Matheson Tri-Gas wins award

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Petrofac awarded $220m Malaysian refurbishment project

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Siemens H-clas turbine en route to center

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Vietnam to Host Belgian Economic Delegation

first_imgThe Flanders Investment & Trade Agency and the Brussels Export & Investment Promotion Agency with the support of East Flanders province (Belgium) will lead an economic delegation to Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Breaking News.The delegation with over 40 company members will arrive in Ho Chi Minh City on December 4-7 and in Hanoi on December 8-9.Visiting companies are engaged in infrastructure development and dredging, agriculture, information technology, architecture and construction, engineering and environmental services, etc.The visit program will feature B2B meetings, direct meetings and conferences on urbanization, the Vietnam Breaking News reports.Particularly, the Workshop on “Urbanization: Sustainable Development” is set to take place at Melia Hanoi Hotel on December 8, 2016 introducing Belgium urbanization, green growth and infrastructure development technologies.[mappress mapid=”23325″]last_img read more

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Cory and Navarm establish JV

first_imgThe JV aims to create a single source provider for a full set of maritime and land-based services for the nuclear new build industry.Based in Somerset, Cory-Navarm will serve the nuclear industry, particularly in the south west of England, where EDF Energy is developing the Hinkley Point C power station and other energy-related projects with a need for maritime and land-based services.Services now available from Cory-Navarm include jetty and port operations, ships agency and technical services, loading and discharging services, environmental services, land-based logistics, security services, project cargo handling and storage, waste management and indivisible load management, to support all types of nuclear new build supply chain requirements.  www.cory.co.ukwww.navarm.comwww.braemarplc.comlast_img read more

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Test running on Venezuelan line to start this month

first_imgVENEZUELA: Test running is expected to start this month on the 128·8 km rail link between Puerto Cabello and La Encrucijada, according to Franklin Perez, President of the state railway authority Instituto de Ferrocarriles del Estado.Reporting progress with the government’s National Railway Development Plan on September 24, Perez said the line was more than two-thirds complete, and should be operational within two years. Last November, the consortium of Italian contractors building the line was awarded a further US$763m contract to add a connection to the north coast port east of Puerto Cabello. The line to San Diego and La Encrucijada is the furthest advanced of the projects in the country’s ambitious 25-year plan launched in 2006. This envisages the construction of five railway corridors totalling 13 665 route-km to connect the country’s principal cities by 2030. Carrying both freight and passengers, the rail network is intended to offer an alternative to long distance bus or airline services, helping to relieve the congested roads and encourage regional economic development. President Chávez suggested in 2010 that it could be carrying 240 million passengers/year by 2030. The Italian consortium is also working on two separate north-south lines in the southeastern state of Guarico, running for 201 km from Chaguaramas to Cabruta, and for 252 km from San Juan de los Morros to San Fernando de Apure, under contracts ratified in 2010. Meanwhile, Perez said the 468 km east-west line linking Anaco in Anzoategui state with Tinaco in Cojedes, which is being constructed by China Railway Engineering Corp at an estimated cost of US$10bn, was around 20% complete. Work is already underway on renovation of the 370 km Centro Occidental Simon Bolívar Railway, running south from Puerto Cabello to Barquisimeto, Yaritagua, and Acarigua; trains began test running last year on a rehabilitated 101 km section between Acarigua and Barquisimeto. The IFE President said new housing was under construction for around 3 000 families which needed to be relocated before the reconstruction work could be completed. The government has already announced a grant of US$300m to order extra trains to operate on the isolated 44·1 km Ezequiel Zamora Railway between Caracas and Tuy Medio, which opened in 2006. This line is electrified at 25 kV 50 Hz, and worked by a fleet of 52 EMU cars; the additional vehicles are expected to start to arriving from Japan next year.last_img read more

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Trans-Pennine upgrade will include electrification, Grayling confirms

first_imgUK: The planned Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade will include electrification, Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has confirmed.In a letter to the Railway Industry Association dated July 12, Grayling said the upgrade of the route between Manchester and York would include ‘both major civil engineering projects and electrification’, and would be the biggest enhancement project on the existing network during Control Period 6 (2019-24). The upgrade is to be delivered as a rolling programme starting in spring 2019, Grayling wrote. He said ‘the key to delivering improved journey times on what is a very circuitous route through the Pennines involves rebuilding and relaying most of the track bed from Manchester to York’. Infrastructure manager Network Rail has been instructed to prioritise works which would offer the quickest benefits to passengers, such as ‘straightening lengths of track to improve line speed.’ On July 17 Network Rail confirmed to Railway Gazette that it had submitted options for the upgrade to DfT for consideration.In July 2017 the government announced the cancellation of the Cardiff – Swansea, Kettering – Nottingham/Sheffield and Windermere electrification projects. This led to concerns being raised in northern England that trans-Pennine electrification might be cancelled, although DfT told Railway Gazette at the time that design work was still underway with a view to a decision being taken during 2018.RIA Chief Executive Darren Caplan welcomed the letter from Grayling, saying it would provide supplier with ‘some certainty about the scheme in the years ahead.’ RIA believes electrification ‘remains the optimal form of traction for intensively used railway lines because it is more environmentally friendly, reduces wear and tear on track and is more cost-effective over the long term’, Caplan said. The association is to publish a report shortly suggesting how electrification costs could be significantly reduced.last_img read more

