Smit Lamnalco Takes Delivery of Second Tug of Damen STu …

first_img My location 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom Smit Lamnalco has taken delivery of, and will soon deploy, the ‘SL Kiwi’. It’s their second tug of the Damen STu 2208 type. The 39.4 tonne bollard pull tug will join the sister ship ‘SL Kittiwake’, delivered late 2012, to support Single Point Mooring operations.Built at Damen’s facilities in Gorinchem (the Netherlands), the ‘SL Kiwi’ left Rotterdam on board a Heavy Lift vessel by Christmas 2013. From Smit Lamnalco’s perspective the short lead time was important.“Although short lead times naturally are one key element in our standard design USP, the vessel does have a number of client-specific features, such as an open stern with removable bulwark top plate and Smit Lamnalco corporate colours. In addition, various options from our ‘catalogue of OEM extras’, such as a deck crane and fuel oil separator unit, were selected too”, Jan de Vente project manager for tug newbuilds at the Damen Shipyards Gorinchem head office says.Like its sister ship, the ‘SL Kiwi’ will to a large extent be deployed in marine services to the oil and gas terminal industry, including diving support. Hence the various extras. The Stu 2208 type vessels were dominantly designed for towage and harbour mooring assistance.In keeping with Damen Shipyards’ design and type notation house style, Stu 2208 simply and efficiently means: Standard Tug, 22 metres long, 8 metres wide. Since ‘standard’ does not stand for ‘standstill’ – as with any of Damen’s Standard Design series – there is continuous improvement of standards based on heavy duty technologies and principles. “This is an extra asset when the tugs are deployed for offshore support which includes long or even semi-permanent in-field presence.” Print  Close Smit Lamnalco, February 13, 2014last_img read more

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Champika warns cabinet of another 88′ – 89′ period

Sources said that Ranawaka has also proposed that a separate paying system be introduced for government universities. However he also noted that the Government must have a clear stand on the SAITM issue and not be divided.The Ministers at the group meeting agreed that the Government must speak with one voice on the matter.  (Colombo Gazette) Ranawaka told the Government at the meeting that if SAITM is not abolished violence may erupt in the country like what was seen during the 1988 – 1989 period, sources said. Cabinet Minister and Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) General Secretary Patali Champika Ranawaka has warned that the country may face a repeat of the 1988 – 1989 period.He has told a Government group meeting that the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) must be abolished. Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne however noted that Sri Lanka needs more doctors as for every 100,000 patients there are only 65 doctors.Senaratne said that the ratio must increase to at least 200 doctors for every 100,000 patients.At the discussion the President had also made inquiries about the ongoing case on SAITM. He said this will attract students like those who had joined SAITM expecting better education.However State Minister Sujeewa Senasinghe had said that having a separate paid system will result in an overflow of medical students who will eventually not have jobs. Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera told the President he was confident the outcome of the case will be positive. read more

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Scrappage boosts August registration volumes

The scrappage incentive scheme has boosted vehicle registrations for the third successive month in August, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). ·         102,071 vehicles have been registered under the scrappage scheme since its start·         Scrappage accounted for 25.1% of August new car registrations with 16,848 units “The scrappage scheme is proving hugely popular with motorists and has provided an important boost to the UK motor industry,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The scheme is clearly delivering environmental and safety benefits, in addition to incremental business for UK manufacturing and much needed demand for retailers.” In August, generally a small volume month ahead of the new registration plate in September, one in four new cars bought were attributable to the scrappage incentive scheme. In the commercial vehicle sector, a total of 1,706 vans have been registered since its start and 247 in August, accounting for 3.3% of overall van registrations in August. A full table of provisional scrappage scheme registrations is attached to this press release. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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