Aker Solutions wins bid for Ormen Lange onshore scope

first_imgThe Nyhamna plant outside Molde in Mid-Norway receives gas via underwater pipelines from several offshore gas fields Aker Solutions Wins Bid for Ormen Lange Onshore Scope. (Credit: Aker Solutions.) Aker Solutions has been awarded a letter of intent from Norske Shell for the Ormen Lange Phase 3 (OLP3) onshore project. The scope is to integrate the wet gas subsea compression system with the Nyhamna onshore gas plant in Norway.Subsea compression will enable increased recovery from the Shell-operated Ormen Lange field. Aker Solutions’ scope includes a 500-metric-ton module which will be fabricated at the company’s yard in Egersund, Norway. The contract will have a value of approximately NOK 600 million.The delivery will include both engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI). The awarded contract is a continuation of the front-end engineering and design (FEED) delivered by Aker Solutions. The contract is called off under an established long-term frame agreement for Nyhamna brownfield modifications. Aker Solutions has been present at Nyhamna since start of the development in 2004 and the award is a testimony to the relationship between Aker Solutions and Norske Shell.The Nyhamna plant outside Molde in Mid-Norway receives gas via underwater pipelines from several offshore gas fields, including Ormen Lange. Nyhamna is operated by Gassco, with Shell as the technical service provider.“Aker Solutions has a global business with supporting customers in maintenance and modifications of offshore installations and onshore industrial facilities. For the new scope, we will combine our expertise on what is best practice for safe and cost-effective project execution with our extensive knowledge of the plant at Nyhamna,” said Linda Litlekalsøy Aase, executive vice president, electrification, maintenance and modifications at Aker Solutions.Pre-execution work will start during first half of 2021. Pending final investment decision for the OLP3 project and confirmation from Norske Shell later in 2021, the work will progress into the execution phase. The engineering, procurement and project management will mostly be executed from Aker Solutions’ offices in Stavanger and Kristiansund, Norway. The module will be delivered from the company’s Egersund yard. The contract also involves civil construction and construction of new facilities at the site, which will be managed by a dedicated site team from Aker Solutions with support from partners. The work is expected to be completed in 2024.The contract will be booked as order intake in the fourth quarter of 2020 in the Electrification, Maintenance and Modifications segment. Source: Company Press Releaselast_img read more

Donald E. McCrary, 87

first_imgDonald E. McCrary, 87, Greensburg, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at his residence. Born, April 1, 1931 in Phoenix, Arizona, he was the son of Clyde McCrary and Loraine (Perry) Minary. Donald worked for many years at Cummins Engine in Columbus, Indiana, retiring in 1988. He graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in 1966. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was a licensed pilot and enjoyed owning and flying airplanes. He also enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He had been a member of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, the Round Barn Flyers Club, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics Association. Don also was a licensed television repairman. He worked in the 60’s out of his garage. In the seventies, he operated his own business on Anderson Street where he sold Curtis Mathis Televisions. In the 80’s he worked through Taff Furniture on Magnavox TV’s. He was married to Anna Mae Ford on December 27, 1954 and she survives. He is also survived by four sons, Donald (Janice) McCrary, Greensburg, Richard (Lorie) McCrary, Lake Santee, David (Kim) McCrary, Waldron, John (Jennifer) McCrary, McKinney, TX; one daughter, Cheryl Kline, Mooresville; 11 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, step father, James Minary; daughter, Janet S. Miller; grandson, Aaron McCrary; granddaughter, Tara McCrary; sister, Cheryl Minary. Family and friends will gather at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home for a rosary service. Visitation will follow until 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. The family will also receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral mass at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Interment will be held in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Greensburg. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Lakers’ Luke Walton has seen strong team bonding on road

first_imgSo with the young Lakers (1-2) entering Tuesday’s game against the Indiana Pacers (1-2) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse learning how to adjust to the NBA’s travel-heavy schedule, Walton has tried to incorporate what he learned during his rookie season.Though he admittedly noted “not a lot of guys went,” when the Lakers attended a private screening of “Hacksaw Ridge.” After Monday’s practice, some visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. And Walton reported the team’s veterans, including Luol Deng, Lou Williams, Timofey Mozgov, Jose Calderon and Metta World Peace have hung out with the team’s young core of D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr.“They hang out together and are interacting together,” Walton said. “It’s not a separated group. The vets are doing a good job of helping bring along some of the young guys.”It has not exactly helped the bottom-line results just yet.After opening the season with a win against Houston at Staples Center, the Lakers have lost in Utah and Oklahoma City. But Walton has become encouraged with the team’s ability thus far to chip away at deficits. INDIANAPOLIS — The bus pulled up to the hotel in mid-afternoon, giving Luke Walton a valuable lesson that went beyond mastering Phil Jackson’s triangle offense or fitting in on a championship-laden roster.As an NBA rookie with the Lakers during the 2003-04 season, Walton also realized how much free time he had on the road. That marked a stark contrast to the regimented structure at the University of Arizona, which entailed meetings, team dinners, more meetings and early curfew. Once Walton stepped off the bus a day before an early-regular season game, he was told to report to the bus the following morning at 10:30 a.m.“Everything is new when you’re young,” Walton said. “You have no idea what it’s like.”Yet, Walton said he managed to avoid off-the-court distractions on the road for two reasons. Jackson often organized team-bonding activities, such as a paintball tournament. Though Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal may have feuded during Walton’s rookie season, he said the plenty of Lakers players often went out to dinner together on off nights and after games. “When you’re at home, you have the crowd behind you. You play with a lot more confidence,” Walton said. “When you’re on the road, it’s just our group in the building. It’s up to us to produce our own energy and it’s up to us to be so mentally locked in that we can withstand their run and the energy they’re getting from their crowd.”A helpful assist As Randle has run up and court, the moment has often resembled what many feel when riding a roller coaster. With Randle’s brute strength, opponents have felt anxious absorbing his imposing presence. With Randle’s playmaking, the Lakers have felt excited he can either finish with an easy basket or set a teammate up for an open look.“It makes it easier,” Russell said. “You don’t really have to run the offense when he runs like that.”That’s because Randle has averaged 15 points on 67.9 percent shooting, 6.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists through three games. That led Russell to claim “at times, I feel like he’s going to have more assists than me throughout the season.”“He’s doing a great job of listening a little bit more as far as hearing other people’s opinions,” Russell said. “Last year he was good. But he had to pick and choose when to be aggressive and be in transition when he gets the rebound. Now I feel like he’s looking for others more and finding a better balance of getting others involved, too.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

End of an era — Nelson Cyswog’n’ Fun has run its last race

first_imgFor the past three decades during the August BC Day weekend, Nelsonites have witnessed people jumping into Kootenay Lake by the hundreds, biking on the North Shore’s Highway 3A before running across and back the Nelson’s BOB (Big Orange Bridge).However after 34 years of the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun, the race committee has decided to cancel the race.”We would like to thank every volunteer who ever came out early on the long weekend some for all 34 years,” said the message on the trinelson.com website.last_img