Perunding Ranhill Worley bags EPCM services contract from ExxonMobil in Malaysia

first_imgUnder the five-year contract, Ranhill Worley will deliver brownfield asset restoration and debottlenecking projects for offshore assets in Malaysia ExxonMobil awards EPCM services contract to Perunding Ranhill Worley in Malaysia. (Credit: Pixabay/C Morrison.) Perunding Ranhill Worley (PRW) has secured an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract from ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia (EMEPMI).Under the five-year contract, Ranhill Worley will deliver brownfield asset restoration and debottlenecking projects for offshore assets in Malaysia.The EPCM services will also comprise of workpack preparation, material management, construction planning / reporting and offshore field engineering services.According to Worley, the services will be provided by the Ranhill Worley office in Kuala Lumpur with support from its global business.Worley CEO Andrew Wood said: “I am pleased that PRW has been awarded this contract, which marks a decade of Ranhill Worley serving ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Malaysia Inc.“Through this contract, Worley will also bring our project delivery system that developed in Worley’s UK North Sea business.”Ranhill Worley is a joint venture entity between the Worley group and Ranhill Group. The company provides services for PRW, in which the Worley group is also a joint venture shareholder.The contracts secured by Worley recentlyWorley offers consulting and advisory services to hydrocarbons, mining, mineral, metals, chemicals, power and infrastructure sectors.In December 2019, the company secured a contract to provide detailed engineering services for the conversion of the Dickinson refinery, located in North Dakota, to a renewable diesel refinery.The contract involves delivery of engineering services and procurement of equipment and materials for the refinery.Worley had already delivered engineering services during the early concept phase of the renewable diesel refinery project.In November last year, ExxonMobil Global Services Company signed an enabling agreement with Worley relating to ExxonMobil’s refining and chemicals operations sites in Texas and Louisiana.The agreement will enable ExxonMobil companies to contract with Worley to continue to provide services to ExxonMobil’s Texas and Louisiana sites in the US.Worley offers services for general mechanical, small‐cap construction, maintenance and turnarounds support at four locations in Texas and Louisiana.last_img read more

Ashtead Technology supports Northern Lights CCS project with monitoring system

first_img Ashtead Technology completes subsea installation monitoring work for CCS project in the North Sea. (Credit: Ashtead Technology.) Ashtead Technology, the provider of technically advanced subsea solutions, tools and systems, has completed subsea installation monitoring work to support the Northern Lights carbon capture storage project (CCS) in the North Sea.The project is developed by Equinor in partnership with Shell and TotalThe Northern Lights project aims to securely collect and transmit carbon dioxideThe objective of the Northern Lights project is to securely gather and transmit carbon dioxide from onshore sources and store it under the sea.For the first time, Ashtead Technology has been engaged in a CCS programme offering a subsea services company with its integrated Deflection Monitoring System (DMS) and associated equipment.With the assistance of the DMS, the company’s staff and equipment monitored the installation of an integrated satellite structure (ISS).Ashtead Technology CEO Allan Pirie said: “Our DMS has a strong track record in greenfield projects for oil and gas operators. It reliably and accurately provides real-time guidance during subsea structure placement work, anticipating any issues as the installation work progresses.“This is the first time we have used its application in the CCS development market. We are very pleased to have seen this successfully completed and to have played a part in the Norwegian sector’s ambitions towards a zero-carbon future.“We expect to see an increasing demand for our support services across the blue economy industries as our vast years of experience and range of unique technologies are further recognised for projects across the energy transition.”Ashtead Technology stated that its dual independent DMS systems were used to monitor and evaluate parameters including structure deflection, heading, pitch, roll and suction can differential pressures in real-time.According to the company, the real-time monitoring method is crucial during the placement of suction can-based subsea structures as it protects from any potential issues, diminishing structural damage risk.The DMS system was configured for autonomous independent operations during the placement of the structure, providing data to one of the installed ROVs.The accuracy and reliability of the data gathered were improved by employing advanced positioning tools and measuring sensors. The Northern Lights project is developed by Equinor in parntership with Shell and Totallast_img read more

