DONG Energy: Hejre’s Support Structure Planted in North Sea

first_imgDONG Energy has reported that 292 kilometres north west of Esbjerg, the support structure for Hejre platform is now well planted in the North Sea.The first physical signs of a new platform in the North Sea are there. The 8.400-tonne steel structure, called a jacket, which is the support structure of the Hejre platform, arrived at its location in the Danish sector of the North Sea on 22 May, and the last steel pile for fastening the legs of the support structure were rammed into the subsoil on Friday 30 May. Now, drilling of the production wells will start.”Our people on the project and our suppliers have done a fantastic job in delivering and installing the jacket in the North Sea. Now, we enter a new project phase. where we will be drilling the production wells, installing the oil and gas pipelines and modify the Gorm E platform from which the oil will be transported to shore,” says Flemming Horn Nielsen, head of DONG Energy’s Danish oil and gas business.Launched in less than one minuteThe launch of the jacket from a barge into the North Sea took less than one minute. The ballast tanks of the barge were filled with water, making it tilt slightly, so that the giant steel construction slid into the sea. The fitted floating tanks and compartments in the construction kept it floating, before it was erected to a vertical position in a controlled process and lowered onto the seabed.Next year’s milestone is the installation of the topsides which is currently being built at a yard in South Korea.Press Release, June 03, 2014last_img read more


Banyak Pilihan Moda Transportasi, Mudahkan Melancong di Taiwan

first_imgTaiwan High Speed ​​Rail (Youtube) Setiap mengunjungi suatu negara, kota ataupun pulau yang paling dipermasalahkan adalah transportasinya baik untuk menuju ke sana ataupun selama berada di sana. Namun berbeda dengan Taiwan, yang memiliki banyak pulau dengan ibu kotanya di Taipei.Baca juga: Disneyland Resort Line Hong Kong, Kereta Khusus dengan Nuansa Mickey MouseKabarPenumpang.com merangkum dari berbagai laman sumber, Taiwan sendiri memiliki banyak moda transportasi yang bisa digunakan. Sehingga para pelancong yang berkunjung ke pulau Formosa ini tidak perlu takut saat menjelajahnya. Ya berikut ini ada beberapa moda transportasi darat yang bisa digunakan pelancong saat melakukan perjalanan di Taiwan selain menggunakan kendaraan sewaan atau taksi. 1. Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR)Sistem kereta cepat ini sendiri menghubungkan sepuluh provinsi yang ada di Taiwan yakni dari utara ke selatan. THSR sendri populer dengan sebutan bullet train atau kereta peluru yang melintas di jalur sepanjang 345 km dan terus bertambah. Layanan kereta yang beroperasi pada Januari 2007 ini jalurnya bermula dari Nangnang dan melalui stasiun lainnya yakni Taipei-Banqiao-Taoyuan-Hsinchu-Miaoli-Taichung-Changhua-Yunlin-Chiayi-Tainan dan berhenti di stasiun Zhuoying Kaohsiung. Bila melakukan perjalanan dari Taipen menuju Kaohsiung dengan THSR ini hanya memakan waktu 1 jam 45 menit dari waktu normal 3-4 jam.2. Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)Ketika pelancong berada di Taipei atau Kaohsiung, pilihan kereta lokal atau MRT adalah yang tepat. Pelancong bisa mendapatkan informasinya dengan mudah di stasiun, bandara atau toko 7-eleven. Tenang, bagi pelancong yang tidak bisa berbahasa Mandarin, mesin penjualan tiket, rambu dan peta juga tersedia dengan bahasa Inggris. Bila pelancong memilih untuk tinggal di Taipei sementara waktu bisa memiliki EasyCard untuk memudahkan dalam menggunakan angkutan umum yang bisa juga digunakan untuk bus dan taksi.3.Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA)TRA sendiri memiliki tiga jakur utama yakni West Line, East Line dan South Link Line. West Line sendiri menghubungkan Pingtung-Kaohsiung-Taichung-Taipei dan Keelung. Eastern Line berangkat dari Shulin via Taipei dan Hualien menuju Taitung. Sementara South-Link Line menghubungkan Kaohsiung dan Taitung. Untuk TRA sendiri ada pilihan tiket yang bisa di beli oleh pelancong. Jika menggunakan keret Tze Chiang maka pilihan otomatis pada kelas eksekutif, kemudian Chua Kuang, kelas yang dipilih adalah bisnis. Sedangkan jika memilih kelas ekonomi adalah menggunakan Local Train.Baca juga: Bus Tanpa Awak Segera Beroperasi di Taiwan4. BusSelain kereta, di Taiwan pelancong juga bisa menggunakan bus yang siap melayani antar kota dan provinsi serta bus dalam kota. Armada bus yang melayani jarak jauh melewati kota-kota besar seperti Taipei, Taichung dan Kaohsiung. Bepergian dari Taipei ke Taichung bisa menggunakan Dragon Bus, U-Bus atau bus yang lainnya. Sedangkan perjalanan dari Taichung menuju Kaohsiung dapat ditempuh dengan Taichung Bus.Ada pula pilihan lain pada bus yang akan digunakan pelancong seperti bus wisata yang bisa dipilih namun harus memesan sebelum keberangkatan karena terkait dengan tempat penjemputan, rute serta jadwal yang di sesuaikan. Taipei Double Decker Hop-on Hop-off bus, untuk mendapat layanan bus ini, pelancong harus memesan e-tiket sebelum bepergian menggunakan bus tingkat satu ini. Layanan shuttle transportasi wisata juga memiliki jangkauan rute lebih luas, dengan total sekitar 40 rute. Beberapa rute paling diminati yaitu Yehliu Geopark, Jiufen, Nanzhuang, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, dan Hengchun. Layanan ini berbasis eco-friendly, selain berwisata Anda pun dapat mendukung perlindungan alam. Jadwal dan tempat keberangkatan shuttle ini berbeda-beda sesuai paket dan rute yang diambil.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedKereta Ferry, Sensasi Naik Kereta di Tengah Laut21/03/2017In “Angkutan Ferry”Gegara Corona, Transportasi Umum di Israel Hanya Melayani Rute ke Kantor Pemerintahan19/03/2020In “Bus dalam kota”Operasikan 400.000 Unit, Populasi Bus Listrik Terbesar Masih di Cina15/10/2019In “Bus AKAP”last_img read more


