cllr. James Pat McDaid moved the motion and says there are many pockets left out of the Wild Atlantic Way, and this could have huge benefits.He stressed this idea came from the local community, which believes it has major potential:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/jamedfdfdfdfspatloop.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Google+ Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 center_img WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter By News Highland – July 11, 2018 Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleShots fired at police in Derry overnightNext articleFinn Harps get €304,000 grant towards new stadium News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Single mom wins $153K in child support 50 years after divorce

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) —  A California woman was finally awarded child support 50 years after her ex-husband moved to Canada without making any of the court-ordered payments.Toni Anderson, 74, said she raised her 3-year-old daughter on her own after Donald Lenhart moved in the early 1970s when the couple got divorced. Lenhart is now back in the U.S. and lives in Oregon.“He made the first payment, $160,” Anderson told Good Morning America. “I was so excited, I will never forget. I deposited in my account and it bounced.”Anderson said for 49 years, her husband failed to make monthly child support payments, including $210 per month for a period of 30 months and thereafter child support payments of $160 per month until the child reached the age of 21.“I struggled a lot,” Anderson said. “I lived from paycheck to paycheck and I had to take a couple jobs, and it was a detriment to my daughter because I really wasn’t there for her.”Anderson’s daughter Lane Lenhart, 52, told GMA, “It was a challenge for me because mom was always working, always had to support us so she was never around. That was hard.”Anderson said in February, she woke up in the middle of the night and realized there’s no statute of limitations on child support in California. Anderson dug up old court papers and notified her ex-husband.According to the lawsuit, Lenhart owed $153,090, which includes back child support with interest and attorney fees.Lenhart said in a statement to GMA through his attorney, “I was glad to pay Ms. Anderson the child support that was owed and I wish her only the best in the future. We had an informal agreement that I was operating off of after our divorce, but when Ms. Anderson filed her motion in 2018 to collect the $35,000 in principal plus interest, I hired a private investigator to locate her so I could offer her payment. I am pleased we were able to reach an agreement.”The statute of limitations law for child support debt vary widely from state to state. In some cases, a parent has 10 years to file a complaint. In other states — like California, where Anderson lives — there’s no deadline.“Hopefully it will motivate individuals who owe the child support to come forward and pay that child support so they’re not hauled in court,” said Areva Martin, an attorney who’s not affiliated with Anderson and Lenhart’s case.Lenhart paid Anderson, who said she wants other single parents to know their rights and that there might be an opportunity to collect unpaid child support at any time.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Document debate airs OH opinion

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Document debate airs OH opinionOn 1 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Occupational nursing within the Government’s public health agenda was thesubject of a day-long workshop in Birmingham last month. Led by prominent members of the profession, the debate focused on thestrategy document Making a Difference published last summer and looked at howthe occupational health profession could contribute to putting public healthpolicy into action. “Occupational health nurses were given a golden opportunity to voicetheir views and opinions in relation to practice, education and futurestrategy,” said the English National Board’s Jan Maw. A follow-up forum has been arranged for 20 January, at which the workshopfacilitators – the ENB, SOHN and AOHNP – will meet with the Department ofHealth to discuss further strategy developments. last_img read more

