Start the new year with a bang

More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours ago There are five bedrooms including a master suite, four bathrooms, and space for four vehicles.Caesar stone benches, marble flooring, extensive timber cabinetry, a breakfast bar and a full range of top grade appliances can be found in the kitchen.Residents only amenities include a heated pool, sauna, spa, BBQ facilities and onsite manager. The agency hosted the launch party for the property on Sunsuper Riverfire night on September 29, and the campaign photographs have some serious wow factor. The view from the penthouse during RiverfirePlace Kangaroo Point agent Michael Bacon is marketing 701/21 Pixley St — a luxurious two-level penthouse in the Watermark Residences building. “This is probably the crown jewel of city apartments,” he said.“It is the perfect house alternative and at 686sq m is substantially bigger than the average family home.“And the location … I think it could be the best view in Brisbane.” Not a bad spot to get over a hangover“It goes to auction on October 25 and the new owner could easily be in by Christmas and the New Year,” Mr Bacon said. Mr Bacon said the penthouse has 220sq m of terrace space, and had hosted numerous parties for special events like Riverfire and New Year’s Eve.The penthouse has an open plan, two level design with multiple living spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows providing exceptional views of the river and city. How’s that view?WANT to say goodbye to 2018 with a bang? This penthouse at Kangaroo Point could have one of the best vantage points in Brisbane.Today marks 80 days until New Year’s Eve, and a penthouse with arguably the best vantage point recently hit the market. read more

Your fingerprint could unlock this Brookwater home

first_imgViews to the hills from the private pavilion at 16 Crest Ridge Pde, Brookwater.Tri and Thuy Nguyen have lived here for four years after upgrading within the Brookwater community. Brookwater Residential is taking 16 Crest Ridge Pde, Brookwater to market with offers over $1.25 million invited.THERE is a grand scale to every feature of 16 Crest Ridge Parade, Brookwater, from the cinema, to the open foyer entrance, and outdoor pavilions with views to the hills. The four-bedroom property sits on a 900sq m block.The house features 532sq m of living space, including a separate guest room with bathroom.Brookwater Residential’s Irena Marasea is taking the property to market with offers over $1.25 million invited. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoBut their daughter has now moved to Sydney where they spend much of their time, so the decision has been made to downsize.And while the emphasis is on grandeur in this two-level home, it’s your fingerprint that will unlock the giant pivot door at the entrance. >>>FOLLOW THE COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE TEAM ON FACEBOOK<<< SEE WHAT ELSE IS AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT BROOKWATER “Everything is really roomy and big with open space,” Mr Nguyen said.“And the location is nice, quiet, and it’s a peaceful place, and very secure. The property at 16 Crest Ridge Pde, Brookwater. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES last_img read more

Majority of Maersk Terminals Operational after Cyber Attack

first_imgDanish transport and logistics major Maersk has restored operations at the majority of its terminals only days after the company’s operations were disrupted by the cyber attack Petya.“The majority of our terminals are now operational,” the company said, adding that some of these terminals are operating slower than usual or with limited functionality.“APM Terminals continue to work towards full restoration of its IT systems,” Maersk informed.Maersk Line said that all vessels continue to be under control, employees are safe and communication to crew and management onboard is functioning.Additionally, the company informed that it is now able to accept booking again via INTTRA.Furthermore, Damco, a part of the group, has limited access to certain systems, a business continuity plan “has been deployed with a key focus on protecting customers’ cargo flows.”World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

SeaBird Embarks on Seismic Campaign Off Indonesia

first_imgMiclyn Express Offshore (MEO)’s vessel Voyager Explorer has mobilised for a 5-7 month project in Indonesia, providing seismic source services to an oil company in the region. The vessel has been re-flagged to Indonesian flag and chartered to long-time client SeaBird Exploration, who will be executing the seismic services.“After a period of inactivity in the seismic sector, it’s great to see our seismic source vessel back in operation,” said Adam Clayton, Head of Business Unit. “She has undergone significant reactivation and upgrade to position her for future work and it’s great to be working with our long-term partners SeaBird Exploration in delivering seismic source services from this vessel once again. We hope to keep her active in the region after this project”.Voyager Explorer is a 2D/3D seismic source vessel built in 2005. The vessel has a length of 67.8 meters, a beam of 16 meters and it can accommodate 47 people onboard.last_img read more

