SIMEC Atlantis Divests Its Canadian Tidal JV

first_imgSIMEC Atlantis said it has completed the proposed sale of the company’s stake in its Canadian joint venture at the FORCE facility in Nova Scotia, Canada, to its renewable energy development partner DP Energy group.DP Energy has acquired the remaining 50% interest in Atlantis Operations (Canada) Limited (“AOCL”). Following completion, AOCL will be renamed to become Rio Fundo Operations Canada.The cash transaction enables the DP Energy group to take a more integrated approach to the AOCL berth alongside its pre-existing wholly owned berth at the FORCE facility. This transaction returns C$400,000 to SIMEC Atlantis and, according to the company, allows the management team to focus resources on other opportunities in the UK, France and Asia and will allow the DP Energy team to focus efforts on the development of the tidal stream industry in Nova Scotia.Tim Cornelius, Atlantis CEO, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to agree this sale with DP Energy. They have experience and presence in Canada and are well suited to deliver a project in Nova Scotia. This transaction returns value to our shareholders and allows us to focus on the exciting opportunities across the SIMEC group.”Simon De Pietro, DP Energy director, said: “DP Energy is delighted work with the Nova Scotia Government to promote the development of tidal energy as a major source of renewable electricity production in Canada and we are eager to take on the exciting challenges provided by the tidal resource in the Bay of Fundy. The venture adds further depth to the growing portfolio of renewable energy projects of the DP Energy group of companies worldwide. “last_img read more

Equinor picks DNV GL for Bay du Nord certification

first_imgNorwegian oil and gas giant Equinor has selected oil and gas advisory and classification society DNV GL as the certifying authority for the Bay du Nord project off Canada.The Bay du Nord FPSO illustration. Credit: EquinorDNV GL said on Monday that it would ensure that new infrastructure that would be built for Equinor’s Bay du Nord oil field project was compliant to local and global safety requirements.The classification society will oversee design review activities and site surveillance during construction, commissioning, and installation, after being awarded the certifying authority and classification contract.The Bay du Nord field is located around 480 kilometers northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, in the Flemish Pass Basin.The field will be the first one developed in this basin. No existing infrastructure is in the immediate area, which is known for its harsh environmental conditions, including large sea states, high winds, sea ice, and icebergs.Bay du Nord was discovered in 2013, aiming to produce its first oil in 2025. The project is currently in the pre-FEED phase, and the final investment decision is planned in the second quarter of 2021.The field development comprises an FPSO, a disconnectable turret and moorings system, steel lazy wave risers, and a subsea development with four subsea templates.Halfdan Knudsen, Equinor’s project director, said: “Safety, environmental protection, and regulatory compliance are fundamental requirements for the Bay du Nord Project.“DNV GL has been selected as the certifying authority and classification society for the project, supported by our development partner Husky Energy.”Liv A. Hovem, CEO of DNV GL – Oil & Gas, added: “I am delighted Equinor has recognized that we possess the technical expertise and global footprint to assure safety on the ambitious Bay du Nord project. We have worked closely with Equinor on many projects over the years, including challenging sites in the North Sea, and this contract win is a sign of the strength of our relationship.”Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Ripley County Participating In Drug Take Back

first_imgOn October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its seventh opportunity in three years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.Bring your medications for disposal to the Ripley County Jail at 210 N Monroe St., Versailles. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.Last April, Americans turned in 371 tons of prescription drugs at over 5,829 sites operated by the DEA and its thousands of state and local law enforcement partners.last_img read more

Brookville resident uses social media to recover stolen property

first_imgBrookville, In. — A Brookville resident has praise for social media and Fayette County Sheriff’s Department following the recovery of his off-road vehicle. Alex Cummins took to social media following the recent theft and others shared the post more than 1,300 times.Over the weekend Cummins recovered the off-road vehicle in Fayette County with the help of the sheriff’s department and left the following post:With the power of social media and some brave friends we were able to track down and locate my rzr tonight and get what’s left of it back. Thank you very much to the Fayette county sheriff officers for responding to our call and coming out and also thank you to everyone who shared my post and helped out. Just goes to show that everything gets out in a small town. Not over yet . A link to the video of the recovered off-road vehicle is here.last_img read more