It’s not the winning…

first_img Comments are closed. It’s not the winning…On 1 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article The National Training Awards have been given a new lease of life.  Elaine Essery finds out why taking part isstill worth the effortThe awards merry-go-round is at full pelt. Just as the euphoria of the 2001National Training Awards (NTAs) has died down, so the entry machine is gearingup again with only two months until the 2002 entries have to be submitted. Sois all the hard work that goes into entering for a training award worth it? ‘Yes’ is the unanimous response from the recently-announced winners of the2001 NTAs. Gaining accolades brings a number of benefits: raised profile,heightened employee motivation, a boost for recruitment, validation of trainingpractices, enhanced status for the training department, and the impetus todrive standards up even higher. But win or not, it is the good old Britishspirit of taking part that is important, according to the entrants. Jaguar Cars submitted three entries for an NTA. Two narrowly missed thefinal and one came up trumps. Education and training manager at the carmaker’sHalewood plant Phil Round says “We’re proud of winning, but we didn’tenter to win, we entered to benchmark ourselves against what training is beingdone out there. We may be a very big, prestige motor manufacturer with a brandname, but the important thing is to show we can subject ourselves to therigours of evaluation like everybody else.” The feedback the company received has helped it make improvements for thefuture. “We know where we are and how we can improve. We already have oneproject that we’re probably going to submit for 2002. It’s all aboutbenchmarking. If you’re going to become best in class you’ve got to know whatthe opposition is up to and when you’re best in class you’ve got to stay therebecause the opposition is going to want to catch up.” Benchmarking is a key benefit for TNT Express Services, an NTA winner in2000 and 2001. Group training and development manager Ruth James believes TNT’straining is in a league of its own within the transport sector and is keen tobenchmark performance against other industries. “NTAs assess you outsideyour sector and to win one is a big accolade,” she says. Ian Lawson, director of training and development at office supplies companyLyreco UK, agrees. His company won Training Magazine’s own annual competition –the TD awards – in 2001 and later that year collected an NTA. “We’d pickedup training awards in our own sector but then to step outside your industry anddo it in a much bigger pool with the TD awards and NTAs gives a lot of satisfaction.”Training awards are something new to TD2001 runners-up, Sheffield CityCouncil (SCC). It is unusual for local authorities to get involved and oftendifficult for them to measure the benefits of training, so making a goodshowing against the private sector and big companies was heartening for thecouncil. “The achievement validated and supported what we were doing and made usfeel we had a springboard for further development,” says head of training,Barbara Duckworth, who thinks more public bodies should enter. Entering thecompetition was also a means of looking at best practice and learning fromothers. What has grown out of it is that Lyreco, SCC and fellow runners-up,high-street bank Abbey National, met to explore ways they can share bestpractice. “We’re all joining the Industrial Society’s learning anddevelopment network and use that as a place to exchange ideas,” Duckworthexplains. Success in training awards can enhance the standing of both trainingprofessionals and their departments. Lyreco’s TD2001 win hastened Lawson’spromotion to director and he feels the process of entering was a valuabledevelopment exercise for his team. For James, winning two NTAs in the fouryears she has been in her post has not only validated the commitment of TNT’ssenior management to training and development as a business priority but also”it has enhanced both my role and that of the whole department. Topmanagement come to me and ask “what can we do next?” National Semiconductor (UK) in Greenock put in for an NTA for the first timein 2001 and hit the jackpot, winning a special award. Training manager GraceMitchell says: “It makes it easier when you go to top management and say‘I want to do something different – something out of the box’, because they knowwhat you’ve done has been recognised externally. Our achievement has given ourtraining department lots of exposure throughout the corporation and it’s givenus the impetus to go for more. We’re looking to see if there are any Europeanawards or other awards we can go for, as we’re keen to keep the focus andrecognition there.” It’s not just the training department that gets a boost. The whole businessand its employees can get a lift too. “Even before we won, everyone was interested because they knew about thesubmission,” says Mitchell. “Some of our operators were invited tothe awards presentation at the Glasgow Hilton and it was a bit like the Oscars.Everyone was biting their nails, hoping we’d win and the whole table eruptedwhen we did. At the end of the day it’s our people who are key to our success.They’re getting recognised and they’re constantly asking to take on morechallenges and learn new things. It’s enabling us to leapfrog into other areasof development with our operators.” Winning awards has boosted motivation among Lyreco’s workforce and raisedthe company’s profile. “It was a big news story in our industry where wewant to be seen as market leaders. It’s been great PR in getting the company’sname into print and getting people familiar with it,” says Lawson. James believes that an NTA can help win potential customers too. Salescolleagues putting together tenders for business often ask her for details ofawards. “Potential customers want to know as it helps them select acarrier. They know that if we’re giving excellent training they’re much morelikely to get the goods delivered safely and on time. It shows the importanceof training to the whole operation.” NTA winners recognise the value that displaying the logo has. “The logoon our letterhead is very powerful and we’ll add it to recruitment ads to helpattract good people,” says Mitchell. “It speaks volumes that thecompany is committed to investing in its people. It’s validation of IiP that weachieved in March 2001 but, while IiP is a standard you can be accreditedagainst, an NTA is something you have to win.” James agrees the NTA logo makes a difference in terms of recruitment.”People are much more likely to want to work for a company they can seeinvests in training and it makes people feel more valued.” Shining once moreDespite the obvious passion andenthusiasm of those involved in NTAs, research carried out two years agoindicated that they had lost some of their shine. In April 2001 UK Skills tookover the management of the awards after they had been run by the DfEE for 13years. Already the NTA profile appears to have risen.”Because the core business of UK Skills is aboutcelebrating excellence and the promotion of learning, training and development,NTAs fit with what we do. We have a lot of insight into the issues facingorganisations that are trying to increase their human capital,” says chiefexecutive Linda Ammon. “Our first job is to get the sparkle back into the awardsand we’ve got a lot of new ideas.” They include making better use of IT torun virtual workshops on the web to make NTAs accessible to all and boost thenumber of quality entries. “We run face-to-face workshops now, but I don’twant anyone not to be able to get involved because a workshop is at the wrongtime or they can’t afford to travel to it,” says Ammon. Another of her plans is to make more of case studies to buildup a readily accessible knowledge bank for individuals and organisations. UKSkills has already put in place two developments to enhance its capacity toencourage and support entrants. It has set up a mentoring system to giveone-to-one help to those wanting to prepare an entry and a champions network tohelp promote the competition (see page 12). Ammon’s goal is to raise the number of entries from 800 in 2001to 1,000 in 2002. But it’s not just a numbers game – she wants to see highquality too. “The key thing is that NTAs are about the direct link betweentraining and personal or business success. It’s not about winning an awardbecause you’ve done something nice – there’s a real bottom-line benefit. Theawards are about broadcasting the message that training pays.”Winners share wisdomWhat better way of promoting NTAs than through people who have been there,done it and believe in the agenda? Marilyn Radford, training and competencemanager at Co-operative Bank Financial Advisers, is a champion. Like otherchampions, Radford was responsible for submitting her organisation’s successfulNTA 2001 entry and now she wants to give something back. “I personally benefited so much from putting an entry inand so did the organisation that I’d like to help spread the message,” shesays. “I went to a workshop, which was excellent, then they gave me amentor to contact when I was actually writing the submission and he was great.We talked through whether it was a viable proposition in the first place thenhe guided me on my draft and helped me shape it into the format required. “I do think it’s a good discipline and an excellentstructure you have to work to for the submission and I now use it for othertraining programmes.” Radford is attending workshops to pass on her experience as anNTA winner. She is keen to raise the profile of the awards – particularlywithin her own sector. “Huge amounts of money are spent on training in thesector but the Co-operative Bank was the only financial services organisationto win an award. I would urge others to look into the NTAs and get externalrecognition for something they know has worked for them. It’s certainly helpedour profile.” Nacro’s Paul Champion is living up to his name when it comes tobacking NTAs. An individual regional and special award winner in 2000 andregional judge in 2001, Champion is something of an evangelist. He spreads theword through training provider networks, giving press interviews and speakingto those considering entering, explaining what NTAs are about and what theymean. From his role of delivering sports and recreation training toyoung offenders, Champion raised his profile so much that he was promoted toarea manager for all Nacro projects in Tyne and Wear, doubling his salary inthe process. “Winning an award changed my life. It’s given me a pivotalrole by putting me in a position where I sit on local management committees ofbodies like the LSC and Connexions where I can debate what change is neededwith those who can make it. It’s also helped raise the cause of the youngpeople we deliver training to and had an effect on the organisation.”The closing date for the National Training Awards 2002 is 17May. For more information visit www.nationaltrainingawards.comDetails of Training Magazine’s TD2002 Awards will be unveiled soon. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Geochemistry of mafic dykes in the Antarctic Peninsula continental-margin batholith: a record of arc evolution

