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Two offshore workers have been injured in a fire on the Shell-operated oil platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The platform has been shut in. The U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) responded to a report of an oil platform fire in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday.Coast Guard Sector New Orleans watchstanders received a report at 1:20 a.m. that Shell’s Enchilada fixed-leg platform, located at Garden Banks Block 128, was on fire approximately 112 nautical miles south of Vermilion Bay, Louisiana.The BSEE said that there were 46 crew members reported aboard the platform that evacuated to a lifeboat and were transferred to a nearby platform, Salsa, by the offshore supply vessel C-Liberty.The safety bureau said that there were two people reported to have injuries. Namely, a 54-year-old male suffered from flash burns and a concussion, and a 29-year-old male suffered from a sprained wrist and a concussion. Shell launched an emergency helicopter and medevaced both people and transferred them to the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.The platform and all associated production have been shut in and the fire has been reduced to a small flame coming out of a pipe on the platform. There was report of a light sheen north of the Shell platform Enchilada, the BSEE said.Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile launched a HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew to conduct an overflight. The aircrew reported the fire had mostly dissipated. A Coast Guard Cutter Skipjack boat crew was also diverted to the scene.The BSEE and Coast Guard are jointly investigating the cause of the incident.According to Shell’s statement on Wednesday, the fire was associated with a 30-inch gas export pipeline. Production at the Auger and Salsa platforms and nearby fields have also been shut in.Shell also said that there was no visual evidence of oil on the water near the incident site. For safety reasons, Shell has chosen to allow the gas discharge (3-6 foot flame) to burn while the pipeline is being safely depressurized.Shell personnel performed a visual assessment of the Enchilada platform and based on those observations, the asset appears to be structurally sound. A more detailed analysis of the platform will be conducted, Shell concluded.Offshore Energy Today Staff
C-Innovation, an aﬃliate of Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) and its family of companies, has secured a three-year contract with BP.The contract encompasses subsea construction, inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) and logistics services in the Gulf of Mexico.With Port Fourchon, Louisiana serving as the home port, the new contract will bring together ECO’s fleet of multipurpose platform supply and well intervention vessels with C-Innovation’s ROV, tooling, project management and engineering services.The scope of work includes jumper installations; subsea tree installations; facility underwater inspections in lieu of dry-docking; commissioning of new assets; and general field support.David Sheetz, manager of C-Innovation’s subsea division, said: “This is a very large and significant contract for C-I and it helps solidify our reputation as a true, single source for subsea solutions with the backing and support of the diverse family of companies within the ECO group. C-I’s ability to offer a complete suite of services allows clients to have a single point of contact for all projects, which makes budgeting easier, saving time as well as money.”
Global Wind Service (GWS) has secured a contract to support MHI Vestas on the Northwester 2 offshore wind project by providing technicians for the installation of turbines.The deal includes GWS offshore installation technicians supporting the installation of 23 MHI Vestas 164-9.5MW turbines at the site offshore Belgium from November.Besides providing staff for the installation phase, GWS is also supporting MHI Vestas with pre-assembly activities through its setup in Vlissingen, the Netherlands.“We are grateful to MHI Vestas Offshore for the opportunity to support the first offshore installation of their V164 9.5MW WTGs and we very much look forward to mobilizing our experienced personnel for this important project,” said Lars Petersen, CCO at GWS.“We have a close and strong partnership with MHI Vestas Offshore Wind and are very pleased to continue our journey – this time installing their 23 turbines at Northwester 2 Offshore Wind Farm.”Located some 50km north-west of Oostende, the 219MW Northwester 2 offshore wind farm is expected to be commissioned in 2020.The project’s MHI Vestas 164-9.5MW turbines will be placed on top of monopile foundations delivered by Bladt Industries, the first of which was installed at the site on 30 July.
Greensburg, In. — The 2018 General Assembly officially begins on January 3, 2018. Some of the high-profile issues for debate are expected to be the opioid crisis, education, Sunday alcohol sales and handgun licensing.Greensburg Republican state representative Randy Frye wants lawmakers to fund a study to find ways to reduce cancer among first responders. Frye says,”We need to find out what the cause is and how those numbers can be lowered.” Frye is a retired firefighter himself.A study completed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in 2016 concluded first responders, especially firefighters suffer increased cancer rates.For the first time ever a study determined the risk of mesothelioma among firefighters is double that of the general population. Firefighters are also at a higher risk for all other types of cancer.The study targeted 30,000 firefighters from San Francisco, Chicago and Philadelphia who worked at least one day between 1950 and 2009.A link to contact information for state representative Frye is here.
