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Lap of Anglia, charity cycle ride 0

Lap of Anglia, charity cycle ride

Lap of Anglia, charity cycle ride You may already know that the Adrian Flux Lap of Anglia is slightly different from other cycling events, but if you re here to learn then click away!

400 miles of cycling around East Anglia has never been so rewarding for those taking part and for East Anglian Air Ambulance 1 ! The Adrian Flux Lap of Anglia is ideal for people who don t fancy the pressure of a long-distance cycle race, or aren t looking to shave fractions off of their best times, but still want to push themselves hard on a bike for a worthy cause. After three successful years we are proud to see that 2015 s Adrian Flux Lap of Anglia tipped the total raised for EAAA since 2013 to over 32,000.

The 2016 event will begin at 8am on 10th August 2016 in King s Lynn, returning there 400 miles later on the evening of 13th August having encircled the EAAA territory. Entry fee for 2016 is just 195 but for Early birds, or for those booking more than one space, the price is even lower! Help raise funds and awareness for East Anglian Air Ambulance and keep fit whilst you do. 2 3 4 advert Barnham Broom EDGE Fitness Club Related References ^ East Anglian Air Ambulance ( ^ ( ^ ( ^ (

Further expansion for Loddon Prison 0

Further expansion for Loddon Prison

22 November 13 Further expansion for Loddon Prison The Victorian state government has announced that another 84 beds will be added to the 152-bed expansion already underway at Loddon Prison in Castlemaine. Due to be completed in the middle of 2014, the new 236-bed annexe is the first stage of the overall $76 million upgrade and expansion underway at Loddon. The second stage is an upgrade to the prison s security system and is due for completion by September 2014.

The new facility will represent a new type of security classification restricted minimum sitting outside the existing prison walls, but with its own secure perimeter. Construction started earlier this year on the new secure annex outside the walls of the current prison, which adds to one of the largest prison expansion programs in state history. Major expansions are also underway at Hopkins Correctional Centre (formerly Ararat Prison), Marngoneet, the Metropolitan Remand Centre, Langi Kal Kal.

The contract to carry out the works was awarded to Woolacotts consulting engineers in January. More information 1 . This news item has been posted by Engineers Media, a wholly owned subsidiary of Engineers Australia.

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UK: Scira Offshore Chooses MaXcess for Sheringham Shoal 0

UK: Scira Offshore Chooses MaXcess for Sheringham Shoal

Scira Offshore Energy, operator of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, will utilise a new UK- designed vessel transfer system to provide its wind farm technicians with safe and reliable access to wind turbines in a range of weather conditions. The safe transfer of wind farm technicians from vessels to the turbines is a key challenge for the industry. This new transfer system, known as MaXcess and produced by Northumberland-based OSBIT Power Limited, has been chosen for Sheringham Shoal following extensive trials, including at Statoil s Hywind demonstration floating wind turbine in Norway.

MaXcess differs from existing vessel transfer systems in that it has been engineered to restrain bow motions vertically and horizontally while allowing the vessel to roll, pitch and yaw freely therefore extending the wave height limit of personnel transfers for a range of vessel types. MaXcess allows the vessel it is installed on to quickly clamp on to a turbine and operate at low power while technician and cargo transfers take place. Sheringham Shoal s Marine Operations Manager, Meindert Jan van der Velde , says the system has undergone a thorough and methodical development period, its design has been approved by Lloyds Register, and it is backed up by extensive safety documentation on all aspects of its design and operation.

Accessing turbines is the most hazardous operation undertaken during the construction and operation of a wind farm, so by working together with OSBIT Power, Siemens and Fred Olsen Windcarrier on the development of this transfer technology we have aimed to address this issue and improve the safety for our personnel, he said. It will also increase our efficiency as transfers will be able to take place in conditions of up to 2m significant wave height. By allowing the vessel heading to be adjusted by up to 40 degrees each side of the boat landing ladders, it can be aligned with prevailing wave and tidal conditions.

The system is lightweight at 1.5 tonnes and occupies a relatively small amount of deck space when installed on wind farm support vessels, such as the South Boats design used at Sheringham Shoal. Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm is nearing its final stage of construction with completion scheduled for late summer 2012. The project is owned equally by Statoil and Statkraft through joint venture company Scira with Statoil the project manager during construction.

Source: Scira, June 13, 2012; Image: OSBIT Power