Homes of the future

first_imgHome » News » Land & New Homes » Homes of the future previous nextLand & New HomesHomes of the futureThe Negotiator25th February 20200133 Views Arlo & Jacob, designers of beautiful modern furniture, have been exploring what future living spaces will look like and how technology will be integrated. They have analysed key predictions on how this technology will transform our homes in the coming years and have illustrated the results.They highlight the key technologies and changes to home layouts that will become most desirable in the next 20 years.The findings may well be useful for vendors, buyers and property developers looking to invest in renovations that increase property values over time.Their research looks at the future of living spaces such as living rooms, kitchens and bedrooms and reveals that by 2030, internal walls will become adjustable to open up spaces for multifunctional living.Key predictions:Blank canvasses: Clutter will be reduced as spaces will become more minimalistic and neutrally decorated to allow people to personally augment their living space.Adjustable spaces: As spaces continue to become multifunctional, adjustable and movable structures such as interior walls that fold away will allow spaces to be adapted to your needs.Customisable decor: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) will become commonplace with VR artwork, floor to ceiling wall displays, immersive experience furniture and AI assistants all coming into the home.Timothy Newsome, Marketing Director at Arlo & Jacob says, “Technology is constantly progressing, it doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Living spaces such as the kitchen and living room are a big aspect of our lives, so it’s only right that AR and VR will become more integrated to improve those spaces. It’s not just entertainment features that are adjusting with the times though, things such as personalised sofas that adapt to their customers’ needs will be available by 2040. It’s really exciting to see what the future of living spaces will look like in years to come.”Arlo & Jacob homes of the future Timothy Newsome new homes A&R augmented reality virtual reality VR future homes February 25, 2020Jenny van BredaWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Power failure in six colleges

first_imgSeveral colleges were without electricity after power failures throughout Oxford on Thursday.Wadham, Mansfield, New, Keble, St John’s and All Souls were all affected by the power failure. Wadham College the worst affected; students were without internet all day and many were without lights or heating.A spokesperson for the National Grid said, “55 electricity supplies were interrupted at about eight o’clock on Thursday morning and our engineers connected mobile generators. Approximately 17 electricity supplies are still not working.”last_img read more

Bridget Terry Long to lead Ed School

first_imgBridget Terry Long, A.M. ’97, Ph.D. ’00, a leading economist and internationally recognized scholar on the economics of higher education, will become the next dean of Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Harvard President Drew Faust announced today.Currently, Long is the Saris Professor of Education and Economics at HGSE. She was the School’s academic dean from 2013‒2017 and the faculty director of the research doctoral program from 2010‒2013. She will assume her new role on July 1, succeeding James E. Ryan, who will step down to become president of the University of Virginia.“Professor Long brings the energy and imagination to create an environment that will nurture new ideas and inspire solutions to some of the most-pressing problems in education,” said Faust. “HGSE’s commitment to producing research and to creating usable knowledge is central to its dedication to students everywhere. Improving educational opportunities for all will mean moving forward with the School’s ambitious agenda to change the methods by which practitioners are trained, while simultaneously deepening understanding of the conditions necessary for learning. Professor Long is extraordinarily capable of leading the School toward these goals.”“I came to know Bridget Terry Long during my time in residence at the Graduate School of Education,” said President-elect Lawrence S. Bacow. “We share a common interest and passion for improving access to higher education for talented students from families of limited means. I look forward to working closely with her to achieve this goal and to advancing the important work of the School. I could not be more excited about her appointment.”Long’s research concentrates on the transition from high school to college and beyond, with a special focus on issues related to academic success and affordability. In her scholarship, she has studied the role of financial aid in increasing access to higher education, the effects of postsecondary remediation, and the impact of institutional initiatives aimed at reducing inequality in college outcomes. She is currently studying the influence of information on college preparation and enrollment activities.President Barack Obama appointed Long in 2010 to the National Board for Education Sciences, the advisory panel of the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education. She chaired that board from 2011-2013. She is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a board director for MDRC, a nonprofit social policy research organization. Long has testified before congressional committees on educational issues.“I start this new role with gratitude for all that HGSE has given me and a strong sense of purpose that centers on the mission of our School,” said Long. “I’m here because I believe in this community and what we can do together. You can’t help but be inspired by the faculty, students, and staff, who are all working toward the goal of improving the world through education.”Born in Baltimore and raised in the Midwest, Long received her master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Harvard and her bachelor’s from Princeton University.She joined the Harvard faculty as assistant professor in 2000. She was promoted to associate professor of education and economics in 2004, and to professor of education and economics in 2009. She was named the Saris Professor of Education and Economics in 2011. At the School of Education, Long has taught courses on the economics of higher education and the role of policy in college access and success.She is board director at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. Then-Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts appointed her to the state’s Public Education Nominating Council, and she has also been a visiting fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.Long has won numerous major research grants and awards, including from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and the National Science Foundation. She received the Robert P. Huff Golden Quill Award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.“Bridget brings a deep knowledge of and appreciation for the work and mission of the HGSE community, thanks to her experience as academic dean and her many years on the faculty. She is also an exceptional and influential scholar, as well as a remarkably effective teacher and communicator,” said Ryan, who is also Charles William Eliot Professor of Education. “I’m thrilled about this appointment because I know that Bridget will be a wise, caring, and inspiring leader for HGSE in the years ahead.”last_img read more

Rebecca Romijn & More Cheer on American Hero’s Jerry O’Connell

first_imgThe sandwich artists have arrived! Bess Wohl’s new play American Hero is serving up lettuce, cheese, mustard and a big helping of comedy at off-Broadway’s McGinn/Cazale Theatre, starring Jerry O’Connell and Ari Graynor. O’Connell’s wife Rebecca Romijn and her The Librarians co-stars Noah Wyle and Christian Kane were some of the first audience members to check out the new comedy! Directed by Leigh Silverman, American Hero tells the story of three sandwich shop employees at a local mall who become unlikely friends in a post-recession world. Check out these photos of the stars hanging out with O’Connell and Graynor after the show, then see American Hero off-Broadway! Star Files View Comments Ari Graynor Jerry O’Connelllast_img read more

Alistair Brammer Will Play Chris in Miss Saigon on Broadway

first_img Related Shows Miss Saigon Eva Noblezada & Alistair Brammer in ‘Miss Saigon'(Photo: Matt Dunham) The heat is on for Alistair Brammer, who will reprise his West End performance as the young American GI Chris in the Miss Saigon revival. Directed by Laurence Connor, Boublil and Schönberg’s musical is set to begin performances on March 1, 2017 at the Broadway Theatre and officially open on March 23. The limited engagement will run on the Main Stem through January 14, 2018 before launching a North American tour later in the year.Brammer also starred in the West End as Marius in Les Misérables, and in the film version of the musical as Jean Prouvaire. Other theater credits include War Horse, Follies, Taboo, Hair and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. On screen he’s been seen in Vicious, Casualty and Episodes.Based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly and set in 1975 during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, the Boublil and Schönberg musical follows the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman. Orphaned by war, 17-year-old Kim is forced to work as a bar girl in a sleazy Saigon nightclub run by “The Engineer.” John, an American GI, buys his friend Chris the services of Kim for the night, igniting a doomed trans-Pacific relationship.Brammer will join his previously announced two West End co-stars, Jon Jon Briones as The Engineer and Eva Noblezada as Kim, on Broadway. The cast also includes Katie Rosie Clarke as Ellen, Nicholas Christopher as John, Devin Ilaw as Thuy and Rachelle Ann Go (also from the London production) as Gigi.  The original production premiered in the West End in 1989; it transferred to the Broadway Theatre two years later and ran for nearly ten years in New York. The revival opened at the West End’s Prince Edward Theatre in May 2014 and closed in February.The Broadway Theatre is currently the home of the revival of Fiddler on the Roof; the Bartlett Sher-helmed production will close on December 31.center_img View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 14, 2018last_img read more

Mastic Man Drowned in Hamptons Pool

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old Mastic man drowned in a backyard pool at a Remsenberg home he was painting over the weekend.Southampton Town Police said that one of the other three house painters found the victim floating in the pool at the South Country Road home, pulled him from the water, called 911 and started CPR before first responders arrived at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday.Authorities said they are still investigation why the victim had entered the pool and lost consciousness.The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.His identity was not immediately released.last_img read more

Five issues that will shape your credit union week

first_imgI haven’t done  of these in a while but I saw so many important issues to bring to your attention that here is a quick rundown. As longtime readers of the blog know any one of these issues could be the basis for an expanded blog in the future.How Do You Protect Your At Rest Data?I’m more than a little surprised that there isn’t more outrage out there stemming from the disclosure that hundreds of millions of Facebook users had their account passwords stored “in plain text and searchable” format  as far back as 2012. This information could be accessed by thousands of Facebook employees.When New York implemented its cybersecurity regulations, one of the most hotly debated issues was what measures  institutions holding personally identifiable information had to take to make sure it was protected.  While there was broad agreement that information in transit – such as an attachment to an email – should be encrypted,  many institutions argued that it wasn’t necessary or cost-effective to mandate the encryption of data “at rest” provided it was protected by a firewall. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

