Aker Solutions wins Equinor contract. (Credit: Øyvind Hagen / Equinor.) Equinor has contracted Norwegian engineering company Aker Solutions for the topside works on its Troll B and C platforms to reduce the CO2 emissions.The company intends to install equipment for receiving electrical power from shore through cable, replacing power generation from gas turbines at the platforms.The Troll field is located nearly 65km west of Bergen on Norway’s west coast and the electrical power cable is planned to be connected to shore at Kollsnes outside Bergen.Equinor awarded the contract to Aker Solutions after it completed the front-end engineering and design (FEED) work in January last year.Aker Solutions CEO Kjetel Digre said: “Reduction of climate footprint is high on the agenda for our customers in the oil and gas industry. Electrification of production platforms is one of the ways to reduce emissions from such operations.“Aker Solutions has extensive experience from delivering such low-carbon solutions, and we aim to be a leading contractor in this market. We are excited to collaborate with Equinor on the Troll electrification.”Under the contract, Aker Solutions will work on engineering, procurement, construction and prefabrication of systems, and installation at the platforms offshore.The company intends to commence the contract works immediately and is anticipated to be completed at the end of 2025.Aker is planning to carry out the engineering works through its office in Bergen, and construction works through its yard in Egersund.The scope of the contract will include around 1,000 man-years for own employees, including nearly 500 for engineering, 200 for construction and 300 for the offshore work.It is expected to involve a total of 4,000 people, including ripple effects, employees working with suppliers, services providers, and others.In December last year, Aker Solutions has received a contract from Equinor for its Johan Sverdrup field offshore Norway.Located about 150km away from the coast of Stavanger in the Norwegian North Sea, Johan Sverdrup field consists of two oil discoveries named Avaldsnes and Aldous. Aker Solutions received the contract following the front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract it has completed in January last year
“About 90 per cent of interest … was all (from) Sydney and Melbourne buyers,” he said.Mr Reid said the local buyers planned to renovated the six bedroom, four bathroom house, which they bought as a “forever home”. “They’re going to do some minor works to the property over the next few years,” he said. MORE NEWS: Glitter Strip among world’s best for luxury property The property comes with its own private beach.The property hit the market in June last year under another agent before John Reid Real Estate took over.It was scheduled to go to auction before a $2.649 million price tag was put on it, which was later reduced further.The sale was one of a handful of million-dollar deals made in the past week.A dated brick house on Millionaires’ Row changed hands for $1,771,500 for the first time in six decades at the weekend, while the $8.25 million sale of a Main Beach penthouse last week marked the highest for the year so far. There is plenty of space to entertain in and out.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“It came down to aspect and there’s not many places on the Gold Coast that offer that aspect and that kind of water frontage.”Mr Reid said the property attracted a lot of interest in the lead up to its $2.125 million sale last week, including about five buyers from Sydney and a few others from Melbourne.MORE NEWS: Tree house snapped up for almost $2m Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:54Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:54 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenAndrew Winter: To sell or to renovate?00:55 The pool is among its many features. Marketing agent Kurt Reid, of John Reid Real Estate, said its northeast facing position was what ultimately attracted house hunters in droves.“That was the biggest drawcard of the property,” he said. The property at 24 Winch Court, Mermaid Waters sold for more than $2 million.A GOLD Coast family has splashed more than $2 million on a waterfront property they plan to call their “forever home”.They managed to fend off about a dozen interstate buyers who were also vying for the Mermaid Waters residence.
