A fledgling workforce

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Altius loads heavy gear

first_imgThe machinery was loaded on board the vessel Lone, operated by heavy lift shipping line SAL. The fractioner was lifted onto Lone using its onboard cranes.The equipment will be used in Turkish petrochemical company Tupras’ Derince facility. www.sal-heavylift.comwww.tupras.com.trwww.altius.eslast_img

Garone Logistics joins GPLN

first_imgEstablished in 2007 in Shenzen in the province of Guangdong, Garone Logistics is an international freight forwarding and logistics company, which operates two offices in Shenzen and Shanghai.Garone Logistics handles large-scale projects, heavy lifting and ro-ro services for various industries.  www.garonelogistics.comwww.gpln.netlast_img

Lilama signs with Mammoet

first_imgLilama, established in 2000, is an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor that develops industrial projects, such as thermal and combined-cycle power plants. Mammoet has signed the MoU to work with Lilama on upcoming projects. This collaboration includes Mammoet’s early involvement in project planning and engineering. While Lilama already has a fleet of cranes and transport equipment, the MoU will provide access to Mammoet’s global fleet of cranes and specialised equipment, expanding the range of solutions available in Vietnam. The MoU was signed by Hoang Minh Khoi (Lilama Corporation) and ChongKook Cho (Mammoet) in Hanoi, Vietnam.www.lilama.com.vn  www.mammoet.comlast_img read more

Osborne: India to liberalise legal services

first_imgGeorge Osborne today announced a raft of trade deals with his counterpart in India that include opening up the country’s legal market to foreign lawyers.The chancellor and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have reached a number of agreements following the eighth UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD) in London, according to a joint announcement by the Treasury and Foreign Office. These include ’liberalising the Indian legal services market to allow foreign lawyers the right to operate in India’.The announcement adds: ’This will act as a catalyst for international investment in India and give businesses the access they need to international legal advice. It will also bring new opportunities for the UK profession, who will benefit from being offered similar rights to those that Indian firms already enjoy in the UK, allowing them to enter partnerships with Indian firms and bring their specialist expertise to India.’Last November it emerged that the Law Society, Bar Council of England and Wales and the Bar Council of India were drawing up a memorandum of understanding on opening up the market, following over 20 years of stalled initiatives. The Bar Council of India dropped its long-standing opposition to liberalising its home market a few months earlier, removing one of the main obstacles to a deal.Justice minister Shailesh Vara said he commended Jaitley’s commitment. ‘This is a cause that I have been championing personally for many years, ever since I saw the value liberalisation would bring when working as a solicitor,’ he added.’The UK’s experience of an open legal services sector has been a hugely positive one, giving business the access it needs to international legal advice and helping make London the global hub it has become.’Vara said his department ‘stands ready’ to help the Indian government ‘progress this important reform in any way that would be helpful’.last_img read more

MÁV-Start orders more Flirts

first_imgHUNGARY: National passenger operator MÁV-Start has selected Stadler Bussnang as preferred bidder to supply 21 electric multiple-units for use on Budapest suburban services. The contract is expected to be signed in July, with funding from EU sources.Tenders were called in March, and MÁV-Start said Stadler had submitted the most economically advantageous of the two bids received. MÁV-Start requires an initial batch of six EMUs to be delivered by October 31 this year, and Stadler is able offer a proven product for Hungary. The rest of the units are scheduled be delivered by the end of 2016.last_img read more

Trans-Pennine and Midland Main Line electrification by 2023 as work unpaused

first_imgUK: Work to electrify the trans-Pennine and Midland Main Line routes is to resume with completion envisaged by 2023, Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin announced on September 30.Following significant delays and cost over-runs on the electrification of the Great Western Main Line from London to Bristol and South Wales, on June 25 McLoughlin announced that Network Rail’s works programme for Control Period 5 from 2014 to 2019 would be reviewed and ‘reset’.Planning for trans-Pennine and Midland Main Line electrification was ‘paused’ pending this review, which is being undertaken by Sir Peter Hendy who was appointed as NR Chairman. While the review is still underway, on September 29 Hendy wrote to the Secretary of State for Transport advising how the work could continue, and as a result McLoughlin has asked NR to unpause the two projects.NR will now work with the Department for Transport and regional body Rail North to develop a ‘firm detailed design’ by the end of 2017 for 25 kV 50 Hz electrification of the trans-Pennine route from Stalybridge near Manchester to Leeds, York and Selby. Hendy has advised McLoughlin that electrification works could begin in 2018, for completion by the end of 2022. DfT said this project would focus on ‘delivering key passenger benefits as quickly as possible’, and provide ‘faster journey times and significantly more capacity’, with six fast or semi-fast trains per hour and Manchester – York journey times reduced by up to 15 min. This would be ‘an improvement on the previous plan which only changed the power supply of the trains’. Hendy has also proposed adding electrification to line speed and capacity improvement works underway on the Midland Main Line, with electrification from Bedford as far as Kettering and Corby by 2019 and to Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield by 2023.Hendy has advised McLoughlin that while unpausing the two projects would ‘create a further significant spending pressure’ within the CP5 funding plan, his review is to set out what NR could do the mitigate the impact on other works, and much of the costs would fall within CP6.‘The temporary pause in the programme has given us the space to develop a better plan for passengers’, said Hendy. ‘People can expect more services and faster journeys. We face some difficult challenges, and there is more work still to do, but the Secretary of State’s decision means we can now move forward with our plans’.The Rail Delivery Group which represents NR and train operators welcomed the announcement as ‘good news’, emphasising that ‘it is important to have continued and sustained investment’. The announcement was ‘absolutely great news for the North of England’, according to Nick Donovan, Managing Director of current franchise holder First Transpennine Express. He said FTPE has ‘experienced a huge increase in the demand for rail travel over the past few years and rail travel has never been as popular. This news today will give a real boost to people’s confidence in the investment that has been promised and will help to establish the North as a major player within the UK’s economy.’last_img read more