Osbit Backs Van Oord at Walney Extension

first_imgOsbit has delivered a hybrid monopile cleaning tool to Van Oord, designed to support the installation of offshore wind turbine foundations.Van Oord is using the Hybrid Marine Growth Cleaning Tool at the Walney 3 & 4 offshore wind farm sites in the Irish Sea, where the company is in charge of installing 87 monopiles for DONG Energy.Osbit’s system was designed in collaboration with Van Oord, at its offices in Riding Mill, Northumberland and manufactured in the North East of England with the support of its local supply chain. The system has been delivered to a strict 12-week schedule, to ensure the installation programme can begin on time.The tool offers combined monopile cleaning, anode cage lifting and installation down to 30m water depth, along with monopile survey and measurement capabilities, Osbit said.To ensure the monopiles are sufficiently prepared for grouting and the installation of the transition pieces, the tool utilises a suite of 10 rotating cleaning heads to prepare the monopile surface to fit the transition piece. The system’s cleaning heads are adaptable, to enable effective cleaning of the tapered monopiles, which have an increasing diameter of six to eight metres.Previously, each of these tasks would require the use of individual systems, which would increase the duration and complexity of the installation programme.Brendon Hayward, Managing Director of Osbit Ltd, said: “Working closely with Van Oord, we have developed an innovation to deliver new levels of operational efficiency for offshore wind foundation installations. Its hybrid capabilities combine three systems, to significantly cut installation timescales and deliver cost-savings, key targets for the industry, particularly in the current climate.”“Our engineers applied their expertise in the subsea and renewables sectors to devise a solution that not only meets operational requirements, but was delivered to an accelerated design and build schedule to enable it to be deployed on the Walney project.”Adriaan van Oord, Operations Manager from Van Oord Offshore Wind B.V, said: “We are committed to creating ingenious solutions to improve operational efficiencies in the offshore wind sector; in this project, Osbit has succeeded in developing an innovative system moulded to suit our operational requirements, which has been delivered within a challenging time-scale.”last_img read more

C-Kore Deploys Its 100th Unit in North Sea Campaign

first_imgC-Kore Systems has deployed its 100th CKore unit on a fault-finding campaign with an unnamed oil company in the North Sea.The units have simplified subsea testing in over 30 different fields worldwide and helped oil companies on installation/construction and faultfinding campaigns, the company said.The units provide the insulation resistance and continuity measurements of electrical lines.According to C-Kore, the compact size of the units allows for quick movement through subsea fields in fault-finding operations, locating over 30 faults to date.Tim Overfield, managing director of C-Kore said, “This success is a great testament to our game changing technology and hard work. Keeping the units simple to use, while giving quick and accurate test results saves our customers a lot of money. The fact that our customers repeatedly come back with new deployment opportunities for our technology really proves their added value.”last_img read more

Singapore Charts Offshore Wind Path

first_imgSingapore has identified offshore wind as one of the longer-term targets in the recently published Marine & Offshore Engineering Industry Transformation Map.The global offshore wind market is projected to exceed USD 130 billion by 2023 and there is an opportunity for Singapore’s oil and gas companies, hit by a prolonged downturn, to venture into this new area, according to Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran.The government plans to help the companies interested in diversifying into new industries such as the offshore wind by connecting them with stakeholders and resources, and supporting business partnerships with companies in overseas markets.One of the examples of previous projects was the collaboration between the government agency IE Singapore and the local company NauticAWT which, with IE Singapore’s assistance, completed its first offshore wind project in China, and is now exploring similar business opportunities in other parts of Asia, Iswaran said.Singapore-based oil and gas companies are already looking into ways to enter the offshore wind market, with the latest example being the offshore vessel operator Pacific Radiance.last_img read more