Florida breaks the state record for most new cases with 10,109, breaking the previous record of 9,585 in one day (Saturday.) The deaths also climbed up by 67 in one day, according to the Florida Department of Health announced Thursday.The total number of cases in the state is 169, 106. In one week, Florida’s cases have risen by 57,382 for an increase of 51.4 percent.South Florida is a hotspot for coronavirus cases.In Palm Beach County, new cases were 423 compared with 297 Wednesday and the record 658 Friday for a total of 14,859, including residents and nonresidents. Miami-Dade’s cases increased 2,304 and Broward 579. In the Treasure Coast area, the rise was 64 in St. Lucie, 38 in Martin, 33 in Indian River and 7 in Okeechobee.Florida’s cases reported Wednesday were third in the nation behind California with 9,740 and Texas with 8,076.VP Mike Pence and Gov. Ron DeSantis are scheduled to discuss coronavirus in Florida Thursday at 3 PM.
Share Stating its intent on becoming the lead OTT (Over-the-Top) platform for the Spanish sports broadcasting market, the leadership of DAZN is reported to be seeking a content collaboration with telecoms giant Telefonica. Well backed DAZN, an enterprise seeking to establish itself globally as the ‘Netflix of sports’, is set to launch its Spanish OTT proposition next month, with Spain becoming the eighth DAZN streaming territory (Canada, US, Japan, Euro DACH and Italy).Confirming its planned entry into the Spanish sports market last November, DAZN governance revealed that it had secured the exclusive live media rights to broadcast English Premier League, MotoGP and EuroBasket content for Spanish audiences.On Monday, Spanish news source El Pais reported that DAZN leadership had held discussions with Telefonica seeking to co-broadcast its Movistar ‘La Liga Partidazo’ and Champions League match content for the remainder of the 2019/2020 European football season.As the nation’s leading mobile and telecoms carrier (+78% of market share), Telefonica is obliged by CNMC Espana competition watchdog to review any offer put forward by DAZN as the market’s new incumbent, seeking to deliver a new technology vertical to Spanish consumers.Telefonica has yet to confirm whether DAZN leadership followed through with an OTT offer, however, El Pais details that bid values will be disclosed by CNMC to ensure market clarity.Further to its news report, El Pais details that the Spanish sports broadcasting market may prove to be DAZN’s hardest European proposition to date.Dealing with a unique sports audience, the Spanish newspaper points to competitor BEIN sports market struggles in establishing its dedicated Champions League channel which was launched in 2016.Furthermore, in 2018 Spanish OTT audiences were left burnt by new platform OpenSport, which could not fulfil payment of its football contract with Telefonica for Champions League and La Liga content, forcing the telecoms firm to cancel its contract. Submit StumbleUpon Related Articles Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Share Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020
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17 Jun 2020 UPDATE: Switch of date and venue for Senior Men’s Amateur Stroke Play England Golf can today announce a switch in both date and venue for this year’s English Senior Men’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship.This prestigious 54-hole event will now take place at Woodhall Spa GC between 6-8 August.The championship has moved from its original date of 11-13 August at Frilford Heath GC to the home of England Golf.The championship will be staged over both courses at Woodhall Spa, players competing on the Hotchkin (pictured above) on days one and three and on day two over the Bracken.Competitors already registered for the Senior Men’s Stroke Play will be contacted directly about the change in arrangements and given the chance to either re-confirm their place or be refunded their entry fee.Frilford Heath will remain as the host for the English Senior Women’s Amateur Strokeplay Championship between 11-13 August.The women’s 54-hole event will be played on the Green Course at the renowned Oxfordshire venue.Both competitions remain open for entries with a closing date of 22 July (men) and 29 July (women).Entries can be made online via the competition pages on the England Golf website.England Golf is operating a revised championship schedule for 2020 in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and future events may be subject to change according to any updated government advice and guidelines. Tags: English Senior Men’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, English Senior Women’s Amateur Stroke Play Championship, Frilford Heath, Woodhall Spa
GIVING BACK—Former NFL star and Detroit Public Schools alumnus Jerome Bettis, alongside DPS Superintendent of Academics Karen Ridgeway, announces a partnership to support a brand new parent engagement initiative on behalf of his “The Bus Stops Here Foundation,” June 14, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) DETROIT (AP) — Former NFL star Jerome Bettis visited a new, $21.8 million Detroit school and announced he’s giving $15,000 to support parent engagement efforts. The Detroit native stopped June 14 at the Mackenzie pre-kindergarten to 8th grade school. The building opens in the fall and was constructed on the campus of the old Mackenzie High School where Bettis starred. The new Mackenzie is one of three schools completed in time for the 2012-13 school year. Construction is part of a $500.5 million capital improvement program.Bettis played running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1996-2005.His “The Bus Stops Here Foundation” and the district will support training for five parents from 89 schools (445 parents), to become certified members of their school’s new Parent Advisory Councils on Student Achievement, or PAC-SA, with the end goal of improving student achievement.Bettis was greeted by a bus load of parents from Barton and Parker Schools before taking a tour of the new school. Barton and Parker students will feed into the new Mackenzie when it opens this fall.The foundation was started in 1996 to help disadvantaged and underprivileged children.