first_imgMafic dykes of the Antarctic Peninsula continental-margin arc are compositionally diverse, comprising calc-alkaline (dominant), shoshonite, tholeiite, and OIB-like varieties. Their compositions give information about different mafic magma sources tapped during arc evolution. The compositional groups represent partial melts of at least five distinct mantle sources: a low-ɛNd subduction-modified, garnet-bearing, lithospheric mantle (older calc-alkaline); a high-ɛNd subduction-modified, garnet-bearing, lithospheric mantle (shoshonites); a high-ɛNd subduction-modified, spinel-bearing, asthenospheric mantle (younger calc-alkaline); E-MORB-like spinel-bearing asthenosphere depleted by a previous melting event (tholeiites); and within-plate non-subduction modified, garnet- and spinel-bearing, asthenosphere (OIB-like). Slab-derived fluids, subducted sediment, and arc crust also contributed to the magmas. Consideration of previous work in the light of our new compositional and geochronological data enables presentation of a summary of arc evolution. For most of the Cretaceous and Tertiary, the tectonic regime of the Antarctic Peninsula arc was transtensional, and calc-alkaline magmas intruded. An oceanic spreading centre collided with the trench during the Late Cretaceous and induced tectonic changes which caused tapping of different magma sources. A pulse of shoshonitic, tholeiitic, and OIB-like mafic magmatism resulted. Three ridge-trench collisions are now recognized during the history of the arc, in Mid–Late Jurassic, Late Cretaceous, and Early–Mid Tertiary times.last_img read more