Federer advances to final

first_imgWhen it comes to world No. 1 Roger Federer’s opponents at the AIG Japan Open, the bigger they are the harder they fall.Top seed Federer downed No. 14 seed Benjamin Becker 6-3, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday and will play Tim Henman in the final at Tokyo’s Ariake Colosseum on Sunday. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 On Friday, Federer was on the ropes against world No. 1,078 Takao Suzuki before scraping a 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-3) win and survived a scare against Serbian qualifier Viktor Troicki earlier in the tournament.But when Wesley Moodie came up against the Swiss star in the third round, the defending champion offered scant resistance against the nine-time Grand Slam winner.Ditto Becker.Federer pinpointed the differences between the two sets of players on who was able to break service first.“I thought (Troicki and Suzuki) took their chances early, although I still feel I was pretty much in control against them,” Federer said. “Against Moodie I clicked early on.”Federer clicked early again against Becker, who sounded the death knell on Andre Agassi’s career at the U.S. Open last month, and never looked in trouble after breaking the German world No. 92 to take a 2-1 lead in the first set and doing similarly in the second.“The big difference was I didn’t get a break behind early — I saved the one break point he had,” Federer said.The 25-year-old appeared content with his own two breaks and barely worked up a sweat as Becker won the rest of his own service games.Unfortunately, this was amid Federer’s array of powerful serves and seemingly laser-guided baseline winners that gave him the all-to-easy win dead on the hour mark.Tellingly, Federer didn’t double fault once — and neither did he against Suzuki.“I didn’t make any mistakes on my own serve, served well and took my chances,” said Federer, who is making his first appearance in Japan.No. 10 seed Henman beat No. 9 seed Hyung Taik Lee 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) later on Saturday and Federer would have been happy at the result.“I would like to play Henman as he’s a good friend of mine, even though it would be more difficult because of his experience,” Federer said.Meanwhile in the women’s singles, Aiko Nakamura advanced to the final by beating Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan 7-6 (7-3), 2-6, 6-4.Nakamura will play No. 1 seed Marion Bartoli in the final Sunday after the French player thrashed compatriot Camille Pin 6-0, 6-1.Nakamura, who is currently ranked 89th in the world, overcome a jittery start to take the first set and held her nerve even after world No. 132 Chan ran away with the second set.“I was trying to play my tennis but I was a little nervous at first,” Nakamura said later. center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more