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DSME Lays Keel for Petronas’ First Floating LNG Facility

first_img此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 zoom The keel laying process for PETRONAS’ first floating liquefied natural gas facility (PFLNG 1) has commenced this week, marking another significant milestone in the construction of the facility at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) shipyard in Okpo, South Korea.The first block of the keel, the basic structure around which the hull of the FLNG vessel will be built, was laid on 6 January in the presence of the integrated project team led by PETRONAS with its partners, Technip and DSME.“The keel laying signifies yet another significant achievement of the project in its construction phase,” said Datuk Abdullah Karim, PETRONAS’ Vice President and Venture Director of LNG Projects – Domestic, Gas & Power Business.“We would like to thank the project teams for their perseverance and dedication that led to this milestone in a safe manner, in line with our plans and expectations,” he added.The construction of the PFLNG 1 facility, which commenced in June 2013 with the cutting of the steel for its hull, is scheduled to be completed in Quarter 4 of 2015, making it the world’s first to be in operation.When operational, the facility will have a weight of about 125,000 tonnes and is 365 metres in length, which is equivalent to three times the length of an NFL football field. It will also be the first to use the dual row cargo containment system to ensure limited sloshing within its hull.The PFLNG 1 facility will be located in Malaysia’s Kanowit gas field, 180 kilometres offshore Sarawak. It will produce 1.2 million tonnes of LNG per year and will play a significant role in PETRONAS’ efforts to unlock the gas reserves in Malaysia’s remote and stranded fields currently deemed uneconomical to develop and evacuate. Petronas, January 8, 2014 Print  Close My locationlast_img read more

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Vodafone to buy Spanish telecoms company Ono for 10 billion expanding further

Vodafone to buy Spanish telecoms company Ono for $10 billion, expanding further in Europe by Danica Kirka, The Associated Press Posted Mar 17, 2014 3:35 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LONDON – British telecommunications company Vodafone agreed on Monday to buy Spain’s Ono for 7.2 billion euros ($10 billion) as it seeks to expand operations across Europe.The deal is part of a broader trend of mergers and takeovers in Europe, where the mobile industry is split among some 150 major operators crisscrossing national lines — compared to just four in the United States.Grupo Corporativo Ono S.A. provides phone, mobile and television services to 1.9 million customers and has the largest “next-generation network” in Spain, reaching 7.2 million homes, or 41 per cent of the country. Vodafone says Ono has abundant spare capacity, giving it space to expand.“Demand for unified communications products and services has increased significantly over the last few years in Spain, and this transaction – together with our fiber-to-the-home build program – will accelerate our ability to offer best-in-class propositions in the Spanish market,” Vodafone Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said in a statement.Vodafone is flush with cash after agreeing last year to sell its stake in a U.S. venture to Verizon for $130 billion in cash and stock — one of the biggest deals in corporate history.Monday’s deal marks Vodafone’s second major acquisition in Europe, after its purchase of Kabel Deutschland last year. Vodafone was attracted by Kabel Deutschland’s extensive cable network, which it could use to expand its fixed-line, broadband and television business.The deal allows Vodafone to accelerate its expansion in Europe, save costs in its Spanish operations and take advantage of the rapid increase in the adoption of unified communications products and services in the Spanish market. Ono has invested approximately 7 billion euros in its network since 1998.Analysts were divided over the potential benefits of the deal.“Spain has been the source of losses for several quarters, and bundling Vodafone’s mobile services with popular broadband and cable TV offerings is the only realistic choice to drive up customer retention, new subscribers and per-customer revenues,” said Jason Sumner, technology analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit.But James Barford, an analyst at the London-based firm Enders Analysis, said the price was high and was skeptical that the focus on “quad play” — the industry term for bundling phone, broadband, mobile and TV services — will pay off.“It’s a little bit the tail wagging the dog in terms of justifying such a high cost,” he said. “There’s an assumption that ‘quad play’ is essential, but there really isn’t evidence that consumers have a strong desire to buy the fixed line and the mobile services together.”__Associated Press writer Sylvia Hui contributed to this story. read more

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Aston Martin Rapide production moves to UK

Aston Martin has confirmed that production of its Rapide four-door sports car will move to the company’s Gaydon headquarters in Warwickshire in the second half of 2012.The company appointed Magna Steyr in 2008 as a partner to produce the car at its facilities in Austria, following a feasibility study that highlighted constraints at Gaydon at that time. A dedicated facility – AMRP – at Magna Steyr’s facilities was then established, and the car reached full production in 2010.Dr Ulrich Bez, Aston Martin Chief Executive, said: “In 2008 we had facility restrictions at Gaydon which indicated that production of Rapide at Gaydon would likely compromise production of our other cars. We were not prepared to do this.“Now, three years on things are very different – Gaydon is more established, more flexible and more efficient. While our overall volume has not changed significantly, we now produce a far richer model mix – eight model lines (plus five variants) compared to three model lines (plus two variants) in 2008 – so Rapide production is now possible.”Work on readying Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters for Rapide will begin immediately with a view to production commencing in the second half of 2012.Click through to download SMMT Motor Industry Facts 2011, which contains extensive information about UK automotive manufacturing, including breakdowns by make and model. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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