Saudi Aramco, partners launch JV to manage giant maritime complex

first_imgSaudi Aramco, Lamprell, Bahri and Hyundai Heavy Industries have officially launched their International Maritime Industries (IMI) joint venture that will be responsible for the management of the multi-billion dollar maritime and offshore yard being built in Saudi Arabia’s Ras Al-Khair.According to Saudi Aramco, when fully operational in 2022, this integrated maritime yard for construction and repair of vessels and offshore drilling platforms will be one of the largest full-service maritime facilities. It will have the capacity to build more than 11 fixed offshore platforms and four drilling rigs per year.“This new joint venture localizes essential links for Saudi Aramco’s supply chain related to offshore drilling and shipping activities, which will lead to optimized cost, reduced response times and improved agility for Saudi Aramco and its affiliates,” Saudi Aramco said Friday.The nearly 12 million square-meter facility will be the largest in the region in terms of production capacity and scale.The yard will have the capacity to build more than 11 fixed offshore platforms and four drilling rigs per year.Lamprell will be the technical partner in two zones focusing on construction of jackup drilling rigs as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services for jackup drilling rigs and commercial vessels, with HHI taking responsibility for the two zones focusing on the construction and MRO services for offshore support vessels and the construction of commercial vessels.The yard is expected to be partially operational by 2019 with full functionality reached by 2022.Worth noting, Saudi Aramco has committed to an offtake agreement for construction of 20 offshore jackup drilling rigs over a 10-year period as well as provision of MRO services for jackup drilling rigs.The offtake agreement allows Saudi Aramco to nominate its newly-formed Saudi drilling joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Rowan as the offtaker. Until the maritime yard is operational, JVCo is expected to subcontract some of this work, with significant component parts of the first two jackup drilling rigs expected to be subcontracted to Lamprell’s yards in the UAE in 2018, Lamprell recently said.[mappress mapid=”3078″]CEO named tooAs part of the official joint venture launch on Friday, Fathi K. Al-Saleem was named as the company’s CEO. Al-Saleem has more than 23 years’ experience at Saudi Aramco and led the feasibility and commercial development stages of International Maritime Industries, Saudi Aramco said.He said: “International Maritime Industries is positioned to be a global competitor and a regional hub for maritime products and services. Through our combination of technology, integrated facilities and supply chain efficiencies, we are redefining what it means to partner with customers for maritime advancement.”According to available information, the project, named King Salman International Complex for Maritime Industries and Services will contribute about 17 billion dollars to the Kingdom’s GDP and will create more than 80,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2030.Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