Equinor selects Aibel for FEED contract of Hammerfest LNG plant

first_img The Hammerfest LNG plant. (Credit: Øivind Haug / Equinor ASA.) Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor has selected Aibel for a front end engineering and design (FEED) contract for the modification of the Hammerfest LNG plant in connection with the Snøhvit Future project.The company as the operator has awarded the contract on behalf of the Snøhvit Unit partners that include Petoro, Total E&P Norge, Neptune Energy Norge and Wintershall Dea Norge.The work under the contract, worth NOK140m ($16m), will cover two sub-projects under the Snøhvit Future development that include onshore compression and Hammerfest LNG electrification.Equinor chief procurement officer Peggy Krantz-Underland said: “Snøhvit Future is a complex project that will require large modification work at the Hammerfest LNG plant.“By awarding the FEED contract to Aibel we enable continuity and experience transfer. Aibel knows the plant well, having provided maintenance and modification services there since the production start in 2007.”The FEED work on the Hammerfest LNG plant will commence immediatelyThe work under the first sub-project includes construction of an onshore compression station at the Hammerfest LNG plant. The compression station is expected to increase the recovery factor from the Snøhvit field.The company said that the second sub-project involves electrification of the Hammerfest LNG plant to reduce the Snøhvit carbon footprint.Aibel is planned to manage the project from its office in Asker, and is expected to employee 80 people for the FEED phase.The work on the contract is scheduled to commence immediately with the delivery of the FEED scheduled in April 2021.Recently, Equinor has completed what it claims to be the world’s first logistics operation with a drone to Troll A offshore platform in the North Sea. The FEED work will include two sub-projects under the Snøhvit Future developmentlast_img read more

ADNOC awards $324m contracts to optimise onshore field operations in UAE

first_img ADNOC awards contracts for onshore oilfields in UAE. (Credit: Abu Dhabi National Oil Company.) The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has awarded three contracts worth AED1.19bn ($324m) to bring efficiencies at its onshore field operations in Abu Dhabi, the UAE.ADNOC subsidiary ADNOC Onshore has awarded the three contracts to Galfar Engineering and Contracting and Robt Stone.The contracts includes the procurement and construction (PC) of flowlines and wellhead installations across several of its onshore oil fields in Abu Dhabi.Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a new bypass system for critical backup for the existing crude receiving stations at the Jebel Dhanna and Fujairah export terminals in also included in the contracts.The two PC contracts flowlines and wellheads have been split into two parts.The first contract is valued at AED261.2m ($71m) and was awarded to Galfar Engineering & Contracting, which will procure and construct the flowlines and wellhead installations for ADNOC Onshore Asab and Sahil fields.The second contract, which is valued at AED 618.2m ($168m) was awarded to Robt Stone, which will procure and construct flowlines and wellhead installations for the ADNOC Onshore Bab field.The scope of work includes residual engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, and commissioning of natural oil producer wells and water injection wells at the respective fields. The two contracts are expected to be completed in five years.The third EPC contract worth AED309.1m ($84m) was awarded to Galfar Engineering and Contracting.It will create a new bypass system to provide critical backup for ADNOC Onshore’s existing crude receiving stations at the Jebel Dhanna and Fujairah export terminals. It is expected to be completed in 30 months.Over 70% of contract value is expected to flow back into UAEADNOC stated that more than 70% of the combined contract value will flow back into the UAE’s economy under its In-Country Value (ICV) programme.ADNOC upstream directorate, executive director Yaser Saeed Almazrouei said: “These awards further highlight ADNOC’s drive to invest responsibly to unlock greater value from our assets and resources and build long-term resilience as we deliver our 2030 strategy.“The contracts follow a competitive tender process that ensures that substantial value will flow back into the UAE through our ICV program, reinforcing ADNOC’s commitment to supporting local business and stimulating the growth and diversification of the nation’s economy.” The contracts have been awarded to Galfar Engineering and Contracting and Robt Stone for several onshore oil fields in the Emirate of Abu Dhabilast_img read more