UK: Tidal Transit Achieves Its First 10,000 Safe Transfers

first_imgTidal Transit has just celebrated the completion of 10,000 safe passenger transfers from its two personnel transfer vessels to wind turbines situated in the North Sea. The Ginny Louise and Eden Rose sail to the wind farms on most days from either Wells-next-the Sea or Great Yarmouth to transfer wind farm maintenance technicians and their tools. Anyone familiar with the often unfriendly weather conditions these two remarkable vessels face in the waters off the East Anglian coast will appreciate this achievement.Even in calm seas, transferring personnel from vessel to turbine is one of the most potentially hazardous processes faced by those working in the young offshore wind energy industry. It is a tribute to the design of Tidal Transit’s vessels, and the Health and Safety procedures of both Tidal Transit and the offshore wind energy companies to which it charters its vessels, that 10,000 transfers have been carried out with 100% safety record. Tidal Transit’s Leo Hambro is delighted with his company’s safety record, saying: “Ginny Louise and Eden Rose have been in use on the Greater Gabbard and the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farms respectively, during both the construction and operational phases. The vessels are purpose built, and able to accommodate most types of weather conditions. Their performance has vindicated Tidal Transit’s investment in these state-of-the-art vessels.”Tidal Transit’s third vessel, Tia Elizabeth will join the fleet very shortly, and it is likely that it will immediately go on long term charter in the North Sea.[mappress]Press release, June 17, 2013; Image: ni4blast_img read more

MSC Cruises, ARTA develop new LNG bunkering system

first_imgMSC Cruises, the Swiss-based cruise line, has partnered up with ARTA to develop an LNG bunkering system for MSC Cruises fleet. The two companies aim to set a new standard in LNG bunkering for cruise ships that meets the future requirements of the industry, the cruise line said in its statement.MSC Cruises’ €9 billion investment plan for the construction of eleven new next-generation cruise ships in the next ten years.The company signed a letter of intent in 2016 with STX France shipyard for the construction of up to four LNG-fueled cruise ships first of which is scheduled for delivery in 2022.Speaking of the partnership with ARTA, the manufacturer of gas and liquid transfer solutions, Yves Bui, MSC Cruises’ LNG project director said it resulted in a system that features coupling and decoupling mechanism as well as a double-walled hose that will allow the cruise line to conduct bunkering operations without disrupting the activities taking place on board the ship.The newly developed LNG bunkering system is planned to be implemented on the cruise line’s LNG-newbuilds.last_img read more

Keysight Appoints Satish Dhanasekaran as President of the Communications Solutions Group

first_imgKeysight Technologies has announced that Satish Dhanasekaran will succeed Mike Gasparian as president of the Communications Solutions Group. Gasparian, who has chosen to retire, will remain as an advisor through the end of the year to assist with the transition. Keysight also announced the addition of Marie Hattar to its executive team as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO).Dhanasekaran, who is currently vice president and general manager of the Wireless Devices and Operators solution unit within the Communications Solutions Group, has held a variety of leadership roles throughout his 21 years in the communications ecosystem. He has managed solution conception, development and go-to-market strategies of design and test solutions for the wireless industry, and has sponsored the company’s participation in standards bodies, collaborations and consortia that define wireless technology innovation.He has held a variety of leadership roles at Agilent Technologies and Keysight, initially joining the company in 2006 in the Americas sales organization, leading customer engagements and the Application Engineering Organization. In 2014, as the Microwave and Communications Division marketing manager, Dhanasekaran created and executed go-to-market strategies for products and modular solutions. In 2015, Dhanasekaran was named general manager of the Mobile Broadband Organization and created platforms that now give Keysight a competitive advantage in 5G design and test. He started his career with Motorola designing and leading the development of first-generation smart phone devices.Before being named Keysight’s Chief Marketing Officer, Hattar held that position for Ixia, which was recently acquired by Keysight. Completing the acquisition of Ixia to accelerate Keysight’s strategies for growth, and creating the CMO role, marks an inflection point for the company. These growth strategies include expanding Keysight’s software solutions and end-to-end software-centric test offerings to better serve evolving communications development lifecycles, while strengthening Ixia’s advancing leadership position in the rapidly-growing visibility and security markets.Hattar has more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience spanning the security, routing, switching, telecom and mobility markets. Before becoming CMO of Ixia, she held the same position at Check Point Software Technologies, where she reestablished the company as the leading end-to-end security vendor. Prior to that, she was vice president at Cisco, where she led the company’s enterprise networking and security portfolio and helped drive the company’s leadership in networking. Prior to Cisco, she held senior marketing positions at Nortel Networks, Alteon WebSystems and Shasta Networks.last_img read more

Dip Net Fishing to End Sunday on the Kasilof River

first_imgFacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The personal use subsistence fishing will close for the season on the Kenai Peninsula this weekend, but harvest cards are still due August 15. Pawluk: “Sport fishing on the Kenai for reds will be OK for the next week or so the way they’re entering the river. Silver salmon fishing is going to be slow for a while on the Kenai and Kasilof. We’re anticipating a similar run to last year in terms of run time into the river. Probably the best fishing is going to be for pink salmon, even though I know a lot of people don’t really try to target them. But now is the time to get them because they’ll be fresh. Their quality of meat kind of deteriorates pretty fast as they get near fresh water and into fresh water.” Jason Pawluk, Alaska Department of Fish and Game Acting Area Manager… The return of Cook Inlet harvest cards has not changed, even with the late dip net fishing in the Kasilof. All cards are due on August 15 to ADF&G or can be dropped off at the Soldotna Area Office on K-Beach Road.center_img Pawluk: “The season for the Kasilof River dip net fishery ends August 7, on Sunday. That’s the last day and based on the sonar passage recently, still putting anywhere from 2,000 to 5,000 fish past the sonar a day so fishing is going to be kind of slow to spotty, I guess would be the best way to put it.” While the dip netting in the Kasilof River is wrapping up, fishing in the Kenai River has been great for pinks, so-so for reds, and slow for silvers.last_img read more