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Chengdu metro and tram networks expand

first_imgCHINA: The Chengdu urban rail network was increased by more than 100 km with the simultaneous opening on December 27 of five new metro and tram lines. This takes the network past the 300 km milestone to a total length of 341 km and 238 stations.The largest of the new lines to open was the 49 km metro Line 5, which has been under construction since August 2015. This links Huagui Lu in the northern Xindu District with Huilong in Tianfu New District to the southwest, serving 41 stations, with interchanges to lines 2, 3, 4 and 7 in the city centre. Most of the route is underground, although 6·7 km at the northern end is elevated. A six-station southern extension is also envisaged.CRRC Changchun has supplied a fleet of 62 eight-car Type A trainsets to operate Line 5, which has one main depot and two sets of stabling sidings manufactured by CRRC Changchun. These high-capacity sets are 178·4 m long and rated to carry up to 3 456 passengers. The trains are fitted with Alstom traction equipment and onboard batteries to enable low-speed running in the event of a traction power failure.The same day saw the extension of ‘express metro’ Line 10 by 25·8 km, running southwest from Shuangliu International Airport Terminal 2 to Xinping. This takes the total length of the line to 38 km, of which 16·7 km is elevated and the rest underground. The second phase of Line 10 had been under construction since the end of 2016, and a 5·5 km northern extension has now been approved by National Development & Reform Commission. Line 10 is operated by a fleet of six-car Type A trainsets supplied by CRRC Qingdao Sifang, which are designed to run at up to 100 km/h.December 27 also saw the opening for revenue service of three extensions to the Y-shaped T2 tram network in the northwest of the city, adding a further 25·6 route-km. The initial short line has been extended south from Electronic Sci-Tech University to Chengdu Xi Railway Station and north from Hegong Lu to Pixian Xi Railway Station. An 11·9 km branch diverges from the southern extension at Xinye Lu and runs north to Renhe.The network is served by a fleet of 40 bidirectional Citadis X02 trams manufactured by CRRC Changchun, based on the Alstom design. The five-section cars are 32·6 m long and equipped with onboard energy storage to allow catenary-free operation across major road junctions. Each vehicle can carry up to 380 passengers including 64 seated.last_img read more

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Artiste Busy Signal has visa reinstated for Groovin in the Park

first_imgFollowing very strong coalition of appeals from national and local advocates, including Haitian-American entertainer Wyclif-Jean, the Trump administration has greed to extend Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for Haitians living in America for an additional 6-months from July 22, 2017.  Over 50,000 Haitians living in the US have been granted TPS for successive periods, since the devastating 2010 earthquake, allowing them to live and work legally in the US. The current extension was scheduled to expire on July 22, which would have meant mass deportation of Haitians living in the US. Jean made his appeal at a performance on Haitian Flag Day last week in Little Haiti.Guyanese attorney general and minister of legal affairs, Basil Williams, has repeated a call for a referendum on whether homosexual acts of intimacy should remain a criminal offence. Williams made the call as he gave an address to a joint reception hosted by the delegation of the European Union to Guyana and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), in observance of International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) reiterated the call for a referendum.The Margate Middle School is the winner of the 2016/17 Vocabulary Bowl, earning a number one ranking across North America in the Middle School Championship. Margate Middle competed with over 38,000 schools in the United States and Canada, and mastered over 271,000 words to become the leading school in the Vocabulary.com challenge. Representatives from the competition sponsors, Vocabulary.com, will host a special awards ceremony to honor the school and students for this outstanding achievement. Officials will present a championship trophy and banner. In addition, the top 100 students will be awarded individual medals celebrating their achievementAnd in sportsFormer World 100 meters champion Yohan Blake is satisfied with his performance at the Jamaica International Invitational meet on May 20. Blake, who was out of action for more than one year due to injury, signaled a return to form as he motored to victory in 9.93 seconds, ahead of Americans Ronnie Baker, who was second in 9.98 seconds, and Mike Rodgers who was third in 10.02. Blake took the lead at half way and won going away..Here’s what’s trending…After serving time in a US prison on drug-related charges Jamaican artiste Busy Signal, has had his work permit to perform in the United States re-instated. Busy Signal will be performing at Groovin In The Park on June 25, promoters of the annual event have confirmed. Chris Roberts, CEO of the event, said the deejay has been granted a visa to perform in the United States. He joins Ken Boothe, Freddie McGregor, Tarrus Riley and R Kelly as headliners for ‘Groovin’ at Roy Wilkins Park in Queens, New YorkFor Tomorrow’s weather forecast.It will be partly cloudy with scattered thunderstorms in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties with a high of 93 and a low of 75. Today’s news was brought to you by the Florida Department of Health in Broward County, who encourages you to Protect Your Baby, Vaccinate On Time, Every Time.  They remind you that Immunizations are SAFE, PROVEN PROTECTION. For more on these and other stories visit us at caribbeannationalweekly.com Make sure to pick your copy of Caribbean News weekly at your nearest Caribbean American outlet.last_img read more

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