Ampelmann Ups Offshore Lifting Game

first_imgAmpelmann has revealed a new access system that is said to be capable of transferring personnel and cargo of up to 5 tons.Source: AmpelmannThe E5000, with its full motion compensation, will be able to operate in high sea states, extending the weather window of operations, Ampelmann said.According to the Dutch company, the switch between people and cargo mode takes less than a minute and just one push of a button, which turns vessels into an all-round offshore tool resulting in shorter campaign durations, increased logistical efficiency and a broader scope of work.The system is based on the technology of the E1000, which was launch in 2016. It is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2020.“Building on the success of the E1000 and the specific needs of our clients, we recognised an opportunity to design and develop a system that can transfer people and lift up to 5 tons of cargo. That significantly broadens the possibilities of the offshore lifting scope compared to existing systems,” said Diederick Nierstrasz, Ampelmann’s Offshore Wind Business Unit Manager.“With the E1000, we launched a unique system on the market. As the market recognised its potential, clients requested more lifting capacity and we believe the E5000 can offer a compelling package for them to get the most out of their offshore campaigns.”last_img read more

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Ripley County Middle CC Meet Results

first_imgThe Batesville Middle School boys won the Ripley County meet on Thursday.  Eli Loichinger finished 1st as the Ripley County champion, followed by Jake Chapman, 2nd, Otto Hund, 4th, Cannon Clark, 5th, Emi Lopez, 6th, Santiago Schutte, 9th, and Landon Raver, 10th.        The Batesville Middle School girls finished 2nd in the Ripley County meet.  Kaylynn Bedel finished 1st as the Ripley County champion, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd.    Boys-Batesville 18, Milan 56, South Ripley 64  Girls–Milan 36, Batesville 42, Jac-Cen-Del 42The Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams ran in the four school Ripley County Meet at Batesville on Thursday (10/3). The JCD girls’ team finished 3rd in a very close race. Virginia Minch, Emily Carf, and Zeda Kersey from JCD made the All-County Team (Top 10). The JCD boys’ team was incomplete. Marshall Johnson (JCD) made the All-County Team (Top 10).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits and Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.last_img read more

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Why were PL clubs so careful with their cash in January?

first_img0Shares0000Gonzalo Higuain was one of few big name arrivals to the Premier League in January © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 1 – Premier League clubs were reluctant to plunge into the inflated January marketplace this season — in stark contrast to last year, when they splashed out a record £430 million on transfer fees.Just £180 million ($235 million) was spent last month, according to finance experts at Deloitte, with the “Big Six” notably restrained. Chelsea spent around £55 million to sign US international Christian Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund but he was loaned back to the German club for the rest of the season.Other than that, loan deals bringing Gonzalo Higuain to Chelsea and Denis Suarez to Arsenal were the only moves that caught the eye for the top teams.All six clubs, also including Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham, are ranked in the top 10 of Deloitte’s Money League so why are they being more careful with their cash?Contenders content with what they haveLiverpool led the way in the summer transfer window, spending more than £160 million and that business has proven to be shrewd, with Jurgen Klopp’s men five points clear at the top of the table and on course to end a 29-year wait to win the league.Christian Pulisic was loaned back to Borussia Dortmund for the rest of the season after completing a move to Chelsea © AFP/File / PATRIK STOLLARZLiverpool have committed to eight new long-term contracts, including deals for Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane since April to help keep their current crop together.Manager Pep Guardiola repeatedly said champions Manchester City were not in the market for new players over the past month.And any plans for arrivals at Manchester United may have been put on ice as the club waits to appointment a new permanent manager and reportedly also a director of football at the end of the season.Money problems for Arsenal, SpursFor north London’s two giants, money has been tight for differing reasons.Arsenal are feeling the pinch following two campaigns without Champions League football, the signing of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for club-record fees in the past 18 months and highly lucrative contracts dished out to Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.Arsenal have signed Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez on loan © AFP/File / LLUIS GENETottenham have enjoyed the riches of the Champions League for three consecutive seasons for the first time in their history.However, the costs associated with the club’s new 62,000-capacity stadium and delays in moving in meant that despite an injury crisis, Spurs did not add to their squad for a second consecutive window.Summer spendingThe summer transfer window is when most clubs believe the best business is done, with January often a seller’s market.“It’s a very difficult period to bring players in,” said Everton’s director of football Marcel Brands when he correctly predicted a lack of transfer activity at the club’s annual general meeting early in the month.“We don’t want to let our best players go, also other clubs don’t. I’m more focused on the summer window than the January window.”Brexit uncertaintyBritain’s looming exit from the European Union on March 29 is casting a cloud of uncertainty over all British businesses.“Clubs still don’t know what the post-exit arrangements will be, not just with players but across the whole portfolio of their activities,” Simon Chadwick, professor of sports enterprise at the University of Salford told AFP.On top of potential complications in obtaining work visas for foreign players, any hit to the British economy could be felt by the clubs in ticket sales, merchandising and future television rights deals.Borja Garcia, an expert in EU sports policy and governance, agrees that negative implications of Brexit on the Premier League are “undeniable”.However, buying EU nationals in this window might have been a wise move.“Those players already in UK by March 29, so signed before Thursday, should be allowed to stay in UK and have the same rights as British players. No quotas for them or work permits,” he explained.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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