CDC retires one old smallpox vaccine, keeps another

first_img The CDC recently removed the last 7 million doses of Dryvax from the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), CDC spokesman Von Roebuck told CIDRAP News. Wyeth intends to withdraw the Dryvax license and recently asked that all remaining doses be set aside for disposal, the CDC reported last week. The CDC said all programs that have Dryvax supplies, such as state health departments and the military, must present the CDC with documentation of the vaccine’s destruction by Mar 31. The agency said it would provide ACAM2000 to states for use by responders in public health emergency preparedness programs and by laboratory workers who risk exposure to orthopoxviruses. Similar safety profilesAlthough ACAM2000 is produced with modern cell culture technology instead of the antique method involving calves, clinical studies have shown that the new and old vaccines have similar safety profiles, DoD officials said when they announced the switch to ACAM2000. The vaccines can cause swollen lymph nodes, sore arm, fever, headache, body aches, a mild rash, and fatigue. Kris Ehresmann, RN, MPH, manager of immunization for the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) in St. Paul, said the MDH has some doses of Dryvax left over from the 2003 vaccination effort and would be destroying them. She said other states may also have some leftover doses. Feb 8 CIDRAP News story “US military switching to new smallpox vaccine” As of Feb 11, the SNS contained 195.2 million doses of ACAM2000 and 425 million doses of an older smallpox vaccine made by Aventis Pasteur (now Sanofi Pasteur), Roebuck reported. The Aventis vaccine was made before smallpox vaccination in the United States ended in the early 1970s, according to online information from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Inflammation of the heart muscle and lining (myopericarditis) occurs in about 1 in 175 first-time smallpox vaccine recipients, according to the FDA. A DoD safety summary says 140 cases had occurred in the military vaccination program as of last May. Smallpox vaccination can also cause several other serious adverse reactions in rare cases, including localized or systemic spread of the vaccinia virus (eczema vaccinatum) and encephalitis. Impelled by these concerns, the CDC in September 2000 awarded Acambis a contract to make 40 million doses of its second-generation smallpox vaccine, to add to the 15 million doses of Dryvax the agency still had at the time. After Sep 11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks, the government ordered another 155 million doses from Acambis. In May 2002 Aventis Pasteur revealed it had between 75 million and 90 million doses of smallpox vaccine in storage and was turning the whole amount over to the government. Later that year, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson said the Aventis vaccine totaled 85 million doses and could be diluted to yield five to ten times as many. ACAM2000, which is derived from Dryvax, was licensed by the FDA in August 2007. The Aventis vaccine was approved until 1997, when the manufacturer asked for revocation of the license, since routine vaccination had ended decades before, according to the FDA. But the product could be used in an emergency under the “investigational new drug” (IND) process. Ehresmann said the MDH currently has no ACAM2000, but the department may ask the CDC for some doses for use by laboratory workers. The vaccine was also given to a few people who had potential exposure to monkeypox in the US outbreak in the summer of 2003. About 70 people contracted the illness after it spread to the United States via Gambian giant rats imported from Africa. Deadline for destroying vaccineIn the Feb 29 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC announced Wyeth’s intention to withdraw the Dryvax license. “This withdrawal is not necessitated by any safety, purity, or quality concerns with the product but rather is consistent with a contract agreement between CDC and Wyeth,” the notice said.center_img See also: Dryvax, which was made by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and whose active ingredient is vaccinia virus grown on the skin of calves, is being replaced by ACAM2000, made by Acambis and grown in laboratory cell cultures. However, the national stockpile still contains, as a backup, hundreds of millions of doses of another old smallpox vaccine similar to Dryvax, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition to the DoD program, Dryvax was used in an HHS campaign in 2003 that aimed to vaccinate 450,000 healthcare workers because of the perceived threat of a biological attack. But health workers had concerns about the vaccine’s safety and questioned the seriousness of the threat, and the effort largely fizzled, reaching only about 38,000 workers in its first 7 months. Vaccine buildup began in 2000Smallpox was eradicated in the 1970s, but the Soviet Union made large amounts of the virus in its Cold War biological weapons program. Public health experts have been concerned for years that terrorists might obtain a supply of the virus and try to use it as a weapon. Dryvax has been used by the Department of Defense (DoD) to vaccinate more than 1.4 million military personnel since late 2002. Last month the DoD announced it was switching to ACAM2000. The vaccine is required mainly for personnel who serve in the Middle East and South Korea. “The AP [Aventis Pasteur vaccine] is in the SNS for use as an investigative new drug but is approved for use in an emergency,” Roebuck said via e-mail. “We would use the licensed ACAM2000 first, then move to the AP in an outbreak.” May 29, 2002, CIDRAP News story “Aventis to give millions of smallpox vaccine doses to US government” In June 2007 US officials awarded a $500 million contract to Bavarian Nordic A/S for 20 million doses of a smallpox vaccine that is expected to be safer for people with weakened immune systems. The vaccine uses a weakened form of the vaccinia virus. “We got the vaccine for the vaccination process [in 2003] and then we were able to store it, and the CDC continued to send updates about extending the shelf life,” she said, adding that other states may have done the same. Mar 7, 2008 (CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials recently announced plans to get rid of their last remaining stocks of the decades-old smallpox vaccine Dryvax, as a newer vaccine takes its place in the national stockpile of emergency medical supplies. Nov 29, 2001, CIDRAP News story on Acambis contract to supply vaccine to HHSlast_img read more