AVB: Bale not for sale

first_img “We’ve allowed ourselves conversations with Real Madrid, confirmed by their coach I think wrongly, but the only thing we’ve communicated is that the player is our player and not for sale.” Asked if he felt Ancelotti was in the wrong, Villas-Boas said: “I think so, in my opinion. “Carlo is a person I appreciate a lot and we have great respect for each other, but bearing in mind this situation they have decided to make it public. “Normally in situations like this in England it is scrutinised by the (Football Association) with lots of care and attention. We have seen lots of people speak about a player that is not theirs and we are due some respect. “There are conversations because there is big, big respect between the clubs bearing in the mind the transfer last year (of Luka Modric) and the agreement last year of goodwill between the clubs. At the moment we are following from those instructions. “But of the player, bearing in mind the investment you have seen at Tottenham recently, he is a player who is decisive for us. We are building a very strong team and we are building for a future with Gareth. “In football, anything is possible but what we have communicated so far is that we are not willing to concede to their interest in the player.” Bale has not featured for Tottenham during the pre-season, with a foot injury reported to have been the cause for his absence from the Monaco trip. It is being reported that the player is unsettled amid Madrid’s continuing interest. Bale has been linked with a world record transfer to Madrid with reports of a deal worth up to £105million being all but finalised, but Spurs manager Villas-Boas insists he is continuing to plan for the coming season with Bale in his team, while admitting to some frustration with Madrid’s very public pursuit of the Wales international. “I think the rumours that anything is imminent are not true,” he told reporters at a press conference after Saturday night’s 5-2 friendly defeat to Monaco, before going on to criticise Real coach Carlo Ancelotti for publicly confirming that talks had taken place. Andre Villas-Boas insists the only talks between Tottenham and Real Madrid regarding Gareth Bale have been to tell the Spanish club he is not for sale.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

City game off

first_img The match has fallen victim to the severe weather which has battered the north west. A tweet from police read: “GAME OFF – Manchester City’s V Sunderland has been called off because conditions are deemed ‘unsafe’. #MCFC” City captain Vincent Kompany also announced the game had been called off via his Twitter feed. Kompany tweeted: “Game’s called off! Make sure you get yourselves home and be safe, weather is terrible! #mcfc” City might have had the opportunity to move back to the top of the Barclays Premier League had the game gone ahead and other results gone in their favour. The game will now have to be rearranged for later in the season, creating extra fixture congestion for a side still competing in four competitions. The decision to call off the match was taken on safety grounds after the Met Office issued an amber warning for severe winds for Greater Manchester. The more severe, and rare, red warning – the highest possible – was in place for other parts of the north west, including Merseyside. Everton were also due to take on Crystal Palace but that match was still due to go ahead. Stoke, who were hosting Swansea at the Britannia Stadium, issued a statement at 1840 confirming their game was still due to go ahead, with the kick-off put back to 2000. It read: “Whilst referee Jon Moss has to continuously monitor the situation, with the Met Office forecasting that the wind will drop after 7pm, the expectation is that the game will definitely be on.” Manchester City’s Barclays Premier League clash with Sunderland has been postponed, Greater Manchester Police have confirmed.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Four shot in Miami-Dade attack, two in custody

first_imgFour men are now in hospital following a gun attack in Miami Dade on Thursday morning.The Miami-Dade Police report that the four men were sitting in front of a residence when the occupants of a dark colored vehicle opened fire.The men were all taken to hospital and admitted. They have been identified as Tommy Mayfield, Frank Luis, Tommy Butler and Broderick Richardson.The police were alerted and subsequently identified a vehicle fitting the description of the one used in the attack. When the cops attempted to stop the vehicle the driver sped off and a high speed chase ensued.Two men then bailed from the vehicle at SW 250 Street and SW 122 Avenue, leaving a female behind. She was taken into custody.Th driver of the vehicle continued to flee on foot and a perimeter was set up by the police. K- units and a Special Response Team then conducted a search of the area. The cops were led to a residence where another male occupant of the car was taken into custody after a physical confrontation.Then the cops were alerted to a robbery near the scene and the description of the robber fitted the armed suspect they were hunting.Police dogs led them to the backyard of a model construction in the area and the driver was arrested.The female has not yet been charged with any crime.last_img read more