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first_imgFAIR HAVENThe Garden Club of Fair Haven will hold its annual plant sale from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 12 at the Fair Haven Fire House.As in the past, there will be perennials dug from members’ gardens, specialty plants and shrubs, hanging baskets, boutique arrangements made by club members, and refreshments.Included in this year’s specialty plants are Chinese elm seedlings dug from a member’s garden. This is a great tree with small leaves that doesn’t require raking. It’s fast-growing, has beautiful exfoliating bark, is graceful and not susceptible to disease. This beautiful tree is not readily available commercially. The number of seedlings is limited, so plan to shop early.Also new this year, on Saturday only, there will be a Kiddie Kraft Table. All children are welcome to assemble garden-related gifts for Mother’s Day.The sale will be held rain or shine.MONMOUTH COUNTYWant to discover the Mysteries of the Night Sky? Spend A Summer Evening at Longstreet Farm? Build Fairy Houses in the Gardens?Check out the Monmouth County Park System’s summer issue of its directory for these and other upcoming arts and crafts, nature, recreation and sports programs. Available in most county parks and libraries on Friday, May 11, the directory lists all park system special events and programs offered during June, July and August.Registration for summer programs begins on Wednesday, May 16. Online registration is available for most programs. Consult the directory for details about registering online, by phone, by mail or in person.For more information about Park System programs, please visit or call 732-842-4000.OCEAN GROVESupporters of Mary’s Place by the Sea will have its first ever 2.5-mile walkathon Saturday, May 12 in Ocean Grove and along the Asbury Park boardwalk.“Let’s Walk Together” is the theme of the event. The goal is to raise $100,000 toward the purchase of the organization’s home.Registration will start at 11 a.m. The walk will begin at noon. Registration is $35. There will be food and drinks served after the walk in front of Mary’s Place by the Sea at 15 Broadway Ave., Ocean Grove.Mary’s Place by the Sea was founded with the purpose of giving women with cancer a place to rest and revive during and after the rigors of their cancer treatments. Volunteers care for the women so they may focus on their healing — gaining strength to win the battle with cancer. Guests are welcome to stay a few hours or a few days, if needed. Some of the amenities offered are oncological massage, nutritional counseling, guided meditation, yoga, strength training and in-room spa services. Services for the guest’s family include counseling and a family meal while Mom rests.The care center was opened in summer 2009. Proceeds from the “Let’s Walk Together” walkathon will help with the purchase of the home that is now being leased as well as additional programs to help women and their families cope with the impact of their illness.RUMSONArt students at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School on Saturday, June 2, will be designing to make a difference — in the lives of women in treatment for cancer.The RFH Art Honors Society will be holding Fashion for Compassion, a fashion show featuring artistic couture and accessories created by students across the art program. Benefitting Lin’s Linens, an organization that supports women in treatment for cancer, the Art Honors Society is putting its creative juices to work for a wonderful local cause.Beginning at 6 p.m. in the school auditorium, there will be two musical acts opening for the show, as well as numerous raffles that include goods and certificates from area restaurants, boutiques and more.Two tiers of tickets are available; $20 for regular admission and $100 VIP tickets which are reserved front-row seating with gifts from Lin’s Linens including commemorative framed posters and Lin’s Linens signature healing bracelets.Students have been working feverishly to prepare their clothing and accessories for the show. They also have involved faculty and individuals in the fashion industry in the planning of the show’s design, program, promotion, and other details that will ensure a successful event.Additional information is available by emailing arts society adviser Kristen Lanfrank at [email protected] Sunnyside Equestrian Center will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Special People United to Ride program (SPUR) from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 20.Those attending the event at 628 Middletown-Lincroft Road will be able to meet the horses, get a tour of the facility, see demonstrations, enjoy crafts, get pony rides and purchase tickets for a 50/50 raffle.Working in conjunction with the Monmouth County Park System, Special People United to Ride is a nonprofit organization providing individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve personal goals through therapeutic horseback riding. Those participating can find a safe haven at Sunnyside Equestrian Center, where their limitations are replaced by the freedom of riding and handling a horse.The psychological and emotional benefits of therapeutic riding and equine-assisted activities are often reflected in increased self-esteem and improved social skills. A student’s self-worth, self-confidence, and self-image can genuinely improve with just one half-hour riding lesson.A dedicated group of certified instructors and volunteers work together to operate the equestrian center year-round, servicing more than 200 students with disabilities.Additional information is available by visiting or calling Liz Huntington at 732 -224-1367, Ext. 3.OCEANPORTMembers of the Oceanport Garden Club have slated several events through June 14 when they will hold their final session of the season.Members will be attending the Two River Theatre’s production of “My Wonderful Day” on May 16. Tickets to the performance and additional information may be obtained by contacting Debbie Smith at 732-229-4855.Flowers will be planted in Oceanport on May 22 as part of a civic beautification project. Members will be responsible for the maintenance of these plantings.The club’s final business meeting will be May 24, during which all members will participate in presenting a horticulture exhibit. Guidelines for the exhibit, provided at a previous meeting, will be followed. The horticulture exhibit will close out the club’s 2011-2012 year.The final gathering will be on June 14 at Mia’s Restaurant in Little Silver for an end-of-the-year luncheon. The floral table centerpieces for the luncheon will be made by members.Those interested in becoming a member of the garden club may call Cathy DeOrio at 732-493-6213 or Maureen Chenoweth at 732-291-1286.last_img read more

