Wood scores Hammerfest LNG development gig

first_imgUK-based services provider Wood said it has provided technical support for Equinor’s LNG facility at Melkøya Island, Norway, as part of a new contract secured under an existing master services agreement.Hammerfest liquefaction plant and uses gas from the Snøhvit development in the Barents Sea to produce 4.3 million tonnes per annum of LNG.As part of the scope of work, Wood’s process technology & consulting team carried out a study phase assessment of onshore compression, additional LNG processing capacity and electrification of the facility.The study looked at the use of modular applications in brownfield environments to ensure a balance between safety, layout, construction and process constraints, the company said in a statement.Earlier this year, Equinor and its partners and its partners sanctioned a 5 billion Norwegian Krones ($643 million) investment in the development of the Snøhvit field in the Barents Sea, to feed the facility and maintain plateau production until 2023.The development of Askeladd, which will supply 21 billion cubic meters of gas and two million cubic meters of condensate to Hammerfest LNG, is the part two of the multi-phased Snøhvit development, Equinor said in an earlier statement.last_img read more

Droste delivers memorable win at Independence Motor Speedway

first_imgINDEPENDENCE, Iowa (June 13) – It was a storybook night for Budweiser IMCA Late Model driver Tyler Droste at Independence Motor Speedway.Not only did Droste celebrate his 19th birthday in victory lane, but he did it with Late Model legends Gary Crawford, Ed Sanger and Curt Hansen on-hand to present the trophy in victory lane.The three former drivers, who competed against Droste’s grandfather Red in the 1960s and 1970s, were in attendance to honor the memory of the speedway’s first promoter, Vern Weber, who passed away last winter.Jerry King took the lead at the drop of the green and was pestered by Luke Pestka while Droste worked through the pack from a fifth row start.Droste made his way into the top five on the 11th of 25 laps and powered into second before caution slowed action on the 20th circuit.Droste made his way beneath King to steal the lead two laps later en route to his first Late Model win in Independence. King ran second ahead of Rick Wendling.J. D. Auringer came from the same starting spot outside of row five in the 20-lapper for the Performance Bodies IMCA Modifieds.Auringer ran the top groove around traffic while Mike Burbridge built a sizable lead from his pole position start.Auringer made his way into second in just five laps and quickly cut into Burbridge’s lead. Auringer made his way into the lead at the 12 lap mark on his way to his second straight win. Ronn Lauritzen earned runner-up honors ahead of Burbridge.Brett Vanous picked up the first win of his career in the Big Daddy Chassis IMCA Hobby Stock division.Vanous was running second when leader Adam Speicher drifted off the top of the front stretch with six laps to go in that 15-lapper.Vanous maintained the point for the remainder of the event to score the milestone win ahead of Speicher and Benji Irvine.Jason Hocken led the entire 15-lap distance to earn his first win of the year in the Burco Sales IMCA Stock Car division. Hocken took the checkers ahead of Cole Mather and Jarod Weepie.Lucas Lundry also led the entirety of the 15-lap Tenacity Graphics IMCA Northern SportMod feature to score his first win of the season. Lundry beat Tony Olson and Kevin Hurst to the checkers.last_img read more

Brian Ortega on his relationship with Halle Berry, what he learned from Max Holloway fight

first_imgWhile Ortega lets the situation with Holloway play out, he has an idea in mind on what he would like to do in the interim.”I have no idea,” Ortega said on what Holloway taking on Poirier means for the featherweight division. “We have to see if he’s willing to come back down and if he does, what is the timeline of him coming back. There are so many questions. It all depends if he comes back down to the division. If he does come back to featherweight then the division really won’t be held up. He’s the guy who has the belt. I feel that’s more of the UFC’s job to figure out what to do in either scenario.”I would like to fight Jose Aldo. I would like to fight him at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. I would love to fight Aldo because if you look at the rankings, we are right next to each other. The rest of the people that are there are people we have beaten already. I feel that we share something in common: We have both lost to Max and are both warriors.” Brian Ortega’s 2018 didn’t end the way he wanted it to when he suffered a fourth-round TKO loss to featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 231 in December.During the fight, Ortega suffered a broken nose and a broken hand. The nose is fully healed, but the hand won’t be 100 percent for another six weeks. However, not all is lost for the 28-year-old.  MORE: Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe way Ortega ate hard shot after hard shot and trying to deliver the same type of punishment to Holloway earned “T-City” a new legion of fans including Hollywood actress and superstar Halle Berry, who mentioned last week on Twitter that Ortega was her #ManCrushMonday and would be helping her train in an upcoming movie.”We saw each other at UFC 232 and we took a picture together,” Ortega told Sporting News on how the communication started with Berry. “Then we started talking a little bit and start to establish a friendship and that connection. After we became followers of each other on Instagram, we kept in touch. A little while after that, she reached out saying she found out more about me and saw what I was all about and reached out to want to train with me for her movie. I told her ‘of course and it would be an honor to work with you and help you out for your movie.’ I told her it was an honor for her to say I was her #ManCrushMonday. That was a big victory.” All about this #ManCrushMonday, @BrianTcity – the #1 @UFC ranked featherweight 👊🏾! So grateful he said yes to training with me in preparation for #BruisedTheMovie, and cannot wait to share what we cook up together 🔥 pic.twitter.com/bPNTggc9SM— Halle Berry (@halleberry) February 25, 2019The good news kept pouring in for the 145-pound star, as it was also announced last week that Ortega would be featured in a commercial by Modelo, which is focused around their “Fighting Spirit” campaign starting on March 11. “Last year didn’t end the way I would have liked,” Ortega admits. “Some good did come out of it, as more people started to recognize what I have done in the UFC and that helped me get the 2019 campaign. Now, I can drink some beer and relax watching other fights (laughs).”The fight with Max showed what I was really about and why I’m with Modelo. I showed a ton of heart in the Octagon and showed who I really am. I think that’s what they saw in me in the fact that I will never give up, I will go through hell and back and my fighting spirit will never die. There’s nothing you can do to stop that.”A lot has happened in the featherweight since Ortega fought Holloway. Alexander Volkanovsksi has emerged as a new contender and will battle former kingpin Jose Aldo at UFC 237. Perhaps the biggest news in the division is that Holloway will be heading to lightweight and is set to challenge Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title at UFC 236 in April. Hearing the news surprised Ortega because he presumed Holloway would continue defending his title as a 145-pound fighters. The future of division is now cloudy at best. last_img read more