BetConstruct unveils Vbet virtual casino product

first_img New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Share Technology provider BetConstruct has opened a virtual casino product in the German capital of Berlin, known as Vbet, in what is an industry first.Located on Schillerstraße in the city’s affluent Charlottenburg district, the store utilises advanced VR technology to teleport bettors into a virtual casino world.The Vbet store was unveiled at a grand opening on Saturday, and will also act as the company’s German headquarters.The London-headquartered firm continues with its ambitious growth plans that have accelerated since Vigen Badalyan assumed the role of CEO in November, and made it clear that they hope to launch more Vbet stores throughout the continent in the coming months.Addressing the crowd at the store launch on Saturday, BetConstruct’s Regional Director for Germany, Gor Mnatsakanyan, said: “BetConstruct started its journey back in 2003, and is now very proud to open its betting shop in Europe.“Let me tell you a little bit about BetConstruct’s new products – many of you will have already seen them in action at ICE Totally Gaming. We have many new innovative products – BetCloud, Betonpolitics, etc. – but now we are tackling the B2C market.“We are new in Germany, but as you will see, our product is also new and unique. We have developed the first in the world virtual reality casino with live dealer.”Mnatsakanyan went on to describe the firm’s new app, Vivaro Go, which offers an augmented reality experience with users given the chance to win prizes and claim deals.“It’s the first in the world, we have developed an app called Vivaro Go, it’s a unique and fun app, and you will all have a chance today to enjoy our full portfolio of products.”The store launch came just days after BetConstruct won the award for ‘Best Live Dealer Overall Product’ at the 2018 Live Gaming Summit in Barcelona. StumbleUpon Related Articles Vbet sponsors AS Monaco as Ligue 1 kicks off new season August 24, 2020 Share Submit VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020last_img read more

Johan Königslehner eyes Svenska return with Glitnor Group

first_img JPJ Group terminates InterCasino and Vera&John’s UK presence August 6, 2019 Submit JPJ Group navigates UK headwinds as firm prepares for Gamesys enlargement August 13, 2019 Share Altenar makes Swedish debut through LuckyCasino launch June 17, 2019 Related Articles Former Vera&John Chief Executive Johan Königslehner has stated his intent on joining the upcoming re-regulated Swedish online gambling market, inbound for 1 January 2019.Königslehner is heading up new online gambling outfit Glitnor Group, which this week completed the takeover of LuckyCasino (LuckyCasino.com) from Malta-based operator Viral Interactive for an undisclosed fee.An enterprise founding team member of Vera&John, a European online casino property sold to Intertain Group in 2014 for $130 million, Königslehner seeks to become a lead player in Sweden’s new marketplace.In its market update, the new industry incumbent details that it has drafted a team of experienced industry executives seeking to capitalise on Swedish market developments.“Our team has many years in developing high-growth B2C casino brands such as Vera&John in emerging and mature regulated markets.” Königslehner states on his return to online gambling. “We are tapping into the fast-growing pay and play concept developing in Sweden and Finland with no account creation needed and instant withdrawals. We believe this concept is part of the future and shall be successful in the regulated Swedish market next year.”Taking over Viral Interactive assets, Glitnor Group will maintain the services of CEO Daniel Eriksson as new Head of Business Development.“Being part of building Viral Interactive to where it is and developing the LuckyCasino brand has been a great experience,” Eriksson said. “Joining Glitnor and driving their business development forward in this next period of growth is a challenge that I’m really looking forward to. Share StumbleUponlast_img read more

Rays, Brandon Lowe finalize new 6-year contract

first_imgThe Rays have signed utility man Brandon Lowe to a six-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. The initial report on the deal from The Athletic said it will guarantee the 24-year-old $24 million and also includes two team options.  Astros, Alex Bregman agree to 6-year, $100 million extension, report says Tampa Bay is coming off a year in which it won 90 games with a payroll of $79.9 million, according to Spotrac. The Rays had just two players making more than $4 million on the season. Related News They have expanded this year as they will pay Charlie Morton $15 million and Kevin Kiermaier $8.17 million.center_img Angels sign Mike Trout to 12-year extension .@Sweet_n_Lowe5 is 🔒’ed up!#RaysUp pic.twitter.com/HB9r79WvkP— Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) March 20, 2019Lowe, 24, has 129 career at-bats in MLB, but he has the ability to play both the infield and the outfield. He has a career .281/.374/.465 slash line in the minor leagues.last_img read more