48th International Pan Celtic Festival to return this month to Letterkenny

first_imgLetterkenny is set to be the centre of Celtic music, song, language and dance later this month as the 48th International Pan Celtic Festival gets underway.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill and Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr Ian McGarvey jointly unveiled this year’s festival programme at an event earlier today in An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny.The festival which will take place from 23rd to 28th April will bring together the Celtic nations of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and the Isle of Man for what promises to be another unique celebration of the Celtic culture bearing witness to majestic displays of Celtic dancing, pipe band performances, choral performances and even Celtic rock and pop music in all of the Celtic languages. The festival programme sets out details on what’s on over the course of the festival. There will be many highlights during the week but one of the most colourful will be the carnival street parade in Letterkenny on Friday 26 April.Other highlights include the concert showcase from the Celtic countries during the official opening in the Mount Errigal Hotel on Tuesday 23 April, the International Song Contest in An Grianan Theatre on Thursday 25 April and the Choral Concert in An Grianan Theatre on Friday 26 April.Cllr. Seamus O’Domhnaill believes that the International Pan Celtic Festival is a great opportunity to experience our rich Celtic history and is encouraging visitors to call Letterkenny home for the week of the festival.“We value a time to pause and focus on the small comforts afforded by good music, language, good friends and good times. In so doing, we strengthen the threads which connect us in this wonderful tapestry of six Celtic Nations.” Cllr. Ian McGarvey acknowledged that great programme of events planned for Letterkenny during the week saying “great work has been done both by the Council and by many other cultural organisations in organising this festival. They have laid out a programme that will keep us all entertained and busy over the days of the festival.”Cathaoirleach of Comhairle Idirnáisiúnta Pan-Cheilteach Máirín Nic Dhonnchadha is looking forward to returning to Letterkenny saying “it is with great joy and enthusiasm that the Pan Celtic delegations from Alba, Breizh, Cymru, Éirinn, Mannin and Kernow return to Leitir Ceanainn to celebrate the 48th International Pan Celtic Festival while the highlights of last year’s festival are still fresh in our minds. We look forward to this trip to reconnecting with friends, creating new cultural experiences and renewing our commitment to our shared Celtic heritage”.Pick up a copy of the festival programme in many outlets in Letterkenny including the Tourist Information Office, An Grianan Theatre, Council Office and the library. It is also available online at www.panceltic.ie48th International Pan Celtic Festival to return this month to Letterkenny was last modified: April 7th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:letterkennyPan Celtic Festivallast_img read more

Reason for farmer’s arrest a pile of crap

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Some events in the satire article below did actually happen. Read about it here. Now enjoy what should have happened.A Warren County man, who normally delivers horse manure to others in the area as a fertilizer, made a special delivery recently.About 6 yards of horse waste was piled high in front of one of the county’s Political Party Headquarters just days before the Presidential elections, causing quite a stink in the Lebanon area.“The way I see it, some of these candidates are giving us a big pile of crap and I wanted to return the favor,” said the manure connoisseur. “I just can’t figure out what I did wrong.”Surveillance cameras caught the man in the act, but the steaming heap of fertilizer was proof enough of the wrongdoing.“If this man would have followed the new laws laid out in Ohio recently, none of this would have been a problem,” said an environmental representative. “The key to doing this type of manure application correctly is to incorporate it shortly after spreading it.”Many farmers around Ohio have learned about the 4-Rs of nutrient management, but it was obvious that the guilty party had not been certified.“I’m telling you that I got almost everything right,” the dung doer said. “The time was just right, the place was exactly where I wanted it, I know the source personally, but I did have the rate a little lower than I wanted to, I’ll give you that.”A spokesperson for the party affected said that this incident didn’t impact what they were trying to accomplish before the election, stating that this was just another day at the office and that many shovels were being used to make a clear path to the White House next week.last_img read more

Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry

first_imgThe 40-year-old Terry is beginning his 19th season in the NBA. He appeared in 74 games with the Bucks last year and averaged 4.1 points in 18.4 minutes per game. He also made 73 3-pointers in 171 attempts from beyond the arc.The 6-foot-2 Terry, who was selected by Atlanta with the 10th overall pick in the 1999 draft, has career averages of 13.8 points and 3.9 assists in 1,359 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary APMILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed Jason Terry after the veteran guard shot 42.7 percent from 3-point range last season.The Bucks announced the contract Monday night. There was no word on the length or value of the deal.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES MOST READ PBA teams not obliged to lend players to PH squad for Champs Cup, says Reyes Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight View commentslast_img read more