Reliability of wave & tidal energy devices set for upswing

first_imgThe second phase of the RiaSoR project, designed to improve the reliability of wave and tidal energy converters through collaborative international research, has officially started.The second phase of the Reliability in a Sea of Risk (RiaSoR) project will aim to enable developers to validate their findings and establish a practical, condition-based monitoring platform to prepare for future arrays, where big data handling and processing will be vital to drive down operational expenditure.Building on the success of RiaSoR’s first phase, which developed a theoretical reliability assessment guideline for wave and tidal energy converters, the project aims to encourage increased investment in the marine energy industry by both the public and private sector through the reduction of associated risks and reliability enhancement.Funded through the OceanERANET initiative and led by the Research Institute of Sweden (RISE), RiaSoR2 brings together the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, Alkit Communications, Synective Labs, CorPower Ocean, Waves4Power, Cruz Atcheson and Ocean Harvesting.The research consortium will offer a comprehensive suite of testing methodologies to wave and tidal developers that will enable a systematic approach to achieve optimal reliability and performance, while minimizing cost and time-to-market, according to EMEC.Elaine Buck, EMEC’s Technical Manager, said: “Reliability testing is tough to do in the sea. RiaSoR 2 is about establishing a methodology and testing program so we can gather data between device installation through to MTTF (mean time to failure).“The instrumentation, condition monitoring methodology applied with Variation Mode and Effect Analysis (VMEA) methodology used in other more mature sectors such as the automotive and aerospace industry will be adapted in the RiaSoR project for the ocean energy sector and will provide valuable insight into prototype design development.”The RiaSoR 1 reliability guideline built upon established practices from the automotive industry where a monitoring framework is applied to a fleet of test-vehicles. Through design iterations, the reliability is improved, and a final reduced set of sensors are deployed in a commercial vehicle, according to EMEC.Johannes Hüffmeier from RISE said: “The project will be making a report on condition-based monitoring and sensing techniques for ocean energy devices available shortly.”For RiaSoR 2, components for monitoring will be equipped with several sensors to collect required data, which will then be fed into the reliability process to reduce uncertainties. Sea tests will act as case studies to feed the methodologies and training into the guideline, EMEC said.The findings will then be disseminated to other wave energy and tidal energy converter developers, and to the wider industry.last_img read more

Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure in Mexico City

first_img‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ made its debut in Mexico City last week, the International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) said in their latest announcement. The 11th Ordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Committee on Ports (CIP) of the Organization of American States (OAS), held August 1-3, recognized the need for a sustainability strategy in ports, which includes environmental, social and economic aspects, with the theme of Sustainable Management for Port Competitiveness, said IADC.This is why it was fitting that CEDA and IADC’s upcoming publication ‘Dredging for Sustainable Infrastructure’ was revealed to attendees of the recent OAS-CIP meeting.Maurice De Kok, Director Strategic Business Development at Van Oord, presented the new guidebook on behalf of IADC.Available internationally in November 2018, the guidebook contains contributions from leading specialists in the field and will serve as an authoritative guide to delivering dredging projects that enhance the natural and socio-economic systems.last_img read more

Armed Men Board Hamburg Süd Boxship, Tie Up Crewman

first_imgFive armed individuals boarded a containership owned by Hamburg Süd in Santos anchorage, Brazil.The incident on board Cap San Marco occurred in the morning hours of December 2, 2018, a spokesperson of Hamburg Süd confirmed to World Maritime News.The deckhand on watch, a Filipino national, was set upon and tied up by perpetrators.“The most important for us is that our crew member is doing well,” the spokesperson said.As informed, the intruders attempted to hide cocaine inside a container. After the criminals had fled, one container was found with a broken seal with no cocaine inside it.Following a thorough check of the boxship, Brazilian authorities found some 402 kilos of cocaine hidden in another container. The cocaine is believed to have been loaded during the ship’s previous call at Paranagua port, Brazil.“The cocaine found on board is not related to this incident in Santos,” the spokesperson of Hamburg Süd further said.An investigation into the incident has been launched.Built at Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2013, the 9,814 TEU Cap San Marco is scheduled to continue its voyage to Algeciras, Spain, according to data provided by VesselsValue.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more