David Aldrich of Skyworks Named 2014 CEO of the Year by MassTLC

first_imgSkyworks Solutions announced that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David J. Aldrich, was named the CEO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council (MassTLC) during the 2014 Technology Leadership Awards. MassTLC is the region’s leading technology association and network for tech executives, entrepreneurs, investors and policy leaders. The MassTLC Leadership Awards shine a spotlight on the vibrancy of the state’s position as both a pioneer and leader in technologies that are fueling Massachusetts’ economy and changing the world. Skyworks Solutions and David Aldrich are among the elite innovators from the Bay State’s deep talent pool.MassTLC announced the winners during its 17th annual awards gala attended by more than 750 executives, technologists, investors, media, analysts and other members of the Massachusetts innovation ecosystem, as well as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, himself a recipient of the 2014 Commonwealth Award. Technology Leadership Award Winners were chosen from among the best of the region’s tech industry in 16 categories.last_img read more

New Low Loss N-Type Connectors from DC to 6 GHz

first_imgAmphenol RF has introduced a range of redesigned N-Type connectors optimized for use with Low Loss 400 cables. Low Loss cables provide enhanced shielding with a bonded foil construction ensuring 100% coverage. The connectors feature a nominal impedance of 50 ohms and offer low return loss from DC to 6 GHz.The new Type N connectors are available in straight jack, bulkhead jack, straight plug and right angle plug configurations. All designs feature a crimp termination, allowing for quick and secure assembly, and require standard hex crimp tooling. The redesigned N-Type connectors provide consistent electrical performance at high frequencies and feature improved grounding for more stable RF performance.Amphenol RF’s N-Type Low Loss cable connectors are ideal for smart city infrastructure and other IoT antenna applications, requiring high reliability and low signal loss. Type N connectors can also be found in medium to high power wireless, iDAS and oDAS solutions.Click here to see N Type Connectors from Amphenol RF.Click here to see N Type Connectors from 16 Other Manufacturers.last_img read more

Comtech Xicom Technology Expands its High Power GaN SSPA Product Line

first_imgComtech Xicom Technology, a part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment has released a series of high-power GaN SSPAs as part of its industry-leading SSPA product line. The new compact and rugged amplifiers are significantly more efficient than competing SSPAs making them ideal for transportable and mobile applications where power draw matters.For Ku-band customers, the new XTLIN-200K covers the 13.75 to 14.5 GHz Ku-band with a minimum of 200 W of linear power. The unit is available in a compact, low profile outdoor package that is ideally suited for transportable applications. The new XTLIN-100K also covers the 13.75 to 14.5 GHz, with a minimum of 100 W of linear power, and is in the same package size as its industry-leading 100 W Linear X-band unit, allowing easy conversion from X-band to Ku-band.At X-band, the new XTLIN-200X further extends Comtech Xicom’s tactical X-band product line, offering a minimum of 200 W of linear power. The compact package size is identical to that of the new 200 W Ku-band amplifier. Comtech Xicom already had industry-leading high efficiency X-band GaN products in certified terminals at linear powers of 20 W, 50 W and 100 W – and now the product line extends to 200 W.The new XTSLIN-200X compares favorably in size, weight, and especially power consumption to available products at this power level, and the common package size with the new Ku-band products is ideal for tactical military customers that want to optimize satellite availability. The Ku-band products are ideal for both commercial and military SATCOM applications, with very high efficiency that’s optimal for high data rate transportable applications.Comtech Xicom manufactures a wide variety of tube-based and solid-state power amplifiers for military and commercial satellite uplink applications. Its product range encompasses power levels from 8 W to 3 kW, with frequency coverage in sub-bands within the 2 GHz to 45 GHz spectrum. Amplifiers are also available for fixed and ground-based, ship-board, and airborne mobile applications.Click here to know more.last_img read more