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

Bill Belichick takes in Auburn Pro Day

first_imgAUBURN — Only one NFL head coach attended Auburn’s Pro Day, but Bill Belichick draws attention wherever he goes.“I turned around and seen the Super Bowl champ back there and I was like, ‘Whoa. He in Auburn. Did he know where that was?’” wide receiver Sammie Coates said. “But that was good to have him out here to watch us perform and I was very excited to see him back there.”Some early mock drafts have the Patriots selecting Coates at the end of the first round.“He just told me, ‘Good job,’ and that’s all I needed,” Coates said. “I didn’t need much more than that.”Belichick watched Coates and the rest of Auburn’s 21 Pro Day participants perform individual workouts and instructed a drill for linemen.“It was definitely a motivating force,” tight end C.J. Uzomah said. “It was definitely a lot more fun knowing that he would be out here.”Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was glad to have one of the greatest coaches of all-time on campus but didn’t get into X’s and O’s with Belichick.“I have a lot of respect for him,” Malzahn said. “He’s a cutting edge guy and he wins. He’s one of the best, obviously in the business.”last_img read more

Torres gives Atletico dream Calderon farewell

first_imgAnd fans’ favourite Torres ensured Atletico got three points to go along with a carnival atmosphere with a double inside the opening 11 minutes.“It is difficult to express the feelings that you experience on a day like this,” Torres to BeIN Sports Spain.“It was very emotional during the whole game. With the fans there were memories of many moments we have experienced here since we were kids.”Torres, 33, volleyed home Antoine Griezmann’s cushioned header to open the scoring before kissing the Atletico badge.Three minutes later Griezmann was again involved as this time his pass was headed into Torres’s path by Koke for an acrobatic finish.Torres, who is in his second spell at the club having broken into the first team as a teenager back in 2001, could yet leave Atletico this summer with his contract set to expire in June.And he was denied potentially the perfect send-off when a spectacular goal-line clearance from Aymeric Laporte prevented Torres from completing his hat-trick.Torres was replaced moments later to a standing ovation before the visitors threatened to spoil the party when Inaki Williams rounded off a fine team move 20 minutes from time.However, Angel Correa added a third for Atletico a minute from time.Atletico had already secured third place in La Liga for a third straight season, but defeat in what is expected to be coach Ernesto Valverde’s final game before taking over at Barcelona next season means Bilbao miss out on qualifying for the Europa League.Real Sociedad leapfrogged their Basque rivals into sixth thanks to Juanmi’s 93rd minute equaliser in a 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo.Bilbao could be handed a reprieve, though, and make the Europa League if Barcelona beat Alaves in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday.Villarreal sealed fifth place with a 3-1 win at Valencia.The title will be decided later on Sunday as Real Madrid just need to avoid defeat at Malaga to see off Barcelona, who host Eibar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico de Madrid’s forward Fernando Torres heads the ball against Athletic Bilbao at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on May 21, 2017 © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, May 21 – Fernando Torres was the fitting match winner as Atletico Madrid waved goodbye to their Vicente Calderon stadium by beating Athletic Bilbao 3-1 on Sunday.Atletico were playing their final competitive match at their home for the past 50 years before moving to the new 67,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano stadium on the other side of Madrid next season.last_img read more