The event was pushed back a year because the Tokyo Olympics were delayed until 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic.The track worlds were originally scheduled for Aug. 6-15, 2021.World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says 2022 will be a “bonanza for athletics fans around the world” with the Commonwealth Games beginning in Birmingham, England, only three days after the track worlds.The 2022 Commonwealth Games are scheduled for July 27-Aug. 7 and the multisport European Championship is currently slated for Aug. 11-21 in Munich.World Athletics has also postponed the bidding processes for 2023 World Athletics Series events. They will now open in November 2020. ___Formula One says it will furlough half of its staff until the end of May and senior executives will take pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic.F1 has postponed eight races so far this season and the Monaco Grand Prix has been canceled.F1 says senior leadership figures will take “voluntary pay cuts while still continuing to work and not in furlough.”CEO Chase Carey will take a “much deeper” pay cut. The Latest: Track worlds in Eugene get new dates in 2022 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, have been rescheduled for July 15-24, 2022. April 8, 2020 Associated Press The McLaren and Williams teams had already put some staff on furlough schemes. McLaren drivers Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz have also taken pay cuts.The season is currently scheduled to begin in France on June 28. F1 management has said it still hopes to hold between 15 and 18 races this year in place of the original 22.___A two-time Olympic finalist in the 800 meters has died after getting infected with the coronavirus.The Italian Olympic Committee says Donato Sabia has died. He was 56. CONI says he is the first Italian Olympian to die with the virus.Sabia finished fifth in the 800 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games and seventh at the 1988 Seoul Games. He also won the 800 at the 1984 European Indoor Championships.Sabia died in his hometown of Potenza in southern Italy shortly after his father also died from the virus.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
CHICAGO — Joe Maddon posed for a selfie on the field with his wife. Jon Lester sprayed champagne with his young son. Rocker Eddie Vedder partied on the mound.For the Chicago Cubs and their ever-hopeful fans, this bash was a long time in the making.Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez homered and the fresh Cubs clinched a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time ever, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday to win the NL Division Series in four games.“This is all just baseball fantasy, right?” a drenched Chairman Tom Ricketts said.Only once since they last brought home the World Series in 1908 had the Cubs won a playoff series and never before had they finished off the job at their century-plus-old ballpark.But with a raucous, towel-waving crowd jamming the Friendly Confines, the North Siders gave generations of fans exactly what they wanted. And as they gathered in the pulsating neighborhood, the lit-up marquee at Wrigley Field said it all: Cubs Win.Even President Barack Obama — who roots for Chicago’s other team — got in on the celebration, tweeting his congratulations and noting “even @whitesox fans are rooting for you!”“I can only imagine what the next thing is going to look like,” said Lester, the lefty who twice won the World Series with Boston. “And the next thing after that.”The crowd started roaring before the first pitch. And when closer Hector Rondon struck out Stephen Piscotty on a ball in the dirt and catcher Miguel Montero made the tag to end it, the Cubs came streaming out of the dugout.“They deserve it,” Rizzo said in the middle of the party. “Hopefully, this is just a taste of what’s to come.”Up-and-comers all season under their first-year manager, Maddon’s bunch of wild-card Cubs had arrived.As the music blared and the strobe lights flashed in the clubhouse, Cubs players and coaches soaked each other. Then they took the celebration back onto the field as fans went crazy — Vedder, from the local area, pitched right in.The Cubs will face the winner of the Los Angeles Dodgers-New York Mets matchup. The Mets took a 2-1 lead into Game 4 on Oct. 13.Chicago will play Game 1 Oct. 17 on the road.No team was hotter down the stretch than Chicago, which finished third in the majors with 97 wins after five straight losing seasons.The Cubs knocked out the two teams that finished ahead of them in the NL Central, beating Pittsburgh in the wild-card game and sending St. Louis home after it led the majors with 100 wins.“I think we’re too young to even realize what we just did,” young slugger Kris Bryant said. “It truly is a special time right now.”The banged-up Cardinals had reached the NLCS in the last four years.“It was just unfortunate,” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny said. “This is a team that was as impressive to watch from Day One as any team I’ve ever been around.”“That’s always hard to walk away from. We had an opportunity maybe to get back home and do things differently, but they took advantage of the opportunities they had,” he said.Rizzo’s solo drive to right off losing pitcher Kevin Siegrist in the sixth put Chicago back on top 5-4 after St. Louis scored two in the top half.As if the fans were already hollering at the top of their lungs after that home run, they were really screaming after Schwarber’s monstrous shot leading off the seventh. The ball landed on top of the right-field videoboard and wound up nestled against a railing on the front edge.The late drives by Rizzo and Schwarber along with Baez’s three-run homer off John Lackey in the second came after Chicago set a postseason record with six long balls in Monday’s win.And with the ball flying out again, the Cubs won for the 12th time in 13 games.Cubs starter Jason Hammel allowed two runs and three hits. He exited after giving up a leadoff walk to Jhonny Peralta in the fourth.Seven relievers combined to hold the Cardinals to two runs and five hits the rest of the way. Trevor Cahill picked up the win and Rondon worked the ninth for the save.Hammel settled down after giving up a two-run homer to Piscotty on the game’s fourth pitch. He also singled in a run with two out in the second before Baez connected against Lackey, the man the Cardinals were counting on to keep their season going, to make it 4-2.Lackey gave up four runs and four hits over three innings after outpitching former teammate Lester in a dominant series opener.The Cardinals, playing without catcher Yadier Molina (left thumb), failed to advance in the postseason after winning at least one series the previous four years.“I definitely think the ballpark had something to do with this. They also have a really good lineup,” Lackey said.St. Louis scored two in the sixth to tie it. But the rally ended with Tony Cruz — who drove in a run with a two-out double — getting thrown out at home by Jorge Soler trying to score on Brandon Moss’ RBI single to right.“I will be shocked if they’re not in the World Series or winning it,” Piscotty said. “They’re playing well. You got to tip your hat.”(ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares